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Fire decimates donut shop in Fort Nelson

Fire decimates donut shop in Fort Nelson

A fire that broke out on the roof of the Fort Nelson branch Robin’s Donuts is still under investigation, said officials. The blaze broke out in the early morning hours of Oct. 28.
Two candidates vie for mayor in Fort Nelson

Two candidates vie for mayor in Fort Nelson

Both incumbent mayoral candidate Bill Streeper and challenger Kim Eglinski have experience around the council table at the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM).
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.