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Trudeau apologizes for consultation flaws during AFN speech

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued apologies for his government’s handling of First Nations consultations on the Trans Mountain pipeline yesterday. During an appearance at the Assembly of First Nations’ annual December meeting, Trudeau said that the federal government didn’t do a good enough job with their consultation process and that there was no excuse for that. Trudeau went on to ... Read More »

Voter turnout still low despite revised referendum closing date

Despite an extension to the voting period, Elections BC is still reporting a voter turnout of just 39 percent on the on-going electoral reform referendum. Originally voting was set to close on November 30th, but rotating postal worker strikes compelled the government to push the closing date to this Friday. Now, with the revised date fast approaching, the government is ... Read More »

Independent audit finds no flaws in BC Hydro’s asset management

In a report released this morning, BC Auditor General Carol Bellringer commended BC Hydro for their asset management efforts. A recently completed independent audit conducted by the Office of the Auditor General found no deficiencies in the Utility’s asset management systems, and brought forth no recommendations. BC Hydro manages roughly 25 billion dollars in assets across dams, generators, transformers, substaitions, ... Read More »

Quesnel working to better protect community from wildfires

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson wants to ensure residents that City Council is doing everything in their power to improve their wildfire perparedness. In a release this morning, the Mayor criticized the provincial government for their failure to follow through on promises to better protect interface communities. Quesnel itself has a Community Wildfire Plan in place, though the City has only ... Read More »

Update: Two vehicle collision sends one to hospital outside Terrace Canadian Tire

A two-vehicle collision outside the Canadian Tire in Terrace this afternoon resulted in one individual being sent to hospital. A Subaru was attempting to make a left hand turn out of the parking lot on to Highway 16 when it collided with another vehicle attempting to enter the lot. Both vehicles received extensive damage as a result and one of ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP arrest a man following altercation with police officers

One man is in custody after assaulting numerous police officers in Terrace this morning. RCMP originally responded to the 4400 block of Queensway for a report of a possible breach, where they attempted to detain a man for investigation. The man resisted arrest and proceeded to assault multiple officers before they were able to handcuff him. He was subsequently arrested ... Read More »

Quesnel RCMP seeking armed robbery suspect

RCMP are seeking a suspect responsible for an armed robbery in Quesnel from yesterday. At approximately 5:00 yesterday evening, police responded to a business on the 200 block of Reid Street following a reported robbery. The masked suspect, believed to be a male, entered business holding a handgun and presented the clerk with a note demanding money. An undisclosed amount ... Read More »

Developing: Reported accident outside Terrace Canadian Tire

An reported two-vehicle collision outside the Canadian Tire in Terrace has resulted in damage to three vehicles. While details are still limited, the accident took place early this afternoon as a car attempting to turn left in to the parking lot side-swiped a car readying to exit the lot. Both vehicles received significant damage as a result, and a third ... Read More »

BC Wildfire Service opens application period ahead of 2019 wildfire season

Applications for wildland firefighters for the 2019 wildfire season are now being accepted. Those interested can submit their applications on the BC Wildfire Service’s website until January 15th. The BC Wildfire Service is looking for recruits to fill between 150 and 200 positions province-wide ahead of the 2019 season. Applicants will need to pass a screening phase, a fitness test, ... Read More »

ATCO takes Civeo’s place in construction of LNG Canada work camp

US-based construction company Civeo has pulled out of an agreement to build a 45 hundred person work camp for workers on LNG Canada’s Kitimat project. Civeo had partnered with Mississauga-based Bird Construction to build the camp adjacent to the Rio Tinto Smelter. Concerns over LNG Canada’s previous investments and a strategic shift to outsourcing construction work led Civeo to dissolve ... Read More »

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