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Prince George RCMP seize large amount of guns from stolen trailer

An outstanding arrest warrant led to the seizure of numerous guns and ammunition in Prince George on Thursday. RCMP originally attended a residence on Poplar Place in an effort to locate a man with a warrant out for his arrest. After investigating the property, police determined the man to be inside a trailer on the property. With the assistance of ... Read More »

Enbridge says fallout from pipeline explosion not a health risk

Enbridge says that the dust which coated adjacent homes following a pipeline explosion in Shelley last week is not a health risk. After conducting earth sampling of the area northeast of Prince George, the company determined that both the mineral and metal composition were well below provincial and federal standards. While there is still no timeline for the repair of ... Read More »

Province takes another step towards eliminating MSP premiums

New legislation tabled today marks another step in the provincial government’s plans to eliminate Medical Service Plan premiums. Today’s legislature saw the government table their Employer Health Tax Act, which shifts the cost of medical premiums from individuals to businesses. 800 million dollars in tax savings to both individuals and businesses are expect with the shift, which more closely aligns ... Read More »

Phone scam resurfaces in Terrace

The resurfacing of a well-known phone scam has RCMP in Terrace warning residents not to fall victim. Police have received a spike in calls recently regarding a Canada Revenue Agency phone scam threatening arrest over an unpaid bill. As a result, they are reminding everybody that neither the Government nor a true collection agency will ask for payment over the ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP investigating bear mace assault

Terrace RCMP are looking for a suspect responsible for spraying a man in the face with bear mace. Police were originally called to the 3000 block of Kalum Street last Wednesday for reports of an assault in progress, but the suspect had already fled the scene by the time they arrived. Later that evening, police received a separate report of ... Read More »

New website gives public more say on Crown Land management

A new website launched by the province today aims to make information regarding the use of Crown Land more accessible. Beginning today, all new Crown Land applications will be posted to the site for the public to openly comment on. By moving to the new site, the province hopes to make it easier for the public to have their say ... Read More »

Province kicks in $300k for northwest literacy programs

About 50 per cent of BC adults have difficulty doing daily tasks because of limited reading and math skills. The BC government is providing nearly $300,000 to adult literacy programs in the northwest to help people with skills they need. Coast Mountain College will provide funding for 13 programs from Haida Gwaii to Houston. “The college is linked to several ... Read More »

Aggressive bear warning for Kitimat neighbourhood

The District of Kitimat is warning residents of the Kildala neighbourhood to use extreme caution outdoors after a several incidents with aggressive bears in the area. District officials say improperly stored garbage is attracting bears to the neighbourhood. The Conservation Officer Service and bylaw officers are patrolling the community. Anyone not storing garbage properly or failing to manage attractants will ... Read More »

Liberals want to know why just one legal BC retail pot shop set to open Wednesday

With pot becoming legal Wednesday and just one approved retail cannabis store set be open in BC, the NDP took heat from the opposition Liberals in Question Period Monday. Prince George-Mackenzie Liberal MLA Mike Morris wanted to know how long the government would let illegal dispensaries operate while legalized outlets get started. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says enforcement to ... Read More »

BC Hydro says Site C safe from landslides

Amidst calls for an independant safety review, BC Hydro is reassuring the public that the Site C Megadam is safe from landslides in the area. Requests for a review come following a massive moving landslide that has forced the evacuation of Old Fort, south of the Fort St John based dam site. While Old Fort has been deemed unsafe to ... Read More »

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