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Federal Conservatives release plan that would support BC’s Forestry Sector

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - As part of an election campaign, Bob Zimmer, Conservative incumbent for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, announced on Friday a plan that would see Federal support for British Columbia's ailing forestry sector. According to Zimmer, if a Conservative government is formed following the Federal Election, a plan will be implemented that would see Federal support go...

Unemployment rate in Northeast BC sees another increase during September

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Provincial unemployment data for the month of September has been released. The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. saw an increase last month of 0.7 percent, up to 6.2 percent when compared to August's rate of 5.5 percent. The estimated number of people working in Northeast B.C. for September is at 39,400, compared to August of...

October Land Sales brings in $2.37 million in leases

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Provincial Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources has released October's list on the accepted offers for the Crown Reserve Disposition of Petroleum and Natural Gas Rights Public Tender. During October, a total of $2.37 million was paid in tender bonuses for five leases, with a total of $2.39 million in sales. Aduro Resources Ltd. managed to...

ICBC reminds drivers to use caution on roads this Thanksgiving weekend

VICTORIA, B.C. - This weekend is Thanksgiving and ICBC is reminding British Columbians to use caution and keep safety in mind when travelling on the busy roads. According to ICBC, the Thanksgiving long weekend has historically been one of the more dangerous long weekends on B.C. roads with an average of 2,200 crashes, nearly 700 people injured and four killed. This...

Government should review Partnership Agreements following new data on caribou population, says Connolly

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - The Province of British Columbia released a report reviewing a five-year experiment of a wolf reduction program in an effort to restore caribou populations within the South Peace. In the report, it found that, due to the wolf reduction program, the caribou herds had increased by almost 50 percent from 166 individuals in 2016 to 247...

Caribou population up by almost 50 percent following five-year wolf cull in South Peace

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has released a report, by Wildlife Biologist Mike Bridger, reviewing a five-year experiment of a wolf reduction program in an effort to restore caribou populations within the South Peace. Between 2015 and 2019, the Province carried out an experimental wolf cull to restore the...

Grande Prairie RCMP seek assistance in locating missing youth

UPDATE - As of 3:40 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP advises that Jordyn MCCARTNEY has been located. She is safe and unharmed. RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating 14-year-old Jordyn McCartney. According to RCMP, McCartney was last seen in the...

Province seeking public feedback on how best to protect young workers in the workplace

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Province of British Columbia is seeking public feedback on how best to protect children and youth in the workplace. According to the Government, until recently, there have been few limits on conditions for young workers, allowing them to perform jobs in hazardous situations or environments. As a result, young workers are injured on the job every year,...

Grande Prairie RCMP looking for missing man

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating Bryan Shofner. The 48-year-old was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on September 28, 2019. Bryan is described as: 6'1/180lbs Bald There is a concern for Bryan's well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible. RCMP are asking for the public's assistance for any information...

BC Hydro and School District 60 students help to construct Essential Service House

HUDSON'S HOPE, B.C. - In partnership with B.C. Hydro, students from School District 60 helped construct a new B.C. Hydro Essential Service House. According to Hydro, the purpose of constructing the 1,375 square foot house is to attract and retain essential service personnel such as a doctor, nurse, fire chief, or other medical and emergency staff to Hudson's Hope. Students from...

Candidate Nominations for 2019 Federal Election closed, five candidates to run in PG-PR-NR

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Candidate Nominations for the 2019 Federal Election closed on September 30. According to Elections Canada, there are 2,146 candidates running in the election, across Canada's 338 electoral districts. Officially running in the 2019 Federal Election for Prince George - Peace River - Northern Rockies include: Incumbent Bob Zimmer from the Conservative Party Ron Vaillant representing...

Canadian Cancer Society launches new campaign to help ease financial burden for guests at Kordyban Lodge

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Canadian Cancer Society is launching a new campaign to help lighten the financial strain for patients that are seeking treatment at the Kordyban Lodge in Prince George. The Kordyban Lodge serves cancer patients of Northern B.C. and the new campaign 'Peace of Mind' aims to ease the financial burden associated with cancer treatment so...

BC COS reminds residents to secure attractants as bear hibernation begins

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - As we begin to enter the Fall season, bears are starting to prepare for hibernation and the B.C. Conservation Officer Services would like to remind British Columbians of bear safety tips. Since the bears are entering hibernation, Conservation Officer, Nicole Caithness, says the bears will be foraging for food 20 hours a day in order...

Roundtable Meetings scheduled this Fall for Electoral Area ‘D’

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Peace River Regional District Electoral Area ‘D’ Director, Leonard Hiebert, will be hosting a series of Roundtable Meetings this Fall. According to the Regional District, the Roundtable Meetings will give residents the opportunity to meet with their Area Director about the projects and issues that are important or on-going within the community. A total of five...

Man wanted on Canada-wide warrant could be in Dawson Creek

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - The RCMP is trying to find a wanted man from Kelowna that is believed to be in Dawson Creek. The RCMP is asking for the public's help to find 45-year-old Jeremiah James Miller from Kelowna. Miller is wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for suspension of statutory release. Police believe Miller is in the Dawson Creek area. Jeremiah...

Northern Health making changes at Chetwynd Primary Care Clinic to ensure efficiencies

CHETWYND, B.C. - Northern Health has announced that the Chetwynd Primary Care Clinic, in collaboration with local physicians, is making changes to ensure efficiencies of clinic resources and appointment availabilities. In a release, Northern Health says they are actively working to recruit new primary care providers, including physicians and a nurse practitioner, to Chetwynd. According to Northern Health, following two recent...

Province to provide funding for urban deer management projects

VICTORIA, B.C. - To help fund urban deer management projects, the Government of British Columbia is providing up to $100,000 in funding. According to the Government, local governments and First Nations communities involved in operational or research projects for urban deer population control can submit a funding application on or before October 30, 2019. Proposals submitted after this date will not be considered. The Province says...

Grande Prairie RCMP seek assistance in locating missing youth

UPDATE - As of October 8, Grande Prairie RCMP advises that Mary ESTELLE has been located. She is safe and unharmed. RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating 16-year-old Mary Estelle. According to RCMP, Estelle was last seen in Clairmont,...

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