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Burns Lake air quality advisory ended

The air quality is improving in the Burns Lake region. The environment ministry and Northern Health have ended an air quality advisory for the community. Officials say wind and precipitation have reduced the concentrations of fine and coarse particulates in the air. Read More »

Terrace RCMP looking for wanted man

Terrace RCMP are asking for the public’s help tracking down a wanted man. Mounties say 54 year-old Henry Haydon is wanted for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance. Haydan is described as Aboriginal, 5’6” tall, weighing 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a half-inch scar on the middle of his nnose and a tattoo of a green ... Read More »

Money to go to single parents for job training

BC says it plans to invest $24.5 million over the next five years to help single parents receiving government assistance train for new jobs. Labour Minister Shirley Bond says the Single Parent Employment Initiative will allow parents to stay on assistance for one year while training for a new jobs. Bond says the program also covers tuition and education costs ... Read More »

Site C should be delayed according to panel chair

The Site C dam should be delayed so more time can be spent studying its potential socio-economic cost and impact. Harry Swain was the chair of the federal-provincial panel that studied the Site C mega project. He says there’s still much information we don’t know. Swain says the British Columbia Utilities Commission has the expertise to closely look at capital ... Read More »

Smithers to host national ski cross championship

Hudson Bay Mountain has been picked to host the 2015 Canadian ski cross championship, a first for the local Smithers hill. Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach anticipates a big crowd for the competition. Bachrach credits the hard work and dedication of the Smithers Ski Club for the ability to host the national event. The ski cross championship will be held March ... Read More »

Snow-damaged chimney sparks fire

Homeowners in the Terrace area are being advised to check their chimneys after last month’s heavy snowfall. The warning comes from the Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department after a house fire near Lakelse Lake early Wednesday morning. Chief Wes Patterson says the fire spread from a damaged chimney to the attic of the Kroyer Road home. Patterson says it’s always a ... Read More »

TransCanada donates $250,000 to CNC

TransCanada has donated $250,000 to the College of New Caledonia. The money will go towards trades bursaries ($45,000), safety training programs ($45,000), and the college’s Digital Delivery Initiative ($150,000). CNC President Henry Reiser says the funding will help make education and training more available to communities across the north and to low-income learners. TransCanada is developing more than $13 billion ... Read More »

Dry conditions increase Cariboo fire risk

Spring may not have officially sprung just yet, but the Cariboo Fire Centre says it’s already seeing some unseasonably dry conditions. Fire Information Officer Emily Koch says areas without any remaining snow are drying out quickly which has increased the risk of wildfire. The Cariboo Fire Centre says there are a number of prescribed burns scheduled to take place depending ... Read More »

Air Quality Advisory issued for Burns Lake

Northern Health and the environment ministry have issued an air quality advisory for Burns Lake. Officials say high levels of both coarse and fine particulate are present in the air. Residents are being advised to avoid strenuous outdoor activities and to stay inside to reduce exposure to pollutants. Exposure is a particular concern for infants, the elderly, and those with ... Read More »

Former NW mayors named to Rural Advisory Council

Two former mayors from northwest B.C. will be part of a provincial council advising the provincial government on rural issues. Dave Pernarowski of Terrace and Bill Holmberg of Houston have been named to the Rural Advisory Council along with 12 other people from around the province. The province says the initial focus for the council will be to provide advice ... Read More »