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Supreme Court sides with Williams Lake Band in land dispute

The Supreme Court of Canada has sided with a British Columbia First Nation in a dispute over its traditional lands. In a decision today, the high court has restored a tribunal’s decision in favour of the Williams Lake Indian Band, which had argued the pre-Confederation colony of British Columbia failed to protect its territory from encroaching settlers. The band also ... Read More »

LNG Canada shortlists contractors for proposed Kitimat facility

LNG Canada has shortlisted two contractors for the chance to build the company’s proposed liquefied natural gas export facility in Kitimat. The two finalists for engineering, procurement, and construction of the facility are the partnership of TechnipFMC plc and KBR, Inc. (LNG BC Contractors), and the partnership of JGC Corporation and Fluor Corporation. LNG Canada says negotiations with both EPC contractors ... Read More »

Avalanche control work west of Terrace

Motorists traveling between Terrace and Prince Rupert Friday afternoon should expect some delays. The Ministry of Transportation will be conducting avalanche control work 16 km west of Terrace from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Officials say the delays are expected to be minor.   Read More »

Highway 97 reopened between Mackenzie and Chetwynd after fatal collision

The Ministry of Transportation says Highway 97 is once again open to traffic between Mackenzie Junction and Chetwynd. A crash shut down the route in both directions 70 south of the Junction with Highway 29 shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday. North District RCMP says there were two vehicles involved and that one person was killed in the collision. The highway was ... Read More »

Container ship stranded southwest of Haida Gwaii after fire

A container ship has been left adrift off the BC coast after an engine fire. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria says the MOL Prestige is approximately 380 km southwest of Haida Gwaii. Search and rescue crews from 442 Squadron picked up two injured crew member from the stricken vessel and have transported them for medical treatment. The JRCC ... Read More »

More snow expected for the North Coast

Just when Northwest residents thought they’d finished digging out, Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the region, including Stewart. The weather office says a slow moving area of low pressure combined with cold air will bring snow to inland sections of the North Coast by Thursday night and continue through Friday night. Accumulations of 25 to 30 cm ... Read More »

Tina Fontaine is not on trial: Native Women’s Association of Canada

The Native Women’s Association of Canada is angry with recent media coverage of Raymond Cormier’s trial. Cormier is accused of second-degree murder in the death of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. Her body was found in the Red River in August, 2014 after the exploited youth ran away from a hotel she was being housed at by Child and Family Services. NWAC ... Read More »

Highway 97 closed west of Chetwynd

A crash has shut down Highway 97 west of Chetwynd. The route is closed in both directions 70 south of the Junction with Highway 29. No detour is available. Check DriveBC for updates.   Read More »

It’s a good day for kids: Cindy Blackstock

Cindy Blackstock says it’s a good day for kids. The Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society is applauding Ottawa’s move to finally fully fund the actual costs for child welfare agencies to allow them to help Indigenous families rather than remove children. Blackstock says it’s a shame it took five orders from the Canadian Human Rights ... Read More »

Tabor Mountain Ski Resort lodge lost to fire

A popular ski resort located just east of Prince George went up in flames early Thursday. Fire crews and the Prince George RCMP were called to Tabor Mountain, 30 kilometres east of town shortly after midnight. They found the main lodge of the resort fully engulfed in flames.  The building is a total loss. RCMP say they don’t believe anyone ... Read More »

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