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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”.

Red Deer Creek Fire Tumbler Ridge July 2014

Evacuation order rescinded for areas near Tumbler Ridge

News The Peace River Regional District has rescinded the evacuation order for the oil and gas field areas of Red Deer Creek, Ojay, and Grizzly South. While the order is no longer in effect the Wildfire Management Branch plans to issue an order under the Wildfire Act to restrict access in the area later today....
by Chase Charney
Lone Wolf

Travis Eggers wins 2014 Lone Wolf Classic

Sports The 2014 Lone Wolf Classic was a mixed bag for those teeing off at the event over the weekend. Saturday was a wet and rainy day but Sunday made up for things with near perfect conditions. When all the score cards were handed in it was Travis Eggers once again emerging as the winner of the tournament....
by Chase Charney

Host Families Wanted

BlogBe a host family for a FSJ Campus international student. They require three meals per day and a private bedroom with a bed, desk, chair and dresser. Host Families receive $700 per month for room and board.   For more information please contact Cleo Baker, 250-785-6981 ext. 6212 or email...
by moosefm
Red Deer Creek Fire Tumbler Ridge July 2014

Evacuation order rescinded for areas near Tumbler Ridge

News The Peace River Regional District has rescinded the evacuation order for the oil and gas field areas of Red Deer Creek, Ojay, and Grizzly South. While the order is no longer in effect the Wildfire Management Branch plans to issue an order under the Wildfire Act to restrict access in the area later today....
by Chase Charney
Riders of Texas 4000 pose for a photo in Dawson Creek

College cyclists stop in Fort St. John over weekend on journey to fight cancer

Sports A group of cycling college students from Austin, Texas stopped in Fort St. John on Saturday evening as they are on a trip to Anchorage, Alaska. The students are part of a group known as Texas 4000 and are riding for a great cause as they are gathering support for the ongoing fight against cancer....
by Chase Charney
BCGames-proof3

B.C. Summer Games results

Sports The B.C. Summer Games from Nanaimo reached their conclusion yesterday with many athletes from in and around Fort St. John competing in various sports. Athletes competed in a variety of events including golf, swimming, soccer, and triathlon....
by Chase Charney
Mt. McAllister Forest Fire July 15 2014

Rainy days help maintain B.C. wildfires

News There are 11 days left in the month to record 45.5 millimeters of rain if the local airport weather station is going to post a precipitation total equaling the July norm of 75.2 millimeters....
by Adam Steinberg
police lights

Fort St. John native to be honored by Governor General in Ottawa

News Vancouver Police Superintendent, Jeffery Harold Sim, a Fort St. John native, is about to become a member of the prestigious Order of Merit of the Police Forces....
by Adam Steinberg
Smoke can be seen settling in the sky.

Wildfire smoke advisory lifted for northeast B.C.

News The Ministry of Environment and the Northern Health Authority have ended the smoke advisory for northeast B.C. that was issued on Friday afternoon....
by Adam Steinberg
Northern Lights College in Fort St. John.

BCGEU faculty at Northern Lights College ratify agreement

News Approximately 200 BCGEU faculty members at Northern Lights College have ratified their new agreement under the B.C. government’s 2014 Economic Stability Mandate....
by Adam Steinberg

Sand Sensations

BlogThe rain will go away and people will come to play in the sand this weekend, so registration now for sand carving at Peace Island Park, Taylor during SAND SENSATIONS BC! Register now for Amateur Sand Carving for July 25-27. Do you have the grit to try a sand sculpture...
by moosefm
Smoke can be seen settling in the sky.

The Ministry of Environment has issued a wildfire smoke advisory

News The Ministry of Environment and the Northern Health Authority has issued a smoke advisory for northeast B.C. as a result of wildfire smoke....
by Adam Steinberg
A member of the North Peace 4-H Club prepares her cow for the judges.

North Peace 4-H celebrates their hard work through Annual Achievement Day

News After almost a year of preparation, the North Peace 4-H Club held their Annual Achievement Day, showcasing agricultural skills through groomed cows, lambs, pigs, horses and other farm animals. ...
by Adam Steinberg
This map shows the location of the fire

Weather helps Firefighters fight Mt. McAllister Fire

News The cool wet weather has helped crews to start to fight the Mount McAllister Fire near Hudson’s Hope.  The Sunday morning update from the Wildfire Management Branch still says the fire sits at 16,000 hectares in size and is not contained. ...
by Adam Reaburn
BCGames-proof3

Local athletes off to good start at B.C. Summer Games

Sports The B.C. Summer games officially got underway yesterday following the opening ceremonies on Thursday. Two athletes from Fort St. John and one from Taylor were competing yesterday as the duathlon events began....
by Chase Charney
Many different items will be available at the 48 hour garage sale over the weekend.

Spectacular Chair Factory, Stage North join forces for 48 hour garage sale

News The Spectacular Chair Factory is having their third annual 48 hour garage sale this weekend and has a new partner for this year's event in Stage North. The sale is being held in the Terra Energy parking lot on 100 Avenue....
by Chase Charney
Red Deer Creek Fire Tumbler Ridge July 2014

B.C. asks for more firefighters to help from across Canada

News The Province has asked for 200 more firefighters to help fight forest fires across the province.  They will start to arrive this weekend from Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario.  All the personnel will be flown into Prince George and will be deployed throughout the province based on current and anticipated fire activity....
by Adam Reaburn
RCMP says Douglas Remenda no longer has a mustache.

RCMP looking for missing Fort St. John male

News Fort St. John RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a patient from the Fort St. John Hospital....
by Adam Steinberg
The red areas of this map indicates the location in which the Evacuation Alert effects

Evacuation Alert area expanded by the Peace River Regional District

News The Evacuation Alert area has been expanded by the Peace River Regional District in response to the extreme nature of the Mount McAllister fire....
by Adam Steinberg
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