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Update: Semi no longer blocking Highway 16

Drivers on the road between Terrace and Prince Rupert faced some delays Wednesday morning. A transport truck became jack-knifed on Highway 16 approximately 17 kilometres west of the Kitsumkalum Tempo gas bar. The vehicle was partially blocking the highway, including the west-bound lane until sanders and plows got to the scene. The driver was eventually able to get moving. Drive ... Read More »

It’s the right thing to do says Skeena Diversity Society when it comes to refugees

There’s a growing backlash to plans to accept Syrian refugees fleeing a devastating civil war. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shelve plans to bring in 25,000 refugees by the end of the year. An online petition has been started asking for a referendum on allowing refugees to be settled in BC’s northeast. The backlash ... Read More »

Fraser Institute says recent Supreme Court ruling could be bad for First Nations and business

A conservative think-tank says a Supreme Court of Canada decision to allow First Nations to sue private parties could have negative implications. The Fraser Institute report examines the Supreme Court decision allowing the Stellat’en First Nation and the Saik’uz First Nation to sue Rio Tinto Alcan for damages due to the Kenny Dam without first proving aboriginal title. Ravina Bains ... Read More »

Wind and waves pound Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is getting back to normal after harsh wind and high tide whipped the waterfront Monday. There were some extremely tense moments when the Metlakatla ferry broke free from its terminal near the cruise ship dock during the storm. Prince Rupert Port Authority Spokesperson Michael Gurney says the port also had its hands full with the Monday’s wild weather. ... Read More »

Syrian refugee family could be in Terrace by end of the year

Terrace is close to sponsoring refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria. The Terrace Sponsors Syrian Refugee Families group says they’re ready to accept a family, or individual by the end of the year. Sasa Loggins of the Skeena Diversity Society says there’s a group of five people who are financing the sponsorship. She says they’re hoping to find another ... Read More »

Calls for local plants to process local fish

The member of Parliament for Skeena-Bulkley Valley says his top priority right now is to fight plans by Canfisco to close its salmon canning line at its Oceanside plant in Prince Rupert. Nathan Cullen says Canada must follow the example of Alaska and parts of Europe and create rules that require fish harvested in a certain area to be processed ... Read More »

Power outage in Prince Rupert and surrounding areas

Approximately 7,900 BC Hydro customers in and around Prince Rupert are currently without power. BC Hydro’s website says the outage is due to a transmission circuit failure. Power went down at approximately 3:30pm this afternoon. Currently there’s no word on when power will be restored. Update: BC Hydro says the issue has to be repaired physically, and crews are on ... Read More »

Crash east of Terrace sends driver to hospital

Terrace RCMP are asking drivers to slow down and give themselves plenty of time to reach their destination. Constable Angela Rabut says the snow and wind has reduced visibility and has made for winter driving conditions in the region. Rabut says police and emergency crews responded to a loaded lumber truck that hit the ditch Monday morning east of Terrace. ... Read More »

Wind warnings added for North Coast, Haida Gwaii, Central Coast

A blast of winter weather is expected across much of northern BC Monday Environment Canada has issued a number of weather warnings for the coast and interior of the province. Inland sections of the North Coast are under a snowfall warning with 15 cm expected in Terrace and Stewart and up to 10 cm in Kitimat. Forecasters have also issued ... Read More »

Environmental Assessment begins for northwest BC mine

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has started reviewing a proposed underground gold and silver mine in northwest BC. IDM Mining Ltd. is behind the development of the Red Mountain Gold Mine located approximately 18 kilometres northeast of Stewart. The company says the proposed mine would produce 1000 tonnes of mineral ore a day and 275,000 tonnes per year over the ... Read More »

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