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Shovel Lake evacuation orders rescinded

All evacuation orders surrounding the Shovel Lake wildfire have been rescinded as the fire now sits at a held 92 thousand hectares. Crews from the fire are being re-committed to other fires after significant fire supression over the weekend has made the fire unlikely to expand. Fire crews still on site will be working on hotspots on the fire’s perimeter ... Read More »

Natural Resources Committee hold emergency Trans Mountain meeting

Federal MPs met in Ottawa today for an emergency session regarding last week’s Federal Court of Appeal decision to halt the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Ministers from the Natural Resources Committee gathered for the meeting, calling for the Liberals to lay out a plan for what happens next. Committee member and conservative MP Shannon Stubbs put forward a motion ... Read More »

BC Labour Code under review for first time in 15 years

For the first time in 15 years BC’s labour code is under review, and nothing is being left off the table. Minister of Labour Harry Bains is overseeing the review, which he says is long overdue and will focus on the changing economy and workplace environment. A committee made up of both union and employee representation was formed to travel ... Read More »

Forest Practices Board to audit McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest

BC’s independent forestry watchdog will be auditing a community forest near Mackenzie. The Forest Practices Board will examine the McLeod Lake Mackenzie Community Forest for planning, harvesting, replanting, and roads and bridges under the Forest and Range Practices Act and Wildfire Act. The forest is a joint partnership between the District of Mackenzie and the McLeod Lake Band which allows ... Read More »

High ranking BC educators calling for more Indigenous focus in curriculum

High ranking educators in BC are calling for more Indigenous focused education in BC, according to a CBC report. In 2015 the government introduced a string of Indigenous subjects in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, but now the First Nations Education Steering Committee are calling for manditory Indigenous courses. According to Committee coordinator Jo Chrona, making one Indigenous course ... Read More »

Provincial investment pays off for BC artists in 2018

2018 has proven to be an outstanding year for the art world in BC thanks to new support from the provincial government and BC Arts Council. 17 million dollars in community and cultural grants has been divied out across more than 700 grants by the arts council so far this year. The grant money comes in part from a 15 ... Read More »

Bulkley Valley French immersion enrolment “stable” says group

A group advocating French as a second language says French immersion enrolment in the Bulkley Valley remains high and stable. Canadian Parents for French says as of the 2017-2018 year, 186 School District 54 students registered in the program, or 9.4% of the entire student body. The organization says the growing popularity and climbing enrolment BC-wide has left many district ... Read More »

Evacuation alert near Shovel Lake wildfire partially rescinded

An evacuation alert around the Shovel Lake wildfire has been partially rescinded. The area north of Fraser Lake and Highway 16 , east of Sheraton FSR to east of Fort Fraser no longer finds themselves under evacuation alert. Other sections of the evacuation zone still find themselves under both orders and alerts. Residents of the lifted area should return home ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP searching for missing senior

Prince George RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating a missing man. 68 year-old Regnald Percy Waite has not been since August 22nd and police attempts to locate Waite have come up short. There are no signs of Waite leaving his residence in a hurry and his car remains in his driveway. Waite is described as a 5 foot ... Read More »

RDBN rescinds evacuation alerts for Gilmore Lake Wildfire

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has rescinded all evacuation alerts relating to the Gilmore Lake Wildfire. Currently, the fire is burning just 211 hectares and is listed as 100 percent contained. Bucketing will be continued throughout the day as most personnel from the fire refocus their efforts on the rest of the Babine Complex. Residents are asked to return home ... Read More »

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