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Matt Preprost

Matt Preprost

Matt Preprost is a Fort St. John writer with more than a decade of award-winning reporting experience in daily, weekly, and student newsrooms across Western Canada. He arrived in the Peace River country in 2013, covering the height of the last boom through to the start of Site C and LNG development in the region. He has won eight provincial awards for his reporting and photography in Manitoba, and six awards in B.C. for his work with Alaska Highway News. Matt is an active volunteer and board director for the North Peace Historical Society, and member of the Fort St. John Rotary Club.

Phone
250-785-5631
Email
editor@ahnfsj.ca

Recent Work by Matt

Court Docket, July 19 to 23

Court Docket, July 19 to 23

From Fort St. John and Dawson Creek provincial courts July 19 to 23, 2021
Majority of 2021 taxes paid by deadline

Majority of 2021 taxes paid by deadline

Collections back to pre-pandemic normals
Kin Park pavilion construction up for tender

Kin Park pavilion construction up for tender

First phase of park renovations already underway
Fort St. John, Chetwynd mills curtailed due to wildfires

Fort St. John, Chetwynd mills curtailed due to wildfires

Curtailments will take 115 million board feet out of Canfor's Western Canadian production
Court Docket, July 12 to 16

Court Docket, July 12 to 16

From Fort St. John and Dawson Creek provincial courts July 12 to 16, 2021
Northern Health records 33 deaths during extreme heatwave

Northern Health records 33 deaths during extreme heatwave

Data for the number of deaths confirmed as heat-related is not yet available as investigations continue, says Coroners Service
‘Any drop counts’: Cool, rainy weather in the forecast

‘Any drop counts’: Cool, rainy weather in the forecast

Temperatures in Fort St. John have plummeted from a peak of 29.4 degrees on Tuesday, to 7 degrees as of noon on Friday
From civil war to the Peace

From civil war to the Peace

Hassan Al Kontar spent seven years as a man without a home and without a country before arriving in Canada in 2018 as a refugee after fleeing civil war in his home country of Syria. Three years on, Al Kontar has found himself in the Peace region this summer, working with the Red Cross and assisting with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at the clinic in Fort St. John.
New Fort St. John group aims to support those grieving through opioid crisis

New Fort St. John group aims to support those grieving through opioid crisis

Overdose death rates among the highest in Northeast B.C.
North Peace Fall Fair set for Aug. 20-22, volunteers needed

North Peace Fall Fair set for Aug. 20-22, volunteers needed

The North Peace Fall Fair is set to go this August and organizers will need plenty of help to reboot the annual event celebrating the region’s farming roots