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Avalanche risk closes Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert

The Ministry of Transportation has closed down a section of Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert due to high avalanche hazard. Officials say the route is closed 13 km east of the Port Edward turnoff to 35 km west of Terrace. The region has been hit with a wallop snow and rain since Monday afternoon. The highway is expected ... Read More »

Vanderhoof men fined for running down coyote and killing it with a machete

Two Vanderhoof men have been fined for running down a coyote and then killing the animal with a machete. The BC Conservation Officer Service says it was alerted to the killing at Tachik Lake near Vanderhoof in January of 2017. Witnesses say the pair chased the coyote in a pickup across the frozen lake, injuring it.  They then used a ... Read More »

Avalanche alert for Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert

The Ministry of Transportation has issued an avalanche alert for a section of Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert. Officials say the highway may close within the next 12 hours because of the risk of slides. The alert area stretches from 13km east of the Port Edward Turnoff to 35km west of Terrace. The region was hit by a major ... Read More »

Private charges against Most Polley Mine stayed by the prosecution service

The BC Prosecution Service has directed a stay of proceedings for private charges filed in the wake of the Mount Polley mine tailings dam collapse. The 14 charges under the Mines Act and Environmental Services Act were filed by Bev Sellars, acting Chief of the Xat’sull First Nation at the time of the 2014 disaster which sent 24 million cubic ... Read More »

RCMP looking for missing Prince George man

Prince George RCMP are asking for help finding a man not seen since the night of January 20th. Mounties say 20 year-old David Alexander Sephton was reported missing to police January 24th. Despite extensive efforts, investigators have not been able to locate him.   David Sephton is described as: Caucasian male 193 cm (6’4″) 86 kg (190 lbs) Brown eyes ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP arrest man after hit and run

Williams Lake RCMP have one person in custody after a hit and run Monday night. Police were called out to Pinchbeck Street and 7th Avenue just after 6:30 when a station wagon hit a pickup and fled the area. Mounties tracked down the station wagon, but the driver backed into a police vehicle while allegedly trying to escape. Police arrested ... Read More »

New digital mammography services for the Bulkley Valley

Upgrades at Bulkley Valley District Hospital mean that residents from Hazelton to Houston now have a better chance of getting breast cancer detected early. Northern Health and area stakeholders celebrated the official opening of the hospital’s new digital mammography services in Smithers Monday. The health authority says the new mammography unit uses state-of-the-art direct digital technology to provide both screening ... Read More »

Do you know your rights when it comes to the police?

What are your rights when it comes to interactions with the police? Three organizations will be touring the northern BC next month to offer workshops on that topic as well as their roles in the province. The Independent Investigations Office, the Civilian Review And Complaints Commission for the RCMP, and the BC Civil Liberties Association will make stops in Terrace, ... Read More »

ICBC financial situation a “dumpster fire”: Eby

Attorney General David Eby says a revelation by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia that it’s on track for a $1.3 billion loss by April amounts to an unnecessary crisis'' that he calls afinancial dumpster fire.” Eby is blaming the previous Liberal government — saying successive administrations milked the Crown corporation for more than one billion dollars and then rejected ... Read More »

Kitimat LNG town hall meeting draws in large crowd

Approximately three hundred people packed into Kitimat’s Riverlodge on Saturday to listen and interact with keynote speakers and guests surrounding Kitimat’s LNG project. the townhall meeting brought Pro, Anti and generally unsure LNG personas listening to key issues facing the region. Pro LNG SupporterDavid Johnson took the initiative to approach MLA Ellis Ross with his idea for the information session. He says though ... Read More »

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