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Driver in critical condition after Highway 97 crash

A driver is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was ejected from his vehicle during a crash in the South Cariboo Thursday. RCMP say the older Jeep Cherokee went off Highway 97 just north of 100 Mile House around 8:30 p.m. The driver was initially taken to local hospital before being transported to Vancouver General Hospital where he remains ... Read More »

Witset water system overloaded by sediment

Murky water is playing havoc with a Northwest BC First Nation’s water treatment plant. The Witset First Nation is advising residents to conserve water as high turbidity in the community’s water source has made it untreatable. Council Executive Director Lucy Gagnon says a recent spike in turbidity readings of 1100 NTUs has forced staff to shut down the plant, which ... Read More »

Crews continue to battle fires in the Cariboo

The largest wildfire in the Cariboo continues to be the Nazko Lake fire west of Williams Lake at 46 hectares. The BC Wildfire Service says there are 51 firefighters on scene. Officials say the Grain Creek wildfire east of Likely has grown to over 19 hectares due to steep terrain and fuel. There are 44 firefighters, three tree fallers, and ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP arrest two masked men pointing a fake shotgun at residents

Police in Prince George hopped in to action swiftly to arrest two masked men believed to be toating a shotgun. RCMP received the reports last night of two men wearing masks walking up the 1900 block of Victoria Street and pointing a shotgun at members of the public. After quickly arriving on scene, police determined the shotgun to actually be ... Read More »

RCMP arrest suspects relating to home invasion in Prince George

RCMP in Prince George have made two arrests relating to a Wednesday home invasion. Original reports claimed that someone had been shot during a break and enter at a Davis Road residence. Officers responded to the call to find a woman suffering from injuries, but no gunshot wounds, along with 5 other residents. An investigation revealed that masked suspects had ... Read More »

Okanagan Valley hit hard by wildfires

Evacuation orders and alerts continue to filter in across the province’s central interior thanks to more than 100 wildfires burning province-wide. The Okanagan Valley has taken the brunt of the blazes so far with nearly two dozen fires popping up over the last 24 hours thanks to lightning storms. A state of emergency was declared for 596 properties in the ... Read More »

Miles Richardson gains more support ahead of upcoming AFN elections

Chief Ava Hill of the Six Nations of the Grand River has endorsed former Haida Nation Council President Miles Richardson for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. With next Wednesday’s election fast approaching, Hill says Richardson is a true leader that can bring Indigenous peoples from all walks of life together. Richardson’s platform is centered around 3 core ... Read More »

Regional District of Fraser Fort George seeking funding and approving 33,000 in grants

The Regional District of Fraser Fort George is seeking funding to upgrade the Sinclair Mills Community Hall. A grant request for 30 thousand dollars is being submitted by the District and the Sinclair Mills Education and Recreational Club to the Northern Development Initiative Trust fund for interior work and landscaping improvements. The District also signed off on their approval of ... Read More »

Wildfires credited with hike in 2017 air travel to Prince George

Wildfires had a heavy impact on airport traffic last year, according the the Prince George Airport Authority. July of last year saw an 18 percent increase in passenger travel compared to 2016, and August saw a 21 percent jump. The Authority attributes the increases to arrivals of those evacuated from other parts of the province, as well as to the ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP on the lookout for those not wearing helmets this summer

RCMP in Terrace are looking to play their part in cutting down on head injuries in the city. In a statement released yesterday, police announced that they will be cracking down on bikers not wearing helmets through the summer. Police will be rewarding children who they see wearing the proper head gear with a treat, while issuing warnings to the ... Read More »

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