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Regional unemployment jumps back over 6%, on par with province

Regional unemployment jumps back over 6%, on par with province

The unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. jumped to 6.2 per cent in October, up from 5.5 per cent in September, but the numbers are on par with other parts of the province. The monthly labour force information from B.C.
First Nations tribunal win corrects 75-year-old mistake

First Nations tribunal win corrects 75-year-old mistake

The Blueberry River and Doig River First Nations have won a 75-year-old legal battle over access to oil and gas beneath their reserves. On Nov.
Northeast B.C. Resource Coalition launches public forum series

Northeast B.C. Resource Coalition launches public forum series

The Northeast B.C. Resource Municipalities’ Coalition is renewing its commitment to ensure responsible resource development and healthy community growth with a public forum series that kicks off Nov. 25.
Rural residents reject sewer, water services

Rural residents reject sewer, water services

Rural residents in Areas B, C and D took to the polls and voted no to both establishing a domestic sewage receiving facility and a potable water service on Nov. 7.
Taylor Elementary students get life lessons from the pros

Taylor Elementary students get life lessons from the pros

Hard work, dedication and kindness are the three ingredients for success in life. That was the lesson Hockey Canada members taught students at Taylor Elementary School during a special presentation on Tuesday morning.

Groundbirch hosting craft fair in support of community hall

The community of Groundbirch is hosting a craft fair this Saturday in support of its community hall. “I thought it would be fun to use the original hall to host a craft fair,” organizer Freya Dunbar said.
Highway 52 reduced to single lane traffic

Highway 52 reduced to single lane traffic

DriveBC is reporting that a car accident on Highway 52 to Tumbler Ridge, about 16.8 kilometres south of Arras, has forced the highway to be reduced to single lane alternating traffic. A vehicle has apparently spun out.
3.6 earthquake reported north of Fort St. John

3.6 earthquake reported north of Fort St. John

Earthquakes Canada seismologists recorded a 3.6 magnitude shake around 147 kilometres northwest of Fort St. John Tuesday morning. The quake occurred around 5:40 a.m. near Sikanni Chief. The B.C.
Flu clinics ramping up in the Peace

Flu clinics ramping up in the Peace

Like it or not, it’s flu season, and being prepared is always the best method of prevention, according to Northern Health. Each year in Canada, hundreds of people die from influenza, or complications from influenza such as pneumonia, according to Dr.
Transport truck drivers will be needed in Northeast, latest labour report shows

Transport truck drivers will be needed in Northeast, latest labour report shows

Transport truck drivers will be among the most in-demand employees in northern B.C. over the next nine years, according to WorkBC's latest labour market outlook released Friday.