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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.

Terrace RCMP seeking assault suspect

Terrace RCMP are searching for a man linked to a weekend assault. The incident occured early Saturday afternoon between a group of people drinking behind a Kalum Avenue business. No injuries were reported and the alleged responsible party had fled before police arrived. The accused assailant was known to the rest of the group and police are currently investigating. Read More »

2 accidents see 3 vehicles towed on Friday in Terrace and Thornhill

Two incidents in Terrace and Thornhill on Friday resulted in 3 vehicles being towed. Rain and speed are believed to be contributing factors in a single-vehicle crash in Thornhill, which saw a vehicle roll over near the intersection of Haaland Avenue and Crescent Street early in the morning. After arriving on scene, police determined the driver had been driving contrary ... Read More »

Trudeau to visit Fraser Valley today

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will plead his case for the Trans Mountain Pipeline purchase in the Fraser Valley this morning. The Prime Minister will meet with the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee to discuss work on the monitoring of existing pipelines and the future of the Trans Mountain. Federal government officials maintain that more Indigenous groups support the pipeline than ... Read More »

Williams Lake man wanted on province wide warrants

Williams Lake RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating a man wanted on several province-wide warrants. 31 year old Kurtis Justin Billy is described as a First Nations male, standing 5 foot 7 inches, weighing 161 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information regarding the location of Billy, you are asked to contact ... Read More »

Tuition waivers expanded to construction trades

Former youths in care will no longer need to worry about tuition money if they intend to join the construction trades. Premier John Horgan announced today that their tuition waiver program for youth in care will now be expanded to union-provided construction trades training at all public post secondary institutions in province that offer the training. The program will cover ... Read More »

Government looking for small business input

The government is looking for input on how to improve small businesses in the province. As of today, an online engagement site will allow small business owners to give their suggestions on policy recommendations, and on how to grow healthy small businesses in BC. The website is another step in the government’s Small Business Task Force’s public engagement process, which ... Read More »

UNBC researcher acquires grant to look in to Indigenous archives

A UNBC researcher will head up a task force looking in to a Call to Action from the Truth an Reconciliation Commission of Canada. An insight grant of 182 thousand dollars has been issued to Erica Hernandez-Read by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to conduct the research. The project will look in to designing a framework for how ... Read More »

Tommy Lakes fire 40 percent contained

Cool and wet weather can take some of the praise in helping wildfire crews make progress on the largest fire so far this year. The Tommy Lakes Fire entered the weekend just 10 percent contained, but the 220 square kilometer fire now sits at 40 percent contained. While evacuation orders have now been lifted, a travel warning for the area ... Read More »

Province invests in Prince George meat plant

The provincial government is opening their wallets in support of a new beef packing plant in Prince George. A 450 thousand dollar commitment was made by the government at the BC Cattleman’s Association annual meeting last week in Smithers. It’s estimated that the plant will bring 80 full-time jobs to northern BC by 2020, and an additional 620 spinoff jobs ... Read More »

New recycling category being added to pilot depots

Recycling depots across BC are now adding new options for those looking to be more environmentally friendly. Formerly rejected items such as prepackaged snack bags will now be accepted under the “other flexible plastic packaging” category. 116 depots throughout the province will be collecting the new category as of today. The pilot project will help Recycle BC better determine how ... Read More »

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