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Taylor Bachrach will receive an annual salary of $178,900 in his new role as MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bachrach’s MP salary at $178,900

Taylor Bachrach, the new NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley can expect an…

Taylor Bachrach will receive an annual salary of $178,900 in his new role as MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (Black Press Media file photo)
Taylor Bachrach will receive an annual salary of $178,900 in his new role as MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bachrach’s MP salary at $178,900

Taylor Bachrach, the new NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley can expect an…

Taylor Bachrach will receive an annual salary of $178,900 in his new role as MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Burns Lake ambulance service operates one of the nine four-wheel drive ambulances in the province. (Blair McBride photo)

No expansion of 4×4 ambulance fleet, BCEHS says

Burns Lake has one of the few four-wheel drive ambulances in the…

The Burns Lake ambulance service operates one of the nine four-wheel drive ambulances in the province. (Blair McBride photo)
TC Energy says they will buy local products and services as much as possible. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Pipeline camp workers to buy locally, TC Energy says

As preparations for TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline project pick up…

TC Energy says they will buy local products and services as much as possible. (Coastal GasLink photo)
Nathan Cullen, outgoing MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley is entitled to $89,000 in severance and $82,000 in pension, or $4.1 million over his lifetime. (Black Press Media file photo)

Cullen gets $89,000 in post-MP severance

At 55, the former MP will also be eligible for an $82,000 per annum pension

Nathan Cullen, outgoing MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley is entitled to $89,000 in severance and $82,000 in pension, or $4.1 million over his lifetime. (Black Press Media file photo)
Job fair in Houston sees over 200 through the door

Job fair in Houston sees over 200 through the door

The Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline project might offer numerous jobs to locals…

Job fair in Houston sees over 200 through the door
RDBN board briefs

RDBN board briefs

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) is allocating $100,000 towards increasing the…

RDBN board briefs
The provision of reliable high-speed internet is not yet a reality in the Burns Lake region, despite many efforts. (Black Press Media file photo)

Community support helps fast internet succeed

It is almost 2020 and fast, reliable internet service eludes many homes…

The provision of reliable high-speed internet is not yet a reality in the Burns Lake region, despite many efforts. (Black Press Media file photo)

RDBN launches study on outdoor recreation

Outdoor recreation is one of the top highlights of the Burns Lake…

The BC Wildfire Service is providing $305,000 to fund research projects examining the health issues facing wildland firefighters (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Research to examine BCWS firefighters’ health

The BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) is funding research at two western universities…

The BC Wildfire Service is providing $305,000 to fund research projects examining the health issues facing wildland firefighters (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Hampton Lumber announced on Nov. 1 that it had completed the purchase of Conifex’ timber license and sawmill in Fort St. James. (Black Press Media file photo)

Hampton completes Conifex mill, license deal

Hampton Lumber has completed its purchase of Conifex Timber’s forest license and…

Hampton Lumber announced on Nov. 1 that it had completed the purchase of Conifex’ timber license and sawmill in Fort St. James. (Black Press Media file photo)
2020 to be tough for forestry, Rustad says

2020 to be tough for forestry, Rustad says

For the next year or two, forestry in northwestern British Columbia is…

2020 to be tough for forestry, Rustad says
The Village of Granisle is pursuing the possibility of building a seniors housing pilot project. (Lakes District News file photo)

Granisle mulls seniors housing project

The Village of Granisle is considering launching a seniors housing pilot project.…

The Village of Granisle is pursuing the possibility of building a seniors housing pilot project. (Lakes District News file photo)
The rising insurance rates when drivers do their renewals with ICBC have raised concerns. (Black Press Media file photo)

ICBC rates with renewals to rise, Rustad says

John Rustad has warned of vehicle insurance rates that are expected to…

The rising insurance rates when drivers do their renewals with ICBC have raised concerns. (Black Press Media file photo)
Michael Lee, manager of patient care delivery for the Nechako District with the British Columbia Emergency Health Services spoke to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako on Oct. 24. (Blair McBride photo)

New deal to fix lack of rural parademics, BCEHS says

Regional leaders demand change

Michael Lee, manager of patient care delivery for the Nechako District with the British Columbia Emergency Health Services spoke to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako on Oct. 24. (Blair McBride photo)
TC Energy staff spoke briefly to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors on Oct. 24. (L-R) Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs Manager; Steve Campbell, Team Lead with Land Management; and Sonny Deol, Project Manager. (Blair McBride photo)

RDBN approves Huckleberry camp build permit

TC Energy has been given the green light to begin preparing a…

TC Energy staff spoke briefly to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors on Oct. 24. (L-R) Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs Manager; Steve Campbell, Team Lead with Land Management; and Sonny Deol, Project Manager. (Blair McBride photo)
TC Energy staff spoke briefly to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors on Oct. 24. (L-R) Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs Manager; Steve Campbell, Team Lead with Land Management; and Sonny Deol, Project Manager. (Blair McBride photo)

RDBN approves Huckleberry camp build permit

TC Energy has been given the green light to begin preparing a…

TC Energy staff spoke briefly to the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako board of directors on Oct. 24. (L-R) Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs Manager; Steve Campbell, Team Lead with Land Management; and Sonny Deol, Project Manager. (Blair McBride photo)
Francois Lake ferry staff and the employer WaterBridge have been engaged in a labour dispute since August. (Lakes District News file photo)

Regular ferry crossings not essential, labour board says

The Labour Relations Board (LRB) in Vancouver has ruled that regular sailings…

Francois Lake ferry staff and the employer WaterBridge have been engaged in a labour dispute since August. (Lakes District News file photo)
The Village of Granisle won a Climate and Energy Action Award from the Community Energy Association (CEA) for its biomass heating system. (L-R) Councillor Calvin Thompson, mayor Linda McGuire, CEA senior manager Janice Keyes and councillor Tom Liversidge. (Blair McBride photo)

Granisle wins award for biomass heat system

The Village of Granisle has won an award for its ecologically-friendly efforts…

The Village of Granisle won a Climate and Energy Action Award from the Community Energy Association (CEA) for its biomass heating system. (L-R) Councillor Calvin Thompson, mayor Linda McGuire, CEA senior manager Janice Keyes and councillor Tom Liversidge. (Blair McBride photo)
(L-R) Granisle village councillor Tom Liversidge and Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad attend a council meeting in Granisle on Oct. 16. Rustad spoke to the meeting about the difficulties facing forestry in the Interior. (Blair McBride photo)

Forestry renewal bid engagement ends

The provincial government’s Interior forest sector renewal engagement period has ended and…

(L-R) Granisle village councillor Tom Liversidge and Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad attend a council meeting in Granisle on Oct. 16. Rustad spoke to the meeting about the difficulties facing forestry in the Interior. (Blair McBride photo)