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Driver suffers minor injuries in Friday crash outside of Prince Rupert

Icy roads are being blamed for a truck that spun out of control and ended up in the ditch near Prince Rupert last Friday morning. Police say the accident happened on Highway 16 near the McCarthy GM Dealership. The driver suffered minor injuries and only a small amount of diesel spilled from the vehicle. The highway had some alternating road ... Read More »

Police looking to piece together a fatal crash south of Dawson Creek

The public’s help is wanted in piecing together how a fatal crash happened south of Dawson Creek. RCMP say an officer was returning from a call around 10:00 a.m. Sunday when they found a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 2 south of Pouce Coupe. Mounties say the Jeep Grand Cherokee went down an embankment and only person in the ... Read More »

Fort St. John getting new elementary school

Construction has started on a new school in Fort St. John. The $26.6-million school will be named the Margart “Ma” Murray Community School. The majority of the funding comes from the province with the school district chipping in as well. One of the main components is a large gym that will also be used as a community space.The city is ... Read More »

Mature workers getting funding to update skills in Williams Lake

Ten mature workers are getting funding to upgrade their work force skills in Williams Lake. The $86,000 is coming from the provincial and federal governments to Horton Ventures Incorporated. The funding provides various employment support and activities to help them pursue new jobs in the community. The funding provides various employment support and activities to help participants pursue new jobs ... Read More »

Two people injured in crash near Kitimat River Bridge

Two people are in hospital following a crash near the Kitimat River Bridge. RCMP say it happened Friday just before 9:00 a.m. when a northbound vehicle was driving on Highway 37 and rolled off the road and into the ditch. The man and woman in the vehicle were transported to hospital and suffered minor injuries. Police believe icy conditions may ... Read More »

Rushbrook Trail getting restored

Rushbrook Trail is being restored thanks to a lease agreement between a volunteer group and Prince Rupert. The Kaien Island Trail Enhancement and Recreation Society says the trail is expected to be restored by the fall. President of the society, Sean Carlson, says the main purpose to restore the trail is to make it safe for users again. Project details ... Read More »

Independent commission says policing by RCMP can be improved in northern B.C.

An independent commission has issued 31 recommendations aimed at improving transparency and accountability of the RCMP in northern BC. The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission says shoddy record keeping by the force makes it impossible to tell whether many missing-persons cases were properly investigated. The commission adds it was “unable to substantiate” the belief of many Aboriginals in the region ... Read More »

Coastal First Nations signs onto a protection agreement for the Pacific coast

The Coastal First Nations is signing onto an agreement to improve the protection of the Pacific coast. The Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area agreement between the CFN, North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society, as well as the federal and provincial governments, is aimed to keep the ocean’s ecosystem healthy and allow the coastal communities to grow economically. The area ... Read More »

MP Nathan Cullen discusses latest census numbers

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says nothing major stands out to him in the latest census. Cullen says with some of the economic downturns in the northwest, it makes sense how some of the numbers played out. Cullen also believes a better system needs to be put in place to gather data in areas like Northwest BC. More data from ... Read More »

LNG agreements reached with Lax Kw’alaams Band and Metlakatla First Nation

Premier Christy Clark is touting two agreements reached with First Nations on a liquefied natural gas export plant as important milestones for the project’s future in British Columbia. The Pacific NorthWest LNG project has yet to be given the green light by Malaysian energy giant Petronas, but a company official witnessed the signing ceremony today at the legislature. Wan Badrul ... Read More »

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