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UPDATE – Two people dead after hit and run on 98th avenue

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The RCMP have confirmed that two adults have been found dead after a hit and run on 98th avenue between 100 street and 102 street. The RCMP said in a tweet that the suspect vehicle fled the scene.  They have not provided any more information about the vehicle.  The RCMP will provide an update at...

Alberta inquiry into oil and gas foes could face legal challenge from Ecojustice

CALGARY — An environmental law group is threatening legal action if the Alberta government's inquiry into foreign funding of oil and gas industry foes continues as is.  Vancouver-based Ecojustice has given inquiry commissioner Steve Allan 30 days to respond to a letter detailing its concerns and proposing ways to address some of them. "It is Ecojustice's submission that the inquiry is ill-conceived, promulgated for purely political purposes...

Local farmers ready to start Fall Harvest this week

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - With the forecast starting to show signs of improvement, local farmers are itching to start harvesting their fall crops. Following a wet period of weather, Kelly Kassian, manager of Viterra in Fort St. John, says producers are now looking forward to getting their combines in the fields to start harvesting the fall crops such as...

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel efficient cars that create more planet-warming pollution. In a tweet, Trump said his action would result in less expensive, safer cars. He also predicted Americans...

BC Hydro to start work this week on Highway 29 alignment

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro has announced that it will begin work this week on the Highway 29 realignment east of Cache Creek. According to Hydro, they will be preparing the site for the construction of a large embankment at the eastern end of the segment. B.C. Hydro says they will be removing vegetation and soil to prepare the...

Claims of NDP Government not rebuilding Forest Industry ludicrous, says Parliamentary Secretary

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Yesterday, September 17, the Provincial Government announced that it would be investing $69 million to support forest workers impacted by mill closures and curtailments. Following the announcement, Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Forests, Ravi Kahlon, is on tour meeting with community leaders, workers, and contractors to provide more details on the provincial investment. Lately, the B.C....

Two brothers plea guilty in Provincial Court relating to hunting matter in FSJ

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The BC Conservation service shared two brothers have been charged in Provincial Court for a hunting matter in Fort St. John. The tweet shares, the two brothers entered into a guilty plea in court relating to a hunting matter in FSJ this winter. One brother was convicted of discharging a firearm in a no shooting area,...

Fort St. John Association for Community Living’s Evening with the Stars

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John Association for Community Living's (FSJACL) Evening with the Stars and AGM is tomorrow night, Thursday, September 19, 2019. Held at the Lido Theatre the event starts at 6:00 pm, a night of celebrating differences and recognizing talents along with personal achievements. This is an evening where members of the FSJACL are awarded...

Oil price drops for 2nd day as Saudi crude output recovers

NEW YORK — The price of oil fell Wednesday after Saudi officials announced oil production halted by an attack on the heart of its oil industry would be fully restored within weeks. Prices continued to slide even as the Saudi military blamed Iran for the attacks and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the strike and "act of war." Benchmark...

BC Hydro provides media with tour of Site C Project

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro invited members of the media on Tuesday for a tour of the Site C Dam Project. During the tour, media was provided with a look and an update on the various construction projects that are taking place on the north and south banks of the Peace River. This included a close-up view of the...

9th Annual United Way – Fire Truck Pull was a success

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The United Way of Northern British Columbia hosted its Annual Fire Truck Pull on Saturday, September 14, 2019 and raised $14,000. Mahvish Parvez, Resource Development Officer of the North East chapter shared they are very excited about the community and corporate turnout this year. There were 15 teams that participated which was more than last...

Salvation Army holds Grand Re-opening for Thrift Store

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Salvation Army's Thrift Store Grand Re-Opening is Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Cameron Eggie, Executive Director for the Salvation Army shares there will be fresh popcorn and a free family BBQ for customers from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.  For the renovation the flooring within the 100th Avenue location...

Fall Food Drive at Save-On-Foods for the Salvation Army Food Bank

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Save-On-Foods is throwing together a Fall Food Drive for the Salvation Army Food Bank. Due to low non-perishable donations at the Food Bank, Save-On-Foods wants to help fill the shelves by selling ready-to-purchase bags at the cashier's tills. The pre-made packages were put together using a list provided by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army will have...

Fort St. John Association for Community Living chosen as recipient at 100 Women Who Care

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Last night, Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 the Fort St. John Association for Community Living (FSJACL) chosen as the recipient of the 100 Women Who Cares financial infusion of $19,200. The event held at the Lido Theatre was the largest attended event to date with over 190 members showing up to support the local community. The...

Suncor CEO says he’s not counting on oil risk premium after Saudi attacks

CALGARY — The CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says his company isn't counting on higher cash flow despite analyst expectations of a "risk premium" on crude oil prices in the wake of last weekend's attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Benchmark oil prices jumped Monday by more than 14 per cent but gave up some of their gains Tuesday after Saudi Arabia's energy minister reported...

B.C. won’t use court ruling as tactic in pipeline battle: environment minister

VANCOUVER — Environment Minister George Heyman says British Columbia can't stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project but will use a court-ordered review of its environmental assessment certificates to protect the environment and coastal economies. In a decision released Tuesday, the B.C. Court of Appeal ordered the provincial government to reconsider the certificates because they were granted on the basis of assessments...

Cops for Cancer Tour de North kicked off Tuesday, made a stop in Fort St John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Cops for Cancer Tour de North kicked off Tuesday in Dawson Creek and ended Day One with a stop in Fort St. John. This year, local RCMP Constable Christiaan Dreyer and local Community Rider, with B.C. Hydro, Sharon McLeod has joined the Cops for Cancer Tour de North. The Tour is passing through communities in the...

Taylor Council approves Breweries & Cannabis Bylaw

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - At a District of Taylor Regular Council meeting on Monday, following three readings, Councillors gave final approval to a Bylaw that would allow for Micro Breweries, Craft Distilleries, and Cannabis Retail within the District. Earlier in 2019, the District had been contacted by local business investors that showed interest in developing a small scale craft...

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