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Court Docket: July 3-7

Court Docket: July 3-7

A summary of what went on in Peace Region courts for the week ending July 7. There were no cases up for sentencing in Fort Nelson or Hudson’s Hope.
All open fires banned in Northeast B.C.

All open fires banned in Northeast B.C.

Wildfire officials have banned all open fires, including campfires, in the Prince George Fire Centre. The BC Wildfire Service says the move is to prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety, as wildfires rage across the province.
BC Conservatives rally for support

BC Conservatives rally for support

The BC Conservatives are looking to make a comeback and take advantage of the defeat of Christy Clark and the BC Liberal government last week. The party is working to re-establish riding associations across the province, including Peace River North.
Peace Region MLAs now 'on the outside looking in' with NDP government

Peace Region MLAs now 'on the outside looking in' with NDP government

NDP Leader John Horgan will be the next premier of B.C. after the Liberal government led by Christy Clark was defeated in a confidence vote in the legislature last week. No party won a majority of seats in the May 9 election.
Water upgrades on tap for Area B

Water upgrades on tap for Area B

Safe drinking water will be easier for Area B residents to obtain once new water systems are complete.
Fire bans in effect

Fire bans in effect

Summer is here, which means it’s also forest fire season in Northern B.C.
Court Docket: June 26—30

Court Docket: June 26—30

A summary of what went on in Peace Region courts for the week ending June 30. Fort St John Law Courts • Joel Roger Beaulieu (born 1997) was fined $500, and assessed a $75 victim surcharge for one count of driving with a suspended license.
NDP transition team includes banker, Vancouver councillor

NDP transition team includes banker, Vancouver councillor

B.C.’s incoming NDP government has named some of its key players in the transition team that will help it form government.
NDP to unveil transition team today, cabinet soon

NDP to unveil transition team today, cabinet soon

Now that he has the lieutenant-governor’s blessing, premier-designate John Horgan’s next challenge is assembling the right team — from naming his cabinet to staffing the legislature. The first announcement is expected today, when the B.C.
Premier-designate John Horgan plans summer visit to northern B.C.

Premier-designate John Horgan plans summer visit to northern B.C.

British Columbia's new Premier-designate John Horgan says he plans to visit northern B.C. this summer. The NDP leader defeated Christy Clark and her BC Liberals in a confidence vote on Thursday and was subsequently asked to form government.