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Grande Prairie RCMP search for missing two year-old

UPDATE as of 11:30 p.m. July 7 - RCMP continue to assist in the search for a two year old boy who went missing near the Wapiti River at the Canfor Bridge during the evening of July 6, 2018. The search continued throughout the day on July 7, 2018 and included boats, all-terrain vehicles and a helicopter in addition to people searching...

Landslide buckles Old Fort Road leaving residents trapped

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UPDATES - BELOW ARE LINKS TO THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE SLIDE For more on the evacuation order, click here. B.C. Hydro says the slide isn’t related to construction at the Site C Dam, click here for more. For more on the opening of the emergency operations centre, click here. To see more photos and video of the slide, click here. ORIGINAL STORY FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Residents...

Large well site fire causes evacuation Sunday morning near Pouce Coupe

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - The Dawson Creek Fire Department, Pouce Coupe Fire Department and the RCMP all responded to a large-scale fire at an Encana well site located south of Pouce Coupe. The call came into the RCMP at approximately 1:40 a.m. Sunday, March 18.  According to the RCMP, all the employees of the site were evacuated, and no injuries...

RCMP advising against traveling on Alberta Highways

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Alberta RCMP are advising motorists to re-consider their travel plans in Northern and Central Alberta. Heavy snow that started in B.C. is now covering northern parts of both provinces.  Many highways in Northern Alberta are listed as snow covered with blowing snow. For updates on roads in Alberta, visit 511.alberta.ca.  For highway conditions in B.C., visit www.drivebc.ca S/Sgt. Rodney...

Accident on Hwy 97 leads to fatality

UPDATE #3 - As of 6 a.m. Friday, the Highway is open to single lane alternating traffic. UPDATE #2 - As of 10pm Thursday, the Alaska Highway is open to single lane traffic. UPDATE - Drivebc.ca says the road will be closed until at least 10 p.m. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – There has been an accident between a Pick-up truck and a...

Friends collecting donations for both families affected by fatal crash on the Alaska Highway

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Friends of the two families that lost children in the collision Sunday night are collecting donations to help with funeral costs and the medical costs for the one child taken to Vancouver Children's Hospital. Police were called out a report of a collision on Highway 97 at Orrin Powell Road at around 5:20 p.m. Sunday. ...

Two youth killed in t-bone crash north of Kiskatinaw River Bridge

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Two youth are dead and a third had to be airlifted to an Alberta hospital after two vehicles collided Sunday evening on the Alaska Highway just north of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge. According to Corporal Madonna Saunderson with North District RCMP, police were called out a report of a collision on Highway 97 at Orrin Powell...

Severe thunderstorm causes flooding in Beaverlodge

UPDATE as of 6 p.m. - Highway 43 is reopened for travel following a diversion while Beaverlodge, Hythe and Wembley Fire Departments worked together with RCMP to clear the flooded area. UPDATE as of 4:40 p.m. - Motorists will be detoured onto Highway 722 to get around Beaverlodge.  The RCMP is working with the fire department and other agencies to remedy...

Carbon tax increasing Sunday and other things that will cost you more starting April 1

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation are reminding motorists in B.C. to fill up their vehicles today, as the B.C. Carbon tax increases April 1. The B.C. Carbon Tax will increase from $30 to $35 per ton on Sunday, April 1, 2018.  That means the price of fuel will increase by 1.11 cents per litre, bringing the total carbon...

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake felt throughout the B.C. Peace

UPDATE - Natural Resources Canada Seismologist John Cassidy says the cause is under investigation.  "There have been alot of induced earthquakes in the area, along with natural quakes.  The Oil and Gas Commission has been notified and will investigate. They will be looking into the depth of the quake and recent activity in the area.  It could take a...

Critically ill Fort St. John resident in Vancouver, Gofundme account set up to help

Correction to the story; Eric Stutzman is not the sole provider for the family, his wife Jenna Stutzman is employed. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Return It - Manager, Eric Stutzman has been diagnosed as critically ill, and a Gofundme account has been set up to help cover medical expenses. As his battle has been complicated by influenza, pneumonia and a bacterial infection,...

Tommy Lakes Road and Beatton River fires merge, grow to over 11,000 hectares

UPDATE - This fire has now caused an area north of Prespatou to be evacuated. Click here for more details. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Two fires burning north of Fort St. John have merged into one large wildfire, which has grown from a combined 4,000 hectares to over 11,000 hectares. According to Fire Information Officer Amanda Reynolds the Tommy Lakes...

UPDATE – Bomb threat at Fort St. John Winners

UPDATE - The RCMP released the following information about the incident. On October 29, 2018, at just after 12 noon, the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a man stating he was in possession of a bomb on the Totem Mall property, located at 9600 93rd Ave, Fort St John, BC. Monday afternoon, a 23-year-old male was on mall property and when...

Totem Mall closed until further notice after vehicle ramming causes severe damage

UPDATE as of 4:25 p.m. - The Mall will remain closed on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, as utility repairs continue.  Mall Management expects the mall will be open on Wednesday, January 31. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Totem Mall is closed until further notice after a vehicle rammed into the mall's exterior wall Monday morning causing severe damage to the...

Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue looking for missing boater

UPDATE as of 10 a.m. Monday - For the latest information this story, click here. UPDATE as of 6:30 pm - Search and Rescue has enough boats for tonight.  If you can help tomorrow, you're asked to call the number below. UPDATE as of 5pm - Tumbler Ridge Search and Rescue says they could use some help.   Here is the...

Fort St. John Mountie saves man’s life

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A member of the Fort St. John RCMP detachment is being called a hero after saving the life of a man who injured himself in the parking lot of an apartment building on the City’s east side over the weekend. Sgt. Dave Tyreman with the Fort St. John RCMP said that officers were called out...

Alaska Highway closed from Coal River to Yukon Border

UPDATE - As of 3 p.m. August 22 - The Highway is open to single lane alternating traffic with flagger and with pilot car. UPDATE - As of August 22, the Highway remains closed from Coal River to the Yukon Border. FORT NELSON, B.C. - The Alaska Highway is closed between Coal River and the Yukon Border due to a forest...

Fort St. John gets March average snowfall amount in just over 24 hours, breaks two snowfall records

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Though The Weather Network said earlier this week that Spring would arrive late to the Peace Region, their prediction of precipitation amounts being near-normal has all but vanished. According to Environment Canada meteorologist Cindy Yu, the single-day snowfall record in Fort St. John for March 1st was shattered Thursday. The North Peace Airport weather station...
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