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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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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...

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,...

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...

Shirley Lee Cletheroe Missing – Update

It has been two years now since a 45 year old Fort St. John woman went missing and, there are still no reports concerning her whereabouts.Shirley Lee Cletheroe was last reportedly seen, on June 9th of 2006 but, has had no known contact with family or friends since then.So far as we know the local RCMP case file remains...

Cash for the Peace Country

The province is handing over more infrastructure funding to the Peace River Regional District.This year’s payment will total 26 and a half million dollars, to support infrastructure improvements and other important projects, as determined by the local governments.The funding comes according to the terms of the BC / Peace River Memorandum of Understanding, formerly known as FairShare. This is...

High Speed Chase

The Fort St. John RCMP was involved in another high speed pursuit on the weekend.Although there is no official confirmation from the RCMP, the event happened Saturday morning shortly after 1am when several officers were in pursuit of a truck. The flat deck truck was chased out on 100th street past the College and then turned onto the West...

Flaring at Spectra Energy

Spectra Energy in Taylor is prepping for shutdown later this week.In preparation of the shutdown of the McMahon Gas Plant, Spectra will be flaring, at the facility on Thursday and Friday of this week as well as at the facility at Mile 72 of the Alaska Highway.Both days periodic flaring will occur starting at 8am. The flaring is needed...

Local Forest Fire Update

The Peace Region is still at a high risk for Forest fires, according to the Prince George Fire Centre.Although temperatures are cool, the ground is still dry and minimal heat is needed to quickly increase the risk of a wildfire.Last week, there were 22 new forest fires in this part of the province. Many of the fires were lightning...

Found Travel Trailer

The Fort St. John RCMP are looking for you help in locating the owner of a travel trailer.The travel trailer was found on May 24th at the Rotary Park boat launch in Charlie Lake. Police have not been able to identify the owners and the trailer was towed. The trailer was left by a older brown truck.If you know...

Backcountry Break & Enter

Backcountry Sports was the target of a brash robbery early Sunday morning.At just before 4 am, suspects drove right through the front doors of the store, and continued to about half-way through the building. They then pried open some of the showcases and made off with an undisclosed amount of hand guns.The suspects then backed the vehicle out of...
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