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Zimmer attends Mackenzie Matters Rally in support of softwood lumber

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Local MP Bob Zimmer was in Mackenzie on Thursday for the Mackenzie Matters Rally. The rally was to draw attention to the devastating effects the downturn in the forestry sector has had on the community. Zimmer says it was great to see close to 1,000 people come out to support the community of Mackenzie and make...

BC Hydro seeks approval for first rate decrease in decades: Ministry

VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Government says BC Hydro customers could see their bills go down for the first time in decades as part of a smaller than anticipated five-year rate hike if Hydro's application is approved by an independent regulator. The Energy Ministry says in a statement the Crown utility is applying to the B.C. Utilities Commission for approval...

Grande Prairie RCMP seek assistance in locating missing person

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating 25-year-old Kelly LaGlace. According to RCMP, LaGlace was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on August 19. LaGlace is described as: Female 5'5"/155lbs Brown hair Multiple tattoos on her arms Wearing black leggings and a red and grey sweater Police say there is a general concern...

Regional District to hold special board meeting on next steps for Caribou Recovery

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has announced that it will be holding a special board meeting on Friday, August 23. The main reason for the meeting is to receive a verbal report from Lorne Brownsey, and Blair Lekstrom, community liaison to Premier John Horgan, regarding the next steps of Caribou Conservation in the Peace Region. In April,...

Seniors in northern communities to receive increased community-based seniors’ services

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - Seniors living in Northern British Columbia will start to receive increased community-based seniors’ services. Through Northern Health, the Ministry of Health is funding $100,000 grants to an initial group of three organizations. According to Northern Health, this funding is part of a provincial initiative to help seniors maintain meaningful social connections through a series of community projects...

RCMP on scene at a residence in Chetwynd

CHETWYND, B.C. - RCMP are currently at the scene of a residence in Chetwynd. According to Cpl. Madonna Saunderson, there is currently an unfolding event with a heavy police presence at a residence in Chetwynd. Saunderson says there are very little details on this incident at this time but she can say that the RCMP were called to the residence at 1:43...

BC Teachers start mediated bargaining with Province

VICTORIA, B.C. - Eight days of mediated bargaining between the B.C. Teachers Federation and the Province began on Wednesday. According to the Vancouver Sun, Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring says there is no scenario in which teachers would undertake job action or a strike before school begins on September 3, even if mediation ends without a deal. The Teachers Federation, which...

Liberal MPs vote down motion to hear from Ethics Commissioner on Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin affair report

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - An emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee was held on Wednesday to exam Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin affair. According to Ethics Committee Chair, Local MP Bob Zimmer, the motion to hear from the Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, about his report on the affair was voted down by the Liberals. The only exception was...

Builders Code to offer Training Workshops in Northeast BC

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The Builders Code has announced that it is ramping up services for Northeastern British Columbia. As part of ramping up services in the Northeast, training workshops will be provided for site supervisors, forepersons, and union business managers on how to best deal with the perpetrators and targets of worksite bullying and harassment. The new training will explore...

Zimmer hopes to hear from Ethics Commissioner on Wednesday at Ethics Committee meeting

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Ethics Committee Chair, Local MP Bob Zimmer, has called an emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee for this Wednesday on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin affair. According to Zimmer, the meeting has been called under two motions, by Conservative and NDP MPs, to hear from the Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, about his report on...

Northern BC Murder Suspects recorded a video before their death

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Vancouver Star is reporting that Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod recorded a video before their death near Gillam Manitoba. In an article published Tuesday, the Star says 30 seconds of the video was shared with family members of the suspects.  The RCMP declined to comment on the existence of the video and said they would provide...

Large power outage in Fort Nelson

UPDATE - Power has been restored. FORT NELSON, B.C. - A large power outage is affecting most of Fort Nelson. According to B.C. Hydro, the outage is affecting 2,313 customers in the community and started at about 3:43 p.m.  The interruption covers most of the community, including the airport and industrial area as you enter the community. Crews are headed to the...

27th Annual Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair this weekend

HUDSON'S HOPE, B.C. - The 27th Annual Hudson's Hope Fall Fair is taking place this weekend. Lauren Schroeder, of the Hudson's Hope Fall Fair Society, says on Saturday morning, they will be accepting exhibit registrations and holding a free breakfast. According to Schroeder, the fair will be a day of family fun which will feature events such as live music, a...

Ethics Committee Chair Zimmer to hold emergency ethics meeting on Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin affair

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Ethics Committee Chair, local MP Bob Zimmer, will be holding an emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee this Wednesday on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's SNC-Lavalin affair. Both Conservative and NDP MPs have requested an urgent meeting in an attempt to hear directly from the federal ethics watchdog, Mario Dion, about his report on the...

BC Teachers to start mediated bargaining with Province this Wednesday

VICTORIA, B.C. - Eight days of mediated bargaining between the B.C. Teachers Federation and the Province is set to begin Wednesday. As reported by CBC News, on Wednesday, the Teachers Federation, which represents 43,000 teachers, will sit down for eight days of mediation with the B.C. Public School Employers' Association in an effort to determine a new collective agreement before...

Over 30 hours of searching, 4-year-old found safe and sound

MACKENZIE, B.C. - Search and Rescue crews from Prince George, the North and South Peace were called in to support the search that started Saturday for a missing 4-year-old in the Lions Lake area in Mackenzie. RCMP say George Hazard-Benoit has been found safe and sound after spending 30 plus hours in thick dense woods. According to RCMP, the boy was...

Liard River Hotsprings closed after heavy snow

MUNCHO LAKE, B.C. - The Liard River Hotspring Provincial Park is closed after heavy snow. A snowfall warning remains in place for Fort Nelson and the Muncho Lake regions.  The forecast is calling for up to 35 cm of snow before the storm moves out of the area Monday. According to a post on it's Facebook page, the campground and the...

Snowfall warning remains in place for Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. - A summer snowfall warning remains in place for Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake. Snow has been reported as far south as Sikanni Chief along Highway 97 between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John.  Drivebc.ca cameras show snow in Fort Nelson, Sikanni Chief and at Steamboat Mountain past Fort Nelson. The weather warning says a combination of unseasonably...

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