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AFN passes resolution calling for missing women inquiry commissioner to step down

First Nations chiefs have passed a resolution calling for the head of the inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to step down. By a vote of 48 to 15, chiefs agathered at the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly voted to request a two-year extension to the inquiry and for the federal government to reset the process by appointing ... Read More »

Federal Court upholds rejection of New Prosperity Mine

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is celebrating after the Federal Court dismissed two judicial reviews brought by Taseko mines related to its New Prosperity Mine proposal near Williams Lake. The contentious open pit gold and copper mine project, opposed by the Tsilhqot’in, was approved by the BC government but twice rejected by the federal government. One of the main issues cited by ... Read More »

Cullen goes back to the drawing board on proposed riding name change

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says the current name of the riding will stay…for at least the next couple of years. Cullen initially took the results of a Facebook poll calling for a change to the constituency’s name and decided on Skeena-Pacific Northwest. But after an ear-full from constituents, Cullen again consulted people in the riding about what they wanted to ... Read More »

Watson Island Open House Wednesday

The City of Prince Rupert and Pembina are holding an open house today to talk about the current state of Watson Island and the company’s proposed propane export terminal. Pembina announced it would proceed with with plans to build the 260 million dollar LPG facility late last month. Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain says the open house will be a ... Read More »

BC Assessment reaches out to Cariboo wildfire-affected property owners

BC Assessment is reaching out to property owners in the Cariboo and Northern BC affected by this past summer’s uprecidented wildfire season. Deputy Assessor for Northern BC Jarret Krantz says they’re fairly confident that most of the impacted property owners have been identified and contacted, but says it is still possible that some properties may still need to be identified ... Read More »

Smithers Air Quality Advisory ended

The environment ministry has ended an air quality advisory for the Town of Smithers because of air quality improvements. The advisory was posted yesterday because of high concentrations of fine particulate in the air. Restrictions on open burning are no longer in effect for the Bulkley Timber Supply Area and woodstoves can once again be used in the Town of ... Read More »

RCMP looking for former Vanderhoof resident

Prince George RCMP are trying to locate a local man. Mounties say they are concerned about the health of Chad Thomas Quaw, a 21 year-old Prince George resident originally form the Vanderhoof area. Police say Quaw was last seen in Prince George around noon on Monday, December 4th.  He was wearing a white coat, black pants, white runners, and had ... Read More »

Earthquake detected off BC Coast

There was an earthquake off the BC coast Tuesday afternoon. Earthquakes Canada says it detected a magnitude 4.0 seismic event approximately 180 kilometres west southwest of Bella Bella shortly after 2 p.m. Officials say there are no reports of the quake being felt and there is no risk of a tsunami.   Read More »

Air Quality Advisory for Smithers

Northern Health and the environment ministry have issued an air quality advisory for Smithers due to elevated pollution levels. Officials say high concentrations of fine particulate matter are expected to hang around the airshed throughout the week. People with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Exposure is a concern for infants, the elderly and ... Read More »

Quesnsel RCMP looking for missing teen

Quesnel Mounties are trying to track down a missing 18 year-old not seen since late last month. Investigators say Joshua McKee’s family is concerned about his welfare after the teen didn’t return home. McKee was last seen in Quesnel on the morning of November 26, 2017. Joshua McKee  is described as: Caucasian male 5’11” (180 cm) tall Medium build weighing ... Read More »

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