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Six illicit drug overdose deaths recorded across the north in the month of March

Nearly four people died every day last month from an illicit drug overdose in the province. Data from the BC Coroners Service says 120 people died in March, the third-highest death toll for a single month on record in the province. In the north, six people overdosed in March, bringing the total to 12 for 2017. Almost 83% of the ... Read More »

Candidates discuss numerous issues at Skeena all candidates forum

Candidates from the Skeena riding gathered at the R.E.M. Lee Threatre in Terrace on Tuesday for an all candidates forum. The forum included a late addition, Merv Ritchie, who’s the leader of the The Land Air Water Party of British Columbia. Ritchie told the crowd it’s time to stop choosing either NDP or Liberals in every election. He says it’s time ... Read More »

Provincial election campaign marks one week since the writ was dropped

Christy Clark travelled to northern B.C. today to highlight her Liberal party’s support for the Site C hydroelectric dam as a job creator that will keep the province supplied with clean energy. Clark visited a concrete company in Fort St. John that is working on construction of the dam and said more than 275 businesses from B.C. are involved in ... Read More »

Controlled burns happening near Hazelton and Kitwanga Wednesday

BC Wildfire Service says controlled burns will take place near Hazelton and Kitwanga Wednesday. Officials say one of the fires will cover two hectares at the 41-kilometre mark on the Kispiox Valley Road. The other will cover four hectares in the Red Hills area, on the north side of François Lake. The province says the fires will help the ecosystems ... Read More »

Terrace exploring the idea of flying Kitselas, Kitsumkalum and the city’s flag together

The City of Terrace is looking to start up a committee to explore idea of flying their flag along with Kitselas and Kitsumkalum’s. Mayor Carol Leclerc believes flying the three flags together is the right thing to do. Kitselas chief councillor Joe Bevan says the flags flying together would show off the positive relationship the communities have together. A committee with members ... Read More »

Early morning crash east of Terrace claims a life

A man has died in a crash east of Terrace. RCMP say they got the call around 2:11 a.m. Tuesday that a semi was in the ditch on Highway 16 near Gooden Road. The driver of the semi was ejected from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene. Corporal Madonna Saunderson says their investigation continues. Anyone with information is ... Read More »

Cause of Northcoast Anglers fire still unclear

Investigators say the cause of the fire at Northcoast Anglers last week is still unclear. Terrace Fire Department chief John Klie says investigators spent Thursday and Friday combing the area and couldn’t find any decisive answers. He says the building that burnt last Thursday morning was heavily damaged, which blocked crews from going too far in the building. He says items ... Read More »

RCMP catch impaired drivers in Kitimat

RCMP say a number of impaired drivers were taken off the roads in Kitimat over the long-weekend. Police say they conducted a number of roadblocks and patrols which resulted in two drivers immediately losing their license and one driver getting a one day suspension. Mounties are urging everyone to ensure they have a safe way home if they plan to drink. ... Read More »

Liberals introduce long-awaited bills to legalize marijuana by July 2018

The federal Liberal government has finally launched its long-awaited effort to legalize recreational marijuana, setting in motion a host of sweeping policy changes for public safety and health across Canada. The suite of bills, which would establish 18 as the minimum legal age to buy pot, was introduced in the House of Commons by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Public Safety ... Read More »

Provincial election campaign continues as Christy Clark visits the northwest

The BC New Democrats released their platform today promising over $700-million in new spending while maintaining a surplus for the 2017-2018 budget. Party leader John Horgan says, if elected, his government would be able to finance campaign commitments by reversing the Liberal’s tax credit to the highest income earners, hiking the corporate tax rate and putting a price on housing ... Read More »

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