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Smithers Airport Bear Won't Make Summer Trip To Grouse Mountain

It looks like the Smithers Regional Airport bear won't be taking a trip down south this summer. The Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife in North Vancouver recently asked council if they would loan the taxidermy bear to its facilities for their Summer of the Bear themed program. Council agreed ... Read more

BC Ferries Service Reductions Take Away from Haida Gwaii Students Sports and Clubs

With BC Ferries service reductions for North Coast routes now in place, Haida Gwaii School District students are finding it difficult to make the trip to participate in sports and extra curricular activities. Secretary Treasurer Angus Wilson says students on teams aren't able to make it to Prince Rupert with ... Read more

Teachers Job Action Means No Recess for Students

     With teachers taking job action tomorrow, most students in the Northwest will begin class 15 minutes later and will not have recess. Prince Rupert`s school district`s Superintendent Sandy Jones says even though in previous strike situations recess breaks weren't`t affected, it became to difficult for teachers, as some would ... Read more

NDP Tour Highway of Tears, Demanding Shuttle Service Along Route

A trio of B-C New Democrats stopped in Terrace today, as part a two-day journey to draw attention to their demand for safe public transportation along the infamous "Highway of Tears".  The stretch of Highway 16 between Prince Rupert and Prince George has become notorious due to the number of young women -- ... Read more

Regional District To Continue Funding Smithers Recycling Centre After MMBC Roll Out

The employees at the Smithers Recycling Centre can toss their layoff slips into the trash thanks to a recent decision by the Bulkley-Nechako Regional District.  The district's board of directors unanimously approve a motion by Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach to continue funding the centre after Multi-Materials BC rolls out its ... Read more