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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.

Province looking to boost tech jobs

The government is looking to send an influx of jobs to the tech industry by investing in education. Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark announced an initial 900 thousand dollars in funding that aims to help bring 370 additional tech seats to institutions accross the province. The seats will be added to a range of, generally short, highly focused programs. ... Read More »

New Natural Disaster relief funding in BC

The Government of BC is looking to help out those communities most effected by natural disasters. The Union of BC Municipalities has 33.5 million dollars in emergency preparedness funding available to vulnerable communities in the province. Funding will come by way of 3 parts of a planned 5 part initiative to help communities better prepare for and be able to ... Read More »

UNBC Professor to continue studies in to rural communities

An expert in rural and small town communities in northern BC will be able to continue his research thanks to the University of Northern British Columbia. Doctor Greg Halseth has been re-appointed as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies. The UNBC professor became the first UNBC professor ever to receive a Tier 1 Chair ... Read More »

BC one of three provinces on the verge of oyster illness outbreak

BC is one of three provinces that could be facing a second outbreak of oyster-caused illnesses in as many years. The Public Health Agency of Canada says that 172 people are reported to have gotten sick after eating raw oysters in BC, Alberta, and Ontario over the last two months. This comes following an outbreak that inflicted 400 Canadians last ... Read More »

Recycling survey now open in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George are looking in to how they can better educate residents regarding recycling and encourage stewardship programs. The District is launching a survery starting today that will test resident’s knowledge of recycling. The District says that it is important that residents fully understand all options available to them when it comes to recycling, especially relating ... Read More »

Missing woman found safe

RCMP in Fort St John have located the subject of a missing person search from earlier Thursday. 44 year-old Christina Lynne Summers, who had been missing since April 17th, was located Thursday afternoon. She was discovered safe and unharmed by Fort St. John RCMP. Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in the search. Read More »

Evacuation alert for Upper Mud-River Road area

Flooding and high water has forced yet another evacuation allert, this time in the Upper Mud-River Road area. The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George has issued the alert for 39 properties in the area. You can find a map of the area below. People within the evacuation area are asked to prepare themselves for evacuation and their properties for flooding. ... Read More »

Smoke billowing near Site C

Smoke is filling the air near the controversial Site C Dam in Fort St John. High winds reportedly caused a small brush fire to spark up and send the large amount of smoke towards the dam. As of last night, the fire covered 4 hectares and posed no immediate threat to the city, though the smoke could filter in and ... Read More »

62 million in grants to human and social services programs in BC

The Government of BC’s Gaming Grants Program has announced a 62 million dollar investment in community organizations for 2018. The grants go towards support of human and social services programs which positively impact the lives of vulnerable people in the province. This includes over 16 hundred organizations in more than 150 communities that offer homeless outreach programs, foodbank services, addiction ... Read More »

Better internet coming to rural communities

Better internet could be on its way to northern BC communities this summer. Minister of Citizens’ Services, Jinny Sims, has announced a new 16 million dollar grant to improve connectivity in rural and Indigenous communities. Internet service providers and other community based orginizations will be able to apply for the grant beginning in July. Approved projects will deliver last-mile connections ... Read More »

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