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Northern mayors, Haisla Councillor pitch BC LNG

The Mayors of three Northern BC communities along with an elected councilor of the Haisla Nation want support for the LNG industry in BC. Kitimat Mayor Phil Germuth, Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, and Haisla Councilor Kevin Stewart held an event at the BC Natural Resources Forum in Prince George this morning. Ackerman called ... Read More »

First Nations get a share of federal forestry and innovation money

Northern BC area First Nations will share in nearly $6.5 million worth of federal funding announced this week. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, who made the announcement at the BC Natural Resources Forum in Prince George, says the money will go towards innovation and diversification in forestry and support collaboration with Indigenous communities. The Gitxsan Development Corporation will receive over ... Read More »

Charges laid in connection with New Years Day assault in Williams Lake

Charges have been laid in connection with a New Years Day assault in Williams Lake that left a man with stab wounds. RCMP say 26 year-old Blake Johnny is charged with aggravated assault and robbery and 31-year-old Eliasha Norlander is charged with robbery. Johnny remains in custody pending his next court appearance while Norlander has been released on court conditions. ... Read More »

Prince Rupert woman hit by taxi while crossing street

A 71 year old Prince Rupert woman was rushed to hospital Wednesday morning after being hit by a taxi. Corporal Devon Gerrits with thePrince Rupert RCMP says the collision was no fault of the pedestrain. Witnesses say the woman was in shock but alert after the collision. Corporal Gerrits says the woman suffered injuries described as minor. The driver of ... Read More »

NDIT and federal government fund First Nations internship program

A program to boost capacity in First Nations communities will expand with funding from Ottawa and the Northern Development Initiative Trust. The Trust and Indigenous Services Canada have committed $480,000 over the next three years to support First Nations Government Internships for tribal councils and First Nations in northern BC. The internships, which pay the equivalent of $40,000 per year, offer ... Read More »

Funding to bring high speed internet to coastal/First Nations communities

A joint BC-Canadian government funding announcement of over $45 million will mean high speed internet for several BC coastal and First Nations communities. The project will see 3.5 million metres of new subsea fibre optic cable connecting 154 communities between Prince Rupert and Vancouver, including Haida Gwaii. Peter Lantin, elected President of the Haida Nation, says dial-up internet is a ... Read More »

PG RCMP investigating armed robbery

Prince George RCMP have one person in custody and are looking for two others after an armed robbery early Wednesday. Police were called out to a gas station at the corner of 5th Avenue and Tabor Boulevard at 12:40. Mounties arrested an 18 year-old man at the scene, but two other male suspects had fled the area with cash, cigarettes, ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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