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Tembec in Chetwynd could shutdown

Rumours continue to circulate about the future of Tembec's operation in Chetwynd, following the company's decision earlier this week to shutdown other pulp mills.This week the company announced a market-related shutdown of its operation in Quebec. At Thursday's Peace River Regional District meeting, Chetwynd Councilor Lavern Norris said employees are on notice that they are likely to be...

NLC Student gets award

A graduate of the Automotive Service Technician Foundation trades training program at the Fort St. John Campus of Northern Lights College is the proud owner of a new toolbox. Stephen Fedderly recently was presented with the toolbox, by Delbert Benterud, sales manager for Northern Metalic in Fort St. John. Northern Metalic started the practice in 2008 of presenting a toolbox...

Weekly MP Report from Jay Hill

MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P. “A Made-for-Northern BC Economic Action Plan” Roads, bridges, community projects and colleges.  Enhanced Employment Insurance (EI) and training.  Further tax cuts.  More access to financing.  Help for towns hardest hit by the global economic downturn.  Incentives for housing and construction.  That’s what YOU asked for as our Conservative Government consulted with Canadians.  And that’s...

RCMP arrest a person considered a high risk of re-offending

The Fort St. John RCMP have arrested Donald John Paul Kocurek for breach of his probation order. A total of 8 charges were approved against Mr. Kocurek who has been remanded in custody until March 16, 2009. Kocurek was convicted in 2006 of assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, resist arrest, dangerous driving, flight from police, possession...

FSJ Figure Skating Club presents ABBA ice-show

The Fort St. John figure skating club presents "Mamma Mia, & a Tribute to Abba" on Friday (Jan 30th) at the North Peace Arena. There will be two shows, one at 1pm and one at 7pm, featuring guest skater Ronald Lam of Coquitlam. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students / seniors, and free for children 5 and under. ...

Huskies and Flyers both play 2 this weekend

The Huskies and Senior Flyers are both looking ahead to two game weekends.For the Huskies, it's two more big games, as they visit Grande Prairie on Friday, and Whitecourt on Saturday, with the threat of losing their grip on second place if they don't bring home four points.It's a tough assignment for the pups, as they will make the...

Agriculture information sessions in Dawson Creek

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada information sessions will take place in Dawson Creek on February 4th. Program officers will be on hand to talk about Business Risk Management programs, including AgrInvest and AgriRecovery. They will also help with completing the application forms. The information sessions will be held at the George Dawson Inn from 7 until...

Charlie Lake looking for volunteer firefighters

If you've always wanted to be a firefighter, here's your chance.The Charlie Lake Fire Department is looking for volunteers to begin training this October.Fire Chief Allan Pinkerton explains what the department requires of the volunteers. Volunteers can have full time jobs, as long as there is approval to leave in case of...

NEAT hopes Environmental film sparks change

The Northern Environmental Action Team - or NEAT, hopes its film screening tomorrow will bring a change to Fort St. John. The film, titled End of Suburbia, questions whether suburbia is a sustainable living choice for everyone. Executive Director Sally Emory says there are many eco-friendly options for Fort St. John to consider. She says...

Independent tax review hits Fort St. John

The city of Fort St. John is undergoing an independent property tax review. Dr. Stanley Hamilton is a Property Tax Ratio Review Commissioner. He was asked by Council to determine if the method to which the City divides total property taxes among the property classes should be adjusted.There are seven property classes in the city, including residential and business....

Report provokes education talks

On the Education front, there will be another stakeholders round table discussion today on class sizes and other issues facing both BC teachers and students.According to a new report, about 95 percent of classes in this province now have 30 or fewer students, and 99 percent of them, 32 or fewer.Education minister Shirley Bond is calling that a...

Stolen Logging Truck

The Fort St. John RCMP are searching for a stolen logging truck.In the early morning of January 23rd 2009, a logging truck and 2006 superior logging trailer were taken from Rapid Wireline Services on 87th ave in Fort St. John.  The logging truck was recovered in Chetwynd, however the trailer has not yet been located.The trailer has a licence...

Prince George Peace River MP Jay Hill on the budget

Over $12 billion has been pledged over the next 2 years for infrastructure in Canada.Now, how much of that infrastructure money will be coming to this region? Prince George Peace River MP Jay Hill says there's still cash to come from last year. Now, there has been some concern that Federal money will only be made...

Millionaire Web Entrepreneur Grew Up in Hudson's Hope

The popular online dating site, Plentyoffish.com rakes in 10 million dollars a year, and is one the most popular dating sites on the Internet. Markus Frind, the founder now lives in Vancouver, but grew up near Hudson's Hope, BC. The US-based business magazine Inc.com has published a front page article about Plentyoffish.com and Frind. Read the article online, here....

More on the 2009 Federal Budget

A 40- (b) billion-dollar, two-year package to stimulate the faltering economy, and personal income tax cuts highlight the Conservative government's life or death fourth budget.But the moves won't come cheap.Finance Minister Jim Flaherty projects Canada will run up a massive total deficit of almost 85 (b) billion dollars over five years -- wiping out most of the national debt...

Council discusses speed zone near seniors home

View Larger MapThe speed limit in front of a local seniors home may get a little slower.City Council will look at restricting the area to 30 kilometers per hour.Councillor Larry Evans explains why he wants this issue to be considered.The zone is on 98th street and stretches from 106th Avenue to 112th Avenue.Evans says all options will be considered,...

Highlights from the 2009 Canadian Federal Budget

Here are the highlights of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's fourth federal budget:-- 40 (b) billion dollars in economic stimulus over two years, including infrastructure spending and tax cuts.-- Total tax relief for Canadians worth 20 (b) billion dollars for this fiscal year and next five years.-- Cuts business taxes by two (b) billion dollars for this fiscal year and...

Company didn't have propery safety procedures in a pipeline testing death

WorkSafe BC has now released more information regarding a pipeline testing accident last month in this region.In its earlier released information Worksafe said two workers had just completed a hydrostatic test on two 16 inch pipeline cleaning pig traps, when one of the workers, closed a valve to isolate the piping being tested, from the recording device and...

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