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Plan for Northern B.C. beef packing plant gets boost

Plan for Northern B.C. beef packing plant gets boost

The provincial government has committed up to $450,000 towards development of a beef packing plant to Prince George. B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham announced the funding June 1 during the B.C.
Stalled economy cost Northeast B.C. hundreds of jobs, thousands of workers in 2017

Stalled economy cost Northeast B.C. hundreds of jobs, thousands of workers in 2017

Northeast B.C. shed 600 jobs and 2,300 workers as a result of a stalled economy in 2017, according to a new report released Monday.
Northeast B.C. wildfire update — June 4

Northeast B.C. wildfire update — June 4

Today's rain is bringing relief to BC Wildfire Service crews at the Tommy Lakes wildfire. There has been no growth on the fire over the last few days, which is estimated at 22,000 hectares and 40 per cent contained.
Court Docket: May 28 - June 1

Court Docket: May 28 - June 1

A summary of sentences and fines handed out in Peace Region courts for the week ending June 1, 2018.
Fatal accident on Rose Prairie Road

Fatal accident on Rose Prairie Road

A car accident on the Rose Prairie Road claimed the life of one person late Sunday night. Fort St. John RCMP were called to the scene north of Fort St. John around 10:15 p.m.
Northeast B.C. wildfire update — June 3

Northeast B.C. wildfire update — June 3

BC Wildfire Service crews have the Tommy Lakes wildfire 40 per cent contained. "There was no growth on the Tommy Lakes wildfire and some sections of the fire did receive rain," fire information officers write in their latest report.
Open burn prohibition rescinded

Open burn prohibition rescinded

Effective at noon on Saturday, June 2, 2018, Category 2 open burning will be allowed throughout the Prince George Fire Centre's jurisdiction.
Northeast B.C. wildfire update — June 2

Northeast B.C. wildfire update — June 2

Here's the latest information from the BC Wildfire Service on the Tommy Lakes wildfire, the only wildfire of note in the region.
Northeast B.C. wildfire update — June 1

Northeast B.C. wildfire update — June 1

One fifth of the Tommy Lakes wildfire has been contained, the BC Wildfire Service reports. The fire did not grow in size on Thursday even though it didn't receive any rain.
Dr. Kearney solar print exhibit opens at museum Saturday

Dr. Kearney solar print exhibit opens at museum Saturday

Who performed surgery by radio, used his modified Model-T Ford as an ambulance, and neglected overdue patient accounts? It was Dr. Kearney – Fort St. John’s second doctor. The Fort St. John North Peace Museum has partnered with Dr.
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