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Monday, October 14, 2019
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Fort St. John loses air mail service

Fort St. John businesses and residents will now have to get by without direct air mail. Air Canada says that Canada Post has terminated a longstanding contract with the carrier for the delivery of air mail, but Canada Post says Air Canada terminated the contract. The $35 million dollar contract provided air mail delivery to several communities across the country, including...

D.C. crash kills Rolla woman

An accident near Dawson Creek has claimed the life of a Rolla woman. At about 5:30 yesterday afternoon, a 3/4 ton truck collided with a Honda civic, at the intersection of the 219 road and Sweet Water Road. Both of the vehicles left the road and ended up in the ditch. The driver of the civic, identified as Kathleen Moser, 53, of...

Geomatics training now offered locally

Local students hoping for a career in the booming Geomatics field here in Northeast BC will now get the opportunity to receive part of their training here in Fort St. John. Northern Lights College has announced a partnership with BCIT to deliver the first year of a two-year Geomatics Engineering Technology Diploma at the Fort St. John campus. The program...

Prophet River Protestors

Photo: Members of the Prophet River First Nation protest outside their band office Thursday - Courtesy Fort Nelson NewsPolice are monitoring a situation on the Prophet River reserve about 100 kilometers south of Fort Nelson, where about 70 members of the First Nation have taken over their band office. A Fort Nelson RCMP spokesman is quoted by the CBC...

Cyclo-cross Results

Colter Young won the Thursday night Cyclo-cross race with 7 laps in a time of 43:50 minutes. Pat Ferris was second at 49:12 also at 7 laps. Roger St. Jean staged a come from behind to get third spot at 6 laps. Gord Harris, Bob Andrews, Sam Keats and Barb Polehoykie finished behind Roger St. Jean in that...

FSJ CT Scanner already in use in Prince George

Some Fort St. John residents have already been inside Fort St. John's new CT Scanner.That's because for the past several months, the scanner has been in use at Prince George Regional Hospital. Northern Health is now admitting that the "new" scanner Fort St. John has been fundraising for isn't so new after all.Until this month, the Toshiba 64-slice...

Alberta firm urges caution in wake of shale gas boom

A Calgary firm is asking companies to use caution when it comes to the numbers associated with natural gas resources. In the wake of shale rights sales in BC totalling over $2 billion this year alone, communities in the Western Canadian Shale Basin have been inundated with numbers suggesting monstrous natural gas resource potentials in the shale formations just underneath...

FSJ Hospital Foundation announces major donation

Photo: Don and Darlene Loewen of Rose Prairie - Contributed PhotoThe Fort St. John Hospital Foundation has announced another windfall donation for their CT Scanner Fund. Don and Darlene Loewen of D. Loewen Enterprises in Rose Prairie have donated $100,000 dollars towards the purchase of the Scanner for the Fort St. John General Hospital. The new funds bring...

Update: Shots fired into home in Taylor

Police are continuing to investigate an incident of shots fired in Taylor. At approximately 5:30am on the morning of September 20th, shots were fired into a home in the community. When police arrived at the scene, they discovered that bullets had entered through the front window and became embedded in a back wall of the home. Several occupants were in...

Update: Marquis Centre fire

There's now more information on last night's Marquis Centre Fire. At approximately 1:00am, police and firefighters attended a small fire in the exterior entranceway of the apartment building on 99th Ave. Witnesses say they saw a bag or suitcase full of clothes in the entranceway shortly before the fire. Constable Passarell with the Fort St. John RCMP says officials...

Shots fired into home in Taylor

The RCMP is looking for witnesses in a Taylor incident involving gunfire. On September 20th at 5:30am, shots were fired through the front window of a home in Taylor. When police arrived, they found that the bullets had become embedded in a wall. Although the house was occupied during the shooting, no one was injured. A Forensic Identification unit is now...

Suspicious FSJ Fire at Marquis Centre

Photo: The fire was contianed to the outside Thursday morning - Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caThere were no injuries reported but, residents of the Marquis Centre Apartments in Fort St. John were evacuated, because of a fire early this morning.The fire department responded to the call at about one o'clock and, managed to contain the fire to the southwest exterior entrance of...

World Masters Time Trial Results

The results are finally in for the long awaited Worlds Masters Time Trial Challenge. The Blizzard Bike Club was 8th of nine clubs entered, with a total time of 35:42 minutes. They were only 9:12 minutes short of the entry from Redbridge, England, who were in 7th place. The Blizzards were the first riders to have their event July...

Local Cities win Green Awards

Premier Campbell announced the winners of this year's LiveSmart BC Green Cities Awards today in Penticton. This is the second year the government has given out the awards, recognizing communites taking action on climate change and other environmental issues. And, in the category of communities under 15 hundred, the district of Taylor is the winner, with Pouce Coupe mentioned as a...

Stolen FSJ truck found in Penticton

A Summerland man will be in court today after being arrested behind the wheel of a pickup reported stolen from Fort St. John. Yesterday, an officer in Penticton became suspicious of a Ford F-350 Truck he noticed while on patrol. The officer called in the license plate of the vehicle and found that the truck had been reported stolen from...

BC Government introduces "Climate Action Incentive"

The provincial government is offering a compromise on its new gas tax to some municipalities across the province. Just hours after the Union of BC Municipalities passed a resolution to lobby against some aspects of the tax, Premier Gordon Campbell announced the province's new "Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program." The program would provide grants to municipalities equal to the amount they...

Fire at Parkland Estates

Photo: A partially burned pile of construction materials at Parkland Estates - Johanna Henderson/Energeticcity.caYouth vandals are being blamed for a fire that caused $1500 dollars in damages at a building site in southeast Fort St. John today. Fire and Police officials were called to the site in Parkland Estates at approximately 1:20pm after builders working in one...

New under-35 group joins FSJ Chamber of Commerce

Young business owners and hopefuls will be getting an extra boost from the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce starting this fall. The chamber has followed the lead of others around the country and formed a junior chamber. The group, called Synergy Under 35, offers young entrepreneurs, senior staff and those looking to go into business for themselves opportunities to...

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