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UPDATED: RCMP arrest accused sexual offender

UPDATE: RCMP arrested William Pelkey on Thursday night without incident. He is currently in custody and will be sent to Alberta to face a judge. RCMP believe an accused sexual offender may be on the loose in the Fort St. John area.

Fort St. John choir to play Carnegie Hall

Noted violinist Isaac Stern said that while music can enhance a hall, only Carnegie Hall enhances the music. About 30 of Fort St. John's best local singers will get the chance to experience that, when they perform there Nov. 29.

Report identifies four options to alleviate doctor shortage

A report commissioned by the City of Fort St. John to improve the doctor shortage has come up with four options — one of which includes the purchase or lease of space in the Fort St. John Medical Clinic.

$7M for 3 new Fort St. John schools 'only the beginning': Fassbender

Fort St. John is now even closer to breaking ground on three new schools, thanks to a $7 million funding allocation from the province. B.C.

Councils mull province's Fair Share offer

'It's up to the municipalities now to make their decisions': MLA Mike Bernier

Contractors to face stricter noise regulations on Sundays

Companies doing noisy work on Sundays in Fort St. John may have to tell neighbours about their activities, if a proposed bylaw change goes through. On Monday, city council went through the first three readings of a new noise regulation bylaw.

Connie Greyeyes, woman behind Amnesty's missing women study, refuses to forget

People of the Peace

UPDATED: 3-year-old pepper sprayed, officer nearly run over after road rage incident

A nasty case of road rage led to the pepper spraying of a three-year-old boy, an officer nearly being run over and a car speeding through residential yards — hitting fences, shrubs and trees — according to an RCMP release. At 8:15 p.m.

Fort St. John buses are late over half the time: study

Buses in Fort St. John are late more than 54 per cent of the time, according to a new study commissioned by B.C. Transit. That buses are late more often than not isn’t news to Dailyne Wilson, who was waiting for a bus last Tuesday morning.

Fort St. John's Peace Valley OSB mill given green light on MDI

Despite local opposition, Peace Valley Oriented Strand Board (OSB) in Fort St. John has been granted an amendment to its Environmental Certificate to allow the use of a controversial chemical in its manufacturing process.
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