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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”.

The Wastewater Transfer Station in Fort St. John will no longer accept sewage waste from rural residents come January 2015.

Regional District asks Dawson Creek to facilitate rural waste

News The Peace River Regional District is asking the City of Dawson Creek to fill a void left open by the City of Fort St. John after announcing the closure of their public sewage receiving facility to rural residents....
by Adam Steinberg
trackers group

Trackers hope to end November on positive note

Sports The month of November has not been kind to the N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers. The team has a record of 1-4-2 through the month, but will have an opportunity to close November out on a high with two games this weekend....
by Chase Charney
RCMP Vehicle

Northbound lane of Alaska Highway closed, southbound remains open

Updated 1 hour 22 minutes ago.

News The Fort St. John RCMP says the Alaska Highway is closed to northbound traffic 18 km south of Wonowon as result of a vehicle collision blocking the lane....
by Adam Steinberg
Flyers Spirit River

Senior Flyers to square off against rival Spirit River Rangers Saturday night

Sports The Fort St. John Senior Flyers will be on the road tomorrow to battle their rivals the Spirit River Rangers for the first time this season. There's no love loss between the two teams as in their pre-season game in October, the action was intense and chippy from start to finish....
by Chase Charney
Weather Warning Snow

Snowfall warning issued for North Peace region

News Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the North Peace region....
by Adam Steinberg
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New physician coming to practice in Fort St. John

News Fort St. John has secured a new physician.  Details are limited at this point, but a Facebook status from Mayor Lori Ackerman suggests a new physician will be moving to Fort St. John....
by Adam Steinberg
Mr. and Mrs. Clause at last year's parade.

Annual Fort St. John Santa Claus Parade back for another round

News Mr. and Mrs. Claus are coming to Fort St. John tomorrow for the city’s Annual Santa Claus Parade....
by Adam Steinberg
Huskies tryouts

Huskies aiming for second win in a row tomorrow night

Sports The Fort St. John Huskies will have an opportunity to move to within one game of the .500 mark as they'll take on the Beaverlodge Blades tomorrow night at the North Peace Arena. It's been a rocky start to the year for the Huskies as they have a record of 4-6-0, and are currently tied for fifth place in the NWJHL standings with the Sexsmith Vipers....
by Chase Charney
a map of the North Peace Regional LandFill.

Upgrades to the North Peace Regional Landfill

News The construction of a new landfill gas management system for the North Peace Regional Landfill is complete and will be fully operational December 1, says the Peace River Regional District....
by Adam Steinberg
Today's snowfall comes after yesterday's mild temperature.

The ups and downs of this week’s weather in Fort St. John

News Care and caution on the streets and highways is a travel pre-requisite again this morning as yesterday’s rain has been followed by early morning snow....
by Adam Steinberg
Right to left: Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad, and President of the Nisga’a Nation Mitchell Stevens.

Nisga’a First Nation agrees to support LNG development

News The Nisga'a First Nation has signed a deal with the provincial government to receive benefits from proposed liquefied natural gas projects, and the band's chief says it has already picked four potential export terminal sites which could be served by a proposed natural gas pipeline....
by Adam Steinberg
School District 59 bus

School buses cancelled in Dawson Creek

News School District 59 has cancelled school busses for most of the South Peace Friday.  Buses have been cancelled in the South Peace except for around the Chetwynd area....
by Adam Reaburn
Local middle school and high school students take part in the 'Find Your Fit' initiative at the North Peace Cultural Centre in this dated photo.

Op-ed: Peace River students meet with B.C. Lions, learn about jobs in trades

News The following is an op-ed written by Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm in which he discusses a group of students in his riding who are attending the Grey Cup, meeting members of the B.C. Lions, and participating with them in the province’s ‘Find Your Fit’ initiative....
by Adam Steinberg
Denny Morrison

Morrison looking to improve on solid start to World Cup season in South Korea

Sports Denny Morrison will be in Seoul, South Korea this weekend for the second ISU World Cup event of the season. Morrison had a solid start to the year as he narrowly missed out on a top three finish at the season's first event last weekend....
by Chase Charney
A conceptual design of the potential indoor playground slated for the City of Fort St. John.

North Peace Family Superpark enters round three of Aviva Insurance’s online competition

News The North Peace Family Superpark has won another round of Aviva Insurance’s Community Fund competition – one step closer to winning at least $100,000 for a new indoor playground....
by Adam Steinberg
Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson Yeti to hold free hockey school for registered minor players

Sports Members of the Fort Nelson Yeti will be having a free hockey school for all registered Fort Nelson minor hockey players. The event is in partnership with Endurance Energy and will be held January 3 and 4....
by Chase Charney
The North Peace Secondary School Oscars booked their ticket to provincials after taking first place at the North Central Zone Championship.

NPSS Oscars win north central zone volleyball championship

Sports The senior boys volleyball team from North Peace Secondary School, the NPSS Oscars booked their ticket to provincials next week by taking first place at the north central zone championships. The team played in three games and swept all three....
by Chase Charney
Huskies Kings 2014

Skate With the Huskies to be held tomorrow after Santa Claus Parade

Sports The Fort St. John Huskies will be having their Skate With the Huskies event tomorrow evening after the Santa Claus Parade. The skate will begin at 7:45 p.m. at the North Peace Arena....
by Chase Charney
Jonathan Bruce's friends yelled, "This is for you, Jonathan!" before releasing hundreds of orange balloons into the sky during last year's memorial.

One year later, RCMP continues investigation into homicide of local teenage boy

News Monday will mark the one year anniversary since the body of 16 year old Jonathan Bruce was discovered at the Fort St. John Motocross Track....
by Adam Steinberg
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