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The Quesnel RCMP Detachment is one of seven northern police buildings which can now connect directly to Prince George for daily bail hearings. (Observer File Photo)

Bail hearings going virtual in B.C.’s north

A court pilot project will see virtual courtroom cameras set up in seven RCMP detatchments

The fence option chosen for the 461 Quatsino Boulevard development is the red lines that border the site plan. The fence will be roughly six feet high with the exception of the fence bordering Cranberry Street which will be eight feet high. (Boni Maddison Architects photo)

Fence to be erected between housing project and Kitimat homeowners

Residents of the Cranberry Street area are finally getting the fence they want

Rising demand for police to perform well-being checks and field calls for people struggling with domestic violence cases is driving the city to formulate a ‘situation table’ to connect vulnerable people with the services they need. (News Bulletin file photo)

Situation Table comes to Kitimat to support vulnerable people

Situation Tables identify and help vulnerable people in need.

A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)

Road rager fails breathalyzer on busy B.C. highway in vehicle he shouldn’t be driving

Saanich police say man was operating vehicle without required ignition lock

A driver stopped by Saanich police following a road rage incident on April 15 was found to be impaired, in violation of a license restriction and in a damaged vehicle. They received a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impound. (Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit/Twitter)
The property on which a residential school (pictured) that was torn down years ago in Lower Post is to be the location of a cultural centre. (Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre photo)
The property on which a residential school (pictured) that was torn down years ago in Lower Post is to be the location of a cultural centre. (Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre photo)
new number posts, fire rings, picnic tables, table shelters, garbage bins, wood shelters, pit toilets, and hose bibs are some of the many things added to the Radley Park expansion project. (Jacob Lubberts photo)

VIDEO: Kitimat campgrounds go forward with expansion project

The Radley Park campgrounds expansion project begins as early as April 26th

new number posts, fire rings, picnic tables, table shelters, garbage bins, wood shelters, pit toilets, and hose bibs are some of the many things added to the Radley Park expansion project. (Jacob Lubberts photo)
Most routes in the Northern Region require winter tires to stay on your vehicle until April 30, 2021. (Ministry of Transportation map)

Snow tire reminder: keep them on until April 30th

Ministry of Transportation warns drivers to keep winter tires on and not change them early

Most routes in the Northern Region require winter tires to stay on your vehicle until April 30, 2021. (Ministry of Transportation map)
More people were working in northwest B.C. in March compared to February, according to Statistics Canada. (Black Press Media File Photo)
More people were working in northwest B.C. in March compared to February, according to Statistics Canada. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visiting Alcan’s first metal pour back in 1954 during his solo 20-day visit to various Canadian cities. (Black Press File)

Queen’s husband, Prince Philip passes away at age 99

The Duke of Edinburgh retired from public duties in 2017 and rarely appeared in public

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visiting Alcan’s first metal pour back in 1954 during his solo 20-day visit to various Canadian cities. (Black Press File)
Max and Isobel Patzelt receive goody bags at their home from the Kitimat Senior Citizens Association. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)

KSCA, RCMP provide an Easter pick-me-up

KSCA, RCMP deliver goody bags to senior residents of the Kitimat area for easter weekend.

Max and Isobel Patzelt receive goody bags at their home from the Kitimat Senior Citizens Association. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)
The new 3,500 hectare conservancy in Tahltan territory is located next to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (BC Parks Photo)

New conservancy protects sacred Tahltan land near Mount Edziza Provincial Park

Project is a collaboration between Skeena Resources, conservation groups and the TCG

The new 3,500 hectare conservancy in Tahltan territory is located next to Mount Edziza Provincial Park. (BC Parks Photo)
Tammy Barker walking her two dogs in Radley Park just off Haisla Boulevard on the industrial side of town. The park is known for large amounts of un-scooped animal waste. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)

VIDEO: Kitimat’s dog poop problem and why it’s important to scoop the poop

The DoK plans to launch a communications campaign to remind owners to clean up after their dog

Tammy Barker walking her two dogs in Radley Park just off Haisla Boulevard on the industrial side of town. The park is known for large amounts of un-scooped animal waste. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop

“I simply snapped after once again finding human feces near my restaurant,” the apology letter reads

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
Erin O’Toole, Conservative Party of Canada leader, answered questions during a Terrace District Chamber of Commerce event on April 6, 2021. (Screenshot/Terrace District Chamber of Commerce Facebook)

Erin O’Toole discusses Terrace issues during virtual event

Federal Conservative leader answered questions during a Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce event

Erin O’Toole, Conservative Party of Canada leader, answered questions during a Terrace District Chamber of Commerce event on April 6, 2021. (Screenshot/Terrace District Chamber of Commerce Facebook)
A take-out station set up outside of Kitimat’s Mr. Mikes in response to the new restrictions which don’t allow any indoor dining services to take place until after the three-week suspension. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)

Local Kitimat restaurants react to new restrictions

With restrictions halting all indoor dine-in services, local restaurants try to reinvent themselves

A take-out station set up outside of Kitimat’s Mr. Mikes in response to the new restrictions which don’t allow any indoor dining services to take place until after the three-week suspension. (Jacob Lubberts Photo)
The District of Kitimat is putting together a new solid waste management plan to bring the town towards a more sustainable, eco-friendly waste management system. (District of Kitimat Photo)

District of Kitimat implements new yard waste, recycling pick up

A new yard waste action plan will begin at the start of May

The District of Kitimat is putting together a new solid waste management plan to bring the town towards a more sustainable, eco-friendly waste management system. (District of Kitimat Photo)
Artist’s illustration of planned Kitimat LNG facility at Bish Cove near Kitimat. (Kitimat LNG illustration)

Kitimat mayor unfazed by Chevron decision to bail on Kitimat LNG

Says there will eventually be a demand for the fuel

Artist’s illustration of planned Kitimat LNG facility at Bish Cove near Kitimat. (Kitimat LNG illustration)
LNG Canada has stopped their immunization program of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine irrespective of age. (Black Press File)

LNG Canada suspends AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD immunization program until further notice

Instructed by Northern Health, LNG Canada has paused all AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccinations

LNG Canada has stopped their immunization program of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine irrespective of age. (Black Press File)
The CF Snowbirds were scheduled to perform at the Northwest Regional Airport this summer for the first time in 21 years. The July 21 show has been postponed until 2022 due to B.C.’s public health orders and the risks associated with crowds. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Northwest Regional Airshow postponed until 2022

Public health orders, risks associated with crowds cited as reasons for postponement

The CF Snowbirds were scheduled to perform at the Northwest Regional Airport this summer for the first time in 21 years. The July 21 show has been postponed until 2022 due to B.C.’s public health orders and the risks associated with crowds. (Black Press Media File Photo)
Williams Lake Stampede Association has announced the cancellation of this year’s Stampede due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

2021 Williams Lake Stampede cancelled for second year in a row

“We’d hoped the health restrictions would have lightened up, but they haven’t,” said WLSA president

Williams Lake Stampede Association has announced the cancellation of this year’s Stampede due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)