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The dark side of the W.A.C. Bennett dam

June 10, 2016

A new exhibit at the tourist destination recognizes how the dam displaced Aboriginal People upstream and destroyed livelihoods. Jonny Wakefield| Dawson Creek Mirror June 10, 2016.

Limited Police Presence at Kwadacha

August 3, 2015

A $1.4-million RCMP detachment that was built in the remote First Nations community of Kwadacha remains largely unused, as the band’s request for a full-time police presence goes unfulfilled, says its chief.

Remote Life Offers Beauty And Challenges

April 29, 2013

KWADACHA - The kids of Kwadacha don't walk around town carrying cell phones.

There is no cell service, and the only internet connections are hard-wired and slow speed.

There are no election campaign signs, no Tim Hortons, and no Home Depot.



Teachers Surprised By Kwadacha Lifestyle

April 30, 2013

KWADACHA -- From Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia to Kwadacha in northern B.C, schoolteacher Crystal Gatza is far removed from the kind of school she grew up with.

Geographically and philosophically, Gatza was raised on the tradition that teachers ruled the roost and if you didn't behave there'd be trouble at home when mom and dad found out. But as she learned soon after she arrived in this remote First Nations community 570 kilometres north of Prince George. 

First Grad Eyes Return To Classroom

April 30, 2013

KWADACHA -- Right now, Angela Hocken is a language teacher at Aatse Davie school, but give her time.


Hocken, 26, has already made history in Kwadacha, a village of about 320 people located 570 kilometres north of Prince George. In 2006 she became the first student ever to receive a diploma from the school.

Rural Community Yearns For Power

May 1, 2013

KWADACHA - Kwadacha chief Donny Van Somer can't wait for the day when the diesel generator that supplies power to his village is permanently silenced. Van Somer lives in the remote First Nations settlement formerly known as Fort Ware and looks forward to the day he can buy locally-produced produce grown in village greenhouses heated year-round by a renewable source of energy.

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