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Anonymous rescuers save men stranded in Inga lake

A Peace Region retiree is grateful for the Good Samaritans who fished him and a friend out of the water after their boat capsized. Without their aid, Don Rutherford said he would not have lasted another hour.

Body of Fort St. John musician Heath Onstine recovered

A Fort St. John musician was found dead near Hope on Tuesday as a result of an apparent traffic accident. The British Columbia Coroners Service confirmed the death of Heath Onstine, 49, Wednesday.

Dawson Creek and Fort St. John to host U17 hockey worlds

Dawson Creek and Fort St. John will co-host the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this fall, Hockey Canada officials announced Wednesday. It will be the second time the tournament has been hosted in British Columbia. It will be held Oct. 30-Nov.

Grade 5 students get an education in Aboriginal culture

About 400 Grade 5 students learned about First Nations culture Tuesday as part of an Aboriginal Day, organized by School District 60’s Aboriginal Learning Centre. Students gathered at the centre, located just outside of Fort St.

Bright Nights in June showcases art and artists in the community

For Barry Moss, the curator of Peace Gallery North in Fort St. John, art is "not about looking at the pretty picture or drawing something realistic. It’s about the emotions that art gives you,” he said. “It’s part of what a human being is.

Police on lookout for gas station robber

Police are looking for a man who robbed the Shell Gas Station by the Totem Mall last Friday. Fort St. John RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said that Friday at around 4:45 p.m.
New hotel site concerns some Fort St. John residents

New hotel site concerns some Fort St. John residents

Some Fort St. John residents have expressed concern over a new four-storey, 123 room hotel to be built in the middle of land zoned for residential use.

Fort St. John poised for ‘exponential growth,’ according to Annual Report

Billions of dollars in local investments have put Fort St. John in a position for "exponential growth," Mayor Lori Ackerman wrote in the city’s Annual Report released yesterday to council. “Fort St.
Baldonnel Elementary slows down for Fun Day

Baldonnel Elementary slows down for Fun Day

Children at Baldonnel Elementary celebrated the end of the school year with the annual Fun Day. The day was also an occasion to thank supporters for new speed signs erected in front of the school, which warn drivers travelling too fast to slow down.

That old red truck

Even after 70 years, the red KB8 keeps doing tough work for its Peace Region owners
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