Author: Spencer Hall

Disrupting the Peace: Break-ins demoralize FSJ business owners

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Written By Spencer Hall, Special to Northern Beat
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Spencer Hall is an investigative reporter with Energeticcity.ca. Disrupting the Peace is a series on crime in northeast B.C. This is an excerpt of part two. “The burden of running and operating a business right now is overwhelming.” –Kathleen Connolly Business owners frustrated with repeated break-ins say property crime has never been worse in Fort […]

BC-Treaty 8 negotiations fuel uncertainty & delays, as investment moves from NE

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Written By Spencer Hall, Energeticcity.ca
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“Just because things are stalled, that money isn’t necessarily gone.” –Dr. Liam Kelly Special to Northern Beat It’s been over a year since the province reached an agreement with Blueberry River First Nation following a historic court ruling in June 2021, and residents are still in the dark about how it will impact resource development […]

Code Grey: Rural health shortages began long before pandemic

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Written By Spencer Hall, Energeticcity.ca
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Special to Northern Beat: part two of Code Grey, an Energeticcity.ca series on the state of health care in northeast B.C. The critical shortage of health care staff affecting the province doesn’t just include nurses and hospital staff and it began in rural communities long before the pandemic. While some suggest staffing shortages in Northern B.C. […]

Code Grey: Systemic Failure in Northern Health

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Written By Spencer Hall, Energeticcity.ca
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Special to Northern Beat Below is an excerpt from Code Grey, an Energeticcity investigative series into the state of health care in Northeast B.C. Read the full story at Energeticcity.ca. [Code Grey is the standardized hospital code used to notify staff of a system failure.] It’s no secret that Northern Health — along with other […]