Local News

Record-breaking $113 million Lotto Max jackpot up for grabs

This is Canada’s highest top prize offering ever and includes 53 Max Millions

  • Oct 19th, 2018

A handy guide to the local municipal election

How and where to vote locally, plus links to candidate profiles

USW strike action concludes after one day in Williams Lake

Union vice-president says talks resume in Kelowna Wednesday

Bev Playfair is running for mayor

Playfair wants to focus on health care, education and supporting local industry and businesses

District counicllor Brenda Gouglas is running for mayor

Gouglas has served 10 years as a councillor, and wants continuity for the incoming council

Russel Gingrich is running for mayor

Gingrich has served nine years on council previously, four of them as mayor

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Tolko to curtail operations at Northern B.C. mill

100 employees to be directly affected by the decision at Quesnel’s Quest Wood Lumber Mill

Jennifer Howell is running for district council

Howell wants to give Fort St. James residents a voice on district council

Judith Greenaway running for district council in Fort St. James

Councillor Greenaway has been in her seat for two years

Forestry workers’ union bans employee overtime as strike looms

First step in job action for Northern B.C. mills

$5M in funding offered for agricultural producers affected by 2018 fires

The initiative will see provincial, federal governments aid producers in the Bulkley-Nechako region

  • Oct 10th, 2018

New hospital approved for Fort St. James

Northern Health concept plan has been approved

Dave Birdi is running for re-election

The president of the Fort St. James TV and Radio Society wants to focus on economic diversification

Billing relief offered to FortisBC customers affected by floods and fires

A bill credit is available for customers who were evacuated

  • Oct 8th, 2018

Steelworkers union issues strike notice affecting 1,500 mill workers in northern B.C.

Forestry workers across region would be affected if strike goes ahead

Expect unpredictable road conditions this long weekend, says ICBC

On average, four people are killed and 650 people are injured in 2,100 crashes in B.C. this weekend

Hereditary Nak’azdli chief Pete Erickson is running for district council

Erickson would like to bridge the gap between the district and the local First Nation community

Corey Gingrich is running for district council

A family man and lover of the outdoors, there’s a lot he’d like to do as part of the district council