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Taylor’s diet becomes national TV hit

The village of Taylor and many residents became national celebrities after the CBC started airing a 10-part miniseries called ‘Village on a Diet’ that documented residents’ attempts to drop a ton of weight in just 10 weeks. 
 
The broadcast of the first episode was shown at the town community centre. Several Taylor families were featured in the show and their battles with weight loss provided inspiration to local residents as well as people across Canada. 
 
 

Avalanche in Pine Pass cuts Northeastern BC off from the rest of the province

 
After record snowfalls last winter, an avalanche occurred in mid – January near Powder King in the Pine Pass. The avalanche would close the highway for a few days and leave Northeastern BC cut off from the rest of the province; an event that would happen more than once in 2011, as massive rain storms closed the pass again in June for several weeks. 
 

Woman jumps from moving car, and sparks Canada-wide warrant for the driver

 
RCMP responded to a call on Feb 4th of a woman jumped from a moving vehicle at the intersection of the Alaska Highway and the 281 rd, and that the driver stopped and tried to back over the woman. The driver, Sean David Alexander Budnick was arrested after an intense week-long manhunt. Budnick was in Court in October facing charges of attempted murder, unlawful confinement, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats. 
 

Fort St. John Council slaps restrictions on Mayor

 
After Fort St. John City Council received complaints about Mayor Bruce Lantz’s conduct while on City Business, the rest of council restricted the mayor from travelling by himself outside of the community, and being allowed to meet with any female staff members alone. 
 
The Mayor later went public and said his battle with alcoholism was behind the behaviour. Lantz did not run for re-election in the November municipal elections. 
 
 
Did we miss a story that you think should be on this list? What do you remember from January to March 2011? Leave a note in our comments. 
 

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