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Supreme Court rules Ottawa doesn’t have a duty to consult Indigenous groups when drafting legislation

Canada’s highest court says federal ministers do not have a duty to consult Indigenous groups when drafting legislation. The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision Thursday involves an Alberta First Nation,  the Mikisew Crew, which argued that the former Conservative government should have consulted them on laws that would affect their treaty rights. In 2012, the government introduced two omnibus bills proposing ... Read More »

Tahltan Chief urges other communities to prepare before disaster hits

The chief of a northwestern BC First Nation devastated by wildfires this summer is urging other communities to do as much as they can to prepare themselves before disaster strikes. Rick McLean of the Tahltan Band says fire is becoming the new norm as the climate changes, and it’s important that communities give members firefighting training, as well as clean ... Read More »

Smithers residents, Witsuwit’en come together on the Walk to Witset

Residents walked 32 kilometers from Smithers to Witset Saturday in celebration of a the shared history of their communities. The Walk to Witset was part of a broader release of a new book, Shared Histories, which highlights the early relationship between Smithers settlers and the Witsuwit’en Nation. Author Tyler McCreary has spent the last 3 years performing more than 50 interviews ... Read More »

First Nations say fragmented system hampering wildfire communication

Some First Nations say a fragmented system that makes the province responsible for regional districts but gives the federal government authority for reserves is hindering them in the BC wildfire fight. Miranda Louie of the Nadleh Whut’en near Fraser Lake says the regional district has been communicating with the First Nation by phone to let them know when it issues ... Read More »

RCMP defuse Prince Rupert standoff

RCMP say a ten-plus hour standoff with a man in Prince Rupert came to a peaceful conclusion Wednesday afternoon. The incident began at 2:30 that morning when Mounties were called to an assault with a weapon at a home in the 200 block of 5th Ave West. Officers found a 54 year-old man with a gash to his head who ... Read More »

Terrace Athlete Receives Leadership Bursary

A Terrace athlete was one of 16 BC youth recently recognized for leadership. Archer Taylor Halvorsen received a Coast Capital Savings Leadership Bursary at the closing ceremony of this year’s BC Winter Games. The award is based on leadership contributions to schools, community, or sport associations. Award recipients performed a range of activities, including coaching, fundraising, and working with food ... Read More »

River Kings On Top

The CIHL Playoffs have come to a close. The Terrace River Kings are the CIHL Champions, after sweeping the Williams Lake Stampeders Saturday. The start wasn’t the best for the River Kings, they were down 2-0 in the first. Terrace did tie the game 2-2 later in the period.   Williams Lake’s Kaleb Boyle scored the only goal in the ... Read More »

CIHL Playoffs

The Terrace River Kings can win the CIHL championship this weekend.  The River Kings are hosting the William Lake Stampeders Saturday in game two of the final series. Both teams swept their opponents in the first round. The River Kings defeated the Quesnel Kangaroos 4-2 in the first game, and 6-2 in the second game to move on. The Stampeders ... Read More »

McKay Street Park Playground Project Donation

The McKay Street Park Playground project received a substantial cheque Wednesday as CityWest donated $10,000 to the project. CityWest threw its hat in the ring after seeing a Facebook post from Transition Prince Rupert. Transition Prince Rupert eventually wants to see a cultural centre, skate park, basketball pavilion, dog park, nature play area, picnic grounds, and a public square for ... Read More »

Snow causing trouble for wildlife

While residents have likely been cursing the dump of winter weather, the heavy snowfall has also become an issue for wildlife near Terrace The Consveration Officer Service has asked the public to slow down after five sepaerate incidents with moose and vehicles within 24 hours. Sgt. Tracy Walbauer says the deep snow is causing the animals to make use of ... Read More »

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