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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.

Pacific Salmon Foundation speaks on possible solutions

Amidst much uncertainty regarding the salmon fishing industry in northern BC, one foundation is offering up their plans for a solution. The Pacific Salmon Foundation is calling for a change over from open net salmon farming to contained systems. The Foundation claims that the open net fishing style poses biological risks to wild salmon and the switch could help manage ... Read More »

Haida Gwaii conservancy expanded

A conservancy on Haida Gwaii will see its borders increased thanks to a recent vote. The Duu Guusd Heritage site will see 12 hundred hectares added to its borders following a unanimous recomendation from the Haida Gwaii Management Council. The Conservancy now spans 228,932 hectares on the Northwest coast of Haida Gwaii. The inclusion of the new land is intended ... Read More »

MP Cullen supportive of new Electoral Bill.

A new electoral reform bill has one local MP ready for change. Skeena- Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says he is in support of the bill, which looks to ammend the Canada Elections Act, restricting spending from third party groups and reducing foreign influence, while increasing accesibility. “We’re proudly supportive of the bill, although the Liberals have introduced it incredibly ... Read More »

BC Alert testing has mixed success

While a test of the country’s new emergency alert system was largely successful in BC yesterday, some phones failed to light up. Emergency Management BC, who issued the alerts on behalf of the government and CRTC, say they working tirelessly to figure out the issue. Ian Lightbody, a representative of the organization, says there is no consistent theme such as ... Read More »

Rally in support of Trans Mountain Pipeline in Kamloops

In a twist on usual reports, hundreds of BC residents gathered in Kamloops yesterday to rally in support of the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The rally was an attempt to convince Kinder Morgan to continue with the project amidst growing uncertainty about its future. One of the ralliers, Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta, says the project will bring an abundance of ... Read More »

Cullen to seek financial help for Skeena fishery impact

Nathan Cullen says many were expecting bad news about salmon returns in the Skeena, but yesterday’s DFO recreational closure announcement is as bad as it gets. The Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP says he plans to meet with the federal fisheries minister regarding possible of compensation for those affected by the closure. Local fishery and lodge experts are also speaking out about ... Read More »

Stellat’en Nation comes to new forestry agreement

The Stellat’en First Nation and the BC government have moved closer to reconciliation thanks to a new forestry agreement. The 25 year agreement grants the nation a woodland license to sustainably harvest 32,500 cubic metres of timber for each of the first five years, and at mid-forecasting levels for the remainder. The license covers over 10 thousand hectares of land ... Read More »

Quesnel hosts forestry think tank event

Fifty experts from accross BC gathered in Quesnel last week to discuss the future of forestry in the north. The Future of Forestry Think Tank session was put together by UNBC, CNC, and the City of Quesnel to explore the idea of using the city and surrounding forests to generate ideas on how to adapt forest management in BC. Focusing ... Read More »

Wireless Emergency Alert System to be tested in BC today

Testing of the new Wireless Emergency Alert system has been taking place accross the country the past few days and today is BC’s turn. The National Alert Ready Program and Emergency Management BC will a test emergency alert to all wireless devices in the province at 1:55 this afternoon. The government believes the text message alert system is a large ... Read More »

More help in battle with first large wildfire of the season

A slew of new firefighters will be joining efforts to quell the first large fire of the wildfire season. 34 fresh responders have been added to the original 12 person crew already battling the blaze 70 kilometres southwest of Dease Lake. The fire began on Saturday and has since spread to cover about 3 square kilometres of land. The fire ... Read More »

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