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Monday, February 18, 2019
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Local UFC Fight

double stabbing in Fort St. John over the weekend, and it’s being linked to UFC fighting. Early Sunday morning (just before 5:30 am), the local RCMP was called to the 8800 block of 78 A street, where police discovered two males suffering from stab wounds. The males were taken to the hospital, where they were treated for...

New Hospital Update

The City and Northern Health will be co-hosting a public meetingtomorrow, at the North Peace Cultural Center, on the specific location,of the new Fort St. John hospital.As reported in April the hospital will be a 15 thousand square meterfacility, with 55 hospital beds, and a 123 bed residential senior’scare facility.The health authority is considering a possible location change forthe...

Roll Over Simulator in FSJ

The RCMP North District Traffic roll-over simulator is set, to wrap-up its tour of the North Peace this week.The first stop will be 1.30 this afternoon, at the Oil and Gas Commission on 110th avenue.Then tomorrow there will be a 10am public presentation and demonstration, during the Centennial Park Spirit Pole visit, at the North Peace Leisure Centre.There will...

DC Heavy Equipment Theft & Vandalism

There’s been another heavy equipment theft in the South Peace.The Dawson Creek RCMP confirms a John Deere excavator was stolen, from a sub-division construction site early last Thursday morning.It’s described as a yellow 2001 model, 200-LC, with Lucienne Contracting Limited decals on both sides.Police say evidence at the scene suggests a truck with a low boy trailer was used,...

FSJ Drug Bust

A series of drug busts in Fort St. John has netted 9 arrests, and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cash and cocaine.The Fort St. John RCMP reports that two arrests this week have led to the arrest of 9 members of the drug trade, based in this city as well as the Vancouver area.This week’s arrests began...

Wind Energy

BC Hydro has issued the largest clean power call, in this province’s history.It is asking power producers to submit proposals, which would annually add up, to 5 thousand gigawatt hours of clean or renewable energy.That’s enough electricity for 5 hundred thousand homes and, wind energy can produce the power through the installation, of 16 hundred megawatts of generating capacity.That...

Blizzard Bike Club Update

Colter Young has a big weekend ahead of him, and he started it off in style, winning last night’s Baldonnel time trial, and nailing a personal best of 24 minutes-flat in the process. Colter beat out eternal bridesmaid Pat Ferris who came second a little over a minute back, and Bob Andrews who came third.So, Colter Young...

DC Bicycle Bandit

The Dawson Creek RCMP has found a bicycle bandit suspect and, he’s in custody, in connection with this week’s bank robbery in that city.Police have confirmed a sixty year old unidentified man, matching a surveillance camera description of the robbery suspect, was arrested Wednesday night.They also report, he had in his possession, a large, undisclosed amount of money stolen,...

This Weekends Sporting Activities

Lots going on this weekend in FSJ… we got a floor hockey tournament rockin the North Peace Arena all weekend long there’s drag racing at the Airport drag strip – 10am Saturday and noon sunday The Paladin Black Sox have a big double header at Kin Park Diamond 9, Sunday starting at noon, against the still undefeated...

South Peace Fuel Thefts

The Dawson Creek Mounties are {also} investigating a series of fuel thefts this month, in the South Peace.They occurred between June 4th and 10th at rural construction sites surrounding Dawson Creek.Police are seeking public assistance in finding those responsible and, are taking information calls at the Dawson Creek detachment and crime stoppers numbers…784-3700 and, 1-800-222-84-77.

Donation to Kids Sport

We are going to begin with some kudos to Smith Fuels, who yesterday made a donation of 5 thousand bucks to North Peace Kidsport.Kidsport, as you are probably all aware, is a program that helpspay for registration or equipment, so that kids whose parents wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it, can play sports – families are eligible for...

Spectra National Energy Board Hearing

$bp("Brid_46229199", {"id":"15802","width":"16","height":"9","video":"366564"});The National Energy Board website shows August 26th as the hearing date, for a South Peace Spectra Energy pipeline project announced in February.The company is proposing to expand its gathering facility in Northeast BC to handle about another 40 million cubic feet of gas per day.The project is part of a third phase of expansion, which...

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...

BC Gas Monthly Sale

The June sale of oil and gas drillings rights in Northeast BC isless than a week away and, expectations are running high next Wednesday’s sale could set another monthly record.The May 21st sale at 441 million dollars set the currentrecord and, six of the ten best sales in provincial history have beenrecorded in the past twelve months.Last month’s sale...

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...
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