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This day in history: Jan. 8, 1975

This day in history: Jan. 8, 1975

Premier Barrett looks to salvage winter drilling B.C.
Plane clips tree during emergency landing in Mackenzie

Plane clips tree during emergency landing in Mackenzie

The pilot of a single engine plane escaped injury Wednesday afternoon after the craft's wing struck a tree while attempting an emergency landing on the Conifex service road in Mackenzie.
Northeast B.C.'s top five most expensive homes

Northeast B.C.'s top five most expensive homes

A lakeside mansion, a farm estate and a Dawson Creek manor are among the priciest homes in Northeast B.C. New data from BC Assessment released this week lists the highest-valued homes in Northern B.C.—a list dominated by the Peace.
This day in history: Jan. 7, 1998

This day in history: Jan. 7, 1998

New Year's Day death treated as tragic accident A mother of two young girls was found frozen in the yard of her home on 116th Avenue on New Year's Day, the Peace River Block News reported on this day in 1998.
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.