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Site C Consultation

B.C. Hydro says the Site C Round One consultation report should be released at the end of next month or early in September. Round One was concluded at the end of June. Hydro has a December, 2009 target date to complete the process and report to the Provincial Government which should lead to a decision on dam construction......

Jagmeet Singh looks to defy the odds again on the campaign trail

OTTAWA — Jagmeet Singh is no stranger to beating long odds — which is good, since taking over the Prime Minister's Office this fall seems the unlikeliest of outcomes for  the leader of the federal New Democrats. The energetic former criminal lawyer, who cuts a striking silhouette in his tailored suit, long beard and colourful turban as he rides his collapsible bike around Parliament Hill, captured the country's...

Community events for the weekend of Dec 11

Below is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  For more community events, visit www.energeticcity.ca/events   Date Of Event Name...

RCMP need key witnesses to help find missing teenager

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. -- The RCMP is asking for the help of key witnesses who could help their investigation into the disappearance of 15-year-old Denny Poole move forward. First, police are asking drivers who were travelling between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John who may have seen two youths on the highway or side roads and fit Denny's description to contact...

PRRD still gathering information on building inspection service

For those with questions concerning the Peace River Regional District building inspection service, there’s confirmation the information gathering process continues, but it’s likely to be the spring of next year before there’s anything definitive regarding future bylaw direction. It’s been nearly a year now since administrative staff started the stakeholder/public feedback process, but Shannon Anderson the deputy Chief Administrative Officer...

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Oil and gas companies that broke regulations in 2012 named

However, through a Freedom of Information request, the Tyee has learned the names of the companies that were sent the 14 enforcement orders in 2012 and those that were issued the 77 tickets.  Among them are several oil and gas companies with operations in the Peace Region.  In Fort St. John, Orefyn Energy Advisors was issued three enforcement orders for the proper management and...

Alleged terrorist will be back in court in October

The next court hearing for the case of alleged terrorist Othman Ayed Hamdan has been pushed back to October 7th, at 9:30 am. The 33-year-old is facing six counts of counselling to commit murder and assault causing bodily harm on behalf of a terrorist group for posts he’s alleged to have made on social media between September 2014 and July of...

Mayor says anti-idling bylaw may be considered

Mayor Bruce Lantz says an anti-idling bylaw is on the radar in Fort St. John. On Moose FM's Issues and Answers this morning, Mayor Lantz said staff is currently researching the facts behind an anti-idling bylaw, and says there is a suprising amount of information to go through. The Mayor says the idea did come up in council last June, and...

Midget Flyers outscore opponent to progress to finals

  Seven goals in two games were enough to earn the Petroleum Association Midget Flyers a chance to compete for a league championship. In an interesting playoff style which determines a winner by most goals scored over a span of two games, the Midget Flyers eliminated the Dawson Creek Midget Canucks 7-6. Saturday, game one saw the Flyers leave Dawson Creek with...

Provincial Government looking at lowest natural gas and petroleum numbers in decades

With only two monthly sales of natural gas and petroleum rights left in 2015, the provincial government remains in position to post its lowest bonus bids total in more than three and half decades. Ministry of Natural Gas Development records dating back to 1978 show the lowest calendar year total since then was in 1982, at just over $16.7 million. However,...

EnCana proposing project to reduce reliance on surface water for operations near Dawson Creek

The Calgary-based natural gas producer is proposing to extract saline water from a formation 950 to 1,000 metres below the surface of the earth to be used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations in the rural areas of Bessborough and Farmington, an area of significant operations now and in the future. “In the last couple of years we have been developing...

Shell Canada submits LNG Canada plans to environmental agencies

Shell's plans, which are now among at least a half dozen proposed B.C.LNG developments, include building a natural gas pipeline from the Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek to Kitimat, where the liquefied gas will be loaded onto tankers and shipped to Asia. The LNG Canada project is a venture between Shell and affiliates of Asian companies Mitsubishi, Korea Gas, and PetroChina Investment. The approval process...

Increased protection for South Peace caribou habitat

The Peace Region in particular is seeing its caribou numbers getting small, with both the herds near Moberly Lake and Tumbler Ridge declining, and the Burnt Pine herd down to one last female. There are currently an estimated 1,100 Northern Caribou in the South Peace, which are expected to decrease to 800 over the next 21 years. The hope is...

Water back on for trailer park residents

  Water is back on for residents at the Peace Country Trailer Park in Fort St. John. The City turned the water back on just after 2:30 p.m. Friday, after an emergency shut off had to be done following a three-inch water main that blew Thursday afternoon. Robert Herman, owner of Sterling Management, says maintenance workers had been at one site performing...

Overseas typhoon stirs local Filipinos

As parts of the Philippines pick up the pieces left by Typhoon Parma, local residents with strong connections to the area are still trying to contact their loved ones. Fort St. John resident Mark Enriquez lived in the Philippines until he was eight years old. He moved to Canada with his mother, and has now spent just under 20...

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