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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”.


Medial Clinic closing walk-in to unattached patients

News The walk-in clinic at the ABC Medical Clinic is closing its doors to patients without family doctors come November 1....
by Adam Steinberg

Grande Prairie RCMP trying to locate missing 29 year old female

News Grande Prairie RCMP is asking the public for assistance in locating a 29 year old female. Erin Leslie-Marie Moses was last seen at the end of August and was reported missing by family to police yesterday....
by Chase Charney
RCMP Vehicle

The Morning Star: Fort St. John local arrested and charged in Vernon

News The Morning Star is reporting the Vernon RCMP arrested a Fort St. John resident over the weekend on variety of charges, including allegations of drunk driving and illegal firearm offences....
by Adam Steinberg
The new Waste App for the City of Dawson Creek.

Dawson Creek unveils new Waste App

News The City of Dawson Creek is announcing the release of a custom Waste App for their residents.  ...
by Adam Steinberg
A rendering of Chevron and Apache's Kitimat LNG site.

Province outlines goals in effort to have world’s cleanest LNG facilities

News The provincial government is introducing a new legislation that they say “ensures British Columbia will have the cleanest liquefied natural gas facilities in the world.”...
by Adam Steinberg
Peace Valley OSB stock photo

Meeting to discuss Peace Valley OSB’s request for MDI approval

News Members of the Fort St. John community and surrounding areas are invited to attend a special meeting in an effort to become educated about LP Peace Valley OSB’s pursuit to get approval from the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) for the use of Methylene Dephenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) in their factory....
by Adam Steinberg

Senior Flyers sweep weekend exhibition games with Fort Nelson

Sports The second exhibition game between the Fort St. John Flyers and Fort Nelson Yeti went down to the wire yesterday afternoon at the North Peace Arena. The Yeti tied the game late in the third, but Adam Horst netted the winner just eight seconds into overtime....
by Chase Charney
Petronas, a major energy company, continues to be weary of B.C.'s LNG market.

The Globe and Mail: Petronas LNG stuck in limbo

News A story in the Sunday edition of the Globe and Mail indicates the Pacific Northwest LNG project of the Malaysian Energy Company, Petronas is the subject of a stalled federal environmental review....
by Adam Steinberg
trackers group

Trackers fall 5-2 to Grande Prairie

Sports The N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers were in Grande Prairie on Saturday for a tilt against the Storm on Saturday night. The Trackers opened the scoring in the game but it wasn't enough to carry them through as they fell 5-2....
by Chase Charney
North Peace Cultural Centre

Blues artist, Ray Bonneville coming to the North Peace Cultural Centre

News The first to play is what the North Peace Cultural Centre is calling ‘a special onstage series’ is Ray Bonneville, a blues musician the centre describes as a ‘world-class guitarist, harmonica player and hard-hitting songwriter.’...
by Adam Steinberg
MacLean Flyers

Ross H. MacLean Flyers dominate in weekend games

Sports After opening their season with an 12-0 thrashing of Dawson Creek last week, the Fort St. John Ross H. MacLean Flyers kept the pedal to the medal in their two games over the weekend against Whitecourt. The Flyers took both games by scores of 7-1, and 6-1....
by Chase Charney
The Russian vessel has arrived on the Price Rupert harbour.

Stranded Russian tanker sparks new environmental debate

News The search and rescue operation is over for the Russian vessel, and now the debate begins over how the incident unfolded and what it says about the future....
by Adam Steinberg
Stock RCMP Investigation

Woman dies after bear attack near Alaska Highway community

News A Yukon woman is dead following an incident with a bear near Teslin, just across the B.C. border on the Alaska Highway, southeast of Whitehorse. ...
by Adam Steinberg
highway lines

New distracted driving penalties in effect today

News The B.C. government is rolling out their new distracted driving fines today, which includes additional demerit points added to the penalties a driver will face if they’re caught....
by Adam Steinberg
The Fort St. John Senior Flyers defeated the Fort Nelson Yeti last night 6-2.

Third period the difference as Flyers top Yeti

Sports The Fort St. John Senior Flyers were in action last night for their first exhibition game of the season against the Fort Nelson Yeti. It was a strong opening performance for the Flyers as they controlled the majority of the game, and put things on ice in the third period with a 6-2 win....
by Chase Charney
Former Fort St. John Resident Jan Rooks and her husband Grant Tomlinson

Former Fort St. John resident died in Nepal Avalanche

News An experienced trekker, with a work history which dates back about three decades to Fort St. John is one of at least 29 people killed in this week's blizzard and avalanches in northern Nepal....
by Dwight Ford
Mayor Lantz (left), Premier Campbell and former Mayor Jim Eglinski (right) open the Pomeroy Sport Centre in 2010

Former Fort St. John Mayor now running to be MP

News We have Edmonton Journal confirmation that former Fort St. John Mayor Jim Eglinski will carry the Conservative banner in a federal by-election in Alberta.  The 65 year old retired RCMP officer will run in Yellowhead constituency, which stretches from west of Spruce Grove, all the way to the B.C. border....
by Dwight Ford
A family takes a moment to remember an infant gone too soon.

‘A Walk to Remember’ the little lives lost at Centennial Park

News Families from the Fort St. John community, most of whom have lost an infant to pregnancy complications, came together today at Centennial Park to commemorate the little lives lost as part of the local event ‘A Walk to Remember.’...
by Adam Steinberg
The Fort St. John Huskies got their first win of the year over the Fairview Flyers last night 6-5.

Huskies grind out 6-5 win over Fairview for first of season in home opener

Sports After a disappointing start to the season the Fort St. John Huskies had a tall task in front of them as they took on the Fairview Flyers. The Flyers entered the game hot out of the gate including an 8-5 win over Fort St. John last month but this time it was the Huskies putting one up in the win column as they edged Fairview 6-5....
by Chase Charney
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