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Saturday, May 25, 2019
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BC Forest Fires

There are only two known active forest fires of more than ten hectares currently burning in BC.Both are in the north and the smallest one, covering about 18hectares, was first reported yesterday, northeast of Rose Prairie, nearthe Alberta border.The Prince George Fire Center says it is now under “expanded attack.”Meantime, a much larger fire has drawn what the fire...

3rd Annual Tournament of Hope

Now, we’ve been talking a little bit about this over the past month or two, and we just found out that Jonathan Fell, who was to be this year’s beneficiary, recently passed away. But, this year’s tournament of hope will go on, there will be some ball, a steak supper, and a BBQ, and all moneys raised will...

Blizzard Bike Club Update

Let’s start with yesterday’s BBC Cecil Lake time trial, and Stephen Ferris, who annihilated the field, finishing more than five minutes ahead of the second place finisher – his old man, Pat Ferris. Bob Andrews came third, while Sandy MacDonald was the top female finisher, next up for the BBC is another Baldonnel time trial on...

Heavy Equipment "Theft" Update

The Dawson Creek RCMP reports a stolen equipment file has been closed. It’s the case involving the work site disappearance of a John Deere excavator early last Sunday morning. It is no longer missing and, police say their criminal investigation has become a civil issue, among the owners of the machine. Police add, the excavator was removed from...

Tumbler Ridge Oil Patch Death

Ridge RCMP has confirmed an oil patch workplace death last week, at rig site in the South Peace. RCMP Constable Tim Hawkes says the accident occurred last Thursday afternoon… At last report Work Safe BC and representatives of Human Resources and Social Development were still investigating the incident. Police say...

Natural Gas Exploration

The June sale of oil and gas drilling rights in Northeast BC is scheduled for tomorrow and, expectations are running high, it could set another monthly record. Six of the ten best sales in provincial history have been recorded, in the past twelve months and, last month’s set the current record, at 441 million dollars. Much of...

Traffic Fine Revenue

The Province is returning more than 61 million dollars this year, in traffic fine revenue to local governments.More than half a million is coming, to the two major centers in the Peace Region.Fort St John gets 328 thousand 421 and, Dawson Creek 209 thousand 180 dollars.The funding is to help municipal governments enhance, their policing and community based public...

RCMP Showoff Drugs and Guns

ohn RCMP detachment, as the local police displayed drugs, cash, and weapons seized in recent busts. In particular, Constable Jackelynn Passarell spoke of two busts that took place last week. On June 10th, the local RCMP arrested a female leaving a fort St. John residence, who was found to have more than an ounce of cocaine on...

Drunk Driving Numbers

The Fort St. John RCMP is also advising the public that the force is vigorously cracking down on drunk drivers.Over the past weekend alone, 9 people were charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving over 0.08 per cent blood alcohol content.These 9 people face a 24 hour driving prohibition, a 90 day license suspension, a towed...

Blacksox Split Double Header

Now to the Paladin Black sox who hosted a double header against the undefeated Peace River Stampeders, and game 1 was a serious pitching dual between Peace River’s Jevon Titus and FSJ’s Ryan Stickel – no runs through 4, the stampeders cashed two unearned in the fifth, and finally in the bottom of the 7th the sox got three,...

Kin Park Assault

MP are also seeking the public’s help in tracking down the perpetrator of an assault in Kin Park. On Friday night at around 8 pm, a lone female was walking through the park when she was grabbed from behind by an unidentified man. The young woman was able to fight off the man, and flee the area...

Local Weather Numbers

Fort St. John received about 9 millimeters of rain during the weekend raising the June precipitation total, to 23 point two.However, that still leaves the half month total at less than one third of the monthly norm, of 71 point four millimeters.Still, this is a month when the total can rise quickly as it did June 27th of 1965,...

Sub Zero Athletes Perform at Track Meet

7 local athletes are back in the area after traveling to Prince Georgefor the Spruce Capital Track and Field Meet over the weekend. On Saturday, it was Sub Zero’s Kelsey Young winning the 10 year-old boys 1500 meters – he also won the long jump event. 11 year old Alex May took the bronze in the...

Oil Exploration Protest

ly Lake Cree Nation is planning a weekend oil patch traffic blockade, on the BC side of the Alberta border. The specific location will be at the junction of Secondary Highway 671 and, the Heritage Highway. It could impact but, it won’t stop, Highway Two public traffic, heading into BC, on the Heritage Highway. ...

May Building Numbers

Building numbers in Fort St. John continue, to run well ahead of last year.54 permits were issued in May, for slightly more than ten million dollars.That brings the year to date totals through May, to 112 permits worth more than 42 point one million.That compares to 102 permits worth 26 point six million, in the first five months of...

Denny Morrison Named Speedskater of the Year

Fort St. John’s Denny Morrison has been named one of Canada’s speed skaters of the year. Morrison, along with 4 other skaters, he was honoured at Speed Skating Canada’s AGM and banquet on Saturday night in Quebec City. Morrison and Jeremy Wotherspoon were singled out in particular, for surpassing expectations all season long, concluding with Denny’s 1500...

Spirit Pole in North Peace

The Cowichan 2008 Spirit Pole was on display yesterday in Taylor, as part of the Spirit of the Peace Powwow. The pole is a twenty foot western red-cedar log, being carved tocommemorate the North American Indigenous Games scheduled for VancouverIsland this August. The pole is about half way through its 13 week journey across theprovince, offering the...

Brandt Tractor Dispute

According to latest reports strike action continues at 13 BClocations of Brandt Tractor, including Fort St. John and Fort Nelson.The International Union of Operating Engineers reports it received a96 percent strike mandate, in a vote earlier this month, for thewalkout which began last week.It says 163 workers are involved in the contract dispute, with theJohn Deere construction and forestry...
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