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ATV fatality at Hudson’s Hope

RCMP at Hudson’s Hope are reporting a ATV fatality. Yesterday evening the police received a report of a ATV collision about 2km down a gravel road off of Farrell Creek Road. The young female driver of the ATV had already succumbed to her injuries by time the police arrived. Officers believe the ATV went off the road, flipping over, and ... Read More »

Fraser sockeye returns can’t support First Nations fisheries: DFO

It’s a sign of just how poor Fraser River sockeye returns are this summer. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has issued a non-retention notice for First Nations Food, Social, and Ceremonial Fisheries of sockeye in most southern BC marine waters. The DFO says the numbers of Fraser sockeye through the marine assessment areas still far below pre-season expectations. Fisheries ... Read More »

Terrace gets new family doctor, still seeking a urologist

Terrace will be home to one of 14 new internationally-trained doctors under a program to provide better primary care in rural and remote regions. Northern Health’s medical director for the area, Dr. Geoffrey Appleton, says the new general practitioner is the second family doctor recruited to the city recently. Appleton says the addition of another physician will be a big ... Read More »

Smithers man arrested for armed robbery in Prince George

Prince George RCMP arrested Smithers man in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon. Mounties were called to a holdup alarm at a TD Bank location in the College Heights area of Prince George shortly before 2:30. Investigators determined that a masked man armed with what appeared to be a handgun had entered the bank and demanded cash. Police, with ... Read More »

Kitsumkalum’s stolen fire truck found

The Kitsumkalum Volunteer Fire Department’s stolen fire truck has been found. The band updated its Facebook page thanking the Terrace ATV and SXS Society for the find. Calls to the band office and volunteer fire hall went unanswered, and there’s no information on where the truck was found. The truck went missing on August 2nd, and was last seen heading ... Read More »

Scammers pretending to be CityWest and contacting customers

CityWest is warning people that scammers have been using its name in a bid to get their credit card information. In a statement, CityWest says they’ve been alerted to a number of scams by customers. One customer received a Facebook message claiming to be from CityWest telling her she won an iPad. In another incident, the CityWest phone number was ... Read More »

North not immune to fentanyl danger

The spike in fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths has BC public health officials warning the public about the dangers of the extremely powerful drug. Fentanyl, which is at least 100 times more powerful than heroin, has been linked to four recent deaths around Vancouver and 16 overdoses on Sunday alone. Doctor Jane Buxton is harm reduction lead with the BC Centre ... Read More »

Northwest burning ban lifted

The Northwest Fire Centre has given the all-clear for open burning to resume as of noon today. Officials say burning restrictions in the Bulkley, Skeena, and Cassiar Fire Zones were lifted August 4th. Since then, cooler temperatures and increased rain have also lowered the wildfire risk in the Nadina Fire Zone, allowing the open burning ban to be lifted. The ... Read More »

The Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre opens in 100 Mile House

The Stemete7uw’i Friendship Centre in 100 Mile House has recently opened. Mary Thomas is with the centre, and she says discussions were taking place as far back as 2010 about providing services for people in the South Cariboo area. Thomas says the centre fills an important service gap in 100 Mile House. The centre has been open for just over ... Read More »

Convicted murderer Christopher Alexander receives overnight privileges to attend Aboriginal ceremony

Convicted murderer Christopher Maurice Alexander has been granted extended overnight leave privileges to attend an Aboriginal ceremony from August 9 to August 20. Since receiving day parole earlier this year, the board’s written decision notes Alexander has met all conditions, and has secured full-time employment without any concerns over his behavior. The Parole Board of Canada notes Alexander’s continued positive ... Read More »

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