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UPDATED: Major miner in Northern B.C. says it will make interest payments

UPDATED: Walter Energy, Inc. says it will come through with $64.2 million in interest payments that are due May 15. In a May 5 quarterly filing with the U.

More layoff notices at Walter Energy mines

Twenty-seven workers at Walter Energy's Willow Creek mine have been issued layoff notices effective June 11, according to the company.

‘Buy local’ is centre stage at TransCanada Corp./Coastal GasLink open house

Local spending was the focus at a recent TransCanada Corp./Coastal GasLink pipeline open house in Dawson Creek. A range of local business representatives turned up at the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers predict decline in drilling

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) was invited by the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce to provide a market outlook presentation at a luncheon at the Calvin Kruk Centre April 28.
'Hotel-like' Site C worker camp to boast theatre, gym, licensed lounge

'Hotel-like' Site C worker camp to boast theatre, gym, licensed lounge

The proponent chosen by BC Hydro to build lodging for Site C dam workers says the facility will include a movie theatre, gym, licensed lounge, multi-faith centre and single bedrooms with TVs and Wi-Fi.

Peace River Regional District wants pipeline to go through EA

Pembina Pipeline Corp. had hoped to avoid an Environmental Assessment on a proposed pipeline from the Pink Mountain area to Taylor, but the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) says: not so fast.

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.
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