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Regional District of Fraser Fort George seeking funding and approving 33,000 in grants

The Regional District of Fraser Fort George is seeking funding to upgrade the Sinclair Mills Community Hall. A grant request for 30 thousand dollars is being submitted by the District and the Sinclair Mills Education and Recreational Club to the Northern Development Initiative Trust fund for interior work and landscaping improvements. The District also signed off on their approval of ... Read More »

Wildfires credited with hike in 2017 air travel to Prince George

Wildfires had a heavy impact on airport traffic last year, according the the Prince George Airport Authority. July of last year saw an 18 percent increase in passenger travel compared to 2016, and August saw a 21 percent jump. The Authority attributes the increases to arrivals of those evacuated from other parts of the province, as well as to the ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP on the lookout for those not wearing helmets this summer

RCMP in Terrace are looking to play their part in cutting down on head injuries in the city. In a statement released yesterday, police announced that they will be cracking down on bikers not wearing helmets through the summer. Police will be rewarding children who they see wearing the proper head gear with a treat, while issuing warnings to the ... Read More »

Wildfire near Vanderhoof grows

A wildfire burning northeast of Vanderhoof has doubled in size since it was discovered Tuesday. The BC Wildfire Service says the Dog Creek Trail fire is now estimated at 150 hectares. Crews have managed to put a guard along the south flank of the wildfire while the blaze is most active on the northeast edge. There are 50 firefighters, two ... Read More »

UBC working with Harvard to develop addiction detection tech

British Columbian researchers are teaming up with Harvard researchers to develop nanotechnology as a way to combat opioid addiction. UBC researchers are exploring ways to detect addiction risk factors based on markers in a person’s microbiome. The new nanotechnology would use proteins in a patient’s blood plasma to determine how predisposed they are to addiction. This information could be helpful ... Read More »

Quesnel RCMP arrest man after alleged break and enter

RCMP in Quesnel arrested a man this morning in relation to a break and enter from yesterday. Police responded to an alarm at a business on Malcolm Drive early yesterday morning to find the front glass door smashed. Shortly after 9 am this morning, with the help of the crime reduction unit, police were able to connect a local man ... Read More »

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Prince George/Cariboo

It’s not the forecast the BC Wildfire Service wants to hear. Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Cariboo and Prince George regions. Forecasters say conditions are right for the development of thunderstorms capable of lightning, strong wind, hail, and rain. Lightning has sparked dozens of new fires across the province in recent days. Read More »

Former BC woman facing animal-related charges in Alberta

A former northern BC woman banned from owning animals is facing charges in Alberta after police seized eight dogs from a hotel Tuesday. Innisfail RCMP say 46-year-old Karin Adams is charged with a number of offences including eight counts of failing to obtain a dog licence and personating a peace officer. Police were called in after reports of a woman ... Read More »

Air BNB Owners in BC facing additional fines for breaking short term rental rules

Air BnB owners in BC could be looking at much larger fines for breaking short term rental rules very soon. Currently Strata Corporation holds the right to pass bylaws that ban or restrict short term rentals, but the maximum fine is 200 dollars a week. That fine is now set to jump to 1 thousand dollars per day on November ... Read More »

Smoky Skies Bulletin issued for Vanderhoof

Environment Canada has issued a smoky skies bulletin for Vanderhoof and the surrounding area. Smoke from the Dog Creek Trail wildfire northwest of the community is causing poor air quality and reduced visibility. Forecasters say smoke from the wildfire could impact surrounding communities, depending on fire and wind conditions. The smoke could cause increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches, or shortness ... Read More »

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