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Air quality advisory issued for Houston

Houston is under an air quality advisory. Northern Health and the environment ministry issued the advisory this (Wednesday) morning due to high levels of fine particulate. Exposure to fine particulates is a particular concern for infants, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions like diabetes, lung, or heart disease. Woodstove use is banned during air quality advisories, unless it’s ... Read More »

Sign controversy strikes Terrace once more

Signage once again took centre stage during yesterday’s regular council meeting in Terrace. This time the controversy surrounded an electronic upgrade to the Strata sign at the Kieth Avenue Mall. Development Services recommended Council not issue a permit to allow an oversized electronice sign to be positioned in the existing sign cluster. Though the sign would not increase the physical ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP welcome new Officer in Charge

Yesterday marked the first official day on the job for the Terrace RCMP detachment’s new Officer in Charge. Inspector Jayson Lucash has more than 2 decades of experience in BC split between Williams Lake, Lake Country, the Okanagan, and, most recently, Prince George. Lucash’s last posting had him in charge of the North District Provincial Traffic Unit. He previously served ... Read More »

Rio Tinto completes wharf sale to LNG Canada

Rio Tinto has completed the sale of its wharf in Kitimat to LNG Canada. The deal to complete the sale and lease of the structure and land in question is worth $576 million U.S. LNG Canada first entered into an option agreement for the asset back in 2014, well before its joint venture partners made the decision to forge ahead ... Read More »

West Fraser to make cuts at Quesnel and Fraser Lake Sawmills

Job losses are coming to the northern B.C. forest sector next year as West Fraser Timber has announced planned production cuts. West Fraser plans to eliminate the third shift at both its Fraser Lake And Quesnel sawmills, curtailing about 300 million board feet of production. The company says approximately 60 workers at the Fraser Lake operation and 75 employees in ... Read More »

Province announces $10 million in additional wildfire relief

The Provincial Government is providing more financial assistance for those affected by the 2018 wildfires. The BC government is kicking in an additional $10 million dollars for community wildfire recovery efforts in addition to the previous $3.1 million raised with the help of the Canadian Red Cross. The money will help with recovery and relief efforts like debris removal on ... Read More »

Good Samaritans help free trapped truck driver near Williams Lake

A group of good Samaritans came to the rescue when a truck driver found himself trapped inside his cab in Williams Lake. Just before noon this morning, a believed tire malfunction caused a loaded logging truck to veer off the road and in to a ditch near the Farewell Canyon Road turnoff on Highway 20. The incident left the driver ... Read More »

Province reaches tentative agreement with health science employees

A tentative agreement between the province and the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association. Approcimately 18 thousand workers are covered by the agreement, including: medical technologists, medical radiation technologists and physiotherapists, as well as in medical and laboratory disciplines, pharmacists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and physiotherapists. The agreement was reached under the government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate and aims to ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP seeking ATM theives.

Prince George RCMP are seeking 2 suspects and a vehicle relating to an ATM theft from this weekend. At approximately 8:45 on Sunday night, two masked suspects broke in to a dry cleaner near 15th Avenue and Johnson Street and stole the machine. They then loaded it in to the back of their pick up and fled before police could ... Read More »

Hospital death leads to investigation by Quesnel RCMP

RCMP in Quesnel have launched an investigation in to the death of a resident from last week. On November 8th, an adult male was taken to Gr Baker Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries and later passed away in hospital. Police were called to the hospital as a result and underwent an investigation which ultimately led them to an address ... Read More »

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