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    Northeast News to close: latest casualty of shifting economy

    DAWSON CREEK – Due to increasingly difficult economic conditions, Northeast News staff regret to announce that the weekly paper, which has been serving the Peace Region since 2004, is ceasing publication. The paper’s last issue will be...

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    PRRD board takes second look at mandatory building permits

    DAWSON CREEK – Peace River Regional District (PRRD) board decided at its Nov. 26 meeting to hold off on a referendum on whether to continue a building permit bylaw, choosing instead to further table the issue for...

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    Industry coming on side for proposed trades training facility at Dawson Creek NLC

    DAWSON CREEK – Financial contributions towards the Northern Lights College (NLC) proposed trades training facility in Dawson Creek have been pouring in, with a latest commitment of $150,000 from Shell Canada announced on Nov. 2. Grants from...

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    Dawson Creek NLC receives $300,000 for proposed trades training centre

    DAWSON CREEK – Encana Corporation has donated $300,000 to Northern Lights College (NLC) to be put towards a proposed new trades training centre at the Dawson Creek campus. The donation is subject to all appropriate approvals, an...

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    Deadly fentanyl has hit the Peace, RCMP warn

    FORT ST. JOHN – Fort St. John RCMP confiscated green pills containing fentanyl and heroin during a traffic stop in June, according to RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. In 2014 there were nine overdoses involving fentanyl in Fort...

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    Taxi stolen, driver assaulted in Fort St. John

    FORT ST. JOHN – Fort St. John RCMP are appealing to the public for information after a taxi driver was assaulted and had his cab stolen in the early morning hours of Sun., Aug. 16. According to...

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    Funding for sports, arts and culture in Fort Nelson

      FORT ST. JOHN – Funding for sports, arts and culture in Fort Nelson means Phoenix Theatre will be getting bigger, better, comfier seats, and the curling rink will soon have its chiller replaced. The Northern development...

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    PRRD considers doing away with building permits in all electoral areas

      FORT ST. JOHN – The Peace River Regional District is considering eliminating the building bylaw in all rural areas. Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014, is currently split into two distinct areas, where building permits are mandatory,...

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    No regrets for new doc in town

      FORT ST. JOHN – Dr. Shiva Tayebi is new to town, and so far she’s given Fort St. John and her experience with Northern Health a glowing report. Tayebi, a new graduate from the St. Paul’s...

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    Submissions wanted for the Alaska Highway Theme Song Contest

    FORT ST. JOHN – Tom Cochrane’s classic hit “Life is a highway” would be the perfect kind of submission for the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council’s Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Theme Song Contest. To mark the highway’s milestone...

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