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BC wine shelves to face overhaul after new trade agreement

Wine shelves in BC grocery stores are set to undergo a major overhaul following the signing of the new United-States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement signed today. Under the new trade agreement between the three countries, BC grocers will no longer be able to limit their wine shelves to just BC products. Current regulations state that only BC wines may be sold in store, while ... Read More »

BC Dairy Farmers unhappy with new trade agreement

A fresh trade agreement signed with the US and Mexico this morning has British Columbian dairy farmers concerned for the future. Under the new United States-Canada-Mexico-Agreement (USMCA), a replacement for NAFTA, the US will have access to 3.6 percent of Canada’s dairy market. The 3.6 percent represents a 0.35 percent increase over the numbers previously agreed to in the TPP ... Read More »

LNG Canada still waiting on approval from 3/5 partners

Despite a swirl of rumours lately surrounding their proposed Kitimat project, LNG Canada are reiterating that they have not yet received a final investment decision. Rumours began to fly after a Bloomberg report from yesterday stated that all 5 of the project’s investors had approved the project. This report was clarified in a statement by PetroChina communication lead Kristi Baron, ... Read More »

All BC School Districts now in support of SOGI anti-discrimination program

All 60 BC school districts will now feature updated codes of conduct which seek to eliminate sexual discrimination. The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, or SOGI, program will move in to phase 2 of its 3 step program with the support of every kindergarten to grade 12 public and independant educational partner on board. Phase 2 of the program encourages ... Read More »

Winter tire restrictions begin today

As of today, anyone travelling on major British Columbian highways will be required to have approved winter tires on their vehicle. Drivers will need to ensure that their tires are marked with either the M+S, mountain, or snowflake symbols, and that their tires have more than 3.5 millimetres of tread depth. Commercial drivers will also be required to have tire ... Read More »

Final day for Cariboo residents to fill out Wildfire response survey

Today is the last day for residents of the Cariboo impacted by wildfires and floods to have their voice heard by the Regional District. A survey released by the District which looks in to the response level of various agencies during this year’s emergencies closes today. Both residents and visitors of the region who were impacted either directly or indirectly ... Read More »

Snowfall warnings for Cariboo, Chilcotin

Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for the Cariboo and Chilcotin. Forecasters say 10 to 15 centimetres of snow could hit the ground at higher elevations while lower elevations could see a mix of snow and rain. The precipitation is expected to taper off Monday morning. Read More »

LNG Canada speculation continues

Approval of a $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat could be just around the corner. Rumours continue to swirl about a positive final investment decision by LNG Canada after a weekend report from Bloomberg News that Royal Dutch Shell and its four partners have signed off on the investment. LNG Canada issued a statement Sunday saying it has ... Read More »

Landslide near Fort St. John could take days to stabilize

The BC Transportation Ministry says a landslide near Fort St. John could take days to stabilize. The Peace River Regional District issued evacuation orders Sunday after the slow-moving landslide caused massive cracks in the Old Fort Road. There is no immediate risk to the residents of about three dozen homes in Old Fort but, the slide has cut access to ... Read More »

Kitimat RCMP investigating Highway 37 crash

Kitimat RCMP are investigating a crash that sent three people to hospital Friday. Police and emergency crews were called out at 12:45 to a van that had gone off Highway 37 near the Kitimat Air Park. One passenger was able to get out of the vehicle, but two others were trapped and had to be removed by rescuers. All were ... Read More »

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