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12/2/2016

Spaghetti Bridge Challenge provides hands on education experience

Most elementary school children are taught not to play with their food, but today that’s exactly what students from surrounding communities had the chance to do.  Students from ten different elementary schools in the surrounding area gathered at Robert Ogilvie Elementary School to compete in a Spaghetti Bridge Challenge. Around ... Read more...
12/2/2016

Fort St John Mayor Lori Ackerman writes a letter to the lower mainland

Amid this week’s announcement of new pipelines approvals Fort St. John City Council says they not losing focus on getting LNG projects moving in the region. Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman had write-up published in the Vancouver Sun on Wednesday. Ackerman says the goal was to clear up misconceptions ... Read more...
12/2/2016

KPAC hosting annual holiday craft and home-based business market

Still need to tackle that Christmas shopping list? Well, a good place to start may be at the Calvin Kruk Centre this weekend. The Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre (KPAC) is hosting the ‘Kris Kringle Christmas Market’, their annual craft and home-based business sale, this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 ... Read more...
12/1/2016

Peace Region will benefit from pipeline approvals: Zimmer

Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer says the Peace is a winner when it comes to the recent pipeline decision from the Trudeau government.   Zimmer was disappointed that Northern Gateway didn't get the go ahead, but says that overall the two pipeline approvals are good news for our region. ... Read more...
12/1/2016

Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coaltion to draft charter

Stakeholders in the oil and gas industry are heading back home after wrapping up the fall forum for the Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition. The three-day forum was held in Fort St John and Taylor. The forum ended with a proposal of drafting a charter. The charter will outline the ... Read more...
12/1/2016

RCMP investigating homicide in Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating a homicide that happened late yesterday afternoon. Officers say they responded to a report of an injured male at a home in Grande Prairie around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The man was transported to hospital but succumbed to injuries a short time later. ... Read more...
11/30/2016

Fort St. John has the highest apartment vacancy rate in BC

Last year the vacancy rate at this time was sitting around 12 percent but now the number has grown to just over 30 percent. Experts we spoke to say that number may seem high, but it may steam from an oversupply of new rental units on the market.  Lita Powell ... Read more...
11/30/2016

Flyers top line burns Senior Canucks again

The Dawson Creek Senior Canucks don’t seem to have an answer for the Fort St. John Flyers’ top line. The Rick Cleaver – Adam Horst – Jeff Shipton line accounted for 5 of the Flyers’ 6 goals Tuesday night, as Fort St. John downed their Alaska Highway rivals 6-3 for ... Read more...
11/30/2016

Oil and gas watchers happy with pipeline approvals

Justin Trudeau’s approval of two major pipelines yesterday was welcome news to the oil and gas industry in Western Canada, Including here in the Peace Region. Trudeau’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline extension from Alberta to Burnaby, and Line 3 from Alberta and Manitoba into the United States... Read more...
11/30/2016

Dawson Creek residents could see rate increases for recreation facilities

Residents in Dawson Creek could soon have to shell out more money for recreation services. The city recently had a report done to review if current charges or fees for use of recreational facilities will be sustainable in the long run. “This is about how we operate those facilities in ... Read more...