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Peace communities benefit from Internet connectivity grants

Peace communities benefit from Internet connectivity grants

A $366,000 grant will expand high-speed Internet service to Peace Region communities by 2017, the provincial government announced Wednesday. The expanded service will benefit communities including Arras, Rose Prairie, West Doe, and Swan Lake.
This day in history: Jan. 6, 1966

This day in history: Jan. 6, 1966

Babysitter saves five A 14-year-old teen showed "great presence of mind" when she awoke at 3 a.m. New Year's Day in 1966 and smelled smoke in a home in the Fort St. John trailer court, the Alaska Highway News reported on this day in history.
New Taylor fire chief starts Feb. 1

New Taylor fire chief starts Feb. 1

Edward Albury leaves private post in Fort McMurray
Tree pickups begin this week around the Peace

Tree pickups begin this week around the Peace

The tinsel glistened beautifully and the tree spruced up the place with a bit of festive cheer, but it’s time to start thinking about bringing that needle-shedding pine to the curb.
Tumbler Ridge sees largest decline as 2016 property assessments released

Tumbler Ridge sees largest decline as 2016 property assessments released

Property values in Tumbler Ridge have declined by more than a third from 2015 to 2016, according to new information from BC Assessment. In 2015, the averaged assessed value of a single-family home there was $210,000.
Treaty 8 nations wrestle with province over western boundary

Treaty 8 nations wrestle with province over western boundary

The year 1897 was not exactly a peaceful time between First Nations and European settlers. Around that time, the Commissioner of the North West Mounted Police instructed Inspector J.D.
Fort St. John's first baby of 2016 a boy

Fort St. John's first baby of 2016 a boy

Fort St. John's first baby of 2016 is a boy. Bohdan Rogers Stefiuk was born at the Fort St. John Hospital on Jan. 1 at 5:36 p.m., weighing eight pounds and nine ounces, Northern Health says. His parents are Kajsa and Adam Stefiuk of Fort St.
NEB hearings on Towerbirch pipeline to begin in spring

NEB hearings on Towerbirch pipeline to begin in spring

Energy regulator says it believes the project is "likely" to affect four species listed on Schedule 1 of the Species At Risk Act
Want to stay safe and healthy this winter? Here's how

Want to stay safe and healthy this winter? Here's how

Each winter there’s an influx of visits to hospital emergency rooms, and with New Year’s Eve upon us, Northern Health reminds the public to take care to avoid unnecessary disasters.
2015 Peace Country News Quiz

2015 Peace Country News Quiz

2015 was a big year for the Peace Region. Oil crashed, Site C started, and the region caught the attention of the global hacktivist group Anonymous. But how closely did you follow the headlines? Take our quiz to find out! View Survey