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Long term care system sees drastic improvement in Terrace

Terrace Community Services and the Long Term Care team have united to improve the Long Term Care system in the city. The city is now seeing impressive results from a process stemming from a Reassessment review from 2014. Over the past 2 years, the Long Term Care Team in Terrace has managed to make a massive dent in the number ... Read More »

Black bear hunting changes in Haida Gwaii

New changes to the hunting season in Haida Gwaii are now in effect. The Ministry of Forests have announced the changes to black bear hunting rules that took effect at the beginning of the month. The changes mean that the black bear open hunt in Haida Gwaii is officially closed, and in its place is a limited entry system. The ... Read More »

Opioid crisis investigation called for

BC MP Don Davies is calling for a new approach to handling the opioid crisis in the province. Davies is requesting the federal government launch a criminal investigation in to the conduct of pain-killer manufacturers. The MP is also calling for changes to the province’s healthcare system that will prevent family from being barred from involvement in the care process ... Read More »

Highway 16 reopened near New Hazelton

Highway 16 has reopened to traffic west of New Hazelton The route was closed this morning after a hydro pole fire left lines down on the road, although there was a detour available. BC Hydro says the initial outage affected about 900 customers from Kitwanga to the Hazeltons, but all have since been restored. Read More »

NDP government release new legislature to help first responders

The NDP Government introduced a new bill today that will help first responders seeking help of their own. Bill 9, which would help first responders suffering from traumatic stress related illnesses find help easier, has already been lauded by the BC Federation of Labour. The Federation calls it a “compassionate response” to first responders who work in incredibly traumatic and ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP hoping to crack cold case

Prince George RCMP are hoping someone has information that can help them crack a nine year-old murder case. On April 11, 2009, Vernon Baker showed up at Victoria Street home and told the residents he’d been stabbed. The 44 year-old died of his injuries in hospital a short time later. Vernon’s family have not forgotten him and believe that someday ... Read More »

Remains found in Charlie Lake home unidentified, homeowner still missing

The BC Coroners Service is trying to identify human remains found in a burned home near Charlie Lake. RCMP say the homeowner, 55 year-old John Banky, is still considered a missing person. Police were called out to the fire at Banky’s Hannaford Road home shortly after 3:00 a.m. on March 30th. Banky’s burning vehicle was discovered on the nearby Golf ... Read More »

UNBC receives federal funding for new lab

The University of Northern British Columbia is getting a significant funding boost thanks to the federal government. The newly announced 800 thousand dollar investment will go towards the University’s Wood Inovation Research Laboratory in Prince George. The money comes from the Canada Foundation for Innovation in hopes of discovering new ways to use wood in the design and construction of ... Read More »

Bears coming out early in northern BC

Get ready to see roaming bears earlier in the north this year. According to conservation officers, the quickly melting snow is springing the bears from their hibernation early this year. Officials say they have already received multiple reports of bears in the Cariboo. Residents are warned to be aware of possible bear encounters and to cover or remove items that ... Read More »

Category 3 fires prohibited in Cariboo

The BC Wildfire Service isn’t taking any chances following the worst Wildfire season in the province’s history. The service has issued a bulletin warning residents in the Cariboo that category 3 fires will be prohibited this season. The restrictions cover the Cariboo-Chilcotin, 100 Mile House, and Quesnel resource regions. Category 3 open fires include: flames larger than two meters high ... Read More »

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