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Raw log exports hurting coastal communities

A report by a left-leaning think tank is taking issue with the number of raw logs exported from the province. The report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Ben Parfitt says more raw logs were exported between 2013 and 2016 than any previous 4-year period. He says raw log exports hit coastal regions particularly hard where one in three ... Read More »

Scammers phoning Smithereens pretending to be from the Legion

Mounties in Smithers are warning residents there about a telephone scam. They’re getting reports of people getting phone calls from a person claiming to be from the Royal Canadian Legion asking for donations. A Legion spokesperson says they don’t ask for donations in that manner and whoever is calling isn’t with the legion. Police are reminding the public don’t give ... Read More »

Suspect arrested in Medeek Avenue assault

A suspect has been arrested in connection to an assault that occurred last Sunday in Terrace. Mounties say a man was arrested without incident yesterday. The victim was assaulted in her home on Medeek Avenue and was flown to the hospital in Vancouver where she’s currently in stable condition. Read More »

Haida Gwaii forestry project passes two year audit

The watchdog for forestry practices says a company on Haida Gwaii is meeting the regulations for forestry work. The B.C. Forest Practices Board audits companies carrying out forestry projects and ensuring the rules are being followed. The board says Husby Forest Products was under a standard audit for two years and were found to be complying with majority of the ... Read More »

Man suffers minor injuries in crash south of Terrace

A man suffered minor injuries in a crash south of Terrace this morning. RCMP say two pickups collided just after 9 a.m. on Highway 37 south of the airport. Constable Crystal Evelyn says the man who suffered the injuries was transported to hospital. She says there was some minor delays while crews were on scene. Evelyn says it was snowing heavily ... Read More »

Snowfall warning issued for North Coast – Inland Sections

A snowfall warning has been issued for inland sections of the North Coast. Environment Canada says Stewart has seen 26 cm of snow and is expected to see another 15 cm by tomorrow afternoon. Meanwhile in Terrace and Kitimat, the mild temperatures will see rain mix in the snow giving the area about 5 cm of snow. Flurries are expected to ... Read More »

Weather increases avalanche risk in the Northwest

Avalanche Canada is warning of dangerous conditions in the mountains in the Northwest. The agency says mountains in the coastal area are seeing a considerable to high risk of an avalanche. They say the fresh dumping of snow, warmer temperatures and higher winds are triggering the greater chance of an avalanche. As for the inland mountains, there’s a considerable to ... Read More »

Burns Lake hunter found safe after a lengthy time of not contacting family

There was some anxious moments for family members of a Burns Lake hunter. Police say a 72-year-old man was hunting northeast of Fort Babine when they got a call from his concerned family Tuesday after they didn’t hear from the hunter. He would usually called home twice a day. Smithers RCMP couldn’t contact the man on his satellite phone and ... Read More »

Police cracking down on distracted driving and seat belt use in Terrace

Police will be cracking down on distracted driving and seat belt use in Terrace. Terrace RCMP say they will be on the look out for people driving while using their cell phone or other devices. Mounties say distracted driving fines could cost motorists hundreds of dollars and up to 4 demerit points. They also note it could spike insurance rates. ... Read More »

Watson Island pulp mill decommission nearing completion

The cleanup of an old pulp mill on Watson Island near Prince Rupert is nearing completion. The work began in 2015 and was expected to take about two years to complete. Mayor Lee Brain says he’s pleased with the cleanup process so far. He says decommissioning the site will allow it to be re-purposed so Watson Island can once again ... Read More »