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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.

22,000 new child care spaces coming to BC in next 3 years

The Ministry of Children and Family Development have announced 22 thousand new child care spaces in BC. According to Minister Katrine Conroy, the new spaces will focus on being affordable and more accessible for those struggling to find affordable child care providers. The new licensed spaces will be introduced over the next 3 years as part of the Child Care ... Read More »

Police seek suspect in string of vehicle attacks in Fort St John

RCMP in Fort St John are seeking public assistance following a recent string of vehicle vandalisms. Police have received reports of 12 separate incidents of vehicles being damaged along 103rd Avenue over the last month. Suspects are believed to be using nearby items to damage the vehicles and the attacks are likely taking place early in the morning. If you ... Read More »

Smithers RCMP arrest suspect relating to armed robbery

A suspect is now in custody following a two week investigation in Smithers. The investigation originally stems from a June 25th armed robbery at a 7-Eleven on Highway 16. The original incident saw an armed and masked suspect make off with a tray of lottery tickets and donation box. Yesterday, Smithers RCMP launched a search warrant of a residence linked ... Read More »

Unemployment up in BC but still below national average

British Columbia faced yet another jump in unemployment last month, though it still stayed below the national pace. June saw the unemployment rate climb to 5.2 percent from its 4.8 percent mark in May. Across Canada, the rate hopped to 6 percent despite the addition of nearly 32 thousand jobs thanks to roughly 76 thousand new entries to the workforce. ... Read More »

Terrace man accused of Thornhill crash facing further charges

A Terrace man is now facing two more charges following a June 27th incident in Thornhill. 33 year-old Nathan Constantine Anthony McNamara will now face 4 charges total after he crashed his SUV in to an electrical pole on Crescent Street during a police pursuit. The incident resulted in charges of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Flight from ... Read More »

Supreme Court issues injunction to Taseko Mines for Ts^ilhqot’in legal action

The BC Supreme Court has prohibited Taseko Mines Limited from starting a Fish Lake drilling program following a legal challenge by the Ts^ilhqot’in Nation. Taseko had planned to begin drilling as early as next week, but will now be delayed until the Crown can consult with and accomodate the Ts^ilhqot’in Nation. The drilling area is considered to be of great ... Read More »

Downtown Terrace crash sends two to hospital

A crash in downtown Terrace yesterday afternoon may have looked worse than it was for those involved. The collision, which ultimately damaged three cars, took place at the corner of Lakelse Avenue and Kalum Street at around 3:00, when a Pontiac was attempting to turn right before being struck by a Suzuki, sending it cascading in to a tree. The ... Read More »

Scott Fraser issues statement regarding Kamloops racism

Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser has issued a public statement condemning a recent occurance of racist vandalism in Kamloops. The vandalism in question appeared on signs on Secwépemc Nation territory just outside a Grasslands Protected mushroom picking area. Fraser says that they are committed to fighting all forms of racism and bigotry, and that it will not ... Read More »

BC researchers discover link between depression and brain protein

Researchers at the University of Victoria may have made a breakthrough when it comes to the treatment of depression. A recent study at the University has linked the large protein reelin to depressive symptoms in rats, possibly offering a future way around anti-depressant medications. Reelin is responsible for many cell-to-cell interactions within the brain, including assisting in food to energy ... Read More »

Wildfire situation improves through June

While the areas scorched by wildfires so far this year is still above the 10 year average, there has been relief for the areas hit hardest by last year’s record wildfires. Nearly 47 thousand hectares have been the victim of 577 wildfires this year through june, trumping the decade average of 33 thousand. The numbers could be misleading however, as ... Read More »

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