June 27, 2024


Alyssa Leier

Alyssa Leier has been appointed as the new executive director of The Exploration Place.

BC Cancer is hiring a temporary, part-time secretary in Prince George.

Neotech Metals Corp. is delighted to announce that it plans to finalize a non-brokered private placement LIFE financing for a total of $1,500,000 and up to $2,500,000. The financing will consist of 6,000,000 Units and up to 10,000,000 Units at a price of $0.25 each. Each unit will include one Company Common Share and one Company Common Share purchase warrant. The holder of each Warrant is entitled to purchase one additional Common Share of the Company at a price of $0.35 per Warrant Share for a period of 36 months from the date of issuance.

Harmony House, a new development of 34 transitional homes in Prince George, is now open, as announced by M’akola Development Services.

LinkBuild Construction, a construction company in Prince George, is at the forefront of the use of an environmentally friendly water additive that is sprayed from a heavy-duty hi-rail truck to prevent rail lines from burning in wildfires.

The Nechako branch of the Prince George Public Library, located at 3831 Austin Rd. in the Hart Centre Mall, is looking into potential relocation options.

The A&W located on 20th Avenue has been closed.

Northern Lights Estate Winery is celebrating 9 years in business.

Prince George Council has given their approval for the signing of a resolution agreement regarding the shareholders of the Northern Sport Centre gymnasium/fieldhouse facility on the UNBC campus. Together with UNBC, the city owns 50 per cent of the building. Since the building’s opening in 2007, the city has contributed $300,000 yearly to its ownership.

Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, the City of Prince George and the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George have recently signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding, during a ceremony that was held at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, coinciding with the 2024 National Indigenous Peoples Day. 

The Prince George campus of UNBC is currently accepting applications from high school students for a complimentary, one-week research internship known as SPARK Discovery Week. The internship will take place from July 22-26.

Providing food security to the neighbourhood, the Connaught Youth Centre Society in Prince George has won $58,000 to support its project, the Northern Fresh Food Centre.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded a $2 million grant to University of Northern British Columbia researchers to explore how land use and climate change are affecting forest biodiversity.

Glen Mikkelsen, the manager of the CN Centre, has announced the return of Cirque du Soleil‘s Crystal in March 2025 to commemorate the company’s 30th anniversary.



Rod Graham

Rod Graham has been appointed as the new Director of the Prince Rupert Port Authority Board.

The Port of Prince Rupert will be utilizing new zero-and low-emission heavy-duty (HDZEV) trucks as part of an Integrated Marketplace initiative spearheaded by Innovate BC. These trucks will contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the promotion of sustainability within the transportation sector in the province.

The Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 2024 Golf Scramble on July 27 with a 9 am start. Pre-registration is required.



Brocor Construction Ltd. was awarded the assignment to complete the Participation Trail around the Lone Wolf Golf Club by the councillors and Mayor Taillefer during the June 24th council meeting.

Ryan Galay, Director of Community Services, has been appointed as the interim Chief Administrative Officer for the District of Taylor after the resignation of Moira Green.

The Naache Commons urban reserve, which will be situated across from Ma Murray Community School on 104th Avenue, was launched with a groundbreaking ceremony by the Doig River First Nation (DRFN) on June 14th.

The Fort St. John’s Subway restaurants have partnered with the Women’s Resource Society, a local food bank, to collect donations to ensure that children have access to a meal and lunch on a daily basis.

The FSJ Bulk Water Station will be closed on July 3rd for parking lot reconstruction by the City of Fort St. John. It will reopen on July 22nd.



The $5.5 billion Cedar LNG project in Kitimat is approved for construction by Pembina Pipeline Corp., which owns 49.9 per cent of the project, and by the Haisla First Nation, which holds a 50.1 per cent ownership stake.

BC Cancer Screening and Prevention’s mobile mammography coach will be available in Kitimat at 920 Lahakas Blvd. S (Kitimat General Hospital) from July 8-10 & 12-13.

Overall Tools &  Rentals has teamed up with High Altitude Hydrovac Ltd to offer Kitimat and surrounding areas with single payment Porta Potty Rentals.



The City of Terrace and the Kitsumkalum First Nation have officially renamed the Grand Trunk Pathway as the Xpilaxha – Charles and Emma Nelson Trail.

The Terrace Fire Department has equipped its frontline fire engines with the cutting-edge LUCAS CPR devices to improve pre-hospital emergency medical response. This advanced technology allows high-quality, uninterrupted chest compressions during cardiac crises, improving survival rates.

The Terrace Rotary Club and Terrace Community Forest celebrated completion of the George Little Park playground extension.



The tentative agreement between Taseko Mines Limited and Unifor Local 3018, which had promised three-year, 13 per cent salary increases, was ratified on June 19th. The accord will remain in effect until May 31, 2027. 

The recently opened Blackwood Beauty Studio at 160B Oliver Street in Williams Lake offers professional makeup, hair styling, skin treatments, waxing, tinting, eyelash lifts, and brow laminating! They also offer “Beauty 101” courses.

Dance In Common is offering a Summer Intensive Program from July 8th to July 19th.



The Skeena Wild Conservation Trust presents information on the effects of Alaskan fishing to the Smithers Council, which will determine whether to write a letter of support at its meeting on July 9.

The Town of Smithers has appointed Carl Chad as its new Community Safety Officer (CSO).

The province has presented the 2024 Robin Hood Memorial Award to the Chinook Community Forest in recognition of their outstanding work in forest management.

A new pilot project called the BC Home Energy Planner has been launched by the province in the Smithers area.

BC Transit recently honoured transit workers from Smithers Community Services Association as part of its Transit Superstars program.

Rokmaster Resources Corp. and Kootenay Resources Inc. are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive option agreement for the road-accessible Fox-Coconut and Mystery Properties south of Highway 16 between Prince George and Smithers in west-central British Columbia.



On June 17, the College of New Caledonia (CNC) reopened its renovated and expanded Nursing Lab on the Quesnel Campus, following a four-month renovation period.

Indigenous youth in Quesnel, are working this summer under the Outland Youth Employment Program. This amazing program certifies first aid, chainsaw, trail building and forest fire control training.

Quality Inn in Quesnel will become a Prestige hotel and resort franchise with the new name: Prestige Riverside Lodge Quesnel. The corporation acquired ownership on June 21 and will operate normally until October improvements.

Green River Gold Corp. has commenced the placer gold mining operations on its 100% owned, fully permitted, and bonded Wabi claim on the Swift River. The Swift River claims are located approximately 45 minutes from Green River’s field headquarters in Quesnel.



Sunrise Ford 100 Mile House is now a part of the Kot Auto Group.

Cedar Crest Society for Community Living is hiring a Director of Legacy Programs.

WorkBC Centre 100 Mile House will be hosting Virtual Workshops with Bobby-Jo starting in July.

My Overgrown Hobby Vintage Decor Shop is closed this weekend and will re-open Friday July 5th

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