Dr. Harry Swain knows more than most about the Site C dam. With a Ph.D. in economic geography and 22 years of federal civil service under his belt, Swain spent two years as chair of the federal-provincial joint review panel tasked with evaluating the environmental, economic, and First Nations impacts of the largest public works […]
Partway through a double major in political science and history, Casey Toews realized she really loves working with her hands. So, the 22-year-old left college in 2013 to become a carpenter, exchanging the theories of Aristotle for an apprenticeship in Fort Nelson. It hasn’t meant the end of her political interests though—Toews is one […]
Move could mean $100 million a year in new exports: Cattlemen’s Assoc. More than a decade after the fallout of mad cow disease, Mexico is lifting restrictions on Canadian beef imports. The news was announced June 28 during a visit by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to Ottawa, ending restrictions on Canadian cattle after a […]
The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is ordering BC Hydro and one of its Site C dam contractors to tighten up environmental procedures regarding oil leaks and the disposal of hazardous waste materials. In inspection visits in March and April 2016, Chris Parks, the office’s senior compliance and enforcement officer, observed oil leaks from equipment […]
Northern Lights College has received a one-time $75,000 provincial grant to support the success and increase enrolment of aboriginal students. Thirteen other post-secondary institutions in B.C. also received funds, part of a government plan to increase the number of credentials earned by aboriginal learners by 75 per cent within the next four years. This equals […]
The size and success of Fort St. John’s first Pride parade surprised many. The parade, held on June 25, attracted around 200 people, most of them dressed up in rainbows and sparkles. “I was a bit nervous about getting involved. Fort St. John gets a reputation for being a bit of a redneck community,” Heather […]
Deklan Franklin messes around on his scooter beside the hockey rink in the Pomeroy Sport Centre. He jumps and flips the scooter around from side to side before landing on it, gliding away on the smooth concourse floor. Franklin is a Grade 10 student at the Energetic Learning Campus who wants to see an indoor […]
At the RCMP North District awards Andrew Adams, a civilian, was recognized for his life-saving act of bravery when two young men fell into a deep crevasse under a deceiving pack of snow. Staff Sergeant Pat McTiernan reflected on his years with the RCMP, as he was awarded a 30 year medallion at the RCMP North District […]
In May 2016, Super Valu in Houston, B.C. announced they were shutting down. It’s the town’s only full grocery store, so residents will need to travel to Burns Lake or Smithers for groceries. I talked with some of them to find out what they think about it.
The federal government reinstated the long-form census in 2016, as promised during the election campaign in October 2015. When they made the announcement, I went to talk with people in Prince George, B.C. to find out what they thought about it.