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UPDATE: Highway 16 closed near Fraser Lake

A vehicle incident has left Highway 16 closed near Fraser Lake. The Ministry of Transportation says the route is closed approximately 12 km east of the community. Officials originally said the closure was 12 km west of Fraser Lake. CFNR has contacted the RCMP for clarification and more details when they become available. Cpl. Madonna Saunderson with the North District ... Read More »

Wolverine hosts open houses on proposed fuel terminal

The company behind a proposed marine fuels terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert is holding two open houses on the North Coast this week. Wolverine Terminals is receiving public comments which will be used in the federal government’s environmental effects evaluation of the project. Wolverine says Prince Rupert Marine Fuels would allow cargo vessles anchored or berthed at the ... Read More »

Thefts from vehicles on the rise in Quesnel

October has seen an increased amount of thefts from vehicles in Quesnel. These have occurred all over the City but the Uplands, Racing Road area, as well as the Johnston and Carson subdivisions, have been the worst hit. Police have the following tips to prevent you from becoming a victim of these crimes: Do not leave any property in your ... Read More »

New arena underway for the Upper-Skeena

Last Friday was the groundbreaking day for the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre in Hazelton. Northern Development’s CEO Joel McKay was on hand at the ceremony to show support for the construction of the new arena along with officials from the Province of BC. The facility is projected to be the primary venue to pursue sports, tourism and act as a ... Read More »

RCMP helicopter added to search for missing mushroom picker

Police and search crews are back in bush near Smithers for a fourth day as they try to find a missing woman. Mounties received a call Saturday morning after Frances Brown became separated from her cousin while picking in the Kitsegucla Road area. RCMP Corporal Madonna Saunderson says search and rescue crews on the ground will get some additional assistance ... Read More »

Moose hunt ban in ?Esdilagh First Nation territory

Another First Nation community in the Cariboo Chilcotin has opened a ban on moose hunting within its territory. The ban was announced on Monday, after they made the decision following a community meeting held on October 5th. The Esdilagh or Alexandria First nation is located alongside the Fraser River between Williams Lake and Quesnel. This season, Tsliqot’in National Government Chair ... Read More »

Kitimat issues water quality advisory

Recent rainfall has stirred up the Kitimat River causing the District of Kitimat to issue a water quality advisory. Because of elevated turbidity levels, Northern Health is advising children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems to boil their water. The District of Kitimat says there is currently no evidence of increased risk to water users, but ... Read More »

Bold bear bothering Haida Gwaii community

Police and conservation officers are trying to catch a problem black bear that’s been causing trouble in a Haida Gwaii community. RCMP say the bear has been spotted a number of times in and around Old Massett.  While no specific incidents have been detailed, Mounties say the animal has placed the public at risk on several occasions and has come ... Read More »

Wind warning issued, gusts of up to 110 km/h possible

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Haida Gwaii, the North Coast, and Central Coast. Officials say a strong Pacific front will come ashore Tuesday night, causing southeast winds of 90 km/h gusting to 110 km/h. The wind is expected to pick up overnight and ease early Wednesday morning. Environment Canada says the strong winds may cause damage and ... Read More »

Ministry of Environment probes pesticide use between Terrace and Prince Rupert

The BC environment ministry is looking into complaints about herbicide spraying along the rail line between Terrace and Prince Rupert. The T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation has accused CN of improperly using pesticides to control weeds along the tracks, in some cases right next to the Skeena River and its tributaries. Recent pictures taken by the group show what appears ... Read More »

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