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Nathan Cullen pledges to re-open Stewart-Hyder border crossing to 24 hours

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen pledges to re-open the border crossing between Stewart BC and Hyder Alaska to 24 hours a day. In a statement, Cullen says an NDP government would reverse the 2015 decision to close the border crossing overnight. He adds that the local economy, and public safety have been hurt by the overnight closure. The Galina Durant, ... Read More »

Letter of support for Unist’ot’en Camp issued

A letter of support for the Unist’ot’en camp has been sent to the provincial and federal governments, as well as the RCMP. The letter denounces what they fear is an impending large scale RCMP operation to arrest those at the Unist’ot’en camp. The camp was set up in 2009 to block further development of LNG pipelines. In 2015, the Unist’ot’ten ... Read More »

Horsefly River open to fishing again

Fishing is once again allowed on the Horsefly River in the Cariboo. The river was closed to fishing on July 13 due to high river temperatures, exceeding 18 degrees Celcius. But cooling temperatures has allowed the province to re-open the river to pre-existing catch and release angling regulations. Read More »

Prince George police want to take down prolific graffiti tagger

The Prince George RCMP are asking for the public’s help in catching a vandal. Since early 2014, the Prince George RCMP have recorded more than 1,200 images of graffiti, with at least 120 directly related to a person who goes by the tag “FAKS.” Police say the graffiti by “FAKS” has caused at least $100,000 worth of damage. Investigators are ... Read More »

Kitimat’s Ben Thorne gets bronze at World Championships

Ben Thorne had the race of life last week in Beijing. The second day of the IAAF World Championships saw the Kitimat native win a bronze medal in the 20km race walk. Not only did he get the bronze, he also broke the Canadian record. Thorne says he went into the race with low expectations, but by 15km in, he ... Read More »

MP Nathan Cullen blast Tories for not knowing their salmon, defends party leader over debates

MP Nathan Cullen has poured cold water on the conservative government’s announcement concerning salmon. The Prime Minister, while campaigning in BC last Friday, tried to net some support by announcing new funding to protect salmon habitat. But it’s been noted that the salmon used as a photo-op prop is an Atlantic salmon from England. Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says ... Read More »

Social media calls to demonstrate against mystery barge

A social media call has gone out for an on-the-water demonstration at Lelu Island, near Port Edward. The call to action says a barge with equipment is ready to begin drilling, but determining who the barge belongs to and what its plans are have been difficult. Lax Kw’alaams deputy mayor, Stan Dennis says he’s heard from his members about the ... Read More »

Japanese fishing boat to be re-united with former owner in Klemtu after 2011 tsunami sweeps it away

A small fishing boat drifted across the Pacific Ocean until it was found and claimed by Ernie Mason near Klemtu on the central coast in 2013. Tim McGrady of the Spirit Bear Lodge saw the boat, and thought it could be put to use for their bear viewing tours. A Japanese-Canadian guest of the lodge noticed the Japanese writing on ... Read More »

Prince George RCMP asking for help in suspicious death

Prince George Mounties are investigating a suspicious death. At approximately 8:40am on Sunday, a police officer located a deceased man near the end of Haldi Road in Prince George. Although the cause of death has yet to be determined, police are treating this investigation as a homicide. The Serious Crime and Forensic Identification Sections have been called in. The deceased ... Read More »

BC Ferries promo discounts for northern routes in October

BC Ferries has announced a promotional pricing discount for the fall. All northern routes will get a 50% discount for October. The discount only applies to foot passengers, and doesn’t include vehicles. Cameron Bell is with the Misty Isles Economic Development Society. He says any cut in prices is good for locals and tourists. But he adds that fare prices ... Read More »

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