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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.

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Recent Work by Matt

UPDATE: Wildfire picks up at Williston Lake

UPDATE: Wildfire picks up at Williston Lake

A hot and windy day has kicked up a wildfire on the north side of Williston Lake. A fire east of the Nabesche River started July 26 and was previously being held at 30 hectares.
Old Fort residents set up blockade outside Site C gate

Old Fort residents set up blockade outside Site C gate

Last couple of months have been unbearable, say residents
'Everything is energy': Crisis in Europe a lesson for Canada, says MLA Ross

'Everything is energy': Crisis in Europe a lesson for Canada, says MLA Ross

Canadians concerned about national energy security and First Nation self-determination can’t ignore the history currently being made in Europe, a natural resources conference in Fort St. John heard last month.
Beaver dam collapse believed cause of Alaska Highway washout

Beaver dam collapse believed cause of Alaska Highway washout

A three-kilometre detour has since opened using an old alignment of the highway.
Hunting closures, regulation changes announced in Northeast B.C.

Hunting closures, regulation changes announced in Northeast B.C.

Moose hunting will be restricted to limited entry hunting in the Peace Region for one year.
'Best interest of B.C.': Horgan upbeat after first visit to Site C

'Best interest of B.C.': Horgan upbeat after first visit to Site C

The $16-billion project on the Peace River, started in 2015, is now more than 55% completed and ramping up for an eighth year of construction.
Site C workforce up to 4,430 in March

Site C workforce up to 4,430 in March

Just under 1 in 5 workers are local, with 798 Peace region residents employed by construction and non-construction contractors
NCLGA convention gets underway in Fort St. John

NCLGA convention gets underway in Fort St. John

Topics on the agenda this year include healthcare, housing, food security, forestry, truth and reconciliation, and policing.
Site C crane operator captures awesome wall of Peace River fog

Site C crane operator captures awesome wall of Peace River fog

Photo from dam site named finalist in national construction industry competition
Patient airlifts from Northern B.C. continue to rise

Patient airlifts from Northern B.C. continue to rise

92% of northern health-care workers fully vaccinated