Melanie Law

Part of the 2017 burn near Nazko, B.C. Run-off from burned areas contains additional sediment and ash.                                Melanie Law photo

Ash in water from 2017 wildfires causing decrease in oxygen

“Ecological balance is out of whack,” says biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Branch

Part of the 2017 burn near Nazko, B.C. Run-off from burned areas contains additional sediment and ash.                                Melanie Law photo
The Comstock Lake Fire will likely be downgraded from Wildfire of Note this week, says FIO Forrest Tower. BC WIldfire Service map

Comstock Lake Fire Complex disbanded, fire being held

Of the three fires in the complex, one is out and two are under control, says FIO

The Comstock Lake Fire will likely be downgraded from Wildfire of Note this week, says FIO Forrest Tower. BC WIldfire Service map
16 dogs have been seized from a property in Quesnel. Pixabay photo

SPCA seizes 16 dogs from property in B.C. Interior

Dog owners were known to SPCA and had been convicted on animal cruelty charges in 2015

16 dogs have been seized from a property in Quesnel. Pixabay photo
A photo of the Comstock Lake Fire taken by a firefighter taken on June 26, 2018. Contributed photo

BC Wildfire Service sets up operational camp near Comstock Lake Fire

More than 200 personnel will camp on the Pelican Lake Service Road

A photo of the Comstock Lake Fire taken by a firefighter taken on June 26, 2018. Contributed photo
Barkerville’s Dominion Day celebration. Observer file photo

Barkerville gets set for Dominion Day celebrations

Historic Town & Park has plenty in store for visitors on July 1

Barkerville’s Dominion Day celebration. Observer file photo
?Esdilagh First Nation Chief Victor Roy Stump will sign a memorandum of understanding with the B.C. Conservation Service June 15, in an effort to work with the province to protect the declining moose population.                                Contributed photo

Cariboo First Nation signs landmark moose hunt agreement with Conservation Officer Service

The agreement means members will adhere to Wildlife Act restrictions on moose hunting in the region

?Esdilagh First Nation Chief Victor Roy Stump will sign a memorandum of understanding with the B.C. Conservation Service June 15, in an effort to work with the province to protect the declining moose population.                                Contributed photo
A fire at Tolko’s Lakeview Division has shut down the mill for some time, which is affecting the price of wood fibre for local pulp mill operations. Photo submitted

Price of wood fibre for B.C. pulp mills at a six-year high

Lack of residual chips from sawmills a cause of concern for local mills

A fire at Tolko’s Lakeview Division has shut down the mill for some time, which is affecting the price of wood fibre for local pulp mill operations. Photo submitted
The Petro Canada on Keith Avenue reported no shortages over the last week, and got their premium fuel from Prince George on Friday. (Brittany Gervais)

Gas shortages have not yet reached Terrace

Temporary pump closures in northern B.C. due to issues at Suncor refinery in Edmonton

The Petro Canada on Keith Avenue reported no shortages over the last week, and got their premium fuel from Prince George on Friday. (Brittany Gervais)
Chevron in Prince Rupert has run out of regular gas due to refinery problems at Suncor in Edmonton. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Some B.C. gas pumps run dry over issues at Edmonton refinery

Shortages affecting interior of B.C. and Alberta, linked to lengthy maintenance at Suncor

Chevron in Prince Rupert has run out of regular gas due to refinery problems at Suncor in Edmonton. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Chevron in Prince Rupert has run out of regular gas due to refinery problems at Suncor in Edmonton. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Gas shortages across northern B.C.

Temporary pump closures in northern B.C. due to issues at Suncor refinery in Edmonton

Chevron in Prince Rupert has run out of regular gas due to refinery problems at Suncor in Edmonton. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Burned timber waiting to be processed at Tolko Industries in Williams Lake.                                Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Burned timber still salvageable, but clock is ticking

Ministry has expedited cutting permits and is looking at landscape rehabilitation on burn areas

Burned timber waiting to be processed at Tolko Industries in Williams Lake.                                Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Around 70 delegates from across the B.C. forestry sector convened in Quesnel last week to discuss the future of the industry. Melanie Law photo

Cariboo Think Tank calls for ‘forest resiliency’ to keep sector viable

Delegates at Future of Forestry Think Tank agree industry needs to transition

Around 70 delegates from across the B.C. forestry sector convened in Quesnel last week to discuss the future of the industry. Melanie Law photo
Lawyers Erin Brandt, left, and Paula Krawus are travelling Northern B.C. in The Law Bus, bringing legal services to smaller northern communities. Melanie Law photo

Travelling lawyers hope to make legal services accessible in every community

A new company is creating a network of experts to connect rural communities with services

Lawyers Erin Brandt, left, and Paula Krawus are travelling Northern B.C. in The Law Bus, bringing legal services to smaller northern communities. Melanie Law photo
Views to a marshy field through trees burned by the Elephant Hill wildfire last summer. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Small-business owners can get prepared with free disaster-proofing webinars

Small business owners in the north can connect to a two-part series via the web

Views to a marshy field through trees burned by the Elephant Hill wildfire last summer. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
A bridge on private property in Nazko, which crosses the Nazko River. David Law photo

Ministry of Public Safety offers financial aid to victims of floods

Those affected must apply by Aug. 1, 2018

A bridge on private property in Nazko, which crosses the Nazko River. David Law photo
Minister Doug Donaldson at Quesnel’s CNC campus for the Forestry Think Tank. Melanie Law photo

Quesnel hosts Future of Forestry Think Tank

Researchers, industry experts and policy makers are in Quesnel to discuss the future of the sector

Minister Doug Donaldson at Quesnel’s CNC campus for the Forestry Think Tank. Melanie Law photo
Nazko residents under evacuation order for second time in 12 months

Nazko residents under evacuation order for second time in 12 months

Community under evacuation order for flood after fire forced residents out of homes last summer

Nazko residents under evacuation order for second time in 12 months
Nazko residents under evacuation order for second time in 12 months

Nazko residents under evacuation order for second time in 12 months

Community under evacuation order for flood after fire forced residents out of homes last summer

Nazko residents under evacuation order for second time in 12 months
West Fraser CEO Ted Seraphim will retire next year. File photo

West Fraser CEO to retire, COO Ray Ferris to take reins

Ted Seraphim will retire in 2019 after six years at the helm

West Fraser CEO Ted Seraphim will retire next year. File photo
Winter tire extension in effect for 2019

Winter tire extension in effect for 2019

Many routes will require winter tires until April 30 next year

Winter tire extension in effect for 2019