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April 5, 2016 | Barbara Roden | Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal | MLA Jennifer Rice (NDP; North Coast) is on a fact-finding mission to rural communities in B.C., to listen to parents, advocates, and service providers talk about access to …

Province-wide Tour: Maternity Matters

Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast will be embarking on a province wide Maternity Matters Tour. The tour aims at learning about the challenges that mothers-to-be face in accessing maternity care in rural and/or remote communities. What challenges are there …

Local MLA calls for premier apology

February 26, 2016 | Andrew Hudson | Haida Gwaii Observer North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice is demanding an apology after B.C. Premier Christy Clark called local LNG opponents a “rag-tag group” and “forces of ‘no’.” “This was hardly a ‘rag-tag’ …

Lead worries prompt more tests of water in schools

February 25, 2016 | Lindsay Kines | Times Colonist | The Northern Health Authority will be helping school districts test the drinking water in four other northwest communities following the discovery of elevated lead levels at schools in Prince Rupert, …

Highway of Tears gathering set for Smithers

November 22, 2015 | Dirk Meissner | The Canadian Press Community leaders along British Columbia’s notorious Highway of Tears meet this week to debate the highly charged issue of improving safety along the route that cuts across the centre of …