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Suspicious death investigation in Williams Lake taken over by Major Crimes

Williams Lake RCMP have passed off a suspicious death investigation to the North District Major Crimes Unit. On Tuesday night, police responded to a residence on Mountain House Road, where they discovered the body of a deceased male. RCMP determined the death to be suspicious and called on the Major Crimes Unit to assist, before handing over control of the ... Read More »

Updates on Mount Polley Mine remediation to be given in Williams Lake tomorrow

Mount Polley Mining Corporation is set to provide Williams Lake residents with an update on their on-going remediation project tomorrow. Environmental Superintendent Steve Monninger will be at the Royal Canadian Legion tomorrow to give an update on the efforts relating to a 2014 impoundment breach at the mine. An overview of their conceptual remediation plan will also be presented, along ... Read More »

Smithers Council flips decision on bylaw, will allow CT Scanner to be brought in

A new CT Scanner is on the way afterall for the Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers. Smithers City Council unanumously voted on Tuesday to stall a bylaw which had put the scanner project in jeopardy. The bylaw in question would have forced Northern Health to install a number of offsite drainage and sidewalk improvements in order to bring in ... Read More »

Prince Rupert Fire Department responds to car fire at Rushbrook Floats

A fire at the Rushbrook Floats from this morning had the Prince Rupert Fire department springing in to action. Reports of a vehicle fire at the dock came in at roughly 9:30 this morning. When crews arrived on scene, they discovered a Ford Focus wagon completely engulfed in flames. Firecrews do not consider the fire to be suspicious, but are ... Read More »

New funding helps expand coding program for students in BC

Secondary School students in the province with an interest in coding will now have expanded opportunities thanks to a new provincially funded program. 230 thousand dollars in grant funding is being supplied to the Play to Learn program, which provides students with and opportunity to learn coding for technology, math, and video game design. Thanks to the funding, DigiBC will ... Read More »

Break and enter in Terrace leads to a number of stolen items

Terrace RCMP have launched an investigation in to a break and enter that led to a number of items being stolen last Thursday. Police were called to a residence on the 2100 block of Lavina Street for a break-in that is believed to have occured overnight on December 6th. A number of items, including a TV, record player, and vinyl ... Read More »

Police seeking those responsible for vandalisms in Terrace

RCMP in Terrace are seeking public tips regarding a number of vandalism reports from last week. Between December 4th and 5th, police received multiple reports of vehicles and businesses being tagged with obscene words via spraypaint. Reported incidents occured between the 2400 and 2600 blocks of Pear Street, the 5100 block of Highway 16 West, and on the 4700 block ... Read More »

Quesnel sees spike in thefts from vehicles

A spike in reported thefts from vehicles in Quesnel has RCMP warning residents to reduce their risks of being targeted. Typical items stolen include: purses, wallets, cash, ID, sunglasses and handheld electronics. In order to reduce your risk of being the victim of theft, police are advising residents not to leave these items unattended in their vehicles, or to simply ... Read More »

Slush and ice creates poor road conditions across northwest

An onslaught of wet snow and rain last night has Drive BC warning residents of poor road conditions on Highway 16 stretching all the way from Prince Rupert to Telkwa. Rain, snow, and relatively warm temperatures have combined to create slushy, mucky, and icy conditions across the already treacherous stretch of Highway. As a result, drivers are being warned to ... Read More »

Quesnel planning multiple large-scale public sector projects for 2019

Four large-scale public sector projects in Quesnel are hoping to acquire provincial and grant approval in 2019, according to Mayor Bob Simpson. A new junior secondary school on Maple Drive, and emergency and intensive care additions to G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital are currently waiting on approval decisions from the province. If approved, these projects could begin the early stages of ... Read More »

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