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Masset RCMP looking for wanted man

Masset RCMP are trying to track down a man wanted for assault. Mounties are looking for 54 year old David Patrick Jack Thompson. He’s described as: • Caucasian male • 183 cm (6’) • 75 kg (168 lbs) • Hazel eyes • Slender Build Contact Masset RCMP at 250 626-3991 or Crime Stoppers if you know where David Patrick Jack Thompson ... Read More »

Emergency prep fairs set up for Cariboo

With last year’s devastating wildfire season still firm in memory and this year’s season just beginning, the Cariboo is making sure residents are prepared. Government reps and several other agencies will join together to host emergency preparedness information fairs across the Cariboo Region. The meetings are set up to be your one-stop-shop for residents with any inquiries regarding emergency situations ... Read More »

Uncommon drugs found in seizure

A drug seizure in Prince George has police warning residents of the recent prevalence of two lesser known drugs. On April 6th, RCMP in Prince George executed a search on Central Street. During the search, police uncovered a significant amount of cocaine, meth, and marijuana, as well as two unidentified substances. The two substances have now been identified as GHB ... Read More »

Legislation looks to fix orphaned oil wells

New legislation is looking at cleaning up messes left by abandoned oil and gas wells in BC. Resources Minister Michelle Mungall introduced a bill yesterday that would amend legislation to improve funding for orphaned well site restoration. The bill will replace a number of taxes and in their place leave a levy payable to an industry funded program. On top ... Read More »

Bulkley Timber audit reveals concerns

An audit of the Bulkley Timber Supply Area has brought forward a number of conerns. Though most of the area complied with regulations, the audit revealed six bridges with structural concerns, culvert maintenance issues, and overall road maintenance issues. Even more troubling is the information that the government already knew about these issues, yet the had not been corrected. On ... Read More »

Pinnacle inks pellet supply contract with Japanese firm

A BC-based company has signed a long-term contract to supply industrial wood pellets to a Japanese firm. Under the deal, Pinnacle Renewable Holdings will supply up to 70,000 metric tons of pellets a year to Ube Industries starting in late 2019. Pinnacle CEO Robert McCurdy says the new contract builds on the company’s strong sales momentum in the growing Japanese ... Read More »

Ross questions government on Kinder Morgan benefit agreements

Skeena Liberal MLA Ellis Ross grilled the BC Government over benefit agreements signed by First Nations related to the Trans Mountain expansion in Question Period Wednesday. Ross says, in his experience with the Haisla Nation, project benefit agreements were the one shining light that offered a solution to First Nations poverty and dependence. Indigenous relations minister Scott Fraser avoided the ... Read More »

NWCC/CNC to get more health care assistant seats

Northern BC colleges are sharing in over $3.3 million dollars in provincial funding to create more health care assistant seats. Northwest Community College will get $320,000 to create 16 additional training spots in Masset and 16 more seats at its other regional campuses. The College of New Caledonia will receive $145,000 for 12 seats at its Mackenzie Campus and $150,000 ... Read More »

Burns Lake air clearing, Houston remains under road dust advisory

Air quality has improved in Burns Lake, but Houston is still suffering the effects of road dust. The environment ministry has cancelled an advisory in Burns Lake, but a road dust advisory remains for Houston. High levels of coarse particulate are expected to stick around until there’s some rain in the forecast or some dust suppression work. Exposure is a ... Read More »

Quesnel Housing Project update

The City of Quesnel Council offered an update on their Elliot Street Supportive Housing Project at yesterday’s council meeting. Council approved a reading of a bylaw qhich will allow the 6 vacant lots on the 300 block of Elliot Street to be utilized for the project. The project will see 32 self contained supportive housing units with full washrooms and ... Read More »

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