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Okanagan Indian Band dealing with flooding

Residents of a First Nation in Vernon have been forced from their homes due to flooding. The Okanagan Indian Band says 115 homes have been evacuated, including 50 permanent residences and dozens of vacation properties. Officials say water has damaged some basements and crews are assessing the flood zone, including checking to see if any damage has been done to ... Read More »

High streamflow advisory for Nautley River

Bulkley Valley residents are facing a high streamflow advisory for the Nautley River. The River Forcast Centre says the advisory also includes the tributaries for Francois and Fraser Lake. Bulkley-Nechako Regional District officials note flooding is a possibility. Residents are advised to stay clear of river and stream banks because they can become undercut by the fast moving water and ... Read More »

Kitselas holding two election forums

Kitselas Band members will have a chance to take part in two forums prior to the June 12th election. One forum will be on Monday with for those running for councillor positions, the other on June 5th will include those running for chief councillor. Both forums will be held between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Read More »

Salmon smolt celebration in Hazelton

Salmon smolt are currently making their way down the Skeena River and its tributaries towards the ocean. A celebration of this massive movement of salmon will be held tomorrow in Hazelton. The third annual Invisible Migration is organized by the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. Shannon McPhail is with SWCC and says it’s a family-friendly event. She says there’ll be a ... Read More »

Moricetown Band donates $5,000 towards hospital equipment

The Moricetown Band has donated $5,000 to the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation. The funds will go towards the ECHO Project which is raising money for an echocardiogram machine. Lucy Gagnon is with the band and says this is a way for the band help the hospital which is so important to their community. She says she knows the importance of ... Read More »

British Columbia to face minority government

New Democrat Ronna-Rae Leonard has won the tightly contested Vancouver Island riding of Courtenay-Comox by 189 ballots. Absentee ballots were tallied yesterday and today, and at one point Liberal candidate Jim Benninger briefly was ahead. British Columbia now faces a minority government though it’s still unclear which party will form it. The Elections BC website says applications for judicial recounts can be ... Read More »

Father of Justice Minister calls on MMIWG commissioners to resign

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s father has some strong words for the national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. Bill Wilson, a hereditary chief, says the commissioners have failed miserably, calling the inquiry a bloody farce. This comes as family members of victims and indigenous activists have been growing frustrated with a lack of activity and what they consider ... Read More »

Quesnel Mounties face busy long weekend

It was a busy long weekend for Quesnel Mounties. Yesterday afternoon they were called to a residence on Flamingo Street due to an assault with a weapon. Police arrested three people and a search warrant yielded multiple firearms. Early this morning at 3:00 a.m. police located a suspicious vehicle on Newman Road driven by a known prolific property offender. The ... Read More »

Prince George assault turns into homicide after victim dies

One man is in custody after a weekend assault resulted in a death in Prince George. Prince George RCMP responded to reports of an assault on Saturday at around 1:40 a.m. near the corner of Oak Street and Porter Avenue. Police say they found a man and woman with life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to hospital, but the man subsequently ... Read More »

Vanderhoof RCMP find drugs and guns in search

Drugs, firearms and stolen property were recovered when Mounties in Vanderhoof searched two homes. Police say they were investigating a break and enter last Monday when they discovered evidence of other offences. The discoveries were made after search warrants were executed on two homes. Six people have been arrested and 19 charges have been laid so far. Read More »