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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.

Minister of Transportation discusses ferry review with Masset Mayor

Minister of Transportation Claire Trevena met with representatives from the Village of Masset this morning to discuss concerns around ferry service in the north. According to Masset Mayor Andrew Marilees a ferry service review undertaken by the government has now been completed and submitted to Trevena. Marilees says that while discussions were not specific, Trevena assured him that the government ... Read More »

Restriction in place for Crown Land near Nadina Lake wildfire

An area restriction has been put in effect for Crown Land south west of Burns Lake, and south of Houston. The restriction is due to public safety concerns relating to the Nadina Lake wildfire, which covers over 86 thousand hectares north of Francois Lake. Travelling to or remaining on Crown Land in the area is strictly prohibited unless you live ... Read More »

Provincial Government partners with UBCM to increase availability of child care

Local governments and Regional Districts in BC will now have access to additional funding to make more child care spaces available across the province. In total, 17 million dollars is being made available between two projects thanks to a partnership between the provincial government and UBCM. The Community Child Care Space Creation Program will see municiple and regional governments have ... Read More »

Housing costs steal the show during day 1 of UBCM Convention

Housing costs were the big topic during the first day of the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in Whistler yesterday. Local government representatives, who have gathered for the 5 day conference, are calling for both provincial and municipal branches of government to work together to solve the housing affordability problem. As a result, UBCM will be submitting a request to ... Read More »

RDBN partially rescinds evacuation alert for Nadina Lake wildfire

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has rescinded an alert for a portion of the Nadina Lake wildfire evacuation zone. The alert had covered the area from the Glacier FSR to the Parrott FSR and Mount Colley Road. Separate areas to the south and southeast still find themselves under evacuation orders and alerts. Those returning home are asked to do so ... Read More »

Terrace sees leap in number of homes being built in 2018

According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Terrace has seen construction start on 55 new dwellings to date in 2018, up from 4 over the same time period last year. Of the 55 dwellings, 45 are apartments and the other 10 are single-dwelling homes. In total there are 66 dwellings currently under construction within the Terrace boundaries. 2018 is ... Read More »

Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine one of 45 carbon neutral communities in BC

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is among a number of communities being recognized by the province for climate leadership with new grants. Local governments which take action to report and reduce their carbon footprint will now be eligible for the new Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program grants. 7 million dollars is available through the grant program for 2018, which refunds ... Read More »

Coastal Fire Centre lifts campfire ban

As of noon today, campfires will once again be allowed within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, which includes Haida Gwaii. Along with campfires, the ban on the use of tiki torches, chimineas and stoves will also be rescinded. The ban on category 2 and 3 fires remains in effect, which covers any fire larger than half a metre by half ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP searching for missing teen

RCMP in Williams Lake are asking for public assistance in the search for a missing teen. 18 year-old Randy Cahoose has not been seen since August 28th. Cahoose is believed to be with his brother, Tristan, though police have not been able to locate the pair. Randy is described as an Aboriginal male, standing 6 feet tall, weighing 170 pounds ... Read More »

Government collaborates on new program to reduce wildfire risks

Following the two worst wildfire seasons in BC’s history, the province will be taking new strides to reduce wildfire risks. Announced today, the new Community Resiliency Investment Program will see the provincial government provide local and First Nations governments with up to 50 million dollars over the next 3 years to better protect their communities. The new program is a ... Read More »

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