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Investigation launched in to Wrinch Memorial

A concerned citizen has emailed Doug Donaldson about the care at Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Hazelton. Jacob Beaton is a business consultant and and resident of the community. He send a letter to the MLA requesting a look into the hospital after his friend was mistreated after having a stroke. Beaton’s friend Chuck Gray is a Gitxsan tree feller, father ... Read More »

Kinder no Surprise: BC takes steps to block Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

The BC government is making good on its election promise to use every tool it has to block the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Contstruction on Kinder Morgan’s controversial $7.4 billion oil pipeline project was to start next month, but the province has announced its plans to join the legal fight against the expansion and says any work on crown ... Read More »

Busy holiday weekend for Terrace SAR

The Terrace Search and Rescue had a busy holiday weekend. The SAR team participates in a number of events throughout Riverboat Days, including the parade, the fireworks display and the duck race. In the midst of the festivities, crews were called to assist with the search and rescue of a 25 year old Belgian man who fell in the Stikine ... Read More »

Highway 16 crash kills two people

RCMP say a collision between a car and a loaded logging truck west of Prince George has left two people dead and a third injured. Investigators say a west-bound Chevy Cavalier crossed the centre line of Highway 16 and struck the logging truck’s driver-side fuel tank shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators say two occupants of the car were pronounced ... Read More »

Residential school hockey players recognized by the Hockey Hall of Fame

A hockey team in Manitoba completely made from residential school survivors are headed to the hall. A special collection of artifacts from the team is headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Toronto. The items include jerseys, banners and special memorabilia from the Sagkeeng Oldtimers team. The team was formed in 1978 by Walter Fontaine, and Verna Fontaine, ... Read More »

Crash between logging truck and passenger vehicle closes Highway 16

Some more details are emerging about a serious crash that has closed Highway 16 between Prince George and Vanderhoof. Witnesses in the area say that the collision was between a truck carrying a number of people and a west-bound logging truck. Both vehicles ended up off the highway and logging truck spilled its load. Police and emergency crews are still ... Read More »

Central Coast Regional District rescinds evacuation order/alert

Some good news for communities located near the Precipice Creek wildfire on the Central Coast. The Central Coast Regional District has called off an evacuation order and alert related to the wildfire. It says the Evacuation Alert (dated August 6 2017) and the Evacuation Order (dated August 8 2017) for the area from the foot of the Bella Coola Hill ... Read More »

Crash closes Highway 16 between Vanderhoof and Prince George

Highway 16 remains closed between Prince George and Vanderhoof due to a crash. Few details are available, but reports indicate a collision between a logging truck and a car has resulted in possible fatalities approximately 40 kilometres east of Vanderhoof. The BC transportation ministry says the incident occurred after 6 0’clock Wednesday evening RCMP and Emergency crews are on scene. ... Read More »

Wildfire smoke continues to roll north

The haze from BC’s massive wildfires continues to have a far-reaching impact on the province. The environment ministry and Northern Health have now added coastal and inland sections of the North Coast and Williston to the smoky skies advisory. Residents may experience symptoms such as increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath. Children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or ... Read More »

BC tourism operators assessing business impact of wildfires

BC tourism operators won’t know the impact massive summer wildfires are having on their industry until sometime this fall. Maya Lange of Destination BC says she’s heard anecdotal evidence from businesses outside fire zones about cancellations by visitors concerned the entire province is ablaze.  Operators in fire-affected regions have also had to scale back business due to backcountry closures and ... Read More »

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