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Fort Nelson natural gas bills to rise again

Fort Nelson natural gas bills to rise again

Fort Nelson residents can expect to see their natural gas bills rise by another $6 a month starting Aug. 1. FortisBC says it has been approved by the BC Utilities Commission to increase its natural gas rates from $1.048 per gigajoule to $1.695.
Fort Nelson builds bear resistant garbage bins

Fort Nelson builds bear resistant garbage bins

Fort Nelson is looking to clamp down on problem wildlife with plans to roll out 65 bear-resistant garbage bins for homeowners.
Trutch Mountain outhouses vandalized

Trutch Mountain outhouses vandalized

The outhouses at Trutch Mountain were the target of vandalism on June 29, with graffiti and other damage found at the scene. Fort Nelson Mayor Gary Foster says the graffiti is nothing more than foolish vandalism.
Two vehicles shot at near Fort Nelson

Two vehicles shot at near Fort Nelson

On Saturday, June 20, 2020, Fort Nelson RCMP were advised of a mischief to property involving firearms. A highway paving crew reported sometime during the previous night one of their unoccupied vehicles had been fired at.
Bear poachings investigated

Bear poachings investigated

Conservation officers are investigating after two black bears were poached near Fort Nelson this week. The BC Conservation Officer Service says the bears were found along the Alaska Highway.
Search suspended for missing woman

Search suspended for missing woman

On Saturday May 2nd 2020 and Sunday May 3rd 2020 the Underwater Recovery Team (URT) conducted an extensive search for Dayna Lee-Ann Cheyenne West in the Muskwa River while Fort Nelson Search and Rescue (SAR) searched by boat along the shoreline.
Muskwa River access restored, woman still missing

Muskwa River access restored, woman still missing

Vehicle access to the Muska River Bridge and Sierra-Yoyo-Desan Road near Fort Nelson was restored Tuesday.
Fort Nelson RCMP investigate after CVSE trucks set on fire

Fort Nelson RCMP investigate after CVSE trucks set on fire

The Fort Nelson RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in identifying those who are responsible for setting fire to two Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) vehicles. On Friday February 14th 2020 at approximately 3:37 a.m.
Northern Rockies receives $222,500 for worm compost facility

Northern Rockies receives $222,500 for worm compost facility

The Northern Rockies municipality has received a $222,546 grant for a new worm composting facility that will divert organic waste from Fort Nelson's landfill and create high-quality soil.
Fort Nelson property sales plummet in 2019

Fort Nelson property sales plummet in 2019

Property sales in Fort Nelson dropped by nearly half in 2019. According to the BC Northern Real Estate Board, there were 48 sales worth $5.5 million in Fort Nelson last year, down from 80 worth $8.5 million in 2018.