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Experts say that with help Greyhound void could be filled

As the fallout from Greyhound’s announced departure from the west continues to pile up, so too do the possible solutions. Experts now claim that, while the void would be next to impossible for existing Canadian companies to fill, they could become part of a bigger equation. Professor of urban studies at Simon Fraser University, Anthony Perl, says that a combination ... Read More »

Indigenous land defender arrested in North Thompson Provincial Park

A woman was arrested at a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia’s North Thompson Provincial Park Saturday morning. Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested by the RCMP after defying an evacuation order from the BC Parks service delivered on Thursday. In a post on the Tiny House Warriors Facebook group from Wednesday, ... Read More »

Wildfire breaks out near Cedarvale

The BC Wildfire Service says a fire has broken out west of Cedarvale. The blaze, estimated at 6 hectares, was discovered Saturday, but few other details are available. The wildfire is believed to human caused. Read More »

Book box burnt to the ground in Prince George

A shocking act in a Prince George inner-city neighbourhood will leave many residents without access to books. An incredibly popular pop-up library book box near Ron Brent Elementary School was discovered burnt to the ground earlier this week. The box offered a way for local children and teens to swap reading material free of charge. While school principal Dan Watt ... Read More »

Ron Austin with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Wet’suwet’en artist and carver Ron Austin Ron is a member of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. He grew up on the trap line with his parents, grandparents and brother Frank. This taught him respect for the land and all the animals on it. He has carved many totem poles with some in Japan, Italy and United States. I caught up to ... Read More »

Deana Gill with Ryan Franke on Journeys!

Deana Gill-Georgica is the Executive Director for the Hope and Health for Life Society. They are a not-for-profit- organization that has partnered with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC to provide a soccer based event to bring community together in a positive way to engage and inspire First Nation children and youth that are in care. For more information about the movement ... Read More »

Fund unveiled to help BC First Nations advance authority over lands, water, resources

A non-profit dedicated to strengthening BC First Nations has launched a new funding program. New Releationship Trust’s 500-thousand dollar Nation Governance Initiative will fund projects to help First Nations advance authority and jurisdiction over their lands, waters, resources, citizens, and services. NRT says the fund will help complete Nation-building and self-determination projects that involve research, exploration, and practice of First ... Read More »

Government releases new guidelines for cannabis grow-ops on reserve land

The government has released new guidelines for growing cannabis on Agricultural Reserve Lands ahead of its upcoming legalization. Effective immediately, the changes will allow First Nations and local governments to have more control over who grows the product on their lands. Local and Indigenous governments will be able to prohibit cement based, industrial style, cannabis grow-ops on Reserve Lands. However, ... Read More »

NDP releases first report in Poverty Reduction Strategy

BC’s first report as part of their new poverty reduction strategy was released yesterday. The “What We Heard” report is the result of a six month consultation process that ended in March. According to the report, poverty is nearly twice as likely among Indigenous peoples, those with disabilities, people of colour, and single parents. A lack of affordable housing in ... Read More »

Province turns to Federal Government for help with Greyhound situation

The Provincial government is turning to the federal government for help dealing with Greyhound’s unexpected departure from the west. After meeting with ministers from BC and Ontario yesterday, BC Transportation Minister Claire Trevena will be penning a joint letter to her federal counterpart Marc Garneau. In the letter, Trevena plans to address safety and reliability concerns. The topic will reportedly ... Read More »

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