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Jody Peck, Chris Gale win Alaska Highway theme song contest

Jody Peck, Chris Gale win Alaska Highway theme song contest

Jody Peck and Chris Gale have been named the winners of the Alaska Highway theme song contest.
Low snow pack threatens water supplies in the region

Low snow pack threatens water supplies in the region

Below average snow pack in the Peace Region will translate into lower water flows in the coming months, potentially putting a strain on municipal and industrial water supplies.
Employment insurance recipients double in FSJ: StatsCan

Employment insurance recipients double in FSJ: StatsCan

Employment insurance (EI) claims are up in the Peace Region, again. Five hundred and ninety Fort St. John residents collected EI benefits in December, the latest numbers available from Statistics Canada.
Kwadacha First Nation seeks to build biomass plant

Kwadacha First Nation seeks to build biomass plant

Waste wood could soon replace diesel power at the remote Kwadacha First Nation, which is seeking financial help to build a small biomass plant.
Blueberry River First Nation granted intervenor status on Towerbirch expansion project

Blueberry River First Nation granted intervenor status on Towerbirch expansion project

The Blueberry River First Nation will be allowed to submit evidence on the impacts of an 88-kilometre pipeline project on its traditional territories when the National Energy Board holds a hearing on the project this spring.
Tax scam growing, RCMP say

Tax scam growing, RCMP say

An old phone scam is gaining new ground in the Peace, duping more and more residents into paying fictitious debt to what they believe is the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Fort St.
Majority in Northeast B.C. skeptical of human-caused climate change

Majority in Northeast B.C. skeptical of human-caused climate change

Northeast B.C. is the only region in the province where fewer than half of people believe human activity is causing global warming, according to a new study on public perceptions of climate change.
$50M to be handed out this year from Peace River Agreement

$50M to be handed out this year from Peace River Agreement

The Peace Region will be getting $50 million this year from the new Peace River Agreement signed last spring. That's a $3.9-million increase over 2015.
One killed in highway crash south of Taylor

One killed in highway crash south of Taylor

One person was killed in an accident this morning on the Alaska Highway just south of Taylor. RCMP say a pickup truck and a tractor trailer unit collided on the highway near the 228 Road around 4:30 a.m.
Wildfire season preparations underway

Wildfire season preparations underway

Early preparations are underway for the upcoming wildfire season in B.C., but it's too early to say how intense the season might be, officials say.