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RCMP helicopter added to search for missing mushroom picker

Police and search crews are back in bush near Smithers for a fourth day as they try to find a missing woman. Mounties received a call Saturday morning after Frances Brown became separated from her cousin while picking in the Kitsegucla Road area. RCMP Corporal Madonna Saunderson says search and rescue crews on the ground will get some additional assistance ... Read More »

Moose hunt ban in ?Esdilagh First Nation territory

Another First Nation community in the Cariboo Chilcotin has opened a ban on moose hunting within its territory. The ban was announced on Monday, after they made the decision following a community meeting held on October 5th. The Esdilagh or Alexandria First nation is located alongside the Fraser River between Williams Lake and Quesnel. This season, Tsliqot’in National Government Chair ... Read More »

Kitimat issues water quality advisory

Recent rainfall has stirred up the Kitimat River causing the District of Kitimat to issue a water quality advisory. Because of elevated turbidity levels, Northern Health is advising children, pregnant women, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems to boil their water. The District of Kitimat says there is currently no evidence of increased risk to water users, but ... Read More »

Bold bear bothering Haida Gwaii community

Police and conservation officers are trying to catch a problem black bear that’s been causing trouble in a Haida Gwaii community. RCMP say the bear has been spotted a number of times in and around Old Massett.  While no specific incidents have been detailed, Mounties say the animal has placed the public at risk on several occasions and has come ... Read More »

Wind warning issued, gusts of up to 110 km/h possible

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Haida Gwaii, the North Coast, and Central Coast. Officials say a strong Pacific front will come ashore Tuesday night, causing southeast winds of 90 km/h gusting to 110 km/h. The wind is expected to pick up overnight and ease early Wednesday morning. Environment Canada says the strong winds may cause damage and ... Read More »

Ministry of Environment probes pesticide use between Terrace and Prince Rupert

The BC environment ministry is looking into complaints about herbicide spraying along the rail line between Terrace and Prince Rupert. The T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation has accused CN of improperly using pesticides to control weeds along the tracks, in some cases right next to the Skeena River and its tributaries. Recent pictures taken by the group show what appears ... Read More »

Open house scheduled for Highway 16/37 intersection upgrade

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is asking for feedback from the public regarding the proposed improvements to the Highway 16 and 37 intersection between Terrace and Thornhill. On Thursday, October 26th members of the public will be invited to the Thornhill Community Centre for a Q&A with Ministry Staff. The project includes replacing the current four-way stop with a ... Read More »

Government gaffed on fish farm stance

The BC Liberals want to know where the provincial government stands on fish farms. Skeena MLA Ellis Ross called on the province to support the controversial aquaculture industry after the NDP’s recent meetings with First Nations leaders in Alert Bay. Premier John Horgan says he and his minister met with a number of different leaders during the trip. Ross notes ... Read More »

Giving adult learners in the Northwest literacy tools to thrive

The BC Government is investing in community-based programs to help adult learners. 12 new community-based adult literacy programs in the Northwest are being supported with nearly 300 thousand dollars in funding. These service providers in the Northwest region are receiving one-time funding to provide community literacy programs in 2017-18: Gitanyow Huwilp Society to deliver Gitanyow Education Initiatives program in Gitanyow. ... Read More »

Severe weather expected for North Coast and Cariboo

Environment Canada says much of North and Central Coast and Cariboo can expect some severe weather. Forecasters have issued a special weather statement for Haida Gwaii and coastal sections of the North and Central Coast regions as an intense frontal system is expected to arrive early this week. Southeast wind of up to 90 km/h is expected over the exposed ... Read More »

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