Year in Review – Part 5 – September – October 2009

All this week, has been 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  



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Below are the top 5 news stories from September to October 2009 

Police Shooting at Buick Creek

On Saturday September 26th, an incident occurred at a rural farm on the Aitken Creek Road near Buick Creek. According to the RCMP, a 41 year-old male resident of a the farm, allegedly pursued a van containing his wife, his children and a friend, and using his own vehicle forced them to come to a stop.  On Wednesday September 30th the man tried to leave his property and was shot by the RCMP.  The RCMP have not provided any more details about this event and told us last week that they wouldn’t have any more information available until after the Olympics.

  A Buick Creek man is dead following a police shooting Buick Creek shooting investigation continues  
  New Details Released – Man shot dead by RCMP had shot out the tires of a van containing his wife and 11 children Neighbour says local man shot by RCMP was a "gentle, quiet man"  

Grizzly Bear in Fort St. John

On Sunday September 27th, 2009, Camarlo Park was shut down after a grizzly bear was discovered in the park.  The Fort St. John RCMP and Conservation Officers tried to trap the bear several times, but in the end had to shoot the animal.

  Update – RCMP say Grizzly Bear on the loose in Fort St. John near Camarlo Park Camarlo Park re-opens after grizzly shot and killed Sunday afternoon  

Fort St. John man dies in ATV accident

On Thursday September 10th, 2009 a Fort St. John man died after an ATV accident near Mile 171 of the Alaska Highway.  The side-by-side ATV vehicle rolled off an embankment and struck a tree.

  Fort St. John resident dead after ATV accident near Fort Nelson    

H1N1 in Fort St. John and the Peace Region

A number of people in Fort St. John and the Peace Region were effected by the H1N1 virus this year.  The H1N1 virus got the most attention in the later part of the year when the Provincial and Federal Governments started vacinations.  You can still get vacinated, but only through your local doctor.

  Fort St. John has majority of H1N1 cases in Northern Health Fundraiser planned for local woman who contracted H1N1  
  H1N1 flu vaccination clinics announced in Fort St. John * Correction Woman from northeast B.C. dies from H1N1  

Big Bam set to re-open

After almost 12 years, the Big Bam Ski Hill in Taylor announced they will re-open in January 2010.  A landslide ruined a chunk of the facility, including the T-Bar and bunny tow in 1997 and ever since then a group of volunteers have been trying to bring the facility back to life.

  Local ski hill ready to reopen by this winter New website unveiled for Big Bam Ski Hill  
  Big Bam opening delayed until Jan. 2