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Fort St. John has a heart at annual poker tournament

The Fort St. John Hospital Foundation hosted its annual poker tournament this past weekend at Chances Casino, and community members weren’t afraid to ante up. Together, they raised $4,600 to go towards wireless fetal heart monitors in the hospital.

No development for some new properties within Fort St. John boundary

Despite hopes for more urban development, certain pieces of land newly incorporated into Fort St. John will remain agricultural. On Monday, city council held a public hearing for 12 parcels of land in the northwest side of the Alaska Highway.

Vacancy Part 1: The cost of brownfield development

Despite an economy that could grow with an LNG boom and a city government looking to expand its borders, many parts of Fort St. John remain vacant because they’re too expensive to redevelop.

NENAS breaks ground on new building

The North East Native Advancing Society began construction on a building that will put all its services under one roof. On Thursday, NENAS held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 6,000 square foot addition to their building on 101st Avenue in Fort St.

Fort St. John discussing land swap for old hospital site

The City of Fort St. John is considering the acquisition of the old Fort St. John hospital site as part of its downtown revitalization plan.

Students throw pies at teachers for charity

Fort St. John teens got a chance to take a bit of stuffing out of their elders for a good cause earlier this month.

Community has hope for Hudson

Hudson Smith was diagnosed with an incurable tissue disorder, but with the community of Fort St. John behind her, over $10,000 has been raised to get Hudson to a specialist

Foster parent program hosts orientations in the Peace

March is National Social Work Month, and the British Columbia Association of Social Workers celebrated Social Work Week from March 8 to 14.

Locations identified for two new schools in Fort St. John

Fort St. John has put the public on notice that it intends to sell land to School District 60 for the possible construction of two new elementary schools. On Monday, Fort St. John issued the notice to sell two plots of land within the city limits.

Rotary has a long history in Fort St. John

Rotarians young and old gathered last week at the Rotary Recruitment Dinner for a night of food and a look back on the Rotary Club over the years. Dudley Wagner told the audiance what got him interested when the Fort St.
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