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UNBC Ranks High With Maclean’s


The University of Northern BC has been ranked second amongst Canada’s Primarily Undergraduate class, outdone only by Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. It also has ranked in the top three for such things as student/faculty ratios, research and library services. But there is a hole. “The one that interested me the most, and we’re going to dig into it ... Read More »

Library Entrance To Be Reviewed

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Residents will have a better picture of the proposed upgrades to the Public Library next summer. A motion was put forward by Councillor Dave Wilbur, saying the library was told a year ago that the upgrades will be in the 2015 capital plan, but were moved to the 2017 unfunded plan. It launched intense lobbying on behalf of the library, ... Read More »

Radiothon Fundraises For Spirit Of The North


The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is part of a big fundraiser set to take place tomorrow between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Spirit of the North Radiothon will happen at University Hospital, with 99.3 The Drive and 101.3 The River broadcasting live on location. Proceeds of the radiothon will go towards a new Pulmonary Function Lab at the hospital. ... Read More »

CNC Help With CWG


The Prince George Canada Winter Games and the College of New Caledonia have teamed up to help reduce the amount of paper waste during the games.  Carpentry students are tasked with building a recycling replicables to collect unwanted programmes that would otherwise go to the land fill. Read More »

Burns Lake Sudden Death Investigation


The sudden death of a 16 year old youth is the focus of an ongoing investigation in Burns lake , involving RCMP North District Major Crimes Unit and the  Prince George Forensic ID Section . RCMP responding to several 911 calls , found the body at a home in the village yesterday afternoon . No word on the cause of ... Read More »

Spooktacular Halloween Fun


Kids are dressed up, waiting to head out trick-or-treating. According to ICBC, there are steps parents can take to keep them safe. It’s important to include a flashlight or reflective tape with their costumes, so they will stand out at night. It recommends kids travel in groups, which makes it easier for drivers to see them. On average, 5 people ... Read More »

Seasonal Closures Start At Three Civic Parks

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A sure-fire sign colder weather is on its way with the City starting its seasonal closures at three civic parks. Connaught Hill will be closed to vehicular traffic this evening . Effective Sunday night , Masich Place Stadium will be closed to the public and Carrie Jane Gray Park will be closed to vehicular traffic until the  spring. Read More »

Tax Increase Set

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Council has approved a tax hike of 2.5% during last night’s budget discussions. It was during the final stages of budget discussions, the capital budget, that Councillor Albert Koehler put forward a motion to look more closely at 35 capital projects set to be funded in 2015 with an eye of trimming the tax increase from 2.5% to 1.83%. It ... Read More »

Snow Budget Approved


Council has approved a snow removal budget of $6.3 million dollars. That’s $500,000 greater than last year’s budget. Council was told there is currently $1.3 million remaining in last year’s budget. But, should there be another major snow event like last year, it is feasible to go over-budget by as much as $400,000. Read More »

Police Deal With Election Mischief


It’s election season in the city, and now police are on the lookout. This morning, council candidate Jason Luke found some of his signs cut out of their frame. He says each one, costs about $150. Other candidates’ signs have also been knocked down and pulled over. RCMP say property damage is a form of mischief. When police are able ... Read More »