Paddle for the Peace takes on new political urgency

Green leader Elizabeth May calls Site C ‘a monstrosity,’ says Trudeau must seek new advice on damDipping a paddle in the Peace River, the red-orange canoe glides down the water. Hundreds of other boats float beside, behind and ahead towards Bear Flat, where BC Hydro is working to purchase farmland to realign Highway 29 in preparation for the Site C reservoir.It’s cold and quiet, this peaceful river, but powerful currents boil from under the surface, rushing from the Rocky Mountains all the way e

Motorcycle club raises cash for non-profit

Dawson Creek’s motorcycle club, the 97 Riders, has raised $1,929 for the South Peace Community Resources Society (SPCRS). Vice President Gordon Parker handed the cheque to SPCRS department managers Sharla Sullivan and Arden Smith on Wednesday. “They do good for the children in the community,” Parker said. “That’s good enough for me.” It’s the club’s […]

Bite into the tastes of Afghanistan

After a successful Canada Day World Fair, Manija Shirzad looks to bring a new food truck to Fort St. John Good news for everyone who enjoyed the food sampled at the new Afghanistan booth at the Canada Day World Fair: Manija Shirzad is opening a food truck. “People here aren’t too familiar with Afghani food. […]

Carnival of Hope brings in over $10K

Hundreds of supporters turned out on Saturday to the Carnival of Hope, put on as a fundraiser for the Fort St. John branch of the Canadian Cancer Society.The goal to raise $10,000 was surpassed, and more donations are still coming in. The funds are earmarked to help Fort St. John residents with cancer for things […]