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New Agricultural Land Commission panel chairs for the North

New Agricultural Land Commission panel chairs for the North

There’s a brand new group who will help manage and oversee the Agricultural Land Reserve in the North, and two of its three members are from the Peace Region.
At least 10 dead in Thanksgiving weekend crashes across province

At least 10 dead in Thanksgiving weekend crashes across province

Traffic accidents around the province this Thanksgiving holiday weekend left at least 10 people dead. In the Williams Lake region, two separate single-vehicle accidents left three people dead and one seriously injured. On Friday at 7:35 p.m.
The future looks bright for family farm

The future looks bright for family farm

Star Bright Farm in Bay Tree, just over the Alberta border, definitely offers more than meets the eye when you pull into the driveway. With their menagerie of animals, Heather Porrill, her husband Dan and five children run the farm year-round.
Taylor councillors get raises

Taylor councillors get raises

Taylor councillors raised a lot of fees at last week’s meeting – not just citizen fees for permits and activities, but also the fees the city will pay councillors for their time.
List of municipal election candidates

List of municipal election candidates

The time for people to apply to become councilors, mayors, school board trustees and area directors is done, and it’s a mix of old and new faces attempting to become municipal representatives. FORT ST. JOHN In Fort St.
Natural gas nation: What happens to the land, Part III

Natural gas nation: What happens to the land, Part III

In 2008, the man in the white pickup truck first approached Roy Verdzak asking if he wanted to open his land for hydraulic fracturing. By October 2012, the first of the seven wells that includes Wellpad 12-10-79-17W6 had finished their drilling.
How money influences municipal elections

How money influences municipal elections

Money mattered in Fort St. John's last two elections, campaign finance records show. Not so much in Dawson Creek. The mayoral candidates who won in Fort St.
Three injured in Burns Lake pellet plant explosion

Three injured in Burns Lake pellet plant explosion

BURNS LAKE — Three mill workers have been injured in a fire and explosion at a wood pellet plant in northern B.C.
Sizzling economies in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek means surplus of jobs

Sizzling economies in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek means surplus of jobs

It doesn’t take much more than a short drive around the Peace Region to notice a common thread: "help wanted" signs. Some are posted on large billboards outside office buildings. Some are placed discreetly by cash registers.
Pimm, Bernier to focus on jobs, health care in legislature

Pimm, Bernier to focus on jobs, health care in legislature

Health care, coal and LNG will fuel the Northeast’s two MLAs during this fall’s legislative session, which started Monday “One of my focal points (for the session) will be looking at the LNG tax structure, making sure that we continue getting that in