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Province and Métis Nation BC renew commitment on Louis Riel Day

The province and Métis Nation BC have renewed a commitment to work together. The announcement came on the heels of the province proclaiming November 16th as Louis Riel day. The commitment was established in 2006. It was made to help improve health, housing, education, and economic opportunities. It also comes after earlier this year the Supreme Court of Canada ruled ... Read More »

MP Nathan Cullen recognized as one of Maclean’s Parliamentarians of the Year

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen has been recognized as one of Maclean’s Parliamentarians of the Year. Cullen is praised as best orator of 2016, for his ability to speak freely, mostly without notes, in the House of Commons. Cullen says he’s truly humbled with the honour. This is the second time Cullen has been honoured at the awards. Before, he ... Read More »

BC Liberals and NDP announce candidates for Stikine riding

The Liberal and the NDP have announced their candidates for the Stikine riding. Incumbent Doug Donaldson will once again represent the New Democrats. The Liberal candidate is Wanda Good. Good is a Gitanyow Deputy Chief Councillor. She says after working in collaboration with the province, municipalities, and First Nations, she is ready to step up and be a strong voice ... Read More »

Online campaign takes aims at Indigenous youth suicide

An Indigenous brother and sister duo have started a national campaign to help Indigenous youth struggling with mental health. We Matter Campaign co-founder Kelvin Redvers felt it was important to start the campaign because of high suicide rates among Indigenous youth. Redvers says the campaign consists of videos of people across the country telling their stories and sending positive messages ... Read More »

Heiltsuk Nation relieved tug is now out of waters

The Heiltsuk Nation is relieved that the tug is now out of the waters west of Bella Bella. The Heiltsuk Nation’s Jess Housty says while the tug is now on a salvage barge, there is still a lot of work to be done. Housty says one lesson they’ve learned is that the area is not prepared to handle these kind ... Read More »

Man facing charges following standoff in Thornhill

A man is facing numerous charges following a stand off over the weekend in Thornhill. Police say they were called around 4 a.m. Saturday morning with reports that a woman escaped from a man who was holding her against her will at a motel in Thornhill. The man fled the scene before police arrived. They then found him a few ... Read More »

Kermode Friendship Society starts driving school for people who need extra help

The Kermode Friendship Society will soon offer driving lessons. Executive Director Cal Albright says students in the program will have one teacher work with them one-on-one. Albright says people will use a pickup truck instead of a car. They believe this will make drivers more prepared for the road. He says students in the program can get their licence up ... Read More »

Tug lifted from waters west of Bella Bella

The tug has been lifted from the waters just west of Bella Bella. Heiltsuk Nation says water is now being drained from the tug before it is lifted on the barge and then taken away. Chief Councillor Maryilyn Slett says everyone is relieved that they could finally reach this step. It’s been over one month since the tug and empty ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP say 18 firearms handed in during Gun Amnesty Month

Terrace RCMP say 18 firearms were handed in during the October Gun Amnesty Month. Constable Angela Rabut says this year’s total is on the higher side compared to other years. She says it’s an important event to ensure unwanted firearms are taken off the street. Rabut says a modified shot gun handed in got the attention of officers. Meanwhile in the ... Read More »

MLA Melanie Mark visiting Northern BC

New Democrat MLA Melanie Mark is visiting Northern BC with Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson to learn about issues around the area. Mark is the Opposition Spokesperson for Children and Family Development and says one issue is ensuring areas can have more control of how the money is spent for child welfare. She says the Wet’suwet’en are a good example because ... Read More »

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