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Push For Downtown Graffiti Cleanup

Downtown Graffiti

This summer, the City of Prince George set out to tackle graffiti. It put $20,000 into the Graffiti-Free PG program, where property owners could request the cleanup of tags, free of charge. Carla Johnston with the Downtown Business Improvement Association has been coordinating the project in the city centre. Johnston believes the program is helping to discourage untoward activities in ... Read More »

4th Avenue To Reopen Next Week

4th Ave Timeline

Drivers in the downtown core have become used to navigating around a construction zone.  This summer, crews have been working on 4th Avenue. The road is being converted from one-way, to two-way traffic. According to the City of Prince George, the project is on-budget and on-schedule. With repaving nearly complete, 4th Avenue should reopen next week. Drivers will have to ... Read More »

Chef de Missions In The City

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Thirteen Chef de Missions are in the city this week, assessing the various Canada Winter Games venues. It’s the last chance for organizers to assess each venue and point out what’s working and what’s not. The CEO of the Canada Games Council, Sue Hylland made the trip from out East and says, even in the past 15 months since her ... Read More »

Raise A Reader Fundraiser Wednesday

Raise a Reader

You can do your part in help promote local literacy programs Wednesday.  That’s when the Raise-A-Reader campaign sweeps across most of the country.  According to local officials, funds raised locally will be directed to family literacy programs in our community.  You should expect to see volunteers swarming local coffee shops between 7:00 and 9:00 Wednesday morning, accepting donations for the ... Read More »

Fall Hiking

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One of the best things about living in the Central interior is the quick accessibility to the many hiking trails. The opportunity to explore endless kilometres of trails maybe challenging during this time of year because of the changing weather patterns and the active hunting season. Many back country enthusiasts enjoy fall because of the erupting colours and the limited ... Read More »

New Auto-Finishing Program at CNC

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There’s a new kid in the College of New Caledonia’s auto repair world. For the first time ever, the College is offering an auto re-finishing program. It’s another trade in high demand, and now can be offered close to home. Read More »

First Public School Board Meeting of the School Year

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After the summer hiatus, School District 57′s Board of Education has a meeting scheduled tonight. On the agenda, the Board will look at an auditor’s report on its budget. The District says one of its main challenges is sustainable funding. School trustees will also discuss Highglen Montessori. It just received nearly $2 million dollars from the province to demolish the ... Read More »

Parents Asked To Practice Safety Near Schools

Back to School

It’s the first day back to class and Prince George RCMP are reminding parents to be cautious near schools. School zone speeds of 30 kilometres per hour are now in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fines for speeding in a school zone range from $196 to nearly $500 and an appearance in court. Officers say it’s also important ... Read More »

RV Rules In Effect

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Recreational vehicles have started popping up all across the city, now that summer is done and school has resumed. However, there rules about where RV’s can be parked and, ultimately, stored for the winter. “Anybody who has an RV or trailer, they are allowed to be there for 24 hours, then have to be moved off the street,” says Fred ... Read More »

Prince George Astronomers Welcome Fall

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This is the last day of summer, with the season officially changing at 7:29pm Pacific. While some are sad to see the summer end, it’s quite the opposite for local astronomers. They say after the fall equinox, we gain about 4 minutes of darkness every day. That means they can bring out the telescopes for hours’-worth of good viewing, every ... Read More »