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Fort Nelson is feeling the love

Fort Nelson is feeling the love

The small northern town of Fort Nelson is bolstering its small, independent businesses, with help from Small Town Love and the Northern Development Initiative Trust.
Fort Nelson airport to receive $4.3 million grant

Fort Nelson airport to receive $4.3 million grant

The Northern Rockies Regional Airport is getting a major facelift, thanks to $4.3 million in funding from the Federal government, the Alaska Highway News has learned. The money will go towards two different projects.
Fort Nelson literacy funding renewed

Fort Nelson literacy funding renewed

The provincial Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP) funding of $52,424 was renewed for two Fort Nelson literacy programs, which work to help adults and families improve reading and writing skills.
Oktoberfest comes to Fort Nelson

Oktoberfest comes to Fort Nelson

If you’re hoping to get into the spirit of Oktoberfest this weekend but can’t afford a trip to Germany, you’re in luck if you live in Fort Nelson.
Staring down the barrel of a natural gas boom

Staring down the barrel of a natural gas boom

Fort Nelson is already lacking medical personnel, so the idea of doubling or tripling the population concerns local leaders. The town is staring down the barrel of an LNG boom, and all of the labor force that comes with it.
Fort Nelson population could triple as part of boom

Fort Nelson population could triple as part of boom

As Fort Nelson both embraces and braces for an LNG-fueled economic boom that could begin as early as this year, it’s trying its best to prepare for an influx of residents who will suddenly require more housing, medical care and transportation than th

Fort Nelson bikers demand new park

The cries are growing for a new skate park in Fort Nelson. Brody Mould, 12, says the current park's days are numbered. "We need a new park," he said. "This one is too old.

Ban fracking? Not a chance, says Northern Rockies mayor

After Bill Woollam asked Northern Rockies Regional Municipality to impose a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, British Columbia's northernmost municipality did the opposite - it issued a letter in support of the controversial procedure.

A choir like no other

When Joshua Kiiza, an 11-year-old from Uganda, arrives in Fort Nelson later this month, he'll be one step closer to achieving his dream of getting an education and becoming a minister.

The joy of reading

What 13 year old McKenna Stidolph gets out of reading is adventure: "It lets me go on adventures without ever leaving my own home. Great friends can be found, adventures had and lessons learned. Books are great.