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.
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 email@example.com.