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Province orders fishing closure for southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands

The province has closed fishing in rivers and streams in southern Vancouver Island and on the Gulf Islands due to drought conditions. The ban comes into effect tomorrow, but doesn’t include lake fishing. The region is suffering from level 4 drought conditions, and according to the province, the low water levels and high water temperatures are putting fish stocks at ... Read More »

Province-wide open fire ban

Parched conditions and soaring temperatures have forced the province to take the extraordinary step of imposing a rare ban on all open burning across the province. The ban began at noon today and remains in effect until further notice. Forests Minister Steve Thomson says it covers everything from campfires to fireworks, tiki torches and exploding targets used for rifle practice. ... Read More »

Water restrictions for Thornhill and North Terrace water systems

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has implemented water restrictions due to the hot weather. Residents of the Thornhill and North Terrace water systems are reminded that watering lawns and domestic gardens are allowed only once a week between 4am to 8am or 7pm to 10pm, but hand watering at anytime is allowed. Washing of building exteriors, driveways, vehicles, patios, and ... Read More »

Privacy commissioner says province should release more info about possible risks

B.C.’s privacy commissioner has reviewed the Mount Polley mine tailings-pond spill and is recommending the province release more information about possible risks of such projects. Elizabeth Denham has issued a report into her investigation of the Mount Polley mine disaster last August. She found the province did not violate its duty to inform the public before the spill because there ... Read More »

Houston RCMP investigating vehicle in Morice River

Early Tuesday morning Houston RCMP received a report of a pickup truck in the Morice River. Officers found a truck left the Morice River Forest Service Road near the 23km mark. A female passenger was rescued by first responders, but the male driver is still missing. The police are investigating what caused the accident, but alcohol is considered a factor. ... Read More »

Terrace fire ban

The City of Terrace has banned campfires until September 2. Included in this ban are campfires and open burnings of any kind, including fires with a burn registration number and industrial burns. Backyard cooking fires are also included in this ban. The ban doesn’t include cooking stoves that use gas, propane, or briquettes. But those stoves need to have a ... Read More »

30 years in business for Tahltan Nation Development Corporation

The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation celebrates 30 years of business tomorrow. What started off as a small residential construction company is now a multi-million dollar diversified business. Garry Merkel is the CEO and president of the TNDC. He says over the 30 years there have been many learning experiences. Besides the growing pains of managing a large growing business, one ... Read More »

Mount Polley mine could be re-opened in days

British Columbia’s energy minister says a gold and copper mine that shut down last year after its tailings pond collapsed could be back up and running in a matter of days. Bill Bennett says that a decision on reopening Mount Polley mine in central B.C. would be released by the end of the month or early July. He says he ... Read More »

Prince Rupert Port Authority cleaning up small oil leak

The Prince Rupert Port Authority is cleaning up after a minor oil leak. The leak was discovered on Sunday. Michael Gurney of the Prince Rupert Port Authority says while it’s a minor leak, the port is taking it seriously. Gurney suspects the leak is coming from old bunker oil storage tanks up the hill, and that the recent spike in ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP asking for help in attempted murder case

The Prince George RCMP are investigating an attempted murder over the weekend. Last Sunday morning at 3am, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a shooting at a motel located on the 1500 block of Victoria Street. Officers immediately attended and located a 24 year old male that was suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. Two male suspects ... Read More »

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