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Longer surgery waits, overflowing hospital beds in North

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Written By Rob Shaw
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“The situation is dire.” Danette Thomsen Health workers from B.C.’s North are raising the alarm at staggering over capacity in hospitals, lengthy wait times, burnt out staff and declining conditions for patients. The University Hospital of Northern B.C. in Prince George recently hit 125 per cent over capacity, with the Emergency Room short-staffed and the […]

New Blueberry River agreement will ‘affect everything’ in land stewardship

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Written By Fran Yanor
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“There’s no longer ‘business as usual,’ when it comes to doing [projects] within our territory.” Judy Desjarlais A new ground-breaking agreement between the B.C. government and Blueberry River First Nations will initiate “significant” change in land stewardship and resource development across the province, signalling it’s no longer business as usual, according to agreement signatories. “In […]

Forestry in BC: time to pause and make a plan

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Written By Fran Yanor
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Nine months ago, Eric Arnold reached his limit with a 150-kilometre roundtrip daily commute from his home in Prince George to his job in Bear Lake.  “I was sick and tired of taking my life in my hands every time I got behind the wheel to go to work,” Arnold said.  Over a two-month span, […]

Dawson Creek residents combat crime ‘crisis’

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Written By Rob Shaw
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“We’re all law-abiding citizens who have had enough.” Tygh Lardner The eighth time thieves broke into his property, Dwaine Dilworth had had enough. He’d been running Glacier Mobile Glass in Dawson Creek for 14 years, with few thefts. But in the last few months, his company van was stolen, his equipment ransacked, and the fence […]