Local News

7/22/2016

Sockeye Salmon Fishery

Over the past two weeks there's been much anticipation surrounding a fishery for Skeena River sockeye salmon… after it was announced, North coast fishermen were able to drop their nets. "We've had two fisheries and both of them have been very, very poor," said Fisherman Union Rep Joy Thorkelson. ... Read more
7/22/2016

Austin Awarded $75,000 in Defamation Suit

A partial win in the courts for Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin. Austin was awarded $75,000, after BC Supreme Court Justice Robert Punnett ruled he was defamed by Terrace resident Jim Lynch at an all-candidates forum at the Pentacostal Church in April 2013. Lynch used the forum to accuse Austin of ... Read more
7/22/2016

Province Announces Funding Prince Rupert Airport Infrastructure Project

Transportation Minister Todd Stone has announced a $300,000 contribution to an infrastructure project at Prince Rupert's Digby Island Airport. The Prince Rupert Airport Authority wants to replace the airport maintenance building's existing roof and insulation with a system that ties into the rainwater harvesting and treatment plant at the facility. ... Read more
7/21/2016

Retired Kitimat Firefighter Half Way Through Fundraising Bike Trek Across Canada

A retired Kitimat firefighter and paramedic is now pedalling through Ontario, as he's roughly halfway through his cross-Canada bike journey to raise money for burn victims. Mark Zielinski began his odyssey on June 1st in Kitimat -- hoping to raise 20-thousand dollars for the  B-C Professional Firefighters' Burn Fund. He ... Read more
7/21/2016

New Overpass planned for Mile 28

It's the last level train crossing on Highway 16, at least in this province. Now the BC Government plans to replace the Mile 28 intersection with an overpass, realigning the stretch between Terrace and Prince Rupert. The 37 million dollar project will begin construction next year, targeting completion in 2019. ... Read more