Users of the public dock and boat ramp in Port Edward contributed to the need for a bear killing in the community, Fire closes a Northwest highway and questions grow in Kitimat over the province's intentions towards the Eurocan mill, some of the items of note from the Thursday newsfiles.
The Northern View
No new items of local interest were posted to the website on Thursday
CFTK TV7 News
Grizzly Bear death in Port Edward was preventable -- More background on the recent shooting of a bear in Port Edward, a situation that conservation officers say could have been avoided. (see article here) Sahar Nassimdoost also provided this report for CFTK TV News
Fire forces northern highway closure-- Travel North along highway 37 has been disrupted due to a forest fire situation 17km south of the Yukon border. The 210 hectare wildfire has resulted in the Tranaportation and Highways Department in closing Highway 37 North, (see article here). Signs are up at Kitwanga at the junction of Hwy16 and Hwy37 telling motorists the route to the Yukon is closed. Motorists are being told to take an alternate route via Hwy97.Full highway conditions can be found at the Drive BC website.
Kitimat Northern Sentinel
Haisla petition gov’t to maintain Eurocan closure-- The Northern Sentinel outlines the steps of the Kitamaat Village Council reportedly requesting the government to maintain the closure of the Eurocan Mill. A request that has local residents in Kitimat asking questions of the provincial government (see article here)
CBC News Northern BC Daybreak North
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