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Terrace RCMP school zone campaign yields “dismal” results

Dismal-that’s how the Terrace RCMP detachment describes results of its month-long school zone enforcement campaign. Police handed out three tickets for failure to stop at a stop sign, five tickets for parking in a no parking zone, and seven speeding tickets. Constable Angela Rabut says the top speed recorded was 67 kilometres an hour in a 30K km/hr zone, which ... Read More »

Winter Weather Wallops BC

If you don’t have to travel anywhere, it’s probably better to stay off the roads. Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for inland sections of the North Coast along with snowfall warnings for Dease Lake, Bulkley Valley and the Lakes District, and the Cariboo, including Williams Lake and Quesnel. Meteorologist Jennifer Hay says cold air and gusty wind ... Read More »

Renewed appeal for information in 1990 arson/homicide

RCMP and family marked the 25 year anniversary of an arson that wiped out three generations of a Prince Rupert family by appealing for information. The force held a news conference Thursday morning in Vancouver seeking tips that could crack the case. Fire tore through the Brooks Bank Building in Prince Rupert in the early morning hours of February 5th, ... Read More »

Traffic flowing near fatal crash site

RCMP have released more information about a fatal two-vehicle crash near Fraser Lake this morning. Investigators say commercial transport vehicle and a pickup crashed head-on approximately 2km east of the community shortly after 8:30 am. Mounties say the 31 year old male driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene while his female passenger escaped with minor injuries. ... Read More »

Fatal crash closes Highway 16

A fatal crash has closed Highway 16 just east of Fraser Lake. RCMP were called out at about 8:30 for a head-on collision between an unloaded logging truck and a pickup. Staff Sergeant Pat McTiernan with North District RCMP says witnesses report that the pickup was attempting to pass another vehicle, but failed to complete the pass. The driver of ... Read More »

RCMP renew call for help in 25 year old arson/homicide

RCMP are once again asking for help solving a 25 year old arson that killed three generations of a Prince Rupert family. The police force is holding a news conference Thursday morning in Vancouver seeking information that could crack the case. The 1990 fire ripped through the Brooks Bank Building in Prince Rupert in the early morning hours of February ... Read More »

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say no consent given to LNG development

A number of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have accused the BC government of divide and conquer tactics as the province inks natural gas pipeline agreements in Wet’suwet’en territory. The chiefs say they are putting the provincial and federal governments on notice that they are the proper rights and title holder over Wet’suwet’en land, not band councils. In a letter to both ... Read More »

Foul play not suspected in Prince Rupert death

Prince Rupert RCMP say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a local man. Police and emergency crews found the body in a parking lot on Chamberlain Avenue shortly after 7:30 Wednesday morning. Because of the location and area the body was found, the Terrace RCMP Forensic Identification Section was called in to assist. Constable Matt Ericson ... Read More »

First Nations leader disturbed by E-PANA cuts impact

A northern BC First Nations leader says he’s angered and disturbed by an RCMP document outlining the impact provincial cuts would have on Highway of Tears investigations. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Chief Terry Teegee is reacting to a memo obtained by the Canadian Press in which RCMP Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens says cuts would mean there would be no other ... Read More »

Prince Rupert RCMP investigate after body discovered

Prince Rupert RCMP have confirmed that a body was discovered in the North Coast city Wednesday. Few details are available, but Constable Matt Ericson confirms that a deceased male was discovered in the Chamberlin Avenue area. Ericson says the RCMP Forensic ID team is assisting with the investigation. More details are expected Wednesday afternoon. Read More »