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Northern Health records 12 drug toxicity deaths in August

Approximately 5.5 people per day on average lost their lives to an illicit drug overdose in August. That’s according to the BC Coroners Service. One-hundred and sixty-nine suspected illicit drug deaths occurred in August, representing a 12% decrease from the number of fatalities recorded in July (193). In Northern Health, 12 people...

Long border delays expected as pandemic travel restrictions come to an end Saturday

The head of the union representing customs and immigration staff is warning that the end of COVID-19 travel restrictions as of Saturday will likely lead to long delays at the border. Mark Weber, national president of the Customs and Immigration Union, says there’s already a shortage of staff at border...

UPDATE: Hurricane Ian makes landfall on Florida’s southwest coast

Updated Story at 3:05PM Hurricane Ian has officially reached Florida. The storm made landfall along Florida’s west coast early this afternoon (Wednesday PT) with maximum sustained winds near 241 kilometres an hour. Ian is bringing heavy rain after it strengthened to just shy of a Category 5 hurricane fueled...

Smithers Skatepark Society updates Town Council on project

The Smithers Skatepark Society (SSPS) recently celebrated the completion of Phase one of the project but is now looking toward Phase two. On September 16, the society hosted a soft opening for the expansion that started construction in June. During this evening’s council meeting, the society went into details about phase...

Administration changes coming to School District 54

School District 54 has announced some administration changes coming to some of its schools. Bev Forster has been named as the Principal of Early Learning and will be leading the District’s early learning initiatives. She will start the role on October 1. According to the School District Forster has an Early Childhood...

Northern BC filmmakers’ documentary, “For Love,” added to Netflix nearing National Truth and Reconciliation Day

For Love, a documentary written, produced, and directed by Northern BC's Mary Teegee and Matt Smiley, has been picked up by Netflix in Canada. The film focuses on the horrors of the residential school system, and how it is still negatively impacting Indigenous children and youth. "The movie tells a story that...
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