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Terrace responds to Coroners Inquest recommendations

The City of Terrace has responded to the recommendations made in a Coroners Inquest into the death of a young Terrace woman. Last October a BC Coroners Inquest was held, looking into the death of 25 year Alyssa George. Alyssa George went into medical distress while in custody at the Terrace RCMP Detachment and later died in a hospital in ... Read More »

Prince Rupert RCMP ask for tips as they probe fatal house fire

Prince Rupert RCMP are asking for public assistance as they continue to probe a fatal fire in the city. The North District Major Crime Unit was called in to assist after the early morning blaze last Thursday left a 59-year-old woman dead. Corporal Dave Tyreman says the fire is definitely suspicious in nature, although he can’t elaborate about why police ... Read More »

New ocean observatory in Kitamaat Village

A new ocean observatory will soon be collecting data off the north coast shore. Kitamaat Village is the next community to host a community observatory. Ocean Networks Canada operates two networks off the BC coast, as well as two other community observatories. Mercedes McLean is with the group and she says the observatory will help collect a variety of data. ... Read More »

Fewer flights between Terrace and Vancouver starting April

Fliers to Vancouver from Terrace will have fewer options starting April. WestJet is reducing it’s number of flights between Terrace and Vancouver to two flights daily from three. A spokesperson from the airline says schedules are based on supply and demand, and reviews to the schedule are done on a regular basis. WestJet flight 3114 from Terrace to Vancouver has ... Read More »

TELUS launches wireless service along Highway 16 between Smithers and Houston

Drivers along Highway 16 between Smithers and Houston will now be able to access cell service. TELUS has launched a new wireless site along the Highway which will provide wireless services along a 13 kilometre stretch of the road, including the community of Telkwa. “TELUS’ investment in this site will ensure travelers and residents can make calls along this stretch ... Read More »

NWCC receives cash for new training equipment

Northwest Community College will be able to buy some new training equipment thanks to some provincial government funding. Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson announced nearly $270,000 during a stop at the Terrace campus of NWCC Tuesday. The money will go toward an intravenous pump for health care students, an abrasive mitre saw for welding students, and a snap-on vehicle scanner ... Read More »

Missing man found safe

Prince George RCMP say they’ve located a man reported missing earlier this week. Mounties say 71-year-old David Leonard Parker has been found and is in good health. Parker was reported missing after he wandered away from hospital in Prince George. RCMP thank the public for their assistance. Read More »

Prince George RCMP asking for help locating senior with dementia

The Prince George RCMP is asking for help locating a missing senior with dementia. Yesterday at around 11:30pm, 71-year-old David Leonard Parker wandered off from the University of Northern BC Hospital and hasn’t been seen from since. Parker is originally from Fort St. James and maybe trying to get back home. He suffers from dementia so if you see/find him please bear this in ... Read More »

Groups urging feds to restore environmental protections in Fisheries Act

Forty-seven people and groups from across Canada urge the federal government not to waste time undoing former Conservative government changes to fisheries protection. The prominent scientists and environmental groups have fired off a letter to Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo, saying the former government ignored entire ecosystems while focusing solely on protecting commercially viable fish stocks. Linda Nowlan of West Coast ... Read More »

NGOs call for tanker ban on north coast on anniversary of Exxon Valdez spill

The Sierra Club BC wants Ottawa to commit to legislating an oil tanker ban on the north coast. The group sent out a statement on the anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska to highlight the potential disaster of an oil spill. They say the spill left an oily legacy that remains to this day. The Sierra Club and ... Read More »

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