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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 2 days 19 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
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Government makes a deal with support workers amid end of teachers’ strike

News Nearly 46 per cent of the school support workers in the province have now ratified new working agreements, and the rest are expected to pass judgment on a new tentative agreement by November. ...
by Adam Steinberg

North Peace Veterinary Clinic Open House

BlogOn October 4th from 10 am until 3 pm the North Peace Veterinary Clinic will be having an open house. Come experience a day of “virtual” veterinary medicine at North Peace Veterinary Clinic. Tour the practice and see what happens beyond the waiting and exam rooms.  This year during animal...
by moosefm
Earlier this year, Premier Christy Clark visited with industry leaders at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek.

The Globe and Mail: B.C. soon to release LNG tax law

News The Globe and Mail is reporting that the B.C. government is finally expected to unveil its long awaited tax rules for the province’s LNG industry....
by Adam Steinberg
This map shows how to access the Kids Arena during construction.

Main entrance to Kids Arena to be blocked starting Monday

Sports Starting Monday September 22, 2014 a section of the parking lot at the Kids Arena Fieldhouse will be blocked off until further notice due the installation of the storm sewer system....
by Adam Reaburn
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386 people estimated to be without power in Fort St. John

News B.C. Hydro is reporting a small power outage in Fort St. John. 386 people are estimated to be effected in the outage that runs from south of Road 246, west of Road 145, and east of Road 275....
by Chase Charney
School District 60 announces the commencement of school on Monday.

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

Updated 2 days 19 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
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Lynx Creek and Brenot Creek water advisory

News Northern Health has issued a water advisory for residents of the Lynx Creek area downstream of the confluence with Brenot Creek. Residents are advised not to drink the water until further notice as the result of a mudslide....
by Chase Charney
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RCMP to patrol school zones as classes resume

News Fort St. John RCMP is reminding the public to be aware of the presence of children as classes are scheduled to resume next week. Police stress that it's important not only to obey the speed limits in school areas, but to be cautious in other areas as well....
by Chase Charney
MLA Pat Pimm explains the purpose of the project is also to address the increasing large flow of 18-wheelers on the Alaska Highway.

Northbound passing lane at Mile 63 of the Alaska Highway

News The Peace region has received a $3 million investment from the provincial government, which is going towards a new two-kilometre long passing lane on the Alaska Highway at Mile 63 in an effort to “increase safety and support economic growth.”...
by Adam Steinberg
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Fort St. John RCMP recommend charges after discovering mutilated cat

News In another case of animal cruelty, Fort St. John RCMP arrested two men in early September after a mutilated cat was found on a resident’s front porch....
by Adam Steinberg

Guess Who’s Back?? Rocky’s Back at the LIDO Theatre October 10, 2014!

BlogBrought to you by VE Brandl Ltd, Safety First Professional Driver Training Ltd., & Kamoto Consulting Ltd. The North Peace Justice Society and the Restorative Justice Program are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Fundraiser!! Come out, put on your best underwear and freaky makeup, or dress...
by North Peace Justice Society
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Chances Charity Poker Tournament – SATURDAY

BlogThe Chances Charity Poker is happening this Saturday @ 7pm! All proceeds are for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Hurry and secure your seat at Chances – Max 100 players!
by fsjhospitalfoundation
More than 120 people joined in a rally against the Site C dam earlier this year in Fort St. John.

The Vancouver Sun: First Nation chiefs head to Ottawa in opposition of Site C

News The Vancouver Sun is reporting on an organization compiled of First Nation chiefs who plan to visit Ottawa next week in an effort to convince the Harper Conservatives to dismiss B.C. Hydro’s proposed $8-billion hydroelectric project....
by Adam Steinberg
A community member voices her concerns and opinions during the Concerned Citizens for Health Care open house forum.

Strong opinions voiced during Concerned Citizens for Health Care open house forum

News Hundreds of Fort St. John residents filled the Seniors Hall last night during the Concerned Citizens for Health Care open house forum, many of whom took the opportunity to voice their disapproval of its current state and the means in which its being addressed....
by Adam Steinberg
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Teachers ratify contract; most schools to open on Monday

News B.C.'s public school teachers have ratified a hard-bargained six-year contract, ending a bitter months-long strike and allowing the start of the school year for half a million students....
by Canadian Press
Celtic Thunder at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek.

Celtic Thunder to return to Dawson Creek in March

Arts & Culture Celtic Thunder will be back in Dawson Creek on March 15 of next year for their "The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour". The band is returning after a successful show in 2013 and will feature material from their CDs, DVDs, tours, and television specials....
by Chase Charney

Outlander: Book vs. TV

BlogOn October 16th at the Fort St John Public Library they will be holding a book vs TV show discussion. Outlander season one is going on hiatus until 2015! Discuss how the TV show stood up to your vision of the books…or, if you’re a purist, just discuss the books! Come...
by moosefm
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New resources coming to Fort St. John Library

News Two new resources are coming to the Fort St. John Public Library for use starting next week. The library will be adding a children's multi-lingual collection, and children's early learning iPad station....
by Chase Charney
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