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Fort St. John
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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Calling all entrepreneurial spirited youths for the 2019 Junior Dragons Den Competition

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C.- This year's Junior Dragons Den is gearing up by looking for applicants to enter the 2019 Junior Dragons Den Competition for the Northeast B.C. Region. If you know a youth that has a business or business idea and needs help developing their concept. Students in grades 7 – 12 and post-secondary students are welcomed to submit their...

B.C. climate change plan aims to build economy around renewable energy

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The British Columbia government has introduced a strategy to shift away from fossil fuels and build the provincial economy around reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also leaves portions of the plan to be determined. Premier John Horgan said Wednesday the plan called CleanBC will rely on cutting emissions from buildings, industries, vehicles and organic waste while boosting the...

Premiers head to Montreal for tough meeting with Trudeau

EDMONTON, A.B. - Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she'll have allies in the room to help push talks on the oil-price crisis at the upcoming first ministers meeting. ``There is really no province in the country that doesn't owe Alberta to some degree for their schools, their hospitals, their roads. The fact of the matter is Alberta has to do...

B.C. climate change plan aims to build economy around renewable energy

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The British Columbia government has introduced a strategy to shift away from fossil fuels and build the provincial economy around reducing greenhouse gas emission, but also leaves portions of the plan to be determined. Premier John Horgan said Wednesday the plan called CleanBC will rely on cutting emissions from buildings, industries, vehicles and organic waste, while boosting...

Avalanche Canada receives $25 Million to Promote Avalanche Safety

REVELSTOKE, B.C. - Winter backcountry recreationists recently received some good news from Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau at his fall economic statement, presented in Ottawa on Wednesday, Nov 21, including a one-time endowment of $25 million to Avalanche Canada. “We are very grateful for this funding, and especially for the recognition that public avalanche safety is worthy of support,” said Gilles...

Fort St John North Peace Museum and Alaska Highway Community Society release new book

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and the Alaska Highway Community Society have recently released a new book. The book, 'Signposts and Promises – Canada and the Alaska Highway', compiles research and stories collected during the process to nominate sites along the Alaska Highway Corridor as a National Historic Site. Julie Harris and Frank Edwards are the authors...

What the FSJ RCMP want you to know about driving with Cannabis

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C.- With Cannabis now being legal for persons 19 years and older there are special requirements for carrying Cannabis in motorized vehicles. There have been new laws put in place to protect the public and users of cannabis, and law enforcement agencies have additional powers to enforce those laws. The new Provincial Cannabis Control and Licencing Act...

RCMP seek assistance locating stolen Snowmobile from Charlie Lake

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a stolen 2017 yellow and black 850 Ski-Doo snowmobile. The snowmobile was reported stolen on November 24, 2018, to the Fort St. John RCMP, the 2017 yellow and black 850 Ski-Doo snowmobile was taken sometime in the last 4 months from the Welch Subdivision, in Charlie Lake,...

Northern Eastern B.C. has intake clinics to help with mental health for children and families

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Ministry of Children and Family Development funds 100 walk-in intake clinics around the province, where children and youth who may be struggling with mental health challenges can get assessed and connected to supports and services. Not everyone knows there are walk-in intake clinics around the Province. These clinics funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development...

OPEC looks to cut oil production to support falling price

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - OPEC countries were gathered Thursday to find a way to support the falling price of oil, with analysts predicting the cartel and some key allies, like Russia, would agree to cut production by at least 1 million barrels per day. Crude prices have been falling since October because major producers, including the U.S., are pumping oil at...

Eric Stutzman on the slow road to recovery

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Fort St. John resident Eric Stutzman is still in the ICU of Vancouver General Hospital yet Stutzman has had small steps of progress towards recovery. Mid-November Stutzman after a mini-stroke at work went to the Hospital and after many tests, it was determined that Stutzman has Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia. Due to complications, such as H1N1 influenza, a bacterial...

Man injured during weekend home invasion in Fort St John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a home invasion in progress at a residence located in the 8500th block of 88th Street on November 21, 2018. Police say three armed individuals forced their way into the residence. Once inside, one of the residents was involved in a struggle with one of the gunmen which resulted...

Canada will feel oilpatch pain, but likely won’t be as bad as 2015: Poloz

OTTAWA - The negative impacts of low oil prices that have struck Western Canada will reverberate across the entire national economy, the head of the Bank of Canada said Thursday. But governor Stephen Poloz estimates the latest drop in crude prices will likely have less bite across the country than the 2015 oil-price crisis, which contributed at the time to a...

City of Fort St John outdoor skating rinks are underway

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The City of Fort St. John's outdoor skating rinks have been delayed by unseasonal weather and are currently in the works. City Communications Coordinator, Ryan Harvey, says City Crews are underway with preparing the rinks. "Obviously we need the weather to cooperate a little bit, but some work is started on things. The grounds crew has been...

The Legion’s Annual Children’s Christmas Party

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C - Applications are due for children to participate in this free event open to the general public, Sunday, December 9th, 2018. The Legion's Children's Christmas party is an open event that fills up quickly and is put together by volunteers. Parents wanting to have their children participate in the event must fill out and return an...

Residents feel way of life in Northern BC is at risk with proposed Caribou Recovery Program

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Many residents across Northern B.C. feel a high level of uncertainty when it comes to the Provincial proposal of the Caribou Recovery Program. To have their concerns heard and their rights protected, many have signed an online petition to have the Province put a halt on the Project. In the petition letter, Mike Mulvahill says that he feels...

Numbers for the B.C. government’s climate change plan

VANCOUVER, B.C. - The British Columbia government has released its plan to dramatically cut pollution as it builds a low-carbon economy. Here are some of the goals in the government's plan: The strategy will require an additional 4,000-gigawatt hours of electricity over current demand, equal to increasing BC Hydro's current system-wide capacity by about eight percent, or about the demand by...

B.C. premier says climate plan to ‘change how we live, work and commute’

VANCOUVER, B.C. - British Columbia announced a climate-change plan Wednesday that will require all new buildings to be net-zero energy ready by 2032, meaning they would need to generate on-site energy to power their own function. The government says new buildings will be 80 percent more efficient by then compared with homes built now. The plan introduced by Premier John Horgan and...
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