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BC First Nations reps heading to South America

First Nations representatives from BC’s Central Coast travel to South America later this month to share their experience with Coast Funds, the conservation fund set up to protect and benefit the Great Bear Rainforest. The World Wildlife Fund wants to create a similar permanently-financed protected area in Peru and has arranged for two days of talks between BC’s Indigenous representatives ... Read More »

PNG says repair plan in the works for gas line between Terrace and Prince Rupert

Pacific Northern Gas says crews have inspected a section of damaged pipeline between Terrace and Prince Rupert. The company was alerted to the damage when the line experience a pressure drop at 5:30 Wednesday evening. Officials say a repair plan has been developed, and weather permitting, crews will access the area to make repairs. There has been no service interruption, ... Read More »

Highway 16 and Nisga’a Highway open

Traffic is once again getting through between Terrace and Prince Rupert, but there will be delays. The Ministry of Transportation says Highway 16 is open to traffic after avalanche risk left it closed for over 24 hours. Officials say the road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic with 20 minute delays Residents of Gingolx are now able to travel along ... Read More »

RCMP searching for missing woman

Prince George RCMP are asking for help finding a missing woman. Mounties say 25 year-old Brittany Marie Gagnon hasn’t been seen for about three weeks and all efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. Brittany Marie Gagnon is described as: First Nations female 168 cm (5’6″) 59 kg (130 lbs) Brown eyes Long black hair Has a tattoo of a ... Read More »

Future of Mills Memorial Hospital to be announced Friday

Terrace residents will find out more about the future of Mills Memorial Hospital Friday. Health Minister Adrian Dix will be in town to make what his ministry calls an “important announcement” about the facility. During a visit to the hospital in February, 2017, then Liberal finance minister Mike de Jong said that his government “supported” a replacement for the aging ... Read More »

PNG asking North Coast customers to minimize gas usage

Pacific Northern Gas is asking its customers in Prince Rupert and Port Edward to minimize natural gas usage for the time being. The company says it experienced a pressure drop in the line between Terrace and Prince Rupert Wednesday evening. PNG says the area that crews need to access in order to inspect and make repairs is challenging enough, but ... Read More »

Northwest highways could be closed until Thursday afternoon

The avalanche risk brought on by heavy snow is keeping some areas highways closed, possibly until Thursday afternoon. The Ministry of Transportation says Highway 16 is shut down 13 km east of Prince Rupert to 35 km west of Terrace and isn’t expected to open until 2 p.m. The route has been closed since Wednesday afternoon. The Nisga’a Highway between Gingolx ... Read More »

School closures for District 82, but NWCC, Bulkley Valley, Cariboo Chilcotin schools open

The Coast Mountains School District has closed all of its schools Thursday, February 8th due to road and sidewalk conditions caused by heavy snow. Parents or guardians should contact their local principal with any questions. While District 82 students have the day off, there’s no snow day for Northwest Community College. NWCC says its Terrace campus is open, but Hazelton, ... Read More »

How much is too much snow on the roof?

The extreme snowfall has prompted the Town of Smithers and Bulkley Valley Regional District to issue public advisories about snow loads on building roofs. The regional district says recent surveys indicate that snow amounts may be approaching the limits for the minimally designed buildings constructed prior to 1993. The RDBN is advising residents to have their buildings examined for excessive snow ... Read More »

Snow causing trouble for wildlife

While residents have likely been cursing the dump of winter weather, the heavy snowfall has also become an issue for wildlife near Terrace The Consveration Officer Service has asked the public to slow down after five sepaerate incidents with moose and vehicles within 24 hours. Sgt. Tracy Walbauer says the deep snow is causing the animals to make use of ... Read More »

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