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Provincial government invests in Early Childhoos Educators in the Fraser Valley

The Provincial government is looking to help bring more early child care options to the Fraser Valley. Thanks to a 111 thousand dollar investment by the province, the University of the Fraser Valley will have 12 new seats for their 2018 infant toddler educator intake. The investment is an attempt to bring more early childhood educators to a community that ... Read More »

BC and Canada come to terms on new employment investments

A new agreement between the Provincial and Federal Governments will see the country invest 2.5 billion dollars in the employment of BC residents. The agreement, which will cover the next six years, represents a 250 million dollar increase in funding over previous funding levels. Investments will be split between the Workforce Development Agreement, and the Labour Market Development Agreement. Funding ... Read More »

Prince George man facing sexual assault charges

A Prince George man is facing three charges relating to an alleged sexual assault from Wednesday. RCMP say Patrick Dwayne Williams had broken in to an empty home and was in the process of robbing it when a female resident returned home. After confronting him, Williams allegedly sexually assaulted the woman before she was able to fight him off, afterwhich ... Read More »

Child care pilot receiving little interest ahead of application deadline

A Ministry of Children and Family Development pilot project aiming for cheaper child care has received little interest from child care providers thus far. The fee reduction pilot was announced earlier this month and so far, just 30 applications have been completed for the 18 hundred available slots. Child Care Providers enrolled in the program would see their rates dropped ... Read More »

Blueberry First Nations and province bump litigation to October

Negotiations between the province and Blueberry First Nations appear to be going well as the two have agreed to put off litigation until October. Though the litigation has been adjourned until October 15th, the two are still partaking in discussions outside of court in the meantime. Discussions are focusing on the effects of resource development on Blueberry lands as well ... Read More »

Highway 97 re-opens after crash north of Bear Lake

Highway 97 is once again open to traffic after a crash  Thursday morning north of Prince George. North District RCMP says a fully loaded B train chip truck crashed about 20 km north of Bear Lake, leaving debris and wood chips scattered across the road. The highway was closed in both directions for a few hours, but has since reopened ... Read More »

Province distributing local shared revenue grants

Local governments will be receiving an influx of funding from the provincial government thanks to community grants and traffic sharing revenue. Approximately 108 million dollars total will be handed out from the Regional District Grant and Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing programs. In the Northwest, Terrace will receive over 572 thousand, Prince Rupert will garner 601 thousand, Quesnel will match that, ... Read More »

Environmental Enforcement Summaries released for second hald of 2017

BC’s Environmental Enforcement Summaries for the third and fourth quarters of 2017 have been released. Nearly 16 hundred violation tickets, 28 orders, and 46 court convictions lead to over 715 thousand dollars in penalties. That brings the total to more than 15 million dollars in non-compliance penalties since 2006. Major violations these quarters were hunting and fishing without licenses, burning ... Read More »

Second new elementary school coming to Fort St John

Another new elementary school is on the way for Fort St John in an effort to match growing youth populations in the northeast. The Peace Region capital is already set to open the new Margaret Ma Murray Elementary school to 365 students in September. 30.8 million dollars is being invested in the school by the province, while School District 60 ... Read More »

Fire danger ratings remain high in northwest for Canada Day long weekend

While temperate weather and rain has the fire danger rating dropping across most of the province heading in to the long weekend, the northwest has no such luck. With Canada Day festivities set to take over the weekend, most of BC is enjoying a very low fire rating, while the northwest is blanketed in moderate to high risk areas. There ... Read More »

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