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Turnout low, but spirits high at Kiwanis Club Trade Show

Despite packing two arenas with vendors last weekend, the Dawson Creek Kiwanis Club Trade Show's attendance dropped below 10,000 for the first time in recent memory.

Fort St. John road work tender $2 million below budget

The City of Fort St. John agreed to tender out $3.5 million worth of road work at the last council meeting, which is significantly lower than what the city had budgeted.

Building begins on Meikle Wind Energy project

After years of discussion and site clearing, work has started on what will be the largest wind energy project in British Columbia.

Fort St. John real estate market cools in first quarter

Fort St. John home sales dipped slightly during the first quarter of 2015, according to the B.C. Northern Real Estate Board, however building permits doubled to $38.8 million on-year in the same quarter.

Local business roundtable discusses cutting red tape and workforce retention

Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer hosted Minister of National Revenue Kerry-Lynne Findlay at his Fort St. John office on Thursday afternoon, inviting local business owners to take part in a roundtable discussion on small business.

The $36 billion question: Will he or won't he?

Now in his first week on the job, Petronas CEO holds fate of Pacific NorthWest LNG in his hands

Hollywood Video closes in Dawson Creek

Though the Dawson Creek store failed to gain traction, Hollywood Video Regional Manager Michelle Bliss believes the Fort St. John location's loyal customers will keep the store open for the foreseeable future

Pipeline seeks environmental review exemption

$210 million project would need 400 construction workers at its peak, carry up to 75,000 barrels

Site C puts province, labour on collision course

A trade union in British Columbia has said the labour model the province wants to use to build the Site C dam could create problems — possibly even paving the way for temporary foreign workers.

Oil crash layoffs spread to Northeast British Columbia

Northeast B.C. suffered casualties in the oil price crash when two oilfield service companies laid off staff this week. Trican Well Services suspended its operations in Fort Nelson, leaving its 23 employees there out of work.