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Groups upstream of LNG project not impressed with MOU

Treaty 8 First Nations are voicing their opposition to recently announced memorandum of understanding between the province and Malaysian energy giant Petronas. The government says the memorandum of understanding includes long-term royalty agreements that will mean revenue minimums for the province and rate stability for Petronas. In a press release, the Treaty 8 First Nations in the province’s northeast, say ... Read More »

BC Ferries naming contest backfires

B.C. Ferries says it anticipated some negativity on social media and it won’t sink its contest to name a new fleet of vessels. The campaign asks the public to name three new vessels for a chance to win over $500 in ferry travel. Social media critics were quick to respond with suggestions such as “Coastal Cash Grab,” “Queen of Increasing ... Read More »

BC Fed regional conference in Terrace

The BC Federation of Labour is holding its 2015 regional conference in Terrace Friday and  Saturday. BC FED President Irene Lanzinger says delegates will be discussing the federation’s minimum wage campaign, workplace health and safety, as well as the upcoming federal election. Lanzinger says the perils of the boom-bust economy in northwest BC and how best to share the wealth ... Read More »

“Conditional” decision expected from Petronas in weeks

Malaysian energy giant Petronas is expected to make a decision about whether it plans to forge ahead with a proposed liquefied natural gas plant near Prince Rupert in the very near future. According to a published report, the company’s President and Group CEO says it will announce a “conditional” final investment decision for Pacific Northwest LNG in the coming weeks. ... Read More »

CNC gets retraining money to help Endako mine workers

The BC government has announced funding to help workers hit by layoffs at the Endako mine near Fraser Lake. The advanced education ministry is providing $150,000 to the College of New Caledonia to support training initiatives. CNC will provide the majority of training at the Fraser Lake Adult Learning Centre with some courses provided in Burns Lake or Vanderhoof. A ... Read More »

RCMP reminders on safe ATV use

This past month, the North District Provincial Regional Traffic Services has seen a dramatic increase in injuries and deaths involving All-Terrain Vehicles. Over the past May long weekend, Provincial and Municipal RCMP officers attended 3 fatal ATV collisions, along with a dozen related injury collisions. The RCMP would like to remind people to review a few safety tips. RCMP says ... Read More »

Man rescued by RCMP from Fraser River

A Victoria man learned the hard way that swimming in spring run-off waters isn’t a good idea. At approximately 2:20pm this afternoon, a Quesnel RCMP member on bike patrol spotted a man struggling in the Fraser River. All on-duty members responded and within 6 minutes he was safe on shore. The 27 year old man from Victoria, had gone into ... Read More »

UNBC and Northern Health develop new software to facilitate patient transfers

Getting patients transferred to appropriate health-care facilities in Northern B.C. have just gotten easier. Northern Health is now using software developed at the University of Northern British Columbia that helps health-care workers quickly find the most appropriate location for patients. What used to take hours of back and forth phone calls can now be reduced to a few minutes of ... Read More »

Kispiox LNG information session disrupted

An information session yesterday by oil and gas officials organized by the Gitsxan Development Corporation was disrupted by protesters. LNG opponents occupied the Kispiox meeting hall and prevented the session from beginning. Richard Wright is the spokesperson for the Gitxsan House of Luutkudziiwus. He says protesters took over the agenda and spoke of their opposition to LNG pipelines through their house’s ... Read More »

Anahim Lake rollover kills 21 year-old man

One man is dead after a crash in the Chilcotin early Wednesday morning. Anahim Lake RCMP says a vehicle carrying four people rolled several times, ejecting two of the passengers. The third passenger, a 21 year-old man from the Ulkatcho First Nation, remained in the vehicle but suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver and two other ... Read More »

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