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Hit and run at the advance voting pole on Monday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A local resident helped the RCMP catch a person who allegedly hit a pedestrian near the Fort St. John Legion. Monday, October 14th, 2019, a man was hit crossing the road at approx 7:50 pm by a vehicle outside of the Legion during advance voting. According to an eye witness, Jacques Germain, he saw the vehicle...

Fort St John Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle fire

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle fire in the early morning at a local business. Friday, October 18th, 2019, at 5:30, am, the burning vehicle, discovered in a locked compound. Crews were able to knock down the fire and prevent the fire from spreading to other cars. The RCMP have taken over the investigation as...

SD60 students participated in National Student Vote Week.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - SD60 students, participated in National Student Vote Week. SD60 shares, students learning about the government is part of the social studies curriculum in BC. National Student Vote Week is an excellent way to make connections between the curriculum and the importance of voting at local, provincial, and national levels. ELC students have been learning in class...

Painted Pony to sell acreage in Northeast BC Montney

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Calgary-based Painted Pony Energy Ltd. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a 75 percent working interest in 11,280 gross acres in the Northeast B.C. Montney for cash consideration of $45 million. According to Painted Pony, the proposed transaction is expected to close by October 31, 2019. The acreage outlined in...

Dawson Creek RCMP trying to locate wanted woman

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - Dawson Creek RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating a wanted woman. 56-year-old Caryn Lowes is wanted for possession of a controlled substance, false pretenses, breach of recognizance and frail to attend court. Lowes is described as: Indigenous female 5’ 6" 130 lbs Long Brown hair Brown eyes Police say, if located, contact the RCMP or the...

14th Annual Of the Vine Fundraiser

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - This Saturday is the Fort St. John Association for Community Living's 'Of the Vine' fundraising event. Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre, this year's event is a cocktail inspired evening. The styling of the event is for attendees to visit and sample Chef attended food and wine pairing stations and also...

Early morning fire in Taylor

TAYLOR, B.C. - The Taylor and Fort St. John Fire Departments responded to an early morning fire on 99 street in Taylor. Fire crews received a call just after 7 a.m. about a fire in a garage on 99 street.  When crews arrived on the scene, the garage was fully engulfed.   Crews started by fighting to keep the fire from...

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg in Edmonton for climate rally; counter-rally planned

EDMONTON — Albertans are planning to hit Edmonton's streets today to support — or protest — Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg's visit. Climate Justice Edmonton has announced that the 16-year-old Stockholm student will join a march from a downtown Edmonton park to a climate rally at the Alberta legislature. A group of oil and gas supporters is planning a counter-rally at the...

General Election Day is October 21, Elections Canada reminds voters to register

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - General Election Day for the 2019 Canada Federal Election is set for Monday, October 21. According to Elections Canada, electors who are not registered can still vote on October 21 by registering at their polling station on election day. To find a polling station, all electors need to do is enter their postal code online at...

Fort St John City Council to attend BC Natural Resources Forum in January

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - At a Council meeting on Tuesday, City of Fort St. John Mayor and Council voted in favour of attending the 17th B.C. Natural Resources Forum taking place on January 28 to the 30 in Prince George. The Forum is an annual event that offers municipalities and community leaders a positive, non-partisan arena to discuss and...

Northern Environmental Action Team presents Energy Explorers

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) is pleased to be presenting Energy Explorers. Energy Explorers provides the opportunity for students to learn from experts and explore energy across the Canadian landscape, stopping in Fort St. John, Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th, 2019. This year’s line up includes The Mobile Escape Room, Anisha Amin, a...

Probable case of vaping-related illness found in B.C.

VICTORIA, B.C. - Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, has confirmed the first probable case of a vaping-related illness in B.C. There are several other investigations underway that may also meet the case definition of probable or confirmed vaping-related illness in the near future. "These are the first cases of vaping-related illness in B.C., but we fully expect there will be...

West Coast Olefins Ltd now entering regulatory approval process for Petrochemical complex

CALGARY, AB - In an interview shared in the Journal of Commerce, Ken James, President and CEO of Calgary-based West Coast Olefins Ltd. talked about the Petrochemical complex to be built in Prince George, B.C. Sharing, the company has secured a 120-hectare site in the BCR Industrial Area at the southeast end of Prince George and is now entering the...

Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest to climate rally with Greta Thunberg

EDMONTON — A group of oil and gas supporters are planning a counter-rally when Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg shows up at the Alberta legislature. Glen Carritt, who organized the United We Roll convoy that travelled to Ottawa in February, says a similar convoy will start in Red Deer, Alta., on Friday morning and make its way to Edmonton. Carritt says the trucks are...

Black Swan Energy officially opens Nig Creek Gas Processing Facility

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Calgary-based Black Swan Energy held an official opening, on Wednesday, for its Nig Creek Gas Processing Facility, located north of Fort St. John. In attendance for the celebration and tour was Chief of the Blueberry River First Nations, Marvin Yahey, Mayor of Fort St. John and 2019 Canadian Energy Person of the Year, Lori Ackerman and Liberal MLA for Peace...

BC Hydro will be conducting controlled burning of debris as part of Site C

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - BC Hydro will be conducting controlled burning of debris as part of the Site C project. Thursday, October 17 to Sunday, October 20 burning will take place; Peace Hill FSR, approximately 7km SSW of Hudson’s Hope Peace Canyon Road, south side of the Peace River, approximately 6km SW of Hudson’s Hope BC Hydro burns debris that cannot...

Fall chocolatey-mint Girl Guide cookies are available now in British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Girl Guides of Canada will be selling their fall chocolatey-mint cookies this weekend for 'Cookie Days in Canada.' The Cookie Days in Canada weekend runs from Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20, 2019. Cookies will be available for purchase at Safeway and Save-On-Foods or you can use the interactive Cookie Finder map; CLICK...

Province to provide $6.5 million for caribou habitat restoration

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Province of British Columbia has announced that it will be providing $6.5 million over three years for caribou habitat restoration. According to the Government, the funding will be administered to qualifying organizations through the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation's Caribou Habitat Restoration Fund. The Province says human influence on the landscape, including forestry, mining and roadbuilding, has altered...

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