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Prison escapee facing charges in B.C., Alberta

Prison escapee facing charges in B.C., Alberta

Suspects in a Peace River jail break jacked a vehicle in Fort Nelson and nearly got their hands on another before being arrested by RCMP, according to a release.
Peace River prison escapee arrested in Fort Nelson

Peace River prison escapee arrested in Fort Nelson

Police arrested an escaped convict in Fort Nelson Tuesday morning. RCMP launched a manhunt Monday after a 29-year-old man, Harley John Lay, was sprung from the Peace River Correctional Centre while he was being transported to hospital.
Fort Nelson group raising funds for refugee family

Fort Nelson group raising funds for refugee family

The Fort Nelson Refugee Sponsorship Group has several fundraisers lined up to raise the $32,000 needed to settle a refugee family in the community, and the first one is this Sunday.
2015 home sales down in Fort St. John, Fort Nelson

2015 home sales down in Fort St. John, Fort Nelson

Real estate sales in Fort St. John and Fort Nelson declined by more than a quarter in 2015. According to year-end stats released by the BC Northern Real Estate Board, 691 properties exchanged hands in Fort St.
Northern Rockies non-profits have a chance to bottle up some extra cash

Northern Rockies non-profits have a chance to bottle up some extra cash

Non-profits interested in garnering some extra cash have an opportunity to do so if they don’t mind spending time at the bottle depot.
Northern Rockies public washroom plan draws interest

Northern Rockies public washroom plan draws interest

A solution is in sight for the Northern Rockies’ public washroom woes.
LNG facility planned for Fort Nelson

LNG facility planned for Fort Nelson

A conglomerate of seven Chinese companies and one Canadian company is looking to build miniature LNG facilities in Fort Nelson.
Northern Rockies crime briefs

Northern Rockies crime briefs

CARELESS USE OF A FIREARM Shots were fired at Villars Trailer Park in Fort Nelson after a dispute between several people went awry on New Year’s Day.
Fort St. John's first baby of 2016 a boy

Fort St. John's first baby of 2016 a boy

Fort St. John's first baby of 2016 is a boy. Bohdan Rogers Stefiuk was born at the Fort St. John Hospital on Jan. 1 at 5:36 p.m., weighing eight pounds and nine ounces, Northern Health says. His parents are Kajsa and Adam Stefiuk of Fort St.
Northern Rockies RCMP outline 2016 priorities

Northern Rockies RCMP outline 2016 priorities

Traffic safety, property crime, domestic violence and alcohol related offences are the top priorities for mounties in the Northern Rockies for the coming year, according to Staff Sgt. Steve McLeod.