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This day in history: Jan. 26, 2000

This day in history: Jan. 26, 2000

Oil rights on the rise The first land sale of 2000 brought in $20.6 million for the province—a far cry from the $212,000 made in the first sale of 2016.
Pouce Coupe staff join CUPE

Pouce Coupe staff join CUPE

Nine staff at the Village of Pouce Coupe are now members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) after a unionization vote Friday.
Police say escaped prisoner could be on Highway 2

Police say escaped prisoner could be on Highway 2

Police believe a man who escaped from prison in Peace River could be headed for Highway 2.
Environmental groups want Supreme Court to stop wolf cull

Environmental groups want Supreme Court to stop wolf cull

Two non-profit environmental groups filed a petition with the Supreme Court of British Columbia last week challenging the provincial government’s legal authority to shoot wolves in the South Peace and Selkirk regions.
RCMP say it's too early to deem hunting death accidental

RCMP say it's too early to deem hunting death accidental

RCMP are saying it’s too early to determine whether a hunting-related death in Saddle Hills County last week was an accident. Four people were hunting near Bonanza on Monday, Jan.
RCMP confirms hunting accident death near Bonanza

RCMP confirms hunting accident death near Bonanza

No further details are being released
January oil and gas land sale a two-year low

January oil and gas land sale a two-year low

Drilling rights brought in $212,000 at the January land sale; lowest total of the past two years.
Peace valley family takes home top prize in canola yield contest

Peace valley family takes home top prize in canola yield contest

A canola farming family in the Peace River valley won top prize in a yield contest with last year's harvest—on land rented from BC Hydro that will be lost to the Site C dam reservoir.
New transmission line 'chasing customers for Site C,' Hydro critic charges

New transmission line 'chasing customers for Site C,' Hydro critic charges

Former opposition leader Adrian Dix says a trio of power lines, including a recently-completed project near Dawson Creek, are examples of BC Hydro "chasing customers" for the Site C dam.

Province announces training programs for aboriginal groups

The provincial government announced a series of skills training programs for First Nations communities in the Peace Region Thursday.