Names of pair killed near Chetwynd released The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man and a woman who died in a motor vehicle incident near Chetwynd on June 24. They were Danielle Kristen Hill, 26, and Shawn David Taylor,43, both of Chetwynd.  Hill was the driver of, and Taylor the passenger in, a car which, at about 10:50 a.m. on June 24, 2016, was involved in a head-on collision with a pickup truck on Highway 97 about five kilometres east of Chetwynd. Both died before they could be transported to hospital. The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this incident. Body found near Pine Centre Mall A body has been found just off Highway 97 near the Massey off ramp across from Pine Centre Mall. Police say the body was discovered at about 11 a.m. Sunday. They were called the scene for a report of man being assaulted. Police say the death is suspicious. Lakecity home invasion On June 15 at 4:17 a.m. the Williams Lake RCMP received a report from a 46-year-old man who was currently at local hospital and was reporting that he had been assaulted and robbed. Information provided to police was that sometime around 3:30 a.m., three unknown suspects entered his residence, located in the 1600 block of Signal Point Road, assaulted him, tied him up, and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of cash and a black Gibson’s electric guitar in a black case, valued at $3000. The only information the victim could provide to police is that one of the suspects was possibly 6’ tall and around 180 pounds, all three subjects wore balaclavas, and one of the suspects was referred to as Dustin or Justin. The motive for the robbery is not yet known but police believe the suspects may have been looking for firearms as it appears the suspect may have known the victim owned a gun safe, but all that was inside was the guitar and cash. Conifex elects board Conifex Timber Inc. elected its board of directors at it annual general meeting in Vancouver Monday. Each of the following eight nominees proposed by management was elected as a director on a vote by show of hands. The proxies received by management with respect to the election of directors were as follows: Kenneth Shields, David E. Roberts, George Malpass, Jim Jai, Michael Costello, Pat Bell, Tom Reed, and James Dai.
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British Columbians will have a lot more information about the accessibility of B.C.’s northern parks once a Job Creation Partnership with the government and Spinal Cord Injury BC is complete. Through nearly $215,000 in government funding along with $80,000 from Northern Development Initiative Trust, more than 150 provincial and regional parks, trail systems and roadside heritage attractions in the North will be profiled and rated on their ease of accessibility by 16 EI- eligible project participants looking to gain employment skills. Parks in eight different regional districts will be included.
The data collected through the 27-week “Access North” project will be used to develop an interactive website to increase awareness of accessibility at northern parks for people with disabilities. Throughout the project, participants will also promote accessibility in northern B.C.’s parks through eight Access Awareness Days events as well as with information booths set up at several events. The participants will finish the project having gained on- the-job experience in assessment of outdoor recreational spaces, universal design, office administration, event planning and development and community consultation.
“Northern British Columbians are justifiably proud of their work to improve the accessibility of the region’s public recreation spaces, but very few people know about it. Spinal Cord Injury B.C. is thrilled to be partnering with the Province, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and other great supporters to provide employment opportunities for residents of the region while creating a central information resource that will let the world know about the accessible and inclusive outdoor recreation opportunities that exist for all to experience in Northern B.C.” Chris McBride, executive director, Spinal Cord Injury BC

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