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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.

MP Nathan Cullen says fairness is the key when it comes to recreational fishing

MP Nathan Cullen says that fairness is the key when dealing with public concerns over the recent recreational fishing closures. Outcries from the tourism sector recently have sparked demands for a limited catch and release fishing season on the rivers, a request which has been repeatedly denied by the DFO. Read More »

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh visits Terrace

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh continued his tour of the Northwest on Wednesday with a trip to Terrace. Singh has been travelling across northwestern BC and meeting with locals and local leaders alongside MP Nathan Cullen over the past few days. Following a day in Smithers, Singh visited Terrace today, where he offered up remarks on what he has learned ... Read More »

Smithers to receive affordable accessible housing

Smithers is the newest community to receive an influx of affordable, accessible, housing. In addition to supplying specialized housing to seniors and those with dissabilities, the building will also target passive house certification. In order to do so, the 16th Avenue building will employ features that will minimize energy used for heating and cooling while also providing a comfortable climate. ... Read More »

Terrace Council to put 3 projects forward for Rural Dividends Fund

Three new projects in Terrace are being suggested for the next intake of grants from the Rural Dividends Fund. The largest request would allow the implementation of the Northwest Resident and Workforce Attraction Project, a 5 year program which is estimated to cost around 350 thousand dollars. The project aims to make working in the northwest look more appealing to ... Read More »

Terrace Tim Horton’s construction to go ahead

Upgrades are on the way for a Terrace Tim Horton’s. A plan to renovate and update the Keith Avenue restaurant will move forward after nabbing Council’s consent yesterday. Upgrades will, in many ways, mirror those previously made to the downtown location with a fresh facade and interior renovations that will give the establishment a more modernized look. No site modifications ... Read More »

Terrace Council to write letter to province regarding energy upgrades made to properties

Terrace City Council will be penning a letter to the provincial government following a request made yesterday. The letter in question will focus on the possible implimentation of a new property assessment program relating to clean energy installs. A similar program, which would alter the way energy efficieny upgrades are taxed and possibly make them more commonplace, has already been ... Read More »

Deceased woman found on Halfway River Reserve in 2015 now believed to be hit and run victim

Police now believe a woman found dead on the Halfway River First Nations reserve near Fort St John in 2015 to be the victim of a hit and run. The woman was discovered by RCMP on the side of Road 5 on April 5th, 2015 following a report. There is shockingly little information available regarding the incident, though police believe ... Read More »

Affordable housing unit for Indigenous Elders opens up in Prince George

A new affordable housing unit for Indigenous elders and seniors is now officially open in Prince George. The three story building features 27 rooms and ammenities specifically designed around the needs of First Nations Elders. Located at 1811 Spruce Street, the building will include accesibility features such as wider doorways, lower countertops, and wheel-in showers. Rental rates range from 667 ... Read More »

Office of the Auditor General of BC releases annual report

The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released BC’s 2017-18 annual report and financial statements. The package includes 40 financial audit reports, seven performance audit reports, and seven information reports and plans. 91.1 billion dollars in BC government assets were audited by the Office last year. Major projects reviewed include: a grizzly bear management plan, recruitment and ... Read More »

Man attacked by Grizzly in Bella Cool takes responsibility for bear’s actions

A man attacked by a grizzly bear outside Bella Coola last week says he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Park Rangero Jordan Carbery was attacked by the bear outside his home last Tuesday, but he says he’s feeling fantastic, considering. According to Carbery, who drove himself to hospital following the attack, the bear could have ... Read More »

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