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Central coast wind warning

There’s a wind warning for the central coast. Environment Canada says winds have diminished this morning over Haida Gwaii, however strong southeast winds will continue over the central coast and north Vancouver Island for the next few hours. Strong southeast winds gusting up to 110km/h ahead of the front will occur into early this afternoon. Damage to buildings, such as ... Read More »

NEB grants Kitsault Energy LNG license

The National Energy Board has issued a LNG license to Kitsault Energy. The 20 year license allows Kitsault Energy to export 32.2 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year. Kitsault Energy is headed by Krish Suthanthiran, who had purchased the company town after molybdenum prices crashed and the local mine closed. The company is looking into constructing an LNG ... Read More »

Williams Lake abduction attempt update

The Williams Lake RCMP has released an update to the report of an attempted abduction this morning: The Williams Lake RCMP continues to investigate this incident. No further substantiated complaints of this nature have come to light and police have not yet located any other witnesses. Williams Lake RCMP asks the public to report any suspicious incidents to police as ... Read More »

SFU to build memorial to honour residential school survivors

Simon Fraser University will be building a memorial to remember the residential school experience. The memorial follows the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which calls for commemoration projects on the theme of reconciliation. William Lindsay is the Director of the Office for Aboriginal Peoples. Lindsay is of Cree-Stoney heritage, but spent many years in the northwest in Hazelton ... Read More »

Avalanche victim identified

The BC Coroners Service has identified a Prince George man killed in an avalanche last weekend. Officials say 41-year-old Angelo Kenneth Carpino was snowmobiling with four other people in Evanoff Provincial Park approximately 120 kilometres east of Prince George when he was buried by a large snow slide. His fellow riders were able to locate him shortly after and dig ... Read More »

Wilderness Committee wins mining defamation case

An environmental group is celebrating a court win over a mining company lawsuit. The Wilderness Committee with slapped with the suit by Taseko Mines in 2012 over what the company alleged were defamatory statements made about its New Prosperity mine proposal west of Williams Lake. The committee’s National Policy Director Gwen Barley says the BC Supreme Court judge dismissed the ... Read More »

Nass Valley RCMP detachment gets a new commander

The Lisims-Nass Valley RCMP detachment has a new commander. Outgoing detachment commander, Sgt. James Fenske is heading south to a new posting in the Kootneys. Sgt. Shawn McLaughlin will be taking over as the interim commander while the search is underway for a permanent commander. He says that process could take anywhere from three to nine months. In the meantime, ... Read More »

Government discriminates against Indigenous children: Tribunal

The Canadian Human rights Tribunal has ruled that the federal government discriminated against children on reserve in its funding of child welfare services. The Assembly of First Nations and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada filed a complaint in 2007 alleging that by not providing equal funding for services, Ottawa violated the Canadian Human Rights Act. Cindy ... Read More »

Westjet cancels Terrace-Calgary flights

Westjet is cutting its direct flights between Calgary and Terrace. The airline made the announcement Monday citing a drop in passenger numbers as weakness in the energy sector continues. Westjet has also shelved its direct Calgary-Prince George flight as well as the direct service between Edmonton and Kamloops and Nanaimo. Westjet says it’s daily flights between Calgary and Terrace, in ... Read More »

Attempted abduction reported at Williams Lake school

Williams Lake RCMP are investigating an attempted abduction at a local school. Mounties say a female student at Columneetza School was approached by a man at 3:30 Monday and asked if she needed a ride. The man then tried to grab the student and then another student after the first attempt failed. The suspect is described as a Caucasian man ... Read More »

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