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More nurse practitioners wanted by Burns Lake Council

More nurse practitioners are wanted by Burns Lake Council. Mayor Chris Beach says they passed a resolution calling for increased funding to hire more nurse practitioners in rural B.C. Mayor Beach says the additional nurse practitioners will reduce the strain on current health care staff in the area and reduce wait times for patients. The mayor will bring up the ... Read More »

B.C. Aboriginal Business and Investment Council updates website

An association that promotes aboriginal businesses is making it easier to connect with First Nations companies. The B.C. Aboriginal Business and Investment Council says they have made multiple upgrades. The website aims to get First Nations companies and communities more involved in the economy and expand their business. One of the main upgrades to the the site allows for easier ... Read More »

Coroners inquest into police shooting death of Hazelton man

A coroners inquest into the death of a Hazelton man is set to start on March 20th. The public inquest will look into the facts surrounding the death of then 23-year-old Naverone Woods and make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances. Naverone was shot by transit officers on the morning of December 28th, 2014. He was visiting the ... Read More »

Haida Gwaii’s “unofficial” undertaker gets official apology

Haida Gwaii’s unofficial undertaker has received an apology from the province’s attorney general. George Westwood has been providing funeral services on Haida Gwaii on a voluntary basis, but was nearly forced to stop two years ago when a complaint was filed with Consumer Protection B.C. At the time, attorney general Suzanne Anton commented that Westwood “was not suitable” to provide ... Read More »

Child found wandering alone in Prince George

A child is home safe after being found wandering the streets in Prince George. Police say a 3-year-old boy was found near the corner of Union and Youngs only wearing rubber boots around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. RCMP say a police service dog and Canada Post employee were able to get the boy home safe. Child welfare authorities have been contacted. Read More »

Counterfeit American money making rounds in Dawson Creek

Counterfeit money circulating in Dawson Creek has police asking businesses and residents to be vigilant. RCMP say there have been a number of fake American $20 and $50 bills circulating in the area. Police suggest contacting a bank or refusing to accept the money if anyone is unsure if it’s real. Contact Dawson Creek RCMP or Crime Stoppers with any information. Read More »

Province tables budget while local MLAs feel it ignores the north

B.C.’s Liberal government is staking its re-election on a nearly $1-billion cut in medical service premiums, a small business tax cut and targeted spending increases on education, health and child welfare. Finance Minister Mike de Jong tabled their budget saying the government will move to eliminate the unpopular medical services plan premiums, starting with a 50% cut next year. But ... Read More »

Skidegate-Prince Rupert Ferry gets another sailing

An extra sailing has been added between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert. The province says a bi-weekly run between Skidegate and Prince Rupert will be up and running this spring in addition to the two round trips weekly that run from September to June. The peak season schedule will remain the same with five weekly round trips between mid June ... Read More »

Man wanted on a slew of charges by North District RCMP

An armed and dangerous man with ties to Prince George and Chetwynd is wanted by police. RCMP say 34-year-old Robert Alan Edward Clarke is wanted on charges of attempted murder, weapons offences, assault, and kidnapping. Clarke is described as Caucasian, 5’10”, weighs 166 pounds, and has brown eyes and brown hair. He also has a tattoo of an eagle on ... Read More »

Radiation from Japan detected in Okanagan salmon

Researchers say that for the first time, radiation associated with the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan has been detected in a fish from Okanagan Lake. Jay Cullen, a University of Victoria chemical oceanographer leads the InFORM coastal network that monitors marine radioactivity off the B.C. shoreline. He says the fingerprint isotope from the Fukushima power plant was detected in some ... Read More »