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Terrace RCMP seeking public assistance in missing person search

RCMP in Terrace are asking for public assistance in the search for a missing man. 35 year-old Craig Laberge has not been seen since November 23rd. Laberge is described as a 6 foot 1, First Nations male, weighing 249 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Laberge, you are asked to ... Read More »

Three northern residents honoured with BC’s Medal of Good Citizenship

Three northern BC residents are among 19 receiving the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for 2018. Selen Alpay, of Prince George, is being honoured for his kindness and generosity as a member of numerous volunteer boards and organizations, working with elders, and supporting and mentoring youth. Representing Haida Gwaii, Fran Fowler of Queen Charlotte, receives her medal after countless hours ... Read More »

Federal Government set to announce changes to First Nations claims process soon

Changes appear to be on the way for how the Federal Government handles historical claims from First Nations. According to Minister od Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett, the government is set to announce a replacement for the current three-year review model. As it stands, First Nations filing claims relating to issues such as loss of reserve lands, mishandled funds, or unfulfilled ... Read More »

Government reaches tentative agreement with health service workers’ union

A tentative agreement has been reached with nearly 42 thousand health service workers under the government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. This most recent agreement is between the Facilities Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of BC, which covers care aides, cleaners, lab assistants, nursing-unit assitants, and food service workers. The agreement must still be ratified between the Unions and ... Read More »

North Coast Transition Society holding vigil in rememberance of Montreal Massacre

This Thursday, the North Coast Transition Society will be holding a vigil to remember the women murdered during the Montreal Massacre. On December 6th of 1989, 14 women were murdered at the University of Montreal, leading to December 6th being named a National Day of Rememberance and Action on Violence Against Women. To honour this, a vigil will be held ... Read More »

Government seeking public feedback on fishing changes

Members of the public are being invited to offer up their opinions and concerns on proposed fishing regulation changes for 2019. The 2019-2021 Freshwater Fishing Regulation Synopsis featured changes to everything from fishing methods, to gear, to bate, to seasonal closing dates. All of the changes are an effort to better manage native and invasive fish species, while sustaining recreational ... Read More »

New fines for recreational vehicle use in sensative back country areas

Harsher and stricter penalties are on the way for those operating off-road vehicles in sensative areas. Effective immediately, anyone caught operating an off-road vehicle or snowmobile within a sensative habitat will be fined 575 dollars. Previously, those in violation would only be fined between 230 and 345 dollars and the amount was dependant on the severity of the violation. Sensative ... Read More »

Province to fund two new community based child care programs

Community based child care in BC is set to recieve a boost thanks to two new provincially funded programs. In an effort to encourage and improve planning at the municipal level, the Community Child Care Planning Program will fund projects which identify the child care needs of a community. Approved projects will be eligible for up to 25 thousand dollars ... Read More »

Northern Health and UNBC refresh Memorandum of Understanding

An important partnership between Northern Health and UNBC is set to continue after the pair signed a new Memorandum of Understanding last month. The original document was signed between the health authority and college in 2010 in order to foster a collaborative relationship between education, research, and health service delivery. It was refreshed again in 2016 and, while the bulk ... Read More »

Grant funding aims to improve accessibility for those with disabilities in BC

16 projects in BC are set to benefit from 500 thousand dollars in provincial funding aimed at promoting greater accessibility for those with disabilities. Funded by the Disability Alliance of BC, the grant program targeted projects which focus on employment, community connection, emergency planning, arts and culture, and education. In the north, the Prince George Brain Injured Group will receive ... Read More »

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