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MMIW Announcement

The announcement that the National Inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls will soon stop in Smithers. Though the MMIW inquiry is scheduled to hold hearings on the week of September 25th they will be in Smithers the week of July 17th to prepare for the hearings. Inquiry teams of health, legal, communications and logistics staffers will visit ... Read More »

Sutherland evacuation order update

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issue an update to the Evacuation Alert for the Sutherland fire on July 10th at 11 am. The Evacuation Alert area now covers the area east of the Sutherland forest service road to the Stuart River, east of Settlement Road to Blue Mountain forest service road and north to Pitka 100 road. Residents in the ... Read More »

New Tuition Program offered in Skeena

Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment, in partnership with Tides Canada, has announced a new funding opportunity for residents in select communities in the north to pursue their education at SFU The tuition program offers $3000 for a max of 7 people in Terrace, Smithers, Kitimat, and communities in the upper Skeena to help not only reduce tuition, but also ... Read More »

Cariboo fire ban

he Cariboo fire center announced today there will be a campfire ban placed on the entire Cariboo. Effective on Friday, July 7th, Campfires will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo, before today campfires were only banned in the Chilcotin region. The Cariboo is experiencing dry conditions and elevated fire danger ratings, which is currently sitting at “extreme” Prohibited activities will include, ... Read More »

Kermode Friendship Society announces new day-care and office

The Kermode Friendship Society celebrated the beginning of construction on their new building. The new 8,600 square foot building will house a 40 space day care as well as offices. Cal Albright, executive director of the Kermode Friendship Society indicated the daycare will be culturally centered and the program will be delivered primarily by Aboriginal caregivers. Albright says aboriginal children ... Read More »

Smithers RCMP are investigating a theft at a school

Smithers RCMP is dealing with mischief and theft on local school property. The Smithers secondary school was damaged by an unknown number of individuals. There isn’t an exact time but RCMP believes it occurred sometime between Sunday, July 2nd, and Monday, July 3rd. They broke into the contractor’s work trailer on school property and numerous items were stolen as well ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP need help in finding a missing man

Prince George RCMP is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing person that has not been seen since yesterday. On Thursday, July 6th, 2017, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a missing person, Franklin Douglas Orr, who was last seen on Wednesday, July 5th in Prince George. Frank, as he likes to be called, did not return ... Read More »

Telkwa business under heat

A Telkwa business has created a stir of controversy after putting up a sign refusing to serve mothers who are breastfeeding. The business is the Telkwa Baeckerei which is off Highway 16 between Hudson and Hunter Ave The sign reads ” If there is the need feed your child, please be Respectful of yourself and other people, and use a ... Read More »

RCMP attempting to locate missing sisters in Prince Rupert

The Prince Rupert RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 11-year-old Marissa White and 10-year-old Renee White who were reported missing on July 5th, 2017. Both girls are First Nations and are believed to be in Prince Rupert. Family members are concerned for their safety and well being. If you have any information on their whereabouts you are asked to ... Read More »

Skeena closure update

The Disastrous salmon season continues along the Skeena watershed, more and more citizens are getting a sense of uncertainty. DFO says the sockeye returns noted have been the lowest since 2013. This is only the second time first nations have agreed not to fish for Sockeye Salmon in the river. DFO official Colin Masson says the discussions between the first ... Read More »

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