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BC Wildfire Service: 2017 worst fire season in BC history

2017 is officially the worst fire season in BC history. According the the BC Wildfire Services, updated aerial surveys have concluded an estimated 894,491 hectares have been burnt since April first, and with weeks remaining in the fire season, undoubtedly this year has been the worst recorded. Previously 1958 was the worst season, burning an estimated 855,000 hectares throughout the ... Read More »

TDTU will add a new plaque to commemorate the 1981 teacher strike

During the last city council meeting, an idea was pitched to add a plaque to remember the teachers strike in 1981. In the spring of 1981 things were heating up in the Terrace local where 19 personnel issues were creating a united local prepared to act in support of satisfactory resolutions. After considerable discussion and pressure from teachers, Terrace teacher ... Read More »

Terrace Women’s Resource Centre adds new guide for struggling youth

The Terrace Women’s Resource Centre has taken the steps to give homeless youth a leg up through the production of a survival guide. The youth survival guide connects young people with available resources such as their rights under the law, where they can find food, clothing, household items and mental health services. Adrianne Davidson is the program coordinator and she ... Read More »

Federal Government files injunction to stop Fish Lake drilling

The Tsilhqot’in Nation has more backing against the drilling permits issued to Taseko Mines during the last days in office for the Liberals. The Federal Government is now on board and has filed court action to permanently prohibit the mining company from carrying out any drilling at Fish Lake. Tsilhqot’in representatives were arguing their case in BC supreme court two ... Read More »

Governments of B.C. and Canada helping out with agriculture in the province

The governments of Canada and B.C are currently trying to help out farmers in the province. The governments are working under the AgriRecovery disaster framework to determine the type of assistance that may be required by B.C’s agriculture sector to recover from the impacts of wildfires. The announcement was made today following the first meeting with Federal Agriculture and Agir-Food-Minister ... Read More »

Indigenous cultural practices included in Small Business Grant from Red Cross

The Red Cross has been the main component for services helping people affected or displaced by the BC wildfires. The programs they offer range from a $600 aid for evacuees every two weeks, to the newly announced $1,500 grant for small businesses affected by the fires, as well as programs to support community services. The business grant is for small ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP seeing a number of Break and Enters

Prince George RCMP has been dealing with an increased number of break and enters in rural areas near the city. Since August 11th, Prince George RCMP has received a number of reports of Break & Enters to properties on Norman Lake and other rural locations. Late on August 15th, an RCMP officer noticed a suspicious cube van from a rental ... Read More »

Minimum wage increase set for September 15th

The NDP are holding up another election promise and are even making sure the liberal’s promises are upheld. The new government announced today that they will be putting the Liberal`s minimum wage increase talk in to action with a 50 cent  increase as of September 15th. The original announcement came from the Liberal government in 2016, and again earlier this ... Read More »

Chinook Fishery closed

As of August 15th, the Entire Skeena Watershed is closed to Chinook Fishing. This closure comes on the heels of the closure of the watershed to sockeye fishing. Historic low numbers saw DFO place a closure in the watershed earlier this summer, but it re-opened to a limited and restricted catch on July 15th, that ban includes first nations. The ... Read More »

Evacuation orders downgraded to alerts in Central Cariboo area

The Cariboo Regional District announced today that residents are allowed to return to portions of the Central Cariboo area near Williams Lake. Before deciding to return, residents are encouraged to consider that wildfire activity continues in these areas, air quality remains poor and the areas are still on evacuation alert. The areas that have been downgraded from an evacuation order ... Read More »

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