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Sunday, October 21, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
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New Mayor elected in Tumbler Ridge

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - Keith Bertrand has been elected the Mayor of Tumbler Ridge.  In a four-way race, Bertrand defeated incumbent Don McPherson by only 13 votes. McPherson ended up with 238 votes followed by Garret Golhof at 163 and Jerrilyn Schembri with 114. The three incumbent Councillors running for reelection will all return for the next four years.  Joanne Kirby,...
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2018 Election results for School District 59

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - Here are the school trustee election results for School District 59. Incumbent Electoral Area I trustee Crystal Hillton was re-elected, along with newcomer Becky Borton. Incumbent trustee Andrea Smith lost her re-election bid, along with Jessica Fairful. Roxanne Gulick was acclaimed in Electoral Area II, which represents the Tumbler Ridge area. Jennifer Lalonde and Tamara Ziemer were elected in Electoral Area III, while Angelina Schurmann was not elected. In...
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Allen Courtoreille is the new Mayor of Chetwynd

CHETWYND, B.C. - The next mayor to serve the District of Chetwynd is Allen Courtoreille. Courtoreille received 255 votes beating Alec Brownlee who received 231.  As for Council, Mel Deck received 394 votes, Jocelyn Disher had 390 votes, Clay Bassendowski received 386, Laura Weisgerber had 374, Rochelle Galbraith had 366 and Janet Wark had 365. Outgoing mayor Merlin Nichols, who was running as a councillor, only...
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Chetwynd RCMP assures community after FB posts suggest abduction attempts

CHETWYND, B.C. - The Chetwynd RCMP are reassuring residents after posts on social media suggested there were three abduction attempts in the community over the last week. Cpl. Andrew McElwain of the Chetwynd RCMP cautions, I appreciate that social media has a place in adding to community safety, in that information can be shared quickly and efficiently, however, I cannot stress...
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Alberta Goat Conference comes to Grande Prairie

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - This year, the Alberta Goat Conference is taking place in Grande Prairie. Hosted by the Alberta Goat Association, the conference will be looking at everything goat from meat production to product marketing. "BC and Alberta goat producers are on the leading edge of the Diversified Livestock industry. Producers are consistently producing some of the best breeding...
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Tidewater Midstream’s proposed Pipestone gas plant gets regulatory approval

CALGARY, A.B. – Tidewater Midstream announced today that it has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator to build its proposed Pipestone Montney Sour Deep-Cut Gas Processing. The Pipestone Plant is proposed to be built in the Pipestone area near Grande Prairie and is designed to process approximately 100 million cubic feet/day of natural gas. "Tidewater is pleased to receive regulatory approval for this plant which...
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Several decades-old temperature records fell across the Peace on Wednesday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The warm airmass over most of B.C. caused a number of new high-temperature records to be set across the Peace Region on Wednesday, breaking some old records that were set decades ago. While Fort St. John didn’t see a record broken, yesterday’s high of 19.4 degrees recorded at the North Peace Airport weather station was...
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Two facing charges for allegedly feeding Timbits to bear in Northeast B.C.

FORT NELSON, B.C. - A Victoria man is one of two people who will be appearing in a Fort Nelson courtroom next month to face charges after they allegedly fed Timbits to a bear. In a post on its Facebook page, the BC Conservation Officer Service said that two people were charged under the BC Wildlife Act for alleged events...
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Several cannabis retail applications clear first hurdles in Northeast B.C. ahead of Wednesday’s legalization

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A number of applications to set up cannabis retail operations have passed their first test and are now in front of several Peace Region municipal governments ahead of the legalization of recreational cannabis across Canada on Wednesday. As of midnight tonight, all Canadians will officially be allowed to possess and consume cannabis, making this country...
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Man arrested near Spirit River after series of gun battles last Friday

SPIRIT RIVER, A.B. – One man is in custody after allegedly trespassing on a rural property near Spirit River and getting into an altercation with multiple victims that included gunfire. At approximately 3:00 last Friday afternoon, members of the Spirit River RCMP were called to a rural property south of town after a male suspect was found trespassing on the...
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Saulteau First Nations receive award for Woodlot management

MOBERLY LAKE, B.C. – The Saulteau First Nations have been recognized by the Province through the Minister's Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the North. Woodlot licences are small, area-based tenures managed by individuals, groups or First Nations that generate jobs in planning, harvesting, road construction and maintenance, reforestation, silviculture and small-scale timber processing. B.C. has 857 active...
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GoFundMe campaign set up for two men injured in weekend explosion near Chetwynd

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for the two men who were injured in an explosion at a pump house near Chetwynd over the weekend. The two men sustained serious injuries in the explosion, which occurred inside a water pump station at the Aspen Trailer Park in the Wildmare Subdivision, approximately 8 kilometres west...
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Nitro FMX World Tour returns to Dawson Creek this January

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - Nitro FMX World Tour will take place on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the Encana Event Centre Dawson Creek B.C. The NITRO FMX World Tour is an extreme action sports competition that was formed to tour the USA, Canada, Mexico and select European countries. Pro riders will participate in an intense competition, throwing out...
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Two men taken to Vancouver after explosion near Chetwynd

CHETWYND, B.C. - Two men have been taken to Vancouver after an explosion near Chetwynd. At 10:00 am on October 14, 2018, two men were seriously injured from an explosion when they entered a pump house at 6549 Wildmare Subdivision about 8 km from the District of Chetwynd. The two men have been flown to the Vancouver Burn Unit and the...
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Not a lot spent for lots of properties in October’s petroleum land rights sale

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Though there was a decent number of properties that were on the auction block in this month’s petroleum and natural gas land rights sale, there wasn’t a lot of money spent for them. In Wednesday’s auction, the provincial government netted $2,135,976.01 from the sale of five drilling licenses and eight leases. Overall, there were six...
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NLC’s new trades training facility officially opens at Dawson Creek campus

DAWSON CREEK – Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark was in Dawson Creek today to join students from Northern Lights College for the grand opening ceremony of the college’s new trades training facility. The new facility was built over the past two years at a cost of $34.4 million and opened for classes in September. Mark said that the new facility is...
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Mudslide closes Highway 29 near Moberly Lake

UPDATE: According to DriveBC.ca, Highway 29 has reopened to single-lane alternating traffic. CHETWYND, B.C. - A mudslide has closed Highway 29 near Moberly Lake. The Highway is closed from the Boucher Lake road and Centennial East road, approximately 20 km north of Chetwynd. Drivebc.ca says an assessment of the situation is currently underway and the next update should be released at 10...
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Man and teen in custody after police pursuit near Grande Prairie

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Two people are in police custody after allegedly leading police on a pursuit near Grande Prairie yesterday. On Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at approximately 11:00 a.m., RCMP were called to a report of a suspicious man whose vehicle was stuck in a ditch near the community of Webster. The caller reported the man was behaving erratically and left...
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Doc Walker to play the Lido Theatre

HYPNOTIST: RAY ANDERSON

Jokes N Tokes Comedy Tour

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