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Minimum wage increase set for September 15th

The NDP are holding up another election promise and are even making sure the liberal’s promises are upheld. The new government announced today that they will be putting the Liberal`s minimum wage increase talk in to action with a 50 cent  increase as of September 15th. The original announcement came from the Liberal government in 2016, and again earlier this ... Read More »

Chinook Fishery closed

As of August 15th, the Entire Skeena Watershed is closed to Chinook Fishing. This closure comes on the heels of the closure of the watershed to sockeye fishing. Historic low numbers saw DFO place a closure in the watershed earlier this summer, but it re-opened to a limited and restricted catch on July 15th, that ban includes first nations. The ... Read More »

Evacuation orders downgraded to alerts in Central Cariboo area

The Cariboo Regional District announced today that residents are allowed to return to portions of the Central Cariboo area near Williams Lake. Before deciding to return, residents are encouraged to consider that wildfire activity continues in these areas, air quality remains poor and the areas are still on evacuation alert. The areas that have been downgraded from an evacuation order ... Read More »

Terrace fire ban lifted

Thanks to the rain this past weekend and lingering cloud, the Terrace fire ban has been lifted. Small backyard fires are allowed within city limits, as well as campfires on Ferry Island. All other fires still remain prohibited, as well as any fires outside city limits. Wet weather is expected to continue in the forecast this week, but make sure ... Read More »

Prince George Cougars add NHL talent

The Prince George Cougars made their offseason interesting after they bolstered their defensive core On Monday, the WHL team announced the signing of defenceman Dennis Cholowski. Cholowski was drafted 20th overall in the first round of the 2016 NHL entry draft by the Detroit Red Wings. The Cougars had Cholowski’s WHL rights because they chose him in the 10th round ... Read More »

Miracle Treat Day was yet another success

August 10th was a hot one with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees which made it a perfect time to go pick up a Blizzard on Miracle Treat Day and Terrace residents were craving some ice cream. The total amount raised came to $29,231.10. All proceeds from every Blizzard treat sold goes to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The restaurant saw a ... Read More »

Smoky skies, air quality shouldn’t have long term effect says Provincial Health

Provincial Health says exposure to smoke from the BC wildfires wont have a long-term effect on BC residents. Smoke advisories have been in effect for over a month in a number of regions throughout the province, but Deputy Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the affects shouldn’t linger. Dr Henry says compared to places like Beijing, what we’re experiencing is ... Read More »

BC Gov ends grizzly bear trophy hunt, hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest

The BC government is ending the Grizzly Bear Trophy hunt and any grizzly bear hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. There are an estimated 15,000 grizzly bears in BC and each years about 250 are killed by hunters. The government says this action is supported by the vast majority of people across the province. Although the trophy hunting will end, ... Read More »

CAF steps in for loss of seasonal workers, students staff fighting BC wildfire

With no relief to hot and dry conditions in sight, Emergency Management BC and the BC Wildfire Services are posed with a new issue. September brings back school and other responsibilities, and with seasonal workers and students beginning to shift back to their normal routine, firefighters and support staff fighting the fires will take a hit in personnel. The province ... Read More »

Grants available for small businesses impacted by wildfire

The province of British Columbia, alongside the Red Cross, are launching a program to help small businesses affected by the wildfire. The Red Cross will be issuing $1,500 grants for small businesses who fall under the guidelines and complete the application. The emergency financial assistance will be coming from the one million dollars the Government set aside for wildfire disaster ... Read More »

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