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Terrace Council has reservations over proposed community child care programs

Last week, Terrace City Council received a delegation from the province regarding a pair of community based child care programs. The Community Child Care Planning Program would see 25 thousand dollars in grant funding given to projects which identify strategies to inform future child care space creation. The Community Child Care Space Creation Program would award local governments up to ... Read More »

Government to commission independant review of liquor distribution system

An independant review of BC’s wholesale liquor distribution system has been commissioned by the government. Liquor policy advisor Mark Hicken made a recommendation to review the system following industry concerns revealed in his recent report to government. An outside consultant will be selected to undertake the review in the new year, after the Liquor Distribution Branch has transitioned to its ... Read More »

Terrace Council considering downtown security assistance program

Terrace City Council is preparing a proposal which could see them help to fund security improvements for downtown businesses. In June, it was suggested that council consider a program similar to the Northern Development Initiative Trust’s Facade Improvement Program to to assists businesses in limiting criminal activity. Now, City staff are considering a 10 thousand dollar program which would see ... Read More »

Kitimat RCMP seeking church vandals

Kitimat RCMP are seeking information on those responsible for the vandalism of a church in town. On November 23rd, the Kitimat Greek Orthodox Church was discovered to have several of its windows damaged or broken. The church is located at 148 Konigus St, near the ball diamonds and the Luso. Police are asking anyone with information that may help them ... Read More »

BC’s Indigenous student success rate sees 4 percent increase in 2018

2018 saw the largest single year jump in six-year graduation rate for Indigenous students in the province since 2011. Indigenous secondary school students saw an increased rate of 4 percent over the past year, bringing the overall rate to 70 percent for the year, 8 percent higher than just 4 years ago. Minister of Education Rob Flemming credits a more ... Read More »

Audit finds commercial driving regulations in BC to be subpar

An independant audit conducted by BC’s Auditor General found the province’s commercial vehicle safety levels to be less than ideal. According to a report released today, the audit found that 19 percent of the nearly 300 fatal collisions per year during the past decade involved heavy commercial vehicles. This is the case despite those heavy commercial vehciles, such as dump ... Read More »

Terrace Clean Team receives funding to operate for 1 year

12 thousand dollars in grant funding has officially been approved to support 1 year of a Clean Team project in Terrace. Modelled after a project originating in Quesnel, the Clean Team initiative would see a team of peers work to eliminate unsafe drug needle disposal in the city. These peers would have 2 duties as members of the Clean Team: ... Read More »

Terrace Search and Rescue volunteers log nearly 6,000 hours in 2018

Terrace Search and Rescue logged 5942 hours across more than 170 activities in 2018 according to their end of year report to council. Of the 172 total activites, 24 were active incidents, a number which cuts close to the average yearly rate. Educational and community prevention events made up a significant chunk of those activities as the team ramped up ... Read More »

No public concerns issued over cannabis store in Terrace during open hearing

Residents packed the council chambers in Terrace yesterday as Council reviewed a proposed retail cannabis store slated for the Skeena Mall. Though there were many in attendance for the public hearing, attendees were content to simply listen to the proposal as none opted to supply council with feedback. Ahead of the hearing, development services sent out a call for any ... Read More »

Electoral Area F to hold by-election in the spring

Election season isn’t over quite yet for residents of Electoral Area F in the Cariboo Regional District. Confirmation came down from the Distict today that they will be holding a by-election for a new director this spring. Conrad Turcotte was selected as a Director-elect during October’s elections, but was unable to take his oath of office prior to the December ... Read More »

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