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Air Quality Advisory for Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. - A smokey skies bulletin has been released by the government that Fort Nelson will be impacted by wildfire smoke over the next 24 to 48 hours. According to the government, during a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour. It is important to be mindful that exposure to smoke may...

Committee holds meeting on children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The all-party Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth held a meeting on Wednesday at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre. Committee Chair and MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast, Nicholas Simons, says the purpose of the meeting is for the public to share their input and experiences as part of a project on improving assessment...

Girl Guides Paint Night Fundraiser

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The 2nd Alaska Hwy Rangers Girl Guides are hosting a 'Paint Night' fundraiser as a way to raise funds for their upcoming international trip in 2021. Join this 12 + event on either Tuesday, May 28th or Wednesday, May 29th, from 6 pm to 9 pm, to paint a silhouette of the London or Paris...

Cardboard Boat Challenge hosted by School District #60

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - School District #60 will be hosting a Cardboard Boat Challenge. On Friday, May 24th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at the North Peace Leisure Pool. Two teams per school within the school district 60, design and construct one boat to participate in speed and weight challenges within the pool with up to four students per...

GradPASS program available to Fort St. John High school graduates

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - BC Transit and partnering communities are offering the GradPASS program for graduating Grade 12 students all over the province. High school graduates from Over 70 communities across British Columbia are participating in the program including Dawson Creek to give high school graduates the opportunity to ride the bus for free for two days of their choice...

New UCP members sworn in as Alberta legislature poised to axe carbon tax

EDMONTON, A.B. - On the eve of Alberta's carbon tax heading to the chopping block, the province's environment minister says green projects currently being funded by the levy will go ahead. But Jason Nixon says once the Carbon Tax Repeal Act is passed and implemented by May 30, there will be nothing new. ``Projects that have already been approved will continue,...

BC sending Forest Firefighters to help in Alberta

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The Province of B.C. will send 267 wildfire personnel to Alberta to help with firefighting efforts. Firefighters and support staff will start arriving on Wednesday and Thursday and will be deployed as needed in the Province. Of the people being sent, the majority will be firefighters which include the following: two hundred and thirty firefighters (consisting of 10...

Salvation Army gets a modern face lift

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Changes have been taking place at the Salvation Army and the latest update is a modern facelift to the frontage windows of the building. In keeping with the theme of the Food Bank's new Food Truck, the frontage windows have received the same vinyl wrap treatment that shares wordage such as hope, faith and dignity. Cameron...

Schedule for the Let’s Talk 100 Street Design Charrette Released

FORT ST. JOHN, BC – The schedule for the 5-day Design Charrette will be held June 11 through 15. This collaborative process includes all of the information City staff heard from residents at the Open House on May 7 and online survey then transformed that feedback into design concepts for 100 Street, shares Ryan Harvey, Communications Coordinator. Over the 5-day...

Update on the Town of High Level

HIGH LEVEL, ALBERTA - there is no immediate threat to the Town of High Level from the wildfire burning to the southwest of town. Update as of May 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m. posted to the Town of High Level's FB Page, there is no immediate threat to the Town of High Level from the wildfire burning to the southwest of...

Regulator investigating high gas prices in B.C. has power to examine gouging

VICTORIA, B.C. - British Columbia's independent energy regulator will have the power to call oil company representatives as witnesses into an investigation of high gasoline prices in the province. Premier John Horgan has tasked the B.C. Utilities Commission to examine the market factors that affect wholesale and retail gas prices, and he wants a report by Aug. 30. Gas prices hovering...

Increased smoke in Fort Nelson due to Alberta wildfires

FORT NELSON, B.C. - The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) is warning local residents of the increase of smoke in the area due to the wildfires taking place in Alberta. The NRRM shares on their FB Page that smoke is drifting across the top of BC and moving north as a result of large fires in Alberta. On Monday afternoon,...

Bright Nights setting the stage for the 2020 Winter Games

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Bright Nights the annual arts festival is setting the stage for the 2020 Winter Games. The North Peace Cultural Society in partnership with the City of Fort St. John and community groups are gearing up for a fun-filled, family friendly weekend with the best of local art and local sport. “In all our activities, we are...

Hudson’s Hope RCMP Publishes policing report for May

HUDSON'S HOPE, B.C. - Cst. William McKenna with the Hudson’s Hope RCMP has published a policing report which says that police responded to approximately 35 calls for service between April 18th and May 20th. Five check-stop roadblocks were conducted in an effort to deter impaired driving and enforce the Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations.  Several check-stops were jointly conducted with...

Bert Bowes Teacher wins national Energy Educator award

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Grade 7 French Immersion teacher, Nicole O'Reilly has been awarded the 2019 Energy Educator of the Year prize for her ongoing commitment to environmental education. The annual prize is recognized as part of the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge (CEDC), funded by Shell Canada is an award-winning educational program created by Canadian Geographic Education, to improve...

Anniversary Tree Planting at City Hall

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Local Government Management Association (LGMA) the staff of the City of Fort St. John will be planting a tree in recognition.  Local Government Awareness Week is May 19th to the 25th, 2019 to recognize the ways that local Government professionals contribute to their communities, by providing high-quality...

Part of High Level being evacuated

HIGH LEVEL, A.B. - The parts of High Level are being evacuated. Here is the official info from the Town. The Town of High Level is now issuing an Evacuation Order for the town as of May 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Evacuations will be carried out by zones, within town limits. Residents are recommended to secure their residences (lock...

High Level put on evacuation alert after forest fire grows to over 69,000 hectares

UPDATE - Part of the community is now under an evacuation order. Here are the full details: https://www.energeticcity.ca/2019/05/part-of-high-level-being-evacuated/ HIGH LEVEL, A.B. - The Town of High Level has issued an evacuation alert for the entire community. The Chuckegg Creek Wildfire is burning approximately 20km south of the community and has grown too over 69,000 hectares in size.  The fire as only...
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