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RCMP arrest one person after Williams Lake home hit with bullet

Williams Lake RCMP are asking for more information after a house was shot at early this (Thursday) morning. Investigators say a resident called in at about 1:20 a.m. to say that their home in the 300 block of 9th Avenue had been hit by a bullet. While the home was occupied at the time of the incident, there were no ... Read More »

2018 now officially worst wildfire season in BC history for hectares burned

With 1 million, 252 thousand hectares burned, we have now past last year as the worst wildfire season in the province’s history. Chief Fire Information Officer Kevin Skrepnek says that, while the numbers are worse, this season has had significantly less of an impact on residents than last year’s. According to Skrepnek, the massive jump over the past few days ... Read More »

Low-income families and seniors to benefit from 2 changes

Low-income families and seniors in BC will find it easier to pay for rent thanks to changes to two provincial government programs. The rental assistance program will see two changes as the maximum household income to qualify is raised to 40 thousand dollars from the previous 35 thousand, and the average monthly payment jumps by 17 percent to 472 dollars ... Read More »

Single vehicle collision in Prince George leads to one death

A single vehicle collision in Prince George yesterday led to the death of one woman. RCMP responded to reports of the collision on North Kelly Road near Hobby Drive yesterday evening. Upon arrival, police located the 4 door sedan, which had left the road, headed down an embankment, and wound up in a wooded area. Police found the woman, who ... Read More »

Federal Government dealt two consecutive blows relating to Trans Mountain Pipeline

In a shocking turn of events, the Federal Government now finds themselves the owners of a legally stalled 7.4 billion dollar pipeline project. A Federal Court of Appeal decision released this morning found fault with both the National Energy Board’s assessment of the project, and with their inadequate consultation with First Nations. The Court’s decision throws the project in to ... Read More »

First Nations Leadership Council calls on BC to halt mining work

First Nations groups want the BC Government to intervene after a court decision last week cleared the way for investigative mining work in Tsilhqot’in territory. The BC First Nations Leadership Council says it strongly supports the Tsilhqot’in nation’s call for the province to put an end to Taseko Mine Limited’s drilling plans in culturally and spiritually sensitive areas. The BC ... Read More »

Cariboo Regional District downgrades evacuation orders for a number of areas

The Cariboo Regional District has made changes to evacuation orders and alerts effecting nearly 1 thousand properties. Evacuation orders have been either lifted or downgraded to alerts for Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park, the North Western CRD Boundary to west of Nazko, Dean River Valley, the area between Electoral Area I and west of the Michelle Bazaeko FSR, and the north ... Read More »

US International Trade Commission rules in favour of Catalyst Papers regarding newsprint duties

A landmark decision has been reached by the US International Trade Commission with regards to duties on Canadian paper products. A unanimous finding of no injury by the ITC means that the 20 percent anti-dumping and countervailing duties applied by the US on paper products must now be refunded. The ruling mainly effects the lower mainland based Catalyst Papers, but ... Read More »

Northwest Fire Centre update

As the wildfire season continues to wage on, the Northwest Fire Centre is currently dealing with more than 50 active fires.   Cassair Fire Zone The Cassair fire zone is looking at 20 active fires, with the Lutz Creek and Alkali Lake fires each surpassing 100 thousand hectares but seeing reductions in activity. The Alkali Lake fire continues to threaten ... Read More »

Motorcycle related deaths spike through July

A spike in motorcycle related deaths across the province has the BC Coronoers’ Service stressing safety for riders on the roads. 30 people have died as a result of motorcycle crashes this year as of July, with 18 in July alone, more than doubling last year’s total through July. An indepth study found that speed of the motorcyclist contributed to ... Read More »

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