Local News

5/23/2018

Water Quality Advisory Continues in Kitimat

A community water-quality advisory remains in effect for the District of Kitimat. The advisory was issued in conjunction with Northern Health on May 7th, due to high turbity in the Kitimat River -- and the district says it's been conducting bacteriological testing to make sure it's safe. The district says ... Read more
5/23/2018

Evacuation Alert Lifted For Ebenezer Flats as Flood Threat Eases

The Bulkley Nechako Regional District has rescinded its Evacuation Alert for Ebenezer Flats near Smithers, while the River Forecast Centre has downgraded the Flood Warning for the Bulkley River to a Flood WATCH. There's also a Flood Watch for the Nautley River, including tributaries and lake levels around Burns Lake, ... Read more
5/22/2018

Minister of State for Child Care Visits the Northwest

The provincial Minister of State for Child Care is touring the Northwest looking to better understand the needs of child care in the north. Katrina Chen spent Tuesday holding roundtables and visiting childcare facilities in Prince Rupert. Chen feels it's important to explore both urban and rural communities. "We have ... Read more
5/22/2018

Smithers Launches New Emergency Notification System

The town of Smithers has launched a new Emergency Notification System -- and the Mayor is urging all residents to sign up. Taylor Bachrach says the system will allow the town to notify as many Smithers residents as possible in the event of a major emergency, such as flooding and ... Read more
5/22/2018

Flood Warning Downgraded to Flood Watch For Bulkley -- but Threat Not Over Yet

  The threat of spring flooding in the Bulkley Valley is by no means over -- but it's eased a bit thanks to a few days of cooler weather. Today, the River Forecast Centre has downgraded the Flood Warning to a Flood Watch for the Bulkley River and its tributaries ... Read more