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Province provides money to rural areas to help end domestic violence

The province has announced over a million dollars that will go towards ending domestic violence. Officials say some of the funding is to provide transportation for women and children trying to flee from unsafe homes. The money also focuses on ensuring rural areas get the proper resources to combat domestic violence. The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres will be getting ... Read More »

Northern Development Initiative Trust provides funds to Smithers Airport expansion

More funding has been provided to the Smithers Airport expansion. The Northern Development Initiative trust has put $125,000 dollars towards the expansion. Airport Manager Rob Blackburn says grants like this one really help take the load off the airport and the share they have to provide. Blackburn says the expansion gives the airports much needed repairs since it was built ... Read More »

Police investigate early morning break and enter in Prince George

RCMP are investigating an early morning break and enter in Prince George. Police say it happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday on Monterey Road near Highway 97. Officers say the thieves used a pick-up truck to smash into the business and took off with alcohol. It’s believed the pick-up was stolen from the 2000 block Central Street about an hours before ... Read More »

Man charged in crash that killed one and injured three last year in Prince George

A man has been charged following a crash that claimed a life and sent three to hospital in Prince George. RCMP the single vehicle crash happened back on March 12 of last year on Highway 97 at Austin Road. Police say 22-year-old Dustin Allen Tisdale faces seven charges, including one count of criminal negligence causing death and two counts of ... Read More »

Dust advisory issued for Burns Lake

A road dust advisory has been issued for Burns Lake. The Ministry of Environment along with Northern Health issued the advisory due to high concentrations of coarse particulate matter. Dust levels tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations. People with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise near busy streets until the advisory is lifted. Exposure ... Read More »

Province and Lake Babine Nation agree to develop a 25-year roadmap to reconciliation

The provincial government and the third largest Aboriginal band in B.C. have agreed to develop a 25-year roadmap to reconciliation. Aboriginal Relations Minister John Rustad and Lake Babine Chief Wilf Adam today signed an agreement that commits both sides to negotiating a Foundation Agreement — a 25-year framework to incrementally resolve land claims and clarify respective governance and decision-making. The ... Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert serving-up new agricultural port operation

The Port of Prince Rupert is serving up another service at their Ridley Island operation. The port along with Ray-Mont Logistics is developing an integrated logistics and container loading operation at the south end of Ridley Island Industrial to ship out crops like beans, soybeans, flax, and wheat to international markets. The port’s Michael Gurney says 40 full-time jobs are ... Read More »

Graffiti sprayed on local business in Kitimat

Police are looking into graffiti that was sprayed on a local business last week in Kitimat. RCMP say it happened near Enterprise Avenue and 8th Avenue sometime between 5 p.m. March 14 and 7:30 a.m. March 15th. Two of the side windows were covered in red and white graffiti. Mounties continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information to ... Read More »

TransCanada seeks to start building gas pipeline that would connect to Pacific NorthWest LNG project

TransCanada Corporation is seeking regulatory approval to begin construction of a pipeline that would help feed the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal, even with no final decision of the proposed project. The Calgary-based company has conditional federal and provincial approvals for the North Montney Mainline, but they are subject to a positive financial investment decision for the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG ... Read More »

Uncle of David Hall remembers his nephew as a “caring and inspirational man.”

The uncle of the 32-year-old who died in a crash west of Moricetown says it was a shocking and powerful moment when he learned he lost his nephew and gained a great nephew. David Hall passed away in a crash on Highway 16 when a moose struck the vehicle he and his wife Kimberly were in just west of Moricetown ... Read More »