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Pretivm spends more than 200 million in the Bulkley Valley

Pretivm updated Smithers council this week on the Bruce Jack Mine just north of Stewart. During the presentation, Manager of the mine Kevin Torpy recommended the 206 million dollars spent on goods and services for businesses between Hazelton and Houston. Mayor Taylor Bachrach says the project is showing benefits to the community “in terms of employment, supporting local businesses and ... Read More »

B.C minimum wage set to increase today

Starting today, the wage will increase for B.C’s lowest paid workers. Workers will see an increase in their hourly wage by 50 cents, bringing their wage up to 11.35 an hour compared to the previous 10.10. Minister of Labour Harry Bains says “Increasing the minimum wage is one way our government will help make life more affordable for hard-working British ... Read More »

BC’s state of emergency will expire today

After nine weeks of being in a province wide state of emergency driven by the ongoing wildfires, that state of emergency will expire today. On July 7th, over 200 wildfires sparked in less than 24 hours. The province declared emergency so they could coordinate the response through multiple agencies and respond to wildfires as best they could. Since the initial ... Read More »

Over 200 buildings have been lost in the Cariboo due to fires

This summer was the worst wildfire season on record for the province, and the Cariboo sustained a lot of damage to structures. To date, the region has lost 60 homes and 167 other structures due to wildfire. The totals now include structure loss numbers from the Plateau, Elephant Hill and Quesnel Lake wildfire areas. Damage assessments have been largely completed ... Read More »

Annual Kidney Walk next weekend

The annual kidney walk is slated for next Sunday, September 24th and there are two local events taking place. In Terrace the walk starts at Parkside Secondary School with registration at 1 p.m, and walkers will stride their way over 2 and half kilometer course at 2 o’clock. In Williams Lake the walkers will gather at 9 a.m. At Boitanio ... Read More »

Stolen property recovered in Prince George

A large amount to industrial equipment was stolen earlier this year and police in Prince George have now recovered some of the items. Back on march 16th a report was received by police about equipment stolen from a work site along highway 16 west near St Pierre Road. Taken was a 1997 Freightliner tractor, a 40 foot Kaufman low bed ... Read More »

Mt. Robson was home to their third annual ultra-marathon

Last Saturday was the 2017 Mount Robson Marathon. This was the third year running for the extended 50km marathon. Mary Denton was one of the runners for the event and she says it was tough course but had very beautiful viewpoints. Denton adds her mother played a huge role in her love for running and it’s moved down to her ... Read More »

Ontario sen Beyak says Indigenous people ‘trade in their status cards for Canadian citizenships’

Tory senator Lynn Beyak has put her foot in her mouth for a second commenting about aboriginals. Her journey into politically incorrectness began earlier this year when she said there was some positive things that came out of the residential school system. She was immediately attacked, but battled back adding that the silent majority of Canadians support her. Now she ... Read More »

Aurora LNG pulls out of Prince Rupert

Another blow to the Port of Prince Rupert. Aurora LNG has backed out of a plan to build a plant, saying that they economy doesn’t support its vision. The plant was slated to be a large operation on Digby Island and is a partnership with Calgary-based Nexen. The companies say this was a strategic decision and they will cease all ... Read More »

Kitsumkalum school redresses iconic car, preparing for MMIW Inquiry

Students at ‘Na Aksa Gyilak’yoo School have joined together to replace the photos on a car that brings light to the missing and murdered Indigenous women in the country. Gladys Radek is the owner of the car and is well known for her walks “Tears for Justice”. Her car features the missing faces of women from across the country, but ... Read More »

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