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Leak prompts Prince Rupert to clean up WWII oil tanks at park

The City of Prince Rupert is forging ahead with a plan to deal with some of the environmental hazards left over from World War II. The move comes after a routine inspection revealed oil-contaminated rain water had leaked from one of the old bunker sea oil tanks in Moresby Park. The city says the leak happened after a fallen tree ... Read More »

RCMP, family still have hope in 45 year-old missing person case

It’s been 45 years to the day since a northern BC girl went missing, but her family hasn’t given up hope of finding what happened to Helen Claire Frost. Frost was 17 years old when she left her Prince George apartment to go for a walk in the late evening of October 13th, 1970. Helen didn’t return home and has ... Read More »

High Streamflow Advisory called off

The BC River Forecast Centre has ended a High Streamflow Advisory for the North and Central Coast. A deluge of rain saw rivers and streams in the regions swell rapidly over the Thanksgiving weekend, including the Nass Valley, Kitimat, and Stewart. Forecasters say streamflows in the area have decreased over the last 24 hours. While rainfall is expected to bump ... Read More »

Kitimat remains under boil water advisory

Kitimat residents are being advised to continue boiling their water before they drink it or cook with it. The district and Northern Health issued the boil water advisory after heavy rain over the Thanksgiving long weekend left the community’s water cloudy. Officials say there is nothing to indicate contamination has occurred and the municipality is continuing to treat the water. ... Read More »

Quesnel police asking the public to look out for suspicious vehicle

Quesnel RCMP are asking people to keep an eye out for a suspicious vehicle. Just before 9am Thursday morning, October 8th a woman was approached by a man in a car asking her to get into his vehicle at the 400 block of Elliot Street and he would give her a ride. She said no but he asked again. Again she ... Read More »

Highway of Tears Symposium in Smithers

Smithers will be the site of a symposium to find transportation solutions on a notorious stretch of northern BC highway next month. The First Nations Health Authority and BC transportation ministry are partnering to host the event which will hear from First Nations communities and municipalities from Prince Rupert to Prince George. Known as the Highway of Tears, the Highway ... Read More »

Thanksgiving spirit demonstrated in Terrace

James Bauer was hoping to get to Haida Gwaii this week to start his new life with his family. Moving half way across the province, James and his nine year old daughter Ava, arrived in Prince Rupert just in time to find out the sailing was cancelled due to bad weather. With his truck and a load of furniture, James ... Read More »

BC Ferries and BC Hydro feeling impact of storm

The remnants of Hurricane Oho appear to be having an effect on Haida Gwaii and the North Coast. BC Ferries cancelled morning sailings between Skidegate and Alliford Bay because of adverse weather. The Ferry corporation yesterday cancelled sailings between Prince Rupert and Skidegate. BC Hydro has restored some early morning power outages on Haida Gwaii and in Kitimat. The utility ... Read More »

Weather warnings continue

Environment Canada has continued weather warnings for sections of the North Coast associated with the remnants of Hurricane Oho. Very strong southeasterly wind of up to 110 kilometres per hour has developed over Haida Gwaii and are expected to spread to the North and Central Coast Friday morning. Forecasters say heavy rain associated with the hurricane remnants will also continue ... Read More »

Stats Can reports job increase in the Northwest

More people were working in the North Coast-Nechako region last month. Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate dipped to 7.7 percent, down 1.7 percentage points from the same period last year. Labour force survey analyst Andrew Field says that’s an increase of about 3600 jobs in the region which stretches between Prince Rupert and Vanderhoof. September’s unemployment rate was also ... Read More »

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