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Police seize guns and half-kilo of cocaine in Fairview

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. — Officers with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams and the RCMP seized more than half a kilogram of cocaine along with two firearms in Fairview last week. The investigation, which involved RCMP detachments from Fairview, Peace River, and Grande Prairie, began five months ago. On January 5th, 29 year-old Khristopher Ali was arrested during a traffic...

“Get the Newf off the Roof” fundraiser in Chetwynd surpasses $10,000 mark

CHETWYND, B.C. — A Surerus-Murphy employee who has been camped out in a tent on the roof of the Peace FM studios since Wednesday morning is nearly halfway to meeting his fundraising goal. Derek Pickford, who works in Surerus-Murphy’s Public Relations department, launched the “Get the Newf Off the Roof” fundraiser on Wednesday morning with the goal of raising $25,000...

Northern Health responding to lengthy ultrasound waits in Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Officials with Northern Health say that while wait times to get an ultrasound in Fort St. John have increased recently, the health authority is hoping to reduce those wait times with additional staff. Northern Health spokesperson Eryn Collins said that wait times to get a routine ultrasound at the Fort St. John Hospital are currently...

November saw nearly 300 fewer workers on Site C compared to previous month

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. —  The latest employment statistics published by BC Hydro for the Site C dam show that there was a drop of 293 workers compared to October, which also had several hundred fewer workers than the month prior. In November, there were a total 1,681 people employed at Site C. The number of contractors on site dropped...

Angus Reid poll finds more than half of B.C. residents agree with continuing construction of Site C

VANCOUVER, B.C. –  A new Angus Reid poll says that the NDP government’s decision on December 11th to continue construction of the Site C dam is being met with the approval of just over half of British Columbians. During a review by the B.C. Utilities Commission, it was found that BC Hydro was going to miss its September 2019 deadline...

A look forward to 2018 with Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman 

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Though it is already nearly two weeks into the new year, Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman says she’s looking forward to 2018, and that she feels big things are in store for the Energetic City. Mayor Ackerman sat down for a phone interview with Energeticcity.ca late last week to get her thoughts on the...

Highway 43 closed south of Beaverlodge

UPDATE: As of 9:00 a.m. Highway 43 is now open in both directions. BEAVERLODGE, A.B. — Alberta Highway 43 is closed in both directions two kilometres south of Beaverlodge because of a collision. According to Alberta511, the highway connecting the BC Peace Region with Grande Prairie was closed at Highway 723 some time before 6:00 a.m. Thursday. Emergency crews are on...

PRRD hosting two North Peace Official Community Plan open houses

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Peace River Regional District is hosting a pair of open houses this weekend to get feedback on the North Peace draft official community plan that was released last week. The PRRD has been working on drafting the plan since 2015 and held the first open house event on Thursday night in Baldonnel to gather...

School District 60 cancels buses for Friday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - School District 60 has decided to cancel school buses for one more day. Buses were cancelled early Thursday and now the School District has decided to cancel buses on Friday, January 12. The reason continues to be the cold weather.  Schools will remain open. https://twitter.com/sd60/status/951576075020091392 Overnight into Friday, the temperature is expected to drop to minus 28 with...

All school buses in the B.C. Peace are cancelled

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Both School District 60 and School District 59 have cancelled all school buses for today. Due to the cold weather and mechanical issues, School buses will not be running anywhere in the B.C. Peace. Schools will still be open. https://twitter.com/sd60/status/951423110078590977  

School buses cancelled for the second day in the B.C. Peace

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - School District 59 has announced buses have been cancelled in Dawson Creek and Chetwynd for the second day. This is on top of the announcement made Thursday by School District 60, that buses wouldn't be running in the North Peace on Friday. The current cold snap has caused mechanical problems for both Districts.  Schools are still...

George Canyon to light up Lido stage with Acoustic Christmas

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Fans get ready for an unprecedented experience as Canadian Country Star George Canyon brings his Acoustic Country Christmas to Fort St. John and the Lido Theatre on Monday November 20, 2017.  Tickets go on sale this Friday September 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be $45 and can be purchased at Moose FM, www.energetictickets.ca or...

Fort St. John taxi owner looking for support to expand his fleet

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The owner of a small Fort St. John taxi company is looking to get support from residents to expand his business. Bernard Thompson has been operating his eponymous taxi service in the Energetic City for the past six years, when has was granted a license to operate a single taxi cab in the city and...

Site C Affordable Housing land chosen, sale pending: BC Housing

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - BC Housing is now taking the next steps towards breaking ground on the Site C Affordable Housing project. A spokesperson with BC Housing says they originally issued a request for information back in March of 2015. The proposed site is at 9404 93 Avenue.  "BC Housing publicly issued a Request for Information on March 6, 2015, encouraging proponents...

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UPDATE – Fort St. John RCMP find missing 9 year-old

UPDATE as of 9:20 p.m. the RCMP have confirmed they found the child.  The child was found at McDonald's.  The RCMP would like to thank the community for their quick response in helping to find him. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St John RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in locating a 9-year-old child.  The child wandered away from his home located near the 10100 block...

North B.C. Peace Region now under Extreme Cold Warning

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Warning for the B.C. North Peace Region. Meteorologists say that temperatures in the northern Peace River region including Fort St. John are expected to remain in the mid-minus 30’s this morning. When combined with light winds, this will result in windchill values below minus 40 degrees. Extreme cold warnings...

CMA plane makes emergency landing in Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C – At around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon a Central Mountain Air plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Fort Nelson. The Dash 8 Q100 aircraft was carrying a total of thirty four passengers, three crew members and cargo as it was headed to Prince George from Fort Nelson. President of CMA Doug McCrea said, “They...

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