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B.C. Court of Appeal to hear province’s oil transport reference case Monday

VANCOUVER, B.C. - British Columbia's Court of Appeal will consider a key question regarding provincial powers in the political battle over the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project during a five-day hearing that starts Monday.The B.C. government's reference case asks the court if the province has jurisdiction to regulate the transport of oil through its territory and...

Grande Prairie RCMP looking for missing 24-year-old

UPDATE - Taylor has been located by the RCMP.GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Grande RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 24-year-old Taylor Hodgson. He was last seen in Grande Prairie on March 13, 2019.Taylor is described as:Caucasian Brown hair Blue eyes 5’4” / 120 lbs Last seen wearing a brown hat, blue winter coat with fur hood...

UPDATED – Edmonton Police issue Amber Alert for 8 year-old

UPDATE #2 - The Amber Alert for Noah Ducharme has been cancelled. Noah and his mother were located in Calgary at 5:30 am. Noah is unharmed. Thankyou to everyone who shared the information about the Amber Alert. #yeg #yycUPDATE as of 11pm pacific - They are now believed to be travelling in a 2002 Buick Century with Alberta plate...

Duncan Cran Elementary to receive funding for playground equipment

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Duncan Cran Elementary School will be receiving $105,000 for a new accessible playground.This funding is part of a program from the Provincial Government that aims to deliver healthier, more accessible learning environments for kids while reducing pressure on parents to fundraise.Duncan Cran Principal, Griff Peet, says he is excited about what this announcement means...

Solidarity Matters holding Red Dress event tonight

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Solidarity Matters will be showcasing a Red Dress event tonight, March 15, in the Atrium at Northern Lights College in Fort St. John.This event aims to bring awareness to missing and murdered indigenous women and girls of Canada.Tiffany Mearow, an Indigenous woman and a student in the Social Service Worker Diploma Program at Northern...

TSB reduces tally of oil spilled by CN freight train in rural Manitoba

WINNIPEG, M.B. - Investigators have reduced their tally of how much oil spilled when a Canadian National freight train derailed last month on a western Manitoba ranch.Earlier this month, the Transportation Safety Board said at least one million litres of petroleum crude was released Feb. 16 when 37 tanker cars went off the tracks near the small community of...

6th Annual Spark Women’s Leadership Conference this May

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Spark Women's Leadership Conference.This program is designed for the professional development needs of the women in the Peace Country.According to event organizers, this year's theme is 'Shift Up and Fuel' and is to reflect the shifting energy that all women seek at some point in their...

Salvation Army’s new walk-in Fridge and Freezer are now running

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Salvation Army has been working hard to expand its Perishable Food Program and with their new walk-in Fridge and Freezer units now running, there is room for greater growth and development.The commercial style fridge and freezer units stand behind the shelves of the food processing area of the Food Bank as volunteers push...

GoFundMe ‘Support Fund’ for Matt Jr Beckerton

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Young, Matt Jr Beckerton had an incident with accidentally ingesting a chemical solution that has sent him to Children's Hospital in serious condition.In speaking with Matt Beckerton, he shared "Our family is very happy with our community spirit, all their kind words and support means more than the world to us right now."According to...

Tumbler Ridge is apart of Government Immigration Pilot Program

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - Smaller communities in B.C. will benefit from a new immigration pathway to help with economic growth.The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot was launched by the Province to attract entrepreneurs from around the world to grow their businesses in regional communities. Helping communities economic development and bring investments to rural areas.The B.C. PNP...

Chamber of Commerce to host Luncheon on Cyber Security March 19

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce is hosting another speaker series Luncheon on Tuesday, March 19 at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.This month's Luncheon is a presentation on Cyber Security and will be presented by Ron Borsholm of MNP.Borsholm will present an in-depth discussion of the current cyber threat landscape and how...

The OGC responds to the results of the audit regarding non-operating oil and gas sites

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) is working to address the recommendations by the B.C. Auditor General's (BCAG) recently released report, 'The BC Oil and Gas Commission’s Management of Non-operating Oil and Gas Sites'.The OGC says they had implemented new initiatives before, during and since the audit period which was based on the period...

Imperial Oil slows development of Aspen project, cites Alberta production cuts

CALGARY, A.B. - Imperial Oil Ltd. says it has slowed the development of its Aspen in situ oilsands project because of uncertainty due to the Alberta government's oil production curtailment program and other challenges.The Calgary-basedcompany says the slowdown will likely result in a delay of at least one year. First production from the project had been expected in 2022.Imperial...

Expansion to LNG Canada to be decided by 2025

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Royal Dutch Shell and its partners have up until 2025 to decide to double the capacity of the massive liquefied natural gas export terminal that is being built in Western Canada.According to a report on boereport.com, the $31 billion LNG Canada project last October became the first major project in five years to be...

New Report regarding the Management of Non-Operating Oil and Gas Sites

VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C Auditor General (BCAG) just released their report on the BC Oil and Gas Commissions (OGC) management of non-operating Oil and Gas Sites.The OGC did not require oil and gas operators to decommission their wells and restore well sites unless they explicitly ordered them to. This decision was decided on a case-by-case basis to address...

Load Restrictions may be placed on short notice

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - With warmer temperatures rising the thaw has begun to affect the roads in which heavy vehicles and commercial transport trucks travel upon, load restrictions may be placed on short notice.B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for the Peace District is giving advance warning that load restrictions will be implemented as the warmer weather temps...

Fort St John RCMP remind drivers on the use of tinted windows

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Fort St. John RCMP are reminding drivers and vehicle owners about the laws and safety concerns around the use of tinted windows.According to the RCMP, under the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act, it is an offence to have tinted front side windows on a vehicle.They say heavily tinted windows can be the cause of preventable...

Mounting orphan B.C. oil, gas wells pose environmental, financial risks: auditor

VICTORIA, B.C. - British Columbia's auditor general says there are almost 7,500 inactive oil and gas wells in the province that have not been properly decommissioned.Carol Bellringer says in a report that contamination from oil and gas activity can affect human health, ecosystems, water and air quality and timely restoration of non-operating well sites reduces environmental risk and financial...
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