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Coping with Mental Health Conditions During the Holidays

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While the Holiday season generally gives rise to happy memories and experiences, for others it can bring on a dark side. Janine Thompson with the Community Response Unit in Prince George says it can be a difficult time for some, particularly those living with a history of mental health or addictions issues. She says an actual chemical imbalance in the ... Read More »

Official Start of Winter Today

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The winter solstice takes place this afternoon at 3:03. It is the shortest day of the year, and the official start of winter. After today, the sunlight hours will start to get longer. A celebration will be held at Exploration Place today, from 11 am to 3pm. Vendors will sell fresh vegetables, preserves, art and various other goodies in the ... Read More »

Winter Fair Offers Shopping, Fun

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Last minute shoppers are in luck. Today, the Civic Centre is hosting a Winter Fair. Local vendors will have their wares on display. There will also be entertainment, photos with Santa, and plenty of activities for the kids. The Fair is on today from 10 to 3. Read More »

Combating The Drug Trade In Prince George

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Prince George is still trying to shed its reputation as a dangerous city. The title likely stems from events that unfolded several years ago. In 2010, there were eleven homicides in the city. Police admit, most violent crimes are tied to the drug trade. A team of plainclothes officers is dedicated to making life difficult for people in that scene. ... Read More »

New Building Code Adds To New Home Price Tags

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The new BC Building Code goes into effect today — and that will likely impact new house prices in Prince George. “It’ll be interesting to see how the consumer reacts to that added expense that’s going to be passed on to them,” says realtor Roger Kollner, with Prince George RE/MAX Centre City. Builders and realtors say new home features will ... Read More »

Site C Will Benefit The Local Economy

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The local Construction Association is overjoyed with new from Victoria over Site C. The Construction Association says the economic benefits to its members will be enormous from the eight and a half billion dollar project. Earlier this week, Premier Christy Clark announced plans to move ahead with the hydroelectric project and BC Hydro says construction should get underway this coming ... Read More »

Legacy Wall Unveiled

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There’s a brand-new addition to the Civic Centre. After two years of effort and planning, the Novak Family Legacy Wall is a reality. The wall was built earlier this week, and it’s now in its permanent location inside the Civic Centre. It’s made out of pine two by fours. The wall was constructed in 2 by 2 ft pieces, which ... Read More »

Initiatives Prince George Expanding Move Up Campaign

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Initiatives Prince George is getting set to launch Phase Two of its Move Up Prince George recruitment tool. It will double the number of cities in their sites … adding Montreal, London Ontario, Calgary, Abbotsford and Kamloops. Phase One targeted Vancouver, Victoria, Windsor, Edmonton and Toronto. “The whole intention of doing the in-market testing that we did, we did them ... Read More »

Holiday Travel Season Underway

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The Prince George Airport Authority is gearing up for its busiest time of year. Airlines recommend people arrive about 90 minutes before departure, due to the increase in holiday travelers. “It’s a magical place to be and [the airport] is just very excited that we get to be a part of it,” says Lindsay Cotter, spokesperson for the Prince George ... Read More »

Chiappe Breaches Conditions, Facing Drug Charges

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Local police say he’s a very familiar face, and now Ryan Chiappe is back in custody. Last week, the former MMA fighter was banned from the City of Prince George, as a condition of his release. Mounties say on Friday, they issued a warrant for his arrest, for breaching release conditions. He was arrested in Mackenzie, and later released. Then ... Read More »