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Former Peace River Navigators Coach passes away in Humboldt Broncos Crash

HUMBOLDT, S.K. - Former Coach from Peace River, Darcy Haugan is among the 14 people that have died in a tragic bus crash in Saskatchewan. According to MyGrandePrairieNow.com, family has confirmed the head coach of the Humboldt Broncos, Daucy Haugan passed away.  Haugan moved to Humboldt to coach the Broncos in 2015 after spending 12 years working with the Peace...

Former swim coach passes away suddenly at 46

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The swimming and running communities in Northeast B.C. are in mourning after the passing of a longtime local swim coach and marathon runner over the weekend. Steve Sadownik, a former head coach of the Inconnu Swim Club, died suddenly of natural causes on Saturday, aged 46. Sadownik was predeceased by his wife Nicole, who lost her battle with cancer...

Fort St. John resident who lost family in same spot as Humboldt Broncos crash launches crusade to improve the intersection’s safety

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Though it’s been nearly 21 years since a crash at a rural Saskatchewan intersection involving a pickup truck and tractor-trailer claimed the lives of six members of her family, Marcy Hetherington says she still remembers the sadness to this day. Her sadness, however, turned to anger two weeks ago when a crash involving a semi-truck...

2019 World Jet Boat Race Championship coming to Peace

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The 2019 World Jet Boat Race committee has announced the location for the 2019 World Jet Boat Race Championship. In a statement Dale Whiteside, Race Chairman, says the race will be starting in Whitecourt and ending in Fort St. John. "This year's event starts in Whitecourt with the boat show, Tech and Calcutta on Wednesday afternoon...

Fort St. John bodybuilder places 3rd at Nationals

EDMONTON, A.B. — A local Fort St. John bodybuilder has come home with some hardware after competing at the Canadian Bodybuilding Federation Championships last weekend. Janelle Shelfow has been training in bodybuilding with World Gym in Fort St. John for the past four years, and has competed at the Northern Classic in Fort St. John. Shelfow competed at the BCABBA...

Shipton, Dyck, Clothier reflect on years being coached by and working alongside Broncos coach Darcy Haugan

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — While Canada and the rest of the hockey world mourn the loss of 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos in a crash last Friday night, former players colleagues and rivals are remembering the team’s bench boss and the positive impact he had on their lives. Forty-two year-old Darcy Haugan was among 15 members of the...

Three local cowboys invited to compete at 2019 Calgary Stampede

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - There will be three local cowboys headed off to this year's Calgary Stampede. Those from the Peace Region that have been invited to participate in the Stampede include Stephen Culling of Fort St. John, Clayton Moore of Pouce Coupe, and Jake Watson of Hudson's Hope. Culling and Moore will be competing in the steer wrestling, while...

Keily Stewart at 2019 Calgary Stampede as Stampede Princess

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Along with other locals, Keily Stewart, of Fort St. John, is also at the 2019 Calgary Stampede but as a Stampede Princess. Since being selected in September 2018, Princess Stewart, along with Princess Courtney Dingreville, Queen Carly Heath and First Nations Princess Astokomii Smith, have done over 400 appearances throughout the year which included appearances...

North Peace athletes have strong showing at Northern Classic Body Building Competition

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The 17th annual Northern Classic Body Building Competition was in Fort St. John last Saturday and showcased a plethora of athletes. The event included seven athletes from the North Peace Region, as well as three from Dawson Creek. Cenia Bock was the big winner from the Peace as she walked away with eight awards, as...

Hunters asked to submit deer, elk, and moose heads to monitor for chronic wasting disease

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Hunters in the B.C. Peace Region are being encouraged to part with the heads of any deer, elk, or moose they manage to bag this hunting season to allow for a post-mortem examination for signs of a deadly – and incurable – disease. Biologist Brian Patterson has been subcontracted by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural...

Local skateboard shop gifted “holy grail” of skating

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Victory Skateboards in Fort St. John was just one of many local skate shops that were gifted the "holy grail" of skating by the company Red Dragons (RDS). RDS donated a total of 60 slabs of granite to shops all over Canada including Fort St. John, and sent the slabs as far as Moncton, New...

City of Dawson Creek signs historic five-year hosting agreement with Hockey Canada

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The City of Dawson Creek and Spectra Venue Management, which runs the Encana Events Centre, will be entering into a five-year hosting agreement with Hockey Canada.  The partnership, the first of its kind for Hockey Canada, will create a long-term certainty in a location for Hockey Canada and their events. The City says that the agreement...

Former Dawson Creek man competes in 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - A former Dawson Creek man was looking to make it big as he played poker on the world stage in Las Vegas. Dean Morrone was making a run in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event on 888poker and if he played his cards right, he had a chance of winning $10,000,000. Morrone, originally from Dawson...

Teams Announced For 2018 Junior B Hockey Provincials

FORT ST JOHN, BC- The puck drops for the first game of the 2018 Junior B Alberta Hockey Provincials in Fort St John this Thursday at 1:00 pm. The Championship features the best Junior B teams in Alberta and will be hosted by the NWJHL Champions and locals; the Fort St John Huskies. The Huskies went 27:7:0:2 in the regular...

Man running from Alaska to Florida passing through Fort St. John this Saturday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Run Pete Run! A man who has made it his goal to run from Alaska to Florida will be making his way through the Energetic City this Saturday. American born Peter Kostelnick is in the 30th day of his historically long journey. The man is running 65-110 kilometres per day and hopes to reach Key West,...

Laurie Cardinal finishes 125km Canadian Death Race

GRANDE CACHE, A.B. - A Fort St. John resident managed a nearly-impossible feat last weekend. Laurie Cardinal finished the 125 kilometre Canadian Death Race in Grande Cache. The race included three mountain summits, one major river crossing and 17,000 total feet of elevation. Cardinal finished with a time of 24 hours, two minutes and 50 seconds, missing out on a medal by...

Burpee Challenge being organized in support of Adaura

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A Burpee Challenge is being organized in support of a local young lady who is dealing with an inoperable brain tumour. On Wednesday, it was reported that 9-year-old Adaura Cayford was airlifted to Vancouver’s BC Children’s Hospital with an inoperable brain tumour. In addition to the GoFundMe account that has been set up to financial aid...

Fort St. John Resident breaks four Canadian bench press records

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN - The Global Powerlifting Committee (GPC) / Canadian Powerlifting Federation (CPF) held the Western Canadian Championships in Regina on May 5th and 6th, where a Fort St. John resident broke four Canadian bench Press Records. Rob Nikoleychuk competed in the 100kg weight class where he participated in the bench press equipped event, as well as the raw bench...

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