• Rhys Marshman, 6, shows off a building block he’s been playing with at the Fort St. John Library Science World activity day in Fort St. John on Sat., Jan. 24. Photo: Bronwyn Scott
    Kids take part in Science World activities in Fort St. John

    FORT ST. JOHN – The Fort St. John Library was alive with curiosity on Sat., Jan. 24, with the first of many Science World activities coming to the Peace River region. Stephanie Puleo, Science World’s regional engagement...

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    $200,000 for B.C. youth competitions from the Industry Training Authority

    FORT ST. JOHN – Helping young people find their career fit is the motive behind Industry Training Authority’s one time transfer of $200,000 to support the Skills Canada B.C. 2015 Provincial and Regional Competitions. The funding announcement...

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  • Jacob Stanonik, who attended the Walk for Memories event, and Geilan Carnell, a member of the Fort St. John Alzheimer’s Support Group. Photo: Bronwyn Scott
    Fort St. John walks for Alzheimer’s awareness

    FORT ST. JOHN – Meryl Comer, award winning broadcast journalist and Alzheimer’s advocate, once said, “We’re really a composite of our life experiences – memory layered upon memory, and Alzheimer’s steals that away.” January is Alzheimer’s Awareness...

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  • Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett, and Mayor of Tumbler Ridge Don McPherson at a special announcement at the Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre in Tumbler Ridge on Tues., Jan. 20. Photo: Bronwyn Scott
    Metallurgical coal has a very good future: Minister Bennett

    TUMBLER RIDGE – Perhaps to the disappointment of the Tumbler Ridge crowd, Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett wasn’t in town to announce the reopening of one of the mines. He did, however, have some encouraging...

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  • Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett was at the Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre in Tumbler Ridge on Tues., Jan. 20, where he announced the launch of the Meikle Wind Energy Project, to be located 33 km northwest of Tumbler Ridge. It will bring 175 jobs to the area. Photo: Bronwyn Scott
    Tumbler Ridge will be home to B.C.’s largest wind energy farm

    TUMBLER RIDGE – Tumbler Ridge will soon be home to the largest wind energy project in B.C., and building it will create 175 jobs for the community struggling with recent coal mine closures. The Meikle Wind Energy...

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  • Local youth are benefitting from Healthy Living Alliance’s donation of 20 new pairs of snowshoes to the Army Cadet program. Submitted photo
    Snowshoes donation helps youth get fit

    FORT ST. JOHN – Local youth are getting fit, and having fun doing it, thanks to 20 new pairs of snowshoes donated to the Army Cadet program. On Weds., Jan. 21, Healthy Living Alliance, a partnership between...

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  • Rod Aspden and Brett Ter Smitte rally outside the Civic Centre in Prince George on Jan. 21. Resident hunters are protesting the increased allocation for non-resident hunters. Premier Christy Clark was addressing the crowd at the Natural Resources Forum inside the Civic Centre. Photo Credit  Bill Phillips
    Hunters protest increased allocation to non-residents

    About 100 hunters gathered outside the Civic Centre in Prince George on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 21, to send a message to Premier Christy Clark and most of the cabinet cloistered inside for the Premiers Natural Resources Forum....

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    High patient volume for Taylor Medical Clinic in 2014 since LiveCare partnership

    TAYLOR – Despite being closed for nearly three months, the Taylor Medical Clinic had one of its strongest years in recent history, with 1,481 patient visits in 2014. Perhaps not surprisingly, a vast majority of those patient...

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    Tumbler Ridge dinosaur digs featured on History Channel

    TUMBLER RIDGE – Tumbler Ridge dinosaur digs are getting national attention in a special four part series on the History Channel called Dino Hunt Canada, which premiers Fri., Jan. 30. The factual TV feature documents eight dinosaur...

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    BC gets an A grade for cutting red tape

    FORT ST. JOHN – Getting tangled up in bureaucratic red tape isn’t fun for anyone, but B.C. residents have less of a struggle than other Canadians, thanks to the provincial government’s streamlining efforts. B.C. is the only...

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