Backcountry - Helping You Enjoy The Great Outdoors

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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”.

Residents can trade their parking ticket for unwrapped toys to be donated to the Salvation Army December 8 - December 19.

The city’s Toys For Tickets campaign is back for another year of donations

News It may be in the best interest of yourself and the community to save those tickets from parking violations that you’ve incurred, as the city’s Toys For Tickets campaign is back for another year after being approved during this week’s City Council meeting.  ...
by Adam Steinberg
Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm

Op-ed: ‘We can benefit greatly from future childcare funding,’ says MLA Pat Pimm

News The following in an op-ed written by Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm which discusses the recent funding NENAS received from the province....
by Adam Steinberg
Residents can trade their parking ticket for unwrapped toys to be donated to the Salvation Army December 8 - December 19.

The city’s Toys For Tickets campaign is back for another year of donations

News It may be in the best interest of yourself and the community to save those tickets from parking violations that you’ve incurred, as the city’s Toys For Tickets campaign is back for another year after being approved during this week’s City Council meeting.  ...
by Adam Steinberg
The roads in Fort St. John are also in visibly poor condition.

Alberta RCMP issues travel advisory for northern and southern parts of the region

News The RCMP in the Southern Alberta District have issued a travel advisory for potential commuters on the road today, as driving conditions are reported to be very poor across the province, including highways in the northern region....
by Adam Steinberg
Miranda McMahan  is announced the winner of the second early bird draw at the Fort St. John Quality Inn Hotel.

Moberly Lake resident wins $15,000 in Rotary Mega Lottery early bird draw

News Miranda McMahan of Moberly Lake is $15,000 richer than when she woke up this morning after the Rotary Club of Fort St. John held its second early bird draw of the 2014 Rotary Mega Lottery this afternoon....
by Adam Steinberg
Aurora LNG map

Aurora LNG transfers location of potential export facility

News The provincial government has announced that Aurora LNG – one of the proposed natural gas exports – is moving forward with site evaluation for a potential LNG project at Digby Island....
by Adam Steinberg
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.

Skills for Life Summit connects local students with B.C. Lions

News Watching the Calgary Stampeders score a touchdown and then joining the B.C. Lions for workshops on various trades and anti-bulling campaigns is just some of the excitement surrounding two local grade 8 students, all a part of the groundwork when you’re a spectator during this weekend’s CFL Grey Cup while also being a participate of the province’s Find Your Fit program....
by Adam Steinberg
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Shaw internet and cable service interrupted due to maintenance work

Updated 14 hours 54 minutes ago.

News Customers of Shaw cable and internet in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek can expect an outage for part of the day while crews perform some maintenance work, according to Shaw Communications....
by Adam Steinberg

Handel’s Messiah Christmas Concert

BlogOnly a few short weeks until Handel’s Messiah is upon us! With a 70 member chorus from the North Peace Community choir, vocal soloists and live orchestra with members from the Northern Winds Community Band, it will certainly be a show to remember! Check out a sneak preview Dec. 14...
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FSJ Hospital Foundation Angel Tree Ornaments

BlogThe 2014 Angel ornaments are now available for purchase for $10 each at the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Office.   Our office is located behind the gift shop in the FSJ Hospital, and we are open Monday-Friday 8:00 am -4:00 pm closed 12-1 for lunch.
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General Manager of Integrated Services, Victor Shopland (left) is joined by Chad Carlstrom and Kristin Bayet to present council with a draft Transportation Master Plan.

Council looks to improve transportation in Fort St. John

News General Manager of Integrated Services, Victor Shopland was accompanied by two local engineers, Chad Carlstrom and Kristin Bayet, at this week’s Committee of the Whole meeting to present City Council with an update on the Transportation Master Plan....
by Adam Steinberg
RCMP Vehicle

Vehicle collision on Mile 63 of the Alaska Highway

Updated 1 day 9 hours ago.

News A collision involving a pickup truck and a tanker truck is causing a backup on Mile 63 of the Alaska Highway....
by Adam Steinberg
Northern Lights College in Fort St. John.

Northern Lights College Recruitment Entrance Award now accepting applications

News Students applying for Northern Lights College programs starting September 2015 may be interested in applying for the NLC Recruitment Entrance Award....
by Adam Steinberg
The NPSS Ooks will play in their first game in provincials tomorrow morning against Moscrop.

Ninth ranked Ooks hoping for strong showing at provincials

Sports The senior girls volleyball team from North Peace Secondary School, the NPSS Ooks will make their way to Cranbrook this week to take part in volleyball provincials. The squad has been strong all season, and is looking forward to seeing how they stack up against the best groups in the province....
by Chase Charney
A pickup truck collided into an apartment complex while trying to avoid another vehicle on the road.

Pickup truck collides into apartment complex

News A local commuter had a near miss collision with another vehicle this morning, but wasn't so lucky to avoid a collision altogether as he ended up slamming into an apartment complex on 93 Street and 100 Avenue....
by Adam Steinberg
Chirstmas shopping becomes a little more local with a special Taylor Curling Rink event.

Taylor Curling Rink helps local businesses connect with residential Christmas shopping

News The Taylor Curling Rink is playing host to a special two-day Christmas shopping event, chock-full of local vendors and home businesses – a fundraiser for Taylor Elementary School....
by Adam Steinberg
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Christmas Craft Fair in Taylor

Blog  On November 29th from 11 am-5 pm and Sunday November 30th from 11 am-4 pm at Taylor curling rink their will be a Christmas craft fair! Tons and tons of vendors have booked.. their are roughly 32 tables! Scentsy, epicure, Jenns furniture & more, Organo gold, Avon, Tanya’s soap...
by moosefm
The preliminary site design for the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG terminal on Lelu Island in Port Edward.

Three northern B.C. LNG projects granted environmental assessment approval

News The Pacific NorthWest LNG export facility in Prince Rupert, the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Pipeline, and the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission pipeline have each received Environmental Assessment Certificates today for their LNG projects in northern B.C....
by Adam Steinberg
President and CEO of Northern Lights College, Dr. Nicholas Rubidge

Northern Lights College appoints new interim President and CEO

News The former President and CEO of the Southeast B.C. College of the Rockies, with its main campus in Cranbrook, have now assumed a similar role at Northern Lights College here in Northeast B.C....
by Adam Steinberg
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