Energy Explorers (Presented by NEAT)

Energy Explorers


The Northern Environmental Action Team presents the Energy Explorers program in January at the Northern Lights College (Dawson Creek, BC).

This event will run January 18th, 2019 (Open to Grades 5-7) and January 19th, 2019 (Opne to public) from (9:30am to 2:30pm). 

Featuring Mobile Escape, Maker Space, Tour of Bear Mountain Wind park, Hands on Activities and more. Costs to attend are Family ($25), Adults ($10), Children ages 6-16 ($8), Children 5 and Under (free).

This event is sponsored by Bear Mountain Wind, EnCana, BC Hydro powersmart, Safeway, Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. Mark your calendars in January for this special event! 

StrongStart Success!

Strong Start

Students from Mr. Eichelberger’s Career/Life Education 10 class in the South Peace Campus of Dawson Creek Secondary School interacted in the Dawson Creek StrongStart program to complete their assignment involving play with a child and reading a story to a child.

Donation Towards Pat O'Reilly Outdoor Education Site

Donation towards Outdoor Education Site

Pictured above: Alain Montambauld (2nd from right, Mike Readman (3rd from right), Brad Booker (far left) and Pat O'Reilly (far right).


Alain Montambauld from Enercon presented a cheque for $8955.20 to SD59‘s Mike Readman (Director of instruction) and Brad Booker (District Vice-Principal of Careers and Outdoor/Experiential Ed). The donation is targeted toward SD59’s Pat O’Reilly Outdoor Education site at Gwillim Lake. Pat O’Reilly was also in attendance at the cheque presentation.

The cheque represents the proceeds from the sale of scrap metal left over from the building of the Aeolis Moose Lake Wind Project, near Tumbler Ridge.

Developed in partnership with Boralex Inc. and based on an Electricity Purchase Agreement (EPA) from BC Hydro concluded in December 2015, the project features Class 1 winds (average wind speed of >8.5 m/sec) captured by four 4.2 MW Enercon E141 turbines.

Moose Lake is the first site in North America at which the E141 turbines—amongst the biggest land-based wind turbines in the world—have been installed. These giant turbines have a rotor diameter of 141m (462 ft) that efficiently captures the strong, smooth and unidirectional winds of the high-elevation ridges of the Peace River Region. With a gross capacity factor exceeding 50% the Moose Lake Wind Project will produce energy at a level comparable to large BC Hydro projects like Site C.

Moose Lake Wind Project is the first true high-energy wind site to be developed in BC. Visit Moose Lake Wind Project

Casual Bus Drivers Needed

SD59 requires casual, part-time bus drivers to serve routes in Dawson Creek and surrounding rural areas. Check out the support employment postings for more information.

Bus Students - Be Prepared for Winter Weather

For the safety and comfort of all students, it is advised students have appropriate winter apparel (winter coats, hand, head and foot wear) while riding the bus. Unknown circumstances and delays may arise at any time and it is important students are dressed appropriately for winter weather. 



Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office

First Day of Winter Break

Winter Break - December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2018


New Year's Day

Schools are closed.


Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office

Non-Instructional Day

Students do not attend school.

Board Meetings


Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office

Board Meeting

1 pm - School Board Office Inaugural meeting of new board
School is not in session over the weekend. Students return to school on Monday, December 17, 2018.
The StrongStart program does not run on weekends. The program resumes on Monday, December 17, 2018.