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EMBC and First Nations team up for better emergency response

11 First Nations communities will be teaming up with Emergency Management BC to develop better wildfire protection for the province. As the result of a service agreement between EMBC and Indigenous Services Canada, the project will see training shared between the two groups which will focus on location relevant emergency management. The provincial government hopes that the training will allow ... Read More »

Former UNBC Gitga’at student honoured with prestigous award

An Indigenous UNBC alumni is being honoured with a prestigous scholarship. Spencer Greening is currently a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University, but is a ntaive of Northwestern BC and the holder of a bachelor’s degree in First Nations studies from UNBC. Greening has been named as one of 15 graduate students across the country to recieve the Pierre Elliott ... Read More »

Lost Oregon family not totally prepared for trip: RCMP

RCMP say an Oregon family found in the bush near Dease Lake this week wasn’t prepared for their adventure. Search crews found Jeffrey Phan, Michelle Lesaca, and their two children Kinaskan Lake Wednesday. The search for the family began after their vehicle was found abandoned off Highway 37 Monday with a note saying they’d gone for gas. Police say they ... Read More »

Fraser Fort George community grants approved

Over 81 thousand dollars in community grants have been approved in the Regional District of Fraser Fort George. 15 projects will see grant money injected in to them after Board approvals were issued for their Community and Recreational Grants yesterday. The largest projects will see 15 thousand invested in the Hixon Volunteer Fire Department for generator installations and computer improvements, ... Read More »

Women and Indigenous peoples stand out in Prince George homeless report

Local groups are looking at ways to take action amidst growing concerns over homelessness in Prince George. The results from an April survey have revealed 130 people in the city identified as being homeless, with a large portion of them being Indigenous peoples and women. All of those figures are up from the 2016 numbers. United Way of BC and ... Read More »

Deadline approaching for Education Savings Grants

The deadline for the government’s Training and Education Savings Grant is fast approaching. All parents struggling to save for their child’s post-secondary future in BC are encouraged to apply. In order to apply, one parent and the child must be BC residents, the child must be born in 2006 or later, and the family must demonstrate financial need. For those ... Read More »

RCMP investigating suspicious death on Yekooche Reserve

RCMP are investigating a suspicious death near Fort St. James. Police recieved a report Thursday morning of an injured female Yekooche Reserve. Upon their arrival, police found the woman to be dead. The North District Major Crimes Unit later attended the scene and determined the death to be suspicious. The identity of the deceased will not be revealed. If you ... Read More »

DFO Area Director Colin Masson says catch and release season “Not on the table”

According to DFO Area Director Colin Masson, a catch and release fishing season is not on the table for the Skeena despite garnering attention recently. Masson says that salmon levels are simply not at a point where they can afford to take any risks with conservation in mind. Read More »

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks on BC Government’s environmental concerns

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Prince Rupert today to announce a new collaboration between the Federal Government and First Nations that aims to utilize the unique input of Indigenous peoples to help better protect and manage BC’s coastline. When asked about how the agreement will affect BC’s question to the Supreme Court regarding their ability to protect the coast, ... Read More »

Prime Minister to visit Prince Rupert Thursday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to the North Coast Thursday. The federal government is partnering with First Nations to protect the North Coast. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in Prince Rupert Thursday morning as part of a celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Read More »

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