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Province continues to finalize pipeline benefit agreements with First Nations across the north

The British Columbia government says it has completed benefit agreements with 90% of the eligible First Nations along four proposed natural gas pipeline routes across northern B.C. The Ministry of Aboriginal Relations says 64 natural gas pipeline benefits contracts have been signed with 29 First Nations and that most include financial payments worth over $1 million. Most of the agreements ... Read More »

Recommendations made in inquest to police shooting of Hazelton man

A coroner’s jury has made eight recommendations in the wake of the shooting death of a 23-year-old Hazelton man in Surrey more than two years ago. Among the recommendations is a call for transit police to start a program similar to the RCMP’s Car 67 initiative in Surrey, which sees a mental health nurse working with Mounties responding to calls ... Read More »

Kitimat changes garbage can limits

Kitimat is changing how big of a garbage can residents can put out. The district says a 122 L container will be the new maximum, compared to the current limit of a 100 L can. Officials say the container can not be any larger than 122 L and should weigh less than 75 lbs. with no hinged lids and must be free standing. Read More »

Prince Rupert gets funding for second phase of Woodworth dam replacement

Prince Rupert has been given funding by the upper levels of government for phase 2 of replacing Woodworth Dam. Mayor Lee Brain says the dam is over 100-years-old and he’s glad to see the projects are moving forward. He says the federal and provincial involvement is extremely important to ensuring the project gets done. The first phase of the project ... Read More »

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen reacts to federal budget

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says there’s isn’t all that much in this year’s $300-billion Federal budget. Cullen says the really ignores issues First Nation communities want addressed such as child health care, with a case of how much money the government owes in court. Cullen says the infrastructure support for smaller communities is really lacking and didn’t give much ... Read More »

Upgrades to Highway 16 through Houston to begin soon

Upgrades are expected to begin on Highway 16 through Houston soon. The $300,000 project will see an extension of the sidewalk along the southside of the highway into downtown. They also say intersection improvements will be made at Tweedie Avenue. The work is expected to be completed this summer. Read More »

Power outage happening in Iskut area Thursday

A power outage will be impacting customers in Iskut Thursday afternoon. BC Hydro says equipment at the Bob Quinn substation has an alarm going off that requires immediate attention. The outage is expected to last from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. They say a diesel generator will be operating to try and help as many customers as possible. Rural customers north ... Read More »

Terrace students and chaperones safe following attacks in London, England

Students and chaperones from Caledonia Secondary School who are in London, England for a field trip are safe following the attacks on the Parliament grounds. Coast Mountains Superintendent Katherine McIntosh says the company behind the tours will be keeping close contact with both families of the students and the school board. Any updates or changes to the itinerary will be given ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP swear in reserve constables

Three people have been sworn in as reserve constables for the RCMP. The swearing in happened in Williams Lake where Constable Rick Meaver, Corporal Gordon Rutherford and Staff Sergeant John Dryder will john the force in different capacities. The RCMP will be using them to help fill-in during transfers, leaves, training, and other projects. They officers will also offer insights ... Read More »

Inquest into police shooting of a Hazelton man continues

Family members of a Hazelton man fatally shot by transit police in Surrey were visibly emotional as a coroner’s inquest heard testimony today from the officer who pulled the trigger. Constable Pamela McKinnon said 23-year-old Naverone Woods was bleeding profusely from his abdomen while he jogged on the spot with a knife in each hand during the December 2014 altercation. McKinnon ... Read More »