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NDP leader in Terrace

The leader of the province’s NDP opposition is up in the Northwest this weekend to attend the B.C. Federation of Labour’s regional conference. John Horgan spoke with CFNR on a number of issues. He says he’s frustrated with the Premier Christy Clark’s recent announcement of a MOU with Petronas, despite having many questions still unanswered about the LNG project. Horgan ... Read More »

Flood advisory upgraded for Bulkley River

The B.C. River Forecast Centre has upgraded the High Streamflow Advisory for the Bulkley River back to a Flood Watch. Flow levels receded earlier this week due to cooler weather and diminishing snow packs, but continued warm weather and the potential for localized heavy rain in the Bulkey basin indicate flow levels are likely to increase this weekend. The Nechako ... Read More »

Groups upstream of LNG project not impressed with MOU

Treaty 8 First Nations are voicing their opposition to recently announced memorandum of understanding between the province and Malaysian energy giant Petronas. The government says the memorandum of understanding includes long-term royalty agreements that will mean revenue minimums for the province and rate stability for Petronas. In a press release, the Treaty 8 First Nations in the province’s northeast, say ... Read More »

BC Ferries naming contest backfires

B.C. Ferries says it anticipated some negativity on social media and it won’t sink its contest to name a new fleet of vessels. The campaign asks the public to name three new vessels for a chance to win over $500 in ferry travel. Social media critics were quick to respond with suggestions such as “Coastal Cash Grab,” “Queen of Increasing ... Read More »

BC Fed regional conference in Terrace

The BC Federation of Labour is holding its 2015 regional conference in Terrace Friday and  Saturday. BC FED President Irene Lanzinger says delegates will be discussing the federation’s minimum wage campaign, workplace health and safety, as well as the upcoming federal election. Lanzinger says the perils of the boom-bust economy in northwest BC and how best to share the wealth ... Read More »

“Conditional” decision expected from Petronas in weeks

Malaysian energy giant Petronas is expected to make a decision about whether it plans to forge ahead with a proposed liquefied natural gas plant near Prince Rupert in the very near future. According to a published report, the company’s President and Group CEO says it will announce a “conditional” final investment decision for Pacific Northwest LNG in the coming weeks. ... Read More »

CNC gets retraining money to help Endako mine workers

The BC government has announced funding to help workers hit by layoffs at the Endako mine near Fraser Lake. The advanced education ministry is providing $150,000 to the College of New Caledonia to support training initiatives. CNC will provide the majority of training at the Fraser Lake Adult Learning Centre with some courses provided in Burns Lake or Vanderhoof. A ... Read More »

RCMP reminders on safe ATV use

This past month, the North District Provincial Regional Traffic Services has seen a dramatic increase in injuries and deaths involving All-Terrain Vehicles. Over the past May long weekend, Provincial and Municipal RCMP officers attended 3 fatal ATV collisions, along with a dozen related injury collisions. The RCMP would like to remind people to review a few safety tips. RCMP says ... Read More »

Man rescued by RCMP from Fraser River

A Victoria man learned the hard way that swimming in spring run-off waters isn’t a good idea. At approximately 2:20pm this afternoon, a Quesnel RCMP member on bike patrol spotted a man struggling in the Fraser River. All on-duty members responded and within 6 minutes he was safe on shore. The 27 year old man from Victoria, had gone into ... Read More »

UNBC and Northern Health develop new software to facilitate patient transfers

Getting patients transferred to appropriate health-care facilities in Northern B.C. have just gotten easier. Northern Health is now using software developed at the University of Northern British Columbia that helps health-care workers quickly find the most appropriate location for patients. What used to take hours of back and forth phone calls can now be reduced to a few minutes of ... Read More »

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