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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Three former Bantam Flyers off to two WHL camps next week

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A trio of Fort St. John hockey players are going to be heading out of town to participate in the main training camps for two of the WHL’s teams. Hunter Brown, who was drafted in the 7th round by the Red Deer Rebels during the Bantam draft in early May, recently travelled to Shawnigan Lake...

Local cowboys perform well at Canadian Finals Rodeo

Red Deer, A.B. - Four cowboys from the Peace went to Red Deer to compete at the 45th annual Canadian Finals Rodeo. The event took place from October 30 to November 4 and featured the best-in-the-west when it comes rodeo performance. Jake Gardner, Jake Watson, Stephen Culling and Clayton Moore represented the Peace by performing their rodeo skills at the week-long competition. Jake...

2018 Coy Cup to be hosted by Williams Lake

Williams Lake, B.C. - The 2018 Senior Men's AA Championship will be played in Williams Lake. The announcement was made by BC Hockey last Friday, as the Williams Lake Stampeders will be the hosts of the Coy Cup, which runs from March 27-31 2018. BC Hockey Adult Men's Coordinator, Trevor Bast said, "We’re looking forward to Williams Lake hosting this event....

TV show teaching children how to hunt being filmed in the Peace Region

FORT NELSON, B.C. - A TV show teaching children the basics of hunting will begin filming in the Peace Region. Fort Nelson resident Mark Skage is hosting "Start em' Young" which will premier on Wild TV. Skage explained that the show aims to start young hunters properly and teaches them valuable lessons to make sure the next generation knows how...

Fort St. John athlete leads Canadian Rodeo Pro Tour standings

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Fort St. John born Stephen Culling is currently leading the Canadian Pro Tour in steer wrestling. Culling has accumulated 465 points in seven of the ten events he's competed at during the Canadian Pro Tour. Culling is competing in the Dawson Creek Rodeo this weekend where he hopes to win and widen his lead on second...

B.C. government releases updated hunting and trapping regulations

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The B.C. government has released the 2018-2020 Hunting and Trapping synopsis. The synopsis explains the most current rules and regulations hunters must follow when hunting in B.C. The updated rules and regulations are shown below: Licensed Grizzly Bear Hunting is banned in B.C. Hunters are now required to carry all species licenses obtained or held for...
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