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A curfew is being implemented by Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation

The First Nations community will also be putting up check-points due to COVID-19 concerns

Chimney catches fire in Fort St. James

Fire chief said there was minimal damage as residents were quick in calling 911

BC Chamber led survey shows businesses are in a ‘dire state’

Due to COVID-19, around a million people in Canada applied for EI last week

Co-op model for ICI recycling being approached in Fort St. James

COVID-19 has brought uncertainty to the project

Teachers to return to school after spring-break, to work on distance education methods

SD91 superintendent Manu Madhok, gave an update to the Omineca Express on March 22.

Resources for businesses and workers dealing with COVID-19 layoffs and closures

Here is a list of resources to navigate the system during the global pandemic.

COVID-19 Relief Fund initiated by northern B.C. charity organization

“Even in these uncertain times, no one is powerless to make a difference,” says United Way of Northern BC.

Northern Health’s bus service is implementing changes due to COVID-19

Effective March 22, Northern Health Connections service will have restriction on who can use the service.

Bev Playfair steps down as Mayor of Fort St. James

No further information has been provided for her resignation.

Re-Use Sheds closed for residents in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

However, Transfer Stations, Recycling Depots and Landfills will remain open to the public.

Spring break starts for SD91 students

The school district is closed for face-to-face instruction until further notice

CNC and School District 91 taking proactive measures amidst COVID-19

Face-to-face classes suspended at CNC from March 18 until March 20; School District 91 only BC school district open this week, but students will not lose marks if they miss school, says superintendent.

Forestry workers to benefit from Fort St. James Bucks

Every eligible applicant will receive $250 via the Fort St. James Bucks Initiative

Massive increase in property taxes coming to light industry in Fort St. James

Council has approved raising property taxes on light industry by a 100…

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Illegal fishing, snowmobiling caught in Caribou-protected areas of northern B.C.

Closures are to support the recovery of caribou herds: BC Conservation Officer Service

Fort St. James Green Energy plant ‘offline’ until April

Plant manager said the biomass facility had an unforseen circumstance last December.

Feds should have extended EI, says displaced forestry worker

Only 11 workers in the district have been placed into other jobs via forestry placement office.

Mainly sunny Saturday, but cloudy weather in the forecast

Environment Canada weather report for the week of Feb. 24