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Peace Region court docket: Aug. 8-12

Peace Region court docket: Aug. 8-12

Here’s a look at what happened in Peace Region courts for the week ending Aug. 12. Fort St.
Supreme Court dismisses case against Taylor Fire Department

Supreme Court dismisses case against Taylor Fire Department

The town moved for a no evidence motion and the case was dismissed.
Study raises concerns over fracking's impact on BC Hydro dams

Study raises concerns over fracking's impact on BC Hydro dams

Hydro says 'no hope' of fracking causing a dam breach, but damage possible
Pimm exits Liberal caucus, cites legal 'allegations'

Pimm exits Liberal caucus, cites legal 'allegations'

Local MLA Pat Pimm has announced he has "stepped away" from the B.C. Liberal caucus after allegations have forced him to get a lawyer. In a brief statement sent Monday afternoon, Pimm said he is staying on as an independent MLA.
Water sampling finds 'minor' excess of lead at Taylor fire hall, preschool

Water sampling finds 'minor' excess of lead at Taylor fire hall, preschool

The District of Taylor will collect more drinking water samples from its fire hall and preschool after tests earlier this summer found lead levels above federal guidelines.
August oil and gas land sale totals $950K

August oil and gas land sale totals $950K

This month's land sale marked an improvement over August 2015 numbers. But it's a far cry from August 2014, when the province netted more than $3 million
Kwadacha First Nation step closer to building biomass facility

Kwadacha First Nation step closer to building biomass facility

The Kwadacha First Nation is a step closer to replacing diesel generators that power its reserve with a biomass facility.
Birchcliff, Painted Pony boost capital spending, drilling program

Birchcliff, Painted Pony boost capital spending, drilling program

Birchcliff Energy and Painted Pony Petroleum have beefed up their capital spending forecasts for 2016, allowing for more than a dozen new wells to be drilled in the region.
NDIT grants Peace Island Park Pavilion $250K

NDIT grants Peace Island Park Pavilion $250K

Fort St. John Petroleum Association plans for a pavilion at Peace Island Park has received a major financial boost. Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) has approved a $250,000 grant to the pavilion project.
$1 million for MRI machine at FSJ hospital

$1 million for MRI machine at FSJ hospital

Machine means residents will no longer need to travel out of region for medical imaging
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