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Woodside cans Grassy Point LNG project

Australia’s leading liquefied natural gas producer says it’s pulling out of an LNG export facility at Grassy Point, north of Prince Rupert. Woodside Petroleum says it’s making the move so that it can concentrate on another LNG project site near Kitimat. The company has announced it won’t renew an agreement to develop the North Coast operation after the rights to ... Read More »

SO2 emissions issue hovers over Kitimat council once again

Sulphur dioxide scrubbers were once again front and centre at Kitimat council Monday. A former Chief Medical Health Officer with Northern Health says he was shocked that Rio Tinto didn’t install scrubbers as part of its Kitimat smelter modernization project, and says he still can’t believe it hasn’t happend Dr. David Bowering told Kitimat council that the permitting process for ... Read More »

Haida Nation, Nature Conservancy to restore logged area near Port Clements

The Haida Nation and the Nature Conservancy of Canada are partnering to restore a heavily logged area near Gamadiis Port Clements. The lot, located in the Kumdis Slough area of Haida Gwaii, contains significant ecological and cultural features, but was subjected to environmentally destructive logging in 2010. Haida Nation President kil tlaats ‘gaa Peter Lantin says the agreement with the ... Read More »

National inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women seeks two-year extension

The national inquiry looking into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is formally asking for two more years to finish its work. The commissioners say they have asked Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett for the additional time, which would extend the group’s mandate to the end of 2020. The inquiry was originally scheduled to wrap up by December 2018, ... Read More »

Traffic flowing along Highway 97 after earlier closure

Highway 97 is open to traffic south of Quesnel after a morning motor vehicle incident. The transportation ministry says the road was closed approximately 60 km south of town near Moffat Lake Road for approximately an hour. Check DriveBC for updates.   Read More »

Air quality advisory issued for Smithers

The Ministry of Environment has issued an air quality advisory for Smithers due to pollution levels. Officials say there are high concentrations of fine particulate matter in the local airshed. People with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted.  Exposure is a particular concern for infants, the elderly, and those with diabetes, lung, and ... Read More »

RCMP targeting distracted drivers in March

Terrace RCMP are reminding drivers to turn off their electronic devices or put them in the glove box if they can’t ignore them. The reminder comes as police bump up enforcement in March as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Constable Crystal Evelyn says distracted driving is the second leading cause of fatal crashes in BC. As part of its ... Read More »

Williams Lake RCMP negotiate arrest of man after threats complaint

Williams Lake RCMP says police were able to negotiate an end to a tense situation last Friday. Mounties were called to a home on Likely Road just past 1:00 p.m. after complaints that the man living there had allegedly threatened his family, himself, and police. The Big Lake Fire Department and Emergency Health Services personnel were able to keep the ... Read More »

Burns Lake region in shock after news of charges against former mayor

Members of the Burns Lake community are reacting to news that their former mayor has been charged with sex crimes. Lake Babine Nation Chief Wilf Adam says his community is angry and disheartened after its former mayor was charged with sex-related offences. Adam says he also has questions about the length of time it took the RCMP to tell the ... Read More »

Distracted driving suspected in fatal crash

One person is dead after a crash on Highway 97 near Taylor over the weekend. North District RCMP says the head-on collision at the top of the South Taylor Hill happened shortly at 4:45 Sunday afternoon when a north-bound pickup crossed the centre line into the path of semi. The 29 year-old Grande Prairie man at the wheel of the ... Read More »

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