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Concerns rise for North Coast fishermen as sockeye salmon season approaches

North Coast salmon fishermen aren’t happy as they face DFO’s announcement about a potential closure of the commercial salmon fishery. Blaming low stock, DFO estimates returns are going to be too low to allow a commercial fishery. United Fishermen & Allied Workers Union Northern Representative Joy Thorkelson believes climate change is playing a role in the decline. Thorkelson is hoping ... Read More »

Fundraiser set-up following tragic accident on Highway 16 near Moricetown

Family and friends are rallying around a Terrace couple after a tragic accident last Friday on Highway 16 near Moricetown. Relatives of David and Kimberley Hall have created a GoFundMe page following the crash that killed David and severely injured Kimberley. Kimberly was pregnant and had to be airlifted to New Westminster so her baby could be delivered prematurely. The crash ... Read More »

Thornhill Fire Department welcome brand new fire truck

The Thornhill Fire Department is welcoming their new fire truck to the hall. Chief Rick Bohem says it’s a brand new custom built truck that allowed the department to focus on safety for the firefighters responding to calls. Thronhill carried out a tradition many departments do when getting a brand new truck and that includes giving it a good scrubbing. Chief Bohem ... Read More »

Man arrested following break and enters to businesses in Williams Lake

A man has been arrested following a string of break and enters to businesses in Williams Lake. RCMP say the 37-year-old from Alexis Creek is facing charges of intending to break and enter, having tools to conduct a break in, and having weapons despite a court order. The suspect was arrested around 1:30 Wednesday morning and is known to police. ... Read More »

Fort Nelson First Nation joins coalition advocating for opportunity and influence in resource projects

Fort Nelson First Nation is being hailed as the first northeastern B.C. community to join a group advocating for First Nations’ opportunities and influence in resource projects. Chief Joe Bevan, chair of the First Nations Major Projects Coalition, says the new member unites business interests from the north coast to the province’s northeast. Acting chief Sharleen Gale says Fort Nelson ... Read More »

BCSPCA seizes 27 animals from a property south of Burns Lake

The BCSPCA says 27 animals have been rescued from a property south of Burns Lake. SPCA constable Dale Bakken says seven animals were puppies and were just under two-days-old and one was a three week old. Thirteen were adult dogs while seven were horses, with some pregnant. He adds the horses, including pregnant mares and very underweight yearlings, had no shelter, no ... Read More »

Simon Fraser University soon to offer program to help teachers teach about Indigenous cultures

Simon Fraser University is starting a course to help teachers teach about Indigenous cultures. Indigenous Scholar Doctor Vicki Kelly says it was developed over a year ago when the Truth and Reconciliation report was released. Doctor Kelly says the key for this program is to get the teachers a lot of hands on experience in Indigenous communities. Paula Rosehart is ... Read More »

Port of Prince Rupert expected to see a major boost in ships and passengers this summer

The Port of Prince Rupert is expecting to see a 100% increase in the number of ships and passengers visiting the community this summer. The port authority says 25 vessels carrying approximately 17-thousand passengers will dock at Prince Rupert’s Northland Cruise terminal this year. They say it represents the city’s largest cruise season since 2011. A cruise line returning to ... Read More »

Fentanyl and alcohol abuse remain concerns for Terrace’s top cop

Terrace’s top cop says fentanyl and alcohol abuse remains concerns as the RCMP highlighted their priorities to council. Inspector Syd Lecky says the cheapness and how fentanyl is sold makes it hard for police to stop the spread of it. Inspector Lecky feels people with a drug or drinking addiction don’t belong behind bars and wants to continue to work ... Read More »

No injuries reported from an afternoon crash in Terrace

Police say no injuries were reported after two vehicles collided in Terrace. It happened around 1:00 p.m. this afternoon near the Tim Hortons at Highway 16 and Kalum. Officers say a vehicle darted into traffic causing a vehicle to rear end another. Minor damage to the vehicles were reported. RCMP say the vehicle that triggered the accident drove away from ... Read More »