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1/20/2017

Community continues to rally behind six-year old battling rare auto immune disease.

We have an update on the story of a young Fort St. John boy who is battling a rare auto immune disease. Six-year old Colban Mcleod has been fighting an uphill medical battle ever since he was diagnosed with anti NMDA Auto Immune Encephalitis. His body has been producing antibodies ... Read more...
1/20/2017

Final decision drawing near on closure of Rolla Discovery School

A final decision on whether School District 59 will close the Rolla Discovery School is set to happen next month. The school board discussed the topic again at Wednesday night’s meeting. Low enrolment numbers at the Rolla Discovery School have parents concerned on where their students will be attending class ... Read more...
1/20/2017

Sisters in Spirit organize second annual round dance

One of the Spirit of the Peace Powwow’s more unique fundraisers is coming to the Peace Region.  Sisters in Spirit has apporached Taylor's city council to host their second annual round dance in Taylor’s Community Hall. Proceeds will benefit the larger powwow event held in the summer. Organizers say the purpose ... Read more...
1/20/2017

Health Minister calls for increased smoking age as National Non-Smoking Week kicks off

 The Province’s Health Minister is calling for the smoking age in B.C. to be increased heading into National Non-Smoking Week. The tobacco consumption age in B.C. is currently 19, but Health Minister Terry Lake is calling for the smoking age to be increased to 21, following in the steps ... Read more...
1/20/2017

RCMP investigate a liquor store robbery in Chetwynd

On Wednesday, January 18th at 9:50 PM, Chetwynd RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at Murray’s Liquor Express. A man, hiding his face, walked into the business produced a weapon and demanded money from the employee. The man got away on foot with an undisclosed amount of ... Read more...
1/20/2017

Over $735,000 of art stolen from storage near Fairview, AB

Peace River and Fairview RCMP are investigating a bit of an unusual theft that happened back in September. Fairview RCMP were called to storage location on September 22, 2016, where they discovered a large amount of art work had been stolen. The appraised value of the stolen art work is ... Read more...
1/19/2017

City of Fort St John weighing options after Peace River Regional District decision to move fire dispatch services

The city of Fort St John is examining its options in the wake of the Peace River Regional District’s decision to contract fire dispatch services to a company on Vancouver Island.   Fire dispatch services are currently handled by the Fort St John Fire Department. In a recent council meeting, Mayor ... Read more...
1/19/2017

Drug overdose deaths skyrocket in Province, Northeast BC

The illicit drug crisis in British Columbia is now the worst it’s ever been, and the B.C. Coroners Service says this is just the tip of the iceberg.  In the past year, the Province says there have been 914 drug overdose deaths, which is nearly an 80 per cent increase ... Read more...
1/19/2017

School busses in Fort St John cancelled for the day

School busses in Fort St John have been cancelled for the second straight day. The Peace River North School District has announced that due to icy roads, all school buses in the district are cancelled, but that schools remain open. Buses in Dawson Creek and Chetwynd are running on schedule. Read more...
1/18/2017

Senior curling provincial qualifier coming to Dawson Creek this weekend

The best senior curling teams in the Peace Region will be battling for a spot in provincials at district playdowns in Dawson Creek this weekend.   There will be 5 men's teams and 5 women's teams vying for 2 spots each.   Whoever qualifies will get the chance to play ... Read more...