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Fort Nelson First Nation feels 'vindicated' by frac sand ruling

Fort Nelson First Nation feels 'vindicated' by frac sand ruling

While not pleased with a British Columbia Supreme Court decision that said a frac sand mine proposed for northeast B.C. could not proceed without an environmental assessment, the project proponent is not planning to throw in the towel yet.
WWII paratrooper and Fort Nelson resident honoured on Canada Day

WWII paratrooper and Fort Nelson resident honoured on Canada Day

WWII paratrooper and Fort Nelson resident Jack Snyder was presented with the Quilt of Valour at last week's Canada Day festivities in Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.
UPDATED: Alaska Highway reopens as firefighters battle blaze

UPDATED: Alaska Highway reopens as firefighters battle blaze

UPDATE 11 a.m. July 9: Motorists travelling north from Fort St.
Evacuation order rescinded for Penn West gas plant

Evacuation order rescinded for Penn West gas plant

A wildfire evacuation order near Fort Nelson that affected 15 gas plant employees was rescinded Saturday.
15 gas plant workers forced to flee Petitot River Wildfire

15 gas plant workers forced to flee Petitot River Wildfire

Fifteen workers at Penn West Petroleum’s Wildboy Gas Plant have been ordered to evacuate due to the expanding Petitot River Wildfire burning 115 kilometres northwest of Fort Nelson.

Fort Nelson won't bend on pit bull ban

Despite a plea from a pit bull owner, the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) is sticking to a bylaw banning the breed within the town's limits.

Work begins on key road upgrades in Fort Nelson

Work on improvements to a key intersection in Fort Nelson will begin today. More than $1.8 million has been allocated for new traffic lights and turning lanes on the Alaska Highway and Simpson Trail intersection.

Smoke drifts into Fort Nelson

Smoke from two fires drifted into Fort Nelson Friday but the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch is assuring the public no infrastructure or property in the area is at risk from either.

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New wildfire burning northeast of Fort Nelson

The Theelaandoa Creek fire started Saturday, is less than 1,000 hectares