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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.

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Recent Work by Matt

More COVID restrictions announced in Northern B.C.

More COVID restrictions announced in Northern B.C.

25 critical care patients from the Peace Region flown to southern hospitals
Taylor Bridge field studies continuing

Taylor Bridge field studies continuing

Planners estimate it will be about two years before a preferred concept for the revamp or rebuild of the Taylor Bridge will be ready to bring to provincial decision makers.
New sobering centre, addictions treatment services coming to Northern B.C.

New sobering centre, addictions treatment services coming to Northern B.C.

The provincial government says more addictions treatment and recovery services will soon be coming to Northern B.C.
First dose COVID-19 vaccination rates up to 73% in Fort St. John

First dose COVID-19 vaccination rates up to 73% in Fort St. John

277 first doses and 263 second doses given in the city last week
COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Site C

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Site C

No new cases related to outbreak since Sept. 15, says Northern Health
Court Docket, Oct. 4 to 8

Court Docket, Oct. 4 to 8

From Fort St. John and Dawson Creek provincial courts Oct. 4 to 8, 2021
Six new doctors welcomed to Fort St. John

Six new doctors welcomed to Fort St. John

It’s been a steady stream of good news with the welcomed arrivals of six new family doctors to Fort St. John so far this fall.
Northeast B.C. unemployment rises to 5.7% in September

Northeast B.C. unemployment rises to 5.7% in September

Province records big job gains in educational services, big losses in healthcare
$65 million announced for Blueberry River land restoration, cultural projects

$65 million announced for Blueberry River land restoration, cultural projects

In June, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled the province breached its treaty obligations to Blueberry River due to the cumulative impacts of industrial development in the region. 
208 COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast B.C. last week

208 COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast B.C. last week

829 active cases across Northern B.C.