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Gitwinksihlkw gets letter of support from Terrace council for their tourism enhancement project

Gitwinksihlkw is getting support from Terrace in hopes to move forward with a tourism enhancement project. The project will see a welcome house built to provide a space for bathrooms, drinks, and food as well as upgrading and connecting their trail systems. Gitwinksihlkw CEO Phyllis Adams says it’s been an uphill battle as they try to secure funding from various ... Read More »

Senator stands by her “good” done in residential schools comments

A Conservative senator continues to insist there was “good” done in residential schools, remarks that have threatened to sidetrack a committee looking into the Crown’s relationship with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. Lynn Beyak is refusing to elaborate on a CBC interview where she described an outpouring of public support for her position, adding that she also understands the plight of those ... Read More »

National inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to hold first hearing in May

The long-awaited national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will hold its first hearing with families on May 29 in Whitehorse. Over the next two months, commissioners will hold a series of regional advisory meetings across the country to get input from survivors and families. The meetings mandated in the inquiry’s terms of reference will be held ... Read More »

Recall of Robin Hood flour in B.C. due to potential contamination

Some bags of Robin Hood flour sold in British Columbia and the Prairies are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says Smucker Foods of Canada is recalling the 10-kilogram bags of all-purpose flour with the best before date of April 17th, 2018. The agency says the flour should be thrown out or returned ... Read More »

Avalanche control near Stewart

Avalanche technicians are busy in the Bear Pass area east of Stewart, dealing with a buildup of snow caused by a coastal storm passing through the area. The storm is expected to bring up to 30 millimetres of precipitation to the Stewart-Meziadin highway, with warmer temperatures increasing the danger of a slide. The plan is to close Highway 37A this ... Read More »

Police looking for missing Kitimat woman

Update March 28th at 4:50 p.m.: RCMP say Kelly Clifton has been located. Mounties are looking for a missing woman in Kitimat. Police say 27-year-old Kelly Nancy Clifton was reported missing today. She’s described as Aboriginal, 5’5, weighs 117 pounds, has brown hair, and brown eyes. Officers, family and friends are concered for her safety. Anyone with information is asked ... Read More »

Court stayed group’s private prosecution of Mount Polley mine collapse

An advocacy group says a British Columbia provincial court has shelved a bid to have charges laid for environmental damage caused by a mining disaster in British Columbia’s Interior. MiningWatch Canada says its private prosecution against both the province and Mount Polley Mining Corp. for alleged violations of the Fisheries Act has been stayed. The group launched the case last ... Read More »

Prince Rupert man hit by police vehicle

A man received a broken leg after he was struck by a police cruiser in Prince Rupert last Saturday night. The collision happened in a cross walk at the corner of Second Avenue West and Ninth Street near the Moby Dick Inn around 10 p.m.. The pedestrian has been identified by family as Ronald Sanford, however, the RCMP have yet ... Read More »

Heritage Park Museum looking to change constitution

Terrace’s Heritage Park Museum is looking to change their constitution. Curator Kelsey Wiebe says they’re looking to get rid of the city appointed directors on the board. Weibe says they were turned down for a grant because the organization felt they were tied too closely to the local governments. The museum believes the positions are redundant as they already report back ... Read More »

Vancouver Island communities get funding to upgrade Tsunami warning system

Residents in Port Refrew and Pacheedaht First Nation are getting half-a-million dollars for Tsunami preparation. The province says the money will go towards upgrading the sirens that can be activated remotely, and reach a further distance. Officials say the technology could also potentially warn before earthquake actually occurs, giving everyone a chance to head to a safer area. The $550,000 is ... Read More »