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SPSS reacts to threat

The halls and yard at South Peace Secondary School were uncharacteristically quiet throughout Wednesday afternoon after a partial lockdown.

Single parent struggles to meet impending rent increase

Imagine being a single parent, struggling to hold down a job, raise two children and remain off welfare, only to receive a letter saying your rent is going up by 700 per cent. This is exactly what happened to Dawson Creek's Miranda McLaren.

Falcon swoops into Peace Region

Leadership candidate Kevin Falcon addressed a packed room of B.C. Liberal supporters in Fort St. John Monday, making him the only candidate to make a second visit to the riding thus far. Falcon has spent considerable time campaigning in B.C.

Helping hand for High on Ice

Twenty years ago, Gord Shantz would often check out ice sculptures whenever he got the chance, always wondering how they were made. Following a series of misfortunate events, Shantz and his friend Mike Holowenko got to find out.

Kiskatinaw river meets Crown requirements

An audit by the Forest Practices Board, B.C.'s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, found that legal requirements to conserve soils and protect water quality on the Crown land in the Kiskatinaw river basin were met.

Thousands without power due to motor vehicle accident

Nearly 3,000 Dawson Creek residents north of Alaska Avenue and west of 8 Street lost power to their homes on the early evening of Dec. 29. The outage was due to a motor vehicle accident, according to Dave Conway, BC Hydro Community Relations.

CKCA going forward

The Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts (CKCA) is going ahead. The project was in an alternative approval process where the city sought permission from electors to borrow up to $4 million to finish the centre. The deadline for elector response was Dec.