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Northwest highways could be closed until Thursday afternoon

The avalanche risk brought on by heavy snow is keeping some areas highways closed, possibly until Thursday afternoon. The Ministry of Transportation says Highway 16 is shut down 13 km east of Prince Rupert to 35 km west of Terrace and isn’t expected to open until 2 p.m. The route has been closed since Wednesday afternoon. The Nisga’a Highway between Gingolx ... Read More »

School closures for District 82, but NWCC, Bulkley Valley, Cariboo Chilcotin schools open

The Coast Mountains School District has closed all of its schools Thursday, February 8th due to road and sidewalk conditions caused by heavy snow. Parents or guardians should contact their local principal with any questions. While District 82 students have the day off, there’s no snow day for Northwest Community College. NWCC says its Terrace campus is open, but Hazelton, ... Read More »

How much is too much snow on the roof?

The extreme snowfall has prompted the Town of Smithers and Bulkley Valley Regional District to issue public advisories about snow loads on building roofs. The regional district says recent surveys indicate that snow amounts may be approaching the limits for the minimally designed buildings constructed prior to 1993. The RDBN is advising residents to have their buildings examined for excessive snow ... Read More »

Snow causing trouble for wildlife

While residents have likely been cursing the dump of winter weather, the heavy snowfall has also become an issue for wildlife near Terrace The Consveration Officer Service has asked the public to slow down after five sepaerate incidents with moose and vehicles within 24 hours. Sgt. Tracy Walbauer says the deep snow is causing the animals to make use of ... Read More »

RCMP looking for missing Prince George woman

Prince George RCMP are asking for help finding a missing woman. Investigators say 23-year-old Delina Marie Elmquist hasn’t been seen since last weekend. Elmquist is described as First Nations, standing 5’2″, weighing 136 lbs, with shoulder-length brown hair, brown eyes and several skull tattoos on the inside of her fingers. She was last seen on Saturday at the intersection of 20th ... Read More »

Avalanche risk closes section of Nisga’a Highway

The Nisga’a Highway between Gingolx and Laxgalts’ap has been shut down due to avalanche hazard. The Ministry of Transportation says the route will likely be closed until 10 a.m. Thursday. An update is expected at 6 a.m. Thursday. Check DriveBC for more information. Read More »

Highway 16 not expected to re-open until Thursday morning

A stretch of Highway 16 between Terrace and Prince Rupert remains closed due to high avalanche hazard. The Ministry of Transportation says the route could remain closed until Thursday morning at 10. The route was shut down shortly after noon Wednesday 13 km east of Prince Rupert to 35 km west of Terrace. Check DriveBC for updates. Read More »

Heavy snow hampering schools and buses

Some classes and buses have been cancelled due to the winter storm that’s dropped large amounts of snow across Northern BC. Northwest Community College called off Wednesday evening classes at its Terrace, Hazelton, and Smithers campuses due to deteriorating road conditions and heavy snow.  NWCC says it will update students about Thursday classes by 5:30 that day. The Kyah Wiget ... Read More »

Missing Quesnel teen found safe

Quesnel RCMP say they have found a missing teen. Police were notified in December that 18 year-old Joshua McKee had not been seen since November 26th. Mounties say McKee has been located safe and sound. RCMP thank the public for their assistance in the case.   Read More »

Smithers school, clinic locked down Monday after reports of a distraught man with a gun

Smithers RCMP say an elementary school and a health clinic were locked down Monday as police dealt with reports of a distraught man with a gun. Police say they got a call about the male who had apparently left his some and was expressing thoughts of harming himself. While there was no immediate threat related to the general public, Smithers ... Read More »

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