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Smithers health fair for up-coming kindergarten students

Protecting children against childhood illness and ensuring they have a healthy future is the focus of Smither’s annual Kindergarten Health Fair for local children entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2015. The program will be running May 6, 7, and 8 at the Smithers Public Health Unit. Sponsored by Northern Health, the circuit provides a one-stop venue for immunization; vision, ... Read More »

Kitselas First Nation signs agreement with TransCanada

The company planning to build a 900km natural gas pipeline across northern BC has signed a benefit agreement with the Kitselas First Nation. TransCanada announced the deal, when signed, will provide financial and other benefits related to the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project. Project president Dean Patry says the agreement is an important milestone and reflects his firm’s commitment to ... Read More »

Burns Lake RCMP investigating suspicious fire

The Burns Lake RCMP are investigating a suspicious residential fire. Late yesterday night, the RCMP were called in to assist the Burns Lake Fire Department at Mcphail Rd. After arriving on the scene, the first responders located a man outside the residence and were told there was another man and woman still inside. The man who was outside and the ... Read More »

Masset mayor says search continues for missing man

The search is continuing for a man who has gone missing off the coast of Haida Gwaii. Brent Hendren was reported as possibly missing earlier this week by a friend. Hendren lives on Kumdis Island between the communities of Masset and Port Clements. He was reported to have borrowed a small rowboat over the past week to travel between his ... Read More »

Small town loving for local businesses

Northern Development is helping small town businesses better compete in a very competitive market. The Small Town Love program helps independent businesses in small towns market themselves and establish a web presence. Renata King is the Director of Business Development with Northern Development. She says for every dollar spent at an independent business in a small town, about 70 cents ... Read More »

Trace of missing Haida Gwaii man found

Search and rescue crews found a trace of a man missing off Haida Gwaii Wednesday. Masset RCMP says the 27 year-old, identified by family members as Brent Hendren, was reported as possibly missing by a friend Tuesday morning. Hendren lives on Kumdis Island between the communities of Masset and Port Clements. Investigators say he borrowed a small rowboat over the ... Read More »

Crash survival miraculous: RCMP

RCMP calls the survival of two people in a Wednesday morning logging truck crash east of Terrace miraculous. Investigators say the truck was heading west along Highway 16 near the Legate Creek slide site when the driver lost control shortly before 8:00 am. The fully loaded rig went into the oncoming lane, hit the ditch, and rolled over, ejecting both ... Read More »

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief criticizes yesterday’s budget

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief, Betty Ann Lavallée, says yesterday’s federal budget is a disappointment. She says while there’s some funding for Aboriginal people, there’s very little available. Adding that there’s nothing for those who live off-reserve. She says even though more than 1 million of 1.4 million people who identify as Aboriginal live away from reserves, program ... Read More »

Kitimat RCMP reports counterfeit bill and update on fentanyl

Kitimat RCMP report that a counterfeit $100 bill was used at a local business last week. Corporal Chris Manseau of the Kitimat RCMP Detachment says it appears to be a one-off incident, but still advises businesses to be diligent. He also provided an update on identifying pills that were seized in Kitimat that were found nearby a person who had ... Read More »

Study finds 1,000 year old clam gardens along the BC coast

In their second study to be published in just over a year, a group of Simon Fraser University scientists show that indigenous peoples not only gathered clams, but built clam gardens. SFU archaeology professor, Dana Lepofsky, says they believe many indigenous peoples around the world had some kind of sophisticated marine management. But the Pacific Northwest is one of the ... Read More »

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