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Kitimat workers favour strike, but notice not served

District of Kitimat workers represented by Unifor have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action, although strike notice has not been served. 95 percent of the employees voted for strike action during a vote conducted Thursday night and Friday morning Unifor Local 2300 Business Agent Martin McIlwrath says the union will now wait to find out what happens at an ... Read More »

Haida Gwaii hospital starting to take shape

The new Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii Hospital Project is starting to take shape. Northern Health says the steel structure is in place for the front of the $50 million facility. Once the structure is in place, work to finish the building envelope, including the roof and exterior, will continue. Work on the inside of the hospital and health centre will proceed ... Read More »

Prince George woman missing in Alberta

RCMP are asking for help finding a missing Prince George woman in Alberta. Investigators say 27 year-old Candace Turner-Almightyvoice was last seen in Grande Prairie Friday February 6, 2015. Police say Turner-Almightyvoice’s family members are concerned for her safety. She’s described as aboriginal, approximately 5’2” tall, 130 lbs, with short, black hair, and dark brown eyes. RCMP say Turner-Almightyvoice is ... Read More »

MLA’s support the Moose Hide Campaign

BC MLA’s are supporting the Moose Hide Campaign, which stands against violence faced by Aboriginal women. The campaign was created by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres to encourage men to stand up against violence and abuse affecting women and children. Participants wear a small moose hide patch as a symbol of their pledge to protect, honour and respect ... Read More »

BC gets top marks for health performance

The Conference Board of Canada has given BC top marks for health performance. BC ranks first in Canada and places third behind Switzerland and Sweden internationally. The province got A’s in 4 of 11 indicators, and has one of the world’s highest life expectancy’s at 82.2 years. Six health indicators got a B grade, while the province’s lowest grade is ... Read More »

Study says high seas fishing should stop

A new study co-authored by Simon Fraser University professor Isabelle Cote says high seas fishing should be stopped. The study estimates the amount of fish caught in international high seas, versus the 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) that maritime countries claim resource rights. It found that closing the high seas to fishing would have a minimal economic impact, ... Read More »

Quesnel gas thefts

The RCMP in Quesnel are warning people of a string of gas thefts from vehicles. The police responded to 6 thefts and attempted thefts in the last 3 days. All the thefts took place at night time. Police are particularly concerned that the thieves are using drills to access the gas tanks. This leads to spilled gas on the ground ... Read More »

Coastal First Nations says Eagle Spirit still a no-go

In reaction to this week’s Eagle Spirit announcement, Coastal First Nations says opposition to oil exports off the coast of BC remains as strong, if not stronger, than it’s ever been Art Sterritt, Executive Director of the alliance which represents First Nations on the North and Central Coast, calls the Calgary news conference misleading. Sterritt says he’s spoken with a ... Read More »

Eagle Spirit Energy says pipeline support growing

The proponent of a First Nations-backed oil pipeline proposal says support for the project is growing. Eagle Spirit Energy Chairman and President Calvin Helin held a news conference in Calgary this week alongside a number of BC First Nations leaders. Helin announced that Chief Dan George of the Burns Lake Band, Stellat’en Nation Chief Archie Patrick, Head Chief Art Mathews ... Read More »

Lheidli T’enneh Pavilion opens to the public tomorrow

The Lheidli T’enneh’s Canada Winter Games Pavilion opens to the public tomorrow in Prince George. The pavilion’s main stage will have traditional and cultural performances, and facilitated workshops. The reception hall inside the pavilion will showcase a variety of cultural performances; including singing, drumming, dancing, jigging and other art forms. Not all the shows will be traditional; performances will also ... Read More »

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