Fort St. John, British Columbia

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free weekly

on the year's given theme. In January the annual High on Ice Winter Carnival has a frozen Centennial Park filled with ice sculptors competing and other special winter-related activities occurring around town. Fort St. John is served with several regional newspapers. The ''Alaska Highway News'' and the ''Dawson Creek Daily News'', both part of the Glacier Media Group (previously owned by Canwest Global), are dailies available in the city. The ''Alaska Highway News'', along with the free weekly and ''The Northerner'', are published in town and focus more on Fort St. John news whereas the ''Dawson Creek Daily News'' is published in Dawson Creek. Local free magazine ''Northern Groove'' focuses on local music, arts, and live entertainment events in Fort St. John and area and is published monthly. The Northeast News is a free weekly community paper published on Thursday's with news coverage of communities in the Peace Region. Free alternative newspaper ''The Vault Magazine'' covers the Peace Region and is available bi-weekly in Fort St. John. http: www.thevaultmag.com The radio stations broadcasting from Fort St. John include 98.5 Sun FM (CHRX-FM), 101.5 The Bear FM (CKNL-FM), 92.5 Sunrise FM (CIAM-FM) and 100.1 Moose FM (CKFU-FM), while 890 CJDC AM (CJDC (AM)) is available from Dawson Creek. Also available locally is CBYJ-FM 88.3, repeating CBC Radio One station CBYG-FM from Prince George (Prince George, British Columbia). Fort St. John has several community web pages with news, entertainment, sports, classifieds and community events. Economy and education As the urban center for a rural and farming population of about 8,306 people and home to 18,609 people, Fort St. John is a retail, service and industrial center. The province's oil and gas industry (petroleum industry), KPMG (October 29, 2004). Marketing Strategy for the BC: Oil and Gas Service Sector including the provincial Oil and Gas Commission is centred in the city. Forestry has become more important to the city since the opening of an oriented strand board plant in 2005. Much wood is exported to the United States. * '''1932 (1932 in rail transport)''' – New York City Subway's IND Eighth Avenue Line opens north of Chambers Street (Chambers Street – World Trade Center (IND Eighth Avenue Line)). * '''1971 (1971 in rail transport)''' – British Columbia Premier W.A.C. Bennett leads the ceremony to open the Pacific Great Eastern Railway's Fort Nelson Subdivision between Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia) and Fort Nelson, British Columbia. * '''1995 (1995 in rail transport)''' – Amtrak's ''City of New Orleans'' passenger train is permanently rerouted between Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) and Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi) due to the Illinois Central Railroad's desire to abandon the original route (the Grenada District) in favor of the newer and flatter Yazoo District.


track speed

National Hockey League-sized ice rinks, a concession, 12 dressing rooms, public meeting rooms, a retail juice outlet, an indoor near-Olympic-sized long track speed skating oval, and a 340 meter long walking track (the "Northern Vac Track"). All ice surfaces can be removed to provide event space in excess of 140,000 square feet. Pomeroy Sport Centre webpage, retrieved 2012-08-17<


young population

the boundary between the provinces of BC and Alberta. Since then, the population has continued to rise steadily at about 2% a year. The 2001 census (Canada 2001 Census) recorded 16,034 residents living in 6,155 households and 4,240 families. This was 7% more people than the previous census five years earlier. As seen by the median age almost ten years younger than the provincial median and less than half the proportion of the population over 65 years old, the city has a young population. Of those

#F7DBDB Average male income $54,252 $50,191 - align center bgcolor #F7DBDB Average female income $31,083 $35,895 The 2001 Canadian census recorded 9,985 income-earners over the age of 15 residing in Fort St. John; of these, 4,500 worked full-time throughout the year. The high participation rate stems from the relatively young population, much of which was attracted by the area's high-paying oil and gas industry. Its male-female income gap (economic inequality) is large. There are 9 public schools within the city limits, with one being a secondary school, and another 10 outside of Fort St. John that are all administered by School District 60 Peace River North. Northern Lights College opened a campus in 1975. * '''1932 (1932 in rail transport)''' &ndash; New York City Subway's IND Eighth Avenue Line opens north of Chambers Street (Chambers Street – World Trade Center (IND Eighth Avenue Line)). * '''1971 (1971 in rail transport)''' &ndash; British Columbia Premier W.A.C. Bennett leads the ceremony to open the Pacific Great Eastern Railway's Fort Nelson Subdivision between Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia) and Fort Nelson, British Columbia. * '''1995 (1995 in rail transport)''' &ndash; Amtrak's ''City of New Orleans'' passenger train is permanently rerouted between Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) and Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi) due to the Illinois Central Railroad's desire to abandon the original route (the Grenada District) in favor of the newer and flatter Yazoo District.


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and ''The Northerner'', are published in town and focus more on Fort St. John news whereas the ''Dawson Creek Daily News'' is published in Dawson Creek. Local free magazine ''Northern Groove'' focuses on local music, arts, and live entertainment events in Fort St. John and area and is published monthly. The Northeast News is a free weekly community paper published on Thursday's with news coverage of communities in the Peace Region. Free alternative newspaper ''The Vault Magazine'' covers the Peace


small green

. It is a popular fishing destination, which is stocked annually with Rainbow trout. A spawning channel project has been underway at Inga since 1997. The purpose of the channel is educational in nature and to prevent diploid (2N) rainbows from becoming spawnbound. Sucker (Catostomidae)s are far and away the most abundant fish in this lake. It is not the easiest spot to find, as only a small green sign indicates its whereabouts. After returning to the Athabasca District in 1905, Constantine


hard quot

, chlorinated and fluoridated before being distributed. The water has been rated by the BC Ministry of Environment as being "Very hard.&quot; Sewage is processed in one of two lagoons. The lagoon south of the city releases the processed effluent into the Peace River and the lagoon north of the city releases into the Beatton River. Storm sewers run with the sanitary sewers but storm discharge is directed into the rivers without going through the lagoons


long track

Brown near Fort St. John, British Columbia Cardinal was attacked and partially eaten while hunting near the Doig River. The bear had a gum infection, and was shot and killed. ref name "gazette70"


news weekly

Northern Groove Magazine - Fort St. John Live Entertainment Magazine * Northeast News - Weekly Newspaper * North Peace Cultural Centre - Live Entertainment Venue * Fort St. John Public Library * Fort St. John Business Directory (Category:Fort St. John, British Columbia) Category:Populated


annual production

an annual production capability of 4.8 billion board feet of lumber, 270 million square board feet of plywood, and 1 billion square board feet of oriented strand board. Through its forest tenures and timber licenses, Canfor has 15.1 million cubic metres of annual allowable cut, all of which is CSA-SFM (Canadian Standards Association-Sustainable Forest Management) certified. * '''1932 (1932 in rail transport)''' &ndash; New York City Subway's IND Eighth Avenue Line opens north of Chambers Street (Chambers Street – World Trade Center (IND Eighth Avenue Line)). * '''1971 (1971 in rail transport)''' &ndash; British Columbia Premier W.A.C. Bennett leads the ceremony to open the Pacific Great Eastern Railway's Fort Nelson Subdivision between Fort St. John (Fort St. John, British Columbia) and Fort Nelson, British Columbia. * '''1995 (1995 in rail transport)''' &ndash; Amtrak's ''City of New Orleans'' passenger train is permanently rerouted between Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) and Jackson (Jackson, Mississippi) due to the Illinois Central Railroad's desire to abandon the original route (the Grenada District) in favor of the newer and flatter Yazoo District.


popular fishing

. It is a popular fishing destination, which is stocked annually with Rainbow trout. A spawning channel project has been underway at Inga since 1997. The purpose of the channel is educational in nature and to prevent diploid (2N) rainbows from becoming spawnbound. Sucker (Catostomidae)s are far and away the most abundant fish in this lake. It is not the easiest spot to find, as only a small green sign indicates its whereabouts. After returning to the Athabasca District in 1905, Constantine

Fort St. John, British Columbia

The '''City of Fort St. John''' is a city in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. A member municipality of the Peace River Regional District (Peace River Regional District, British Columbia), the city encompasses a total area of about with 18,609 residents at the 2011 census (Canada 2011 Census). Statistics Canada (2011 Census). retrieved 2012 Feb 8. Fort St. John Community Profile Located at Mile 47, it is one of the largest cities along the Alaska Highway. Originally established in 1794, as a trading post, Fort St. John is the oldest European-established settlement in present-day British Columbia. Fort St. John is served by the Fort St. John Airport. The municipal slogan is ''Fort St. John: The Energetic City''.

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