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Sunday, July 21, 2019
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Kelly Lake Protest Over Early

f a local highway has ended, only 32 hours into a planned 3 day protest. The Blockade, organized by members of the Kelly Lake Cree Nation, began on Friday morning, and was intended to run until 9 am today. Protesters were set up on the heritage highway, to block oil and gas traffic, out of...

Kelly Lake Blockade begins Today

Just a reminder that The Kelly Lake Cree Nation’s weekend oil patch traffic blockade is set to begin at 9 o’clock this morning, and run until the same time Monday morning.The specific South Peace location will be at the junction of Secondary Highway 671 and, the Heritage Highway, on the BC side of the Alberta border.It could impact but,...

Harpers Military Plan

The conservative government has quietly released its plan for the future of the Canadian military.In an odd change of pace, the plan was released last night, without warning, on the department of national defense’s website. This comes a day before the house of commons is expected to adjourn for the summer.Known as Canada’s first Defense Strategy, it would include...

Money Matters

Taking a look at money matters, American presidential hopeful John McCain has told an Ottawa audience that Canada and the U-S should have stronger NAFTA ties, including harmonized energy policies. The Republican says stronger growth and employment in both countries has come from NAFTA, but he says there's room for improvement in areas such as border-crossing rules. McCain says...

Upcoming Weekend Sports

Let’s take a look at what’s going on this weekend in the local sports scene, starting with the Blizzard Bike Club, which holds its 24th annual club championship on Sunday morning at 10 am. Local soccer players will be playing in the Fort St. John soccer club’s tourney all weekend long – for game times and fields...

Road to Health Tour

Health community tour is passing through Fort St. John, and giving residents a chance to find out about their own health status. As part of the day, registered nurses will be on hand to offer free health screenings for adults, including cholesterol screening, diabetes screening, blood pressure tests, body mass index tests, and so on. And the...

Gasoline Price Projections

The latest projections for gasoline prices are running as high, as two dollars and 25 cents a liter. C-I-B-C chief economist Jeff Rubin is predicting, that's the ultimate fate of Canadian motorists. He says regardless of how much North Americans scale back their gas consumption, prices will remain high. He argues that's because international buyers, from oil-hungry developing nations,...

Chinese Promotion

Overeseas, it is Northern BC day at the Canada Pavilion in Beijing, which is providing access to key decision makers in China, for industry and political leaders across this province.Its all part of a five month showcase around the summer Olympics and, Team Northern BC is there this week.Fort St. John Mayor Jim Eglinski and City Manager Diane Hunter...

NEAT PEP Rally

The Northern Environmental Action team is seeking public input on future planning.To that end it is holding a programs, events and projects rally, at 7 o’clock tonight at Northern Lights College.Those who attend will also have an opportunity to find out, what Neat has been doing in the community, since it was founded in 1989.You don’t need to be...

Bluey Day Record

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation has confirmed it has reached its 2008 Bluey Day fund raising goal, of 200 thousand dollars.All the money raised this year is going towards the Foundation commitment, of one point three million dollars, of the total cost, of a CT Scanner. The project will include major renovations to the hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department...

OIl and Gas Rights Sale

It generated only about 50 percent of the record 441 million dollars in bonus bids last month but, yesterday’s BC oil and gas rights sale was still another big one and, keeps the province on pace for another calendar year record.The total was nearly 213 and half million dollars paid, for 89 of 99 parcels offered.They covered nearly 59...

Gasoline Prices

The spread between the common posted price of gasoline in Fort St.John and, the national average, has increased to nearly seven cents aliter.The new weekly monitor of Calgary-based MJ Ervin and Associates putsthe 60-city price average, at a dollar and 36 cents a liter.That’s down one point two cents over the past week but, it is still 29 cents...

BC Woos Energy Industry

BC’s deputy energy minister was in Calgary yesterday wooing oilpatch executives, and promising the Campbell government doesn’t intendto review its royalty regime, any time soon.Greg Reimer told an Oil and Gas Investment Symposium, BC’s Oil andgas sector is booming and, he urged industry leaders to include theprovince in their investment plans.Filling in at the last minute for Energy Minister...

Wind Power Critics

The Canadian Tax Payers Federation is warning BC residents, wind power is not a cheap source of electricity.It says government subsidies in Denmark created a lot of wind powerbut, when the flow from the taxpayer tap started to ebb, so did theindustry.The federation notes that wind power will also be subsidized fromthe public purse in BC and, the only...

Local Weather Update

The month of June has been drier and cooler than is the local area norm but, not much cooler…Yesterday’s high was 17 point seven degrees, leaving the averagehigh for the first 17 days of the month at 18 point five degrees.Environment Canada shows the average high temperature for June in this region, as 19 point two degrees.However, it also...

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...

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...
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