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Terrace homeless count reveals more people on the street

It appears Terrace is still struggling when it comes to helping the homeless. The community’s second annual homeless count took place last week and the numbers are up. Mike Watson with the Terrace and District Community Services Society identified 74 homeless people this year compared to 64 last year. Watson says 8 people did not want to fill out the ... Read More »

Wind warning for North Coast

North Coast residents can expect some windy conditions over the next day or so. Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for coastal and inland sections of the region. Forecasters expect a low pressure centre over the Pacific to intensify rapidly as it approaches Haida Gwaii tonight. Moderate northeast winds will shift abruptly to very strong south winds Tuesday morning ... Read More »

Missing woman located

Prince Rupert RCMP says a woman reported missing has been found. Mounties issued a news release Friday seeking assistance locating 48 year-old Loretta Collins. Investigators say Collins was found later that day. RCMP thanks the public for assistance with the case. Read More »

Province to provide skills-training funding for First Nations

The province is boosting funding for Aboriginal skills training. Up to $30 million over the next three years will go into new Aboriginal skill-training projects and partnerships. The funding will focus mainly on Aboriginal communities that can benefit from LNG development, with hopes of adding 15,000 more Aboriginal workers to the province’s workforce within 10 years. John Rustad, Minister of ... Read More »

RCMP asking for help – suspicious fires near Hudson’s Hope

A couple of suspicious fires around Hudson’s Hope have police asking for witnesses. Early Tuesday morning at 5:30am, a jogger came across a small grass fire near Canyon Drive and called the fire department. Approximately 400 metres from the small bush fire, the same person discovered a plastic jug with gasoline soaked paper inside that was on fire. Yesterday at ... Read More »

CNC Board of Governors adopt proposed budget

The College of New Caledonia’s Board of Governors has voted in favour of adopting the proposed 2015-2016 budget. The board says the budget will address a potential deficit. The budget will result in the suspension of the current intakes for the Dental Assistant and Dental Hygiene programs, though it the college says this will only be temporary. The college hopes ... Read More »

Cariboo Fire Centre bans category 3 open burnings

Starting Monday, Category 3 open burnings are prohibited throughout the the Cariboo Fire Centre. This is to prevent human-caused wildfires. Specifically, the order prohibits fires that burn: material concurrently in three or more piles, each not exceeding two metres in height and three metres in width material in one or more piles, each exceeding two metres in height or three ... Read More »

Cullen calls border closure idiotic and irresponsible

The tiny border crossing between Stewart BC and Hyder Alaska was brought up once again in Parliament today. Nathan Cullen, NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley lambasted the Tories for closing the crossing for 8 hours a day, calling it an idiotic and irresponsible decision. Cullen added that if the NDP were in power, the border crossing would stay open all ... Read More »

Search for missing man off Haida Gwaii suspended

The search for a missing man off the coast of Haida Gwaii has been suspended. Brent Hendren was reported as possibly missing on Tuesday morning by a friend. Hendren lives on Kumdis Island between the communities of Masset and Port Clements. Investigators say he borrowed a small rowboat over the past week to travel between his home and the two ... Read More »

RCMP trying to find missing Prince Rupert woman

Prince Rupert RCMP is trying to find a missing woman. Investigators say 48 year-old Loretta Collins was reported missing Friday morning. Constable Matt Ericson says Collins was last seen near Maverick Foods in the 1300 block of 11th Avenue East shortly before 10:00 Thursday night. Collins is described as 5’5” tall with a slim build, weighing 140 pounds with medium ... Read More »

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