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Municipal election ballot order announced

October 20th marked the Declaration of Municipal Elections. Today at City Hall in Fort St. John, Janet Prestley, Chief Election Officer, drew names from a hat to determine ballot placement. Here's what your 2008 Municipal Election Ballot will look like in Fort St. John: Mayoral Candidates Bruce Lantz Jim EglinskiCouncillor Candidates Theresa Mucci-Rodgers Karen Simpson Trevor Bolin Don Irwin...

Celebration of Life for DC Mayor to be held this Saturday

The City of Dawson Creek has announced it will be holding a celebration of life in honour of Mayor Calvin Kruk this Saturday, October 25th. The celebration will be held at the EnCana events centre, with a reception to follow in the EnCana Centre Foyer. Ceremonies will begin at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the...

NEAT hosts movie night to raise awareness about waste

As we enter Waste Reduction Week here in Canada, our local Northern Environmental Action Team, or NEAT, is hoping to inspire residents to live greener lives through a night of film. Wednesday night, the group will present the movie "Garbage! The Revolution Begins at Home." The movie chronicles one family's efforts to take an inventory of just how much waste...

RCMP question Wiebo Ludwig in connection with EnCana bombings

CTV is now reporting that police have questioned anti-Oil and Gas activist Wiebo Ludwig in connection with the bombings of 2 EnCana pipelines last week in the Tomslake area near the BC/Alberta border. In an interview with the media outlet, Ludwig said the media was too concerned with the danger of the attacks when they should be concerned with the...

Incumbent Mayor Jim Eglinski calls for tax assessment review

Incumbent mayor Jim Eglinski is promising to work with Fort St. John residents to address the needs and the budget of the community if he's re-elected as mayor. Eglinski says if re-elected, he wants to look at the way tax assessments are calculated. Eglinski says since his election to the seat...

NLC announces 2 award recipients; calls for proposals

Northern Lights College has announced the recipients of two of its financial awards for students in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering program. Tyrone Gregg is the recipient of the Duane Sunderman Memorial Award, while Jonathan Isenring was the recipient if the Erich W. Lehmann Memorial Bursary/Scholarship. The awards both celebrate achievement in the AME program at Northern Lights College....

Jay Hill; Gordon Campbell offer words of condolence following death of DC Mayor

MP Jay Hill and Premier Gordon Campbell have issued statements following the death of Dawson Creek Mayor Calvin Kruk. Hill praised Kruk's "unwavering dedication to enriching recreation and culture in his community," but saying Kruk would be remembered most for his strong environmental leadership in the city. Campbell called Kruk a friend as well as a colleague, calling him an "outstanding...

Trucker injured on rig site in Peace River

A 45-year-old trucker was airlifted to Edmonton today after he was injured on a Murphy Oil drilling rig site in Peace River, Alberta. The man was struck on the head by a canopy as it was being lowered onto a mud tank. He suffered injuries to his neck. The man was originally taken to hospital in Peace River, but was...

Grande Prairie Drug Bust

One man is facing charges after the RCMP executed a high-risk takedown Saturday morning on a suspected drug house in Grande Prairie. The Emergency Response Team and Mounties raided a home in the south end of the city, armed with a high-risk search warrant. Inside the home, police seized a 9-millimeter handgun, a 12-gauge shotgun, over nine thousand dollars in cash...

FSJ Mayor offers Tribute to Calvin Kruk

43 year old Dawson Creek Mayor, Calvin Kruk, passed away early yesterday morning, while undergoing hospital treatment for lung cancer. Calvin had been hopeful of a full recovery, noting he was lucky the cancer had been found, during his recent treatement for pneumonia. Born and raised in Maple Ridge he moved to Dawson Creek in 1990 and, he was elected mayor...

FSJ Good for Small Businesses – Report

Fort St. John is ranked fourth, on a new Canadian Federation of Independent Business list of communities in Canada, attractive to small businesses. The report entitled, Communities in Bloom: Canada's Top Entreprenneurial Cities, is the result of an examination of 12 main factors, including strong economic activity fuelled by the energy industry. In addition to Fort St. John, other cities on...

Fall Classic Results

Barb Polehoykie was the best estimator at the 16th annual Fall Classic Road Race held Oct. 19. Fresh from her Boston Marathon qualifying run in Victoria a week ago, Barb predicted a time of 47 minutes for the 8 km distance. Her finishing time of 46:13 put her 47 seconds faster than her prediction to capture first place. Darren...

Mayor Jim Eglinski on Monday's Issues and Answers

Coming up Monday Morning's Issues and Answers - Mayor Jim Eglinski is on the show to review the past three years and talk about his vision for the next three years if he is re-elected Mayor.If you have a question for Jim, email contact@energeticcity.ca or leave a comment below.

NPSS Volleyball Teams have a great weekend

Photo: The NPSS Girls Volleyball Team after winning the G.P.C.H.S. Pow Wow Invitational - Submitted.The NPSS Volleyball team's had a great weekend, both team playing great in there final matches. The Boys advanced to the semifinals with a 2nd place finish in there pool and after 2 very tough matches bring home 4th place (#6 Cam Gardener was named...

Wildcats to hold Bottle Drive Saturday

The Fort St John Wildcats are having a bottle drive on sat oct 25 from 11:00 - 4:00, so if everyone could leave their bottles on the step we could pick them up. And if anyone has any questions please feel free to call 785 -2759. This is to help with ice times and for the painting of our...

Knights of Columbus Bantam AA Flyers battle Dawson Creek

Knights of Columbus Bantam AA Flyers battle with Dawson Creek Canucks in two game series.The game against Dawson Creek KFC Bantam AA Canucks on Saturday was a roller coaster ride to a tie game at 5-5. Dawson Creek started aggressively, scoring two goals within two minutes of each other, eight minutes into the game. This was answered by a...

VE Brandl PeeWee B Flyers lose to Sexsmith

The VE Brandl PeeWee B Flyers lost their second consecutive game by a mere goal. Last Friday, they played the Sexsmith PeeWees in a high scoring affair but lost 10-9. On Sunday, the Flyers battled the Spirit River Rangers but lost 3-2. The Flyers got behind 2-0 until Jarod Lang scored with 4:17 left in the first period to...

Report of Sour Gas leak by Hythe False

Grande Prairie RCMP Rural Section and Beaverlodge Detachment say that at 9:00 a.m. today (Alberta Time), they received a complaint of a sour gas odor north of Hythe, Alberta, near Beaverlodge.Police, Beaverlodge and Hythe Fire Departments as well as representatives from three oil and gas companies attended the area. Police advise that as of 11:00 a.m. there is no...

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