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Carbon tax, desk thumping on agenda in upcoming Alberta legislature session

EDMONTON, A.B. - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney's government heads to the legislature this week to make noise with an ambitious legislative agenda while trying to keep a hush on daily affairs. Kenney has promised what he calls a ``spring of renewal'' in the first sitting since his United Conservatives beat Rachel Notley's NDP in the April 16 election. He and his...

RCMP seek public’s assistance in relation to old Peace River Haven Seniors facility fire

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - Dawson Creek RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in relation to a fire that destroyed the old Peace River Haven Seniors facility in Pouce Coupe on the night of May 15. RCMP say officers arrived on scene and determined that the structure on fire was in fact, the Peace River Haven building. Officers secured the...

City of Fort St John raises flag in honour of Pride milestone

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - City of Fort St. John Council and the North Peace Pride Society held a Pride flag raising outside of City Hall on Friday, May 17. According to the Pride Society, the purpose of the flag raising ceremony is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Decriminalization of same-sex relationships in Canada. Mayor Lori Ackerman says it...

Stage North to hold auditions for the first show of the next season

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Stage North Theatre Society has chosen the first show of the next season, and they want you to be a part of it. The first show of the next season will be The Addams Family, a funny musical based on the characters created by Charles Addams. Stage North is looking for cast members to be...

City of Fort St John to hold Open House on Kin and Surerus Park upgrades

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The City of Fort St. John will be holding an Open House in regards to the future of Kin and Surerus Parks. According to the City, as part of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, it was identified that both Kin and Surerus are in need of upgrading. As part of the upgrading process, the City...

Investigators now trying to determine cause of old Peace River Haven Seniors facility fire

POUCE COUPE, B.C. - As of today, May 17, fire crews are still on the scene following a fire that destroyed the old Peace River Haven Seniors facility in Pouce Coupe late Wednesday night. According to Pouce Coupe CAO, Chris Leggett, fire crews continue to deal with hot spots and security has been set up to prevent anyone from entering...

BCCOS is reminding people to have a safe and responsible long weekend

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The B.C. Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS)would like to send a friendly reminder to be responsible and stay safe while recreating outdoors this long weekend. The BCCOS is reminding British Columbia's whether you are boating, riding, hiking, or camping, to plan ahead and bring the appropriate safety equipment. As spring is in full swing, bears are...

‘Game, Set, Match’ brings home awarding performance

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Eagle Vision Video Production won their way into audiences hearts with their submission to the PRIMA 48 hour film challenge. The submission 'Game, Set, Match' won the Judicator and the Audience Choice Awards. Benjamin Haab, the Owner/ CEO/ Cinematographer for Eagle Vision Video Production said, "It was a crazy weekend, I was really impressed with how...

Committee to hold meeting on children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs in Fort St John on May 22

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The all-party Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is holding a meeting in Fort St. John on May 22. This meeting is part of a project on children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs which focuses on improving assessment and eligibility processes. The committee invites all British Columbians to share their input and experiences by...

Sparklers joined to shine a light on women and leadership

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The 6th Annual Spark Women's Leadership Conference was held May 15 and 16th, 2019 at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre. As the mission statement of the event, to 'Shift Up' and 'fuel their purpose'. The two-day event hosted several top woman speakers that were there offering tools to inspire and teach women how to...

Learn the fundamentals of Social Media or become a Social Media Master

Learn the fundamentals of Social Media or become a Social Media Master Social media strategy and planning have become essential elements of any overall marketing communications plan. This workshop is for anyone looking to take advantage of the power of social media. It covers the essentials of building and executing an effective social media strategy. The Social Media Fundamentals workshop...

BC Coroners Service releases data showing MVI fatalities are preventable

VICTORIA, B.C. - The B.C. Coroners Service has released data that shows that motor vehicle fatalities are preventable. According to the most recent data published, a lack of restraint use, along with drug and/or alcohol involvement, was noted as a contributory factor to recent MVI deaths in British Columbia. Coroners Service released the updated data in its report, 'Motor Vehicle Incident...

PRRD to open Potable Water Stations in Electoral Area B

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District will be opening up new Potable Water Stations for Electoral Area B. According to Regional District Communications Coordinator, Kristen Danczak, the District has set up five new stations for the communities of Buick, Feye Spring, Prespatou, Boundary Lake, and Rose Prairie. Danczak says, once registered for a Flowpoint account with the District, users...

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics releases agenda for upcoming meeting

OTTAWA, O.N. - The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics has released the agenda for the upcoming second meeting on Big Data, Privacy and Democracy. From May 27 to the 29, expert witnesses will be in Ottawa to appear before representatives from at least 11 countries to give testimony on how governments can protect democracy and citizen...

Students from Peace Region bring home medals from Canada Wide Science Fair

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Five students and two delegates travelled from the Peace Region to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick. After successfully competing and winning their spots at the Regional Science Fair held in April, the group was amongst 409 other projects that were submitted to the Canada Wide Science Fair. Out of those 409...

Grande Prairie RCMP seek assistance in locating missing person

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. - The Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating 15-year-old Sydney Pennington. According to the RCMP, Pennington was last seen in the Grande Prairie area on May 14 and is believed to be travelling to Grande Cache. Pennington is described as: Caucasian Brown Hair Green eyes 5'8"/ 150 lbs There is a concern for her well-being. The...

Province reminds residents of wildfire safety ahead of Long Weekend

VICTORIA, B.C. - The Province of British Columbia is reminding residents to stay safe and aware of wildfire risks as they travel around and enjoy the outdoors this Victoria Day Long Weekend. According to Premier John Horgan, the Province has prepared and invested significantly in fire prevention and fire response in anticipation of this year's wildfire season, adding that it...

Fort St John resident elected to BC Rural Health Network Board of Directors

KELOWNA, B.C. - The B.C. Rural Health Network has elected a new Board of Directors at their Annual General Meeting on May 11 in Kelowna. Connie Kaweesi of Save Our Northern Seniors, from Fort St. John, was elected to the Rural Health Network's first permanent Board of Directors. Edward Staples, President of the Support Our Health Care Society in Princeton and...
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