Over the next week, Energeticcity.ca will be posting a series of stories showcasing the biggest news stories in the BC Peace from 2009. This list has been put together based on the total number of views a story received on Energeticcity.ca.
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Below are the top 5 news stories from July to August 2009
Highway crash kills 3 from Taylor
A two vehicle accident on Friday August 21st, 2009 saw three lives taken after a concert in Dawson Creek. At this time, the RCMP have not released anymore information about the accident.
|3 Fort St. John residents dead after HWY 97 crash|
Child floats down the Peace River and lives
This story got more attention than any other story published on Energeticcity.ca. Our staff were taking calls from journalists as far away as New Zealand and Sweden. On Sunday July 12th, 2009, three year-old Demetrius Jones drove his toy truck into the Peace River and lived.
|Missing child safe and sound after trip down Peace River||Update – Child lucky to be alive after floating down Peace River|
|Video: Global TV reports on boy’s lucky adventure down the Peace River||Story about 3 year old Demetrius Jones garners world-wide media attention|
|Pimm pays tribute to rescuers of Demetrius Jones||MLA Pat Pimm awards men who rescued boy on river|
Rosenau Transport and Unified Valve Fire
On Sunday August 16th, 2009 the Fort St. John Fire Department was called to a fire at Rosenau Transport and Unified Valved on the Alaska Highway. The fire was so intense balls of fire could be seen from any where in Fort St. John as they shot over 500 feet in the air.
|Rosenau Transport and Unified Valve building in Fort St. John engulfed in major fire||Fire at Rosenau & Unified Valve out|
|Fort St. John Peace Country Trailer Park evacuees return home||Spectators intensify fire risk|
|Fire investigation underway at the Unified Valve site||Investigators determine Sunday fire an accident|
Flouride in Fort St. John’s Water Supply
On Monday July 13th, 2009, Fort St. John City Council voted to remove fluoride from the city’s water supply. Since that vote, Council has changed its mind and will put Flouride on the next civic election ballot and let the community decide.
|Councilors’ vote to pull fluoride from Fort St. John’s water supply||Northern Health voices concerns over fluoride ban|
|Fluoride fate to be determined at next civic election|
Threat letter sent to EnCana
On July 15th, 2009, the EnCana bomber sent another letter to the local Dawson Creek Newspaper. In this letter the Bomber said EnCana has three months to leave the area or else the attacks would get a lot worse. To this date there hasn’t been another attack in the Dawson Creek area.
|RCMP says EnCana threat letter is blackmail to local communities||EnCana threat-letters likely written by the same person|
|Man offers to split reward with EnCana Bomber||RCMP urges EnCana Bomber to come forward|