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NDP to complete Site C

The Site C hydroelectric dam will be completed, but the price tag will be higher than estimated. Site C was projected to cost $8.3 billion to complete, but the government now estimates the project will total $10.7 billion. An estimated $4 billion has been spent so far on the dam and the NDP government was debating whether to continue construction ... Read More »

Greyhound hearings on proposed route cuts underway

Public hearings on Greyhound Canada’s application to cut northern BC bus routes began today. In late August, Greyhound Canada applied to the Board to eliminate nine routes, including the stretch of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert and Highway 97 from Prince George to Dawson Creek. The Passenger Transportation Board is holding hearings in communities that will be ... Read More »

20th anniversary of landmark Delgamuukw-Gisdaywa case celebrated

Today is the anniversary of a landmark legal case that changed the face of Indigenous land and title rights in Canada. It was 20 years ago that the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling on the Delgamuukw-Gisdaywa case which confirmed that Aboriginal title as an ancestral right protected by the Constitution. The case also affirmed the legal validity of ... Read More »

Site C decision to come Monday

Premier John Horgan will announce a decision on the controversial Site C Dam project Monday morning. British Columbians will know the fate of the $8.3 billion hydro electric mega-project at 11:30. The government will be holding a budget-style technical briefing lock-up for reporters prior to the scheduled announcement by Horgan in Victoria. Either decision is likely to be controversial for ... Read More »

Highway 97 closed near Chetwynd

The Ministry of Transportation says Highway 97 is closed in both directions near Chetwynd. Officials say the highway was shut down Sunday night after a collision approximately 10 kilometres north of the Highway 29 junction. Motorists are able to detour via Hudson’s Hope along Highway 29N. Check DriveBC for more information.   Read More »

Teegee appointed to AFN Fisheries, Justice, Economic Development Portfolios

The Assembly of First Nations has appointed Regional Chief Terry Teegee to several AFN committees, including economic development and justice. Teegee, who will also co-chair the National Fisheries Committee, says protecting and enhancing fish stocks for future generations will be essential if First Nations are to protect and defend their inherent right to fish. In his first address to the ... Read More »

Police dog puts the bite on a suspected break and enter

Williams Lake RCMP have one person in custody after police were called to a break and enter in progress Thursday. Officers and a police dog went to a home in the 1500 block of 4th Avenue shortly before 4 p.m. Evidence pointed to forced entry, so police entered the home and told the suspect that a police dog was present. ... Read More »

Accused murderer back in jail

A Burns Lake area man charged with first degree murder is back behind bars. The BC Prosecution Service confirms that Albert Giesbrecht was arrested and returned to custody Wednesday. Giesbrecht is charged in the death of of Raymond George Bishop last May. Local residents and members of Bishop’s family were angered when a judge released Giesbrecht on 22 conditions last ... Read More »

Smithers RCMP seize drugs

Smithers RCMP say they seized cocaine, crystal meth, crack, and heroin as part of a drug trafficking investigation. Mounties executed a warrant Wednesday and also turned up two imitation handguns, an undisclosed prohibited weapon, and cash. Police arrested a man known to local authorities who is expected in court at a later date.  RCMP say he is also expected to ... Read More »

CNC postpones Burns Lake practical nursing program

The College of New Caledonia has postponed the start of its practical nursing program in Burns Lake. In a news release, CNC says the PN program, which was to begin in January at the Lakes District Campus, will now begin in September. The college says it’s taking steps to make sure the quality of the Lakes District Practical Nursing program ... Read More »

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