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    Hudson’s Hope evacuation alert and evacuation order lifted

    HUDSON’S HOPE – The Peace River Regional District’s evacuation order and evacuation alert pertaining to the Mount McAllister wildfire are no longer in effect as of noon on Tues., July 22. The State of Local Emergency in...

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    FSJ boundary extension approved

    FORT ST. JOHN – The City’s boundary extension application gained approval from the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development on Mon., July 14, which leaves the fate of the proposal in the hands of city residents....

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    City casts a lifeline to the N.P. Cultural Centre

    FORT ST. JOHN – The North Peace Cultural Society made a huge request from Council on Mon, July 14, in the amount of $75,000. In addition, they asked that the City of Fort St. John assume responsibility...

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    Child run over by sisters as he slept in his tent

    CHARLIE LAKE – Disaster was narrowly averted during a family camping trip at Montney Centennial Park when a young boy, not yet seven, was run over by his sisters as he slept in his tent. The tires...

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    Close call for Hudson’s Hope

    HUDSON’S HOPE – There are 42 firefighters, seven helicopters and 30 pieces of heavy equipment at work battling the blaze that caused the evacuation of the entire Hudson’s Hope community on Weds., July 16. Fire crews have...

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    Mechanical failure could be to blame for serious accident

    FORT ST. JOHN – Only one person was injured in a crash that rendered a semi and a pickup scrap metal on Tues., July 15, on Highway 29 near Bear Flat. RCMP closed the highway in both...

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    Dawson Creek lays plans for chicken bylaw

    DAWSON CREEK – After a compelling argument from one city resident, council has hatched a plan to make keeping backyard hens permissible under the City’s Animal Control Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw. Until amendments to the current bylaws...

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    RCMP arrest after five fires

    DAWSON CREEK – A 19-year-old male was in police custody last week, following the fifth dumpster fire in the city’s downtown. The fire was set in the early morning of July 16. Between July 13 and 14,...

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    Chetwynd searches for stray cat solution

    CHETWYND – The South Peace Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, animal rescue societies, Northern Health and residents of Aspen Mobile Estates in Chetwynd have been working together to solve a feral cat problem that...

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  • The grandstands at the Fall Fair Exhibition grounds are nearly complete for this year’s Rodeo and Stampede. In February, council allocated $600,000 to repair the grandstands after an engineers report determined they had reached the end of their usable life span.
    Dawson Creek council briefs: July 14

    Airport sustainability  The City of Dawson Creek will pursue funding from the Northern Development Initiative Trust as a part of the direction from council to conduct an economic and socio-economic impact study of the Dawson Creek Regional...

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