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Mulcair says NDP will continue to stand up for Canadians despite poor showing

NDP leader Tom Mulcair says accepts the choice of Canadians with full humility. The NDP started the campaign strong, but saw its hopes of forming the next government washed away by a sea of Liberal support. Speaking to NDP supporters Mulcair says his party will continue to stand up for communities, jobs, families, a better environment, health care, and a ... Read More »

Bittersweet victory for NDP’s Nathan Cullen

Nathan Cullen of the NDP is still the MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. He won his seat with a comfortable margin, but it’s a bittersweet victory. At the start of one of the longest election campaigns in Canadian history, the NDP were widely considered to be the front runners to form the next government. But as poll numbers started to come ... Read More »

Stephen Harper to step down as Conservative leader

Stephen Harper says his Conservatives and their supporters gave everything they had to give in the election and he told those gathered in Calgary that they have no regrets. The Conservatives were reduced to opposition status and Harper intends to step down as its leader as a result, although he didn’t mention that in his speech. Harper says Canadians have ... Read More »

Justin Trudeau to be the next Prime Minister of Canada

The Liberal Party of Canada will form a majority government. The Liberals are  leading or elected in 183 ridings across the country, while the Conservatives will form the Official Opposition with a projected 102 seats. The NDP, after making big gains in the 2011 election, took a big hit at the polls, dropping to 42 seats. The Bloc Quebecois picked ... Read More »

Inquest into police custody death of Terrace woman continues this afternoon

The death of Alyssa George, also known as Alyssa Oleksiuk, continued this afternoon in Terrace. The inquest saw a 45-minutes of video of Alyssa in her holding cell, as she ultimately went from laying down on the bed, to crumbling to the floor in distress. According to the video, at 1:50am on September 4, there’s a quick flash as a slot ... Read More »

Lax Kw’alaams says it stands firm against proposed LNG location

The Lax Kw’alaams Band says it means business when it comes to protecting Flora Bank and Lelu Island. The band issued a news release Monday stating it stands united against the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project in its current design. Lax Kw’alaams Mayor Garry Reece says community members are worried that the massive liquefied natural gas project would irreparably harm ... Read More »

BC announces $4 million in Aboriginal LNG-related training

The BC Government has announced $4 million in new funding aimed at providing LNG-related skills training for First Nations in the Northwest. The Nisga’a Lisims Path to Employment program will use $2.1 million of the funding to provide training, work experience, and entry to trades apprenticeships for 215 participants from Nisga’a communities over the next three years. Another $1.6 million ... Read More »

Inquest into police custody death starts today

An inquest into the death of a 25 year-old Terrace woman two years ago begins Monday. Alyssa Josephine Talina George, also known as Alyssa Oleksiuk, died after going into medical distress while in Terrace RCMP custody.. The BC Coroners Service says officers found George in a holding cell suffering medical distress September 4th, 2013, approximately 14 hours after she was ... Read More »

Kitimat boil water advisory lifted

The District of Kitimat has lifted a boil water advisory. Officials say two consecutive test results from municipal water samples confirmed no total coliform or E.coli contamination. The advisory was issued Sunday, October 11th after a deluge of rain caused extremely high levels on the Kitimat River and increased turbidity in the community water supply. The district increased chlorination levels ... Read More »

Lana Derrick vigil held where she was last seen

A well-attended vigil was held on Saturday night to mark 20 years since 19 year old Lana Derrick went missing. She was last seen October 7, 1995 at a Petro-Canada gas station just east of Terrace on Highway 16, which is also known as the Highway of Tears for the many women and girls who have become victims of violence along ... Read More »

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