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MP Nathan Cullen wants your help making annual riding calendar

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen and his team is looking for your help making the annual riding calendar. The team is looking for images that show the beauty of Northwest BC and hope to get more winter photos. The photos are preferred to be horizontal and must be sent as a .JPEG or .TIFF file. Submissions must be in by ... Read More »

Northern Health distributes $1.59 million across the north for HIV/HCV initiatives

Northern Health is distributing $1.59-million across the north to support community based HIV/HCV initiatives. The funding will offer better access to a number of towns and First Nations communities. Northern Health’s Ciro Panessa says having the resources in the community will help break the stigma. He says no one should be ashamed to come forward to be treated or tested. ... Read More »

Mayor of Burns Lake resigns

The youngest mayor ever to be elected in British Columbia has resigned. Luke Trimbold handed in his resignation yesterday. Chief Administrative Officer Sheryl Worthing says Council will be discussing this September 21st. One of the Councillors will also be appointed as the acting mayor during the meeting. Worthing says Burns Lake is familiar with by-elections. Although, one for the mayor ... Read More »

Documentary on sustainable energy being screened across the northwest

A documentary exploring sustainable energy is being screened across the northwest. David Lavallee is the director of the film and feels it should resonate with locals because LNG development is a major issue in the region. While some point to the fossil fuels industry as economic drivers, he believes renewable energy from solar and wind are more economically beneficial. ‘To ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP make arrests following multiple break and enters

Prince George RCMP have arrested two people in a string of break and enters. The crimes string back to the September 4th. One break and enter saw a homeowner finding an SUV backed into his garage and his belongings being loaded in. The suspects fled in the vehicle narrowly missing the owner’s vehicle. A number of other homes and businesses ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP investigating robbery

Williams Lake RCMP are investigating an evening robbery at the Red Dog Liquor store. Police received a report of a robbery on Saturday. They say the suspect entered the store with a firearm, demanded money from the till and then ran out of the store. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no customers in ... Read More »

Man in custody following stabbing in Williams Lake

One man is in custody after a stabbing in Williams Lake. Police say they were called to a residence Tuesday night. They located a 42-year-old man who appeared to have been stabbed multiple times. Police determined the victim had been involved in an altercation with another male at the residence before the stabbing. The victim was taken to a local ... Read More »

Water rafter found dead in Chilcotin River near Alexis Creek

One rafter is dead following an incident on the Chilcotin River. RCMP were called to the Bull Canyon recreation site after being notified of two overdue rafters Wednesday. They failed to return from a trip on the Chilcotin River. Both men were expected to arrive at 3pm but failed to return. The Williams Lake RCMP were notified around 10pm Wednesday ... Read More »

Construction complete on sections of Highway 16 and 37A

Work is now complete on resurfacing projects on Highway 16 and Highway 37A. Thirty-five kilometers of Highway 16 between Broman Lake and Burns Lake were resurfaced as well as six kilometers of Highway 37A through Stewart, both using the environmentally friendly, hot-in-place recycling method. The $7.7-million project came from the 10-year plan for the improvement of the province’s transportation network. Read More »

Metlakatla First Nations students getting transportation to school

Metlakatla First Nations students will now have a way to get to school. Transportation from the First Nations community was cut earlier this year due to budget restraints at the Prince Rupert School District. Superintendent Sandra Jones says funding from the ministry and partners coming together made this happen. Jones says that it can be difficult finding the funds to ... Read More »