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Bonterra has 70 workers cleaning up oil spill site in Alberta creek

DRAYTON VALLEY, Alta. — Bonterra Energy Corp. says it has 70 workers cleaning up the site of an oil emulsion leak from a pipeline into a creek that feeds the North Saskatchewan River in west central Alberta. In an update posted on its website Monday, the Calgary-based oil and gas producer says clean up and recovery of the saltwater-and-oil leak...

Large power outage in Fort Nelson

UPDATE - Power has been restored. FORT NELSON, B.C. - A large power outage is affecting most of Fort Nelson. According to B.C. Hydro, the outage is affecting 2,313 customers in the community and started at about 3:43 p.m.  The interruption covers most of the community, including the airport and industrial area as you enter the community. Crews are headed to the...

Kenney says Legault has shaky grasp of history when it comes to equalization

QUEBEC — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney shot back at his Quebec counterpart Monday, saying Francois Legault does not understand the history of equalization. On Sunday, Legault defended equalization against criticism from Alberta, saying the program was part of the "original deal" when Quebec entered Confederation in 1867. Kenney pointed out that the first equalization system was introduced in 1957, and the principle of equalization...

27th Annual Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair this weekend

HUDSON'S HOPE, B.C. - The 27th Annual Hudson's Hope Fall Fair is taking place this weekend. Lauren Schroeder, of the Hudson's Hope Fall Fair Society, says on Saturday morning, they will be accepting exhibit registrations and holding a free breakfast. According to Schroeder, the fair will be a day of family fun which will feature events such as live music, a...

Ethics Committee Chair Zimmer to hold emergency ethics meeting on Trudeau’s SNC-Lavalin affair

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Ethics Committee Chair, local MP Bob Zimmer, will be holding an emergency meeting of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee this Wednesday on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's SNC-Lavalin affair. Both Conservative and NDP MPs have requested an urgent meeting in an attempt to hear directly from the federal ethics watchdog, Mario Dion, about his report on the...

BC Teachers to start mediated bargaining with Province this Wednesday

VICTORIA, B.C. - Eight days of mediated bargaining between the B.C. Teachers Federation and the Province is set to begin Wednesday. As reported by CBC News, on Wednesday, the Teachers Federation, which represents 43,000 teachers, will sit down for eight days of mediation with the B.C. Public School Employers' Association in an effort to determine a new collective agreement before...

Over 30 hours of searching, 4-year-old found safe and sound

MACKENZIE, B.C. - Search and Rescue crews from Prince George, the North and South Peace were called in to support the search that started Saturday for a missing 4-year-old in the Lions Lake area in Mackenzie. RCMP say George Hazard-Benoit has been found safe and sound after spending 30 plus hours in thick dense woods. According to RCMP, the boy was...

Stage North Theatre Society – Season Auditions

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Stage North Theatre Society is holding their Auditions for their upcoming show season. With three shows to fill the Society is looking for actors to audition. Drop-in, open auditions for teens and adults are being held this Saturday, August 24th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, August 25th, 12:00 - 6:00 pm....

Financial Literacy Series – Women’s Workshop; Introduction to Basic Budgeting

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John Women's Resource Society (FSJWRS) and the North Peace Savings and Credit Union are joining to host the 'Women's Workshop; Introduction to Basic Budgeting'. Taking place at the North Peace Savings & Credit Union, on Thursday, August 22nd at 10:00 am to 11:00 am. This is a free financial literacy workshop. Topics to...

Pipeline rupture sends 40,000 litres of oil into Alberta creek

DRAYTON VALLEY, Alta. — The Alberta Energy Regulator says a pipeline has spilled 40,000 litres of crude oil into a creek. The regulator says on its website that the incident happened Thursday on a Bonterra Energy Corp. line 14 kilometres south of Drayton Valley, Alta. It says the line was shut in and depressurized, and that containment booms were installed. The AER...

Liard River Hotsprings closed after heavy snow

MUNCHO LAKE, B.C. - The Liard River Hotspring Provincial Park is closed after heavy snow. A snowfall warning remains in place for Fort Nelson and the Muncho Lake regions.  The forecast is calling for up to 35 cm of snow before the storm moves out of the area Monday. According to a post on it's Facebook page, the campground and the...

Snowfall warning remains in place for Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. - A summer snowfall warning remains in place for Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake. Snow has been reported as far south as Sikanni Chief along Highway 97 between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John.  Drivebc.ca cameras show snow in Fort Nelson, Sikanni Chief and at Steamboat Mountain past Fort Nelson. The weather warning says a combination of unseasonably...

Vehicle fire closes Highway 97 between Chetwynd and Dawson Creek

UPDATE as of 4:20 p.m. - The highway is open to single lane traffic. UPDATE as of 2:50 p.m. - Highway 97, in both directions. Vehicle incident between Melychuck Rd and Caven Rd for 2.9 km (16 to 14 km north of Chetwynd). Until Sun Aug 18. Road closed. Detour not available. Estimated time of re-opening Sun Aug 18 at...

FOUND: Search for missing 4-year-old underway near MacKenzie

UPDATE as of 8pm - RCMP have confirmed to Global News the boy has been found alive south of MacKenzie.  George was found by a police dog Sunday evening. https://twitter.com/ceeceefenton/status/1163285473118359552?s=21 MACKENZIE, B.C. - MacKenzie Search and Rescue have confirmed they are searching for a missing four-year-old near Lions Lake. Search and Rescue crews from Prince George, the North and South Peace have...

One arrested after homicide in Kelly Lake

KELLY LAKE, B.C. - One man arrested after homicide in Kelly Lake. On Friday August 16 2019 at 7:38 PM Dawson Creek RCMP were called to a residence in Kelly Lake where it was reported that an assault had occurred. Upon arrival, police located a 54-year-old man who was fatally wounded. A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene without incident. North...

Snowfall warning issued for Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake

FORT NELSON, B.C. - A snowfall warning has been issued for Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake. The warning says the region could see anywhere from 20 to 30 cm of snow at higher elevations.  In Fort Nelson, there will be snow, but the community shouldn't see any significant accumulations since the snow will be too wet. The rain forecast over the...

Monty Bissett Bursary Fund announces the names of Dawson Creek citizens honoured in the 2018–19 academic year

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - As under the Northern Lights College Foundation, the Monty Bissett Bursary Fund announced the names of Dawson Creek citizens honoured in the 2018–19 academic year. During the 2018–19 academic year, Monty Bissett contributed $5,000 to the bursary fund honouring some of Dawson Creek’s finest citizens. In return, the Northern Lights College Foundation matched the gift for a total...

Fort Nelson expected to see summertime snow this weekend

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Higher elevations in Northern British Columbia, such as the Fort Nelson area, could receive snow over the weekend. According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Doug Lundquist, Fort Nelson and surrounding area could receive a light dusting of snow this weekend. The snow is expected to start sometime late afternoon on Saturday and wrapping up early Monday morning...

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