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Unifor Local 2301 have confirmed with its members that they are absolutely on strike and will be withdrawing their services as of midnight tonight. (Rio Tinto)

Unifor Local 2301 confirms strike to commence as of midnight tonight: July 25

The union confirmed they are absolutely on strike and will be withdrawing services starting July 25

Unifor Local 2301 extended its strike notice until midnight on July 24. If no agreement is made, picketing will begin to take place on the road leading to the smelter cafeteria gate and the main smelter gate. (Rio Tinto)

Union extends collective agreement process for another 24 hours: Unifor Local 2301

The deadline extension will give the union an opportunity to satisfy the mandate given by membership

New building at the Cottonwood Park campsites to provide new access to power and storage for campers. (Willa Crowley photo)

District of Fort St. James gearing up to attract tourists

Five-year tourism plan discussed

  • Jul 22, 2021
New building at the Cottonwood Park campsites to provide new access to power and storage for campers. (Willa Crowley photo)
Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)

Unifor Local 2301 set to commence strike

The union has served a 72 hours strike notice, clearing the way for a work stoppage starting July 24

Unifor Local 2301 members have commenced a work stoppage starting July 24 at 12:01 a.m. (Rio Tinto photo)
Canfor’s Plateau mill west of Vanderhoof. (File photo)
Canfor’s Plateau mill west of Vanderhoof. (File photo)
Fort St. James fire chief Ryan McVey says they always carry a few stuffed animals on their fire trucks that they can hand out in situations such as house fires where children are involved. (Photo submitted)
Fort St. James fire chief Ryan McVey says they always carry a few stuffed animals on their fire trucks that they can hand out in situations such as house fires where children are involved. (Photo submitted)
A pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, forms in the sky as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Hydro keeping eye on large wildfire burning near transmission line

The Brenda Creek wildfire in Central Okanagan is still classified as out of control

A pyrocumulus cloud, also known as a fire cloud, forms in the sky as the Tremont Creek wildfire burns on the mountains above Ashcroft, B.C., on Friday, July 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Quesnel’s Pet Safe Coalition has been activated to help potential animal evacuees. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

City of Quesnel beginning to take regional evacuees in

“We are ready to go,” city recreation manager Richard Gauthier said

Quesnel’s Pet Safe Coalition has been activated to help potential animal evacuees. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The proposed Blackwater Gold Mine will be constructed and operated approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof. (Artemis Gold Inc photo)
The proposed Blackwater Gold Mine will be constructed and operated approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof. (Artemis Gold Inc photo)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Adeana Young was selected on July 12 to run as the Green Party candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley in the next federal election. (Submitted Photo/Green Party of Canada Skeena-Bulkley Valley EDA)

Greens choose Adeana Young as candidate for Skeena—Bulkley Valley

Young has served on the Old Massett village council and as a School District 50 trustee

Adeana Young was selected on July 12 to run as the Green Party candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley in the next federal election. (Submitted Photo/Green Party of Canada Skeena-Bulkley Valley EDA)
Camsell Lake Wildfire Evacuation Order Area issued at 8:30 p.m. on July 13, 2021. (Bulkley-Nechako Emergency Information/Facebook)

Camsell Lake area under evacuation order

Residents advised to leave the area immediately

Camsell Lake Wildfire Evacuation Order Area issued at 8:30 p.m. on July 13, 2021. (Bulkley-Nechako Emergency Information/Facebook)
Larry Walker Jr., a former Colorado Rockies player, will not attend all-star events in Denver this week after being “bit” by COVID-19. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)

COVID-19 keeps Larry Walker out of all-star festivities

B.C. baseball great will be inducted into Hall of Fame in September

Larry Walker Jr., a former Colorado Rockies player, will not attend all-star events in Denver this week after being “bit” by COVID-19. (National Baseball Hall of Fame)
A pride mural is going up on the side of a church in Prince George by Fort St. James artist Hannah Wingerter. (Photo submitted)

Pride mural at Prince George church to symbolize a safe space for everyone

Fort St. James artist helps paint mural

  • Jul 13, 2021
A pride mural is going up on the side of a church in Prince George by Fort St. James artist Hannah Wingerter. (Photo submitted)
Former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen is filing his final argument this week saying ICBC discriminates against rural drivers when it sets premium rates. (Contributed photo)

Campaign continues for ICBC rate fairness in rural areas

Former Telkwa mayor submits argument to provincial regulator

Former Telkwa mayor Darcy Repen is filing his final argument this week saying ICBC discriminates against rural drivers when it sets premium rates. (Contributed photo)
(BC WIldfire Service Handout photo)
(BC WIldfire Service Handout photo)
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako in conjunction with BC Parks and Takla Nation issued an evacuation alert as a result of the Mount Porter wildfire Thursday, July 8. (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako handout photo)
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako in conjunction with BC Parks and Takla Nation issued an evacuation alert as a result of the Mount Porter wildfire Thursday, July 8. (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako handout photo)
This aerial photo of a wildfire burning approximately 60 kilometres south of Vanderhoof near Chilako was captured by BC Wildfire Service on July 2, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Burn operations remove fuel near Chilako fire

Control lines established, says Prince George Fire Centre

This aerial photo of a wildfire burning approximately 60 kilometres south of Vanderhoof near Chilako was captured by BC Wildfire Service on July 2, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Cutoff Creek Fire (Submitted photo)

Evacuation alert issued wildfire burning southwest of Vanderhoof

Firefighters work to secure flanks

  • Jul 6, 2021
Cutoff Creek Fire (Submitted photo)