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Train derails on northern Vancouver Island

RCMP say two people have died after officials say runaway rail cars full of logs crashed into a work crew on northern Vancouver Island. Three other people are in hospital with injuries. Dave Rushton, the elected regional representative for the tiny community of Woss, says early reports suggest a crew on the tracks was buried beneath the logs when the ... Read More »

Northwest communities calling on provincial candidates to support their resource benefits alliance

Municipalities and First Nations communities across the northwest are urging local candidates to fight for the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance. The alliance will allow northwest areas to collect a share of revenue made off resource projects like mines and pipelines. Terrace Mayor Carol Leclerc says the alliance has been looking to strike a deal with the province as it ... Read More »

Police identify victims in suspicious deaths case in Williams Lake

RCMP have identified the two victims in the suspicious death case in Williams Lake. Police say 30-year-old Jonathan Sellars and 26-year-old Devon Stewart were found in a residence on Mackenzie Avenue Tuesday night. The investigation is still underway and officers believe at this point the public is not at risk. Anyone with information is asked to contact Williams Lake RCMP ... Read More »

Party leaders square off in first debate of election campaign

The leaders of British Columbia’s three main political parties sat around the same table for the first time in the provincial election today, zeroing in on jobs, the economy, government spending and housing in a live radio debate. Liberal Leader Christy Clark stuck to a similar refrain in telling voters the province’s economy is healthy and the outcome of the ... Read More »

Discussion on arts and culture impact on Prince Rupert’s economy happening Thursday

The role of how arts and culture could play a pivotal role in Prince Rupert’s economy will be discussed at a forum. The event is being moderated by UNBC’s Marleen Morris and includes guest speaker BC Artscape president Genevieve Bucher. Morris says Prince Rupert is a bright spot for arts and culture. She believes the diversity of residents plays a ... Read More »

Six illicit drug overdose deaths recorded across the north in the month of March

Nearly four people died every day last month from an illicit drug overdose in the province. Data from the BC Coroners Service says 120 people died in March, the third-highest death toll for a single month on record in the province. In the north, six people overdosed in March, bringing the total to 12 for 2017. Almost 83% of the ... Read More »

Candidates discuss numerous issues at Skeena all candidates forum

Candidates from the Skeena riding gathered at the R.E.M. Lee Threatre in Terrace on Tuesday for an all candidates forum. The forum included a late addition, Merv Ritchie, who’s the leader of the The Land Air Water Party of British Columbia. Ritchie told the crowd it’s time to stop choosing either NDP or Liberals in every election. He says it’s time ... Read More »

New Hazelton Olympian to be inducted into Canada Sports Hall of Fame

Decorated Olympian Carol Huynh is part of the Canada Sports Hall of Fame’s class of 2017. She’s among nine new inductees unveiled today during a news conference at a Toronto hotel. Huynh captured an Olympic gold medal in women’s wrestling in 2008 before adding a bronze in 2012 in London. She currently lives in Calgary, but was born and raised ... Read More »

Police investigating pair of suspicious deaths in Williams Lake

Williams Lake RCMP are investigating what they call two suspicious deaths. Police say they were called to a home on Mackenzie Avenue yesterday at 8:46 p.m. where they discovered two deceased individuals. The North District Major Crime Unit is assisting on scene investigators and traffic around the area has been closed off as the investigation continues. While police say the ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP investigating Good Friday home invasion

A home invasion in Terrace has police asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect. Terrace RCMP say they received a report of the home invasion last Friday at 2:50 p.m. on the 4700 block of Straume Avenue. A man possibly armed with a firearm entered the home and screamed “Where is it?” repeatedly while going through rooms and ... Read More »