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Grande Prairie RCMP search for missing two year-old

UPDATE as of 11:30 p.m. July 7 - RCMP continue to assist in the search for a two year old boy who went missing near the Wapiti River at the Canfor Bridge during the evening of July 6, 2018. The search continued throughout the day on July 7, 2018 and included boats, all-terrain vehicles and a helicopter in addition to people searching...

RCMP investigating attempted abduction of construction flagger

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The RCMP are looking for the public's help after two people allegedly tried to abduct a flagger working on Highway 29. On August 4, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., the RCMP were called about the attempted abduction.  The RCMP say a dark blue van with silver striping approached a road flagger on Highway 29 near the...

Landslide buckles Old Fort Road leaving residents trapped

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UPDATES - BELOW ARE LINKS TO THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE SLIDE For more on the evacuation order, click here. B.C. Hydro says the slide isn’t related to construction at the Site C Dam, click here for more. For more on the opening of the emergency operations centre, click here. To see more photos and video of the slide, click here. ORIGINAL STORY FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Residents...

RCMP looking for two people after Dease Lake Homicide

DEASE LAKE, B.C. - The RCMP continue to investigate a second suspicious death in Northern B.C. and are asking the public to remain vigilant and take general safety precautions. On Friday, July 19, 2019, the Dease Lake RCMP responded to a vehicle fire south of the Stikine River Bridge on Highway 37. While investigating the fire, the RCMP were notified...

Two people found dead south of Liard River Hotsprings

FORT NELSON, B.C. - The Northern Rockies RCMP and North District Major Crime Unit are investigating the suspicious death of two people south of the Liard Hot Springs. On Monday, July 15, 2019, at approximately 7:19 a.m. Northern Rockies front line officers were called to an area on the highway approximately 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs. Upon attendance, police...

Large well site fire causes evacuation Sunday morning near Pouce Coupe

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - The Dawson Creek Fire Department, Pouce Coupe Fire Department and the RCMP all responded to a large-scale fire at an Encana well site located south of Pouce Coupe. The call came into the RCMP at approximately 1:40 a.m. Sunday, March 18.  According to the RCMP, all the employees of the site were evacuated, and no injuries...

RCMP advising against traveling on Alberta Highways

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Alberta RCMP are advising motorists to re-consider their travel plans in Northern and Central Alberta. Heavy snow that started in B.C. is now covering northern parts of both provinces.  Many highways in Northern Alberta are listed as snow covered with blowing snow. For updates on roads in Alberta, visit 511.alberta.ca.  For highway conditions in B.C., visit www.drivebc.ca S/Sgt. Rodney...

Missing person believed to have been swept away in Peace River near Hudson’s Hope

HUDSON'S HOPE, B.C. - Emergency crews are searching for a missing man after he was swept away by the strong current of the Peace River. On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the Hudson's Hope RCMP were called to a location near the Peace Canyon Bridge after reports that a male had fallen into the river.  The Hudson's Hope RCMP immediately started...

Bodies of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky found near Gillam

GILLAM, M.B. - The bodies of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky have been found near Gillam Manitoba. At a press conference on Wednesday, the RCMP made the announcement that their bodies were found near Gillam. At 10 a.m. on August 7, the two bodies were found 1 km from where items were found on the Nelson River and the RCMP are...

Accident on Hwy 97 leads to fatality

UPDATE #3 - As of 6 a.m. Friday, the Highway is open to single lane alternating traffic. UPDATE #2 - As of 10pm Thursday, the Alaska Highway is open to single lane traffic. UPDATE - Drivebc.ca says the road will be closed until at least 10 p.m. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – There has been an accident between a Pick-up truck and a...

Friends collecting donations for both families affected by fatal crash on the Alaska Highway

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Friends of the two families that lost children in the collision Sunday night are collecting donations to help with funeral costs and the medical costs for the one child taken to Vancouver Children's Hospital. Police were called out a report of a collision on Highway 97 at Orrin Powell Road at around 5:20 p.m. Sunday. ...

Father believes Northern BC murder suspects will go out “in a blaze of glory”

MILL BAY, B.C. - CTV News is reporting that Bryer Schmegelsky father believes he is now on a suicide mission. Alan Schmegelsk, told CTV News, “He's on a suicide mission. He wants his pain to end,” he said, breaking down into tears. “Basically, he's going to be dead today or tomorrow. I know that. Rest in peace, Bryer. I love...

Two youth killed in t-bone crash north of Kiskatinaw River Bridge

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Two youth are dead and a third had to be airlifted to an Alberta hospital after two vehicles collided Sunday evening on the Alaska Highway just north of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge. According to Corporal Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP, police were called out a report of a collision on Highway 97 at Orrin Powell...

Severe thunderstorm causes flooding in Beaverlodge

UPDATE as of 6 p.m. - Highway 43 is reopened for travel following a diversion while Beaverlodge, Hythe and Wembley Fire Departments worked together with RCMP to clear the flooded area. UPDATE as of 4:40 p.m. - Motorists will be detoured onto Highway 722 to get around Beaverlodge.  The RCMP is working with the fire department and other agencies to remedy...

Carbon tax increasing Sunday and other things that will cost you more starting April 1

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation are reminding motorists in B.C. to fill up their vehicles today, as the B.C. Carbon tax increases April 1. The B.C. Carbon Tax will increase from $30 to $35 per ton on Sunday, April 1, 2018.  That means the price of fuel will increase by 1.11 cents per litre, bringing the total carbon...

RCMP find items related to Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky along the Nelson River

GILLAM, M.B. - The RCMP have found items along the Nelson River that are directly connected to Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. On August 3, 2019, RCMP located several items on the shoreline, approximately 9 km from where the burnt vehicle was located. RCMP have confirmed that these items are directly linked to the suspects. That same day, a damaged...

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake felt throughout the B.C. Peace

UPDATE - Natural Resources Canada Seismologist John Cassidy says the cause is under investigation.  "There have been alot of induced earthquakes in the area, along with natural quakes.  The Oil and Gas Commission has been notified and will investigate. They will be looking into the depth of the quake and recent activity in the area.  It could take a...

Critically ill Fort St. John resident in Vancouver, Gofundme account set up to help

Correction to the story; Eric Stutzman is not the sole provider for the family, his wife Jenna Stutzman is employed. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Return It - Manager, Eric Stutzman has been diagnosed as critically ill, and a Gofundme account has been set up to help cover medical expenses. As his battle has been complicated by influenza, pneumonia and a bacterial infection,...

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