People's Choice 2018 winners announced

If you're stumped on where to take your date for dinner, who should cut your hair, where to buy your clothes, where to take your car for service, and which police officer or firefighter you want responding to your emergency, consider the following top picks from the community. 

Hundred of readers gave us their input in print and online for the 2018 People's Choice awards, making for a list of the best of the best in Fort St. John and the North Peace. 

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And readers were rewarded for their thoughts:

Barbara Scobie won first place, winning roundtrip tickets for two to Vancouver courtesy of Marlin Travel.

Carolyn Langdon won second place, winning box seats to the Lido Theatre.

And Victoria Butler won third place, winning a $150 gift certificate to Homesteader Health.

Here are some highlights of this year's winners:

Best Artist - Susan Wuthrich

Best Auctioneer - Short Busche

Best Barber - Karen Sutherland, Coach Barbers

Best Bartender - Mather Staverman, Canadian Brewhouse

Best Civic Leader - Dan Davies

Best Club President - Raven Pruden, FSJ Rotary Club

Best Coffee - McDonald's 

Best Dentist - Dr. Andrieuk

Best Dinner - Browns Socialhouse

Best Doctor - Dr. Hamill

Best Firefighter - Adam Horst

Best Gas Station - Safeway Gas Bar

Best Hairdresser - Pat Bell

Best Hotel - Home2 Suites

Best Local Band - Twin Peaks

Best Men's Wear - Mark's

Best Oil Change - Great Canadian Oil Change

Best Oilfield Company - Shell

Best Optometrist - Dr. John Gentles

Best Police Officer - Cst. Chad Neustaeter

Best Radio Personality - Airik Clark, Moose FM

Best Transmission Repair - S&J Automotive

We hope you enjoy the results — see the full list of winners in our special feature below. Any slam dunk winners, any surprises?

And do you have feedback for us? We want to hear from you as we get ready for our 75th anniversary in 2019. Let us know yours by emailing




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