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Doherty returns to House of Commons after health scare

A Conservative MP has appeared back in the House of Commons for the first time since a major health scare earlier this year. Cariboo-Prince George’s Todd Doherty addressed the house, giving heartfelt thanks to staff and colleagues from all sides who sent well wishes to him in hospital. Doherty also had a message for his fellow MPs about the importance ... Read More »

Quesnel RCMP investigating weekend B&E

Quesnel Mounties are investigating after a weekend theft at a local business. Police were called to the 2100 block of Gassoff Road shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday. Evidence points to at least two men behind the break-in driving a new model white, single cab, long box Dodge Ram pickup with roof marker lights. The culprits stole several thousands of dollars ... Read More »

Haisla Chief Councillor invites Green Party leader to see LNG impact in person

The Chief Councillor of the Haisla Nation has invited Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver to come see the benefits of LNG in the Kitimat region first hand. In Crystal Smith’s written response to Weaver’s recent essay on LNG, she says her Nation thinks liquefied natural gas projects like LNG Canada strike the right balance between much needed jobs and the ... Read More »

Seabridge begins prep work on KSM mine camp

Seabridge Gold Inc has started logging the site of a permanent camp for its KSM mining project northwest of Stewart. The company says about nine hectares of timber will be cleared in the Mitchell Valley to make way for future installation of the year-round camp, laydown area, helipad, and water treatment plant. The work was contracted to a Terrace-based company. ... Read More »

CRD examining wildfire report

The chair of the Cariboo Regional District says the regional government is as prepared as it can be for another wildfire season. Margo Wagner makes the comments as the regional district’s board of directors works its way through a wildfire report containing more than 70 recommendations to improve overall wildfire response and operations. She says communications could be better and ... Read More »

Vanderhoof RCMP searching for trio charged in B&E

Vanderhoof RCMP are trying to track down three men wanted in connection with a break and enter earlier this  year. Mounties say arrest warrants have been issued for 37 year-old Alfred Jones David, 29 year-old Robbie Norman Gibbons, and 32 year-old Tyler Walter Orenchuk. Investigators say all three are charged with: Break, Enter and Theft Contrary to Section 348(1)(b) of ... Read More »

Nass River Bridge replacement to start this spring

Replacement of the Nass River Bridge near Stewart will get started this spring. The new $24 million, two-lane crossing will replace the single-lane timber structure built along Highway 37 back in 1956. The BC government says the project will improve safety and mobility for people in the region and keep traffic flowing smoothly on what it calls a key north-south ... Read More »

Cullen calls for unity as the Northwest faces potentially bleak salmon season

With record low projections for 2018 sockeye and chinook returns in the Northwest, Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is calling for unity. Cullen says the possibility of a total shutdown for the two salmon species in the Skeena, Nass, and three adjacent marine areas means it’s absolutely imperative that all sectors work together to plan for peace and put the ... Read More »

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital unveils new diagnostic ultrasound machine

Prince Rupert doctors will be better able to diagnose a range of conditions thanks to a new piece of equipment. With funding from the Port of Prince Rupert’s Community Investment fund and DP World Prince Rupert, the regional hospital is now home to a new diagnostic ultrasound machine. Northern Health says the new machine will ensure that the 4,000 ultrasound ... Read More »

LNG Canada clarifies statements regarding project decision

The company behind a proposed LNG development in Kitimat says the decision of whether or not to forge ahead will be up to its joint venture partners. LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz was quoted by Business In Vancouver Wednesday as saying Final Investment Decision documents were being prepared and construction would be begin this year In a statement issued Thursday, ... Read More »

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