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Saturday, April 20, 2019
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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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