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Lynn Beyak removed from Senate committee over residential school comments

Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak, who famously declared “some good” came out of Canada’s residential schools, has been removed from the Senate’s committee on Aboriginal peoples. A spokesperson for interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose says the senator’s controversial comments do not reflect the party’s position on residential schools. Earlier this week, an Indigenous senator who sits on the committee said she ... Read More »

Mounties investigating assault in Prince George

Police are looking for witnesses following an assault in Prince George. RCMP say they found a man suffering from injuries in the 3000 block of 10th Avenue. The victim was transported to hospital and was treated for minor injuries caused by a weapon. The victim is known to police and was not cooperative and is now in custody on multiple ... Read More »

Direct ferry service from Bella Coola to Port Hardy coming next summer

Tourism officials in Bella Coola are thrilled to see direct ferry service to Port Hardy. Officials say $15-million will be given to BC Ferries towards a ship that will offer direct summer service next year. President of Bella Coola Valley Tourism Tom Hermance is also the owner of the Float House Inn. He says it’s something they’ve wanted for years. ... Read More »

Funding for affordable housing comes to Quesnel

The province has announced funding to bring more affordable housing to Quesnel. Provincial officials say they will be relocating the Seasons House Shelter. The final product will see a 30-unit affordable rental housing project for those at risk of homelessness. It will also include two units on the ground floor to be used as shelter beds. Construction on the $6-million housing ... Read More »

New youth volunteering opportunities coming to Terrace

An organization that focuses on engaging youth in volunteering is coming to Terrace. The Youth Volunteer Corps began in the United States, and Volunteer Terrace has recently become an affiliate. Tania Millen is with Volunteer Terrace and says YVC is different from other volunteering opportunities for youth because this program engages them throughout the entire project. Millen says she’s currently ... Read More »

Two women wanted in Prince George

Mounties are looking to track down two women wanted on a slew of charges in Prince George. Police say 27-year-old Rebecka Rahkola is wanted for failing to comply with probation, while 39-year-old Anita Falconer is wanted for having break-in tools, theft under 5000 dollars and resisting an officer. Rahkola is described as Caucasian, 5’5″, weighs 106 pounds, has brown/blonde hair ... Read More »

Police looking for wanted man in Prince George

Police are on the hunt for a wanted man in Prince George. RCMP say 31-year-old Sean Patrick Smith is wanted for failing to follow court orders in the Lower Mainland. Smith is originally from Prince George and is believed to be back in the area. He’s described as Caucasian, 6’2″, weighs 243 pounds, has brown hair and hazel or green ... Read More »

Highway of Tears investigator passes away

The private investigator who became well-known to those who have been following the cases of murdered and missing Aboriginal women from the Highway 16 corridor has died. Few details have been released, but Ray Michalko, who spent 10 years investigating several of the cases at his own expense, made many visits to the north and always believed there’s someone who ... Read More »

Presentations taking place for Prince Rupert parents and students on social media safety

Presentations are being held for parents and students in Prince Rupert to ensure they’re safe on social media. Darren Laur is with Personal Protections Systems and says their goal is to highlight the positives of using social media. One of the sessions will be for parents to give tips on how to approach it with their kids. He believes one ... Read More »

Wind warning issued for Haida Gwaii and Central Coast

A wind warning has been issued for Haida Gwaii and the coastal area of the Central Coast. Environment Canada says winds are expected to top 90 km/h throughout the afternoon and into the evening. It’s expected the winds will diminish this evening as the frontal system moves further inland. Officials are cautioning residents of loose items being tossed around as ... Read More »