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Smithers RCMP seize drugs, two people face charges

Two Smithers residents are facing drug charges after police searched a home last Thursday. Smithers RCMP seized about 30 grams of cocaine, small amounts of pot and mushrooms, and $1500 in cash from the residence. Police arrested a 37-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man at the home. Both are scheduled to appear in court August 30th. The Smithers RCMP detachment ... Read More »

More wind and rain on the way

Environment Canada is warning BC residents to expect another round of wet, windy weather. Forecasters have issued a special weather statement for the North Coast and Haida Gwaii as another low pressure system approaches the province. Haida Gwaii could see southeast wind up to 90 kilometres an hour early Tuesday as the storm passes over the region. The north and ... Read More »

Former BC premier Bill Bennett dead at 83 years

Former British Columbia premier Bill Bennett, known as an architect of financial restraint in the province, has died in his hometown of Kelowna at the age of 83. Bennett had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for several years and died Thursday. He led the Social Credit party in a December 1975 landslide victory over Dave Barrett’s New Democrat Party. Bennett ... Read More »

CityWest makes $400,000 payment to Prince Rupert

Yesterday, CityWest made a $400,000 distribution payment to its sole shareholder, the City of Prince Rupert. The payment was made official at an end-of-year shareholder event, which also included Prince Rupert city councillors, and CityWest board members. At the event, CityWest CEO Don Holkstead spoke on the progress the company has made in expanding its services, and the value it ... Read More »

Wind warning for Haida Gwaii and Central Coast

Environment Canada has issued a wind advisory for Haida Gwaii and the Central Coast. Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring. Southeast winds of 80 to 110 km/h will develop over exposed coastal sections near midnight tonight as an intense frontal system approaches the BC coast. Winds will ease over Haida Gwaii Saturday near noon and over ... Read More »

RCMP say don’t drink and drive

Today is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, which means expect to see road checks at various locations and times throughout Terrace and the area. Constable Angela Rabut of the Terrace RCMP says make plans on how to get home before heading out. Tomorrow, the RCMP will be at the BC Liquor Store from 2pm to 5pm handing out red ribbons ... Read More »

Scammers using Northern Health as a cover

Northern Health has discovered scammers are using their name for a couple of scams. There are reports that there’s a person in Prince George claiming to be with Northern Health, despite having no identification. The person says they’re conducting air quality surveys, and will request access to the person’s home. Northern Health says they don’t conduct door-to-door survey work, or ... Read More »

First Nations First Responder program invaluable to isolated communities

The Red Cross and First Nations Health Authority graduated their last class of the year in the First Nations First Responder program. The First Responders program is designed to provide local communities with the knowledge, skills and tools required to respond to illness or injury while awaiting the arrival of paramedics or evacuation to more advanced medical care. Becky Row ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP arrest two men suspected in numerous violent drug related crimes

Charges have been approved by Crown Counsel against two Prince George men, suspected to be involved in a string of violent crimes this past fall. 24 year old Ryan Watt and another man were arrested on October 29th by the Prince George RCMP’s Street Crew Unit. Both men were in a parking lot just off of Highway 16 west of ... Read More »

Quesnel RCMP catch robbery suspect

Quesnel RCMP responded to a robbery in progress just before 8am on November 28th. The owner of a business on Jade Street in Quesnel interrupted a break and enter, and was subsequently assaulted. He managed to phone police, and within moments of arriving, the police saw the suspect attempting to flee in a vehicle. The business owner was treated and ... Read More »

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