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Kitimat RCMP searching for two missing youths

Kitimat RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance finding two missing youths. Mounties are looking for 14 year-old Alexa Jacie Wiggins-Duncan and 17 year-old Melissa Rayanna Henry. Investigators say Wiggins-Duncan was last seen on the afternoon of Thursday, January 18th at Kitimat General Hospital. She’s described as: – Possibly wearing a dark shirt and dark pants – Aboriginal female – Long Black ... Read More »

CN train derails near New Hazelton

CN crews are responding to a derailment involving a coal train in the Northwest. Manager of Public affairs for the company Kate Fenske says 27 cars on the westbound train derailed near New Hazelton at approximately 8:00 Friday morning. Fenske says there are no reports of injuries and no dangerous goods were involved. CN says emergency response crews, including environmental ... Read More »

Terrace residents can expect more distracted driving enforcement by RCMP

The Terrace RCMP says distracted driving and inattention are some of the top contributing factors in local crashes. The detachment has just released the results of its holiday road safety campaign that saw over 200 vehicles checked. The extra enforcement saw 21 tickets, three suspensions, two prohibited drivers, and one arrest over the course of eight road checks. Inspector Sydney ... Read More »

Rough weather forces ferry cancellations on North Coast

BC Ferries has cancelled sailings between Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii due to poor weather. Officials say the Northern Expedition’s Thursday night sailing from Prince Rupert to Skidedate and the Friday morning return trip to the mainland. Updates on sailing information and traffic updates, follow @BCFerries on Twitter, visit bcferries.com, or call 1-888-BCFERRY (223-3779). Read More »

Northern mayors, Haisla Councillor pitch BC LNG

The Mayors of three Northern BC communities along with an elected councilor of the Haisla Nation want support for the LNG industry in BC. Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth, Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, and Haisla Councilor Kevin Stewart held an event at the BC Natural Resources Forum in Prince George this morning. Ackerman called ... Read More »

Barkerville Gold Mines fined for Fisheries Act violations

A mining company operating in British Columbia’s Cariboo region has been fined for violating the Fisheries Act. The federal Environment Ministry says in a news release that Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. was fined $200,000 on January 12 after it pleaded guilty in provincial court to violations related to effluent regulations. An inspection of the mine by ministry enforcement officers found ... Read More »

First Nations get a share of federal forestry and innovation money

Northern BC area First Nations will share in nearly $6.5 million worth of federal funding announced this week. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, who made the announcement at the BC Natural Resources Forum in Prince George, says the money will go towards innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities. The Gitxsan Development Corporation will receive over ... Read More »

Popular Highway 16 gas station gets a new name

If you drive Highway 16 between Terrace and Smithers, you’ll recognize the place, but maybe not the new name. Moricetown Esso is now operating as Kyah Food and Fuel. The Witset First Nation, which owns and operates the business, has renamed the popular stop. The gas bar started out as a portable shack in 2003 and has grown to include ... Read More »

Charges laid in connection with New Years Day assault in Williams Lake

Charges have been laid in connection with a New Years Day assault in Williams Lake that left a man with stab wounds. RCMP say 26 year-old Blake Johnny is charged with aggravated assault and robbery and 31-year-old Eliasha Norlander is charged with robbery. Johnny remains in custody pending his next court appearance while Norlander has been released on court conditions. ... Read More »

Prince Rupert woman hit by taxi while crossing street

A 71 year old Prince Rupert woman was rushed to hospital Wednesday morning after being hit by a taxi. Corporal Devon Gerrits with thePrince Rupert RCMP says the collision was no fault of the pedestrain. Witnesses say the woman was in shock but alert after the collision. Corporal Gerrits says the woman suffered injuries described as minor. The driver of ... Read More »

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