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Progress Energy fined after worker pinned by excavator

Progress Energy fined after worker pinned by excavator

Progress Energy has been fined $64,000 after a worker was pinned between two pieces of heavy equipment on a drilling site. The company, an upstream subsidiary of Petronas, was handed the fine in September.
Fort St. John city council moves ahead with salary review

Fort St. John city council moves ahead with salary review

The city will be handing $14,000 to Burnaby-based management consultant company Dugal Smith & Associates to review council salaries. Council voted unanimously on the matter at Monday's meeting.
Council to consider revised salary review contract on Monday

Council to consider revised salary review contract on Monday

The City of Fort St. John has been able to shave $6,000 off the price tag of a council salary review.
Fort St. John assessments grow to $3.8 billion in 2016

Fort St. John assessments grow to $3.8 billion in 2016

Assessment values for properties in Fort St. John grew by more than 12 per cent for the upcoming tax season, according to information presented to council.
Public skate times changed for speedksating meets

Public skate times changed for speedksating meets

If you plan to head out for a public skate at the Pomeroy Sport Centre in the near future, it’s best to check the schedule as some dates have been changed. In order to accommodate the Elks Long Track Speed Skating Meet from Jan. 8 to Jan.
Fort St. John building values top $164 million in 2015

Fort St. John building values top $164 million in 2015

The city issued fewer building permits in 2015, but construction values are continuing to climb up and over the $160-million mark, according to year-end data compiled by Fort St. John's development department.
Fort St. John community groups could see less funding than requested

Fort St. John community groups could see less funding than requested

City staff is recommending Fort St. John city council award grants to eight community groups, although it recommends that five groups not receive the full amount of what they asked for. The Fort St. John Community Arts Council, the Fort St.
Stranger tried to get teen into his minivan

Stranger tried to get teen into his minivan

Fort St. John RCMP are asking the public to remain vigilant after a stranger attempted to get a teenage boy to get into his minivan on Dec. 17.
Shutterbugs have chance to take to the skies in photo contest

Shutterbugs have chance to take to the skies in photo contest

Lovers of the north who enjoy taking pictures could win a three-person, 30-minute helicopter tour of the Peace River for submitting their winter photos. The city wants to see how residents live it up in Fort St.
Volunteers needed for performing arts festival

Volunteers needed for performing arts festival

The biggest arts festival held in Fort St. John since 2001 returns this spring 2016, but organizers can’t do it all on their own and will need more than 100 volunteers.