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Dawson Creek RCMP probing $80,000 jewelry store heist

Dawson Creek RCMP are investigating a major heist from a local jewelery store. Thieves broke into the Dawson Creek Shopping Mall and ransacked the DC Gold Brick Jewelers Store at 3:43 Thursday morning. The suspects made off with over $80,000 worth of jewelry and an undisclosed amount of cash. Mounties located a vehicle nearby that appeared to be abandoned with ... Read More »

Terrace Aquatic Centre reopening makes a splash

The Terrace Aquatic Centre is expecting a busy weekend. The City of Terrace says plenty of swimmers have been making use of the newly renovated facility since it re-opened to the public Thursday. An official with the city says staff have seen about 130-150 patrons per night. The pool is offering free admission during public swim & gym hours Monday ... Read More »

Air quality advisory issued for Quesnel

Elevated pollution levels have triggered an air quality advisory for Quesnel. The environment ministry and Northern Health say high concentrations of fine particulate matter are to blame. Exposure to fine particulate matter is of particular concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease. People with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise ... Read More »

Possible rate hikes ahead as ICBC drives toward more losses

BC drivers could headed for a big insurance hike as the financial wreck at ICBC continues. The insurance corporation is forecasting a bigger-than-expected loss of $890 million this fiscal year after posting a $1.3-billion net loss in 2017-18. The government says the financial situation is due to the rising number and cost of auto claims. While the province has announced ... Read More »

BC Transit offers free service in Dawson Creek for Idle-Less Week

BC Transit wants Dawson Creek residents to give them a test drive. Transit is offering a week of free service in the community starting Saturday, November 24. The idea is to reduce car traffic and idling while encouraging residents to shop locally. BC Transit says last year’s Idle-Less Week was a success with a 54 percent increase in ridership. The ... Read More »

Artwork unveiled for Northern Sea Wolf

BC Ferries has unveiled the artwork that will adorn the newest member of its fleet. Designs by Nuxalk artist Danika Naccarella and the Kwakiutl First Nation’s Richard Hunt were revealed Friday in Victoria. BC Ferries issued a call for Indigenous artists and writers last December which was facilitated by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council. Council CEO Tracy Herbert says she ... Read More »

BC gas supply improving, but FortisBC urging continued conservation

Fortis BC’s natural gas supply picture is improving, but it’s asking customers to continue conservation efforts as the winter wears on. An official says Enbridge’s plan to increase pipeline pressure to 85 percent and its own plan to buy natural gas from the market has the company in a much better position since the October 9th pipeline rupture near Prince ... Read More »

RCMP seize more than $50,000 worth of drugs near Prince George

A bust near Prince George yesterday saw RCMP seize more than 50 thousand dollars worth of illicit drugs. Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Isle Pierre Road, roughly 30 kms west of Prince George yesterday. During the search, police uncovered what they believe to be roughly 1.5 kg of meth and 1 kg of cocaine, as well ... Read More »

Province announces plans to upgrade heating in social housing units

Pollution, safety, and savings are at the heart of a new provincial government initiative announced today. 1.1 billion dollars will be invested over the next 10 years in making BC’s social housing more energy efficient, and less costly to heat. Boiler and electrical upgrades, window and door replacements, and building envelope repair are all part of the plan which aims ... Read More »

Tŝilhqot’in appeal mine drilling program

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is in court this week trying to protect a sacred part of its territory from a massive mine drilling program. Earlier this year, the BC Supreme Court upheld a permit authorizing Taseko Mines to undertake an extensive drilling program at Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) and the surrounding area. The word would include 76 kilometres of new or ... Read More »

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