Nicole Oud


Nicole Oud is a journalist with CBC British Columbia. You can email her at

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Site C megaproject

Thirty-four lab-confirmed cases have been identified. Of those, 13 are active, and 100 workers are isolating at home or on site. Northern Health says work on the megaproject can continue.

Paper Excellence permanently closes pulp mill in Mackenzie, B.C., at a cost of 250 jobs

Paper Excellence is permanently closing their pulp mill in Mackenzie, B.C. It's the latest blow to the small northern B.C. community which has been dealing with forest industry struggles since 2019.

B.C. driver escapes with minor injuries after violent collision with snow plow

A driver walked away with only minor injuries after his pickup truck was hit by an oncoming snow plow on a central B.C. highway.

Two men receive life sentences for Prince George, B.C., double murder in street-side shooting

Reaction from the victims' families was mixed. Some felt relief as the men were sentenced for a brazen 2017 shooting, while others said no sentence is long enough.

Northern B.C. skiers and snowboarders can expect COVID-19 precautions, busy slopes this season

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort in Smithers, B.C., is putting its COVID-19 safety plan into place, which includes lots of signs, capacity limits at the lodge and mandatory masks.

'Our community is not ready': Heiltsuk Nation relieved fishing lodge not opening

Fishing lodges on B.C.'s central coast have cancelled their 2020 sport fishing seasons as the Heiltsuk Nation works to keep tourists away over COVID-19 concerns.

More than 100 damage claims filed to ICBC after maintenance mishap turns road into sticky mess

A road near Prince George, B.C., left a thick tar-like coating on the tires and undersides of dozens of vehicles three days after maintenance crews resurfaced it.

Tensions between B.C. fishing lodges, Haida Nation escalate over COVID-19

RCMP in northwest B.C. say they will review video of a confrontation on the water near Haida Gwaii between members of the Haida Nation and staff of a local fishing lodge. 

'Where have all the lifeguards gone?': Shortage forces northern B.C. pools to reduce hours

Northern B.C. pools are cutting hours due to a shortage of qualified lifeguards. A Prince Rupert recreation director said the intensive certification process to become a lifeguard can be a barrier. 

Former Burns Lake mayor sentenced to 2 years less a day for sex crimes against youth

Former Burns Lake mayor Luke Strimbold pleaded guilty to 4 sexual offences against youth under the age of 16. Some of the offences took place while Strimbold was in office.