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Indigenous group taking stance to Kinder Morgan

A group of Indigenous leaders are taking their Trans Mountain Pipeline stance directly to Kinder Morgan. Kinder Morgan will hold their Annual General Meeting for investors and executives on Wednesday, and the Indigenous community will be well represented. Chief Judy Wilson, the Secretary Treasurer of the BC Union of Indian Chiefs, and Reuban George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust ... Read More »

Friendship pole raised in Kitimat

A totem pole celebrating the relationship between the Haisla Nation and District of Kitimat was erected Friday afternoon. Carver and Haisla Hereditary Chief Gary Wilson explained some of the symbols to those gathered for the ceremony. The friendship pole, which also features symbols of the Kitimat mayor and Canada’s 150th birthday, is meant to symbolize the relationship between the two ... Read More »

Province looking to boost tech jobs

The government is looking to send an influx of jobs to the tech industry by investing in education. Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark announced an initial 900 thousand dollars in funding that aims to help bring 370 additional tech seats to institutions accross the province. The seats will be added to a range of, generally short, highly focused programs. ... Read More »

New Natural Disaster relief funding in BC

The Government of BC is looking to help out those communities most effected by natural disasters. The Union of BC Municipalities has 33.5 million dollars in emergency preparedness funding available to vulnerable communities in the province. Funding will come by way of 3 parts of a planned 5 part initiative to help communities better prepare for and be able to ... Read More »

UNBC Professor to continue studies in to rural communities

An expert in rural and small town communities in northern BC will be able to continue his research thanks to the University of Northern British Columbia. Doctor Greg Halseth has been re-appointed as a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Rural and Small Town Studies. The UNBC professor became the first UNBC professor ever to receive a Tier 1 Chair ... Read More »

BC one of three provinces on the verge of oyster illness outbreak

BC is one of three provinces that could be facing a second outbreak of oyster-caused illnesses in as many years. The Public Health Agency of Canada says that 172 people are reported to have gotten sick after eating raw oysters in BC, Alberta, and Ontario over the last two months. This comes following an outbreak that inflicted 400 Canadians last ... Read More »

Recycling survey now open in the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George are looking in to how they can better educate residents regarding recycling and encourage stewardship programs. The District is launching a survery starting today that will test resident’s knowledge of recycling. The District says that it is important that residents fully understand all options available to them when it comes to recycling, especially relating ... Read More »

Ten arrested as Prince Rupert RCMP seize drugs and cash from two homes

An early morning raid on two homes by Prince Rupert RCMP turned up about $40,000 worth of drugs Tuesday. The Crime Reduction Unit, Plain Clothes Section, and other officers simultaneously searched two residences in the 800 block of Lotbiniere Street at about 5:30 a.m. RCMP located and seized: 9 ounces of cocaine 24 grams of crack cocaine 9.62 ounces of ... Read More »

Friendship pole being raised in Kitimat

The District of Kitimat and Haisla Nation are raising a friendship pole in a special ceremony Friday afternoon. Kitimat Deputy Director Leisure Services Shaun O’Neill says the totem pole symbolizes the relationship between the District of Kitimat and the Haisla Nation. The pole, which has features symbols of the Haisla Nation, Canada’s 150th anniversary, and the District of Kitimat, was ... Read More »

Bigger buses added on route between Smithers and Prince George

BC Transit is boosting the capacity of its Highway 16 routes between Smithers and Prince George. Three new buses will replace vehicles put into service when the routes were launched in June, 2017.  The buses will increase seating capacity from 20 to 30 or 20 seated and four in mobility aid spots connecting Burns Lake, Prince George, and Smithers. “It’s ... Read More »

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