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RCMP seize guns and drugs at a Williams Lake home

The Williams Lake RCMP’s newly formed Crime Reduction Unit was put into action over the weekend. The unit, along with General Duty officers, searched a home in the city Sunday night and turned up an array of drugs and weapons. Officers say they seized substances suspected to be crystal meth, cocaine, heroin, shatter and marijuana.  Also found at the home were ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP probing armed robbery

Williams Lake RCMP is asking for help from the public after an armed robbery in the city. Mounties have released few details, only that the Comer Station Pub cold beer and wine store was robbed during the evening hours of Sunday, May 28th. Contact the Williams Lake RCMP or Crime Stoppers if you have any information about the incident. Read More »

This year’s Seafest will have no beach access

Beach access has been cut off for this year’s Seafest in Prince Rupert. For the past 38 years, many of the activities during the festival’s Waterfront Day were held by the rocky beach at the Lightering Dock. Not so this year as Canadian National Railway fenced off the area due to safety concerns. Bev Killbery is with Prince Rupert Special ... Read More »

Prescribed burn for berries

The BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn about 39 kilometres northwest of Fort Babine. The May 28th burn will only take place if weather permits and will remove slash on 58 hectares of recently harvested land. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations says the burn will assess the role of broadcast burning in stimulating ... Read More »

Pills found in a Terrace vending machine

Orange coloured pills were found in a Terrace vending machine on Monday. Police say some of the pills were eaten after a child used the vending machine to buy candy. The pills were seized by police and fortunately, the child was not hurt. The incident is under investigation and so far no other pills or similar reports have been received. ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP looking for driver doing donuts

Police are on the lookout for two suspects allegedly doing donuts in a person’s yard. Terrace RCMP say on May 3rd at 10:30 a.m, a maroon Chevrolet truck drove onto a yard on Edlund Avenue in Thornhill. The driver did several “donuts” before speeding away. Two people were seen in the truck and police are asking the public to contact ... Read More »

Police search two houses in Prince Rupert for drug production

Two drug operations were taken down by Prince Rupert RCMP this morning under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Police say the first warrant was executed at 6:45 a.m. at a residence in the 400 block of 6th Ave East. Mounties say the residence was being used as a drug lab and a hazardous materials team was called in to ... Read More »

Okanagan Indian Band dealing with flooding

Residents of a First Nation in Vernon have been forced from their homes due to flooding. The Okanagan Indian Band says 115 homes have been evacuated, including 50 permanent residences and dozens of vacation properties. Officials say water has damaged some basements and crews are assessing the flood zone, including checking to see if any damage has been done to ... Read More »

High streamflow advisory for Nautley River

Bulkley Valley residents are facing a high streamflow advisory for the Nautley River. The River Forcast Centre says the advisory also includes the tributaries for Francois and Fraser Lake. Bulkley-Nechako Regional District officials note flooding is a possibility. Residents are advised to stay clear of river and stream banks because they can become undercut by the fast moving water and ... Read More »

Kitselas holding two election forums

Kitselas Band members will have a chance to take part in two forums prior to the June 12th election. One forum will be on Monday with for those running for councillor positions, the other on June 5th will include those running for chief councillor. Both forums will be held between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Read More »