Over the next few weeks Jasmine will be taking Alaska Highway stories. If you have a story about the construction of the Alaska Highway or the effects that the highway may have had on yourself or your family please contact her at 774-6313 or email The highway is being made into a historical site and it's important we make sure our experience is included in historical records. The army has already submitted their stories now it's our turn.

Say hi to Walleye!! at Snake River.

Oh no. These applications are within the traditional territory of the Fort Nelson First Nation and would result in gas companies gaining access to nearly 20 million cubic metres of freshwater per year. RT @seatoskyreport: THE TYEE: Down the drain goes public's right to know about fracking

CBC New Brunswick interview of Lana Lowe, Lands Director for Ft Nelson First Nation with regard to shale gas development:

Premier David Alward has the wrong idea about the success of shale gas exploration near Fort Nelson!

An amazing community member by the name of Robert Badine has created a website for his stories and memories of growing up on the reserve in Fort Nelson and the surrounding area. The stories are funny and heartwarming, and incredibly important as a true perspective into life in the north. It can be found at which means "bushman" in the native language!

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In celebration of Fort Nelson First nation signing the 1910 Treaty 8 agreement with the government of Canada, the FNFN community put on a gathering this past weekend. It included horse rides, helicopter rides, crafts, a moose meat tent, traditional hand games, live music, and information booths for companies operating in the area. The Lands Department had two tents filled with displays and handed out treaty shells in the afternoon, but in the morning we cooked a pancake breakfast for the community!

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed new air pollution standards for oil and gas exploration and production operations on July 29 in response to a court order. The standards would require operators to capture natural gas which currently escapes into the atmosphere, the agency indicated.

In B.C.'s Peace River region, farming families and First Nations are witnessing an unprecedented rush on water resources, a rush driven by energy corporations that need copious amounts of water to produce natural gas.

Last year, Bob and Terry Webster got a first-hand taste of just what the water rush means. It's left them and many of their neighbours wondering what the future holds for the region they call home and for one of our most precious natural resources.