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Petition pushes for wheelchair access at Liard Hot Springs

Petition pushes for wheelchair access at Liard Hot Springs

A Fort Nelson resident has launched a petition to build a wheelchair ramp into the Liard Hot Springs. Tanner Whidden is pushing the provincial government to install a ramp to make the popular pools open and accessible to all.
Drought levels raised in Fort Nelson, conservation encouraged

Drought levels raised in Fort Nelson, conservation encouraged

The province has set a Level 3 drought rating for the Fort Nelson region due to below normal stream flows.
Smoky skies bulletin ended for Northeast B.C.

Smoky skies bulletin ended for Northeast B.C.

Update: The bulletin has ended as conditions are expected to continue to improve over the next 24 hours. Wildfire smoke may return to some regions of the province late Friday through the weekend. Bulletins will be issued for the affected regions.
Northern Health drumming up support, funding for medical housing in Fort St. John

Northern Health drumming up support, funding for medical housing in Fort St. John

Northern Health is looking to build a "home away from home" for out-of-town patients needing medical care in Fort St. John. The idea is in its early stages, but officials say Fort St.
Fort Nelson region has idled mills, lots of timber

Fort Nelson region has idled mills, lots of timber

A lack of timber will likely close more mills in B.C. in the coming years, thanks to a dwindling annual allowable cut.
Fort Nelson school support staff ratify contract

Fort Nelson school support staff ratify contract

A new collective agreement for school support staff in Fort Nelson has been ratified, the province announced Tuesday.
Local models vie for votes in Maxim cover girl competition

Local models vie for votes in Maxim cover girl competition

There is a bounty of beautiful women in Northeast B.C. — now, residents can help put one of them on the cover of Maxim Magazine to prove it to the rest of Canada.
Fort St. John real estate sales and home prices on the rise

Fort St. John real estate sales and home prices on the rise

Real estate sales in Fort St. John were up 17% in the first quarter of 2019. Across the area, there were 111 properties worth $35.5 million sold by the end of March, according to the BC Northern Real Estate Board.
Northern Rockies launches emergency alert system

Northern Rockies launches emergency alert system

Residents in the Northern Rockies are being encouraged to sign up for the municipality’s new emergency notice system.
Province aims to clean up hundreds of orphan well sites

Province aims to clean up hundreds of orphan well sites

BC Oil and Gas Commission to raise $15 million a year to deal with wells abandoned by bankrupt companies