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Williams Lake RCMP seeking hit and run suspect

Williams Lake RCMP are asking for your assistance in an active investigation. The investigation is linked to a hit and run from April 15th which saw a vehicle run an intersection and hit a man on Yorston Street. The incident occurred at around 8:00 at night at the intersection of Yorston and 5th Avenue when the dark-coloured vehicle failed to ... Read More »

Assault investigation leads to drug charges in Terrace

An early morning dispute from last Wednesday has led to a drug arrest. Terrace RCMP received reports of a dispute on the 4600 block of Lakelse Avenue after a man reportedly pulled a knife on another man. Police quickly apprehended the suspect while they investigated the assault charge. Following the investigation a second man was arrested in relation to the ... Read More »

RCMP looking for help with Gibraltar Mine Road break-ins

Williams Lake RCMP are asking for tips after a resurgance of break-ins in the McLeese Lake area. Investigators say a number of homes along the Gibraltar Mine Road were targeted in the late fall of 2017 and again over the last while. Some of the items taken include a Honda water pump, a red and black Bombardier personal watercraft, and ... Read More »

CRD advising residents to prepare for spring melt

The Cariboo Regional District is asking area residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding as the spring melt begins. CEO and Emergency Operations Centre Director John MacLean says staff have been monitoring higher than normal streamflows in the region. But MacLean says flooding, debris flows, high water tables or even landslides are possible during the spring melt, especially after ... Read More »

Road dust, poor air quality persist

The environment ministry has continued road dust advisories for Houston and Burns Lake. Officials say high concentrations of coarse particulate are to blame for the continued poor air quality. Exposure is a particular concern for the very young, very old, and those with diabetes, lung, or heart disease. Levels tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations. Dust ... Read More »

Tears to Hope takes on Sun Run in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

The spirit of a young mother lost to the Highway of Tears and all missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls was present at this year’s Vancouver Sun Run. A group of Northwest runners, including the son of Tamara Chipman, ran in memory of the woman who disappeared in 2005 near Prince Rupert. Team Tears to Hope, entered under the ... Read More »

Two arrested after Williams Lake robbery attempt

An attempted armed robbery in Williams Lake has lead to two arrests. RCMP were called to the Cariboo Ski Source for Sports just before noon for the suspected theft of clothing. Police determined two females were involved, though one fled the scene. One of the two suspects allegedly brandished a knife at employees before police arrived. There were no injuries ... Read More »

Small business plan submitted to Prince Rupert council

Prince Rupert council has received a report mapping out a way forward to make the city a better place to do business. The three goals of the Small Business Development Action Plan are easing the tax burden, reducing restrictions, and encouraging growth. Councillor Blair Mirau of the city’s Small Business Advisory Committee says downtown revitalization is one of the ways ... Read More »

Prince Rupert forges ahead with RCMP jail cell retrofit

RCMP jail cells in Prince Rupert will soon be up to national standards. City Council has approved the sole bid to retrofit cells at the cramped and aging police detachment at a cost of $456,000 plus GST. Marcan construction is expected to begin the project in mid-May with completion in ten weeks. The jail cell retrofit is a stop-gap measure ... Read More »

Dust advisories for Burns Lake/Houston

The environment ministry has issued a road dust advisory for Burns Lake and Houston. Officials say high concentrations of coarse particulate are clogging the air. Exposure is a particular concern for the very young, very old, and those with diabetes, lung, or heart disease. Levels tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations. The poor air quality is ... Read More »

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