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RCMP defuse Prince Rupert standoff

RCMP say a ten-plus hour standoff with a man in Prince Rupert came to a peaceful conclusion Wednesday afternoon. The incident began at 2:30 that morning when Mounties were called to an assault with a weapon at a home in the 200 block of 5th Ave West. Officers found a 54 year-old man with a gash to his head who ... Read More »

Evacuation alert issued in Bulkley-Nechako

An evacuation alert has been issued for the area round the Dog Creek Trail forest fire. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issued the alert for the area 25 kms northwest of Vanderhoof, between the Dog Creek Forest Service Road and Geernaert Road, south of the Barlow Forest Service road to the Nechako River, and from Westwood Road to Braeside Road. ... Read More »

Lightning strikes spark wildfires across BC

The BC Wildfire Service says lightning sparked several new forest fires across the province. The Prince George Fire Centre is responding to 12 new wildfires, including two very visible ones. Officials say the 60 hectare Dog Creek Trail wildfire is burning 25 kilometres northwest of Vanderhoof. There are 22 firefighters, helicopters, and air tankers being used as needed to fight ... Read More »

Government introduces new fund to combat overdose crisis

The government has released more funding in an attempt to combat the overdose crisis in BC. The Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Fund will supply the most at risk communities with 100 thousand dollars in grant funding through established Community Action Teams. 20 communities have been identified as the highest priority, including Fort St John and Prince George. A second stream ... Read More »

Gitxsan Child and Family Event: Welcome Home

Welcome Home Celebration!   Read More »

Final 2018-19 Rural Dividends Fund deadline approaching

The deadline for the fifth and final intake for 2018-2019 of the BC rural dividends fund is fast approaching. Through the fund, First Nations, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations can apply for funding to help with projects that improve their communities. Applicants can apply for 100 thousand dollars for single community-driven projects if they contribute 20 percent of the total ... Read More »

$10,000 bike stolen from Prince George

Prince George RCMP are seeking public assistance in the search for a stolen bike. The stolen bike, valued at over 10 thousand dollars, was stolen from the back of a parked vehicle near Fifth Avenue and Ontario Street last Wednesday. The bike is described as a Rocky Mountain Instinct 999 carbon fiber mountain bike, with black and red stripes, a ... Read More »

All categories of open fires now banned in Coastal Fire Centre

As of noon today, all open fires have been officially banned within the Coastal Fire Centre’s jurisdiction. The lone exception to the ban is Haida Gwaii, which will still see Category 2 fires banned. While Category 2 fires were already banned throughout the rest of the area, the ban will now encompass category 3 fires as well. The Coastal Fire ... Read More »

Black Diamond picked for pipeline contract related to LNG Canada project

A Calgary-based firm has been awarded a multi-million dollar work camp contract related to the proposed LNG Canada development. Black Diamond Group says the $42.5 million dollar deal will see it provide remote workforce accomodations for construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project. The company says it has partnered with the West Moberly First Nations to secure a 908-bed camp ... Read More »

Haisla hip-hop group shortlisted for Polaris Prize

A Haisla hip-hop duo have been nominated for a prestigious music award. The Snotty Nose Rez Kids are one of ten recording artists named to the 2018 Polaris Prize short list for their release “The Average Savage”. The Polaris Prize awards $50,000 for the Canadian Album of the Year,” judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration for genre or record ... Read More »

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