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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

Driver sentenced to 90 days jail for fatal hit-and-run in 2019

Driver sentenced to 90 days jail for fatal hit-and-run in 2019

'We’re glad that this is finally coming to an end and we have a little bit of closure'
Under the microscope

Under the microscope

Fort St. John may be an unlikely place for a bio-tech startup, but one company is advancing the science of environmental remediation.
Two light earthquakes reported near Fort St. John

Two light earthquakes reported near Fort St. John

Two light earthquakes near Fort St. John reported within four days of each other
Going bananas in Fort Nelson

Going bananas in Fort Nelson

Grocery store seedlings turn into nine-foot trees in Northern B.C. farm's greenhouse
'But where is her crown?': The day the Queen came to Fort St. John

'But where is her crown?': The day the Queen came to Fort St. John

4,000 turned out in seven degree weather and "gale force" winds to welcome Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip to Fort St. John in May 1971
Sikanni bridge assessments continue

Sikanni bridge assessments continue

Alaska Highway crossing still open to light traffic, however heavy trucks and vehicles over 16,000 kilograms will need to detour via Highway 37 or Highway 77
UPDATE: Detailed engineering inspection needed for Sikanni bridge

UPDATE: Detailed engineering inspection needed for Sikanni bridge

Travel trailers and RVs are now permitted to cross the Sikanni bridge on the Alaska Highway, however the crossing remains closed to commercial traffic.
Roaming bison a nuisance

Roaming bison a nuisance

Migrating wild bison from Northwest Territories presents concerns for human-wildlife conflicts, spread of disease, says Northern Rockies mayor
'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.
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
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