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Vets Angered Over Letter


A letter from the Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River, Bob Zimmer, has raised the hackles of local vets. The federal government opted to close the Veterans Affairs office in Prince George, offering the services out of the Service Canada offices instead. In the letter, Zimmer lays out the federal government’s rationale for doing so. “Here is the truth. ... Read More »

Fire Victim Takes On Insurance Company

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It’s been more than 9 months, since a fire ripped through an apartment building at 10th and Central. The blaze burned part of the upper floor, and caused severe water damage through much of the building. Tammy Meier says in her first floor suite, water ruined just about everything she owned. But this long after the fire, Meier says her ... Read More »

Mackenzie Rec Centre Repairs Nearly Done


Officials hope to have the rink at the Mackenzie Recreation Centre open by Monday evening. It’s been under repair for most of the season, since paint chips from the ceiling began falling on the stands and ice surface below in mid-December. Before that, the season got off to a late start because of renovations to the light fixtures. It’s meant ... Read More »

A Big Day For UNBC


It’s a 25-year old story out of UNBC. 25 years ago, siblings from Oregon, Earl Johnson and Miriam Wolfe, were passing through Prince George, en route to a wedding in Alaska, when they were asked to donate $5 and sign a signature to the Friends of UNBC. The couple obliged. Today, UNBC announced one of the pair, Miriam, donated $25,000 ... Read More »

Crash Closes Highway 97 North of Mackenzie Junction


Highway 97 North is closed roughly 15 kilometres north of the Mackenzie junction. According to RCMP, there was a serious single vehicle crash, and the powerlines are also down. There’s no word on the number of occupants in the vehicle, or possible injuries at this time. Currently on Highway 97 there is snow covered areas and some reduced visibility. Read More »

Pave The Way A Success


A group of UNBC have done something no other Canada Winter Games host community has ever done. Since October, they raised $37,000 to cover the cost of transit during a 18 days of the Games. Donors range from big business, like BC Hydro, to individuals who collected bottles to raise $2,100 per day. Pave The Way Committee member Eryn Beddoes ... Read More »

Therapy Dog Helps Victims In Court


Prince George is home to the province’s second courthouse therapy K-9.  Max who’s been working with Prince George RCMP Victim Services Section for almost two years, will now be invited to sit by victims while they testify in court. Therapy dogs have been known to help victims feel at ease when talking to authorities. Read More »

“Let’s Talk” About Mental Illness


Recently, a Canadian icon paid a visit to Prince George, and wasn’t afraid to share her own mental health struggles. Since her retirement from sport, Olympian Clara Hughes has become an advocate. Today, Hughes is taking the national stage. January 28 is Bell “Let’s Talk” Day, an initiative to start the discussion about mental health. The local branch of  the ... Read More »