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Teachers both past and present gather for plaque dedication

Both current, and retired teachers and administrators gathered outside the Terrace Sportsplex today to honour the Terrace Teachers’ Strike of 1981. The gathering took place around one of 19 BC Labour Heritage plaques being placed to commemorate the achievements of workers in BC. According to current Terrace Teachers Union President Mike Wen, the strike was instrumental in improving teachers’ negotiating ... Read More »

Government issues Environmental Assessment certificate for Red Mountain

An environmental assessment certificate has been issued for the Red Mountain Underground Gold Project. Following consultations with the Nisga’a Lisims Government, and a review from the Environmental Assessment Office, the government has decided to award the certificate to IDM Mining Limited. The 147 hectare underground gold and silver mine is located 18 kms northeast of the District of Stewart, in ... Read More »

Provincial and Federal governments team up to bring relief for farmers

5 million dollars in funding is on the way to help agricultural producers in BC recover from this year’s wildfires. The money comes from the 2018 Canada-British Columbia Wildfire Recovery Initiative with costs shared 60-40 between the Federal and Provincial governments. The Initiative will cover costs relating to animal health and safety, feed, shelter and transportation costs, fencing cost, irrigation ... Read More »

Mike Dangeli with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Mike Dangeli with Ryan Franke on Journeys! Mike Dangeli is of the Nisga’a, Tlingit, Tsetsaut, and Tsimshian Nations. He belongs to the Beaver Clan and carries the names Goothl s’imilx (Heart of the Beaver House) and Teettlien (Big Wave). Since childhood, Mike has been training under the leaders of his family to be the Simoget (hereditary chief) of his clan among the ... Read More »

Northern Real Estate Board lists Fort St John, Prince George, and Terrace as most expensive

According to the Northern Real Estate Board’s third quarter report, Prince George, Terrace, and Fort St John are the most expensive places in northern BC to buy a home. For the third year in a row, Fort St John closes the third quarter as the most expensive with an average residential home selling price of over 367 thousand dollars. Prince ... Read More »

ThriveNorth announces winners of 4th Annual Business Challenge Competition

ThriveNorth has announced the winners of their 4th Annual Business Challenge Competition. A total of 35 thousand dollars was awarded to five winners during a ceremony in Fort St John yesterday. Under the aged 18-29 Best New Business category, Holly-Anne Ritchie and Shay Bergunder, of Dawson Creek, walked away with 10 thousand dollars for their company BowTie. Stephen Beard, of ... Read More »

FortisBC following BC Hydro’s lead with wildfire evacuees

FortisBC will be taking at least a little bit of strain off of the shoulders of this season’s wildfire evacuees. Any customer who was under an evacuation order this summer will not be charged for energy used while they were away. The company made the announcement yesterday, calling it a small token to assist them. A total of 2,623 FortisBC ... Read More »

LNG has Northcoast MLA Jennifer Rice excited for the future

Employment Commitment LNG Canada’s commitment to keeping employment local on their Kitimat project has North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice excited for the future. Rice says the company’s commitment to keeping 95 percent of jobs Canadian is a stark contrast to previous projects. While some jobs will undoubtedly need to be outsourced, Rice says that years of preparation have the community ... Read More »

New dog park opens in Prince Rupert

Dog owners in Prince Rupert now have a new area for their furry friends to explore freely. A new, fenced-in, leash-free, dog park has opened up at the McKay Street Park with the goal of creating a safer and more welcoming space for pet owners. The park makes use of a number of recycled materials from the Public Works yard ... Read More »

Review of BC legal aid service delivery models to take place this fall

In an effort to ensure all British Columbians have fair access to justice, Attorney General David Eby has requested a review of legal aid service delivery models. The review will take place this fall and focus on the effectiveness and efficiency of legal aid service delivery for all British Columbians. An analysis of the Legal Services Society’s current models will ... Read More »

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