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Community Futures offering loans for rural businesses

Funds available through Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

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Priscilla Potts, Catilin Potts’ mother, speaks to media on Oct. 30 outside the Sagmoen farm about how much she misses her daughter who has been missing since Feb. 21, 2016. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Rally brings crowd to troublesome Shuswap farm where body of missing woman was found

More than 60 people gather at farm Sunday, Nov. 1 where remains of Traci Genereaux were found

Priscilla Potts, Catilin Potts’ mother, speaks to media on Oct. 30 outside the Sagmoen farm about how much she misses her daughter who has been missing since Feb. 21, 2016. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
RCMP stock photo (Black Press)

Charges laid against Prince George man, 39, in drug trafficking probe

Tyler Aaron Gelowitz is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 18

RCMP stock photo (Black Press)
Smartphone showing various applications to social media services and Google. (Pixabay photo)

National media calling for level playing field with Google, Facebook

In Canada, Google and Facebook control 80 per cent of all online advertising revenues

Smartphone showing various applications to social media services and Google. (Pixabay photo)
Phillip Tallio with his supporters Marie Spetch and Robyn Batryn. (File photo)

Appeals trial begins for Bella Coola man convicted of killing toddler in 1983

Phillip Tallio was 17 at the time of the 22-month-old toddler’s death

Phillip Tallio with his supporters Marie Spetch and Robyn Batryn. (File photo)
Wild turkeys in Beaver Valley head for cover as Thanksgiving weekend approaches. Jim Bailey photo.

10 facts about the unsung hero of Thanksgiving

Did you know that wild turkeys can run up to 19 km an hour?

Wild turkeys in Beaver Valley head for cover as Thanksgiving weekend approaches. Jim Bailey photo.
Premier John Horgan has called for a Fall election and B.C. voters will head to the polls Oct. 24. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

B.C. snap election: What we know about candidates running in the Nechako Lakes riding

Premier Horgan called for a snap election Monday, Sept. 21.

Premier John Horgan has called for a Fall election and B.C. voters will head to the polls Oct. 24. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. (Submitted photo)

O’Toole appoints Doherty as special advisor on mental health and wellness

Cariboo-Prince George MP previously served as the transport critic.

Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. (Submitted photo)
William Leonard Price, 55-years-old is missing from Fort St. James, B.C. (BC RCMP photo)

55-year-old man missing in Fort St. James

William Leonard Price hasn’t been seen since Aug. 29

William Leonard Price, 55-years-old is missing from Fort St. James, B.C. (BC RCMP photo)
BC EHS paramedics, dispatchers, and call-takers expertly handle more than 1,400 medical emergency calls a day – that’s about half a million calls annually according to BC Emergency Health Services. Photo Credit: Josh Berson

Patient care first: Why B.C. firefighters are calling for more medical training

Firefighters want more responsibility partly because they outnumber paramedics

BC EHS paramedics, dispatchers, and call-takers expertly handle more than 1,400 medical emergency calls a day – that’s about half a million calls annually according to BC Emergency Health Services. Photo Credit: Josh Berson
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Three vehicle collision leads to Highway 16 closure east of Vanderhoof

The highway has since then been re-opened.

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Members of Nak’azdli Whut’en officially open Stuart River bridge. From left to right, Chief Alexander McKinnon, Rosemarie Sam, Carl Leon, Carmen Patrick-Johnson and Cecil Martin. (CGL photo)

World’s largest free-span temporary bridge built across Stuart River

Coastal GasLink in partnership with Nak’azdli Whut’en developed this bridge.

Members of Nak’azdli Whut’en officially open Stuart River bridge. From left to right, Chief Alexander McKinnon, Rosemarie Sam, Carl Leon, Carmen Patrick-Johnson and Cecil Martin. (CGL photo)
Patricia Winch smiling for a winner’s photo after scoring $50,000 on a Bingo Blast Scratch & Win ticket. (BCLC photo)

Vanderhoof woman wins $50K on scratch ticket bought at local 7-Eleven

Patricia Winch says she wants to buy some furniture with the money, as travelling isn’t much of an option right now.

Patricia Winch smiling for a winner’s photo after scoring $50,000 on a Bingo Blast Scratch & Win ticket. (BCLC photo)
Circus Kalabant�� bring a dazzling display of skill and physical agility to the 28th Annual Roots and Blues Festival, August 13-16. (Contributed)                                Circus Kalabanté bring a dazzling display of skill and physical agility to the 28th Annual Roots and Blues Festival, August 13-16. (Contributed)

Roots and Blues online festival live tonight on Black Press Media

Tune in to Black Press Media to watch the festival live Aug. 14, 15 and 16

Circus Kalabant�� bring a dazzling display of skill and physical agility to the 28th Annual Roots and Blues Festival, August 13-16. (Contributed)                                Circus Kalabanté bring a dazzling display of skill and physical agility to the 28th Annual Roots and Blues Festival, August 13-16. (Contributed)
Irish Mythen closes the Roots and Blues Festival’s main stage down for the weekend with an hour long set of emotionally evocative songs on Sunday, Aug. 18. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Irish Mythen closes the Roots and Blues Festival’s main stage down for the weekend with an hour long set of emotionally evocative songs on Sunday, Aug. 18. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
A UBC study found that older women without social ties are more likely to be affected by obesity. (Submitted)

Obesity in older women linked to lack of social ties, UBC study

“Clinicians could be encouraging older women patients who are non-partnered, especially widowed women, to participate in social community interventions as a way to address obesity.”

A UBC study found that older women without social ties are more likely to be affected by obesity. (Submitted)
The Brucejack mine is 65 km north of Stewart, B.C. The incident at the mine took place on Friday, July 31, and the employee passed away in hospital on August 2. (Pretivm photo)

Pretivm Resources reports fatality at Brucejack mine

The isolated incident occurred last Friday, and the employee passed away on Sunday in hospital

The Brucejack mine is 65 km north of Stewart, B.C. The incident at the mine took place on Friday, July 31, and the employee passed away in hospital on August 2. (Pretivm photo)
Hand sanitizer can lose its chemical strength in the sun, according to experts. (Pexels photo)

Don’t leave your hand sanitizer in the sun and other tips to stay COVID safe this summer

Being mindful of staying outside and keeping hand sanitizer, sunscreen out of the sun recommended

Hand sanitizer can lose its chemical strength in the sun, according to experts. (Pexels photo)
Temperature records broken during heat wave in Southern Interior

Temperature records broken during heat wave in Southern Interior

Lytton was the hottest place in the province on Thursday

Temperature records broken during heat wave in Southern Interior
A new survey from CFIB found that a mid-range estimate shows 21,000 small businesses at risk of closing in B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

21,000 small businesses in B.C. at risk of closure due to COVID-19: survey

Sectors like hospitality hardest hit, while others like agriculture and construction remain more stable.

A new survey from CFIB found that a mid-range estimate shows 21,000 small businesses at risk of closing in B.C. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)