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Ross calls on DFO to allow catch and release Chinook fishery

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross is calling on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to allow a recreational Chinook salmon fishery in the Skeena and Nass watersheds. Ross has penned a letter to federal fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc asking for catch and release fishery to ease the impact on the region’s economy. With a sweeping DFO closure of the rivers, Ross ... Read More »

ATV theft thwarted in Quesnel

An ATV theft in Quesnel was thwarted by the quick reporting of a neighbour. The homeowner reported the theft at a neighbouring home while it was still in progress, prompting police in to action. Quesnel RCMP quickly set up a perimeter and were able to locate the suspect with assistance from Prince George RCMP after they had abandoned the now ... Read More »

Dawson Creek accident and pursuit leads to arrest

A short chase following an accident in Dawson Creek this morning led to the arrest of one man. RCMP witnessed the crash on Highway 97 early in the morning when a driver failed to stop at a red light and T-Boned another truck. After attempting to flee on foot, the suspect then assaulted and forcibly removed another driver from their ... Read More »

Prince Rupert Port Authority unveils next stage for expansion project

The Prince Rupert Port Authority has unveiled the next phase in the Fairview Terminal expansion project. Phase 2B will see the Canada’s second largest container terminal, the DP World Fairview installation, increase annual throughput. Capacity will increase to 1.8 million Twenty Foot Equivalent Units by its 2022 completion. The phase will include the addition of 3 new cranes, a container ... Read More »

New scholarship funding for UNBC

A new scholarship fund for graduate students is bringing added financial support to UNBC students. 735 thousand dollars will go in to the fund which focuses on advanced degrees in the science and engineering fields. 800 awards of 15 thousand dollars as part of the wider 12 million dollar provincial investment program. The scholarships will be merit-based and encourage research, ... Read More »

Kitsumkalum and other bands gather to support Sm’algyax teacher

Members of various Indigenous bands came together yesterday in support of a Tsimshian woman being denied citizenship. Mique’l Dangeli, whose story gained acclaim after being featured in a CBC interview, is a Sm’algyax teacher in Kitsumkalum. Dangeli was denied citizenship, despite being Indigenous and highly educated, due to an English exam she had not taken. Dangeli, along with her husband ... Read More »

Rental Housing Task Force Meets for public consultations in Terrace

Premier’s Residential Tenancy Advisor present for consultation in Terrace BC’s Rental Housing Task Force was in Terrace yesterday as part of their efforts to guage public concerns. MLA and the Premier’s Advisor on Residential Tenancy, Spencer Chandra Herbert, keyed in on affordability and availability of rental properties during the housing crisis. Both issues were key factors highlighted by those present ... Read More »

TransCanada selects Coastal GasLink builders

TransCanada has chosen contractors to build its Coastal GasLink pipeline project. The company has conditionally awarded the contracts to Surerus Murphy Joint Venture, SA Energy Group, Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture and Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Inc. to contruct the natural gas pipeline connecting gas fields in the Northeast to the proposed LNG Canada project in Kitimat. Coastal GasLink President Rick Gateman ... Read More »

RCMP warn Northwest residents of scams

Terrace RCMP are warning residents about a number of online and phone scams making the rounds. Police have received several complaints about fake revenue collection agencies demanding payments over the phone and online predators extorting people via social media. Constable Crystal Evelyn says it’s a good reminder not to share any personal information, including initmate pictures, with people over the ... Read More »

Don’t leave your pet in a hot car: RCMP

Terrace RCMP received several complaints about dogs left in hot vehicles over the past weekend. With a heat wave in effect, police are reminding pet owners not to leave their companions in the car. The temperature in a parked vehicle – even in the shade with partly open windows – can reach a level high enough to seriously harm or ... Read More »

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