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Controlled burns being conducted in the region

The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is planning controlled burns near Fort St. John and Chetwynd between now and June 7.

16 awesome things to do in the Peace this weekend

Ok. A few small things have changed to make this list a little more readable. You'll notice I have split the events up by city (genius, I know). Thanks to everyone for their feedback.

Peace Region farmers considering irrigation for the first time

Arrayed across a quarter section just south of the Peace River, in a barley field still muddy from spring runoff, lies a contraption that could be a sign of things to come.

B.C. Conservatives say Victoria is killing its golden goose

The B.C. Conservative Party leader has criticized the province’s approach to Fair Share negotiations as “a broken election promise.” To party leader Dan Brooks Premier Christy Clark is forcing the municipalities to accept what she wants.

Feds keeping tabs on peaceful protests – including Paddle for the Peace

An annual canoe trip to celebrate the Peace River — and for some, to protest the Site C dam — was among the community events and protests the federal government kept tabs on in the past year.

Northeast B.C. is dead last in life satisfaction survey

Northeast B.C. residents are less satisfied with their lives than people in the rest of Canada, ranking dead last among economic regions in a StatsCan study released Monday.

Pipeline would 'fragment' First Nation's land

An energy company based its choice for a pipeline route on economics at the expense of First Nations' concerns, according to a member who sat on the National Energy Board (NEB) panel which vetted the application for the pipeline.

NDP hammers Liberals for 'Luongo-like'​ Fair Share renegotiation ​

The NDP blasted the Liberals in B.C.'s Legislature today for their handling of the Fair Share negotiations between the province and northern municipalities.

BC Hydro agrees to buy wind power near Taylor

BC Hydro has signed energy purchase agreements with White Rock-based developer Zero Emission Energy Developments Inc. to purchase electricity from three new wind farms — two in the Okanagan and one in the Peace Region.

28 awesome things to do in the Peace this weekend

Alright guys, after some very helpful comments from you all, I am planning some changes to how this list is organized. Next week there will be a new format that will be easier to read.