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Smithers Saltos Gymnastics Club seeking sponsorships for new equipment

With the safety of their patrons in mind, the Saltos Gymnastics Club in Smithers is hosting a fundraising drive to replace worn and out-dated equipment. Servicing athletes from Burns Lake to Kispiox, and everywhere in between, the Club relies on the generosity and donations of its members and community. Saltos Gymnastics Club President Lara Collingwood says they are looking to ... Read More »

Police seeking suspects in Fort St John home invasion

A home invasion in Fort St John from late last month left a resident suffering from gunshot wounds. In the early morning hours of November 21st, RCMP received reports of a home invasion in progress on the 8500 block of 88th Street. Three armed individuals had reportedly forced their way in to the residence before becoming involved in a struggle ... Read More »

Unist’ot’en camp says Coastal GasLink lawsuit violates Indigenous Rights

A recent lawsuit put forward by TransCanada subsidiary Coastal GasLink, could be in violation of Indigenous Title Rights. An injunction for a civil lawsuit was served to the Unist’ot’en camp on November 26th which claims they are blocking access to GasLink’s proposed project site. The Unist’ot’en camp is a gathering of land defenders authorized by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs to ... Read More »

Grants to support Indigenous women affected by abuse now open

Applications for the current intake of Giving Voice grants are now open. Giving Voice is an Indigenous-led project which promotes healing from gender-based violence and provides safe spaces for women and girls to speak out against violence. Giving Voice grants help to support projects that combat violence against women at a community level. These grants have supported 50 projects, effecting ... Read More »

Gitxsan Government announces recreational closure of Skeena River for 2019 season

In an effort to protect dwindling salmon populations, the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs have announced an immediate closure of all recreational fisheries on the Skeena River for the 2019 season. This means that anyone attempting to fish on the river, regardless of whether or not they have acquired a license or permit, will be considered trespassing by the Gitxsan Government. During ... Read More »

Sixties Scoop Settlement information session scheduled for Prince George next month

An information session for the Sixties Scoop Class Action Settlement has been slated for Prince George early next month. Between 1951 and 1991, countless Indigenous peoples in Canada were adopted by or placed in the care of non-Indigenous families, resulting in the loss of cultural identity. As the result of a class action lawsuit, a settlement was reached with the ... Read More »

Premier Horgan announces new climate strategy framework

Premier John Horgan and Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver took to the podium today to reveal their framework for BC’s clean climate strategy. Dubbed CleanBC, the new plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province by 80 percent come 2050, mainly through tax breaks. The much anticipated plan will offer the tax breaks for retrofitting homes to run ... Read More »

Northern Health partners with First Nations Health Authority to bring Telehealth to the north

Northern Health has approved a 5 year plan which aims to use innovative technology and ideas to make quality health care more accessible for all. The health authority has partnered with the First Nations Health Authority to bring Telehealth to northern BC in an effort to improve care in rural and remote communities. Telehealth uses advanced videoconferencing monitors to allow ... Read More »

Two long-time Northern Health Board members to retire at year’s end

Northern Health took the time to recognize the retirement of two of its long-time Board members during their regular meeting this week. Directors Ben Sander from Dawson Creek, and Maurice Squire from the Nisga’a Valley have both been with the Board since 2012, and will retire at the end of the calendar year. Both were recognized for their strategic contributions ... Read More »

BC Transit extends Prince Rupert bus hours for holiday season.

BC Transit has announced the return of extended evening hours for buses in Prince Rupert this holiday season. Extended evening service times will be in effect between December 10th and 14th and from the 17th to the 21st. During this time, the usual Friday evening schedules will be in effect on all weekdays for all routes in the City. You ... Read More »

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