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Peace Region rents: from 'ludicrous' landlord's market to skyrocketing vacancy in 18 months

Peace Region rents: from 'ludicrous' landlord's market to skyrocketing vacancy in 18 months

Highest vacancy rates in the province. Falling rents. Plenty of rental units still under construction. A look at Dawson Creek and Fort St. John's rental markets in the downturn.
Don't change those winter tires just yet, ministry warns

Don't change those winter tires just yet, ministry warns

Winter tire requirements end today in B.C., but the Ministry of Transportation is telling drivers they should still expect winter driving conditions at higher elevations like the Pine Pass.
CanolaFest rocks Peace Island Park

CanolaFest rocks Peace Island Park

People packed the Peace Island Park in Taylor for possibly the first ever musical festival to happen there. Local radio station MooseFM held CanolaFest, which featured 11 different artists -— some locals, and some not.

Saddle Hills kicks in $20K for U17 tourney

The County of Saddle Hills in Alberta has stepped up to deliver $20,000 to the steering committee for the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which will go this fall in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.
From Austin to Alaska for charity

From Austin to Alaska for charity

Riders making 4000 mile trip from Texas take rest in Fort St. John

Unable to settle on wages, UNBC faculty go on strike

Late Wednesday night UNBC Faculty Association said it would be on the picket lines starting 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Wage remains the main point of contention.

25 Awesome things to do in the Peace this Valentine's Day weekend

As I am sure both single and coupled folks alike are well aware, it’s Valentine's Day weekend, and there are plenty of things going on in the Peace for both.

Here's the top five most in-demand jobs in Northeast B.C., and what they pay

It is no secret that the labour market is tight in the Peace. This past fall, WorkBC client services coordinator Jeanette Karasiuk told Alaska Highway News that in her 10 years working there, she’d never seen such a high demand for workers.

BC Hydro hits high schools with information sessions on trades

BC Hydro has had a tough time keeping employees in the north.

Man killed on Alaska Highway after it's named one of B.C.'s deadliest roads

A 24-year-old man died Wednesday in a vehicle collision at Mile 64 north of Fort St. John on the Alaska Highway, police said, just days after new data showed that the road is one of British Columbia's deadliest.