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Monday, September 23, 2019
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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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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