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BC coroner wants review of licensing program and deaths of young drivers

In a report released today, the coroners service is asking the province to review the deaths of 106 youth who were killed behind the wheel between 2004 and 2013. Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe says the Graduated Licensing Program has reduced young driver deaths since the program was introduced in 1998. But she says it’s time for a review to emphasize ... Read More »

New labour legislation will hold employers responsible for hurt workers

The province will introduce legislation that will hold employers legally responsible when their workers are seriously hurt or injured. Labour Minister Shirley Bond says the legislation stems from recommendations in a report into two separate sawmill explosions that killed four workers in northern BC in 2012. Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills were not charged, partly over the Crown’s concerns ... Read More »

Province announces Canada Games Week

The province has proclaimed February 13 to March 1 as Canada Games Week. The games begin on Friday in Prince George, and will see 2,400 athletes from across Canada compete in 19 sports over 18 days. Team BC’s contingent consists of 350 athletes, coaches and support staff. The Canada Winter Games is the largest sporting event in northern BC. It’s ... Read More »

NWCC and Student’s Union concerned about Adult Ed cuts

The Northwest Community College Student’s Union is worried about the impact of provincial cuts for Adult Basic Education. The BC government announced in December that it would stop funding the programs which provide high school courses at no charge. Student union Chair Steve Verblac says charging tuition for College and Career Prep courses at NWCC will put the college at ... Read More »

Senior’s housing survey later this year

A housing survey of Terrace seniors will be conducted later this year. Greg Steves of the province’s Housing Policy Branch, told Terrace council that the telephone survey will assess the needs of seniors in light of rising housing costs. The survey will focus on the northwest, but may expand to the entire province. Steves says the goal of the survey ... Read More »

Wet weather for Northwest could mean trouble

Just as Terrace and Kitimat residents are getting back to normal after a huge dump of snow, Environment Canada warned of more wild weather Wednesday. Freezing rain and snowfall warnings were issued for inland sections of the North Coast this morning, although the freezing rain warning has since been lifted. Meteorologist Jennifer Hay says added moisture could cause problems for ... Read More »

Crash near Prince Rupert

Emergency crews are on scene at a crash just outside of Prince Rupert. Witnesses say a container truck went over an embankment along Highway 16 near the turnoff to the Grassy Bay Petro Canada station shortly after 11:30. Reports from the scene indicate the driver appears shaken up, but not seriously injured. There is a detour in place, but expect ... Read More »

Survey to look for winter tick infested moose

The province’s Wildlife Health Program wants your help. The public is being asked to fill an online survey for the Moose Winter Tick Surveillance Program. The pilot project will determine the level of winter tick infestation among the province’s moose population. Winter ticks are parasites that feed off the moose’s blood. An infested moose can have tens of thousands of ... Read More »

CNC to digitally bring classes to remote communities

College of New Caledonia aims to deliver online courses to remote communities. Henry Reiser, president of CNC, says the college’s Digital Delivery Initiative will allow students in isolated communities to take classes remotely. A pilot roll out will start this fall with business courses offered between the campuses in Quesnel and Prince George. Full implementation of the program is expected ... Read More »

RCMP release teen in shooting death, recommend charges

Terrace RCMP have released a 16 year-old boy arrested in the shooting death of another teenager. Mounties say the boy has been released into the custody of his parents and must abide by a number of conditions. The boy was arrested after police were called to a Molitor Street home Monday night where they found a 15 year-old boy suffering ... Read More »

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