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Northern Health Working to Recruit Dermatologist

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The ongoing issue of specialist recruitment is rearing it’s ugly head once again. The latest area is dermatology. It’s an issue Northern Health is working to fix. But it can’t come soon enough for some residents. Wendy Goble feels she needs to see a dermatologist for her skin issues. Since there isn’t one in town, she resorts to self medication ... Read More »

Canada Winter Games Update

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Council got another update from organizers of the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Since March 31st, the budgetary shortfall has dropped to $2.8 million. It was a dollar-figure that was of concern to some around the Council chambers, but organizers say they have gone from “cautiously optimistic” to “optimistic” they will achieve fund raising goals. Securing private funding has presented the ... Read More »

Fluoride Referendum Question Approved

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Council got the ball rolling on the referendum question about fluoride in the the City’s drinking water. While the nature of the question was approved, there were a lot of questions about why the results of the referendum will not be binding on the new Council that takes over after the November civic election. According to the City’s Director of ... Read More »

RCMP Cruiser Crashes on Ospika (VIDEO)

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An RCMP officer was injured after his cruiser crashed on Ospika just after 3:00 yesterday. Police say the officer was responding to a weapons call, where a knife and possibly firearms were involved. The cruiser was heading north on Ospika, when it hit a signpost and power pole. The officer involved was taken to hospital with minor injuries, and has ... Read More »

Database Keeps Track of Missing Women (VIDEO)

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Three groups have teamed up to raise awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women. No More Silence, Families of Sisters in Spirit and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network are calling on families to share their stories of lost aboriginal women. The hope is to open up a national dialogue and end racial and gender-based violence. Read More »

Councillors to Discuss Fluoride Referendum (VIDEO)

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Prince George residents will get a peek at the referendum question on fluoride following the regular council meeting tonight. Last February, council voted to put the issue of fluoridation of the drinking water to a referendum. At tonight’s meeting, the council will put the wheels in motion to have the question added to the civic election ballot in November. Read More »

Food Costs Rising Across Canada (VIDEO)

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Buying groceries is getting more expensive, according to Statistics Canada. It has revealed the cost of food is up by 3.2% from June of last year, with the price of meat and vegetables up by nearly 9.5%. While this is bad news for your wallet, there may be a silver lining. Economists say inflation can help give local farmers an ... Read More »

Website Offers Hope To Families Of Missing Women

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Three groups have teamed up to raise awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women. No More Silence, Families of Sisters in Spirit and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network are calling on families to share their stories of lost Indigenous women to open up a national dialogue and end racial and gender-based violence. It’s an Ontario-based initiative, but “It Starts ... Read More »