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Road dust advisory for Burns Lake

Northern Health and the environment ministry have issued a road dust advisory for Burns Lake. Gravel left over from winter sanding activities is getting the blame for elevated pollution levels in the area. People with chronic underlying medical conditions are being advised to postpone strenuous exercise near busy roads until the advisory is lifted. Exposure to high levels of coarse ... Read More »

Airsoft guns lead to high-risk take down for Smithers RCMP

Keep your replica handguns, paintball guns, and BB guns in the trunk or leave them at home. That’s the message from Smithers RCMP after a tense situation involving police and three men Friday. Mounties got a complaint about three males in a car with a handgun shortly after 5 pm. RCMP says officers performed a high-risk take down of the ... Read More »

Two confirmed dead after fiery crash

Williams Lake RCMP say two people have been confirmed dead after a fiery crash along Highway 97 last week. Police and emergency crews were called out to a collision between a passenger vehicle and a transport truck north of McLeese Lake Thursday night. Both vehicles burst into flames and the fire was so intense, investigators initially couldn’t tell how many ... Read More »

Concerns about meaningful consultation over Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine’s budget process

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine’s board meeting tonight will consider its five-year financial plan. The Finance Committee will hold a special session beginning at 5pm tonight to review the budget. But there are some complaints that the regional district isn’t making the budget accessible. Doug Mcleod is a former director at the regional district, and he says while they’ve followed ... Read More »

Prince Rupert school superintendent says water is safe

The superintendent of School District 52 in which four Prince Rupert schools were found to have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water says the water is safe to drink. Sandra Jones says once they knew about the elevated levels, remediation efforts were immediately put into effect. Jones says media sources have stated the lead issue has been known ... Read More »

Wind warning issued for Haida Gwaii

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Haida Gwaii. An intense Pacific frontal system will approach the BC north coast late Saturday. Ahead of the front, southeast winds 80 to 110km/h will develop over Haida Gwaii late Saturday afternoon. The strong winds will spread to the coastal sections of the North and Central Coast Saturday evening and then to ... Read More »

RCMP report head on collision near Vanderhoof

Yesterday at 8:33pm the Vanderhoof RCMP received a call of a serious head on collision between a Suburban and a pick up on Highway 16 near Noonla Road. Officers at scene found both drivers suffering from serious but non-life threatening injuries. Police believe the accident was caused by human error as one of the vehicles crossed the centre line, but speed ... Read More »

Fiery crash north of Mcleese Lake closes Hwy 97 to alternating traffic

Last night at 9:56pm the Williams Lake RCMP received a report of a serious collision about 5km north of Mcleese Lake. Arriving officers found a passenger vehicle had collided with a transport truck, and both vehicles had burst into flames. The passenger vehicle was so severely damaged by fire that police haven’t been able to determine how many people were ... Read More »

NWCC looking for options to increase longhouse usage

The Northwest Community College is looking for new uses for its Waap Galts’ap Community House on the Terrace campus. The longhouse was opened in 2010, but the school says it’s being under utilized. One idea that the school is considering is to mix a library and student services into the location. On Wednesday, the school met with the First Nations ... Read More »

NWCC discontinues welding program in Prince Rupert this fall

The Northwest Community College will no longer be offering the welding program at its Prince Rupert campus. Heather Bastin of the the college says the welding program won’t be offered this fall, but that doesn’t mean it won’t return to Prince Rupert. She says the discontinuation of the program in Prince Rupert was made in conjunction with industry advice. NWCC ... Read More »

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