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Premier Horgan apologizes for mistreatment of Haida totem pole

Premier John Horgan has apologized for the treatment of a Haida totem pole at Peace Arch Provincial Park. The apology came during a ceremony which saw the replica pole raised to replace a pole that was removed without consultation in 2008. Horgan acknowledged the province’s wrongdoing in the matter and will issue a formal apology letter when BC legislation resumes. ... Read More »

Minister of Advanced education says access to training is key in keeping workers in the north

Ensuring the availability of adequate training is the first step in keeping skilled workers in the north, according to Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark. Mark’s comments came following the unveiling of Coast Mountain College’s newly renovated House of Cedar trades training facility. College President Ken Burt echoed Mark’s statements, saying that you have to create the workers before you ... Read More »

Coast Mountain College unveils renovated House of Cedar training facility

Community and modernization are the key themes for the newly renovated House of Cedar trades training facility at Coast Mountain College. Renovations on the building, originally built in 1970, wrapped up today as the college celebrated the official unveiling of the facility. A new state-of-the-art welding facility as well as upgraded equipment and revamped classroom design highlight the 18.4 million ... Read More »

Inquest jurors call for sobering centre after the death of a Northwest BC man in custody

A Coroners Jury has made three recommendations after the death of Gitxsan man in Prince George police custody nearly two years ago. The inquest verdict found that 51 year-old Jaime Wilford Shanoss died as a result of acute alcohol poisoning and classified his death as accidental. The jury heard that Shanoss, described by witnesses as a nice guy and well ... Read More »

Two new child pornography arrests bring total to 4 in Terrace this summer

Terrace RCMP have made two new arrests in an on-going child pornography investigation. The most recent arrest comes following the discovery and seizure of numerous electronic devices after the execution of three search warrants. 36 year-old Blair Cecil David Wells is facing eight charges as a result, including extortion, child luring, and making and possessing child pornography. An unrelated investigation ... Read More »

10th BC Justice Summit focuses on Indigenous interactions

In June, key members of BC’s justice and public safety sectors met with Indigenous leaders for the 10th BC Justice Summit. The goal of the summit was to identify and accelerate changes in interactions between Indigenous peoples and BC’s justice system. Today, a report was released detailing the intensive discussions. Some key points highlighted in the report include: a mental ... Read More »

RCMP arrest man in relation to sex crimes in Prince George

Prince George RCMP have arrested an adult man in relation to numerous indecent acts. The arrest was made as part of an on-going investigation by the Sex Crimes Unit in to numerous indecent acts near the UNBC campus. The investigation dates back to July of 2017. Anyone who has been the victim of an indecent act in the area, or ... Read More »

Northern B.C. forestry talks headed to mediation

Contract talks covering over 1500 northern B.C. forestry workers will be going to mediation. After two days of bargaining this week, United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 says the employer came to the table Wednesday and served notice that it was seeking mediation. Labour Relations Board mediator Dave Schaub is scheduled to sit down next week with the union and the Council on Northern ... Read More »

Prince George innovator given Order of BC

Prince George resident and entrepreneur Brian Fehr was among 13 civic leaders honoured with the Order of British Columbia today. Fehr was given the prestigious award for his extensive work bringing technological innovation to the lumber industry in rural BC. A champion of rural development, Fehr founded BID group which currently employs over 400 BC residents. This year’s appointees will ... Read More »

Pouce Coupe resident faces jail time for mistreatment of dog

A Pouce Coupe resident is facing fines of up to 75 thousand dollars and up to 2 years in jail for the mistreatment of a rottweiler. Animal cruelty charges were approved by the BC SPCA against the owner of the rottweiler after its 2016 seizure. According to animal protection officer Debbie Goodine, the dog was severely emaciated, registering a body ... Read More »

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