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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”.


Youth rescued after being trapped at Peace View Point

News Fort St. John Fire and Rescue Squad, most of them being trained in technical rope rescue, have brought a young victim to safety after finding himself trapped on the embankment of the Peace View Point....
by Adam Steinberg
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Investigators trying to determine motive for shooting in residential home

News The Northern Rockies RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in gathering evidence against a suspect alleged to have shot a man in his home....
by Adam Steinberg
Firefighters working to extinguish the flames.

Fire destroys Robin Donuts, deemed suspicious

News The Northern Rockies RCMP is continuing their investigation into a suspicious fire which resulted in the complete destruction of Robin Donuts in Fort Nelson during the early hours of Tuesday morning....
by Adam Steinberg
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Knights of Columbus Flyers to play double header against Thunder

Sports The Fort St. John Knights of Columbus Flyers will be on home ice Saturday and Sunday as they take part in a double header against the Big Lakes Thunder. The Flyers will be looking to rebound from a difficult stretch last weekend that saw the team lose three straight....
by Chase Charney
The Mayor and Councillors donate to the poppy campaign during this week's City Council meeting.

Poppy campaign in full swing amid Remembrance Day

News Local Cadets are on track with their fundraising efforts through the annual poppy campaign, which was officially recognized during this week’s City Council meeting, running October 28 – November 11....
by Adam Steinberg
Current fog conditions in Fort St. John.

Fog advisory issued for the North Peace region

News Environment Canada has issued a fog advisory for the North Peace region.  ...
by Adam Steinberg

Huskies to take on Navigators, and JDA Kings this weekend

Sports The Fort St. John Huskies will be looking to build off of last weekend's split with the North Peace Navigators with games on Friday and Saturday. Tomorrow the team will be on the road as they take on the Navigators once again, then they'll return for a home date against the Grande Prairie JDA Kings on Saturday night....
by Chase Charney

Alzheimer’ Craft, Tea and Bake sale!

BlogOn Saturday, November 8th from 12:30-3:30 at Peace Lutheran Church Basement (9812 108 Ave)  their will be a craft, tea and bake sale! Proceeds from the sale benefit seniors in our community. Any donations of baking or craft items are welcomed and will be greatly appreciated! Anyone who is wishing...
by moosefm
The Mayor and Councillors present the Movember crew with the city's proclamation.

The month of November officially proclaimed ‘Movember’ in Fort St. John

News The City of Fort St. John has officially proclaimed the month of November as Movember in recognition of the campaign’s 8th year of raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and men’s health....
by Adam Steinberg
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Fall schedule for flu shots in the Peace region

News Northern Health has now confirmed the first times and locations of this fall’s public health flu clinics here in the Northeast....
by Adam Steinberg
Stock RCMP Investigation

Victims identified in fatal Highway 29 collision

News The two victims of Monday’s fatal collision on Highway 29 near Hudson’s Hope have been identified by the B.C. Coroners Service....
by Adam Steinberg
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One death resulting from collision on Highway 2 near Swan Lake

News A 30 year old commuter is dead after colliding head on with a tractor trailer on Highway 2 near Swan Lake....
by Adam Steinberg
Manager of Human Resources, Rashid Hasan presenting high PowerPoint to City Council.

Vacancy levels high for City of Fort St. John employment

News During this week’s Committee of the Whole meeting, the Manager of Human Resources, Rashid Hasan presented Councillors and City Staff with an update on their staffing levels, which illustrated some open positions....
by Adam Steinberg
Stock RCMP Investigation

Collision near Sikanni Chief Bridge sends one to hospital with serious injuries

News The driver of a pick-up truck is in the Fort St. John hospital with serious head and internal injuries after losing control and colliding with the rear of a tractor trailer near the Sikanni Chief Bridge on the Alaska Highway....
by Adam Steinberg
One of BG Group Plc's LNG terminal.

Reuters: BG Group Plc delays LNG export terminal for at least a decade

News Reuters is reporting on a Wall Street Journal article that states the British oil and gas producer, BG Group Plc, is delaying a proposed LNG export terminal on the Pacific coast for a least a decade....
by Adam Steinberg
A rendering of the proposed Site C dam.

Landowners ask B.C. Supreme Court to overturn Site C decision

News The Peace Valley Landowner Association (PVLA) has served a petition for Judicial Review on the Ministers of Environment and of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, - a call to the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn the provincial Environmental Assessment Certificate granted to B.C. Hydro for Site C....
by Adam Steinberg
Here is web cam photo from Highway 43 near the B.C./Alberta border taken at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Travel Advisory for Highway 43 from BC to Grande Prairie

Regional RCMP in Alberta have issued a travel advisory for Highway 43 northwest of Hythe to the B.C. border.  The Beaverlodge RCMP report a number of collisions on the highway with a number of vehicles in the ditch....
by Adam Reaburn
Encana drilling rig in Fort Nelson.

PSAC New Year Drilling Forecast

News The 2015 drilling forecast of the Calgary based Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) is calling for an activity slump of 6.7 per cent compared to this year....
by Adam Steinberg
The ABC Medical Clinic is closing their walk-in on November first as a result of being understaffed.

Fort St. John health care crisis: ‘We also need to work smarter and better,’ say President for Doctors of B.C.

News The President for Doctors of B.C., Dr. William Cavers was in Fort St. John as part of his ongoing effort to meet with physicians across the province and learn more about “what’s on their minds in terms of providing clinical care.”  ...
by Adam Steinberg
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