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Kitimat moving forward with studying future of Minette Bay

Kitimat council has approved the expenditure of $16,000 for phase two of their study on what to do with Minette Bay. Mayor Phil Germuth says the city was able to combine two lots into one and create a recreation area with direct sea access. Phase one of the study saw extensive community consultations to find out to what how residents ... Read More »

Provincial campaign continues with the election five days away

Liberal Leader Christy Clark brushed off comments from Alberta Premier Rachel Notley that B.C. lacks the legal authority to ban thermal coal shipments through its ports. “I appreciate their view. I would say, though, that Albertans are less familiar with our legislation than I am and we’ve been working on this for several months,” she said. NDP Leader John Horgan ... Read More »

Information session to be held on Metlakatla’s senior housing project

Metlakatla is looking for the public’s feedback on their proposed elders village in Prince Rupert. The village will be located at the former King Edward School property on 7th Avenue East. It will include 32 affordable apartments and 10 units of housing for seniors wanting to downsize. Metlakatla’s Shaun Thomas says it’s a chance to give their elders a quality place to ... Read More »

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council wants more consultation on sturgeon

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council says up to 6,000 Nechako white sturgeon will be destroyed by Ministry of Forests officials, rather than be released into the Nechako watershed. The tribal council says the decision to cull the fish, which are being reared as part of a white sturgeon recovery initiative, was made without consulting them. Tribal Chief Terry Teegee believes there ... Read More »

Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance still calling for action

Earlier today the Northwest B.C. Resource Benefits Alliance issued a press release lamenting that none of the leaders of the three main provincial political parties had committed to negotiating a benefits agreement with northwest municipalities. But not long after the RBA release, NDP leader John Horgan issued his own statement committing to start negotiations by September of this year if ... Read More »

Local hereditary chief taking part in campaign for change in upcoming provincial election

A local hereditary chief is taking part in a campaign that wants to see change in the upcoming election. The Anyone But Clark campaign was organized by the Union of B-C Indian Chiefs. John Risdale, Chief Na’Moks, of the Wet’suwet’en believes First Nations issues have been ignored for the last 16 years. He says regardless of who residents are voting ... Read More »

Sinkhole discovered in Kitimat

A sinkhole was discovered yesterday afternoon in Kitimat. The large sinkhole is on Forrest Avenue about 4.5 km down the road. It has been barricaded and marked, but it still can be hard to see for drivers on the road. The District of Kitimat informed the Ministry of Forests, Lakes, Natural Resources Operations about the sinkhole. The ministry has told ... Read More »

2016 census shows Terrace has a young population

The latest figures from the 2016 census show almost one-in-five British Columbians is older than 65 — part of a national trend that saw the number of seniors grow at the fastest rate on record. Statistics Canada says that puts the province near the top of those with aging populations — while BC also has the lowest proportion of children ... Read More »

Wildsafe BC reports few conflicts between bears and human so far this year

The provincial coordinator for Wildsafe BC says there have been few conflicts between humans and bears so far this spring. Frank Ritcey credits rainy weather for the improvement, saying all the moisture means there is lots of green grass in the hills and bears are munching on that after coming out of hibernation, rather than rummaging through garbage cans. But ... Read More »

Tsleil-Waututh Nation starts social media campaign to battle Kinder Morgan expansion

A Vancouver-area First Nation is turning to the power of social media to battle the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. The Tsleil-Waututh Nation has set up a billboard near downtown Vancouver and hopes opponents of the pipeline expansion will use it as a backdrop. The billboard proclaims “I’m Another Voter Against the Pipeline,” and the First Nation ... Read More »