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Prince Rupert banning commercial marijuana sales until 2018

Prince Rupert has passed a by-law banning non-medicinal marijuana stores. The by-law will prohibit commercial marijuana sales within city limits until 2018. At Monday’s council meeting, Mayor Lee Brain says the move gives the city time to develop regulations around marijuana sales in anticipation of future legalization. Mayor Brain called the move a responsible thing to do. City civic engineer ... Read More »

Air advisories and arctic outflow warning

There are a number of air advisories for the north today. Environment Canada has issued air advisories in Prince George and Smithers due to high concentrations of fine particulate matter. The advisory issued yesterday for Vanderhoof is still in effect, though the air advisory for Houston has ended. Those with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the ... Read More »

Terrace motel rezoning clears the way for affordable housing units

Terrace City Council has rezoned the Cedars Motel on Highway 16 to allow for affordable housing. The Terrace and District Community Services Society is working on the project with B.C. Housing. Stacey Tyers with TDCSS says the rezoning was vital for the project to move forward. She says the project will provide the exact type of housing units needed in ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP asking for help locating offender

Prince George Mounties are asking for the public’s help to find a man wanted on an outstanding warrant. Donavan Hans Smith is wanted for two counts of breach of undertaking or recognizance. He’s described as Caucasian, 5’10” tall, weighing 225 lbs, with brown hair, and hazel eyes. Police say he’s violent and should not be confronted, and to call 911 ... Read More »

Arctic outflow warning for North and Central Coasts

North Coast inland sections are facing another arctic outflow warning. Strong outflow winds and cold wind chill values are expected or occurring. A ridge of high-pressure building over the B.C. interior is forcing cold Arctic air to spill out of North and Central Coast inland valleys, producing low wind chill values. Communities over the inland North Coast such as Terrace ... Read More »

Gitxsan members file for judicial review of PNW LNG project

Several hereditary chiefs with the Gitxsan First Nation are Vancouver to launch another legal challenge of a massive liquefied natural gas project proposed for BC’s north coast. The group’s traditional territory is in northwestern BC, near the area where a $11.4 billion Pacific Northwest LNG export terminal would be built close to Prince Rupert. The federal government announced its approval ... Read More »

Man facing 26 charges after crime spree in Prince George

Charges have been laid against a Dawson Creek man after a crime spree in Prince George last December 35-year-old James Alan Webb is facing 26 charges: Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 (3 counts) Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle (2 counts) Fail to Stop for Police (2 counts) Willfully Resist or Obstruct a Peace Officer (3 counts) ... Read More »

Air quality advisory for Vanderhoof

An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for Vanderhoof. High concentrations of fine particulate matter are expected to persist until Thursday or Friday. Those with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Staying indoors and in air-conditioned spaces helps to reduce fine particulate exposure. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and ... Read More »

Early morning crash in Vanderhoof knocks out power to town

Vanderhoof RCMP continue to investigate a crash that knocked out power to the town. Police say a vehicle was traveling on Highway 16 just before 1:30 this morning when the driver hit a hydro pole near 1st Street. The crash caused power lines to fall, forcing the driver to stay in the vehicle. Emergency crews along with BC Hydro responded ... Read More »

Arctic Outflow Warning issued for North Coast – Inland Sections

An Arctic Outflow Warning has been issued for North Coast – Inland Sections. Environment Canada says a ridge of high pressure building over the B.C. interior will cause arctic air to spill through north coast inland valleys. Areas including Terrace and Kitimat, are expected to see wind chill values dip to -20°C tonight with the conditions continuing through Wednesday. The ... Read More »