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Carrier Sekani looking for immediate intervention to conserve Fraser River salmon

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council says urgent and collaborative action needs to be taken to conserve and sustain salmon on the Fraser River. For decades, there have been poor returns of salmon in the Fraser. Estimates for sockeye didn’t come close to reality as DFO determined the numbers just weren’t there and they closed the sockeye fishery for all sectors- ... Read More »

NWCC seeing more international students

The Northwest Community College will see over 40 international students this school year. 45 students are coming from all over the world, most are attending classes in the Terrace Campus, while three are going to Prince Rupert. Sarah Zimmerman is the communications officer for the college and she’s thrilled about the warm welcome the students got from their community. Zimmerman ... Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert chosen as monitoring station for human impact study

The Government of Canada has announced $50.8-million to help assess the impacts of human activities on our coastline. The money will go towards a Coastal Environmental Baseline Program. Scientists from DFO, Indigenous and community partners will collect baseline data in six areas of the country where there is existing or potential increase in vessel traffic. By studying the current state ... Read More »

Fort St. James man wins big

A Fort St. James man will be walking away 500 thousand dollars richer. Leonard Magnus won the 500 thousand dollar extra on the August 31st edition of the Daily Grand Draw. Magnus says he’s not planning to do anything crazy with his money, instead he plans on paying off his bills, putting the rest in the bank and keep going ... Read More »

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative applauds new budget

The NDP is being praised by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives for Monday’s financial statement. Their senior economist Iglika Ivanova says the government made a strong start by addressing crucial issues and she calls that a welcomed change after 16 years of liberal rule. Investment in affordable housing which includes 2,000 units for the homeless as well as new ... Read More »

Rec halibut fishing closes early

For the first time in five years, DFO has put an early end to the recreational halibut fishery. DFO says on September 6th that based on catch data for the year it was estimated the fishery would reach its annual allocation by the middle of this month. The catch of halibut this year was larger than in previous years. Neil ... Read More »

Report says cheaper to cancel Site C

A new report from the firm Deloitte LLP commissioned by BCUC says it’s cheaper to cancel the controversial Site C. The report looks at the ratepayers cost of suspending the project or terminating it altogether. The report says that it could cost $1.4-billion to postpone the $8.8-billion megaproject, whereas terminated the project would save ratepayers around $200-million. The NDP government ... Read More »

The new budget plan released by the NDP will help out the homeless

The new NDP government released their first financial plan. Finance Minister Carole James presented the budget update yesterday, with 291 million dollars over two years to build and operate 2,000 housing units for homeless people. These buildings will have 24/7 staff and support services. Another 208 million dollars will go towards building 1,700 new rental housing units which will be ... Read More »

Horgan loses bet, wearing Salmonbellies shirt in the leg today

No suit and tie for Horgan today. After losing a bet to Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy, Premier John Horgan will wear a New Westminster Salmonbellies lacrosse jersey in the legislative chamber. Premier Horgan is a Victoria Shamrocks lacrosse team superfan and he bet Darcy that her home team, the Salmonbellies, would lose the Western Lacrosse Association finals ... Read More »

Kermode seen at Kalum Hill, Conservation Service warns residents danger of attractants

A fruit tree laden with apples proved to be too temping for a black bear in the Terrace area, but it cost the bear its life. Sgt Tracy Walbauer of the Conservation Service said the bear was shot by officers on Monday because it had lost its fear of people. Walbauer adds it is through the fault of people that ... Read More »

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