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MMIWG commissioner thanks families for participating

The chief commissioner of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls says she hopes participants in the inquiry understand that their stories are important and helpful. And Marion Buller says she hopes everyone leaves three days of hearings in Whitehorse with a sense of closure as they mourn loved ones, many of whom were killed or ... Read More »

Report says U.S. softwood tariffs to cost Canada $700-million

The Conference Board of Canada says U.S. softwood lumber duties will cost 2,200 jobs in this country. The board has released a report showing that, along with the job loss, the duties will cost $700-million from Canadian exports over the next two years. The report also says duties paid at current export levels will cost Canadian producers $1.7 billion annually ... Read More »

Severe thunderstorm watch for North and South Cariboo

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. Large hail can damage property and cause injury. Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Intense lightning is likely with any thunderstorm that develops. Heavy downpours ... Read More »

April was the second deadliest month on record for drug overdoses

April saw the second-highest number of drug deaths recorded in a single month according to the BC Coroners Service. In a release, it says data shows 136 people died of illicit drug use last month, with an average 4.5 deaths each day adding to 488 so far this year. Most of the dead were between 30 and 49-years-old and four ... Read More »

Greens and NDP will work together but Premier Clark won’t step down until confidence vote

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark will not be walking away from her role after failing to win a majority government in the provincial election. While the provincial Greens and New Democrats have announced they’ve reached a deal to govern as a co-operative, Clark says a change in government should not happen behind closed doors. Clark says a confidence vote must ... Read More »

CityWest to invest in fibre-to-home in Prince Rupert

CityWest has announced it will invest $10-million to build fibre-to-home services in Prince Rupert. The build will begin later this year and start from the eastern and western-most points of town and build inwards. CityWest has already invested in fibre plants in Smithers, Hazelton, Metlakatla as well Houston and parts of Terrace and Kitimat. The company says this expansion will ... Read More »

Dust advisory for Prince George

The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with Northern Health has issued a Dust Advisory for Prince George. High concentrations of dust are expected to persist until there is precipitation or dust suppression. Dust concentrations tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations. This advisory is in effect until further notice. Exposure to dust is particularly a concern for ... Read More »

UNBC hold graduation ceremony in Nass Valley

The University of Northern British Columbia is holding convocations throughout the north during grad season. Yesterday saw six Nisga’a students receive their degrees in Gitwinksihlkw at the Wilp Wilxo’owhl Nisga’a Institute. Pauline Stewart graduated with a degree is First Nations studies and a Nisga’a language certificate while staying in her home village of Laxgalts’ap. She says staying in the Nass ... Read More »

Vehicle used in a Quesnel smash and grab

Thieves used a vehicle to smash through a wall to rob a jewelry store in Quesnel early this morning. Police say the robbery happened between 3:45 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. in the 200 block of Reid Street. The investigation is on-going and anyone who may have seen anything out of ordinary in the area is asked to contact the Quesnel ... Read More »

MMIWG Inquiry to start tomorrow in Whitehorse

About 30 people were on hand this morning in Whitehorse for the lighting of a sacred fire that will burn while the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls holds hearings this week. The lighting ceremony at sunrise included traditional prayers and song and is to be followed by a traditional feast and cultural program tonight. About 40 ... Read More »

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