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Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

The Pomeroy Sport Centre's parking lot was packed this morning with teams and spectators watching as each team tried to pull the fire truck from point A to point B in the fastest time.

While bragging rights as the strongest team were on the line, so was raising money for the United Way in Northern B.C. Overall, participants raised $25,200.02 for the organization. Both the Shell teams from north and south of the Peace River raised the most money combined, at $14,449, not including the money raised by the children's Shell team, who brought in over $800 themselves. The team from Progress Energy also raised a notable $7,700.

Spectra Energy took home the prize for Most Spirited Team. The day began with a pancake breakfast, and a golf cart pull for the children.

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