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Nathan Cullen urges federal government to accept new salmon framework

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is urging the federal government to accept a new framework agreement put forward by the Pacific Salmon Commission. The new 10 year agreement must be agreed upon by both the Canadian and US governments as it regulates salmon stocks from Oregon all the way to Alaska. Cullen says that, with many salmon numbers hitting critical ... Read More »

Smithers Town Councillor withdraws from race

At least one new face will join Smithers Town Council following the October 20th elections as incumbent councillor Shelley Browne has withdrawn from the race. Browne, who has resided in Smithers for 25 years, served 4 years as town councillor and a further 6 as school trustee. A new career opportunity in Victoria will draw Browne away from the town ... Read More »

Province tops up green vehicle incentive fund

By investing a further 10 million dollars in the Clean Energy Vehicle Program, the provincial government is ensuring BC can continue to lead the way in making roads greener. With the highest per-capita electric vehicle adoption rate in Canada, point-of-sale incentives had been running out at a remarkable rate. The fresh funding will go towards topping up the fund while ... Read More »

New affordable and accessible housing coming to Williams Lake

Construction has begun on 39 new affordable rental homes in Williams Lake. The new five-storey building, located at 253 First Avenue North, aims to bring safe, secure, affordable, and accessible housing to an area that is desperately in need. Two of the homes will be fully accessible, meaning they will be able to provide help to those with dissabilities as ... Read More »

One arrested after break-and-enter in Terrace

One man was arrested following a break-and-enter in downtown Terrace last week. RCMP were called to a business on the 4600 block of Lakelse Avenue early Tuesday morning. They arrived to the sound of alarms and a shattered window on the front of the building. Police gathered evidence and launched an investigation and have since made one arrest as a ... Read More »

RCMP in Terrace arrest 4 after donation box break-in

Terrace RCMP have made 4 arrests after the plundering of a downtown donation box last week. Police were called to an address on the 4500 block of Lazelle Avenue early Wednesday morning for a reported disturbance. Crews arrived to find donation bags ripped open with clothing and other donated goods spewed about. A group of people wearing items from the ... Read More »

BCFED calls for changes Employment Standards and Labour Code

The BC Federation of Labour are calling for the provincial government to “level the playing field” for workers in 2019. Today the BCFED, which represents over 500 thousand workers in the province, filed a submission asking the government to invest in workers to create a stronger economy. In the submission, the Federation calls for the government to perform an extensive ... Read More »

Rental Housing Task Force recommends changes to rental rate increases

BC’s Rental Housing Task Force believes they may have the solution as concern mounts over rental rate increases in the province. After months of consultation with both renters and landlords in the province, the Task Force has come up with a few recommendations. Currently, a landlord may increase rent once per year to the tune of the rate of inflation ... Read More »

Mayor Lee Brain re-elected in Prince Rupert

As municipal elections get in to full swing, one position in Prince Rupert has already been settled. On Friday, Mayor Lee Brain was officially re-elected as Mayor of Prince Rupert after no other candidates stepped forward to challenge the incumbent. Brain was officially elected by acclamation Friday evening after the passing of the official withdraw date. Election season is just ... Read More »

Provincial and Federal governments lend hand to BC food exporters

A new agriculture program seeks to find new customers for BC food exports with the assistance of both the federal and provincial governments. As part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the new BC Agrifood and Seafood Export Program will run for 5 years with the goal of expanding BC’s agriculture industry. 5 million dollars is being invested in the program ... Read More »

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