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Commission disappointed with length of inquiry extension

Tamara's Walk : CFNR

Profound disappointment; that’s the reaction from the National Inquiry to the government’s 6-month extension to its mandate. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller says the government has put political expediency before the safety of Indigenous women and girls. “The National Inquiry is hearing families’ and survivors’ truths for all Canadians, so that we can make positive change from the devastating events and ... Read More »

Inquiry in to murdered and missing Indigenous women receives extension

The Federal Government has given the national inquiry in to murdered and missing Indigenous women additional time to complete its mandate. Though they had originally asked for a 2 year extension and an additional 50 million dollars in funding, the government has opted to give them until the end of April next year and until the end of June to ... Read More »

Orphaned moose twins doing well

The Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter says orphaned moose twins rescued from the Terrace area are doing well. The twins were picked up late last month after they were found alone and being picked at by crows and ravens. It’s unclear what happened to their mother. The shelter recently named the female Adira, which is a Hebrew for “noble” and “powerful”. ... Read More »

5 new bridges coming to Chetwynd area

Work has begun on 5 new bridges designed to protect against flooding in the Peace Region. All 5 bridges will be built west of Chetwynd on Highway 97 on route to Prince George. The bridges will cost just under 27 million to build and are part of a flood mitigation strategy for the region following severe flooding in 2016. Bowlder ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP seeking assault suspect

Terrace RCMP are searching for a man linked to a weekend assault. The incident occured early Saturday afternoon between a group of people drinking behind a Kalum Avenue business. No injuries were reported and the alleged responsible party had fled before police arrived. The accused assailant was known to the rest of the group and police are currently investigating. Read More »

2 accidents see 3 vehicles towed on Friday in Terrace and Thornhill

Two incidents in Terrace and Thornhill on Friday resulted in 3 vehicles being towed. Rain and speed are believed to be contributing factors in a single-vehicle crash in Thornhill, which saw a vehicle roll over near the intersection of Haaland Avenue and Crescent Street early in the morning. After arriving on scene, police determined the driver had been driving contrary ... Read More »

Trudeau to visit Fraser Valley today

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will plead his case for the Trans Mountain Pipeline purchase in the Fraser Valley this morning. The Prime Minister will meet with the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee to discuss work on the monitoring of existing pipelines and the future of the Trans Mountain. Federal government officials maintain that more Indigenous groups support the pipeline than ... Read More »

Williams Lake man wanted on province wide warrants

Williams Lake RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating a man wanted on several province-wide warrants. 31 year old Kurtis Justin Billy is described as a First Nations male, standing 5 foot 7 inches, weighing 161 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information regarding the location of Billy, you are asked to contact ... Read More »

Crash near Smithers kills one, leaves another seriously injured

Smithers RCMP are investigating a weekend crash that left one person dead and another in serious condition. Police say the vehicle involved rolled on Old Babine Lake Road at about 3:30 Saturday morning, ejecting both occupants. One died, while the other remains in serious but stable condition. The road was shut down for hours so that police could investigate the ... Read More »

Prince George teen missing for one month

It’s been one month since a Prince George boy went missing. Despite extensive search efforts across northern BC, RCMP have not found 16 year-old Colten Therrin Fleury. Last Friday, his mother Phyllis Fleury fought back tears as she issued a public plea for her son to come home. RCMP say there have been unconfirmed sightings of Colten Fleury in both ... Read More »

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