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BC Labour Leaders in support of National Pharmacare

A national Pharmacare plan could save British Columbians approximately 1.14 billion dollars per year, according to Canada’s Labour Leaders. The topic figures to be a key point as the Premiers Meetings continue in New Brunswick today. Premier Horgan brought up national pharmacare as one of his focal points for the meetings. According to statistics brought forward in yesterday’s Council of ... Read More »

NDP’s first year has BC ranking tops in Canada economically

So far; so good economically in the NDP’s first calendar year at the head of the provincial government. On top of maintaining their Triple A credit rating, BC also ranks as the strongest economy in the country by a number of key metrics. Wage growth and GDP growth both rank tops in the country, seeing a 6.1 percent, and 2.4 ... Read More »

RCMP defuse Prince Rupert standoff

RCMP say a ten-plus hour standoff with a man in Prince Rupert came to a peaceful conclusion Wednesday afternoon. The incident began at 2:30 that morning when Mounties were called to an assault with a weapon at a home in the 200 block of 5th Ave West. Officers found a 54 year-old man with a gash to his head who ... Read More »

Williams Lake woman killed by falling tree

RCMP say a Williams Lake woman was killed in a tragic accident on Vancouver Island. Mounties say the 57 year-old was hiking with her daughter along a popular trail north of Campbell River Tuesday when she was hit by a falling tree. Efforts to save her by the daughter, who is a nurse, and another hiker, a former millitary medic, ... Read More »

Evacuation alert issued in Bulkley-Nechako

An evacuation alert has been issued for the area round the Dog Creek Trail forest fire. The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako issued the alert for the area 25 kms northwest of Vanderhoof, between the Dog Creek Forest Service Road and Geernaert Road, south of the Barlow Forest Service road to the Nechako River, and from Westwood Road to Braeside Road. ... Read More »

Lightning strikes spark wildfires across BC

The BC Wildfire Service says lightning sparked several new forest fires across the province. The Prince George Fire Centre is responding to 12 new wildfires, including two very visible ones. Officials say the 60 hectare Dog Creek Trail wildfire is burning 25 kilometres northwest of Vanderhoof. There are 22 firefighters, helicopters, and air tankers being used as needed to fight ... Read More »

Government introduces new fund to combat overdose crisis

The government has released more funding in an attempt to combat the overdose crisis in BC. The Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Fund will supply the most at risk communities with 100 thousand dollars in grant funding through established Community Action Teams. 20 communities have been identified as the highest priority, including Fort St John and Prince George. A second stream ... Read More »

Gitxsan Child and Family Event: Welcome Home

Welcome Home Celebration!   Read More »

Final 2018-19 Rural Dividends Fund deadline approaching

The deadline for the fifth and final intake for 2018-2019 of the BC rural dividends fund is fast approaching. Through the fund, First Nations, local governments, and not-for-profit organizations can apply for funding to help with projects that improve their communities. Applicants can apply for 100 thousand dollars for single community-driven projects if they contribute 20 percent of the total ... Read More »

$10,000 bike stolen from Prince George

Prince George RCMP are seeking public assistance in the search for a stolen bike. The stolen bike, valued at over 10 thousand dollars, was stolen from the back of a parked vehicle near Fifth Avenue and Ontario Street last Wednesday. The bike is described as a Rocky Mountain Instinct 999 carbon fiber mountain bike, with black and red stripes, a ... Read More »

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