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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.

Rolling Canada Post strikes hit northern BC

Rolling Canada Post strikes have hit Northern BC. Postal Workers in the Peace Region became the first to join in the migrating strikes in the north, including those in Fort Nelson, Fort St John, and Dawson Creek. Prince George followed suit, joining more than a dozen cities across the province to take up the cause this afternoon. Canada Post announced ... Read More »

New legislation to change the way recall campaigns are managed

Changes to the way MLA recall campaigns are managed in BC could be on the way. Legislation introduced today would limit third party spending on recall campaigns as well as eliminate corporate and union donations all together. As it stands, there are no restrictions on who can contribute to the campaigns or how much they can provide. The Recall and ... Read More »

Premier Horgan and Opposition Leader Wilkinson to debate electoral reform

BC Premier John Horgan and Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson are set to square off in a head-to-head debate regarding electoral reform. Wilkinson originally challenged the Premier back on September 24th, saying he needed to defend his government’s decision to issue the upcoming referendum. According to Wilkinson, the referendum has been flawed from the start, and Horgan is only trying to ... Read More »

RCMP seeking public assistance in search for missing Dawson Creek teen

Dawson Creek RCMP are requesting public assistance in the search for a missing teen. 15 year-old Nitasha Chowace was reported missing on October 22nd after she failed to return home on time for her curfew. Chowace is described as a 5 foot 1 Aboriginal woman, weighing 101 pounds, with long dark brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any ... Read More »

Dawson Creek RCMP seeking break and enter suspects

Dawson Creek RCMP are seeking information relating to a Saturday break and enter. The incident occurred at around midnight on Saturday at a business near 102nd Avenue and 10th Street. Two males, wearing hoodies and masks, were caught on video breaking in to the cash register and making off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Multiple other items were also ... Read More »

Dawson Creek RCMP seeking UTV thieves

RCMP have launched an investigation in to the theft of numerous UTVs from a Dawson Creek based business. On October 16th, police received a report of a break and enter at a business on Highway 49, near Collins Road. Surveillance footage from the night shows an unknown vehicle breaking through the front gate of the business shortly after midnight. A ... Read More »

Bomb threat in Fort St John mall proven false

A bomb threat in Fort St John yesterday gave RCMP an early Halloween scare. Police were called to the Totem Mall early in the afternoon after a man reportedly told security guards that he was in possession of a bomb. Mall security questioned the man twice after he was spotted wandering the mall curiously with a duffle bag. Police were ... Read More »

Spike in fishing vessel deaths peaks Transportation Safety Board’s interest

A spike in deaths relating to the fishing industry has the Transportation Safety Board re-evaluating regulations for fishing vessels. So far in 2018, Canada has seen 17 deaths onboard fishing vessels, the most since 2004. According to the TSB, the majority of those deaths are due to people not properly using floatation or other safety devices. As a result, they ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP retrieve stolen pick up truck

A stolen pick-up truck had RCMP in Prince George on the hunt early this morning. At around 2:00 in the morning, police received reports of a Ford F250 taken from an Abbott Street residence. Shortly after, the vehicle was briefly spotted travelling on 17th Avenue before being discovered abandoned on Carney Street near 10th Avenue. Police have been unable to ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP arrest one after late night disturbance call

Police have arrested one man in relation to a disturbance call in Prince George from last night. RCMP arrived on scene to the sounds of a woman calling for help. Upon entering the 3rd Avenue residence, police found the woman suffering from non-life threatening injuries. A 57 year-old man was arrested as a result and held in custody for a ... Read More »

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