• RCMP
    Book keeper found guilty of fraud

    FORT ST. JOHN – A book keeper at a local business was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to a 12-month conditional sentence order on Mar. 27, the Fort St. John RCMP reported today. Fort St. John...

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  • Jill Earl
    Going back to Backstreet

    I’ve got a pretty big conundrum on my hands here. Should I or should I not go to the recently announced Backstreet Boys concert? I know I wouldn’t travel to Edmonton or even Prince George to attend,...

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  • Wal Mart gas leak calls for evacuation

    FORT ST. JOHN – Approximately 20 people were initially evacuated from Wal Mart and Totem II Apartments following a natural gas leak at the Wal Mart construction site on Mar. 18. “The fire department received a call...

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  • Kirsten Barkved is the Fort St. John Public Library’s adult, senior and new comer program coordinator.
    New adult, senior programs on horizon at public library

    FORT ST. JOHN – One of the Fort St. John Public Library’s newest staff members is hoping to change the way people view the library. “It’s not just a space for reading, it’s a cultural living room....

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  • A group of children participate at the first Spring Art Camp at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Mar. 19, where they are learning to paint with fabric.
    Creative craniums hard at work during spring break

    FORT ST. JOHN – Spring may have still been hibernating outside but colour was blossoming inside at the North Peace Cultural Centre for the first Spring Art Camp. From Mar. 18 to Mar. 21 kids age four...

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  • Lori Ackerman suggested the Dawson Creek and District Chamber of Commerce reach out to the Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce for a united stand on worker camps.
    Worker camps concern Dawson Creek investors

    DAWSON CREEK – While many have benefited from the growth of the oil and gas industry in the area, some local businesses may be negatively impacted by worker camps that often accompany the growth. Director on the...

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  • Mile Zero Cruisers member, Danny Schilds, updated council on their plans for this year and thanked council for their support for the last 20 years.
    Dawson Creek council briefs: Mar. 17

    Dangerous trucks not using DGR Council hopes for more enforcement on 8th Street and Alaska Avenue for semi-trucks using those streets to haul dangerous goods, instead of using the Dangerous Goods Route. They plan on writing a...

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  • PRRD building
    Regional District balances 2014 budget

    DAWSON CREEK – Directors on the Peace River Regional District board are expected to adopt their 2014 budget and financial plan today (Mar. 27), just in time to meet the Province’s deadline of Mar. 31. The approximately...

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  • Jillian Wagg (left), Peace Project research assistant and Clarice Eckford, Peace Project coordinator, engage the public during one of their many community outreach initiatives in 2012 to gather information and inform people about the Peace Project.
    Inspiring change to eliminate violence in FSJ

    FORT ST. JOHN – A 100-page report reveals evidence that violence against women and girls in Fort St. John is alive, and focusing on ways to eliminate it has taken off with the help of the Peace...

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  • The South Peace SPCA works to protect cats, dogs, and all animals.
    SPCA starts petition for cat protection

    DAWSON CREEK – The local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is now collecting signatures in support of a potential bylaw that would protect Dawson Creek’s feline population. Manager of the South Peace SPCA, Wendy...

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