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The following is the crash data for Fort St John’s worst intersections, taken from here. I used the data from that site and put it into a table. Errors may exist.


Together is Amazing

Posted: October 29, 2010 in Community

Shaw recently launched a movement called “Together is Amazing.” Below is the commercial to launch “Together is Amazing.”

“Together is Amazing” is an idea to bring people together to do amazing things using the Shaw network. “Fill the Food Bank” is one of the amazing things Shaw is currently doing. For every pound of food donated to local food banks throughout Canada, the donation will be matched by Shaw and Campbell’s. This means for every pound of food donated to local food banks turns into three pounds being donated!

This year, some members of the Student Advisory Team of North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John, BC will be going around to collect food on Hallowe’en. This is part of a campaign called “Hallowe’en for Hunger,” a Canadian campaign to collect non-perishable items on Hallowe’en instead of candy. Last year, youth from across Canada collected 217,713 pounds of food to donate to food banks across Canada. This is a great time for both events to run as it means every pound of food collected during Hallowe’en will also be tripled when it is donated to local food banks across Canada. Donate this Hallowe’en to help fill the Salvation Army food bank!

There are also many other ways to donate. Food can be dropped off at the Shaw office on 100th Ave, Safeway or Sobeys. (I am not sure about other locations.) The “Fill the Food Bank” campaign from Shaw officially ends on November 15, but that doesn’t mean food won’t be accepted after that date (it just won’t be tripled). Every pound of food donated to the Salvation Army still helps!

For more information on “Together is Amazing”, go to
For more information on “Hallowe’en for Hunger”, go to

Cold Weather

Posted: December 20, 2008 in Community, Family

So recently we have been having some really cold weather here in FSJ. Its -33 outside right now. Brrrrrrrr! Thankfully, I’m sitting in the comfort of my warm basement. I can’t believe that Christmas is now less than a week away. I finished all my Christmas shopping today, finally! It has been snowing recently and we have a lot of snow on the ground now.

Anyway, that’s all for now!

Beginning Band Retreat

Posted: November 6, 2008 in Community
So today we went and helped the beginners learn stuff for band. Had a very good time. I have to go now though. It’s supper time. It’s been a long hard day and it’s time to eat!


Posted: September 10, 2006 in Community
Band has started again. We are going to have to do a lot of fundraising this year, because the band is going to New York.
Coming soon:
Auditions – 11th
Rentals – 13
Squeak and Squak – 14


Posted: May 9, 2006 in Community

The bottle drive on Saturday went really well. We raised a lot of money. And we all had fun. Although we only had five trucks so we didn’t actually cover the whole town, but as I said before, we still made quite a bit of money.


Party in the Park

Posted: June 25, 2005 in Community


Today, a local church (Evangel Church) put on “Party in the Park”.  “Party in the Park” took place in Centennial Park, in our town.  This was a 100% FREE mini carnival.  There was also a stage where local talent was showing off. This party was to celebrate that school is (almost) out and celebrate the summers beginning.  This is their second year doing this, and we went last year also.  When we play the carnival games, we get tickets for prizes.  We can cash in different amounts of tickets for different prizes. I got a minute, yellow water gun for 25 tickets, and a neat “Tic-Tac-Toe” game.  I really enjoyed it there!

Matt Schlosser