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UNBC Set To Celebrate Silver Anniversary


While public schools will be silent in District 57, classes are set to begin at UNBC this week, and it’s the kick off to a very special year. Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the post secondary school, and a number of events are set to take place – including an announcement on the expansion of UNBC’s energy system, a ... Read More »

Talks Break Down Between Teachers And Province


It’s appearing more and more likely classes won’t begin on time in School District 57. Talks between the BC Teachers’ Federation and the provincial government broke down Saturday and expert mediator Vince Ready has declared an impasse in discussions. He says the two sides remain far apart. Core issues include wages, benefits and class sizes. BCTF president Jim Iker has ... Read More »

Private School Prepare for Start of the School Year (VIDEO)


With hope fading that the teachers’ dispute will be settled before Tuesday, local parents are considering other options. Teacher and Principal John Haeussler is getting ready for class. Haeussler says the school welcomes students of all denominations and backgrounds, if there’s room. So far, Zion Lutheran Christian School has not seen an increase in enrollment. Because it’s very small, he ... Read More »

City Council Talks Snow Removal (VIDEO)


With the gloomy weather, many of us are starting to realize the inevitable – snow is on the way. City Council is already thinking that way, with the snow budget discussions at a recent Finance and Audit Committee meeting. There are plans underway to make some significant changes to the snow removal program this year. Read More »

Snow Control Budget Hashed Out


A recent meeting of the City’s Finance and Audit Committee dealt with some Staff recommendations for the upcoming snow control budget. The plan is to add another $500,000 for 2015, on top of the $800,000 that was added to the 2014 snow control budget. That tops the budget at $6.3 million. A survey conducted for the City this summer by ... Read More »

West Nile Reaches Prince George Area

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Two horses are dead after the first confirmed case of the West Nile Virus in the Prince George area. A mare died just over two weeks ago on the property in Shelly. The second horse tested positive for West Nile, according to blood samples tested at Cornell University in New York. The second horse was euthanized. They developed symptoms around ... Read More »

Arrest Made In Car Jacking

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There was an apparent car jacking in the city this morning.  It happened around 7:15 near the Civic Centre.  Police say a Caucasian man pulled what appeared to be a knife on the driver of a three ton delivery van.  The driver gave up the keys and escaped unhurt while the suspect fled the scene in the van.  Police quickly ... Read More »