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Man fined for providing liquor to underage girls

Terrace RCMP say drinking with teenage girls ended up costing a man. Police were called to a local hotel shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday night after someone reported a man partying with three underage teens. Officers were able to track down the man and the girls. They issued a ticket to the man for allowing minors to consume liquor, dumped ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP probe Thornhill St. break-in

Terrace RCMP are investigating a break and enter from last Tuesday. Police say a property owner confronted a man for breaking into a vacant home on his land along Thornhill Street. The suspect is described as Caucasian, about six feet tall, wearing blue jeans and a black hoody. He was wearing a red backpack and riding a bike. Contact Terrace ... Read More »

Government looking for input on Tsa Nuna conservancy

The Ministry of Lands and Forests is looking for input on a proposed new conservancy in the north. The Tsa Nuna conservancy, proposed for just northwest of Fort St John, along the Halfway River, is intended to protect the cultural values and wildlife in the area. The province and the Halfway River First Nations signed an agreement last March to ... Read More »

Prescribed burn scheduled west of 100 Mile House

The Cariboo Fire Centre says crews will be conducting a prescribed burn to restore native grasslands in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. The 500 hectare burn will take place in the Crows Bar area along eastern bank of the Fraser River, about 70 kilometres west of 100 Mile House. Depending on weather and site conditions, the burn will take place between April 16 ... Read More »

Tsilhqot’in recognized as full partner in emergency response

The Tsilhqot’in Nation has signed an agreement with the federal and BC governments that will make it a full partner in wildfire response. The tripartite deal, developed from hard lessons learned during the 2017 wildfires, will see the province, Ottawa, and the Tsilhqot’in work together to identify best practices for emergency response and bolster the First Nation’s capacity. Chief Joe ... Read More »

Witset First Nation holding event to celebrate name change

The Witset First Nation are looking to further solidify their recent name change next month. Formerly known as Moricetown Band Council, the name change to Witset was made official in October. The Band is now asking everyone to join them at the Multiplex on May 5th to celebrate the name change. Changes have already been seen in the community, with ... Read More »

Wait times and MRIs to be improved in North

Reduced wait times are on the way for Northern BC residents in need of hip and knee surgeries, The government announced a new surgical and diagnostic strategy today that will see a reduction in wait times and a 70 percent increase in MRI exams. Hospitals in Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and Dawson Creek, are expected to benefit from the updates of ... Read More »

Sledders still making use of closed areas

It seems snowmobilers still aren’t getting the message when it comes to staying out of endangered caribou habitat. Deputy Chief Conservation Officer Chris Doyle says ground and air enforcement resulted in charges against several riders for operating in closed areas this winter. The BC Government has just granted $2 million for the The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation to conduct caribou ... Read More »

Officials say 4500 litres of fuel spilled 30 m from the Liard River

The BC environment ministry says crews have offloaded remaining fuel from a tanker truck that crashed along the Alaska Highway south of the BC-Yukon border. The rig hit the ditch early Wednesday and punctured one of its tanks, spilling an estimated 4500 litres of fuel right next to the Liard River. An environmental consulting company has been hired to test ... Read More »

Conservation Officer Service urging residents to put away animal attractants

The BC Conservation Officer Service is cautioning residents to keep non-natural attractants secured as bears start to wake around the province. Deputy Chief Conservation Officer Chris Doyle says this winter’s heavy snowpack could see bears looking to easier sources of food. Doyle says putting away winter bird feeders, keeping your barbecue clean, and keeping pet food inside are helpful in ... Read More »

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