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Stewart RCMP revive investigation in to 40 year old missing person case

Stewart RCMP are relaunching a 40 year old search for a missing person. Smithers resident Gerard Krausnig was originally reported missing on July 2nd of 1977. Krausnig was fishing on the Nass River at the time of his disappearance when a reported boating mishap took place near the Meziadin River Junction. Now, police are attempting to locate any family members, ... Read More »

Seven Terrace residents receive Bravery Award from Royal Canadian Humane Association

Seven Terrace residents were among 19 British Columbians honoured with the Royal Canadian Humane Association’s Bravery Award. Roger Fehr, Kelly Gingles, Regan Kardas, Mitchell Peters, Brian Ward, Erik Brown, and James Giles were all honoured during a ceremony last Friday. Fehr, Gingles, Kardas, Peters, and Ward received the prestigious honour for their efforts in rescuing a snowmobiler trapped in an ... Read More »

Premier reveals his referendum choice

BC Premier John Horgan is letting everyone know the way he voted in the on-going electoral reform referendum. The Premier confirmed in a press conference yesterday that he voted in favour of changing the system to mixed-member proportional representation. Under the Premier’s prefered system, voters would select their chosen candidate as usual, but there would also be extra MLA’s assigned ... Read More »

Bus crash near Prince George sends 16 Canfor employees to hospital

Police believe weather to be the primary factor in a bus crash that sent 16 passengers to hospital near Prince George yesterday. The single vehicle collision occurred on Highway 97, near Mitchell Road, just before 4:00 yesterday afternoon. The Canfor chartered bus had reportedly been transporting 30 plus workers from Prince George to their Polar sawmill near Bear Lake at ... Read More »

BC ranks tops in unemployment for 14th straight month

British Columbians have enjoyed the lowest unemployment rate in the country for 14 consecutive months, according to the October Labour Force Survey. Released today, the Survey shows the province sitting at just 4.1 percent unemployment, thanks in part to an employment increase of 48 thousand over the past year. On top of that, BC registered the third highest wage growth ... Read More »

Three new programs aim to improve child care options for Indigenous communities

Indigenous children and families are set to benefit from three new programs which aim to provide more culturally sensitive child care options. One of the programs will see the province invest 3.6 million dollars in 11 new early learning and child care planning positions, which will focus on the specific cultural needs of Indigenous communities. Another will see Indigenous organizations ... Read More »

New recycle depot to open in Quesnel; existing depots to close

This December will see the opening of a new recycle depot in Quesnel, allowing residents to recycle a wider range of products. Coinciding with the opening of the new depot, existing depots at West Park Mall, Maple Park Mall, Sani-Loop, and the Quesnel Landfill are slated to close on November 29th. The new recycling depot, located near the Quesnel Landfill ... Read More »

Canfor to curtail BC operations for remainder of 2018

Supply constraints, mounting costs, and market conditions have forced Canfor to curtail operations at its BC sawmills for the remainder of the year. The announcement comes following another year of devastating wildfires, declining market prices, and uncompetative log costs. In a release today, the company says they intend to reduce lumber production over the final quarter by decreasing operating days, ... Read More »

UHNBC among top hospitals at getting patients back home quickly

According to a recent release, the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia is one of the best hospitals in the province at getting getting patients back home quickly. While the average hospital stay for major injuries in BC sits at 12 days, UHNBC patients can expect to stay just 8 and a half. Northern Health credits the excellent return time ... Read More »

BC to re-establish human rights commission

Fresh Legislation introduced today intends to re-establish BC’s human rights commission. Currently BC is the only province in Canada without a human rights commission after the previous version was dismantled in 2002. Through ammendments to the Human Rights Act, the new legislation would create and independant human rights commissioner who would report to to the assembly. That commissioner would be ... Read More »

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