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Two Skeena candidates outline more of their commitments to voters

Two of the Skeena candidates laid out more of their commitments to voters. BC NDP candidate Bruce Bidgood announced his commitment to get a fair share agreement for revenue going to local governments from resource project. Bidgood say if the NDP are elected, they will work to get the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance negotiations on track. Meanwhile, “Yes to LNG” signs ... Read More »

Campaign to reduce Aboriginal youth smoking tobacco underway

The First Nations Health Authority has started a campaign to get Aboriginal youth to butt out. Doctor Evan Adams says Aboriginal teen smoking rates are over two times that of other teens in the province. He says the campaign will get Aboriginal youth to make videos on why smoking is bad. He says officials are unable to pinpoint why smoking ... Read More »

RCMP appeal for information on a man who’s been missing for five years

RCMP are appealing to the public in locating a Bella Bella man who’s been missing for five years. Sergeant Jagdev Uppal says Maxwell William Brown was last seen in Klemtu on May 1, 2012. He’s described as Aboriginal, 5’10”, has a slender build and short black hair. Brown was born in July 1988 and had two visible tattoos on his ... Read More »

Prince Rupert streets to be repaved

Prince Rupert drivers and their cars are getting a reprieve. Paving on Highway 16 from McBride Street, down 2nd Avenue to the Ferry Terminal, as well as 3rd Avenue through downtown will start on Monday until the end of June. Veronika Stewart is with the city and says this is a major project. She adds it’s a long time coming ... Read More »

Petition opposing Site C dam given to Vancouver-area politicians

A 120,000 name petition opposing the Site C dam has been handed over to Vancouver-area politicians. Groups including Amnesty International Canada and Leadnow worked together to gather the signatures and post cards demanding a halt to the hydroelectric megaproject on the Peace River near Fort St. John. Organizers of the petition say the number of signatures proves there is widespread ... Read More »

Wind warning issued for Haida Gwaii

It will be a blustery start to the weekend for folks on Haida Gwaii. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning, saying gusts could top 110 km/h. A low pressure system is expected to bring strong winds to Haida Gwaii and residents along the North and Central coasts later today and will last through Saturday morning. Officials are asking residents ... Read More »

Advance polls opening this weekend

Advance polls for the provincial election will open this weekend. For the Skeena riding, polls will be open in Terrace, Kitimat, and New Aiyansh Saturday and Sunday and then again on May 5th and 6th. In the Stikine riding, voters can casts their ballots in Smithers over the weekend. Advance polls will also be open in Dease Lake, New Hazelton, ... Read More »

MP Nathan Cullen talks MMIWG Inquiry and marijuana legalization

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry, as well as marijuana legalization, were brought up during NDP MP Nathan Cullen’s media scrum this morning. Cullen says while he’s glad the inquiry is finally getting way, he adds Ottawa could be doing more to help families take part. On marijuana legalization, he says it’s hypocritical for the Trudeau government ... Read More »

Terrace man faces numerous charges in Prince George

A Terrace man is facing a number of property crime charges in Prince George. Police say 50-year-old Phillip Thompson Cooper is responsible for a number of break and enters throughout the city. It’s alleged Cooper stole merchandise, cash and a vehicle from businesses and residences. Police caught up with Cooper on Tuesday and he was arrested at a residence on ... Read More »

Terrace Public Library bringing in 3D printer

The Terrace Public Library is in the process of bringing in a 3D printer. Head Librarian David Tremblay says staff are currently training on it and are working to ensure it will be available to the public. He says the library is always striving to bring in the latest technology so residents can learn and explore it as fast as ... Read More »