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Two new Highway 16 shuttles hit the road

BC Transit officially marked the beginning of a new shuttle service in the Bulkley Valley Lakes District Friday. Local dignitaries and First Nations representatives were on hand in Burns Lake to celebrate the start of two new routes on Highway 16. The buses will run between Burns Lake and Smithers and Burns Lake and Prince George. The service is geared ... Read More »

Fire destroys two trailers in Port Edward

RCMP are investigating after an early-morning fire destroyed two trailers in Port Edward Thursday. Police say the Port Edward Fire Department was called out to the Alder Avenue trailer court at approximately 4:30 a.m. Investigators believe the fire started at one trailer and spread to the second, destroying both. A scene investigation by RCMP and the fire department determined that ... Read More »

Northwest Regional Airport marks terminal construction milestone

The Northwest Regional Airport has completed the second phase of its 4 phase terminal expansion project. Airport and civic officials were on hand to mark the milestone opening of the departures terminal check-in terminal. Carol Leclerc, the mayor of Terrace, says the airport has 3 airlines that will create some competition and jobs. The new check-in area features state of ... Read More »

DFO closes Skeena River to recreational salmon fishing

Predicted low sockeye returns have led to a closure of the Skeena River. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has closed recreational salmon fishing throughout the entire Skeena River Watershed effective immediately. DFO says the closure is being implemented to facilitate First Nations harvesting of other Skeena salmon species due to low returns of Skeena sockeye this year.  Sport fishing ... Read More »

Fort Saint James public works hit by theft

Fort Saint James RCMP are investigating a major theft from the district’s public works yard. Investigators say a lone suspect entered the compound, broke into the shop using a crow bar, and stole a truck and thousands of dollars worth of equipment. Stolen was a 2003 GMC flat deck pickup with District of Fort Saint James emblems on the side, ... Read More »

Former Terrace man arrested in Prince George

Prince George RCMP have arrested a former Terrace resident wanted for property offences. Mounties say 51 year-old Phillip Thompson Cooper was picked up by officer in downtown Prince George Wednesday night. Police say Cooper was captured after attempting to flee officers. Cooper, who had recently moved to Prince George from Terrace, is being held in custody for court. RCMP say ... Read More »

CRTC grants Vancouver radio licence to CFNR

Some big news for the CFNR network today. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has granted CFNR a licence to start a new radio station in Vancouver to serve the Indigenous communities in the region. CFNR CEO Greg Smith says he was confident in the station’s application even through it was up against some big name competition. Smith says today ... Read More »

Missing and murdered inquiry loses another staff member

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has lost another staff member. Tanya Kappo, the inquiry’s community relations manager, has resigned. Kappo, well known for her work with the Idle No More Movement, announced on Facebook that her last day would be June 15th. The news comes after the completion of the inquiry’s first set of hearings in ... Read More »

Treaty 7 Chiefs chosen as Calgary Stampede Parade Marshals

Seven southern Alberta chiefs will lead the Calgary Stampede Parade July 7th. The Stampede has picked the Treaty 7 Nations as this year’s Parade Marshals. Three chiefs from the Blackfoot Confederacy Nations, three from the Stoney Nakoda Nations, and the chief of the Tsuut’ina Nation will ride at the front of the parade. Tsuut’ina Nation Chief Lee Crowchild says he’s ... Read More »

CRA scam surfaces in Williams Lake

What do the Canada Revenue Agency and iTunes have in common? Nothing. That’s the message Williams Lake RCMP is trying to get across about a scam that has re-surfaced in the community. Mounties say the fraudsters have bilked over a dozen Williams Lake area residents out of thousands of dollars. The scam artist calls the victim posing as an officer ... Read More »