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Lax Kw'alaams asks court to order Gitxaala hereditary chief be involved in Watson Island court case

Lax Kw'alaams asks court to order Gitxaala hereditary chief be involved in Watson Island court case

In the court case involving the City of Prince Rupert, the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation and the Gitxaala First Nation of Kitkatla, the last two of whom are claiming Aboriginal title on Watson Island, took another turn this week
Ghetto made sex trade workers easier prey: inquiry

Ghetto made sex trade workers easier prey: inquiry

Street prostitution subject to two-tiered law enforcement, expert testifies
BC Hydro cuts 300 jobs, 150 to come

BC Hydro cuts 300 jobs, 150 to come

BC Hydro is moving ahead with its cost-cutting program, eliminating 300 positions this week and announcing 150 more will be gone in the next two years.
Council scraps referendum on new emergency buildings, for now

Council scraps referendum on new emergency buildings, for now

City council has decided to scrap a referendum to ask Rupertites if they wanted the City to borrow money in order to replace either the RCMP station, the firehall or both.

Report says any pipeline in the region will fail

Landslides will eventually cut any pipeline routed through west central B.C., says a report submitted last week to the Bulkley Valley Research Centre.

Prince Rupert Port Authority explains smoke from near Tuck Inlet

Residents looking toward Tuck Inlet last week would have seen a fair amount of smoke coming over the hillside.
Treaty commission calls for political will

Treaty commission calls for political will

The head of the B.C. Treaty Commission wants her mandate extended one more year to see if the federal-provincial effort to settle aboriginal land claims has a future after two decades.

Skeena - Bulkley Valley Conservatives hold AGM

MaryAnn Freeman is starting her second one-year term as president of the federal Conservative Party’s constituency association for the Skeena – Bulkley Valley riding.
RCMP seize marijuana destined from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii, make arrest for cocaine trafficking

RCMP seize marijuana destined from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii, make arrest for cocaine trafficking

According to Cpl Chad Chamberlain of the Prince Rupert RCMP General Investigation Section the trafficking of illicit drugs within the City of Prince Rupert is a major concern for the community as a whole, with three examples of drug trafficking in less than one week.

Haisla win four-year old libel lawsuit

A dispute described by Justice Robert Punnett as arising out of “divisive band politics and a conflict over who speaks for the Haisla” ended last Thursday with the BC Supreme Court judge’s decision in a libel law suit.