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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.

Assault suspect in Prince Rupert brought in after scuffle with officers

An assault suspect in Prince Rupert led RCMP on a bit of a chase on Sunday. Police received multiple reports early Sunday morning of a fight behind a bar on 5th Street. After a short search, police located the suspect near the 600 block of 3rd Avenue West where they were allegedly assaulted by the suspect before he took off ... Read More »

Letter of understanding signed with regards to the Broughton Archipelago

A letter of understanding has been signed between First Nations and the Province regarding salmon farming in the Broughton Archipelago. The letter will ensure the two parties partake in meaningful and respectful government-to-government discussions. Discussions will revolve around environmental effects, Aboriginal rights, and conservation of salmon. The process looks to identify the actions that need to be taken in both ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP commandeer stolen Alberta semitruck

RCMP in Prince George were able to commandeer a truck stolen from Alberta this weekend. Police received reports that the stolen Kenworth semi-truck pulling a bulldozer was headed their way on Highway 16. After the use of emergency equipment, police were able to pull over the vehicle and arrest its two occupants without incident. 45 year old Darren Robert Kelly ... Read More »

BC Casinos being used to launder money

Money Laundering is the focus of 48 new recommendations being implemented by the provincial government. An anti-money laundering report by Peter German looking in to the flow of dirty money in BC’s casinos was released by the Attorney General this morning. German’s report found that large scale foreign money laundering has been taking place in BC casinos. The report makes ... Read More »

Federal Government invests 990 million in BC affordable housing

The provincial and federal governments have come to terms on a lengthy affordable housing agreement. The deal, announced yesterday, is a 10 year plan that will see the federal government invest 990 million dollars. Spending under the deal will be focused on protecting, renewing, and expanding social and community housing. BC Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the funding will help ... Read More »

Prince George arrest man after sexual assault incident

A sexual assault in Prince George on Sunday has led to the arrest of one man. 57 year old David William Jago is in custody after reportedly forcibly confining a woman and sexual assaulting her. Police were able to track down and arrest Jago within an hour of receiving the initial report. Jago is facing charges of forcible confinement and ... Read More »

Quesnel requests resources to deal with increase in property crime

An increase in property crime in Quesnel has the City Council penning a letter to both the Federal and Provincial Governments. The letter focuses on the recent spike in drug related property crimes and on the city’s inability to properly manage it with their current resources. Some of the actions outlined in the letter include: ensuring a full 21 officer ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP warning residents about leaving pets in cars and those reporting to call animal control

Terrace RCMP are pleading with pet owners not to leave their animals unattended in their vehicles, especially on hot days. Over the weekend, police responded to an abundance of reports of dogs being left in parked cars. The inside of cars can heat up very quickly and cause serious harm to animals, if it is hot outside, they do not ... Read More »

Armed robbery in Smithers leads to search

An armed robbery in Smithers on Monday has police searching for a suspect. RCMP were called to a 7-Eleven on Highway 16 early in the morning after a masked thief made off with a tray of lottery tickets and cash donation box after threatening the clerk with a knife. Police were able to recover the knife and empty display tray ... Read More »

Investigation leads to three arrests in Prince George

An on-going theft investigation lead to three arrests in Prince George early last week. Police discovered a number of known stolen items in a makeshift camp near Bear Lake. RCMP siezed the items which had been stolen from a number of areas in Prince George and Wells. 33 year olds Devon Andrew Jacobs and Jaime Curtis Williamson from Fort St ... Read More »

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