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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...

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...

New Hospital Update

The City and Northern Health will be co-hosting a public meetingtomorrow, at the North Peace Cultural Center, on the specific location,of the new Fort St. John hospital.As reported in April the hospital will be a 15 thousand square meterfacility, with 55 hospital beds, and a 123 bed residential senior’scare facility.The health authority is considering a possible location change forthe...

Roll Over Simulator in FSJ

The RCMP North District Traffic roll-over simulator is set, to wrap-up its tour of the North Peace this week.The first stop will be 1.30 this afternoon, at the Oil and Gas Commission on 110th avenue.Then tomorrow there will be a 10am public presentation and demonstration, during the Centennial Park Spirit Pole visit, at the North Peace Leisure Centre.There will...

DC Heavy Equipment Theft & Vandalism

There’s been another heavy equipment theft in the South Peace.The Dawson Creek RCMP confirms a John Deere excavator was stolen, from a sub-division construction site early last Thursday morning.It’s described as a yellow 2001 model, 200-LC, with Lucienne Contracting Limited decals on both sides.Police say evidence at the scene suggests a truck with a low boy trailer was used,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Donation to Kids Sport

We are going to begin with some kudos to Smith Fuels, who yesterday made a donation of 5 thousand bucks to North Peace Kidsport.Kidsport, as you are probably all aware, is a program that helpspay for registration or equipment, so that kids whose parents wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it, can play sports – families are eligible for...

FSJ Drug Bust

A series of drug busts in Fort St. John has netted 9 arrests, and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cash and cocaine.The Fort St. John RCMP reports that two arrests this week have led to the arrest of 9 members of the drug trade, based in this city as well as the Vancouver area.This week’s arrests began...

Wind Energy

BC Hydro has issued the largest clean power call, in this province’s history.It is asking power producers to submit proposals, which would annually add up, to 5 thousand gigawatt hours of clean or renewable energy.That’s enough electricity for 5 hundred thousand homes and, wind energy can produce the power through the installation, of 16 hundred megawatts of generating capacity.That...

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,...

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.

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