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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.

Kitimat based LNG project awards contracts

A plan to build an LNG facility in Kitimat took a large step forward yesterday. Joint venture company LNG Canada announced yesterday that they have awarded two companies with a contract to design and construct the proposed plant. US-based Fluor Corporation and Japanese-based JGC were granted the contracts with the caveat that further investments be made by project partners Shell ... Read More »

Car thief brings out dogs and helicopters in Prince George

Attempts to coral a car thief brought out everything the RCMP had in Prince George. RCMP, a helicopter, and police dogs were used to locate a 32 year-old repeat offender this morning. The man was first spotted driving a known stolen vehicle near 5th Avenue and Highway 97. When police tried to pull the man over, he took off and ... Read More »

Provincial library funding a concern for rural BC communities

As provincial funding continues to plummet, demand is as strong as ever for a centerpiece of rural BC communities. Over the past several years libraries have become centers for communities to gather and come together rather than just a place to read books, yet provincial funding continues to drop. In 1986, the province supplied 21 percent of total revenue to ... Read More »

Dust advisories and false alarms in northern BC

As we continue in to day 3 of a dust advisory in many northern BC communities, one expert says the solution lies in road cleaning. According to air quality meteorologist Ben Weinstein, the traction material left over from the winter season is a huge contributor to air quality. “It’s time to continue cleaning the streets,” says Weinstein, “the biggest thing ... Read More »

Recalls in BC

Greenbelt Microgreens The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a recall for a slew of vegetable products sold in BC. 19 different products sold by Greenbelt Microgreens are the subject of the recall after being linked to Listeria contamination. Though no diseases have been directly linked to the products so far, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP seeking hit and run suspect

Williams Lake RCMP are asking for your assistance in an active investigation. The investigation is linked to a hit and run from April 15th which saw a vehicle run an intersection and hit a man on Yorston Street. The incident occurred at around 8:00 at night at the intersection of Yorston and 5th Avenue when the dark-coloured vehicle failed to ... Read More »

Assault investigation leads to drug charges in Terrace

An early morning dispute from last Wednesday has led to a drug arrest. Terrace RCMP received reports of a dispute on the 4600 block of Lakelse Avenue after a man reportedly pulled a knife on another man. Police quickly apprehended the suspect while they investigated the assault charge. Following the investigation a second man was arrested in relation to the ... Read More »

Two arrested after Williams Lake robbery attempt

An attempted armed robbery in Williams Lake has lead to two arrests. RCMP were called to the Cariboo Ski Source for Sports just before noon for the suspected theft of clothing. Police determined two females were involved, though one fled the scene. One of the two suspects allegedly brandished a knife at employees before police arrived. There were no injuries ... Read More »

First responder calls continue trend up in Terrace

The first quarter report from the Terrace Fire Department shows an upward trend in the number of emergency calls being made. According to fire chief John Klie, this is a trend that has been persistant throughout the last few years. Overall, the city saw an increase in first responder calls of about 200 when compared to the same time period ... Read More »

Northwest bands together to bring more workers

Three cities are joinging forces with a regional district to make jobs in the Northwest look more attractive. Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine are looking to start the Northwest Resident and Workforce Attraction Project. The Project aims to bring new residents in to fill vacant high priority positions in the region’s workforce. Each community has ... Read More »

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