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Burns Lake RCMP investigating triple homicide

The Burns Lake RCMP are investigating a triple homicide. At 8:25am this morning, the Burns Lake RCMP attended at residence in the 200 block of 5th Ave in Burns Lake after receiving a report of potential foul play. Upon entering the residence, officers found the bodies of two men and one woman. The identities of the three victims are not ... Read More »

NDP accuses Liberals of failing First Nations along Highway 16

Safe transportation along the Highway of Tears was once again front and centre in the BC Legislature today. NDP Skeena MLA Robin Austin says documents it has obtained show that the BC government’s consultation with communities along the Highway 16 corridor left out those most in need of safe transportation. Transportation Minister Todd Stone says the government continues to engage ... Read More »

BC Hydro power outage update

BC Hydro crews are busy restoring power across the north as strong winds are expected to continue until after noon. Power is still out for a couple hundred in the Terrace and outlying areas, 190 in Prince Rupert, 250 in Smithers and outlying areas, 1,500 in Burns Lake, all 2,400 in Fort St, James, 650 in Vanderhoof, and 1,400 Prince ... Read More »

RCMP investigating “major incident” in Burns Lake

North District RCMP confirms that police are investigating what police are calling a “major incident” in Burns Lake. Few details are available, but officers from the Major Crime Unit and the BC Coroners Service have attended an area in the village for an incident that took place sometime yesterday. Burns Lake Mayor Luke Strimbold took to social media last night ... Read More »

Prince Rupert letter scam

RCMP is advising North Coast residents about a scam that has recently surfaced. Investigators say a Prince Rupert resident received a letter claiming that a possible relative had passed away in Portugal and that a lawyer was trying to disperse a bank account with $2.4 million in it. The resident in question didn’t have any relatives in Portugal and contacted ... Read More »

Williams Lake drug seizure

What started out as an assault complaint turned into a drug case for Williams Lake RCMP. Mounties were called to a Mackenzie Avenue home last Thursday night and got a search warrant for the address as part of the investigation. Police seized 18 grams of cocaine, 55 grams of marijuana, 9 tabs of LSD, 500 grams of magic mushrooms, and ... Read More »

Thousands without power across northern BC

Thousands of people are without power across northern B.C after an overnight storm. BC Hydro says over 5400 customers were in the dark in Prince Rupert, Burns Lake, Bella Coola, Kitimat, Terrace, and Smithers as of 7:30 Tuesday morning. Hydro reports that many of the outages are under investigation or due to downed trees across wires. Environment Canada says very ... Read More »

Lheidli T’enneh First Nation now has fire protection

A First Nation in the Prince George area now has at least partial fire protection coverage after an historic agreement was signed this morning. The five-year agreement between the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George covers 17 structures on the First Nation’s south side. The deal – about 20 years in the making – is ... Read More »

Province turns down funding request from NW BC Resource Benefits Alliance

The province has denied a request for funding by the Northwest British Columbia Resource Benefits Alliance. The group is made up of various municipal governments in the northwest region of the province. A request was made to the province asking for just over a million dollars to fund Alliance undertakings for the next two fiscal years. Those funds would have ... Read More »

Marine partnership between coastal First Nations and Province

British Columbia First Nations and the provincial government have signed a marine-use plan covering a large section of the coast, including Haida Gwaii, northern Vancouver Island and the North and Central coasts. The Marine Planning Partnership deal between the government and 18 First Nations includes plans to guide marine uses and protect ocean health. The two sides have been working ... Read More »

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