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Food bank usage more than doubles in the Bulkley Valley

Food bank usage at the Bulkley Valley Salvation Army has seen a massive spike over the past year.  That’s according to Executive Director Lara Niessen who added donations have also been on the decline.  “We used to have about five families come in to ask for help through the food bank...

“The fire is holding in place,”: Northern Rockies mayor preaches patience as Fort Nelson residents return home

After 47-hundred people were scattered across the north for nearly three weeks due to the Parker Lake and Patry Creek wildfires, Fort Nelson residents are allowed to return home. The Evacuation Order for the community and surrounding First Nation was rescinded as of 8 o'clock this morning (Monday). Northern Rockies Regional...

Evacuation Orders for Fort Nelson area to be rescinded Monday morning

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) says the evacuation orders for Fort Nelson and the Fort Nelson First Nation will be rescinded tomorrow (Monday) morning at 8:00. An Evacuation Alert will remain in place until the risk from fire has been eliminated. According to the NRRM, several properties that were damaged...

Squamish RCMP confirm plane crash is fatal

The Squamish RCMP say a plane crash in the area has been confirmed to be fatal. The Squamish RCMP was notified of the crash on Friday, through an automatic crash notification from a smartphone. The location of the phone was showing a remote area on the outskirts of Squamish. Mounties were able...

Province starts consultation to make psychotherapy a regulated health profession

The provincial government is starting consultation, aiming to make psychotherapy a regulated health profession in BC. In a release, they say that psychotherapy is used to treat people with mental health conditions, disorders, and psychological problems. The consultation’s goal is to not only increase patient safety but also create more...

Wildfire crews having to dig deep to contain Fort Nelson wildfires

Drought conditions continue to be the major headline as fire crews battle the Parker Lake and Patry Creek wildfires surrounding the Fort Nelson area. Currently, 158 firefighters, six danger-tree specialists, 21 helicopters, one fixed-wing aircraft along with an incident management team have been deployed up to this point. North Peace Complex...