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Votes in for Fort St. John Council

Incumbent Lori Ackerman was acclaimed as mayor. Council will be made up of four incumbents and two newcomers, one of which had the most votes. Becky Grimsrud picked up the most ballots, followed by incumbents Lilia Hansen, Gord Klassen, and Byron Stewart. Rounding out the remaining positions are newcomer Tony Zabinsky and incumbent Trevor Bolin. Read More »

Some new faces on Mackenzie council

While there was no race for the District of Mackenzie’s mayor, there will be a couple of new faces on council. Joan Atkinson was acclaimed as mayor and many of the incumbent councillors were returned by voters, including Andy Barnes, Amber Hancock, Raye McMeeken, and Jim Wiens. New members of council will include Viktor Brumovsky, who got the second highest ... Read More »

Allen Courtoreille elected as mayor of Chetwynd

Voters in the District of Chetwynd have elected Allen Courtoreille as mayor. Courtoreille picked up 51.8% of the vote, defeating Alec Brownlee by 24 votes. Rounding out council will be Mel Deck, Jocelyn Fisher, Clay Bassendowski, Laura Weisgerber, Rochelle Galbraith, and Janet Wark. Former mayor and long-time councillor Merlin Nichols was the only candidate not elected.   Read More »

Dale Bumstead elected to another term as Dawson Creek Mayor

Incumbent Dale Bumstead has been re-elected easily in Dawson Creek. Bumstead picked up 85% of the vote, while challenger Trenten Laarz achieved about 14%. Making up Dawson Creek Council will be former cabinet minister and mayor Blair Lekstrom, Jerimy Earl, Shaely A Wilbur, Paul Gevatkoff, Charles Parslow, and Amy Kaempf. Read More »

Enbridge says pipeline should return to service next month

The company that owns the natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned earlier this month near Prince George says repairs should be complete by the middle of November. Enbridge says in a statement that work to fix the 91-centimetre pipeline is underway, and subject to regulatory approval, it should be back in service in November under reduced pressure. The pipeline ... Read More »

Government to provide Disaster Financial Assistance to Old Fort residents

The province is providing financial help to northeastern BC residents forced from their homes by a slow-moving landslide. The BC government is making Disaster Financial Assistance is available to residents of Old Fort which was cut off from Fort St. John when a creeping landslide buckled the pavement of the only road in and cut electricity. Disaster Financial Assistance is ... Read More »

Hazelton pellet plant FID expected in early 2019

The Gitxsan Development Corporation says a proposed pellet plant in Hazelton is getting closer to reality. President and CEO Rick Connors says they’re hoping to announce a Final Investment Decision on the $50 million dollar facility by the first quarter of 2019. Connors says construction would start immediately after a positive FID with shovels in the ground right away. Pellet ... Read More »

Six garbage bears destroyed in Kitimat so far this season

The District of Kitimat says it’s quickly claiming the dubious distinction of being one of BC’s top communities for bear destruction. The District says yet another bear was put down in the community this week bringing to six the number of the animals killed this season. Conservation Officer Tracy Walbauer says while this year doesn’t look particularly bad compared to ... Read More »

MLA Ellis Ross says it’s time to get to work to ensure the success of LNG

The time for celebration is over, according to Skeena MLA Ellis Ross, who says businesses need to start hustling now to see the benefit of the LNG boom. Ross made the comments at an LNG Celebration in Terrace tonight which saw him express both joy and relief over LNG Canada’s Final Investment Decision. Earlier in the speech, Ross stressed the ... Read More »

Smithers business owners step for Library-Gallery project

Two Smithers business owners are stepping up in a big way to support the town’s goal of building a new library-gallery. Harvey and Corry Tremblay of Hy-Tech Drilling have pledged to match community donations to the project up to one million dollars. The Tremblays say they see the project as a chance to give back to the community in a ... Read More »

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