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Inquest set for Ebony Aaron Wood in Quesnel

The BC Coroners Service has scheduled an inquest into the death of a man who fell out of an ambulance Officials say 36-year-old Ebony Aaron Wood was involved in a motor vehicle crash on November 5, 2016 and was later taken into custody by Quesnel RCMP. Wood was transferred to an ambulance after he began to suffer chest and shoulder ... Read More »

Province funds Indigenous skills training in the north

The BC government is providing over a half million dollars for Indigenous skills training at both ends of the Highway 16 corridor. An investment of $244,000 will see up to 36 members of the Haisla Nation will get graduated driver’s license training.  Another 14 participants will have access to education upgrading with a focus on literacy. The programs will delivered by ... Read More »

McClymont Park closed to pedestrian traffic

The City of Prince Rupert has fenced off McClymont park to foot traffic to allow for some emergency repairs. City crews found a discharge from a line during an inspection of sewer infrastructure in the park. Broadwater Industries has been called in to make repairs, but the work will be done by hand and small tools to protect the surrounding ... Read More »

Terry Teegee elected as BCAFN Regional Chief

Chiefs attending the BC Assembly of First Nations AGM have elected Tribal Chief Terry Teegee as Regional Chief. Teegee, of the Takla Lake First Nation, has served as Tribal Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council since 2012. He also served as the BC representative on the National Aboriginal Forestry Council from 2008 to 2014. Teegee won the election on ... Read More »

Nak’azdli man guilty of first-degree murder

A jury in a Prince George courtroom has found a Nak’azdli man guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a Vanderhoof man. James David Junior Charlie will spend the next 25 years behind bars for the verdict delivered Thursday. The court heard that 28-year-old Fribjon Bjornson, a father of two, had gone to a house on the Nak’azdli Reserve ... Read More »

BC Government giving over 500 thousand dollars to help rural economies

Today, Doug Donaldson and the BC government announced they will be distributing 528 thousand dollars to rural economies. The goal of this project is to help rural communities develop strong, stable economies and create long-term local employment. Up to 10 thousand dollars is provided to eligible applicants to complete preliminary project components necessary to pursue larger community projects in the ... Read More »

A 13 year old girl from Ontario has been nominated for a Global Peace Prize

Even at the age 13 years old, Autumn Peltier speaks with wisdom and passion. Peltier already has many years of experience behind her.. including meeting the Prime Minister, attending the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly, and now she’s been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize. The 151 nominees for the International Children’s Peace Prize were recently announced ... Read More »

Terrace SAR rescue family lost on Watson Lake Trail

The Terrace Search and Rescue team conducted a hasty rescue this morning for 2 people and their infant. RCMP were notified yesterday afternoon of a small family that was overdue after hiking the Watson Lake hiking trail. Terrace SAR got the notification around 4:30 this morning that their support was needed and they were out searching by first light. Immediate ... Read More »

Tsilhqot’in Chief reflects on summer wildfires

The Tribal Chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government, whose community battled wildfires for much of the summer, urged chiefs at the BC Assembly of First Nations AGM to have an emergency plan. Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse says summer wildfires constituted a crisis but, through that crisis, Alphonse says they achieved harmony. Alphonse told those gathered of the pressure to evacuate ... Read More »

Terrace, Smithers, Prince Rupert Sears set to close

After 16 years in business the Sears outlet in Terrace has been caught up in the crisis the parent company is faced with and will be closing. Owner Butta Uppal says he has experienced good and steady business over the years. Sears has come to the conclusion that they won’t be able to find a buyer for the chain and ... Read More »

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