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Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association shutting down

The Bulkley Valley Economic Development Association will be closing its doors. The Board and staff at BVEDA were informed lat week that the Town of Smithers and the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) will no longer provide funding to the association as of January 1st, 2018. Over the last 7 years, BVEDA has worked to promoted and facilitate economic development ... Read More »

Charges laid in connection with Williams Lake drug bust

A Williams Lake man is now facing a raft of charges after RCMP searched home in the community late last month. Mounties say Davey Ronald Auger is charged with five drug charges, two of which are directly related to fentanyl. Police say they discovered the deadly synthetic opiate along with heroin, cocaine, meth, and cannabis during a search of the ... Read More »

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Cariboo

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for both the north and south Cariboo, including Williams Lake and Quesnel. Forecasters say conditions are ripe for rough weather to develop today as a cold front makes its way through the central interior. The storms may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail, and lightning.   Read More »

Detour available for Highway 20 closure

Motorists cut off from the Chilcotin and central coast by a major washout west of Williams Lake have another option, but it will add over an hour to the trip. Drivers can detour around the hazard by taking Soda Creek Road, Buckskin Road, West Fraser (South) Road, and Chilcotin Meldrum Road to Highway 20. According to DriveBC, the detour will ... Read More »

RCMP searching for missing man between Smithers and Saanich

Mounties are trying to track down a 45 year-old man biking between northwest B.C. and Vancouver Island. Investigators say Sean David Kuntz told his mother that he was riding his bicycle from Smithers to Saanich to meet her. Kuntz left Smithers Friday June 9th and last texted his mother Tuesday June 13th, telling her that he was between Quesnel and ... Read More »

B.C Transit announces shuttle service last Friday

B.C Transit had some big news last Friday announcing the shuttle service for Highway 16 located in Burns Lake. Individuals will have to pay $5 or free if they’re traveling with a child to either get a shuttle service from Burns Lake to Smithers or Burns Lake to Prince George. The highway of tears played a huge factor in finalizing ... Read More »

Major washout closes Highway 20

A major washout has closed the main route between Williams Lake and the central coast. RCMP say the 150 metre long washout on Highway 20 was reported early Monday morning when rushing water swept a car away. Emergency crews were able to pluck the lone occupant from the river and transport him to hospital for treatment. Corporal Madonna Saunderson with ... Read More »

Its go-time for Smithers’ new loo

Smithereens are no doubt flushed with pride over the delivery of their new public washroom. Described as the “perfect public toilet”, the Portland Loo was dropped off downtown along Second Avenue near Main Street this week. The stainless steel washroom is built to be durable, low maintenance, and has angled slats to ensure privacy on the inside while not concealing ... Read More »

2017 Skeena sockeye run one of the poorest on record

One of the poorest Skeena sockeye salmon returns on record has prompted the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to close the entire river Watershed to recreational salmon fishing for four weeks. DFO North Coast Area Director Colin Masson says the numbers are so low, First Nations are forgoing their harvest of sockeye this year. Masson says the closure decision was ... Read More »

Prince Rupert makes final push for park prize

The City of Prince Rupert is pulling out all the stops as it tries to win a $100,000 competition. The McKay Street Park entry is currently in the lead out of ten finalists in the province-wide BCAA Play Here contest, but not by much according to mayor Lee Brain. With voting set to end at midnight Sunday, June 18th, Brain ... Read More »