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New UNBC Certificate Connects Students And Employers

New Certificate UNBC

It’s all about connecting young job seekers with meaningful work. Beginning this fall, UNBC will offer a continuing studies certificate program to bring together students and employers in Prince George. Students will work for a local business during the schoolyear. They’ll also have a paid work term over the summer. The sponsoring business will cover tuition and living expenses during ... Read More »

Union Participation At Site C

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As BC Hydro continues to plan for its latest megaproject, the BC government has decided that both union and non-union workers will build the Site C Dam. Troy Zohner, president of the North Central Labour Council believes that for Site C, a union contract will virtually guarantee the project will be on time and on budget, as well as promise ... Read More »

New Manager Named At SPCA

SPCA Holiday Foster

A new manager is in place at the North Cariboo SPCA.  Jamie Walsh has moved into the role following the sudden departure of  Angela McLaren last month.  Walsh is a nine-year staff member and volunteered with the branch five years before that. Walsh officially begins her new position April 20th. Read More »

Volunteer Recognized For Dedication To Air Searches

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Prince George pilot Lou Dery just returned from Victoria, where he was decorated the title, “Provincial Emergency Program Air Volunteer of the Year.” For the last decade, Dery has devoted his time to Civil Air Search and Rescue (CASARA). The team trains at the Prince George Airport, responding whenever a plane goes down, or a search needs assistance from the ... Read More »

Getting Active Through Exploring PG Trails

Diabetes Walk

The Canadian Diabetes Association has organized a series of trail walks to help support and motivate people to get active. Boyanne Young with the Prince George office says so far, the response has been overwhelming. Starting tomorrow at 10am, the group will explore Cottonwood Island Park. There are still 5 weeks left in the ‘Walk and Talk’ series, each one ... Read More »

Skip Rope Flash Mob At CKPG

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It was the best kind of Friday surprise: a flash mob right outside the broadcast station today. When we looked out our 3rd floor window this afternoon, we saw this lively bunch! Lane, Thayne, Ty, Noah, and Logan are students at Hart Highlands elementary. As you can see, they are working on their jump rope skills and all for a ... Read More »

Northern Medical Society Has A New Goal

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The Northern Medical Society has sets its sights on University Hospital of Northern BC. President, Dr. Dave Nelson says the hospital badly needs expansion and improved services. It starts when a patient ends up in emergency and stays there for several days before a bed comes available. “What’ll happen is you’re waiting for this bed and you’ll find one and, ... Read More »

UNBC Community Care Centre Closing

Community Care UNBC

The UNBC Community Care Centre is slated to close. The low-cost, public counseling service will not be accepting new patients. Current counseling will continue until June 30. The Community Care Centre provides clinical experience for the Master of Education and Social Work students at UNBC. A statement on the centre’s Facebook page says UNBC funding constraints are forcing the closure ... Read More »

CNC To Host Education Rally

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Last year, BC’s teachers were on strike; recently, UNBC’s professors headed onto the picket line, and the College of New Caledonia is facing significant program cuts. In northern BC, there are plenty of people speaking out about the state of education. Monday, CNC will host the ‘Education North’ Forum; the event is being organized by CUPE locals representing school district, ... Read More »