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WLIB restricts access to reserves in response to fire safety

The Williams Lake Indian Band has restricted access to large portions of their reserves due to safety. Issues stem from the massive 2017 Wildfire season which has led to safety concerns within active logging and burning areas. Williams Lake Reserve Number 1, Asahal Number 2, Fire Mile Number 3, James Louie Number 3A, and Carpenter Number 15 are now classified ... Read More »

MOU between ?Esdilagh and province aims to bolster moose population

A Cariboo region First Nation has signed an agreement with the Conservation Officer Service to promote wildlife sustainability. A key part of the Memorandum of Understanding between the province and the ?Esdilagh First Nation is collaboration between Conservation Officers at the Nation on enforcement in its traditional territory. That includes provincial enforcement of Esdilagh communal restrictions like the ban on ... Read More »

MLA Jennifer Rice speaks on new Wild Salmon Advisory Council

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice spoke today on the importance of the fishing industry to the provincial government and the communities they serve. Rice’s comments come following this morning’s announcement of a Wild Salmon Advisory Council. The new council will look in to ways to restore and sustain wild salmon populations. Read More »

Tahltan Central Government to get share of mineral taxes from gold mine

The Tahltan Nation is expected to get about $7 million dollars a year from a mine located in its territory. The Province of BC and the Tahltan Central Government have signed a revenue sharing agreement that will deliver a portion of provincial mineral tax revenues from the Brucejack gold mine. The underground mine, owned by Pretium Resources, was commissioned in ... Read More »

MLA and Mayor attend celebration of new Ksan affordable housing unit in Terrace

MLA Jennifer Rice and Terrace Mayor Carol Leclerc joined members from the Ksan Housing Society and the community in celebration of a new housing unit today. The congregation gathered in front of the 8 million dollar, 45 unit affordable housing project on Hagland Avenue. Mayor Carol Leclerc discussed the partnerships that were able to make 250 thousand in grant money ... Read More »

Supreme Court rules in favour of LGBT rights over religion based challenge

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 7-2 in opposition of a challenge by Trinity Western University against the Law Societies of BC and Ontario. Both legal societies decided not to accredit the Christian University due to a community covenant that binds students to a code of conduct which includes absitinence from sex outside of a heterosexual marriage. The University ... Read More »

Premier announces new salmon advisory council

Premier John Horgan announced his new plan for how to combat dwindling salmon stocks this morning. A Wild Salmon Advisory Council featuring 14 experts within BC has been assembled to develop a strategy for how to restore and sustain wild salmon populations. Nanaimo- North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley and Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk First Nation will co-chair the ... Read More »

District looking for input on Thornhill governing changes

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine are looking to guage public opinion on a change of Thornhill’s governing system. Thornhill is officially an unincorporated community within Electoral Area E of the District. Over the next few weeks, a team will be gathering information regarding public opinion on whether or not to restructure their governance. Options include: standalone incorporation, amlgamation with the ... Read More »

BC dairy farmers react to Trump’s comments

Dairy farmers in BC are making their concerns known over US President Donald Trump’s recent comments regarding the Canadian Dairy Industry. Trump was very critical of Canadian tarrifs on dairy products shipped to the US during this week’s G7 summit in Quebec. Though Trump calls the tarrifs unfair, BC farmers say it would be unfair to small farms to charge ... Read More »

Real estate changes take effect in BC today

Two major changes to the real estate industry take effect in BC today with the goal of better protecting customers. Starting today, agents will no longer be able to represent both the buyer and seller in real estate transactions, with some exceptions for small communities. On top of that, agents will also need to provide more information to a client ... Read More »

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