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Moricetown Signs Pipeline Benefit Deals

It's been the subject of divisive debate in the community, but the Moricetown Band has now agreed to deals with the province covering two natural gas pipeline projects. The benefit agreements announced late this afternoon (Friday) involve TransCanada's proposed Coastal GasLink and the Pacific Trail Pipeline, both designed to supply ... Read more

Possible Cougar Sighting in Kitimat

RCMP are advising Kitimat residents to be cautious when out walking, after a possible cougar sighting. Police say an off-duty member spotted what appeared to be a cougar in the middle of Lahakas Boulevard Thursday night around 9 o'clock. The conservation officer service has been notified. Police are telling pedestrians ... Read more

Fishermen's Union Backs Haida Herring Concerns

The Haida and Heiltsuk First Nations have support from the fishermen's union for stopping commercial herring fisheries around Haida Gwaii and the Central Coast. In an open letter, United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union President Kim Olsen is recommending all B.C. commercial fishermen not select either of those areas for ... Read more

Anxious Burns Lake Residents Leave with Mixed Emotions After Touring New Hospital

Anxious residents of Burns Lake were treated to a special grand opening tour of their new hospital "It's incredible. It's over the top, it's absolutely beautiful, “said Pat Gooding, a resident of the village. "I think it's really really great. It's very well needed," said Lorna Hannett, another village resident. ... Read more

Opening of New Lakes District Hospital Celebrated

Health Minister Terry Lake was among the dignitaries on hand, as an official opening was held today for the new Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre in Burns Lake. Lake noted happily that construction of the $55-million facility was completed months ahead of schedule and will support the health of ... Read more