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Stikine candidates take part in all candidates forum

Candidates vying to be MLA for the Stikine riding gathered in Smithers for an all candidates forum last night. BC Liberal Candidate Wanda Good, Christian Heritage Party Leader Rod Taylor, and incumbent BC NDP candidate Doug Donaldson spent just over two hours discussing issues like LNG, child welfare, and how to support northern communities. Good highlighted her party’s accomplishments and how ... Read More »

Missing Enderby woman now being investigated as a homicide

RCMP say the disappearance of a 27-year-old First Nations North Okanagan woman is now considered a homicide. Enderby resident Caitlin Potts was last seen on February 21st of last year in Kelowna and investigators say there’s no evidence supporting reports that she may have travelled to Alberta. Staff Sergeant Annie Linteau says Potts had connections to the Kelowna area, Armstrong, ... Read More »

Prince Rupert now home to a Whale Trail

Prince Rupert is now home to a Whale Trail. The system of trails is designed to give visitors and residents a front row seat to the marine animals that live along the North Coast. The idea was first developed in Washington State, with the Vancouver Aquarium expanding the trails into B.C. Caitlin Birdsall is Vancouver Aquarium’s coordinator for their North ... Read More »

Smithers scraps plan to build an additional gathering place

Smithers council has scrapped a proposal to build a gathering place to take pressure off Bovill Square. The idea would have seen the town build a gathering area and shelter to try and reduce the number of intoxicated and possible trouble makers gathering in one spot. Mayor Taylor Bachrach says the idea was brought forward after people started seeing impacts ... Read More »

B.C. party leaders getting set for televised debate

Leaders of British Columbia’s political parties will enter living rooms across the province tonight as they take part in a televised debate. BC Liberal Leader Christy Clark says the event will give her a chance to talk directly to voters about the choices they face come election day on May 9. BC NDP Leader John Horgan says while tonight’s debate ... Read More »

Yukon proposing to make National Aboriginal Day a statutory holiday

The new Yukon Liberal Government has tabled its first piece of legislation. Community Services Minister John Streicker has tabled Bill 2, the National Aboriginal Day Act, which declares June 21st a statutory holiday. Premier Sandy Silver says this move is part of leading the way toward reconciliation with First Nations. Currently, the Northwest Territories is the only jurisdiction in Canada ... Read More »

Prince George Mounties looking for armed robbery suspect

A retail store in downtown Prince George was robbed at gunpoint yesterday afternoon. Prince George Mounties were notified of the robbery at around 3:30 p.m. at a location on 3rd Avenue. Police say a lone suspect entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded cash. The suspect then fled westbound on a purple ten-speed bicycle. Witnesses describe the suspect as ... Read More »

Terrace provides funding to R.E.M. Lee Theatre

Terrace city council is putting money towards the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. Council approved giving a one time payment of $12,000. Council debated if money should be given to the theatre as it is already owned and operated by Coast Mountains School District. Coast Mountains’ Alanna Cameron says the R.E.M. Lee Theatre Alive Society is in charge of big ticket upgrades. ... Read More »

Smithers Public Library receives award for community building

The Smithers Public Library has been recognized for its community work last week. The library was given the Building Better Communities Award by the British Columbia Library Association. Wendy Wright is with the Smithers library and says libraries are an important centre for communities. She says while the number of books being borrowed has gone down province-wide, libraries services and ... Read More »

Terrace’s Youth Advisory Committee outlines their priorities for the city

Terrace’s Youth Advisory Committee has brought forward their priorities to council for consideration. Better softball fields and more organized events such as laser tag or volley ball are some items the youth are hoping to see addressed. Committee member Zack Bilash also wants to see improvements made to city sidewalks. City staff acknowledged that some of those issues are going ... Read More »