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Fort St. John, British Columbia (Canada)

Peace River Regional District

Last modified: 2021-12-31 by rob raeside
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[current Fort St. John flag] image by Valentin Poposki, 25 December 2021

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Description of the flag

The new flag is on the City's site:

A larger image of the logo also appears on the same page.

Interesting use of a "letterhead logo" with a patterned background, instead of a plain bedsheet. Ft. St. John is in the Peace River region in the Northeast of BC, East of the Rocky Mountains, along the Alaska Highway. Because of its location on the Eastern side of the mountains, and its distance from Vancouver and Victoria, there is occasional talk of the area joining Alberta.

About the logo:

The usage of a stylized road represents positive growth (pointing up) and gives a certain historical indication of how the City came to be. Note that the road points toward the north, and has neither a beginning nor an end. While one person may see a road, another may see an oil derrick at the horizon.

The image represents Fort St. John's natural energy resource which is unique in BC. This icon is supported by radiating arcs that represent the energy of the community. It also portrays a progressive community which has all the ingredients to prosper.

A unique colour combination has been chosen to reinforce Fort St. John's image as a positive, stable Regional Service Centre.

The blue is used in the typeface for readability and to reinforce a permanent and stable identification. The colour blue, which represents trust, is also used as part of the symbol to create a friendly and welcoming feeling. The gold is used in the arcs to portray a progressive community. The colour is also used in the line to work as a divider between the name 'Fort St. John' and its theme, 'The Energetic City'.

from BC Stats

Incorporated in 1947, Fort St. John has a total land area of 21.54 square km (2001 Census). By highway the City is 464 km north of Prince George via Hudson's Hope, and 408 km south of Fort Nelson. Fort St. John is in the Peace River Regional District.

Dean McGee, 15 September 2005

Former Flag

[former Fort St. John flag] image by Eugene Ipavec, 14 December 2005
Source: The Flag Shop via Dean McGee

The flag shown must be regarded as an old flag, dates unknown.

The old logo shows evergreen trees, an oil derrick, and a mining building. It also has a cross: I suspect the cross is off-centre purely for aesthetic reasons (I don't know of a Scandinavian connection to the area). Both the new and old show the "Northern Lights", since Fort St. John is located in Northern BC. The City calls itself the "Energetic City":

About Fort St. John: Called The Energetic City for its abundant oil and gas resources and lively community spirit, Fort St. John is the leading industrial centre in northeastern British Columbia. Hydro electricity, forestry, agriculture, and tourism are other leading industries in the City.

Dean McGee, 15 September 2005