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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.

FortisBC preparing for worst while dealing with reduced natural gas supply

FortisBC is preparing for the worst in light of a reduced supply of natural gas. The shortage is due to a pipeline explosion is Shelley BC from early October which has only recently been repaired. While the pipeline itself has been repaired, it will be required to operate at 80 percent capacity, along with its neighbouring supply line, until an ... Read More »

New program will help seniors and those with disabilities better bolster properties against wildfires

A new program will help less mobile residents of central BC with the removal of wildfire fuels from their property. Thanks to a partnership between United Way, Work BC, and both the federal and provincial governments, the program will help seniors and those with disabilities feel safer during wildfire season. Funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, ... Read More »

Coast Mountain College to receive updated trades training equipment

Improved trades training equipment is on the way for Coast Mountain College in Terrace thanks to a 160 thousand dollar provincial investment. The new equipment will put an emphasis on better preparing students to enter the workplace when they leave college. Coast Mountain College President Ken Burt says the industry standard equipment will help keep jobs local by giving trades ... Read More »

Application process for Community Crime Prevention Grants opens today

Applications for this year’s Community Crime Prevention Grants are now open. Each year, the grants aim to eliminate unlawful activities by redirecting the proceeds of crime towards building safer and stronger communities. This year’s funding will put a priority on community led crime-reduction initiatives which focus on: healing and rebuilding Indigenous communities, addressing domestic violence against women and children, human ... Read More »

Federal Government announces 21.9 million dollars in investments in the Port of Prince Rupert

Three new infrastructure projects at the Port of Prince Rupert are set to receive a combined 21.9 million dollars in Federal funding. Minister of Transport Secretary Terry Beech was in Prince Rupert today to announce the funding, which, according to Beech, aims to foster long-term prosperity for Prince Rupert. A 15 million dollar investment in the Asia-Pacific Gateway Initiative makes ... Read More »

Man charged in relation to October homicide in Alexis Creek

Charges have been laid in relation to a homicide from October 19th in Alexis Creek. 23 year-old Kyle Tyler Gilpin was initially charged with obstructing the course of justice, and uttering threats of death or bodily harm. Gilpin has remained in custody since his arrest shortly after the initial incident. In addition, Gilpin is now being charged with second degree ... Read More »

Canadian Red Cross issues response to RDBN wildfire spending criticism

Late last month, the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako released a letter criticizing the Canadian Red Cross’s spending of 2017 Wildfire relief funding. In the letter, the RDBN claimed that the organization had only spent 70 of the 160 million dollars available, and that the remainder should be spent on 2018 relief. However, according to Kimberley Nemrava, the Canadian Red ... Read More »

Steps to follow if you haven’t received your referendum voting package

Eligible residents who have not yet received their voter package for the on-going electoral reform referendum may need to start thinking about requesting a package. Eligible voters are any resident who will be 18 years if age or older as of November 30th that has lived in BC for at least 6 months prior to the referendum, and is a ... Read More »

Improved radio communication coming to Haida Gwaii

Those traversing forest service and resource roads on Haida Gwaii will soon benefit from improved communication. A new provincial project will add safety for forest workers and other drivers by standardizing two way radio communications in the Resource District. New signs will be posted along applicable roads indicating which frequency to communicate on, along with the calling interval for said ... Read More »

RCMP in Terrace thwart drunken break-in

Terrace RCMP thwarted an attempted drunken break and enter last weekend. Police responded to the 4400 block of Park Avenue to find a highly intoxicated man attempting to jostle the door knob of a home. After catching the break-in attempt in progress, officers located a second, equally intoxicated, individual nearby. Both were arrested and lodged in cells to sober up. Read More »

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