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BCCLA files complaint against RCMP after in-custody death of Wet’suwet’en man

The BC Civil Liberties Association has filed a complaint against the Prince George RCMP after the death of a First Nations man in custody. Reports indicate 35-year-old Dale Culver of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation died shortly after his arrest in July, 2017. Witnesses reports indicated that RCMP culver was physically pinned by a large number of officers and was pepper ... Read More »

Hoobiyee 2018 – Ts’amiks Edition

   Hoobiyee 2018 CFNR was very excited to partner with the Nisga’a Ts’amiks Vancouver Society to bring you live coverage from Hobiye’e 2018 – Ts’amiks edition February 2nd and 3rd in Vancouver at the PNE Forum. Don’t miss this amazing event celebrating the Nisga’a New Year with dance groups from all over the province.     Read More »

Ski the height of Mount Everest for a cause

The Canadian Cancer society is challenging skiers and snowboaders from Prince George and surrounding communities alike to ski the height of Mount Everest. The annual ‘Slopes for Hopes’ fundraiser will be held Saturday, arch 10th,2018  at Powder King Resort located in the Pine Pass. In the last 4 years, Slopes for Hopes has raised almost $60 000 and had more ... Read More »

Prince Rupert’s Atlin Promenade Project begins

The Port of Prince Rupert has officially broken ground on the Atlin Promenade project. the new walkway will improve the connection between the Northland Cruise Terminal and the Cow Bay District.   Communications Coordinator for the Port of Prince Rupert, Kris Schumacher says Prince Rupert residents and the port is excited the building is underway and looks forward to having the ... Read More »

Province funds Prince George engineering programs

Northern BC students will soon be able to complete their engineering program closer to home. The provincial government has announced $400,000 in startup funding this year for new civil and environmental engineering degree programs at UNBC.  The province says the money will ramp up to support 280 spaces by 2022-23, with 70 graduates a year expected by 2023. The College ... Read More »

Quesnel RCMP investigate early morning crime spree

Quesnel RCMP are investigating after a number of early morning incidents, including a robbery. Police were first called out to a break and enter at a gas station along Juniper Road at 4:20. Mounties found a stolen pickup that had been rammed into the side of a building. The truck was still running but the suspects had fled. Shortly after, ... Read More »

Wind warning issued for Haida Gwaii, Central Coast

Environment Canada says it could get blustery across Haida Gwaii and the Central Coast. Forecasters have issued a wind warning for the region as an intense Pacific frontal system approaches the regions. Strong wind of 80 to 100 km/h will develop over exposed coastal sections by early Wednesday. The weather office says the high wind could cause damage to trees ... Read More »

First Nations launch lawsuit over Site C approval

Two BC First Nations have followed through with a promised lawsuit over the approval of the Site C dam. The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations have filed notice of civil claim in BC Supreme Court. The nations allege the huge hydroelectric project, along with the other two dams along the Peace River, violate their treaty rights. They claim ... Read More »

CNC Quesnel brings back Skilled Labour Program

The College of New Caledonia is bringing back a popular program for people that want to transition to the trades. The Skilled Labour Program provides essential skills, certificates, technical training, and work placement for those with little or no prior work experience, those re-entering the job market, or those looking to shift to trades-oriented work. Some of the training areas ... Read More »

Extension cord faulted for fire

A faulty extension cord appears to be the cause of a weekend house fire in Kitimat. Fire crews were called out to a Fulmer Street home around 3:30 Saturday morning. Flames that began at the back of the house spread into the attic before firefighters were able to put out the fire. Two people were home at the time of ... Read More »

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