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New registered charity in North Peace to assist low-income seniors with health-related costs

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A new registered charity to assist low-income seniors with health-related costs has started up in the North Peace. The North Peace Seniors Mouth-Eye-Foot Care Foundation is a registered charity that aims to assist seniors with a low income to help cover the associated cost of dental, eye, and foot care. According to the Foundation, applicants are...

Liberal MPs vote down motion to hear from Ethics Commissioner on Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin affair report

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - An emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee was held on Wednesday to exam Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin affair. According to Ethics Committee Chair, Local MP Bob Zimmer, the motion to hear from the Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, about his report on the affair was voted down by the Liberals. The only exception was...

People’s Party of Canada candidate Ron Vaillant tours Fort St John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - People’s Party of Canada candidate Ron Vaillant was in Fort St. John as part of a tour prior to this Fall's Federal Election. In late July, the People's Party announced that Vaillant will represent the party as a parachute candidate for the riding of Prince George – Peace River – Northern Rockies, running against current...

Notice to Proceed issued by Trans Mountain

CALGARY, AB - Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 Trans Mountain issued ‘Notice to Proceed’ directives to some of its prime construction contractors. “I am pleased to announce another significant milestone for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project with the commencement of construction activities and the issuance of the notice to some contractors to begin mobilizing equipment and crews in select areas in...

Builders Code to offer Training Workshops in Northeast BC

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The Builders Code has announced that it is ramping up services for Northeastern British Columbia. As part of ramping up services in the Northeast, training workshops will be provided for site supervisors, forepersons, and union business managers on how to best deal with the perpetrators and targets of worksite bullying and harassment. The new training will explore...

New study of emissions from oil and gas operations in the Montney region of BC

CALGARY, AB - A $3.3M funding agreement for a study of emissions from oil and gas operations in the Montney region of BC is being funded from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) for GHGStat to provide monitoring services. According to GHGSat, their project’s primary objective is to demonstrate that a tiered monitoring system using GHGSat’s satellites and aircraft instruments can...

Pembina Pipeline buys Kinder Morgan Canada

CALGARY, A.B. - Pembina Pipeline Corporation will buy Kinder Morgan Canada and the Cochin Pipeline for $4.35 billion. Upon closing of the deal with Kinder Morgan Inc., Pembina says it will increase is monthly dividend by a penny per share to 21 cents. The Cochin pipeline runs 2,900 kilometres between Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., and Chicago and has a design capacity of...

Section of 100 Street near 103 Avenue to be closed this week due to construction

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Starting Wednesday, August 21, a section of 100 street will be closed as the City starts construction on the storm sewer system near 103 Avenue. According to the City, during construction, 100 Street at 103 Avenue will be closed to northbound traffic, with only one lane of southbound traffic available. The city says the sidewalk on...

Zimmer hopes to hear from Ethics Commissioner on Wednesday at Ethics Committee meeting

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Ethics Committee Chair, Local MP Bob Zimmer, has called an emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee for this Wednesday on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin affair. According to Zimmer, the meeting has been called under two motions, by Conservative and NDP MPs, to hear from the Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, about his report on...

Taylor resident requests zoning bylaw variance for chickens and rooster

TAYLOR, B.C. - At a District of Taylor Council meeting, on Monday, Council heard from a citizen requesting for a variance to a zoning bylaw. Tammy Smith is requesting that Council makes a variance to the zoning bylaw to accommodate her chickens and one rooster, this following a complaint the District had received from an undisclosed resident. The District did not...

Centennial Park playground now open to the public

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The new playground at Centennial Park is now open to the public for use. Ryan Harvey, Communications Director for the City of Fort St. John shares the Parkour Park will open later this week. "We want to remind people that the majority of the park is still under construction and ask that they stay out of...

Old Fort Road chain-up area to be constructed

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - As part of the Site C Project, this weekend, B.C. Hydro will start building chain-up areas for vehicles entering and leaving the Site C Project. According to a statement, B.C. Hydro says the chain-up areas will be located on Old Fort Road just north of Gate B and aim to ensure that vehicles are prepared...

7th Annual North Country Music Jamboree

BUICK CREEK, B.C. - The North Country Music Jamboree is a weekend full of local country music taking place August 23rd to the 25th. Cost of Admission for the event is $10/ day or $25/weekend per adult or $25/day or $50/weekend per family. There is an open field free for use to camp and abundant space for RV's (no available hookups)...

Natural Gas Transport Truck Exploded sending driver to hospital

CHETWYND, B.C. - This past weekend, on Sunday, August 18th at 7:35 am a semi-truck carrying compressed natural gas had an incident that caused the truck to explode and send the driver to the hospital. According to Corporal Madonna Saunderson, Media Relations for the North District RCMP, the incident took place on a windy stretch of road as the vehicle...

Fort St John sees increase in construction values for July

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has released the construction value of building permits issued for July 2019. For July, the value of construction was $13,153,520.00 with 10 permits issued. The largest project on the list is for a commercial building on Old Fort Road with a dollar value of $9.0 million. In comparison to 2018, the...

New Women’s Treatment Centre opening

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -  The New Day in the Peace Ministries is holding a building dedication for their new Women's Treatment Centre. Located near the Fort St. John Airport the newly completed dorm building has seven rooms to facilitate women, clients, in addiction seeking treatment. The dedication is taking place Saturday, August 24th, 2019. New Day in the Ministries offers a...

North Peace Fall Fair’s ‘Pioneers of the Year’

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - This year's 'Pioneers of the Year' have been named at the 2019 North Peace Fall Fair. An annual tradition for the Fall Fair, the Fair Committee chooses two individuals or couples to be the North Peace Fall Fair Pioneers of the Year. This year's recipients are Dennis Davidson and Herbert and Katrina Keuth. The chosen Pioneers...

Northern BC Murder Suspects recorded a video before their death

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Vancouver Star is reporting that Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod recorded a video before their death near Gillam Manitoba. In an article published Tuesday, the Star says 30 seconds of the video was shared with family members of the suspects.  The RCMP declined to comment on the existence of the video and said they would provide...

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