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NWCC unveils new mobile trades training unit

Northwest Community College says it’s latest mobile training unit will help northwest residents get the skills they need for in-demand trades jobs. The new mobile classroom was unveiled at the Terrace campus of  NWCC today can train up to 100 trades students a year and will be ready to travel to communities across northwest BC by this fall. The units ... Read More »

Terrace sells vacant land to car dealership

The City of Terrace has reached a deal to sell 5 acres of land to the owners of a local car dealership. A news release issued by the city says the vacant parcel at the corner of Keith Avenue and Kenney Street was sold to Onstein Brothers Holdings for the relocation of its Toyota Dealership at a price of $1,025,000. ... Read More »

Quesnel RCMP to boost patrols over Billy Barker Days

Quesnel RCMP are gearing up for Billy Barker Days. The local detachment says there will be an enhanced police presence during celebrations, including check stops and roving bike and foot patrols. RCMP say Billy Barker Days is geared toward families and police won’t be tolerating any drinking in public. Police are asking anyone that plans to drink to arrange a ... Read More »

Canada-wide warrant issued for Prince George resident

RCMP are asking for help finding a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. Mounties say an arrest warrant for Shane Michael Grant was issued after the 39 year-old missed curfew at his designated residence in Prince George. Police say Grant has an extensive criminal record in many western Canada communities, including Vancouver, Victoria, Kamloops, and Kelowna. Grant is described as ... Read More »

Exterior of Haida Gwaii hospital project complete

Northern Health says the Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Hospital project has reached another milestone. The health authority says the exterior walls and roof of the building are complete and crews will now begin developing the interior features. The new $50 million facility will have eight acute-care beds, a labour, delivery and recovery suite, eight residential-care beds, a primary care centre, and ... Read More »

Smithers losing CAO to Campbell River

The Town of Smithers is losing its Chief Administrative Officer to the island. After nine years in the position, Deborah Sargent is leaving to take on the role of City Manager for Campbell River. Sargent is credited with helping Smithers expand its airport runway, establish the Wetzink’wa Community Forest, development of a second ice arena, and a protocol agreement with ... Read More »

Second Nisga’a village joins NCLGA

The Gitlaxt’aamiks Village Government has become the second Nisga’a community to join a northern BC government advocacy group. The North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA), a body which represents communities north of 100 Mile House, says it hopes to add even more First Nations to the fold. NCLGA President Brian Frenkel says the association is looking to build a stronger ... Read More »

Inquest hears from two survivors of mill blast

A coroner’s inquest has heard from two workers that survived the deadly Babine Forest Products mill explosion near Burns Lake in January, 2012 Nick Erickson told jurors that mill workers were afraid to bring up safety concerns with management for fear that they would be passed over for future promotions. He said clean up crews were often assigned production positions ... Read More »

RCMP seeking sex assault suspect

Prince George RCMP are asking for help locating a man arrested and charged in connection with a sexual assault. Mounties say 26 year-old Wilfred Patrick Prince was released from custody pending court appearances, but police believe he has breached the conditions of his release. Several warrants have been issued since March of 2015, but police haven’t been able to arrest ... Read More »

Coroners testify at day 2 of Babine Inquest

The second day of the coroner’s inquest into the explosion at the Babine Forest Product’s mill in Burns Lake saw a testy exchange between WorkSafe B.C.’s lead investigator and counsel for Babine Forest Products. William Smart questioned whether Paul Orr was qualified to lead the investigation in such a large and complex case as the Babine mill explosion, he also ... Read More »

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