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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 Restrictions on open burning are no longer in effect for the Bulkley Timber Supply Area and woodstoves can once again be used in the Town of ...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 »

BC sets minimum age for pot at 19

The provincial government has laid out some ground rules for how it plans to deal with the legalization of cannabis. BC will set the minimum age for pot possession, purchase, and use at 19, which officials say is consistent with the province’s minimum age for alcohol and tobacco. BC’s Liquor Distribution Branch will handle wholesale distribution of non-medical cannabis while ... Read More »

Work on Parsnip River Bridge replacement to start in 2018

Work to replace an aging bridge near Mackenzie is scheduled to begin early next year. The provincial government says the new Parsnip River Bridge will replace the existing steel truss span built in 1953 with a wider, open-top structure and increased weight capacity. A news release from the province says the new bridge will improved access between the Peace River ... Read More »

BC funds more child-care spaces

The BC government is hoping $33 million investment will help ease the child-care crunch facing many families. Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy says the funding will create over 3800 licensed child-care spaces in 52 communities, including infant and toddler spaces, spaces on school grounds or in a community hub, and Indigenous child-care spaces. The funding can be used ... Read More »

Terrace commits to downtown museum land

Plans for a downtown museum in Terrace have taken another step forward. The city has committed to providing a portion of land to the Terrace and District Museum Society. The society, which has been planning the project for a number of years, will get a half-acre piece of property on the eastern side of the old Co-op site. The eastern ... Read More »

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