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Historic revenue-sharing agreement between First Nations and the Province

VICTORIA, B.C. - Through a historic revenue-sharing agreement between the Province and the First Nations Leadership Council, First Nations in B.C. will have a long-term source of funding to invest in their communities as part of Budget 2019.Approximately $3 billion over 25 years will be shared with B.C. First Nations, starting in April 2019. Every First Nation community in B.C....

U.S. based Devon Energy says it intends to exit Canadian oilsands sector

CALGARY, A.B. - Another foreign oil company says it's getting out of the Canadian oilsands.Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. says it will pursue the ``separation'' of its Canadian assets from its core business, a move that could include an outright sale or creation of a new company to own and operate them.Devon owns the Jackfish steam-driven oilsands complex, with...

NDP candidates push for stronger climate action as Singh supports LNG Canada

BURNABY, B.C. - Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is facing calls from within the party for a stronger stance on climate change as he defends his support of the $40-billion LNG Canada project in northern British Columbia.Svend Robinson, the New Democrat candidate in Burnaby North-Seymour in the general election, opposes any new oil and gas infrastructure. Julia Sanchez, running...

Pipelines, UN, immigration feature as protest convoy reaches Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, O.N. - A convoy of Canadians fed up with the Liberal government rolled into Ottawa Tuesday with demands as varied as their vehicles.The United We Roll convoy began in Red Deer, Alta., on Valentine's Day and made its way east over four days with stops for rallies along the way. After four days of cross-country driving, the convoy...

The 2019 Budget, designed to make life better by creating opportunities

VICTORIA, B.C. - The 2019 Budget has been created to work for all British Columbians by creating opportunities while maintaining a Budget surplus shares the BC government.The government shared the 2019 Budget will make life easier on people and they will balance the budget in all three years of the fiscal plan with surpluses of $274 million in 2019-20, $287...

NEB rejects call to expand scope of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion review

CALGARY, A.B. - The National Energy Board is rejecting a call made by an environmental group last month to greatly expand the scope of its reconsideration of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.Stand.earth filed a motion to the federal regulator on Jan. 21 demanding it add consideration of the project's upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions to its review of...

‘We take action:’ Alberta investing $3.7B to move oil by rail, leasing cars

EDMONTON, A.B. - The Alberta government says it's investing $3.7 billion to move the province's land-locked oil to market by rail.It says 4,400 leased railway cars will move up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day by 2020.Shipments are expected to begin as early as July.``Pipelines will always be the best, most efficient, most economical long-term solution,'' Notley told...

Bob Zimmer MP comments on the United We Roll Convoy

OTTAWA, ONT - The United We Roll Convoy has arrived at their final destination at Parliament Hill and Bob Zimmer was in attendance.The Convoy made up of workers and supporters of the oil and gas industry left from Red Deer, Alberta heading to Ottawa to express their concern for the industry.Bob Zimmer posted a video to his FB Page titled;...

Why collisions or incidents are not referred to as accidents

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John RCMP are clearing up the confusion as to why motor vehicle collisions are called "collisions" or "incidents" and not "accidents".According to the RCMP, an "accident" means something unfortunate has happened unexpectedly or unintentionally. The "accident" was waiting to happen and nothing could be done about it. RCMP say this is not...

Conversations for a cleaner, brighter future with CleanBC

VICTORIA, B.C. - A series of telephone town halls by George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, is about the Province's plan to create a cleaner, stronger and more prosperous B.C.The telephone town halls provide an opportunity to connect directly with Heyman to ask questions about CleanBC, give feedback and to learn more and comment on how the...

Pro pipeline protest convoy reaches Ottawa after rolling across country

OTTAWA, ONT - A convoy of angry Albertans and other westerners rolled up to Parliament Hill today to protest federal energy and environmental policies.Scores of people gathered in knee-deep snow on the Hill lawn in advance of morning speeches amid concerns the convoy has become a magnet for extremist, anti-immigrant elements.The United We Roll convoy began in Red Deer,...

Copper Wire Thefts in Dawson Creek

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in attempting to locate stolen property from an oil well site.On Thursday, February 7th, 2019, the Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of stolen property from multiple oil well sites near Tupper, BC.The company stated that the thefts would have occurred the week prior to the reporting date of February...

2019 Black History Gala Night

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Pan African Caribbean Association is celebrating Black History Month with a Gala Night, February 23rd, 2019.This evening will be a mixture of unique cultures which you can explore through African/Caribbean cuisine, a fashion show, and music.Saturday, February 23rd 5-9pm Mackenzie Ballroom Stonebridge Hotel 9223 100St Fort St JohnTickets: $40 for Adults (14 years and above) $20 for Kids (6-13...

United We Roll Convoy arrives in Ottawa

OTTAWA, O.N. - Hundreds of trucks and people have arrived in Ottawa to protest the federal government's policies on the oil industry.The main portion of the United We Roll Convoy set out from Red Deer, Alta., last Thursday and made stops in Regina, Dryden, Thunder Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie before mustering at Arnprior, Ont., just outside the capital.The...

Prince George man arrested in Grande Prairie

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - A wanted Okanagan man who was serving parole in Prince George, has been arrested in Alberta. On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, a Canada Wide Warrant for Being Unlawfully at Large was issued for 31-year-old Tal Kalum LaRiviere.  The arrest warrant was issued after LaRiviere failed to meet the conditions of his release by missing curfew at his designated...

Gun shots in Taylor leads to police pursuit

TAYLOR, B.C. - After a report of gunshots in Taylor, the Fort St. John RCMP were able to apprehend three suspects.On February 17, 2019, at 2:48 AM, the Fort St John RCMP Received a call from a Taylor resident who had been awakened by what they believed to be gunshots in the 9800 block of North Spruce Street in...

Canada Wide Warrant issued for man who could be headed to Northern B.C. or Alberta

UPDATE - On Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, a Canada Wide Warrant for Being Unlawfully at Large was issued for 31-year-old Tal Kalum LaRiviere.  The arrest warrant was issued after LaRiviere failed to meet the conditions of his release by missing curfew at his designated residence in Prince George, BC.PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The Prince George RCMP are looking for a man...

Pipeline protest convoy approaches Ottawa after rolling across country

OTTAWA, O.N. - Hundreds of trucks are expected to roll into Ottawa Tuesday to protest the federal government's policies on the oil industry.The main portion of the United We Roll Convoy set out from Red Deer, Alta., last Thursday and made stops in Regina, Dryden, Thunder Bay, and Sault Ste. Marie before mustering at Arnprior, Ont., just outside the...
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