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Castlegar bridge designed by architect of collapsed Italian bridge

Riccardo Morandi designed the Kinnaird Bridge, which is part of Highway 3.

New era coming to Smithers hospital’s radiology department

Digital scanning to improve overall patient service in Bulkley Valley.

BC Bus North ridership rising

Ridership numbers continue to grow each week: ministry

  • Aug 17th, 2018

BC Hydro to credit customers evacuated because of wildfires

And College of New Caledonia closes Fort St. James campus

People ignoring evacuation order warned of extreme fire behaviour

BC Wildfire Service warns wind makes situation in Lakes District even more dangerous next 24 hours.

Wildfire evacuees eligible for financial assistance

Urged to register at reception centres in Smithers, Burns Lake and Prince George.

  • Aug 16th, 2018
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Smithers survey on future of pot plan

B.C. towns are in charge of where pot may be consumed, and where and how it may be sold.

Shovel Lake fire near Burns Lake is the largest active fire in B.C.

The blaze is 50,000 hectares B.C.’s chief fire information officer, Kevin Skrepnek, said.

Lakes District Wednesday fire update

A list of evacuation orders and road closures near Houston, Burns Lake and Fraser Lake.

  • Aug 15th, 2018

Police seek tipster in Jack family’s case

The Cheslatta family went missing 29 years ago

  • Aug 15th, 2018

Australian firefighters join Telegraph Creek efforts

Regional district extends State of Emergency another week to Aug. 17

No Northwest regional geologist for close to two years

The position has been vacant since December 2016.

Wildfires 5 km from northwest B.C. fibre-optic cable

CityWest said fire unlikely to affect northwest B.C. internet service

Fort Babine commercial fishery to open Aug. 11

The fishery is opening due to a large sockeye return this year.

Marine chinook fishing increases as river ban stays

There are no signs of DFO lifting its ban on recreational chinook in the Skeena River.

Telegraph Creek wildfires merge into one

Wind shift offers chance to secure southern flank of 28,000-hectare blaze

Telegraph Creek wildfires merge into one

Wind shift offers chance to secure southern flank of 28,000-hectare blaze

B.C. shows overwhelming support for Telegraph Creek

Food, water and volunteers are the main focuses at the moment

UPDATE: Wild Goose Lake fire increased to 850 hectares

There are 54 fire fighters, one helicopter and four pieces of heavy equipment on site.

  • Aug 8th, 2018