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Highway 97 down to single lane traffic between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - Highway 97 between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd is down to single lane alternating traffic due to a collision. The collision is between the 237 road and the 231 road approximately 10 km south of Dawson Creek close to the Mason Road.  The road is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. The next update from Drivebc.ca is expected at 12...

Fort Nelson Secondary School warning of predatory Snapchat accounts

FORT NELSON, B.C. - Fort Nelson Secondary School is warning parents about predatory Snapchat accounts. In a letter issued to parents on Friday, the school some of their students were targeted by an unknown person using Snapchat.  The letter goes onto say the Snapchat accounts have demonstrated alleged predatory behaviour. The accounts were reported to the RCMP and to the Safer...

Snowfall Warning issued for the Pine Pass

CHETWYND, B.C. - Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Pine Pass. The forecast calls for 5 to 10 cm of accumulation is expected today with another 10 cm tonight, followed by a further 2 to 5 cm on Sunday.  Over the weekend it is expected the region will receive 15 to 25 cm of total snowfall. Mild and moist...

Three people injured in industrial explosion

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. –  Three people have been injured after an industrial explosion near Musreau Lake. On January 18, 2019, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP along with emergency personnel responded to an explosion of a compressor building at an oil and gas industrial site west of Musreau Lake, Alberta.   Three individuals who were working near the building were injured as a result of...

Public Presentation, Consideration for Moose in Forest Management

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Dr. Roy Rea, Senior Laboratory Instructor at UNBC will be the featured guest presenter for an evening presentation, 'You Cannot Love Softwoods and Hate Hardwoods.' Those who are interested in learning more about considerations for moose in forest management are invited to attend this presentation and discussion by the Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute at...

BC Chamber of Commerce call for Nominations 2019 Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The BC Chamber of Commerce has one vacancy in the Northeast without an incumbent. The BC Chamber of Commerce is seeking people that want to help shape the Chamber's future through their actions, words and principals to serve on the 2019 Board of Directors. They seek dynamic individuals to serve as leaders in their pursuit of advocacy, insight, and influence. If you or...

Grants available to showcase B.C. artists internationally

VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is making grants available to showcase B.C. artists internationally. B.C. Artists and Arts Organizations can now apply for grants through the Provincial government's International Presence Funding program. According to the Ministry, grants provided through the International Presence Funding program are designed to increase the global understanding and appreciation of the Province's...

Tumbler Ridge hosts Annual Winter Carnival

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C.- Is home to the week-long celebration of winter, there are planned daily events that offer something for everybody to do. The Winter Carnival is an initiative by Council that was created after the 2010 Olympics, since that time this event is greatly appreciated and welcomed by the community. With Tumbler Ridge being a Northern community and surrounded by...

North Peace Airport sees an increase in passenger traffic

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The past few years have been a rollercoaster in terms of passenger numbers states Gordon Duke, Managing Director of the North Peace Airport yet as of 2017 there has been a 6 percent increase. With FSJ having an estimated population of 20,000 residents, the airport saw 268,000 passengers taking commercial flights in 2018 which is...

Failure of MEG takeover deal is ‘credit positive’ for Husky, says agency

CALGARY, A.B. - Shares in oilsands producer MEG Energy Corp. continued to slide Friday after a credit rating agency said rival Husky Energy Inc.'s failure to consummate a hostile takeover bid was actually "credit positive'' for Husky. After falling 35.6percentt on Thursday, MEG stock traded down by as much as 3.3 percent on Friday morning on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Husky, after...

Blueberry River First Nations to host Open House

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Blueberry River First Nations will be hosting a public Open House on January 25. This Open House is for the public to learn about the Treaty Land Entitlement Process and the goals for Blueberry River First Nations' selected lands. This event is being hosted by the Chief and Council of the Blueberry River First Nations. The Open...

Grande Prairie RCMP Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Person

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Grande Prairie RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating Dakota Hughes (20). He was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on January 17, 2019. Dakota is described as: Metis Brown Hair Hazel eyes 6'0"' 180lbs There is a concern for Dakota's well-being. The RCMP would like to locate and speak with him as soon as possible. If you have any information about his whereabouts,...

BC Hydro says more customers hit by scams in 2018 than in the last four years

VANCOUVER, B.C - BC Hydro says fraudsters posing as employees of the Crown utility conned customers out of thousands of dollars last year, making it the most scam-ridden period since frauds started gaining momentum in 2014. Hydro says in a statement that it's received nearly 6,000 reports of customers being contacted by swindlers in the last four years, and that...

Alberta spending millions to promote Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion

EDMONTON, A.B. - The Alberta government is spending $23.4 million to convince Canadians why a major oil pipeline project is needed. The marketing campaign, Keep Canada Working, is aimed at getting people to support the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The project would triple the amount of oil that flows from Alberta to the B.C. coast for export and increase its value. The...

NEB rejects Burnaby’s bid to stop work at Trans Mountain pipeline terminal

BURNABY, B.C. - The National Energy Board has rejected the City of Burnaby's request that it rescind orders allowing the company building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to conduct work at its terminal in the city. The Metro Vancouver city had asked that the board cancel the orders after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed government approval for the expansion...

Indigenous energy firm touts job creation in joint venture to make bitumen pucks

CALGARY, A.B. - The CEO of an Indigenous energy company says a project to transform oilsands bitumen into pucks for safer shipping to customers around the world will potentially create needed jobs in northern Alberta while helping to recycle plastic litter. Jeff Paquin says the project his company, Wapahki Energy Ltd., is working on with Canadian National Railway Co. could...

Additional work to be performed on Taylor Bridge Tonight

TAYLOR, B.C. - Yellowhead Road and Bridge North Peace say additional work on the Taylor Bridge will be taking place tonight, Thursday, January 17. YRB says additional work is needed to complete deck welding maintenance. Originally, maintenance was scheduled to take place on the nights of January 14 and the 15, along with additional work performed on January 16. Maintenance will begin at 7...

Synergy – Project Management Event

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Synergy allows individuals in the community to learn and grow from one another using a 'Think Tank' model. Wednesday, January 30th from 7 pm - 9 pm, join Synergy at Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe for this free 'Project Management' event. Shared from the event page, Synergy says, regardless of your role, if you take on projects...
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