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Backcountry is one of British Columbia’s largest hunting, fishing and outdoor supply stores. The Fort St. John area is home to some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in North America and often referred to as “The Serengeti of the North”.

School District 60 announces the commencement of school on Monday.

What you need to know before heading back to school on Monday

Updated 4 days 3 hours ago.

News Both Superintendents from School District 59 and 60 have released statements amid teachers and parents preparing to send students back into the classroom....
by Adam Steinberg
Selena Wanihandi was last seen in early September is believed to be "involved in a high risk life style."

Grand Prairie RCMP looking to public in locating missing Aboriginal woman

News Grande Prairie RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating 34 year old Selena Wanihandi....
by Adam Steinberg
From left to right: Chief Roland Willson, Chief Liz Logan, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip stand outside of Parliament before meeting with cabinet ministers.

First Nation chiefs meet with MP Bob Zimmer in Ottawa to discuss Site C

News Chief Roland Willson of West Moberly and Chief Liz Logan of Fort Nelson met with MP of Prince George – Peace River Bob Zimmer in Ottawa today amid the federal government’s decision on Site C for an opportunity to voice their concerns over the potential environmental impact....
by Adam Steinberg
South Peace MLA Mike Bernier assists Charles Helm, Lisa Buckley and Richard McCrea as they bring in previously discovered dinosaur tracks.

Tumbler Ridge officially designated part of international Geopark list

News A Geopark is a unified area with geological heritage of international significance, and there’s now one in the B.C. Peace....
by Adam Steinberg
The presence of ambulance services is one issue the NCLGA find unique to northern B.C.

Resolution process seen ineffective by some local government associations

News Two local government area associations, making up a combined area of over 75 per cent of the province, say they both have uncovered “a lack of efficacy in relation to ratified resolutions.”...
by Adam Steinberg
The Spirit of Vancouver Island is one of two vessels being considered to be transformed for LNG export by B.C. Ferries.

B.C. Ferries looks to transform two vessels amid anticipation of LNG industry

News In an effort to “save millions of dollars a year”, The Canadian Press is reporting that B.C. Ferries are looking at the possibility of converting two of their largest vessels into dual-fuel capability in an effort to transform them into an operational ship for both diesel and liquefied natural gas....
by Adam Steinberg

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group in Fort St. John

BlogThere is a new support group starting in Fort St. John for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) they will be holding there first meeting Thursday September 25 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the Health Unit. There are many people suffering from this disease in the Fort St. John area,...
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NEAT Night Star Party

BlogOn September 30th from 8:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Northern Lights College, The Northern Environmental Action Team will be holding a Night Star Party. Look up at the night sky! It is an amazing sight. Do you want to find out more about the fascinating world of astronomy?...
by moosefm
The proposed LNG Canada site in Kitimat.

Vancouver Sun: Concerns over LNG taxation raised by cabinet ministers

News The Vancouver Sun is reporting that Northwest BC communities, which stand to reap major economic benefits from the billions invested in the liquefied natural gas industry, are now raising impact concerns....
by Adam Steinberg

Dawson Creek Curling Club Meet and Great

BlogIt’s time to kick off the 2014 – 2015 Season as the Dawson Creek Curling Club invites everyone to their Meet and Greet Registration night this Friday Sept. 26 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome , so slide on in and find out more about the Junior programs  for youth…The New...
by moosefm
2014 United Way fire truck pull

Over $27,000 raised in support of United Way Northern B.C. at fire truck pull

News It was a highly successful morning for the United Way on Saturday as their fire truck pull raised $27,630 in support of various projects in northern B.C. Seven teams took part in the event, in front of a large crowd at the Pomeroy Sport Centre....
by Chase Charney
LNG critic

NDP critic of LNG visits northern region; likes what he sees

News Among the employees at Encana and the students at Northern Lights College, there was a new addition; a familiar face to some and stranger to others. The face was that of Bruce Ralston, the MLA for Surrey – Whalley, and also the province’s NDP LNG critic....
by Adam Steinberg
trackers group

Icebreaker exhibition games a learning experience for Trackers

Sports The N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers were in Grande Prairie over the weekend to take part in a set of icebreaker exhibition games. The team rostered four different squads in four games to give a proper evaluation to all the players that were taking part....
by Chase Charney
The UBCM annual convention is running throughout the week.

Rural Health Strategy discussed among mayors from across the province

News Mayors from across the province are being presented with an opportunity to provide input on access to health care for rural, remote and First Nations communities today as part of the “Improving Health for Remote and Rural Communities” forum....
by Adam Steinberg
A list of the properties being auctioned off by the City of Fort St. John

City of Fort St. John selling property with three years back-taxes

News The City of Fort St. John is ready to auction off the property of owners who've left their taxes unpaid for the past three years....
by Adam Steinberg
Bike club 16

Tyler Stadnik wins Peace Country Championship

Sports The Blizzard Bike Club held their first Peace Country Championship bike race yesterday. The event formerly known as the Race of the Fallen Leaves was won by Tyler Stadnek of Grande Prairie....
by Chase Charney
North West Junior Hockey League

Slave Lake Wolves to take one year hiatus from North West Junior Hockey League

Sports The 2014-2015 North West Junior Hockey League will have a different look to it than last season. The league has confirmed it will go forward with seven teams for the upcoming season as the Slave Lake Wolves will be taking a one year leave....
by Chase Charney

Day of Discovery

BlogEver wondered how wool was turned into a woven material or how to shape and carve wood? Well now is your chance to find out through demonstrations and hands on activities. Come to the Fort St. John North Peace Museum (9323 100 Street) on Saturday October 4, 2014 from 1...
by moosefm
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Day of Discovery at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum

BlogEver wondered how wool was turned into a woven material or how to shape and carve wood? Well now is your chance to find out through demonstrations and hands on activities. Come to the Fort St. John North Peace Museum (9323 100 Street) on Saturday October 4, 2014 from 1...
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