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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.

Wood production in BC helps Canada increase May manufacturing sales

BC is being commended after a wood product increase led the way to a 1.4 percent jump in Canada’s manufacturing sales for May. According to StatsCan, the hike brought Canada’s May total to 57.1 billions dollars from the industry. Surprisingly, the improvement follows an April that say a 1.1 percent drop in the industry and is almost triple the rise ... Read More »

Terrace Police have multiple run ins with impaired driver

RCMP in Terrace had two run ins with an impaired driver over the weekend. The first resulted in a 12 hour license suspension after the driver was pulled over for operating an electronic device while driving. After being pulled over, the new driver then failed a breathalizer test. The next evening, police recieved reports of a truck stunting and damaging ... Read More »

WorkSafeBC launches new online resource ahead of cannabis legalization

WorkSafe BC has made a number of new online resources available in preparation for the legalization of cannabis. The new resource will focus on educating and assessing functional impairment, rather than enforcement or testing. WorkSafe says that, since testing can only determine if there has been use in the past and not how recent, they will instead focus on educating ... Read More »

UBC researchers discover link between MS and other symptoms

British Columbian researchers may have made a break through when it comes to diagnosing multiple sclerosis. After studying symptoms in 14 thousand patients in the largest ever study in to the symptoms of the disease, UBC researchers discovered a notable link between the disease and other conditions. Professor Helen Tremlett, the lead author of the study, says that MS patients ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP searching for suspects who stole children’s charity funds

Williams Lake RCMP are requesting public assistance in identifying a break and enter suspect. Two male suspects broke in to the Williams Lake and District Credit Union at around 6:30 Saturday evening after smashing a glass door. The suspects then made off with a large water jug that was filled with change being collected for children’s charities. Surveillance cameras on-site ... Read More »

New physicians to join northwest communities in coming months

7 new physicians are set to join the Northwest Regional Hospital District in the coming months. The new doctors are joining their communities thanks to a 60 thousand dollar commitment by the District in the recruitment and retention of physicians. Spruce Medical Centre will see 3 new doctors, HG Health Care will gain one new doctor and a transfer from ... Read More »

New agreement localizes infrastructure jobs in BC

A new framework agreement will bring more trades opportunities for Indigenous peoples and women in BC. The new Community Benefits Agreement will see the province work with local communities on key public-sector infrastructure projects, including the building of roads, bridges, and other projects. This collaboration will deliver well paying jobs as well as opportunities for apprenticeships and better training. The ... Read More »

Sinkhole in Prince George could cost hundreds of thousands to repair

A major sinkhole causing traffic delays in Prince George could apparently take up to two months to fix. Though the city believes the sinkhole at Winnipeg Street and Carney Street can be repaired, they have yet to determine the exact cause of the problem. At this point a corroded stormwater pipe, or a break in the pipe where the material ... Read More »

Trans Mountain protests not hindered by arrests

Trans Mountain protestors say that threats of arrest will not hinder their efforts to stall the pipeline. Participants in the protests say that they will continue to grow their numbers despite facing up to 14 days in jail, and fines of up to 5 thousand dollars. Protestors are actually predicting the number of arrests to eclipse those of the War ... Read More »

Bc International tuition rates need better regulation according to report

A report by the BC Federation of Students is calling for the fair regulation of tuition for international students. According to the report, international students are a massive addition to the province’s economy, contributing over 3 billion dollars in spending each year, and adding 26 thousand jobs to the market. The report finds this contribution at risk however, if the ... Read More »

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