Local News

8/23/2016

Council Passes Zoning Amendment

Prince Rupert City Councillors have approved a zoning amendment bylaw to regulate a minimum one-kilometer distance between liquor retail sales establishments. During the public hearing on the bylaw at last night’s Council Meeting, the City planner presented a report on the proposed bylaw for public comment, and a representative from ... Read more
8/23/2016

Zimmerman Hoping To Represent NDP in Skeena in 2017 BC Election

A former newspaper reporter is hoping to carry the NDP banner in the Skeena riding, in next spring's provincial election. Sarah Zimmerman, who's currently on mat-leave from her public relations job at Northwest Community College, has announced she plans to vie for the party's nomination, which will become vacant when current ... Read more
8/23/2016

Smithers Lifts Campfire, Open Burning Bans

The town of Smithers has lifted its ban on campfires and open burning, as of 9am today (Tuesday). The town was following the lead of the BC Wildfire Service, which rescinded its own prohibitions of campfires and Category Three open burning yesterday (Monday) afternoon. The bans were issued last Friday, due ... Read more
8/22/2016

Weekend Rain Did the Trick -- Campfire Bans Rescinded in Northwest

The weekend rain did the trick. The Northwest Fire Centre says the forest fire hazard, which had been high-to-extreme for much of the region, has falled to between low-and-moderate. Fire information officer Haley Williams says that means at least some of the fire restrictions that had been imposed heading into ... Read more
8/22/2016

Royal Visit Planned for Haida Gwaii, Bella Bella

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge -- and perhaps their two children -- are coming to Haida Gwaii and the Central Coast. Prince William and his wife Kate will kick off a week-long visit to BC and the Yukon on September 24th by visiting Bella Bella and the Great Bear ... Read more