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Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert RCMP say a local man hit by a vehicle Friday night has died of his injuries. Mounties say the 70-year-old had exited his vehicle on 9th Avenue West to remove some debris on the road when he was hit by a vehicle making a left hand turn on the the road from McBride Street. The man was rushed ... Read More »

Highway 16 reopened between Terrace and Prince Rupert

The Ministry of Transportation has reopened a section of Highway 16 in northwest BC. The road was shut down Saturday night between Terrace and Prince Rupert due to a high risk of avalanche. The region was hit by a big dump of snow Friday and Saturday creating conditions ripe for slides along the route. Check DriveBC for updates. Read More »

Avalanche hazard closes Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert

A high avalanche hazard has closed Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert. The transportation ministry says the highway is closed in both directions as of 7:00 p.m.  The road is closed 35 km west of Terrace to 13 km east of the Port Edward turnoff. The region has been hit by a heavy dump of wet snow Friday and ... Read More »

More snow and rainfall warnings issued as intense winter weather batters BC

Environment Canada has expanded snowfall warnings to the Chilcotin and the Bulkley Valley-Lakes regions. Forecasters expect more snow to continue Saturday with up to 10 cm in and around Smithers and 20 cm closer to Fort St. James. A snowfall warning continues for the inland sections of the North Coast.  Environment Canada says an intense frontal system dropped over 20 cm ... Read More »

RCMP investigating armed robbery in Williams Lake

Williams Lake RCMP are trying to track down a red-wigged robber that targeted an Oliver Street Bank Friday. Investigators say the lone male suspect entered the CIBC branch shortly after 3:30, produced a note demanding money, and motioned to what appeared to be a concealed gun on his hip. The suspect then fled the branch with an undisclosed amount of ... Read More »

Highway 16 transit service launching from Terrace to Hazelton

Route 164 between Kispiox and Terrace will make round trips on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, the standard rate is $5 per rider and $4 for students and seniors. Once the services start, the busses will be available 3 days per week between communities from Prince George to Terrace. MLA Jennifer Rice says this new bus route is taking a step ... Read More »

RCMP looking for missing woman

Prince George RCMP are asking for help finding a missing woman. Investigators say 31 year-old Sheena May Halverson hasn’t been seen in over two months. Despite extensive efforts to find her, Mounties say they haven’t had any luck locating Halverson. Sheena Halverson is described as: First Nations female Thin build 54 kg (120 lbs) 165 cm (5’5″) Brown eyes Brown ... Read More »

Conservation Officers hope to remove Hammy’s headdress

Prince Rupert’s favourite four-legged internet celebrity may soon lose his star power. Since August, Rupert residents have been following the exploits of Hammy the deer and his purple hammock hat. But conservation officers are now trying to track down tranquilize the buck so that they can removed the entangled purple mesh from his antlers. Sergeant Tracy Walbauer says the Conservation ... Read More »

Inquest recommends ambulance changes after Quesnel man’s death

A Coroners jury has made seven recommendations following an inquest into the death of a Quesnel man who fell out of an ambulance. The inquest heard that 36 year-old Ebony Aaron Wood crashed his truck after a fight with his spouse on November 5, 2016 and was arrested by RCMP not far from the scene. When Wood complained of chest ... Read More »

Winter blast expected to dump 20-30 cm of snow near Kitimat

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for inland sections of the North Coast. Forecasters say a frontal system will head inland Friday night and across the interior of the province Saturday. Snow is expected for Terrace and Stewart along with a second system bringing more snow to Kitimat Saturday. Snowfall amounts of between 20 and 30 cm are expected ... Read More »

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