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Now easier to become organ donor

The BC government is making it easier for people to register to be organ donors. The changes mean all 61 Service BC offices will now provide organ donation information and assistance for those wishing to register. The province says more than 95% of BC residents support organ donation but only about 20% have registered. The government says a pilot project ... Read More »

Rats infestation eliminated from Haida Gwaii island

A joint effort to eradicate rats from important seabird habitat on Haida Gwaii has met with success. Parks Canada and the Haida Nation have declared Arichika Island rat-free after a 2011 program that saw helicopters drop poison pellets from the sky. The island was once a highly productive seabird colony and home to abundant numbers of Ancient Murrelet, now a ... Read More »

Geoscientists says LNG not a sustainable resource

In a series of talks in the northwest, a geoscientist says the province’s bullish forecast for the LNG industry is vastly overstated. In a presentation to Terrace City Council today, David Hughes, a energy expert and former scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, says the province’s estimates of recoverable natural gas resources is seven times what the National Energy ... Read More »

Important Haida Gwaii sea bird habitat declared rat-free

A joint effort to eradicate rats from important seabird habitat on Haida Gwaii has met with success. Parks Canada and the Haida Nation have declared Arichika Island rat-free after a 2011 program that saw helicopters drop poison pellets from the sky. The island was once a highly productive seabird colony and home to abundant numbers of Ancient Murrelet, now a ... Read More »

Info sessions and rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants

The Residential Tenancy Branch will hold a series of information sessions throughout northern BC to explain the responsibilities of landlords and tenants. The sessions are free and open to the public. Topics to be covered include: How the law applies to landlords and tenants. Rental agreements and leases. Repairs and maintenance. Rent increases. Eviction and ending a tenancy. Session dates ... Read More »

Bodies of two pilots found amid plane wreckage

The bodies of two missing pilots have been found by search-and-rescue crews in the mountains north of Vancouver. The Carson Air cargo plane was flying from Vancouver to Prince George, BC, but was lost shortly after 7am on Monday. Ground crews found debris later in the day but couldn’t immediately confirm it was from the missing aircraft. Navy Lt. Paul ... Read More »

NKDF Society Board funding various projects

The Saik’uz First Nation is planning a park to commemorate survivors and families of those who attend Canada’s Residential School system. The First Nation near Vanderhoof is receiving $40,000 from the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund toward building the project. The park is one of six new projects receiving money from the NKDF Society Board. Nechako Valley Search and Rescue will receive ... Read More »

90% of Vancouver oil spill cleaned says Coast Guard

The coast guard says 90% of the fuel that spilled into Vancouver’s English Bay last week has been cleaned up. Commander Jody Thomas confirms the actual size of the spill is still being measured after authorities said yesterday that the original estimate of 2,700 litres was conservative. A report by the City of Vancouver says the spill was small and ... Read More »

Debris of small cargo plane found north of Vancouver

The Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to an area where a cargo plane with two pilots aboard has crashed. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says the wing and fuselage of the twin-engine aircraft have been located on the North Shore mountains. But there is no information on the status of the pilots aboard the Carson Air flight from ... Read More »

Vet riding across Canada by horse to raise PTSD awareness

A veteran riding across Canada to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress and other issues says horses help their riders seek the truth. Paul Nicholls left Victoria yesterday on an 11,000km, cross-Canada ride that will make stops in every province. He says sometimes a horse will not move forward, even when its rider wants to go, and that forces the rider ... Read More »