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TransCanada still optimistic about LNG Canada

The head of TransCanada Corp. says he’s still optimistic about Canada’s liquefied natural gas export prospects. Russ Girling made the comments Thursday at an investment conference in Whistler. He says the company sees an emerging window of demand opportunity in 2022 for the Shell-backed LNG Canada project to go forward. Girling says he expects to hear a decision in the ... Read More »

Update on Kitimat area LNG projects Saturday

Kitimat residents will get an update on two LNG projects at a townhall meeting this Saturday. Organizerand local business owner David Johnston says those attending will also get the opportunity to express their opinions on the importance of LNG Canada and Kitimat LNG to the future of the community. Johnston calls the gathering a call to action because recent moves ... Read More »

Administration says staff/students safe after threat made against Terrace school

Staff and students at Skeena Middle School in Terrace are safe. That’s the message in a letter to parents from the Principal and Vice Principal after a verbal threat was made against the school Tuesday. A letter to parents and guardians does not reveal the nature of the threat, only that it was verbal and directed at the school. School ... Read More »

Eagle Spirit pipeline backers raising money to challenge tanker ban

A coalition of First Nations is raising funds to mount a legal challenge to the proposed oil-tanker ban on B.C.’s coast. The challenge is coming from the backers of the proposed Eagle Spirit pipeline, a First Nation-led project that would bring oil from Alberta to the North Coast. The chiefs council leading the project say they represent more than 30 ... Read More »

One person confirmed dead in Highway 97 crash

North District RCMP confirms that one person has died as a result of a crash near Chetwynd Wednesday morning. Corporal Madonna Saunderson says few details are available, but the collision along Highway 97 in the Sundance Lakes area involved a semi and a car. Saunderson says the causal factors, description of the vehicles, and other injuries are not available. Highway ... Read More »

Crews removing coal from Mission Creek by hand

Crews have started removing coal by hand from a salmon-bearing creak near New Hazelton. The coal ended up in Mission Creek and the surrounding area when 27 cars of a CN freight train derailed last week. The BC environment ministry estimates that nearly 180-200 cubic metres worth of coal still remains on the slope between the tracks and creek, but ... Read More »

Highway 97 closed near Chetwynd after crash

Highway 97 is closed near Chetwynd due to a crash. The Ministry of Transportation says the road is shut down in both directions 18km north of the junction with Highway 29. Officials say there is a collision in the area, but no further details are available at this point. An assessment is in progress. Check DriveBC for more information.   Read More »

Optical illusion and cargo/weight issues cited in fatal 2016 plane crash southwest of Prince George

A Transportation Safety Board report says overweight and unsecured cargo, and an optical illusion linked to flying over snow-covered terrain, are partly to blame for a fatal plane crash in British Columbia’s central Interior. A pilot died and two passengers were seriously injured when a float plane crashed during a hunting expedition in October 2016 near Laidman Lake, about 150 ... Read More »

Crews to start removing spilled coal from Mission Creek

The BC environment ministry says it’s getting a better idea of how much coal ended up in tributary of the Bulkley River. The coal spilled into a section of Mission Creek last Friday after 27 cars on a CN freight train derailed near New Hazelton. Officials with the environment ministry says the train cars along the stream side of the ... Read More »

Did you sleep through the tsunami alert?

Some North Coast residents awoke this morning to find out that they slept through a tsunami warning. Some communities have warning sirens, but the City of Prince Rupert decommissioned its sirens a number years ago. City Communications Manager Veronika Stewart says technology has changed the way tsunami and other alerts are distributed, adding social media plays a large role. But ... Read More »

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