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Prince Rupert streets to be repaved

Prince Rupert drivers and their cars are getting a reprieve. Paving on Highway 16 from McBride Street, down 2nd Avenue to the Ferry Terminal, as well as 3rd Avenue through downtown will start on Monday until the end of June. Veronika Stewart is with the city and says this is a major project. She adds it’s a long time coming ... Read More »

MP Nathan Cullen talks MMIWG Inquiry and marijuana legalization

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry, as well as marijuana legalization, were brought up during NDP MP Nathan Cullen’s media scrum this morning. Cullen says while he’s glad the inquiry is finally getting way, he adds Ottawa could be doing more to help families take part. On marijuana legalization, he says it’s hypocritical for the Trudeau government ... Read More »

Softwood tariffs already hitting local operations

The softwood lumber trade dispute with the U.S. was prominent in this morning’s media availability with Skeena riding MP Nathan Cullen. Cullen calls the tariffs that were imposed this week illegal and adds they will hit smaller operations particularly hard. He says the Trudeau government could have averted the tariffs, but didn’t have a plan in place despite assurances they ... Read More »

Missing Enderby woman now being investigated as a homicide

RCMP say the disappearance of a 27-year-old First Nations North Okanagan woman is now considered a homicide. Enderby resident Caitlin Potts was last seen on February 21st of last year in Kelowna and investigators say there’s no evidence supporting reports that she may have travelled to Alberta. Staff Sergeant Annie Linteau says Potts had connections to the Kelowna area, Armstrong, ... Read More »

Smithers Public Library receives award for community building

The Smithers Public Library has been recognized for its community work last week. The library was given the Building Better Communities Award by the British Columbia Library Association. Wendy Wright is with the Smithers library and says libraries are an important centre for communities. She says while the number of books being borrowed has gone down province-wide, libraries services and ... Read More »

Terrace-based company suing Brucejack Mine for $14.5-million

Terrace-based Bear Creek Contracting is suing Brucejack Gold Mine and its general contractor Rokstad Power for $14.5-million. Bear Creek is alleging its work on transmission lines for the mine have gone unpaid and filed a civil claim at Terrace B.C. Supreme Court yesterday. The company is filing for breach of contract, breach of trust and costs, and is also asking ... Read More »

Body found near Hope identified as Prince George resident

The body of a deceased man found near Hope has been identified as a Prince George resident. RCMP say the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment responded to a report of a deceased man on a forest service road north of Hope on the morning of April 20th, 2017. Police quickly determined it was a homicide, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation ... Read More »

Whitehorse murder victim was an MMIWG advocate

Two women have been identified as the victims of an apparent double homicide in Whitehorse. Insp. Archie Thompson, the officer in charge of the Whitehorse RCMP detachment, says the bodies of the women were found last Wednesday as officers were called to a home in a subdivision just west of the downtown core. An RCMP release says the victims are ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP searching rivers after report of someone jumping off bridge

Prince George RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye out along the Nechako and Fraser Rivers after someone was seen jumping off the John Hart Bridge. Police say last Sunday around 8:00 p.m. the received reports of someone possibly jumping off the west side of the bridge. The police, along with police dogs, and a number of other ... Read More »

One man dead after boat overturns on Yellow Lake

RCMP say a man drowned while fishing on Yellow Lake, about 20 kilometres southeast of Williams Lake, on Friday. Police say rescue crews were called to the scene with reports of a small boat being overturned, sending two boaters in the water. Other boaters in the area had noticed the incident and were able to save one of the men, ... Read More »