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Mills Memorial marks MRI milestone

The new MRI unit at Mills Memorial in Terrace has performed its first 500 exams. Northern Health leaders and staff along the with the Northwest Regional Hospital District celebrated the milestone which has allowed hundreds of residents to get diagnostic imaging closer to home. Radiologist Dr. Elliot Rapp says a process that used to take months or even years due ... Read More »

NTSB says second mate asleep at the wheel before Nathan E Stewart disaster

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has released its report on the grounding of an articulated tug and barge northwest of Bella Bella last October. The NTSB says the likely cause of the incident was the second mate of the Nathan E Stewart falling asleep while on watch. The investigation revealed that the second mate missed a critical course change ... Read More »

Smithers, Sandspit find their happy place…on a list of Canada’s happiest places

According to travel site Expedia.ca, a couple of communities in northwest BC rank as some of Canada’s happiest. The site published a ranking of  the 40 #Happiest Places in Canada based a review of over a hundred thousand social media conversations containing hashtags like #cheerful, #blessed, and #happy. Sandspit on Haida Gwaii ranked fourth with the website calling it a year-round ... Read More »

Cullen reconsiders riding name change, asks for more feedback

It appears people of the Northwest are pretty passionate about the name of their federal electoral riding. Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen got an ear-full from constituents after posting to Facebook about his proposal to change the riding name to Skeena-Pacific Northwest. Cullen says a number of people didn’t feel properly consulted, so his office is asking for more feedback ... Read More »

Neil Sterritt to receive Order of British Columbia

A driving force of one of the most significant court decisions regarding Indigenous land claims in BC is receiving the province’s highest form of recognition. Gitxsan member Neil Sterritt is among 16 people who are being appointed to the Order of British Columbia. Sterritt, former Gitxsan-Wet’suwet’en Tribal Council president, was instrumental in the 1997 Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision ... Read More »

SAR and Coast Guard called to medical emergency near Prince Rupert

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue crews and the Canadian Coast Guard took on blustery wind and waves Thursday afternoon during a call for help near Prince Rupert. RCMSAR 64 was called out to a fishing vessel for a crew member in need of immediate medical assistance shortly before 3:30. The team assisted the Canadian Coast Guard crew already on ... Read More »

MLA says bail for accused killer worries community

The release of a Burns Lake man charged with first-degree murder has angered members of the victims famly and local residents. Albert Giesbrecht is charged in connection with the death of Raymond George Bishop last May and was recently released on surety bail. Nechako-Lakes MLA John Rustad says the decision to release Giesbrecht on 22 conditions has people worried about ... Read More »

Prince Rupert rebranding Watson Island

The site of a former derelict pulp mill is transforming from a costly money pit to an economic generator for the City of Prince Rupert. And Mayor Lee Brain says part of turning the page on Watson Island’s past and moving forward is giving the site a new name and brand. Brain says the island just outside the city will ... Read More »

Stranded barge had more than triple the fuel than first thought

The Heiltsuk Nation dodged a bigger bullet that first thought. The fuel barge that became separated from its tugboat off the Central Coast Sunday was actually carrying 12.4 million litres of gas and diesel, not 3.5 million litres of diesel and a half million litres of gas as first thought. Emergency Management BC says the load was thought to be ... Read More »

UK magazine names Shames as one of the world’s top ten ski resorts

British-based ski publication “Snow Magazine” has ranked Shames Mountain near Terrace as one of the top ten ski resorts in the world. Write Peter Coombs had the chance to explore the hill last season and says what Shames lacks in infrastructure and creature comforts, it more than makes up for with soul, terrain, back country access, community vibe, and First ... Read More »

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