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Author Archives: Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

Prince George RCMP arrest two masked men pointing a fake shotgun at residents

Police in Prince George hopped in to action swiftly to arrest two masked men believed to be toating a shotgun. RCMP received the reports last night of two men wearing masks walking up the 1900 block of Victoria Street and pointing a shotgun at members of the public. After quickly arriving on scene, police determined the shotgun to actually be ... Read More »

RCMP arrest suspects relating to home invasion in Prince George

RCMP in Prince George have made two arrests relating to a Wednesday home invasion. Original reports claimed that someone had been shot during a break and enter at a Davis Road residence. Officers responded to the call to find a woman suffering from injuries, but no gunshot wounds, along with 5 other residents. An investigation revealed that masked suspects had ... Read More »

Okanagan Valley hit hard by wildfires

Evacuation orders and alerts continue to filter in across the province’s central interior thanks to more than 100 wildfires burning province-wide. The Okanagan Valley has taken the brunt of the blazes so far with nearly two dozen fires popping up over the last 24 hours thanks to lightning storms. A state of emergency was declared for 596 properties in the ... Read More »

Miles Richardson gains more support ahead of upcoming AFN elections

Chief Ava Hill of the Six Nations of the Grand River has endorsed former Haida Nation Council President Miles Richardson for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. With next Wednesday’s election fast approaching, Hill says Richardson is a true leader that can bring Indigenous peoples from all walks of life together. Richardson’s platform is centered around 3 core ... Read More »

Regional District of Fraser Fort George seeking funding and approving 33,000 in grants

The Regional District of Fraser Fort George is seeking funding to upgrade the Sinclair Mills Community Hall. A grant request for 30 thousand dollars is being submitted by the District and the Sinclair Mills Education and Recreational Club to the Northern Development Initiative Trust fund for interior work and landscaping improvements. The District also signed off on their approval of ... Read More »

Wildfires credited with hike in 2017 air travel to Prince George

Wildfires had a heavy impact on airport traffic last year, according the the Prince George Airport Authority. July of last year saw an 18 percent increase in passenger travel compared to 2016, and August saw a 21 percent jump. The Authority attributes the increases to arrivals of those evacuated from other parts of the province, as well as to the ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP on the lookout for those not wearing helmets this summer

RCMP in Terrace are looking to play their part in cutting down on head injuries in the city. In a statement released yesterday, police announced that they will be cracking down on bikers not wearing helmets through the summer. Police will be rewarding children who they see wearing the proper head gear with a treat, while issuing warnings to the ... Read More »

UBC working with Harvard to develop addiction detection tech

British Columbian researchers are teaming up with Harvard researchers to develop nanotechnology as a way to combat opioid addiction. UBC researchers are exploring ways to detect addiction risk factors based on markers in a person’s microbiome. The new nanotechnology would use proteins in a patient’s blood plasma to determine how predisposed they are to addiction. This information could be helpful ... Read More »

Quesnel RCMP arrest man after alleged break and enter

RCMP in Quesnel arrested a man this morning in relation to a break and enter from yesterday. Police responded to an alarm at a business on Malcolm Drive early yesterday morning to find the front glass door smashed. Shortly after 9 am this morning, with the help of the crime reduction unit, police were able to connect a local man ... Read More »

Air BNB Owners in BC facing additional fines for breaking short term rental rules

Air BnB owners in BC could be looking at much larger fines for breaking short term rental rules very soon. Currently Strata Corporation holds the right to pass bylaws that ban or restrict short term rentals, but the maximum fine is 200 dollars a week. That fine is now set to jump to 1 thousand dollars per day on November ... Read More »

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