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Prince Rupert gets rolling on pot zoning bylaw

The City of Prince Rupert has started rolling on its marijuana zoning bylaw as legalization of cannabis approaches. Council passed first reading of the bylaw that will see retail cannabis sales restricted to an area stretching from about Second Avenue West through downtown Prince Rupert to Cow Bay. However, Mayor Lee Brain says it’s early days yet, noting that many ... Read More »

Prince Rupert Council picks Victoria firm for airport ferry refit

The City of Prince Rupert has chosen a Victoria firm to do a refit of the Digby Island Airport Ferry. The vessel, which transports cargo and passengers to the Prince Rupert Airport, requires a refit every three years. Council awarded Point Hope Maritime the $347,000 contract, which was the lowest of three quotes. The City will also spend $264,000 on ... Read More »

UNBC second best Primarily Undergraduate school in Nation, according to McLean’s

UNBC has reaffirmed its standing as one of the best universities in the country, placing second on McLean’s annual rankings in the Primarily Undergraduate category. This year marks the 5th year in a row that the University has finished in the top 2 of its category. Only Mount Allison managed to pace the school in this year’s rankings, with UNBC ... Read More »

Supreme Court rules Ottawa doesn’t have a duty to consult Indigenous groups when drafting legislation

Canada’s highest court says federal ministers do not have a duty to consult Indigenous groups when drafting legislation. The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision Thursday involves an Alberta First Nation,  the Mikisew Crew, which argued that the former Conservative government should have consulted them on laws that would affect their treaty rights. In 2012, the government introduced two omnibus bills proposing ... Read More »

Freezing rain warning for Dease Lake

Roads and sidewalks could be extra slick in the Dease Lake area. Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for the region. Forecasters expect a frontal system to bring freezing rain mixed with snow to the Dease Lake area Wednesday night. Environment Canada says the freezing rain is expected to end before Thursday morning.   Read More »

Terrace Council votes to ignore Sunday construction restriction on affordable housing project

Terrace City Council voted yesterday to temporarily overlook a noise Bylaw to allow Sunday construction on an affordable housing project in the city. A 7 day work week is required in order to finish the Rapid Response to Homelessness Project at 4523 Olsen Avenue due to a tight timeline imposed by BC Housing. As a result, council voted to allow ... Read More »

Stewart RCMP reminding residents to follow hunting regulations

After discovering an illegally harvested moose, Stewart RCMP and the BC Conservation Service are reminding hunters to ensure they are properly informed of all regulations. Police discovered the moose late last month while investigating an unrelated impaired driving report on Highway 37 North. They contacted the Conservation Service, who took over the investigation and seized the moose. You can find ... Read More »

Level 4 drought declared for Stikine and Skeena-Nass Regions

Extremely dry conditions and low water levels have led the Ministry of Forests and Lands to declare a level 4 drought for the Stikine and Skeena-Nass regions. As a result, the Ministry is asking residents to conserve water and voluntarily restrict the use of surface and groundwater. Level 4 is the highest voluntary drought level that the province can issue ... Read More »

Terrace sets cannabis licensing fee at $1,500

In order to combat additional costs to the city, Terrace Council have approved changes to their Fees and Services Bylaw which set the municipal cannabis license fee at 15 hundred dollars. Originally, development services had recommended a licensing fee of 500 dollars annually. The 15 hundred dollar charge would be a one time fee that will be in addition to ... Read More »

Terrace Council split on marketing development resolution

A request for Council support on two funding proposals led to a minor debate among Terrace council at yesterday’s regular meeting. With development at the Skeena Industrial Development Park seeing significant progress, a resolution to support the funding of a marketing strategy was brought before council. The proposed funding would come from the Invest in Canada Community Initiatives Program and ... Read More »

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