City awaits funding for upcoming Spray Park upgrades

Fort St. John’s SprayPark is in its 13th year, and according to the city, it’s in need of some fixing. “We know with Fort St. John growing and the demographic being a lot of young families in town, that this space will be well used going forward,” said Craig Stanley, ... Read more...

DC Garbage Mechanical Pick-Up Concerns Resident

For many of us, Tuesday is garbage pick-up day in residential areas around Dawson Creek.  But now, a new, mechanical system is taking the traditional route’s place, replacing flimsy plastic bags with standard, city-wide distributed containers. And while council suggests it’s a change for the better, one that will reduce waste ... Read more...

Heat Wave driving up province's electricity demands

The heat wave is currently having a province wide impact on electricity demands that is according to BC Hydro. The organization says they record an increase of 15% in the peak hourly load over the last weekend in June, and they are continuing to see the demand growing. BC Hydro ... Read more...

Boaters flood Peace Island Park for River Rats Poker Rally

Early Saturday morning, the first few boaters began docking at Taylor's Peace Island Park, all in preparation for the River Rat's annual Poker Rally. From then on, it was full steam ahead for more than 50 local boaters who took to the water, all with the subconscious hope of drawing ... Read more...

Ongoing smoke advisory in Fort St. John and area

The B.C. Ministry of Environment has extended the smoke advisory in Fort St. John and the surrounding region. Smoke from wild fires, mainly located near Fort Nelson, have Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) values at a 2, or low risk, but the levels could fluctuate over the next few days. ... Read more...