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New restroom facility opens along Alaska Highway at Mile 202

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has opened a new restroom facility at Mile 202 of the Alaska Highway. As part of the ‘Gotta Go’ pilot project, Electoral Area B Director Karen Goodings says this project is an important part of developing the Region's transportation infrastructure, adding that this new restroom is a vital addition for...

Province to undertake comprehensive review to keep mining safe

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Province is undertaking a comprehensive review of British Columbia's Health, Safety and Reclamation Code to ensure B.C. has strong protections for health, safety and environment at mine sites. According to the Government, following a recommendation from the Mining Jobs Task Force earlier this year, the Province has created a Standing Code Review Committee to ensure that mining...

East Bypass Road will be renamed to Northern Lights Drive effective June 26

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Starting tomorrow, June 26, the road known as the East Bypass Road will be renamed to Northern Lights Drive. According to the City, since there has been steady residential growth and development close to the road, it no longer functions as a bypass road to re-direct traffic around the City and away from urban development. Although...

Fort St. John RCMP investigate early morning robbery of a cyclist

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - On the early morning of June 16, Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a robbery that occurred on the north side of 100 Avenue and 102 Street. According to RCMP, at around 3:00 a.m., a mountain bike rider was on their way to work when the cyclist was accosted by four male suspects. Police...

#knowyourstatus on National HIV testing day

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Council of the city of Fort St. John has proclaimed June 23rd to the 30th, 2019, Sexual Health Week and knowing your sexual health status is important. Thursday, June 27th, 2019 join at The Healing Place, 10045-100th Avenue from 10 am to 2 pm on National HIV testing day to be tested for HIV, HCV...

RCMP remind public that vigilante justice could be considered a criminal offence

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Fort St. John RCMP are thanking the public for the report of a malnourished dog. On June 15, RCMP seized the dog and took it to the North Peace SPCA shelter. Police say SPCA staff brought the 16-year-old dog to a local veterinarian office to be examined and found the dog to be in very poor...

City of Fort St. John to provide free feminine hygiene products in public city facilities

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - With the news of the provincial government now offering free hygiene products in schools, City Council has made the decision to do the same in city facilities the public has access to. After recent news the government is now supplying free feminine hygiene products to students, the staff of the City of Fort St. John...

The City to hold special honoring for Senator Nuefeld and MP Jim Eglinski

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - City Council expressed its intention to hold a special service to honour both Senator Neufeld and MP Jim Eglinski to acknowledge and thank them for their years of service. Mayor Lori Ackerman spoke about seeing images outside the Prince George Council Chambers of recipients of the Freedom of the City and shared that in Fort...

Dawson Creek RCMP look to return found item to rightful owner

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - Dawson Creek RCMP are looking to return a found item to its rightful owner. On June 7, Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of some found jewellery on the Old Kiskatinaw River bridge. According to RCMP, what was found on the old wooden bridge is being described as a female’s wedding ring. Police say it is unknown as to...

Precipitation remains in forecast until Friday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - With precipitation levels being below the normal levels for this time of year, the current trend of precipitation is required to catch up. Bobby Sekhon, Meteorologist for Environment Canada shares, we are only at a third of the precipitation we receive in June. The average level is 65.5mm and we are so far in the...

City of Fort St John releases 2019 Canada Day events schedule

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The City of Fort St. John has released its 2019 Canada Day events schedule. According to Recreation Programmer, Paola Banks, Highlights of the day on July 1 will include a pancake breakfast, a parade down 100 Street, and Festivities in Centennial Park, with a fireworks display to end the day at 10:45 p.m. in Surerus...

School District 60 looks to deal with teacher shortage for rural schools

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - School District 60 is currently facing a teacher shortage at some schools within the District. According to Superintendent Dave Sloan, as they look ahead to a new school year, a number of SD 60 schools are facing a teacher shortage with Buick Creek being at the top of the list. "The District as a whole has...

Government of Canada confirms support for largest private investment in Canadian history

KITIMAT, B.C. - On Monday, the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, on behalf of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, confirmed that the Government of Canada will be investing $275 million to support LNG Canada. According to the Government, this investment will go towards the development of the major liquefied natural gas complex in Kitimat. Morneau says the...

New documentary ‘A Stranded Nation’ to have double screening this Thursday at The Lido Theatre

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - This Thursday, June 27, there will be two special screenings of a new documentary at The Lido Theatre. Produced by Heidi McKillop, 'A Stranded Nation' is a documentary that addresses the key issues around Canadian oil and gas development and explores the interconnections between oil and gas and everyday life. The documentary features interviews with prominent...

PRRD releases statement in response to Premier’s announcement on Caribou Recovery

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has released a statement in response to Premier John Horgan's announcement on the future steps of the Caribou Recovery Program. Throughout 2018 and early 2019, the Regional District had been advocating for improved stakeholder consultation during recovery talks. The District says they were pleased with the Premier's decision to allow more time...

Fort St. John Public Library receives $18,000 in donations for Summer Reading Club

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - This year the Fort St. John Public Library is hosting 'Imagine the Possibilities!' Summer Reading Club which has received $18,000 from community sponsors.  The Summer Reading Club is the Library's longest running and most popular program, designed to help ensure children improve or maintain their reading levels over the summer while away from a classroom. ...

Boreal Bioenergy seeks mills to set up production in Fort St. John and Fort Nelson

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Based Boreal Bioenergy is looking to expand their production of torrefied wood pellets and has identified sites of interest in both Fort St. John and Fort Nelson. The company that takes wood fibre from wood waste such as damaged pine beetle stock uses a process of torrification in which wood biomass is heated in...

Calgary selected by World Petroleum Council to host oil and gas forum in 2023

CALGARY, A.B. - Calgary has been selected to host the World Petroleum Congress in 2023, beating out four other global cities in voting that took place in St. Petersburg, Russia. The World Petroleum Council selected Calgary to host its global oil and gas forum in a fourth ballot early Sunday, where the other remaining contender was Baku, Azerbaijan. Held once every...
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