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Inquest into 2014 shooting of a Hazelton man begins

Details of the December 2014 shooting death of a 23-year-old man will be examined by a coroners jury, starting today. Hazelton resident Navarone Woods has been described as distraught as officers responded to reports of a possibly armed man at a grocery store in Surrey. Two transit police officers were first on the scene but the situation escalated, shots were ... Read More »

Three people found dead in Moberly Lake

An investigation is underway after three people were found dead in Moberly Lake. The RCMP say they responded to a 911 disturbance call in the Lakeview subdivision around 9:40 a.m. Friday. Police found the three people inside a residence. The RCMP’s Major Crimes Unit, Forensic team, and the BC Coroner Service are currently investigating. The Victim Assistance Service is also ... Read More »

Illicit drug overdose deaths up across the north in February compared to January

The north saw an increase in illicit drug deaths last month. The BC Coroners Service say five happened in February, compared to one in January. It brings 2017’s total to six. Province wise, the number of deaths decreased slightly for the second month in a row. The Coroners Service says there were 102 suspected overdose deaths last month — down slightly ... Read More »

Telkwa mayor says they can’t afford their share of the water tower project

The news from the weekend that both the province and federal governments will be chipping in money for Telkwa’s water tower is bitter sweet for their mayor. Darcy Repen says they were very happy receiving a call from the province that funding had been approved for their project. Although, Mayor Repen was disappointed once they found out they have to contribute ... Read More »

Province looking for input on Highway 97 corridor through Quesnel

Residents are being asked to give their input on the Highway 97 corridor through Quesnel. The province is conducting a transportation study on the stretch to see what residents want fixed or improved. It’s happening on April 3rd from 4-8 p.m. at the Quesnel Senior’s Centre. Read More »

Province supports development of new Emergency Room and ICU at G.R. Baker Hospital

Quesnel’s G.R. Baker Hospital has support from the province to construct plans for an upgrade. The province says they will be working with First Nations, Northern Health, and the Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Hospital District to get a new emergency department and intensive care unit. They say the development of a business plan will allow them to get a better information on ... Read More »

Below normal snow-pack in mountains could not bode well for areas of province this summer

The snow survey for March has been released by the River Forecasting Centre and it may not bode well for some areas of the province this coming summer. The centre says February brought stable, cold weather conditions with only light to moderate precipitation in most of the province, including snowfall at lower elevations, in the south, heavy rains and seasonally warm ... Read More »

Dust advisory issued for Quesnel and northern Cariboo

A dust advisory has been issued for northern Cariboo, including Quesnel. The Ministry of Environment along with Northern Health issued the advisory as dust levels are expected to be high well into Saturday. Dust levels tend to be highest around busy roads and industrial operations. People with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise near busy streets until the advisory ... Read More »

Heart and skeletal muscle inflammation diagnosed in a B.C. farmed fish

A recent study has discovered a disease found in farmed B.C. salmon. Co-author Emiliano DiCicco says heart and skeletal muscle inflammation was found in a B.C. farmed fish with the data collected over three years ago. DiCicco says a lot of research still needs to be done before drastic steps are taken. Bob Chamberlin is the vice president of the ... Read More »

BC Wild Fire Service cautioning residents on open burns as snow continues to melt

The BC Wild Fire Service is urging residents to be cautious if they’re planning to do open burns. Officials say they responded to 79 fires last April and that ended up burning 14,000 hectares of land. They say the current conditions are indicating there will be an early start to the fire season. The Peace Region and Vanderhoof area are ... Read More »