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Saturday, February 23, 2019
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Phase One of a new Canadian Tire location completed by Spring of 2020

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - CT Reit acquired and has been developing the land on Tahltan Road next to Rona.A multi-phased development project with a 154,000 sqft footprint includes the construction of a 126,000 square foot Canadian Tire store completed by 2020.The location will be home to a new Canadian Tire store, a Mark's, Canadian Tire Gas and gas bar...

Trican Well Service cuts 160 jobs during sharp slowdown in Q4 oilpatch activity

CALGARY, A.B. - A 40 per cent decline in revenue in the fourth quarter due to a steep downturn in drilling activity in Western Canada resulted in 160 lost jobs at Calgary-based Trican Well Service Ltd.The well completion company posted $5.1 million in severance costs in its fourth-quarter results as its revenue dropped to just $168 million from $280...

Well completion companies report sharp slowdown in fourth quarter activity

CALGARY, A.B. - Companies whose services are needed for hydraulic fracturing or ``fracking'' of oil and gas wells are reporting tough times thanks to a slowdown in drilling in Western Canada in the fourth quarter.Shares in both Trican Well Service Ltd. and Source Energy Services Ltd. trended lower Thursday after the Calgary-based companies reported lower sales in the last...

Digital Platform Executives called to appear before International Grand Committee

OTTAWA, ONT - Executives from several digital platforms have been invited by Canada’s Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics to testify at the second meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’. Invitations have been sent for the May 28, 2019 meeting in Ottawa, to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, Google CEO...

Government awards contract for remediation work on Alaska Highway

FORT NELSON, B.C. -  Industra-Liard Construction Ltd. of Surrey, British Columbia was awarded the contract for remediation work on the Alaska Highway in the area of Peterson Creek.The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, announced the awarding following what the government says was an open, fair and transparent bidding process.Through the contract, Industra-Liard Construction Ltd. will...

‘Caribou Recovery Plan’ discussions continue behind closed doors

VICTORIA, B.C. - Northern BC Liberal MLAs raised the issue of more cancelled meetings and no answers in the legislature this week on behalf of their constituents.Comments made by the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development, MLA Dan Davies and other MLA's and their constituents are feeling frustrated. The government has said a draft version of...

Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says he would shelve oil by rail deal

EDMONTON, A.B. - Opposition Leader Jason Kenney says if he wins the spring election, he will try to cancel Alberta's $3.7-billion deal with Canada's two largest railways to ship more oil by rail.``This (deal) is a catastrophic mistake by the NDP,'' Kenney told a news conference Wednesday, one day after Premier Rachel Notley announced the province will lease 4,400...

Shaw Service is temporarily unavailable Fort St. John and Dawson Creek

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Shaw service is currently unavailable for their service area.In speaking with Chethan Lakshman, VP External Affairs for Shaw Communications Inc said the website is the best place for latest updates.There are no further details at this time.To view the support page; CLICK HERE 

Fort St. John North Peace Museum Heritage Day

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The North Peace Museum is celebrating 'The Tie that Binds' Heritage Day Saturday, February 23, 2019.Heritage Day is a free event (donations welcomed), from 1 - 4 pm. The public is invited to participate in a scavenger hunt around the museum to learn more about the City's historic buildings and places (one version for...

Convoy leaves Ottawa after second day, enjoying Tory support

OTTAWA, O.N. - A smaller version of the United We Roll convoy left Ottawa Wednesday afternoon, words of support from one more Conservative MP trailing behind.``Listen, we stand together united as a country,'' Lethbridge MP Rachael Harder told the crowd. ``This is about developing an energy industry that keeps us alive and gives us a place on the world...

U.S. based Devon Energy says it intends to exit Canadian oilsands sector

CALGARY, Alberta - Another foreign oil company says it's getting out of the Canadian oilsands.Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. announced after markets closed Tuesday that it will pursue the ``separation'' of its Canadian assets and its Barnett Shale holdings in Texas from its core business.It intends to open data rooms for potential suitors in the second quarter and says...

Usage continues to grow at District of Taylor Library

TAYLOR, B.C. - At a recent District of Taylor Council Meeting, Councillor Betty Ponto provided an update on the District Library.In the report, the Library says they continue to see great usage, with about 2,000 in-person visits per year.In 2018, 3,000 items had been checked out of the Library; this does not include loans or online items.As part of...

CEOS for Royal Bank, Enbridge, call for better balance in energy policies

TORONTO, ONT - The CEOs of Canada's largest bank and its largest pipeline company say the country needs an energy strategy that will better balance environmental and Indigenous goals with the need to develop its abundant oil and gas resources.But Royal Bank CEO Dave McKay and Al Monaco, CEO of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc., had little in the way of...

The Third Annual Coldest Night of the Year Walkathon

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Coldest Night of the Year Walkathon is a fundraiser for Community Bridge, Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.Registration for the walk is $40 which includes, an entry for the walk, a commemorative toque, chilli dinner donated by the NLC and prizes.This 2 km or 5 km walk starts at the Northern Lights College, follows a...

District of Taylor Council approves temporary borrowing bylaw for new subdivision

TAYLOR, B.C. - District of Taylor Council gave the fourth and final reading to a Temporary Borrowing Bylaw at a recent Council Meeting.The now approved Bylaw (No. 831, 2019), allows the District to access short term financing so that the costs associated with the ‘Parcel Z subdivision’ can be paid.Located along Spruce Street, this parcel is a 22-acre piece of District property that includes...

Alberta government helping new methanol plant with $80M in royalty credits

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - Alberta is giving $80 million in future royalty credits for construction of a new methanol plant in the province's northwest.Premier Rachel Notley says Nauticol Energy is to start construction on the $2-billion plant near Grande Prairie next year with an opening set for 2020.She says the project is expected to create 3,000 jobs.The NDP government...

Northern Health improving MRI services with new machines

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Northern Health is providing better access which they share is reducing wait times with new machines and hours for MRI servicesKen Winnig, Regional Director of Diagnostic Services shares, last year 7,500 MRI's were performed and they are on target to do 13,000. Winnig says "It's a huge increase"The new MRI units which were forecasted to triple...

Hudson’s Hope RCMP pull over upwards of 60 drivers in January

HUDSON'S HOPE, B.C. - Hudson Hope RCMP has released incident response numbers for the month of January.In January, Hudson's Hope RCMP responded to 22 service calls.Out of those 22 service calls, six of those were motor vehicle collisions that were reported to Police.Also within the month of January, Hudson's Hope Detachment stopped upwards of 60 drivers for various violations under...
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