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Northern Health sees staffing shortage

Northern Health sees staffing shortage

Despite ramping up recruiting efforts for healthcare professionals, Northern Health is still facing a total of 197 current unfilled positions, including 80 classified as difficult-to-fill, according to a human resources report released Monday.
7th Crystal Cup runs Feb. 23 to 25

7th Crystal Cup runs Feb. 23 to 25

Pond hockey players will hit the ice Feb. 23 to 25 for the 7th Annual Crystal Cup Pond Hockey Challenge at Charlie Lake.
Greyhound meetings next week; deadline to register Friday

Greyhound meetings next week; deadline to register Friday

Public hearings for feedback on a Greyhound Canada’s proposal to stop bus service in some parts of Northern B.C. go next week. Hearings will go in Fort St. John, Prince George, Terrace and Smithers from December 11 and December 14.
No flu shot? Put on a mask in health facilities

No flu shot? Put on a mask in health facilities

The province is asking everyone who hasn't gotten a flu shot to wear a mask when entering provincial healthcare facilities.
Northeast unemployment drops to 5.3% in November

Northeast unemployment drops to 5.3% in November

Unemployment in the Northeast dropped to 5.3 per cent in November, a dramatic rebound and down by nearly half from the same time last year. In a labour force of 39,700, the region saw 37,700 people employed.
Ma Murray student catchment proposals released

Ma Murray student catchment proposals released

School District 60 has released three scenarios regarding future school catchments when the new Ma Murray Community School opens next fall. In Scenario A the largest change occurs to the CM Finch Catchment.
Local premiere set for film celebrating Charlie Lake hero

Local premiere set for film celebrating Charlie Lake hero

A date has been set for the local premiere of a documentary celebrating the life and times of Gustaf Hedin, the hero of the Charlie Lake disaster in 1942. Filmmaker Viktoria Sahl. Filmmaker Viktoria Sahl will be in Fort St. John Friday, Nov.
Aboriginal populations climb in B.C. and across Canada

Aboriginal populations climb in B.C. and across Canada

British Columbia's aboriginal population continues to grow, with numbers in the Northeast outpacing provincial and national averages. There were 270,585 aboriginal people recorded in B.C.
Police investigate possible garbage can bombing

Police investigate possible garbage can bombing

The City of Fort St. John is walking back its claim that a garbage can at the Charlie Lake boat launch was the victim of explosives last week.
Conservation society continues Charlie Lake water testing

Conservation society continues Charlie Lake water testing

The Charlie Lake Conservation Society says it’s continuing to sample and test the waters as part of its ongoing research following a blue-green algae warning issued for the lake last week. Northern Health warned of a suspected bloom in the area Aug.