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Prince George Muslim Community Responds to Ottawa Attacks

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As Canada continues to mourn the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, Prince George’s Muslim community has joined in solidarity. Chairperson of the local chapter of the BC Muslim Association, Dr. Mostafa Mohamed, says the attacks in Ottawa were not committed in the name of Islam. He calls the acts the exact opposite of the peaceful teachings of the Quran, Islam’s ... Read More »

Students Learn About Dangers Of Distracted Driving

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Look around any intersection – and most likely, someone is using a cellphone behind the wheel. Even stopped at a red light, it’s illegal to use any electronic device. While the BC government recently increased fines for distracted driving – all too often, there’s a much higher price to pay. Today students at West Side Academy took part in a ... Read More »

Dick Harris To Make Political Future Announcement


Two announcements around the riding of Cariboo-Prince George are expected tomorrow. Incumbent MP, Dick Harris, is expected to announce his plan not to run in the next federal election. Party hopeful, Todd Doherty, is also making an announcement tomorrow. Speculation of Harris’ decision not run has opened the doors to other hopefuls such as Gerald Caron and Nick Fedorkiw. For ... Read More »

Celebrating the United Nations


The mayor has declared this “United Nations Day” in Prince George. The blue flag of the UN, now flies at City Hall. 69 years ago today, the UN was established. In the aftermath of World War II, the international organization was meant to provide a peaceful forum among nations. Now, Prince George has its own branch of the UN Association ... Read More »

UNBC Recruitment Underway

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UNBC is using a different technique to for high school students. For the first time, the university is hosting a “job fair,” of sorts. The morning is spent hearing fun lectures from UNBC instructors, like the Chemistry of Love and You Are What You Eat. The students then take part in a mini-fair in the afternoon. The event is aimed ... Read More »

New Lights Coliseum


The oldest ice arena in Prince George has been with the latest in light technology.  According to both hockey fans and players the improvements are impressive. It’s all part of an eighty-eight thousand dollar upgrade plan. The long-term tenants are now able to see their game in a different light. The coliseum scheduled to host some of the 2015 Canada ... Read More »

CKPG Series: Education And First Nations


As part of this five-part series, we’ve looked at the changing landscape in terms of opportunities for First Nations in the resource sector – but there are some challenges. For examples, some First Nations communities don’t fare well in a partnership arrangement with the resource sector. Another challenge is meeting the educational needs to train those looking to join the ... Read More »

Burns Lake Hospital Opening Closer

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The countdown to the opening of the new Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre has begun.  104 days from now, the new 16 bed hospital will open it’s doors to the public.  It will feature acute care and emergency services, diagnostic imaging, a laboratory and a pharmacy. Crews will begin moving medical equipment and other materials into the building in ... Read More »

Finance Critic Hosts Town Hall On Enbridge

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Federal Opposition Finance Critic Nathan Cullen will be in Prince George this evening on his province-wide campaign to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. The “Take Back our Coast” tour aims to pressure Conservative MPs in British Columbia to ban oil supertankers from the Pacific Northwest. Northern Gateway’s website says the pipeline will be a “model of world-class safety and ... Read More »