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Province issues final round of tsunami debris funding

The BC government has awarded its final round of funding to help coastal communities deal with tsunami debris. Over $330,000 has been allocated to six applicants to help clean up, sort, and dispose of the materials that made their way to BC in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. The Haida Gwaii Tsunami Debris Committee ... Read More »

Coroner identifies Vanderhoof house fire victim

The BC Coroners Service has identified a Vanderhoof man killed in a house fire last month. Officials say 51-year-old Donald Pippy’s neighbours called 9-1-1 in the early hours of April 23rd when they saw his house on fire. Fire crews found his body in the home after they put out the flames. The BC Coroners Service is continuing to investigate ... Read More »

Williams Lake area woman missing

Williams Lake RCMP are asking for help finding a missing woman. Mounties say 40-year-old Kori Stewart was last seen on April 9th, 2016 in 150 Mile House. Stewart, who last had contact with family April 24th, is said to frequent Williams Lake, Prince George, and Kamloops. Stewart is described as: A Caucasian female; Height: 5’7″ (169 cms); Weight: 119 pounds (54 ... Read More »

Solar panel theft in Dawson Creek

Dawson Creek RCMP are reporting a theft of 22 solar panels. The panels were taken from a local well site at 204 Road, Arras, BC. Police believe the theft took place between 5:00pm on the 13th and 2:00pm of the 14th. Please call the Dawson Creek RCMP or Crime Stoppers if you have any information. Read More »

Early morning Prince George shooting was targeted say police

Prince George police are investigating what they say is a targeted shooting that sent one man to hospital. The early morning shooting took place at around 12:20am in a parking lot near the intersection of 17th Avenue and Spruce Street in Prince George. Arriving officers found one man with a gunshot wound, who was then transported to hospital. The Prince ... Read More »

Community search organized for missing Dawson Creek teen

A community search is for Denny Poole is set to take place this Saturday. Denny Poole, who is 15 years old, went missing in early March while trying to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John with his friend. The search will start at the Kiskatinaw Bridge new pull out area at 11am. Denny was last spotted about a ... Read More »

Practicum housing hard to come by for UNBC nursing students

The University of Northern BC says students in its nursing program are having a tough time finding a place to stay during their six-week practicum placements. Program chair and professor, Dr. Martha McLeod says about 230 nursing students go into northern BC communities each year. McLeod says there is a broad need for practicum housing, but some communities are more ... Read More »

Terrace school notified after two cases of the mumps diagnosed

Northern Health has notified staff and parents of a Terrace high school along with local doctors after two confirmed cases of the mumps in the community. Northwest Medical Health Officer Dr. Raina Fumerton says one student at Caledonia Senior Secondary was diagnosed with the viral infection along with a secondary case.  Fumerton says the two cases are linked, but the ... Read More »

Kitimat union to hold “Retiree Rally” to protest Rio Tinto Alcan

Unifor Local 2301, which represents workers at Rio Tinto’s Kitimat plant will be holding a rally this Friday. The rally is asking retirees to show up to protest what the union believes is mistreatment of workers at the plant. Earlier this month, the union released an online petition outlining a number of grievances. Some of the complaints in the petition ... Read More »

Hazelton group “bridging the gap” on violence against women and girls

The Hazelton Violence in Relationships Committee is trying to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. Committee members were at the Hagwilget Bridge Wednesday afternoon handing out cookies and information pamphlets to people about help and services available to those in crisis. Coordinator Anissa Watson says the VIR Committee hopes to “bridge the communication gap” around domestic violence from ... Read More »

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