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Oil Price Update

Crude oil prices spiked again today surging over $147US a barrel. Continued tensions in the Middle East and concerns of renewed violence in Nigeria have now pushed the price to the new record intraday peak of $147.27.Oil jumped more than $5 a barrel today on the New York Mercantile Exchange but, at last word, had slipped back a bit...

Paddle for the Peace

will stage another Paddle for the Peace event tomorrow. Oranizer Brian Chuchhill says it will parallel the one in 2007, which drew more than 300 participants... This year participants will gather at the Halfway River Bridge, on Highway 29. Danielle Yeoman is another organizer... The launch is...

Fountain Tire Bracket Nationals this Weekend

Photo: Courtesy of the Northern Lights RacewayThe track at Northern Lights Raceway will come alive this weekend with the annual Fountain Tire Bracket Nationals.The track record at Northern Lights Raceway is 6.55 sec and 211.16 mph. That was set September 12th, 1999 and, you never know, that could be broken this weekend. You'll find all sorts of drag cars...

Are we selling off gas resources too cheaply?

This article is courtesy of the Prince George CitizenWritten by Paul Willcocks Six months into the year, and the B.C. government has sold almost $1 billion worth of gas leases. That's just short of the record total for all of 2007.Which on one level is good news. The $970 million collected so far will pay for services or be...

NLC Looking for Homestay Hosts

Northern Lights College is looking for homestay hosts for international students. In September, NLC is expecting 24 new students from Austria, China, Colombia, Japan, Korea and Macau. Host are need to provide a home away from home for these students.Homestay has been offered to students around the world for many years and has become a preferred housing option for...

FSJ's Stage North to perform tonight at Provincial Competition

Photo: See & Believe Photography - American Buffalo @ the NPCCFort St. John's local theatre company. Stage North, is set to perform tonight at the Provincial Competition, Mainstage.The Fort St. John production of American Buffalo will take the stage Friday night at 8 pm in Nanaimo. The three actors in the play, Morris Holmes, Kris Przednowek and Jim Peltier,...

Blizzard Bike Club – Thursday Race Results

Photo: Blizzard Bike Club - Kendra Young improved her time by 1:05 minutesColter Young posted the fastest 16 km time on the Baldonnel road, Thursday night, with a personal best of 23:41. Pat Ferris was second at 24:54 and Rob Lavigne third at 25:15, also a personal best. Roger St. Jean was 4th at 26:47 and Trevor McDonnell 5th...

Fort Hotel Demo Plan Given to City Hall

The owner of the Fort Hotel has dropped off his plan for demolition of the Fort Hotel.The local eyesore was declared a nuisance property by Fort St. John City Council back in April. The property owner had until tomorrow to give the city his plan for demolition.We spoke with City Manager Diane Hunter prior to the plan being...

BC Forest Service Sending Crews to California

t Service is sending crews and aircraft to help the State of California with its wildfire crisis. Information Officer Gwen Eamor says unit crews and aircraft were dispatched today. The fire fighters are from the Kamloops, Coastal and Southeast Fire Centres. They are expected to be in California for 14...

New Northern Health NHSDA COO

Northern Health has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer for the Northeast Health Serices Delivery Area. Betty McCracken Morris will assume the role this September. Betty will replace Lee Hall who departed from Northern Health back in May of this year. At the time Northern Health wouldn't say whether this was a resignation or a dismissal.Ms. McCracken...

Kirby Dreher on the BC Amateur Golf Team

Fort St. John's Kirby Dreher will be on the BC Amateur Golf Team. Following her second place performance at last weeks BC Womens Amateur Championships in Williams Lake, she has been selected to represent BC. Kirby will now move onto play at the Royale Cup National Canadian Amateur Women's Championship July 29th to August 1st in Winnipeg. Joining Kirby...

115 Road Blockade Could Still Happen

The blockade hasn't started yet, but there's still a good chance of a blockade on the 115 Road. Business owners and community members of the Blueberry River First Nation are still in a dispute with Alberta-based Tusk Energy. The Blueberry group set a deadline of yesterday or else it would start a blockade.Representatives from Tusk Energy did...

Fort Hotel Demo Plan Deadline Tomorrow

637" height="299" alt="" src="/files/u1/news-forthotel-masthead-july-10-2008.jpg" />Photo: Andrew Tylosky/Energeticcity.caThe deadline is tomorrow for the owner of the Fort Hotel. The local eyesore was declared a nuisance property by Fort St. John City Council back in April. The property owner has until tomorrow to give the city his plan for demolition. City Manager Diane Hunter says depending on the...

Tumbler Ridge Fire Dies Down

The Windfall Creek Fire near Tumbler Ridge has died down to the point where crews have been sent home. Cooler temperatures and precipitation have slowed fire activity in the area.In the past week crews have responded to five fires. Three were caused by lightning and two by human activity. All fires were less than one hectare in size,...

Credit Union Manager

The Board of the North Peace Savings and Credit Union has confirmed the appointment of a new General Manager, effective Monday. Mitchell Chilcott brings 20 years of Credit Union systems experience to the position including the last 8 years, with the local Credit Union.He will succeed Gerald Paddock who will retire tomorrow after serving as the Credit Union's...

Nuclear Power Plant Update

Bruce Power Alberta, which has submitted the application for a nuclear power plant in the Alberta Peace, is claiming it could create close to 3,000 jobs. It says that would include 1,900 permanent, full-time positions at the site west of Peace River and another 800 indirect jobs throughout the region.However, a spokesman for the group opposed to the...

Edmonton Area Train Wreck

No injuries are reported after a train wreck near Edmonton. The C-N train was crossing an overpass on Highway 16 just east of Cloverbar Road, when it struck a pavement packer shortly after midnight. The train had two engines and 85 cars attached and, a fire believed to have been started by spilled fuel was quickly extinguished. There were...

Another Sikh Controversy

Another controversy has erupted at an Alberta jobsite after a 24 year-old Sikh man from England was ordered to either shave his beard or leave, because of safety concerns. He chose to fly back home earlier this week, saying the experience has turned him off Alberta and adding he doubts he would return if offered another job. ...

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