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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.

Public consultations open for 2019 BC Budget

Today is the first day of a series of public consultations on the 2019 British Columbia Budget. The 14 community meetings will allow all residents to have their input and suggestions heard ahead of the Financial Committee’s November report. Meetings begin today in Dawson Creek, and will be in Prince George and Smithers tomorrow, and Massett on Wednesday. You can ... Read More »

New Crown agency to hold financial services accountable

In an effort to keep pace with massive shifts in the financial services sector over recent years, the BC Government is creating a new independant Crown agency. With technology, industry practices, and international standards evolving, the new agency will seek to better protect British Columbians’ savings in this new era. The new agency, set to be introduced in the spring ... Read More »

Premier Horgan uses LNG plant in Kitimat as example of progress

During a speech in Whistler today, Premier John Horgan used LNG Canada’s proposed plant in Kitimat as an example of realistic goals leading to meaningful progress. According to Horgan, the project is now closer than ever to a final investment decision that would transform Kitimat and provide sustainability to the energy industry. A final investment decision in the project is ... Read More »

Premier Horgan addresses electoral reform

Premier John Horgan took the time to today address the upcoming electoral reform referendum during his closing speech at the UBCM convention in Whistler. During the speech, Horgan said that the voting process needs to be changed to keep up with the times. According to the Premier, proportional representation would ensure that every British Columbian’s vote matters. The referendum will ... Read More »

3 northern communities to benefit from new government sports grants

Quesnel, Prince George, and Fort St John are three of 23 communities in BC set to benefit from a new government sports grant. Over 175 thousand dollars will go toward 39 events throughout BC over the next year thanks to the latest instalment of Hosting BC Grants. The program aims to support sport in combinations with economic and community development. ... Read More »

Municipalities asking for 50 million dollars from pot sales

Municipal governments in BC are seeking 50 million dollars in revenue from government marijuana sales. Once the substance becomes legal in October, the government will begin charging an excise tax of 1 dollar per gram. With the federal government taking 25 percent of the revenue, municipalities at the UBCM convention have asked for 40 percent of the intake, a projected ... Read More »

Final evacuation alerts in Cariboo Regional District lifted

After clearing 92 properties of evacuation alerts this morning, the Cariboo Regional District is now completely cleared of alerts and orders. Alerts lifted today affect the Tweedsmuir Park, Shag Creek, Whitton Lake, and Klinaklini Lake areas. Residents returning home are asked to do so in a prompt but careful manner, as many areas are still feeling the effects of the ... Read More »

Imagine Grants application period open until September 30th

Residents with ideas on how to improve the health of their communities will have until September 30th to apply for financial support from Northern Health. Thanks to the IMAGINE grants program, locals will be able to apply for up to 5 thousand dollars in funding towards healthy community initiatives. Projects can include anything from healthy eating to injury prevention. Interested ... Read More »

BC Order of Canada recipients ask government to cancel Trans Mountain expansion

Climate change is the key concern for 42 Order of Canada recipients in BC asking the Federal Government to abandon the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. A letter penned by the decorated British Columbians calls the issue one of climate vs. economy, and calls for the government to transition to cleaner energy and a more diversified economy. In the letter, the ... Read More »

Municipal elections nomination period to close today

Those wishing to throw their name in the race for local government positions will have until 4:00 this afternoon to do so. Nomination periods for the 2018 General Local Elections close across BC today, with elections set for October 20th. New spending restrictions being ushered in for the 2018 races will also come in to play beginning today. For Terrace, ... Read More »

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