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October 22, 2019
 
 

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Local News

Conservatives could have 'significant' role in minority government, re-elected MP Bob Zimmer says

Conservatives could have 'significant' role in minority government, re-elected MP Bob Zimmer says

Conservative incumbent MP Bob Zimmer has been re-elected for a third term in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies. Zimmer, first elected in 2011, returns to Ottawa as part of the official . . .

Most Canadians favour NDP-supported Liberal minority government, exit poll finds

The 2019 Canadian federal election has ended the way the campaign began, with the two major parties in the country extremely close to each other on voting numbers – albeit not on seats – and with . . .

Alleged Tofino land claims conspiracy emails access denied: court

Alleged Tofino land claims conspiracy emails access denied: court

B.C.’s Ministry of Justice doesn’t have to disclose lawyers’ emails to a man who claims land claims negotiations are a conspiracy between the federal and provincial governments. “John English . . .

Big leagues’ stereotypes don’t score points with young Canadians

Big leagues’ stereotypes don’t score points with young Canadians

The debate over the use of terms by professional sports franchises that allude to Native American and First Nations groups began in the 1970s. In this century, some of the teams that have been . . .

Fort St. John launches consultations on community foundation

Fort St. John launches consultations on community foundation

The City of Fort St. John is launching public consultations on developing a new community foundation. There are two opportunities to give input this week, first at a Fort St. John Chamber of . . .

Local Sports

Trackers raise $3,150 for Adaura Cayford, sweep weekend series

Trackers raise $3,150 for Adaura Cayford, sweep weekend series

The NEBC and Yukon Trackers held their cancer awareness and charity fundraiser game on October 19, playing the TRAC Wolverines from Whitecourt. The first-place Trackers won easily, 8-0, and raised . . .

It's Grizzly Season: Senior boys win Dawson Creek volleyball tournament, runners advance at zones

It was a busy weekend for Grizzlies Athletics, as all three volleyball teams were in Dawson Creek and the cross country team competed at the Zone Championships. Jordynn McPherson (Grade 12), . . .

Letter to the editor

Letters: Local governments on front lines of climate fight

Letters: Local governments on front lines of climate fight

Re: 'Lori Ackerman: Vilifying industry does not drive progress', Op-ed, Sept. 23, 2019 Last week Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman and I participated in a panel discussion at the B.C. . . .

Column

Evan Saugstad: Young climate activists can make a difference, one carbon molecule at a time

Evan Saugstad: Young climate activists can make a difference, one carbon molecule at a time

Greta Thunberg, although only 16, is already a household name. That's a pretty good accomplishment for someone that age. Her impassioned speech to the United Nations has been viewed by . . .