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McKay Street Park Playground Project Donation

The McKay Street Park Playground project received a substantial cheque Wednesday as CityWest donated $10,000 to the project. CityWest threw its hat in the ring after seeing a Facebook post from Transition Prince Rupert. Transition Prince Rupert eventually wants to see a cultural centre, skate park, basketball pavilion, dog park, nature play area, picnic grounds, and a public square for ... Read More »

Fatal crash between Terrace and Prince Rupert

One person is dead after a two vehicle crash along Highway 16 Wedesnday night. North District RCMP confirms that one person was killed when a commercial vehicle and a passenger vehicle collided about 30 km west of Terrace. No other details are available at this time. Highway 16 was shut down for most of the night and reopened early Thursday ... Read More »

Crash closes Highway 16

Highway 16 is closed due to a crash between Terrace and Prince Rupert. Few details are available at this time, but the road is shut down in both directions about 30 km west of Terrace. The next update is set for midnight. There have been a number of reports about vehicles in the ditch east and west of the Terrace ... Read More »

Kitimat reaches labour deal with municipal workers

The District of Kitimat and its unionized municipal workers have reached a new labour deal. The ratified collective agreement between Unifor Local 2300 and the District provides wage increases of 3% this year, 2.5% in 2019, and 2.5% in 2020. “We are pleased a deal has been reached and would like to commend both negotiation teams on their dedication to arriving ... Read More »

Log truck driver rescues moose calf from snowbank

A logging truck driver was taken by surprise when he saw four legs sticking out of the snow off the side of a road near Vanderhoof. Wayne Rowley says he was driving down the Kluskus Forest Service Road last Thursday when what appeared to be a set of moose’s legs in the snow caught his eye. He says he pulled ... Read More »

Vanderhoof hospital remains open after weekend flooding

Northern Health says the hospital in Vanderhoof is still open despite a weekend flooding incident. Water damaged St. John Hospital’s maternity department and operating rooms, among others, but the emergency department, inpatient areas, oncology, lab and medical imaging departments are fully operational. The health authority is asking people to pay close attention to directional signs because access to some areas of ... Read More »

UPDATE:Highway 16 delays for avalanche control

Drivers heading between Terrace and Prince Rupert Wednesday will see delays of up to an hour for avalanche control. The transportation ministry says avalanche work will be done in a section of the route 50 km east of Prince Rupert to 40 km west of Terrace from 9:30 to 4:00. Motorists can expect delays of up to 1 hour.   Read More »

UPDATE: Highway 16 open in both directions between Terrace and Prince Rupert

The Ministry of Transportation says Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert is now open to both lanes of traffic Officials closed the route in both directions 13 km east of the Port Edward turnoff to 35 km west of Terrace due to high avalanche risk Tuesday morning. It’s the third avalanche closure of this section of Highway 16 in ... Read More »

Heli-logging expands to battle Douglas fir beetles near Williams Lake

The BC government is expanding heli-logging operations near Williams Lake to counter the spread of Douglas fir beetles. The forests ministry says logging has moved to an area south of the city in the Chimney Valley area west of Dog Creek Road along Chimney Creek.  Residents can expect to helicopters in the area by Wednesday or Thursday. Officials say Douglas fir ... Read More »

PNG fixes gas line between Terrace and Prince Rupert

Pacific Northern Gas says crews were able to repair a gas line break between Prince Rupert and Terrace over the long weekend. The problem was discovered late last Wednesday afternoon when there was a drop in presure on the line which delivers natural gas to North Coast customers. PNG says there were no service interruptions and the system is back ... Read More »

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