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Metlakatla First Nation exploring way to preserve their culture and heritage

The Metlakatla First Nation is developing ways to pass down their culture and heritage. The Culture and Heritage Program will look at ways to ensure language, artifacts and culturally significant areas are preserved. Metlakatla’s Shaun Thomas says the disappearance of artifacts was a reason they wanted to start this program. Metlakatla recently held a forum with members to get their ... Read More »

Two arrested following an armed robbery in Vanderhoof

Two women have been arrested following an armed robbery in Vanderhoof. RCMP say the call came in Monday of an alarm at a convenience store on Burrard Avenue. Police believe that the women walked in the store, took out a weapon and demanded money. The suspects ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses were able to give information to police ... Read More »

Advisory issued for motorists using side roads

Road crews are urging drivers to use extreme caution if the commute involves side roads throughout the area. Nechako Northcoast Construction and Billabong Road and Bridge Maintenance says that the rain falling on the snow packed roads is making them very icy. The areas include Terrace, Kititmat, Kitwanga, Smithers, Moricetown and through the Nass Valley. The companies note they continue ... Read More »

Icy roads lead to crashes north of Quesnel

Dangerous road conditions are to blame for two crashes north of Quesnel. RCMP say they happened this morning on Highway 97 near Olsen Road. Mounties say a northbound sedan lost control on the icy roadway and struck a southbound pickup truck. Three people were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The second crash happened when two tractor trailers went ... Read More »

Tahltan Central Government reinstates president

Chad Day has been reinstated as President of the Tahltan Central Government. Day was removed from the position in December after allegations of wrong doing. An investigation by a third party was launched under the Tahltan Governance Policy and found the allegations of professional misconduct were unfounded and false. Tahltan’s Executive Director, Calvin Carlick, says he’s pleased that the investigation is ... Read More »

Freezing rain warning in place for portions of Bulkley Valley and The Lakes

A freezing rain warning has been issued for northwest portions of the Bulkley Valley and the Lakes. The warning includes Smithers and says freezing rain is expected to continue into the afternoon before the system moves further east. They warning residents to use extreme caution on roads and sidewalks and on untreated surfaces. Update: The warning has ended as of ... Read More »

Terrace and local gas stations start program aimed to reduce climate change

Terrace has started a program with gas stations aiming to reduce climate change. Smart Fueling is an education initiative where labels are added to gas pumps, nozzles and store windows, sharing ways to reduce emissions. The idea was presented to council in 2015 where they approved that it would be no cost for the gas stations. Mayor Carol Leclerc says it’s ... Read More »

Numerous people arrested in Prince George drug bust

Eight people have been arrested in Prince George following a drug bust. Prince George RCMP say it started when two men were stopped in a vehicle on Friday night. Mounties say the two were arrested after cocaine was found the vehicle. It then lead police to search a home early Saturday in the 300 block of Moffat Street. Police seized ... Read More »

More highway cameras installed

More cameras have been installed across the provincial highways. The province says they were installed late last year. It provides commuters a way to see what’s happening on their route in real time. Some new camera locations include Dragon Lake in Quesnel on Highway 97, Highway 16 through Burns Lakes and Highway 16 at Wiggins Road on Haida Gwaii. Some ... Read More »

Weather warnings issued for the Cariboo and Central Coast

A number of weather warnings are in place for the listening area. Environment Canada says Northern Cariboo, including Quesnel,  are under a snowfall warning. It’s expected 10-15 cm of snow will fall on the area throughout the day. There’s also a risk of freezing rain with the temperatures hovering around zero. The snow is expected to change over to rain later ... Read More »