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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.

City of Quesnel helps complete North Cariboo Wildfire Recovery Plan

The City of Quesnel has completed their North Cariboo Wildfire Recovery Plan. Emergency Management BC issued funding to the City last October to come up with a plan to promote economic, social, and environmental recovery in the region. Highlights of the report include: Fuel management, transition planning, forestry research, ecological collaboration, and additional support for rural communities. You can find ... Read More »

Burns Lake woodlot audit reveals string of non-compliance

An audit of Burns Lake area woodlots has revealed some troubling issues. The audit found that all 7 woodlots examined in the region had failed to comply with either the Forest Range PRactices Act or the Wildfire Act. Four of the lots in question had issues stemming from their failure to prepare fire hazard assessments. The audit did, however, determine ... Read More »

Doctor Jennifer Charlesworth unanimous recommendation for next Children’s Rep

Doctor Jennifer Charlesworth is the Legislative Assembly of BC’s recommendation to become the new Children and Youth Representative. Charlesworth is the unanimous recommendation of a special committee formed to appoint a new rep. Doctor Charlesworth’s experience lies in the service sector of BC where she has worked with Indigenous organizations, multicultural service providers, and children and family organizations through the ... Read More »

Wood production in BC helps Canada increase May manufacturing sales

BC is being commended after a wood product increase led the way to a 1.4 percent jump in Canada’s manufacturing sales for May. According to StatsCan, the hike brought Canada’s May total to 57.1 billions dollars from the industry. Surprisingly, the improvement follows an April that say a 1.1 percent drop in the industry and is almost triple the rise ... Read More »

Terrace Police have multiple run ins with impaired driver

RCMP in Terrace had two run ins with an impaired driver over the weekend. The first resulted in a 12 hour license suspension after the driver was pulled over for operating an electronic device while driving. After being pulled over, the new driver then failed a breathalizer test. The next evening, police recieved reports of a truck stunting and damaging ... Read More »

WorkSafeBC launches new online resource ahead of cannabis legalization

WorkSafe BC has made a number of new online resources available in preparation for the legalization of cannabis. The new resource will focus on educating and assessing functional impairment, rather than enforcement or testing. WorkSafe says that, since testing can only determine if there has been use in the past and not how recent, they will instead focus on educating ... Read More »

UBC researchers discover link between MS and other symptoms

British Columbian researchers may have made a break through when it comes to diagnosing multiple sclerosis. After studying symptoms in 14 thousand patients in the largest ever study in to the symptoms of the disease, UBC researchers discovered a notable link between the disease and other conditions. Professor Helen Tremlett, the lead author of the study, says that MS patients ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP searching for suspects who stole children’s charity funds

Williams Lake RCMP are requesting public assistance in identifying a break and enter suspect. Two male suspects broke in to the Williams Lake and District Credit Union at around 6:30 Saturday evening after smashing a glass door. The suspects then made off with a large water jug that was filled with change being collected for children’s charities. Surveillance cameras on-site ... Read More »

New physicians to join northwest communities in coming months

7 new physicians are set to join the Northwest Regional Hospital District in the coming months. The new doctors are joining their communities thanks to a 60 thousand dollar commitment by the District in the recruitment and retention of physicians. Spruce Medical Centre will see 3 new doctors, HG Health Care will gain one new doctor and a transfer from ... Read More »

New agreement localizes infrastructure jobs in BC

A new framework agreement will bring more trades opportunities for Indigenous peoples and women in BC. The new Community Benefits Agreement will see the province work with local communities on key public-sector infrastructure projects, including the building of roads, bridges, and other projects. This collaboration will deliver well paying jobs as well as opportunities for apprenticeships and better training. The ... Read More »

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