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Jim Ciccone Memorial Rainmakers Alumni Basketball Tournament This Weekend

It's old against new again at the Charles Hays Gymnasium in Prince Rupert this weekend, as the Rainmakers host their annual Jim Ciccone Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament. Squads from the early days of the Rainmakers, when they still played at the old Prince Rupert Secondary School, plus the current edition ... Read more

Metlakatla, Pacific NorthWest LNG Sign Impact Benefit Agreement Term Sheet

Metlakatla Chief Councillor Harold Leighton (pictured at right) says a term sheet signed with Pacific NorthWest LNG will improve the social and economic conditions of his people. The two parties announced they'd worked out an Impact Benefit Agreement for the proposed export terminal on Lelu Island at Port Edward, following intense ... Read more

More Canadian Anger Over "Buy America" Policy at Alaska's Prince Rupert Ferry Dock

    The US's "Buy America" policy -- and how it applies to a ferry terminal upgrade at Prince Rupert -- continues to generate anger among Canadian officials.     The latest to wade into the dispute is Canada's ambassador to the US -- Gary Doer -- who says it's unacceptable that ... Read more

Resident Hunters Furious Over Proposed Allocation Changes

Resident hunters in BC are up-in-arms over proposed changes to hunting allocations, which would dramatically reduce their access to wild game. Natural Resources Minister Steve Thomson has proposed doubling the 20 per cent share which currently goes to BC's professional guides and outfitters, who cater largely to foreign hunters.    That ... Read more

Woodside Boss Says Apache Deal Means It Must Consider Future of Grassy Point Proposal

The CEO of Australia's Woodside Petroleum says his company's purchase of a share of the Kitimat LNG project means they'll have to decide what to do about a project Woodside is also considering near Prince Rupert. The company announced this week it had agreed to buy Apache Corporation's 50-per-cent stake ... Read more