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Matt Preprost

Matt Preprost is a Fort St. John writer with more than a decade of award-winning reporting experience in daily, weekly, and student newsrooms across Western Canada. He arrived in the Peace River country in 2013, covering the height of the last boom through to the start of Site C and LNG development in the region. He has won eight provincial awards for his reporting and photography in Manitoba, and six awards in B.C. for his work with Alaska Highway News. Matt is an active volunteer and board director for the North Peace Historical Society, and member of the Fort St. John Rotary Club.

Phone
250-785-5631
Email
editor@ahnfsj.ca

Recent Work by Matt

One fatal OD in August

One fatal OD in August

Death toll from toxic drugs rises to 15 in Northeast B.C. in first eight months of 2022
Taylor candidates dive into the pool

Taylor candidates dive into the pool

A regional committee including Fort St. John, Taylor, and the Peace River Regional District has been studying the possible replacement of the North Peace Leisure Pool
Bearhole Lake fire under control

Bearhole Lake fire under control

No significant growth on Battleship Mountain fire for the last week, says B.C. Wildfire Service
'Full load capacity' at Sikanni bridge

'Full load capacity' at Sikanni bridge

The Alaska Highway is now open to "full load capacity" at the Sikanni Chief River bridge, highways officials said Wednesday.
Dry Creek bridge opened

Dry Creek bridge opened

The first of five new bridges along Highway 29 and the future Site C reservoir has opened to traffic.
Court Docket, Sept. 12 to 16

Court Docket, Sept. 12 to 16

From Dawson Creek and Fort St. John provincial courts Sept. 12 to 16, 2022
Sikanni bridge load limits increased

Sikanni bridge load limits increased

Commercial vehicles 63,500 kg and under now permitted to cross
Bearhole Lake fire ‘held’

Bearhole Lake fire ‘held’

The Bearhole Lake wildfire near Tumbler Ridge and Kelly Lake is now considered held. The B.C.
UPDATE: Hudson’s Hope evacuation order lifted

UPDATE: Hudson’s Hope evacuation order lifted

Drive BC reports Highway 29 has been fully re-opened to traffic; expect delays
Sikanni Chief bridge update

Sikanni Chief bridge update

Highway remains open to light vehicles, but testing is ongoing to determine if bridge can handle increased load limits