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Winter storm watches issued

It may have felt like an early spring was close at hand last week, but winter weather is back across the north. Environment Canada has issued winter storm watches for a number of northern BC communities. Forecasters say residents in Smithers, Burns Lake, inland sections of the North Coast, and the North Cariboo, including Quesnel should be on the lookout ... Read More »

Coroner identifies victim of January 23rd highway crash

The BC Coroners Service has identified the victim of a fatal northern BC highway crash last month. Officials say 53 year old Ewen Craig McDonald of Vernon was killed when his south-bound pickup collided with a semi along Highway 5 north of Blue River January 23rd. Road conditions at the time of the crash were poor with heavy slush. RCMP ... Read More »

Stewart issues boil water advisory

A BC north coast community has issued a boil water advisory to residents. The District of Stewart says that its water supply in certain areas is or is suspected of contamination. While the district has not revealed what may have contaminated the water, it says it may not be safe for human consumption. The local government is asking residents to ... Read More »

First Nations want BC to implement Mount Polley recommendations

BC First Nations want the provincial government to implement all recommendations made in the review of the Mount Polley tailings dam collapse. Representatives of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, BC First Nations Summit, and Xat’sull First Nation held a news conference Tuesday saying there’s a major need for an overhaul of mining policy in the province. Grand Chief Stewart ... Read More »

Highway 97 reopened after transport crash

Traffic is once again flowing along Highway 97 after a crash involving possible dangerous goods Monday. The transportation ministry says the road was fully reopened just before 9:30 p.m. RCMP and emergency crews shut down the highway after a transport truck overturned south of Prince George around 1:30 Corporal Craig Douglass with the Prince George RCMP says Highway 97 was ... Read More »

NWCC receives provincial trades training cash

Northwest Community College is getting money from the province to help trades students. Advanced education minister Andrew Wilkinson was at NWCC’s Terrace campus to make the $171,428 announcement Monday. NWCC will use the funds to buy updated equipment, including electrical training boards and a low-bed trailer for heavy mechanic students. The college’s Dean of Trades Brent Speidel says students need ... Read More »

First Nations to respond to Mt. Polley report

BC First Nations leaders will provide reaction to the Mount Polley investigative report Tuesday. Chief Bev Sellars of the Xat’sull First Nation along with members of the BC First Nations Summit and Union of BC Indian Chiefs will discuss the findings of the panel examining the breach of the mine tailings pond southeast of Quesnel. A report on the Mount ... Read More »

Tsilhqot’in Government meets with Tatla Lake residents

A BC First Nations leader in the Chilcotin says in order to move forward, people in the region need to understand each other and work together. It’s with that aim that the Vice Chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government Chief Roger William and others continued public meetings in Tatla Lake last Friday to discuss the details and implementation of the ... Read More »

Northern BC crash kills CVSE officer

The RCMP is investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Peace Officer near Valemount Sunday night. Police say the Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement officer was in a pickup when the vehicle collided with a commercial transport truck on Highway 5 near Jackman Flats shortly before 11:30 p.m. The CVSE officer died at the scene while the 56 year ... Read More »

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