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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Chetwynd Fire

Chetwynd Fire Chief Leo Sabulsky is suggesting the 9-1-1 response, of those who witnessed a fire early yesterday avoided, what could havebeen a major disaster.The 4am fire was at a bulk fuel plant in the South Peace community but, thanks to the 9-1-1 callers was isolated to the unlocking dock area and quickly extinguished.It remains under RCMP investigation.

Dawson Creek Bank Robbery

The Dawson Creek RCMP is looking for the public’s help, in apprehending a possibly armed, bank robbery suspect.Police say at about 15 minutes after noon yesterday, a lone male entered the Dawson Creek CIBC branch, approached a teller, indicated hehad a weapon, and demanded cash.He then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, on a bicycle.He is described as...

June Weather Update

We’re already through more than a third of June but, theprecipitation total for the month is less, than 20 percent of the localarea norm.The official Environment Canada total through yesterday was 14 millimeters, in a month when the average is 71 point four.However, temperatures are running right in line, with the monthly norms.The average daytime high for June is...

MacKenzie Mill Closure

Canfor Corporation has confirmed operations at it’s sawmill in Mackenzie will cease tomorrow.The company says the indefinite closure is an effort to minimizeoperating losses, during the current prolonged period of poor lumbermarkets and production curtailments.About 200 employees will be impacted by the decision, a majority of which will be indefinitely laid off.However, the planer will operate for about two...

Northern BC Trade Mission to China

The weeklong Northern BC Beijing Trade Mission is set to begin onSaturday and, Mayor Eglinski and City Manager Dianne Hunter willrepresent Fort St. John.The group is lead by Initiatives Prince George and, also has municipal delegates from Mackenzie, Terrace and Prince Rupert.This city has received a 50 thousand dollar grant from the provinceto pursue the BC-Asia Twinning Project and,...

10-Digit Dialing Coming

We are now less than two weeks away from introduction of ten-digit dialing for local telephone calls.To meet growing demand for phone numbers the industry is adding new area codes to BC and Alberta.They are 7-7-8 in BC’s current 2-5-0 area code region and, 5-8-7 right across Alberta.The end result means that people must add the area code for...

Bluey Day Results – Update

With money still coming in, the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation isgetting very close to reaching, its 2008 Bluey Day fundraiser target,of 200 thousand dollars.The running total now stands at 196 thousand and, all the moneyraised this year is going towards the purchase, of a CT scanner. The Foundation is committed to raising one point three million dollars, of...

Consumer Prices Rise

It has been eight months now, since the Canadian dollar attained parity with its American counterpart, for the first time in decades.Since then it has been within about three cents or less of parityand, a new Bank of Montreal price comparison shows Canadians still havea rip-off argument.We are paying about 18 percent more, for everything from vehicles toa cup...

Oil & Gas Prices

After losing about three bucks in late day trading yesterday, crude oil prices are on the rebound again today.They firmed up, following release of a report, that oil inventories in the U.S. fell more than expected again last week.At last report a barrel of crude was up three dollars and two cents, to 134 dollars and 33 cents U.S.Most...

Precision Take Over Bid

Calgary-based Precision Drilling Trust has launched an unsolicited1.61 billion dollar takeover offer, for the contract drilling company Grey Wolf.It gives the Houston based target firm an alternative to consider, to its planned merger with Basic Energy Services.In a letter to Thomas Richards, the chairman and CEO of Grey Wolf, Precision said its bid was better than the Basic deal.Grey...

Gas Prices Update

The common posted price of gasoline in Fort St. John has broken through another ceiling, on route to another record high.It is up four cents a liter, to a dollar 42, point nine cents and, has pushed through the ceiling of a dollar and forty cents, for the first time ever.In addition the Esso outlet, at 100th street and...

Epscan to PowerComm

Fort St. John based Epscan Industries located a 100-12, 94th avenue, has reportedly been acquired, by an Alberta company, PowerComm Incorporated. PowerComm’s President and CEO, Wayne Rutherford, says adding geographical representation in northeastern BC is, a large part of his companies planned growth strategy.Epscan is an electrical and instrumentation contractor, which recently opened an office in Dawson Creek.Company President...

Trailer Fire

residential trailer fire yesterday afternoon in Fort St. John, in the City Centre trailer park… This is Deputy Fire Chief Curtis Redpath….. Take Clip: Redpath “no injuries were reported” .14 There is no dollars-and-cents estimate but, Curtis says there was considerable damage to the trailer itself. He also confirmed the fire...

Fair Share Monies

The Peace River Regional District is getting another 26 and half million dollars in Infrastructure Funding from the province. It comes according to the terms of the BC / Peace River Memorandum of Understanding, formerly known as FairShare. This is money pledged by the provincial government to this region, in recognition of revenues raised by the Province from the...

Local Road Construction

Fort St. John area motorists are being advised, of another lengthy summer construction road closure.Beginning today and running for up to ten weeks, the West Bypass Road is closed to all traffic.Under contract to the provincial Ministry of Transportation, Forbes Industrial Contractors Limited is building a new crossing over Stoddart Creek.Meantime, CTL Contractors is also advising local area motorists...

Hospital Location Change

lth is considering a possible change in the specific location of the new Fort St. John hospital, on its 40 acre proposed northeast sector location. The original proposal put the hospital site on the southeast corner of the lot off the east by-pass road but, architects are now suggesting using the southwest corner off 86th street. ...

Edmonton Teen Murder – Update

There’s another delay in the case of a 17 year old Edmonton boy, facing a second degree murder charge, in connection with an incident last month in Fort St. John.He is currently being held in juvenile detention in Prince George and, appeared in Fort St. John provincial court yesterday, through videoconference.His case was set back one month and, he...

20/20 Visioning Results

t’s regular meeting, Fort St. John City Council was presented with the final administration document, from the city’s 20/20 vision survey. It outlines the three main priorities of residents, as Growth, Development, and Infrastructure, Environmental Issues, and Transportation. A fourth priority added to the list is Health Care. Councillors will now use the survey...
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