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During the last week of 2010, we’ll be publishing a special segment each day reviewing the top stories from the past year.



28 year old pregnant woman, Abigail Andrews goes missing from Fort St. John

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Abigail Andrews was last heard from on Wednesday April 7th 2010 in Fort St John. Abigail was last seen leaving her apartment on 99th Ave and walking down 94th st. towards 98th Ave. She informed her landlord’s father-in-law, that she was walking to her friends’ house on 98th Ave. She had also shared this same information with her mother, by phone, at approximately 6Pm Wednesday evening. She had the clothes on her back and her purple guess bag. She has not spoken with anyone or been seen since. At last report, The RCMP have not ruled out foul play and Members of the Fort St. John Serious Crime Unit and General Duty Section are still working with the family in order to find Abigail.


Two large apartment fires in one night leaves over 60 people homeless


The Fort St. John Fire Department had a wild night on April 16th.

Two calls led crews around the City, which began with an explosion and ended with firefighters battling a huge blaze on 93rd Avenue.

The first call happened around 7:00 p.m. on Friday night. Crews responded to a explosion on 102nd Avenue between 100th Street and 98th Street. The Fort St. John RCMP say drug activity within an apartment suite may have caused the explosion and fire in that building.


The much more serious fire occurred on 93rd ave. Upon arrival, Police and Fire Crews found one apartment fully engulfed in flames. All the residents of the building were evacuated while fire crews attempted to extinguish the fire.

Photos and Video of the fire

Apartment explodes on 102 ave

Apartment Fire – Update

Splashy news conference announces Site C project moves forward to next stage


Gordon Campbell made his way to the W.A.C. Bennett Dam to announce that the Province was approving the recommendations from B.C. Hydro, and that it will be moving into Phase ‘3’ of the Site-C plans.



Site-C is a proposed third dam on the Peace River. If approved, it will be located just outside of Fort St. John, and B.C. Hydro says the dam would produce enough electricity to power 410,000 homes each year.


The announcement was by invite-only, and security was beefed-up at the dam.


During the event, officials kept referring to "when" the project is completed, and not "if" it gets approval.


Meanwhile, Arthur Hadland, the Area C Director with the Peace River Regional District says he wants to see a legitimate business case made before the Site-C project moves forward. He says he doesn’t believe B.C. needs more power. Other concerned landowners echo his belief, and recommend that the province should simply promote conservation, rather than build more dams.

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Allan Cup Hockey Tournament comes to Fort St. John, hometown Flyers take the cup

The Fort St. John Flyers are champions of Canada.


Facing their arch-rival Bentley Generals in the Allan Cup final, the Flyers played 60 minutes of championship hockey, to claim their first national amateur title.


It was the dream final for organizers and fans, as the Flyers took on the defending champs, and the same team that had defeated them in the McKenzie Cup in each of the previous three seasons. After a 7-1 Flyers victory over the Generals in the round robin, the final was a tight and hard-fought war.







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