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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 »

Kitimat RCMP investigating possible shots fired

Kitimat RCMP are investigating a report of a shot fired. Police say it happened around 11:00pm Monday in the Cablecar area. They spoke to multiple residents in the area and still didn’t find the source of the noise. While the RCMP searched the area, they heard more shots fired over the course of the hour. They continued to patrol the ... Read More »

Intoxicated woman struck by train in Prince George

Prince George RCMP continue to investigate an incident at the CN rail yard. It happened Monday evening when they received a report of a person that had been struck by a train near 1st Avenue and Dominion Street. Emergency crews attended the scene and located the female under the train. She was removed and taken to hospital for treatment of ... Read More »

BC Wildfire Service to conduct controlled burns

BC Wildfire Service say a number of controlled burns will take place over the next month. The fires are expected to take place in the Mount Horetzky, Rosswood and Nadina areas. Smoke may be visible in nearby communities.Crews say the fires will be lit if the weather, site conditions and venting conditions are suitable. BC Wildfire Service firefighters and ignition ... Read More »

Terrace Council renewing bylaw to invest in the downtown

Terrace City Council is renewing a bylaw that helps to put money back into the downtown core. Those funds are from a levy that is managed by the Terrace Downtown Improvement Area Society which is comprised of local businesses. Mayor Carol Leclerc says this bylaw goes towards improving the downtown area. She says a vibrant downtown helps the whole city ... Read More »

Pickup truck hits cyclist in Smithers

Smithers RCMP are investigating a collision between a vehicle and cyclist. A Smithers driver turned westbound on to 8th Avenue from Main Street in her pickup truck. The driver failed to see the cyclist and struck the bicycle/rider on the front right passenger side at low speed. The cyclist has a broken lower left leg. There was superficial damage to ... Read More »

Premier Clark announces Haisla Chief Councillor Ellis Ross as Skeena Liberal Candidate

  Haisla Chief Councillor Ellis Ross is now the Skeena Liberal Candidate for the Spring Provincial Election. Premier Christy Clark made the announcement saying that this area needs strong representatives from the region in Victoria. Ross says he’s honoured to be a candidate in the upcoming election He believes that this government will continue to work with First Nations Communities. ... Read More »

City of Quesnel giving its employees a living wage

The City of Quesnel is giving a living wage to its employees. City employees and contractors who do work for Quesnel will now be payed at least $16.53 an hour. Mayor Bob Simpson says it makes the lives of families much easier. He hopes the other employers in the city will follow suit. Mayor Simpson say employers are becoming more ... Read More »