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Kitimat plebiscite results to be sent to Feds

The results of Kitimat's plebiscite on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project will be sent to the federal government. At a special meeting Monday night, Kitimat councillors moved to send the results to the feds in hope they will be 'seriously considered' in the final decision on the pipeline, which is ... Read more

No Charges Announced In Lakleland Mills Explosion

The BC Criminal Justice Branch announced Monday there will be no charges laid in the Lakeland Mills explosion that claimed two lives and injured 22 others in Prince George. The branch said that based on the evidence available, there is no substantial likelihood of conviction for any of the regulatory offenses ... Read more

Telkwa Council Cuts Ribbon On Village's Bioenergy Heating System

Telkwa Council held the official ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday for the village's new bioenergy heating system.  The wood-fired bio-energy system powered mostly by beetle-killed trees powers the village office, five homes, the Telkwa Elementary School and the local pub.  Mayor Carman Graf said the system has been running for a ... Read more

Kitimat votes "NO' in Northern Gateway plebiscite

Kitimat voted, and Kitimat said no. Saturday's plebiscite on Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project saw almost 60% of voters against the highly controversial pipeline and its 209 Joint Review Panel conditions. A total of just over 3,000 voters turned out to the polls, with 1,793 voting NO and 1,278 voting YES.   ... Read more

Enbridge releases plebiscite radio and print budget

On the eve of Kitimat's plebiscite vote, Enbridge has released part of its campaign budget. The company confirmed it spent about $6,500 on print ads and $3,100 on radio advertisements,  reaching a total of $9,600. However, that number doesn't include staffing costs or promotional materials like handouts. To compare, project ... Read more