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Water quality advisory issued for Thornhill

The Regional District of Kitimat Stikine has issued a water quality advisory for Upper and Lower Thornhill District staff say multiple tests from a number of different locations have revealed the presence of coliform in the water system. Officials says that the water supply in Lower and Upper Thornhill is suspected to be contaminated with the potentially harmful bacteria and ... Read More »

Heiltsuk plan court action one year after spill

A Central Coast First Nation says it plans to take court action for damages caused by a fuel and oil spill in its waters one year ago. Chief Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council says the nation continues to suffer the disastrous effects the spill has had on its food sources, culture, and economy. Kirby Corporation tug the Nathan ... Read More »

Highway 97 reopened south of Chetwynd

The BC transportation ministry says traffic is now flowing again along Highway 97. The highway was closed in both directions earlier this afternoon due to a collision between Mackenzie Junction and Chetwynd. No further details are available at this time. Read More »

Crash closes Highway 97 between Mackenzie junction and Chetwynd

Highway 97 is closed between the Mackenzie junction and Chetwynd. The BC transportation ministry says a collision has closed the road in both directions approximately 70 km south of the junction with Highway 29. Officials say assessments are underway.  It’s not known when the highway might reopen. Check DriveBC for the latest. Read More »

Mining firm funds First Nations education and training society

Mining company New Gold Inc. has announced a $100,000 contribution to the Quesnel Dakelh Education and Training Society. The society was recently formed by three Quesnel area First Nations (Nazko, Lhtako Dene, and Lhoosk’uz Dene) to support education, training, and employment of its members. New Gold wants to develop the Blackwater Project, a proposed open pit gold and silver mine ... Read More »

Quesnel man sentenced to jail for impaired driving death

A Quesnel man will spend time in jail for a crash that killed a Prince George teen five years ago. Cody Dan pleaded guilty to to impaired driving causing death and was sentenced to a prison term of two years, less a day Friday. Dan was 19-years-old when the vehicle he was driving left the Nazko Highway in the early ... Read More »

Renovation leads to lifted height restriction on Salmon River Bridge

A height restriction has been lifted on the Highway 97 corridor north of Prince George. The completion of the $24-million Salmon River Bridge Project has been finalized. The bridge, originally built in 1954, had overhead girders that limited the height of the vehicles. The new bridge will have no height restrictions and will also feature wider lanes and greater load ... Read More »

Cullen hosts meetings on small business tax reform in Smithers, Terrace

The battle over tax changes the Trudeau government has been proposing have raised the hackles of a lot of small business owners and MP Nathan Cullen wants to keep the fight going. Cullen says he will fight for small businesses and is hosting a public meeting this Thursday in Smithers to discuss the changes and their potential impacts. The reforms ... Read More »

Indigenous organization disappointed 60s Scoop settlement left some groups out

National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples has welcomed the settlement for aboriginal children who were taken and put into the care of non-aboriginal families, but is also disappointed the settlement didn’t go to everyone involved. The 60’s scoop saw between 15,000 and 20,000 kids ripped from their birth families and placed in the care of total strangers who ... Read More »

C3 stops for Thanksgiving in Bella Bella

The Canadian vessel c3 that is sailing from coast to coast to coast docked in Bella Bella over the thanksgiving weekend. The ship was most recently in Prince Rupert and is near the end of its 150 day voyage. Reconciliation has been the theme since the start of the trip in Toronto June first with Heiltsuk councillor Leona Humchitt on ... Read More »

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