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Local cowboy Jake Gardner in Brazil for PBR event

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Local cowboy, Jake Gardner, is currently at the Barreto’s Cowboy Festival at the Barretos Exhibition Grounds in Sao Paulo, Brazil. So far, Gardner has started off with 90.5 in the first round on Thursday in the professional bull riding event. Earlier this month, at the 2019 Dawson Creek Stampede and Rodeo, Gardner managed to get 84 points in...

North Peace Rod & Gun Club to host Women’s Night Out

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The North Peace Rod & Gun Club will be hosting a social evening of marksmanship for women. The Women's Night Out will focus on the safe use of firearms, range rules for beginners as well as advanced shooters, and the Five Basic Skills of Marksmanship. Instructions will also be given on properly and safely using .22...

NEBC Yukon Trackers need 1,000 subscribers to continue live stream broadcasts

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Northeast B.C. Yukon Trackers is calling on fans and the community for support. In order to continue broadcasting live on YouTube for the next season, they will need a minimum of 1,000 subscribers to do so. Live streaming is a service that is used for those who are unable to attend a game. As of Thursday...

Registration open for North Peace Seniors Mouth-Eye-Foot Care Foundation Charity Golf Tournament

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The North Peace Seniors Mouth-Eye-Foot Care Foundation will be holding a Charity Golf Tournament this September. The North Peace Seniors Mouth-Eye-Foot Care Foundation is a registered charity that aims to assist seniors with a low income to help cover the associated cost of dental, eye, and foot care. In order to provide these much-needed services to...

Local jet boat racers to compete in 2019 Thunder on the Snake Jet Boat Race

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Two local teams from the Peace Country River Rats are on the road this weekend to Idaho. Gord Humphrey, with boat U357 Unnatural Disaster, and Stacy Kelm, with boat CX195 Xcalibre, are going to Lewiston, Idaho to take part in the 2019 Thunder on the Snake Jet Boat Race. In this race, jet boat racers from...

Red Eye Slowpitch Tournament took place over weekend in Taylor

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The 13th Annual Allen LaFleur Tournament of Hope Red Eye took place over the weekend in Taylor. Despite the rain, 36 teams played around the clock until the last pitch on Sunday, all taking place at the Taylor ball diamonds. Winning this year's Red Eye in the A Event was the Warriors as they beat the...

Volunteers needed for 2020 BC Winter Games

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - With six months until Fort St. John hosts the 2020 B.C. Winter Games, organizers are asking for the community's help. According to Winter Games President, Darren Snider, 1,800 volunteers are needed to help out with the Winter Games. Coming to Fort St. John for the Games will be 1,277 athletes, 313 coaches, and 211 officials. Snider says...

NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers to hold Training Camp this weekend

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - This weekend, August 23 to the 25, the Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers will be holding their tryout and training camp for the upcoming 2019-2020 season at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. This tryout and training camp is for players that were born between the years of 2002 and 2004 and is designed to develop the...

Fort St John Elks Speed Skating Club holds training camp this week

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - With the City of Fort St. John reinstalling the ice in the Oval at the Pomeroy Sport Centre for another season, The Fort St. John Elks Speed Skating Club is holding their Summer Training Camp. Started on Monday, the Elks are holding their Summer Training Camp as a way for skaters to get back into...

Fort St John Huskies offering early bird pricing for 2019-2020 season passes

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John Huskies are currently offering early bird season pass pricing for the 2019-2020 hockey season. Right now, you can get Child and Senior Passes for $75.00, Adult for $150.00, and Family package for $425.00. The early bird season pass pricing is available until September 1, as afterwards, the passes will go to normal...

Local racers compete in ‘Best in the Desert 2019 General Tire Vegas to Reno’

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Local racer Florian Schwarz was in Nevada to compete in the Ironman Amateur motorcycle class of the 'Best in the Desert 2019 General Tire Vegas to Reno'. Schwarz competed in the Ironman Amateur motorcycle class on his KTM 500 EXC-F completing the 505 miles with a 1st Place Podium finish in under 12 non-stop adrenaline...

1st Annual Peace Auto Fest this September in Taylor

TAYLOR, B.C. - The Fort St. John Car Culture and Peace Region Motorsport Association will be hosting the 1st Annual Peace Auto Fest this September. Taking place at the South Taylor Chain-up area, this event will feature racing and a car show. According to event organizers, the Autocross will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run until 3:00 p.m. Organizers say drivers of...

Peace Region Community to Community Motorcycle Poker Ride postponed to August 24 due to weather

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - The Peace Region Community to Community Motorcycle Poker Ride has been postponed until August 24 due to weather conditions. The Poker Ride is a fundraiser event where riders will travel to checkpoints around the Peace Region, which includes checkpoints in Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Taylor, Fort St. John, Hudson's Hope, and Tumbler Ridge. Registration for the event will...

Choose to Move seniors program this September at Pomeroy Sport Centre

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The City of Fort St. John is introducing an innovative program that motivates seniors to get up, get out, and get active. Coming this September to the Pomeroy Sport Centre is 'Choose to Move', a free six-month program based on scientific research that motivates and supports individuals 65 or older to get moving and meet...

Big Bux this weekend at Northern Lights Raceway

UPDATE - Due to weather conditions this weekend, the Big Bux race has been cancelled. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - This weekend is the 'Big Bux' race taking place at the Northern Lights Raceway. Sponsored by Mighty Peace Brewing, Raceway President Robin DeRose says there will be Friday night street legal racing at 6:30 p.m., with the Main Event Racing taking...

Red Eye Slowpitch Tournament this weekend in Taylor

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - This weekend is the 13th Annual Allen LaFleur Tournament of Hope Red Eye. The Slowpitch Tournament will kick off on Friday evening and will continue playing around the clock until the last pitch on Sunday, all taking place at the ball diamonds in Taylor. About 40 teams will be taking part in the Tournament, with a...

Tour of the Peace cancelled; organizers will still raise funds this Saturday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Organizers have announced that they will be cancelling this year's edition of Tour of the Peace. The main purpose of this event was to raise funds for Type 1 Diabetes research and to help find a cure. Despite not holding an official event this year, Dan and Joanna Webster say they will be doing a personal...

Two local Highland Dancers to take part in an experience of a lifetime

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The North Peace Highland Dance Society has two local dancers that are preparing for an experience of a lifetime. The two local dancers, Nora Redford of Fort St. John and Gina Gilmour of Rose Prairie, have been selected to take part in the British Association of Teachers of Dancing North American Sadie Simpson Highland Scholarships,...

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