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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.

Minister speaks on Nuu-Chah-Nulth fishing decision

Yesterday’s BC Supreme Court decision to work with First Nations on fishing rights could lead to even further reviews according to one Minister. Minister of Fisheries, Dominic LeBlanc says that the decision already has him directing reviews of the Salmon Allocation Policy. He also said via press release that he has already offered additional licenses and quota to the Nuu-Chah-Nulth ... Read More »

MP Nathan Cullen talks salmon and riding tour

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen returned from his riding tour with salmon on the mind. According to Cullen, fish harvest numbers and management plans were the most talked about issue no matter where he visited on his tour. He reiterated beliefs that salmon is the heart of the Northwestern economy and lifestyle. The trip also revealed many new strategies for ... Read More »

BC Chamber President offers views on server’s wage

With the announcement yesterday that the server’s wage in BC will be eliminated, the BC Chamber of Commerce is taking an unpopular stance. Chamber President and CEO Val Litwin says that, though they support higher wages in general, the decision to eliminate the server’s wage poses problems to the restaurant industry. Litwin says that the slim margins that smaller businesses ... Read More »

Emergency prep fairs set up for Cariboo

With last year’s devastating wildfire season still firm in memory and this year’s season just beginning, the Cariboo is making sure residents are prepared. Government reps and several other agencies will join together to host emergency preparedness information fairs across the Cariboo Region. The meetings are set up to be your one-stop-shop for residents with any inquiries regarding emergency situations ... Read More »

Uncommon drugs found in seizure

A drug seizure in Prince George has police warning residents of the recent prevalence of two lesser known drugs. On April 6th, RCMP in Prince George executed a search on Central Street. During the search, police uncovered a significant amount of cocaine, meth, and marijuana, as well as two unidentified substances. The two substances have now been identified as GHB ... Read More »

Legislation looks to fix orphaned oil wells

New legislation is looking at cleaning up messes left by abandoned oil and gas wells in BC. Resources Minister Michelle Mungall introduced a bill yesterday that would amend legislation to improve funding for orphaned well site restoration. The bill will replace a number of taxes and in their place leave a levy payable to an industry funded program. On top ... Read More »

Bulkley Timber audit reveals concerns

An audit of the Bulkley Timber Supply Area has brought forward a number of conerns. Though most of the area complied with regulations, the audit revealed six bridges with structural concerns, culvert maintenance issues, and overall road maintenance issues. Even more troubling is the information that the government already knew about these issues, yet the had not been corrected. On ... Read More »

Quesnel Housing Project update

The City of Quesnel Council offered an update on their Elliot Street Supportive Housing Project at yesterday’s council meeting. Council approved a reading of a bylaw qhich will allow the 6 vacant lots on the 300 block of Elliot Street to be utilized for the project. The project will see 32 self contained supportive housing units with full washrooms and ... Read More »

Quesnel Mayor quells confusion on project

The City of Quesnel is attempting to clarify concerns over an upcoming construction project. According to a release from Mayor Bob Simpson this morning, there is still public confusion circultating regarding the Reid Street revitalization project. Simpson says that the project offered plenty of opportunities for residents to have their input on the project heard, and reiterates that it is ... Read More »

BC group looks to curtain salmon crisis

A group of 26 BC residents from all walks of life are banding together to protect the province’s salmon. The group, which includes indigenous peoples, business leaders, and prominent residents, introduced a declaration today that would see the refusal to renew fish farm licenses. The Declaration in Defense of Wild Salmon states that the wild salmon stocks in the province ... Read More »

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