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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.

Cullen believes there is still a chance to defeat US aluminum tariffs

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen believes that there is still a chance for Canada to get US aluminum tariffs thrown out. Democratic members of the US Congress have suggested that they will withhold support for the new USMCA trade agreement barring significant changes. According Cullen, who recently met with Unifor reps from the Rio Tinto plant in Kitimat, this represents ... Read More »

Dawson Creek shooting leads to two arrests

Dawson Creek RCMP have arrested two men in relation to a shooting from earlier in the month. On November 2nd, at around 10:30 at night, police were called to the intersection of the Alaska Highway and 17th Street after reports of a shooting. When they arrived, police found one 30 year old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Following the ... Read More »

Heritage Park Museum to receive $20,000 in improvements in 2019

2019 will bring two major improvements to the Heritage Park Museum in Terrace, according to the District Museum Society. Uplands Nursery will assist in the completion of the second phase of the Paverstone Walkway, which will address mobility concerns, and ensure a safe route between attractions. This phase of the walkway will cover 76 square meters from the Gazebo to ... Read More »

Grant funding to allow for upgrades to Fort Forum Ice Arena in Fort St James

Upgrades are on the way for the Fort Forum Ice Arena in Fort St James with the announcement of nearly 24 thousand dollars in Rural Dividend funding. A replacement plan for the Fort Forum ice-plant system is the focus of the funding, which will also go towards plans to reduce ammonia usage and maintain energy. The funding will help to ... Read More »

Provincial grant brings forestry sector improvements for Quesnel

Quesnel’s forestry sector is in line for numerous improvements thanks, in part, to a 367 thousand dollar provincial grant. Announced today, the funding will come from the special circumstances provision of the Rural Dividend Fund, and aims to create new opportunities in forestry management and product manufacturing. In March, the City of Quesnel held their Future of Forestry Think Tank, ... Read More »

New affordable child care launching in BC

Parents of roughly 2,500 children are set to benefit from 53 prototype child care sites launching over the next 2 months. Thanks to a 60 million dollar investment from the Federal Government’s Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, the sites will offer child care at just 200 dollars a month per child. An application process took place in June which ... Read More »

Coast Mountains School Board Trustees to be sworn in on Tuesday

With the dust finally settled on local elections season, the Coast Mountains School District is set to officially swear in their new Trustees on Tuesday. This term’s trustees include: Art Erasmus and Margaret Warcup of Terrace, Sandy Watson representing Thornhill, Raymond Apna-Raj and Karen Jonkman for Kitimat, Angela Brand Danuser for Stewart, and Shar McCroy representing Hazelton. An informal ceremony ... Read More »

Smithers Fire and Rescue recognized nationally for fundraising efforts

Smithers Fire and Rescue has been recognized nationally for their fundraising efforts in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Since 1991, the department has raised more than 1 million dollars for the charitable organization. As a result, they were honoured with the National 2018 Doctor David Green Impact Award during a ceremony last month. According to the department, raising money to ... Read More »

Air quality advisory and burning restrictions issued for Burns Lake

An air quality advisory has been issued for Burns Lake due to a high concentration of fine particulate matter. Along with the advisory, restrictions have been placed on open burning in the Lakes Timber Supply Area, which will remain in effect until Sunday morning. While the advisory remains active, the use of woodstoves will also be prohibited within Burns Lake, ... Read More »

Province launches public consultations in to real estate money laundering

In an effort to curtail money laundering in BC, the province will be undertaking a public consultation process. BC’s Expert Panel on Money Laundering in Real Estate was formed earlier this year as part of the province’s 30 point Plan for Housing Affordability. Maureen Maloney, BC’s former deputy attorney general, will head the panel which will investigate existing laws, financial ... Read More »

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