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RCMP looking for missing man

Fort St. John RCMP is asking for help finding a missing local man. Mounties say 46-year-old Michael Marshall was last seen November 28th. Investigators say there’s nothing to indicate foul play at this time. Marshall is described as: Caucasian male Slender build 5 ft 9 in / 177cm 170 lbs / 77 kg Blue eyes Brown hair Contact the Fort St. ... Read More »

Kitimat SAR helps rescue injured snowmobiler

Kitimat Search Rescue was called out Sunday to rescue an injured snowmobiler in the Anderson Lake area of Claque Mountain. BC Ambulance called out the SAR members after the male hit a tree on his machine and suffered multiple injuries. With daylight fading fast, search members worked with the Kitimat Fire Department and two paramedics to get the injured snowmobiler ... Read More »

Grinch comes early to Terrace Salvation Army

It’s a crime affecting those who can least afford it. The Terrace branch of the Salvation Army says it was the target of thieves over the weekend. According to its Facebook page, criminals broke with front window of its downtown Thrift Store early Saturday morning and stole display items for its silent auction. Officials with the Sally Ann say the ... Read More »

Tug and fuel barge leave Heiltsuk waters after near disaster

The Heiltsuk Nation says it’s relieved that a U.S. tug and its fully laden fuel barge have left their waters along the central coast. The Jake Shearer and its barge with its 12.5 million litres of diesel and gasoline found safe harbour near Bella Bella Monday night after becoming separated in a storm just off the rocky coastline last Sunday ... Read More »

Tsilhqot’in National Government wants public inquiry into provincial wildfire response

After BC’s worst wildfire season on record, First Nations in the Chilcotin are calling for a public inquiry. The Tsilhqoti’in National Government accuses the provincial government of failing to take appropriate action to prevent wildfires risks or prepare for a quick response. The TNG says a public inquiry is critical to ensure that the voices and experiences of those impacted ... Read More »

Mills Memorial marks MRI milestone

The new MRI unit at Mills Memorial in Terrace has performed its first 500 exams. Northern Health leaders and staff along the with the Northwest Regional Hospital District celebrated the milestone which has allowed hundreds of residents to get diagnostic imaging closer to home. Radiologist Dr. Elliot Rapp says a process that used to take months or even years due ... Read More »

NTSB says second mate asleep at the wheel before Nathan E Stewart disaster

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released its report on the grounding of an articulated tug and barge northwest of Bella Bella last October. The NTSB says the likely cause of the incident was the second mate of the Nathan E Stewart falling asleep while on watch. The investigation revealed that the second mate missed a critical course change ... Read More »

Smithers, Sandspit find their happy place…on a list of Canada’s happiest places

According to travel site Expedia.ca, a couple of communities in northwest BC rank as some of Canada’s happiest. The site published a ranking of  the 40 #Happiest Places in Canada based a review of over a hundred thousand social media conversations containing hashtags like #cheerful, #blessed, and #happy. Sandspit on Haida Gwaii ranked fourth with the website calling it a year-round ... Read More »

Cullen reconsiders riding name change, asks for more feedback

It appears people of the Northwest are pretty passionate about the name of their federal electoral riding. Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen got an ear-full from constituents after posting to Facebook about his proposal to change the riding name to Skeena-Pacific Northwest. Cullen says a number of people didn’t feel properly consulted, so his office is asking for more feedback ... Read More »

Neil Sterritt to receive Order of British Columbia

A driving force of one of the most significant court decisions regarding Indigenous land claims in BC is receiving the province’s highest form of recognition. Gitxsan member Neil Sterritt is among 16 people who are being appointed to the Order of British Columbia. Sterritt, former Gitxsan-Wet’suwet’en Tribal Council president, was instrumental in the 1997 Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision ... Read More »

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