Over the next week, Energeticcity.ca will be posting a series of stories showcasing the biggest news stories in the BC Peace from 2009. This list has been put together based on the total number of views a story received on Energeticcity.ca. Click here to see the top 5 news stories from January to February of 2009.
Below are the top 5 news stories from March to April 2009 in the BC Peace
EnCana lets go Willbros Employees
In early March of 2009, EnCana let go 60 Willbros Employees after alchol was found in a camp building a pipeline in the Horn River area. This story created a fire storm of comments and became the most read story from March to April of 2009.
|EnCana dismisses 60 Willbros employees|
Largest Cocaine Seizure ever in Dawson Creek
On Wednesday March 18th, 2009, the Dawson Creek RCMP executed a search warrant for a grow-op in the community. On top of the grow-op, the RCMP also found cocaine with a street value of over $100,000, making this bust the largest cocaine bust in DC history. Dennis Ewonchuk and Leah Underwood were arrested. Ewonchuk later in the year pled guilty and was sentenced to 5 years in jail.
|DC Drug grow op bust brings in the largest cocaine seizure||Federal Prosecutor seeks 7 year prison term for DC Man|
|DC Man sentenced to 5 years in jail|
Three Chetwynd Residents die in motor vehicle accident
On Saturday March 21st, 2009 a two vehicle collision occured about 30km South of Dawson Creek, in which 3 Chetwynd residents were killed. What made this story even more tragic, was the fact that they were travelling to attend a funeral that day in Dawson Creek.
|Three dead following accident by Dawson Creek||Three Chetwynd residents killed in collision near Dawson Creek|
Mayor Lantz taken to Prince George Hospital
On Tuesday March 10th, Mayor Lantz was taken to a Prince George hospital Tuesday, after an unscheduled landing on a flight from Fort St. John to Vancouver. This was the second time in four months the Mayor was addmitted to a hospital. Just prior to Christmas in 2008 Mayor Lantz suffered a mild heart a attack.
|Mayor sent to Prince George Hospital|
Pat Pimm wins Liberal Nomination
On March 21st, 2009, Pat Pimm was picked as the Liberal Candidate for Peace River North. In May of 2009, Pimm was elected to represent the residents of Peace River North in Victoria.
|Pat Pimm wins Liberal nomination on the third ballot||Pimm’s campaign begins|
|Liberal Pat Pimm is now MLA for North Peace|