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Senior property owners in the north encouraged to utilize BC Property Tax Deferral program

BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie is urging senior homeowners in the north to consider deferring their 2023 property taxes due to the rising cost of living. The BC Property Tax Deferral Program allows those 55 and older to defer some or all of the cost and the province pays the...

“It’s been drying up here,”: Crews continue to battle vast Donnie Creek wildfire

The Donnie Creek wildfire, 136 km southeast of Fort Nelson is showing some intense behaviour once again. It continues to burn at over 157-thousand hectares in size and is the only fire of note in the Prince George Fire Centre. Fire Information Officer, Bryan Zandberg told Vista Radio the current weather...

Rural communities, businesses in the north to benefit from Regional Business Liaisons

Thirteen applications for Regional Business Liaisons have been given the green light by Northern Development Initiative Trust. They will offer one-on-one support services for rural businesses and communities impacted by forest policy changes The program was first announced last month following a $1.5 million investment from the province’s Rural Business and...

Reaction continues to pour in following discovery of Madison Scott

Several Vanderhoof residents had their say on the shocking discovery of Madison Scott, who was identified by the BC Coroners Service yesterday (Monday). Her remains were located on the 12-year anniversary she was first reported missing to the BC RCMP. Dan Geary who knew the Scott family says it's a tough...

Nearly two-thirds of BC teachers dealing with increased workload, more on-the-job stress

Public school teachers in BC are overworked and stressed according to a new poll. According to the BC Teachers Federation, educators are concerned by significant gaps in meeting students’ needs. Of those surveyed, 81.5% reported experiencing direct impacts from teacher shortages in their schools or districts. Some of the biggest impacts reported...

Local State of Emergency over in Wells

There is no longer a state of local emergency in Wells. Mayor Ed Coleman says it ended after the seven days. “If you feel you need it extended for special powers you can ask the Minister for an extension. We didn’t need that but we’re keeping our emergency operation centre open...
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