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City offering refunds for strike disruptions

The city is offering refunds to parents who signed up for recreational programming at the Kids Arena Field House and the North Peace Leisure Pool after the ongoing worker strike caused this programming to be cancelled.
Cause of arena fire still unknown

Cause of arena fire still unknown

The Fort St. John Fire Department is still investigating the fire that happened last Saturday at the North Peace Arena, but city officials are confident that a planned World Under-17 Hockey Challenge can go forward this fall. Capt.
New flight for $94 to YVR

New flight for $94 to YVR

Starting Aug. 3, Hawkair will be offering a $94 one-way ticket from Vancouver to Dawson Creek three days a week. Called the "ultra-econ" fare, the early morning flight departs Vancouver at 7:15 a.m., with a return flight from Dawson Creek at 9:40 a.
Fort St. John firefighters dominate city's 2014 top-paid list

Fort St. John firefighters dominate city's 2014 top-paid list

It pays to put out fires in Fort St. John. Nine out of the 10 highest paid city workers last year were firefighters, according to the city's 2014 Statement of Financial Information released June 22. Despite this, the head of the B.C.
Alberta First Nations drop fight against Site C

Alberta First Nations drop fight against Site C

Athabasca and Mikisew tap out as federal challenges begin this week
'Substantial loss': FSJ fire crews cleaning up and investigating after stubborn fire at arena

'Substantial loss': FSJ fire crews cleaning up and investigating after stubborn fire at arena

Fort St. John fire crews are investigating the cause of a seven-hour blaze that broke out at the North Peace pool and arena complex Saturday night. Damages are still being assessed, but Capt.

City workers serve strike notice

Workers rejected new contract that offered 7% in wage increases over three years
Bail hearing held for terror suspect

Bail hearing held for terror suspect

A Fort St. John man accused of terrorism-related offences will have to wait until July 31 to see if he’ll be granted bail. A bail hearing was held in a Fort St. John courtroom for Othman Ayed Hamdan on Wednesday afternoon.
Fort St. John applies for grant to upgrades to North Peace Arena

Fort St. John applies for grant to upgrades to North Peace Arena

Fort St. John City Council is awaiting the results of an application for a provincial grant to help cover upgrades needed for the World U-17 Hockey Challenge. The decision to apply for the grant was made public Monday.
UPDATED: Smoke advisory lifted for Fort St. John

UPDATED: Smoke advisory lifted for Fort St. John

UPDATE: A smoky skies advisory for the Northeast issued by the Ministry of Environment and Northern Health Saturday was lifted Tuesday afternoon.