Local News

2/27/2015

Prince Rupert 2015 Budget Report

Prince Rupert's Annual Budget report did not present a high level of concern for City Councillors. Even with a shortfall, the city's financial department is confident with its innovative ways to make up the loss.  The dreaded question of a city's budget report....will there be a tax increase for residents? ... Read more
2/27/2015

Municipal Workers In Kitimat Prepare for Strike Action -- Impacts Already Being Felt

Barring a last-minute deal, municipal workers in Kitimat will walk off the job just before noon tomorrow -- but the labour impasse with the District is already having an impact on the community. Leisure service facilities, such as the Sam Lindsay Pool, Tamitik Arena and the Kitimat Ice Arena closed their ... Read more
2/27/2015

Rainmakers Win Opening Game of Zone Basketball Tournament

The host Charles Hays Senior Rainmakers have drawn first blood, at the AAA Northwest Zone Senior Boys Basketball Championships taking place this weekend in Prince Rupert. The Rainmakers blitzed Terrace Caledonia Kermodes 84-35 in the opening game last night. Today, Caledonia will try again to get into the win column, ... Read more
2/27/2015

Cullen Hopes Ottawa Reverses Decision on Overnight Closures of Stewart-Hyder Border

    Skeena-Bulkley Valley M-P Nathan Cullen says he's hearing a lot complaints about the possibility of the border between Stewart and Hyder being closed overnight, beginning this spring.     The New Democrat says he intends to speak to Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney about making sure 24-hour service is maintained. ... Read more
2/27/2015

Cullen Blasts Harper For Failure To Act On Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Study

    Two federal cabinet ministers will be at today's roundtable meeting in Ottawa to discuss missing and murdered aboriginal women -- but Prime Minister Stephen Harper won't be there.      Harper has repeatedly rejected calls for a national inquiry into the nearly 12 hundred aboriginal women -- regularly pointing to the ... Read more