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BC announces inaugural Oil and Gas Week

In the wake of booming oil and gas land rights sales this year, the provincial government has declared October 5th to 11th "Oil and Gas Week". The Province has established the week to recognize a record-breaking year for positive revenue and industry growth in the oil and gas sector. Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Richard Neufeld says the announcement represents...

Local advance voting numbers

Following the close of advance polling station this Sunday (Oct 5), Elections Canada has released its first estimate of advance polling numbers. In the Prince George-Peace River riding, just over 2200 voters cast their ballots in advance. That's down by nearly half from the previous federal election, which saw over 4200 voters cast advance ballots in the Prince George-Peace River...

Northern Health announces small surplus

Northern Health says its budget for the first quarter of the 2008-2009 fiscal year is balanced. At a board meeting in Dawson Creek last week, the health authority received financial statements that indicate Northern Health ended their first quarter with a surplus of nearly $270 thousand dollars. However, the authority calls the surplus "very small" when contrasted with the authority's...

BC's economy slipping

RBC's latest economic outlook report for the province of BC suggests that the so-far resilient economy here is starting to slip. The company attributes a projected slowdown in economic growth to plunging house prices and reduced home construction here and in the US, which has caused an already ailing forest products sector in the province to be hit even harder...

PG Targeted Hit

Two people are dead in what RCMP in Prince George say appears to be a targeted hit. Investigators were called to a home in 2400 block of Webber Crescent late last night. The victims were found inside the residence which is not far from the University of Northern B.C. Major crimes investigators have not said how the pair died, but confirm foul...

Northern Health has a Small Surplus

Northern Health held their board meeting Tuesday in Dawson Creek.The board heard from a number of local groups including eye care in the South Peace, home and community care, services at Dawson Creek and District Hospital, and the new Fort St. John hospital project. The board also heard that the budget through the first quarter of the 2008-2009 fiscal...

Forest firefighting costs down this year for BC

Despite a dry summer for many areas of the province, forest firefighting costs are actually down this year from annual averages. This year the province's forest firefighting bill came in at about 76 million dollars, while the average cost is in the 108 million dollar range. Forest fires this year burned about 130 square kilometres of the province, down...

BC recruiters look to Philippines

A group of British Columbian employers held their first-ever job fair in the Phillipines today. The fair, held in Quezon City in Metro Manila, was an opportunity for BC employers to recruit workers into the labour-strapped hospitality industry in the province. The event is hosted by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency, a Philippine government corporation that pre-screens Filipino workers for...

Fort Nelson donates to FSJ's CT Scanner Fund

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation has just announced another major donation to their CT Scanner fund--but this time, the money is coming from another city. The Fort Nelson Hospital Foundation has come forward with a $10,000 donation towards the scanner. Board Chair Laurie Dolan says having the machine in Fort St. John will save Fort Nelson residents the additional...

NLC offers prospective students a "test drive" of college life

High school students in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson will again have the opportunity to test-drive college life this year as Northern Lights College once again presents "Experience NLC". The program allows local high school students to spend a day at a Northern Lights College campus to see what a typical post-secondary student's day is like. Depending...

Police seek information in high-speed pursuit case

Police are now seeking the public's assistance in relation to last week's dramatic high-speed vehicle pursuit that resulted in 7 charges being laid against a Dawson Creek man. Daniel Stephen Campbell, 40, was arrested after he allegedly stole a vehicle from the Pink Mountain area and damaged two police vehicles while attempting to escape arrest in Fort St. John. Police are...

Oil & Gas Conference now underway

Tuesday marked the beginning of the annual Oil and Gas Conference, held this year in Fort St. John. The conference got underway with a series of free pre-conference workshops on dealing with the labour crunch, selling yourself to prospective clients, and creating better management practice. Tuesday's events wrap up with a welcome reception from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The conference...

Voter ID now required

As voters prepare to go to the polls next week, Elections Canada is reminding the public they'll need more than just their voting card to cast their ballot in this election. Under new legislation, voters are now required to produce proof of identity before voting. The new rules mean that a voter must produce either one piece of government-issued...

Update: Firefighters rescue 3 from sewer

The Fort St. John fire department has confirmed helping three people find their way out of the local sewer system last night. At around 9:30 last night, the department received a call that someone may have climbed into the sewers at 93rd Avenue and 100th St. Firefighters suited up in breathing gear soon entered the system, and...

School District, Taylor and Regional District Nominees Coming Soon

Soon you'll see even more local news from the upcoming 2008 Municipal Elections.We'll be adding information later this week from the District of Taylor, Hudson's Hope, Peace River Regional District and School District 60. Most of these areas have said they will not release the names of nominees for mayor, council or trustee positions until after nominations have closed.Nominations...

3 Men rescued after being found in Sewer System

On Monday evening, October 6 @ approximately 9:30 pm Fort St. John Fire Department received a 911 call reporting that a person or persons may have entered the city storm sewer system at 93rd Avenue and 100th Street. Fire department responded to that location and set up to enter the storm sewer system.Fire fighters wearing air monitoring equipment and...

Protests Continue over Site C

Photo: Site C Protestors gather outside the Uptown Grill - Garet Hindman/Energeticcity.caProtestors continued to voice their concerns with Site C and BC Hydro’s Consultations.Approximately 30 protestors walked around Fort St. John protesting the proposed dam. The protestors interrupted Monday’s round of Phase 2 Consultations at the Quality Inn. They even broke into song to show their disapproval for the...

RCMP Respond to over 300 calls in just a Week

Over the past week (Sep 29-Oct 5) Fort St. John RCMP have responded to in excess of 300 calls for service.In the past week the incidents have been: 23 persons crimes; 53 property crimes; 24 other criminal offences; 10 controlled drug and substance act matters; 32 provincial statue matters including sudden death investigations; 209 other police investigational matters that...
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