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New Salvation Army captain embracing new mission, challenges in Fort St. John

New Salvation Army captain embracing new mission, challenges in Fort St. John

There’s a new captain in town at one of Fort St. John’s largest non-profits. For the past five weeks, Sheldon Feener has acted as captain for the Fort St. John Salvation Army. “(My wife and I) love it so far,” Feener said.
Keep rural building permits mandatory, city staff say

Keep rural building permits mandatory, city staff say

Fort St. John development staff and firefighters have come out against a plan to make building permits voluntary for certain areas of the Peace River Regional District. The PRRD is considering a five-month referendum process beginning Nov.
Cemetery statue in ruins

Cemetery statue in ruins

A centrepiece of the Fort St. John Cemetery is laying broken in pieces today in what appears to be an act of vandalism.
Curbside recycling delayed for Fort St. John

Curbside recycling delayed for Fort St. John

The City of Fort St. John won’t have curbside recycling ready by September, but they are “hoping” to start the program sometime in October or early November.
Real estate sales down nearly 25 per cent so far this year: report

Real estate sales down nearly 25 per cent so far this year: report

Tanking commodity prices are letting some of the air out of Fort St. John's ballooning real estate market. Home sales in Fort St. John were down nearly 25 per cent in the first half of 2015, according to recently released data from the B.C.

Aboriginal business conference coming to Fort St. John

A conference designed to connect Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities with private sector opportunities is hitting Fort St. John Sept. 21 to 23 at the curling club.
Roof collapses at construction site

Roof collapses at construction site

A section of roof on a building slated to hold a Browns Socialhouse in Fort St. John collapsed Wednesday. Scott Money, a media relations officer for WorkSafe B.C., said preliminary reports indicated no injuries.
Still no deal in place on how Fort St. John will be compensated over Site C dam

Still no deal in place on how Fort St. John will be compensated over Site C dam

Despite the start of work on the Site C dam, the City of Fort St. John and BC Hydro still do not have a firm deal in place on how the city will be compensated for the dam’s impacts.
Clinic closure drops from nine days to four

Clinic closure drops from nine days to four

The Fort St. John Walk-In Clinic is scaling back the number of days it will be closed during August from nine days to four, according to Northern Health.
Flyin' the skies

Flyin' the skies

Spectators packed the Fort St. John airport to watch the majesty of flight at the 29th annual Fort St. John International Air Show Wednesday night.