Skip to content

Matt Preprost

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

Peace region justice

Peace region justice

From Dawson Creek and FSJ provincial courts Oct. 18 to 22, 2021
Taylor Bridge field studies continuing

Taylor Bridge field studies continuing

Planners estimate it will be about two years before a preferred concept for the revamp or rebuild of the Taylor Bridge will be ready to bring to provincial decision makers.
New sobering centre, addictions treatment services coming to Northern B.C.

New sobering centre, addictions treatment services coming to Northern B.C.

The provincial government says more addictions treatment and recovery services will soon be coming to Northern B.C.
COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Site C

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Site C

No new cases related to outbreak since Sept. 15, says Northern Health
Northeast B.C. unemployment rises to 5.7% in September

Northeast B.C. unemployment rises to 5.7% in September

Province records big job gains in educational services, big losses in healthcare
$65 million announced for Blueberry River land restoration, cultural projects

$65 million announced for Blueberry River land restoration, cultural projects

In June, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled the province breached its treaty obligations to Blueberry River due to the cumulative impacts of industrial development in the region. 
B.C. launches oil and gas royalty review

B.C. launches oil and gas royalty review

The provincial government says it is launching a review of the province’s oil and gas royalty system.
Peace Region reps elected to Northern B.C. home builders association

Peace Region reps elected to Northern B.C. home builders association

Angèle Heinrichs of Fort St. John and Ashley Simmons of Pouce Coupe have been elected to represent the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Northern B.C.
LNG Canada announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccine program

LNG Canada announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccine program

LNG Canada now past 50% completion, with workforce expected to ramp up
Provincial health officer wants Site C workers fully vaccinated

Provincial health officer wants Site C workers fully vaccinated

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says BC Hydro should make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory to work at Site C. There have been two outbreaks at the work site this year, the first in April and the latest declared Aug.