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Info sessions and rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants

The Residential Tenancy Branch will hold a series of information sessions throughout northern BC to explain the responsibilities of landlords and tenants. The sessions are free and open to the public. Topics to be covered include: How the law applies to landlords and tenants. Rental agreements and leases. Repairs and maintenance. Rent increases. Eviction and ending a tenancy. Session dates ... Read More »

Bodies of two pilots found amid plane wreckage

The bodies of two missing pilots have been found by search-and-rescue crews in the mountains north of Vancouver. The Carson Air cargo plane was flying from Vancouver to Prince George, BC, but was lost shortly after 7am on Monday. Ground crews found debris later in the day but couldn’t immediately confirm it was from the missing aircraft. Navy Lt. Paul ... Read More »

NKDF Society Board funding various projects

The Saik’uz First Nation is planning a park to commemorate survivors and families of those who attend Canada’s Residential School system. The First Nation near Vanderhoof is receiving $40,000 from the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund toward building the project. The park is one of six new projects receiving money from the NKDF Society Board. Nechako Valley Search and Rescue will receive ... Read More »

90% of Vancouver oil spill cleaned says Coast Guard

The coast guard says 90% of the fuel that spilled into Vancouver’s English Bay last week has been cleaned up. Commander Jody Thomas confirms the actual size of the spill is still being measured after authorities said yesterday that the original estimate of 2,700 litres was conservative. A report by the City of Vancouver says the spill was small and ... Read More »

Debris of small cargo plane found north of Vancouver

The Transportation Safety Board has sent a team to an area where a cargo plane with two pilots aboard has crashed. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says the wing and fuselage of the twin-engine aircraft have been located on the North Shore mountains. But there is no information on the status of the pilots aboard the Carson Air flight from ... Read More »

Vet riding across Canada by horse to raise PTSD awareness

A veteran riding across Canada to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress and other issues says horses help their riders seek the truth. Paul Nicholls left Victoria yesterday on an 11,000km, cross-Canada ride that will make stops in every province. He says sometimes a horse will not move forward, even when its rider wants to go, and that forces the rider ... Read More »

Terrace SAR looking for people to start fund-raising committee

The Terrace Search and Rescue team is looking for a few good fund-raisers. The team would like to buy a $93,000 towed sonar that can scan larger areas more effectively than their current drop sonar, as well as a grappling machine. But beyond major equipment purchases, the fund-raising committee will help look towards future needs. Dave Jephson is the team ... Read More »

Thieves take entire safe from Terrace pool

Terrace Mounties are trying to figure out who made off with an entire safe from the city’s pool. RCMP says thieves broke into the Terrace Aquatic Centre at about 2:30 Monday morning. They smashed a wooden case and took a brown safe with a numeric key pad. Investigators say the safe contained cash, keys, and other items. Contact Terrace RCMP ... Read More »

Kitimat Mounties seize cocaine, cash from home

Kitimat RCMP made a couple of drug arrests over the weekend. Officers carried out a search warrant at 3:30 a.m. Sunday and turned up cocaine, baggies, and about $1000 in cash from a home in the community. Two people in the residence were arrested and later released. The RCMP is still investigating Read More »

Rescue crews to look for survivors after plane debris found

Searchers are expected to begin combing the North Shore Mountains outside Vancouver this morning looking for survivors of a small cargo plane that disappeared yesterday morning. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says debris, including part of a wing from the twin engine SA-266 Metro II was found yesterday. There was no sign of the two pilots that were on board. ... Read More »

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