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Fort St. John City Council awarded numerous proclamations at Monday night’s Council meeting.

United Way started the evening by requesting that Council proclaim the week of October 7th to 13th as United Way week. The week was chosen for this as it is the busiest month for community-wide fundraising initiative.

Photo: Members from the United Way accept the proclamation from Mayor Bruce Lantz. (Left to Right) Andy Ackerman, Mayor Bruce Lantz, Corey Jonsson, Mearl Webster, Marva Kosick, and James Wickstrom (back) – Christine Rumleskie/

Up next was Councilor Lori Ackerman. She requested that Mayor Bruce Lantz proclaim September 20th-26th as National Forest Week in the City.

Ackerman says this proclamation is part of the Forest Capital of BC celebrations, in conjunction with the National Forest Week.

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Photo: Councilor Lori Ackerman accepts the proclamation from Mayor Bruce Lantz – Christine Rumleskie/

Now, artSpace Coordinators asked Mayor Lantz to proclaim the week of September 13-19th as artSpace week. All this week there will be activities in the Cultural Centre. There will be free classes for kids, and if anyone is interested in participating they can contact the Cultural Centre at 250-785-1992.

Photo: Mayor Bruce Lantz, left, awards artSpace coordinators the proclamation. (left to right) Susan McGarvey (second from left), Tanya Shymko and General Manager Gordon Grant – Christine Rumleskie/


Councilors voted in favor of all the proclamations.

Also, two Long Service Awards were handed out to city employees on Monday night. Alma Medina celebrated her fifth year with the City as a Development Officer.

Mayor Bruce Lantz….

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Kim Turney celebrated his 15th year as Superintendant of Roads and Grounds.

Mayor Bruce Lantz…

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Photo: Mayor Lantz (left),  awards Alma Medina her five year award (middle) and Kim Turney his 15 year award (right). – Christine Rumleskie/

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