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Cullen pans housing plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the new Liberal national housing strategy is a once-in-a-generation, 40-billion-dollar vision. The strategy includes building 100,000 more units, the creation of a federal housing advocate and legislating a right to housing. However, Skeena Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen says none of the promised money will even start flowing until after the next election. He ... Read More »

Feds to match provincial wildfire relief of $100 million

Premier John Horgan says the federal government is matching British Columbia’s $100-million fund to support ongoing wildfire relief programs. Horgan says the $100 million federal contribution will help residents, businesses and communities in the Interior as they recover from last summer’s unprecedented wildfire season. A provincial state of emergency was declared last July after a number of communities, including the ... Read More »

Environment Canada issues rain, freezing rain warnings

First it was a warning about snow, then freezing rain, now Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for inland sections of the North Coast. As of Wednesday morning, 20 mm has been reported in Kitimat.  Forecasters say the downpour will continue and approximately 50 mm of rain is forecast near Kitimat by Thursday morning. That rainfall could result in ... Read More »

CNC shows off distance ed equipment in Burns Lake

The College of New Caledonia is showcasing equipment at its Lakes District campus that it says will provide broader access to programs. CNC says its Digital Delivery Instruction (DDI), now available in Burns lake, saw major growth during the 2016/2017 academic year, with 23 courses delivered and 643 student registrations in DDI-delivered courses. CNC had also planned to speak with Burns Lake ... Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert gets a big visit

The Port of PrinceRrupert has seen the largest ship yet to tie up at the facility. The 366 meter Cosco Mimalayas was at the Fairview Terminal last week. Not only was it the largest ship yet to grace the port, it is also the biggest container vessel to dock anywhere in canada. Shaun Stevenson, the port’s Vice President of Trade ... Read More »

Missing woman found safe

Prince George RCMP say a woman reported missing earlier this month has been found. Investigators say Sheena May Halverson has been located and is safe. RCMP are thanking members of the public who assisted police with the investigation.   Read More »

Crash near 100 Mile leaves driver with life-threatening injuries

RCMP are investigating a crash near 100 Mile House that left two people in hospital. Police say an SUV left Canim Hendrix Lake Road near Buffalo Creek road shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. Investigators say it appears the driver lost control and the vehicle hit the ditch, rolled, and landed in a nearby field. The female driver was taken to ... Read More »

More snowfall warnings issued

Don’t put your shovel away just jet. After a major snowfall last weekend, Environment Canada has issued more snowfall warnings for areas of the North Coast and interior. An intense low pressure system will bring heavy snowfall to the North Coast Inland region including Kitimat, Terrace, and Stewart beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing through the night and Wednesday. The heaviest ... Read More »

BC announces $1.7 million to renovate/re-open Quesnel Maple Drive Junior

Quesnel students in grade 8 and 9 won’t be getting a new junior school just yet, but it will be an updated facility. The provincial government has announced $1.7 million dollars for the Quesnel School District to renovate and re-open Maple Drive Junior school which has been closed for 13 years. The work will allow about 400 students currently attending ... Read More »

Find Your Fit tour in Smithers Tuesday

Bulkley Valley area students can get some hands-on exploration of different career options Tuesday. WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour is making a stop at the Smithers to give a behind-the-scenes look at a range of careers, including skilled trades. The province says industries like tourism, tech and, health care will need a broad range of skilled workers in the future ... Read More »

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