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Water and sewer improvements underway in Terrace

South Side residents of Terrace have likely already noticed that work to replace aging wastewater infrastructure is underway. Mayor Carol Leclerc says the replacement of water, sewer, and drainage systems on Kalum Street from Graham to Haugland is one of the projects funded by a federal/provincial grant of over $2.2 million. The city was able to leverage the grants with ... Read More »

Prince Rupert RCMP looking for missing man

Prince Rupert RCMP are asking for the public’s help as they try to locate a missing person. Mounties say 27 year-old Nathan Eric Lyle Collinson was reported missing June 12 and has not been see by family for three weeks. Investigators say Collinson’s family is concerned about his safety. He’s described as a First Nations male, 6′ tall, 220 lbs with ... Read More »

Terrace RCMP fills vacant Staff Sergeant position

The Terrace RCMP has a new officer in charge of uniformed members. The detachment has announced the promotion of Sergeant Michael Robinson to the rank of Staff Sergeant. The Staff Sergeant position has been vacant since Inspector Sydney Lecky’s promotion to Officer in Charge last year. Lecky says Staff Sergeant Robinson brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge ... Read More »

Man charged with assault after teens injured at post grad party

RCMP say a man is facing charges after three youths were injured at a post grad party in northern B.C. Police received multiple calls from the Sunset Lake campground in Topley early last Thursday, June 8th. Mounties arrived to find three young people in need of medical attention as a result of a fight involving several people. The three were ... Read More »

Planned burns scheduled near Alexis Creek

The BC Wildfire Service says smoke may be seen in the Alexis Creek area over the next couple of weeks. Crews are scheduled to conduct a series of planned burns near Raven Lake, about 25 kilometres southeast of Alexis Creek. Officials say the burns are being conducted to reduce wildfire risks, remove damaging lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe plants,and to prepare ... Read More »

Joe Bevan re-elected as Kitselas Chief

Members of the Kitselas First Nation have re-elected Joe Bevan as their chief in Monday’s band election. Bevan received 95 votes while his closest competitor, Glenn Bennett, received 50 votes. There were nine people in the running for chief. Elected to Kitselas council are Judy Gerow, Sue Bevan, CJ Bennett-Nabess, Roxanne Ridler, Gerald Seymour, and Clarisa Spencer. A total of ... Read More »

Foul play not suspected after body found at Mount Hays

Prince Rupert RCMP say they don’t think foul play was involved in the death of a man whose body was discovered last week. Two joggers found the 65-year-old’s corpse not far from the base of Mount Hays Friday morning. Sergeant Dave Uppal with the Prince Rupert RCMP says the file has been turned over to the BC Coroners Service. The ... Read More »

RCMP looking for former Terrace man

Prince George RCMP are trying track down a former Terrace resident. Police says 51-year-old Phillip Thompson Cooper is wanted for property-related offences in Prince George. RCMP arrested Cooper last month in a vehicle that did not belong to him and found him in possession of items that police allege were taken from other vehicles. Cooper is described as a First ... Read More »

Ellis Ross named to Clark cabinet

Newly minted Skeena MLA Ellis Ross is the first elected Indigenous minister with a portfolio in the B.C. government. Ross assumes responsibility for natural gas and housing in the 22-member cabinet.  Nechako-Lakes Liberal MLA John Rustad will stay on as Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. For how long Premier Christy Clark and her cabinet picks stay in power is ... Read More »

Flood watch, high streamflow advisories ended across Northwest

River levels across the Northwest are starting to drop after heavy rain last week. The BC River Forecast Centre has ended a flood watch for the Skeena River and tributaries, including the Bulkley River. Officials have also called off a high streamflow advisory for the Nass and Iskut Rivers as well as tributaries around Kispiox, Meziadin Junction, and Bob Quinn ... Read More »