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Self-government comes for northwest B.C. First Nation in proposed treaty

Self-government comes for northwest B.C. First Nation in proposed treaty

Terrace Jun 24, 2024 / 3:12 pm

A British Columbia First Nation has agreed to a draft treaty with the federal and provincial governments that would give it more than 38,000 hectares of land in...

Kelowna man working in Prince George woken by RCMP smoke bomb

Kelowna man working in Prince George woken by RCMP smoke bomb

Prince George Jun 18, 2024 / 4:32 pm

A Kelowna man is sharing the story of a rather unfriendly welcome to northern B.C. Chad Titterington says an RCMP smoke bomb was tossed through the window of...

Environment Canada issues rainfall warnings for parts of northeastern B.C.

Environment Canada issues rainfall warnings for parts of northeastern B.C.

Fort Nelson Jun 15, 2024 / 12:45 pm

Parts of northeastern British Columbia are under rainfall warnings as a narrow band of intense storms moves through the area. Environment Canada says about 40...

B.C. establishes largest provincial park in a decade to protect threatened caribou

B.C. establishes largest provincial park in a decade to protect threatened caribou

Chetwynd Jun 15, 2024 / 6:25 am

A scientist working on the recovery of the caribou population in northeastern British Columbia said Friday was "a landmark day" for the species, after...

Bystanders save classic '67 Chevy pickup from sudden engine fire

Bystanders save classic '67 Chevy pickup from sudden engine fire

Prince George Jun 14, 2024 / 7:32 am

Doug Olson got the surprise of his life a couple of months ago when he stopped at the Eastway ESSO gas station in his immaculately restored 1967 Chevy shortbox...

50-year-old tragedy: Remembering teens lost to the Willow River

50-year-old tragedy: Remembering teens lost to the Willow River

Prince George Jun 14, 2024 / 6:06 am

The Prince George Senior Secondary School’s 50th Reunion for the class of 1974 is taking place this weekend. But not all memories will be joyful ones for...

Wildfire that forced thousands from Fort Nelson, B.C., now listed as under control

Wildfire that forced thousands from Fort Nelson, B.C., now listed as under control

Fort Nelson Jun 10, 2024 / 11:07 am

The wildfire that forced 4,700 people to leave their homes in Fort Nelson, B.C., is now listed as under control. The BC Wildfire Service says in a social media...

Wheelman in drive-by shooting to remain in halfway house

Wheelman in drive-by shooting to remain in halfway house

Prince George Jun 5, 2024 / 3:48 pm

A man doing federal time for leading police on a wild chase following a bout of drive-by gunplay will have to wait awhile yet before knowing if he can serve the...

Reduction in volumes forces Fort Nelson, B.C. natural gas plant to suspend operations

Reduction in volumes forces Fort Nelson, B.C. natural gas plant to suspend operations

Fort Nelson Jun 5, 2024 / 3:15 pm

A company that operates a natural gas plant in Fort Nelson, B.C., is suspending operations because of a reduction in gas volumes, which also reduces the...

Northern B.C. Tourism Summit returns after five-year hiatus

Northern B.C. Tourism Summit returns after five-year hiatus

Prince George Jun 5, 2024 / 10:02 am

The Northern BC Tourism Summit is coming back this fall for the first time since 2019 and registration is now open. The Summit takes place Oct. 22-24, 2024 at...

B.C. First Nation prepares for potential school site excavation, signs protocol deal

B.C. First Nation prepares for potential school site excavation, signs protocol deal

Williams Lake Jun 3, 2024 / 5:28 pm

The Williams Lake First Nation is preparing for the potential excavation of the site of a former residential school where it believes human remains may be...

Hundreds of workers on strike at Gibraltar copper mine in British Columbia

Hundreds of workers on strike at Gibraltar copper mine in British Columbia

Prince George Jun 1, 2024 / 9:30 am

More than 500 workers are on strike at the Gibraltar copper mine in central British Columbia, about 200 kilometres south of Prince George. Unifor says its Local...

Quesnel mayor seeking court order to lift censure

Quesnel mayor seeking court order to lift censure

Quesnel May 31, 2024 / 4:38 pm

Quesnel Mayor Ron Paull has turned to the court to lift a censure imposed by fellow council members over his handling of a controversial book that questions...

Police in Prince George seeking suspect in weekend stabbing

Police in Prince George seeking suspect in weekend stabbing

Prince George May 31, 2024 / 11:06 am

Prince George RCMP are investigating a person of interest in a weekend stabbing. On Saturday, May 25, police were called to a parking lot in the 1400-block of...

Remains belong to woman, one of four people missing from Dawson Creek, B.C.: RCMP

Remains belong to woman, one of four people missing from Dawson Creek, B.C.: RCMP

Dawson Creek May 29, 2024 / 9:11 am

Police in northern British Columbia say human remains found along a river near the community of Dawson Creek this month belong to a woman who went missing...

RCMP seek new information in Madison Scott case

RCMP seek new information in Madison Scott case

Prince George May 28, 2024 / 4:13 pm

A year after the body of a missing Vanderhoof woman was found, the RCMP is reminding the public that the case is active and new information is welcome. Madison...

B.C. miners serve strike notice at Gibraltar copper pit in central Interior

B.C. miners serve strike notice at Gibraltar copper pit in central Interior

Williams Lake May 28, 2024 / 3:46 pm

A union representing 550 workers at a mine in British Columbia's central Interior says they're prepared to go on strike if a new contract is not reached...

B.C. flight turns around due to erratic passenger

B.C. flight turns around due to erratic passenger

Terrace May 28, 2024 / 1:16 pm

A WestJet flight was forced to return to Terrace, B.C. for an emergency landing Monday due to a disruptive passenger. Police say they were called at noon May 27...

Wildfire near Fort Nelson, B.C., is being held, as evacuation order ends

Wildfire near Fort Nelson, B.C., is being held, as evacuation order ends

Fort Nelson May 27, 2024 / 2:39 pm

The Parker Lake wildfire near Fort Nelson, B.C., is now classified as "being held" as residents start returning home, more than two weeks after the...

Evacuation orders in and around Fort Nelson, B.C., lift Monday morning: mayor

Evacuation orders in and around Fort Nelson, B.C., lift Monday morning: mayor

Fort Nelson May 26, 2024 / 4:45 pm

Residents of Fort Nelson, B.C. and the Fort Nelson First Nation will be able to return home as of 8 a.m. on Monday morning, weeks after wildfires forced...

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