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Prince George MP’s Safe Following Ottawa Shooting

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Today’s events in Ottawa are affecting Canadians right across the country, including those here in Prince George. The constituency offices of Conservative MP’s Bob Zimmer and Dick Harris have been closed following orders from Ottawa. Both MP’s are in Ottawa and are safe. Meantime local RCMP met with civic officials this morning to conduct a threat assessment on City Hall. Read More »

Poll Puts Zurowski In Lead In Race For Mayor’s Seat

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With three and a half weeks left in the civic election campaign, 52% of Prince George voters say they don’t know who they want as the next mayor.  Of the 350 people who took part in the CKPG News – Prince George Citizen poll, 27% say they have decided to vote for Don Zurowski while 22 % say they will ... Read More »

Build Canada Fund Helps Small Communities

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Today is the day the provincial government has opened the doors for small communities to apply for funding under the Build Canada Fund. The Small Communities Fund targets cities with populations under 100,000. Local councillors say this city has no shortage of priority projects. Read More »

Farm Plastics Recycling

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Several farmers in the surrounding area asked the Regional District of Fraser Fort George for backing for a recycling program. They want to see a recycling program to deal with farm waste such as baler twine, bale plastic wrap and other agricultural plastics. The District “C” Farmers Institute received the support from the board at the last meeting. The Regional ... Read More »

Bioenergy Addition On Schedule

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Today marks National Bioenergy Day and the University of Northern BC is proud to announce Phase Three of its bioenergy plans is on schedule. That will add the residences, the day care and the Enhanced Forestry Lab to the grid, which currently heats all the facilities within the loop around campus. the project involves laying 650 metres of pipe into ... Read More »

CKPG Series: Revenue Sharing

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Over the past couple of days, during our series of features on First Nations and Natural Resources, we’ve spoken about opportunities for First Nation business in the resource sector and the bounty of partnership possibilities. But a recent Supreme Court of Canada has recently changed the playing field for First Nations into the future. Read More »

Budget Talks Underway

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Council has passed 15 separate budgets, include those of Initiatives Prince George, the Library, Tourism Prince George, fire and police. The policing budget garnered the greatest discussion around Council chambers. Under the current contract, Prince George has capacity for 128 officers, although the budget only covers 121 officers. That figure is $22 million dollars, the majority of which is eaten ... Read More »

Another Successful Inside Ride In Prince George

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The 2nd annual Inside Ride in Prince George last night at John McInnis Centre raised more than 18 thousand dollars with money still coming in!  The funds raised support the Canadian Cancer Society ‘s Camp Goodtimes helping many families touched by cancer. Go to princegeorge.theinsideride.com if you want to donate. The website is open until the end of November. Read More »

Gunman Attacks Parliament Hill

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A Canadian solder has been shot and killed while on duty at Canada’s War Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  Witnesses say the gunman then ran to the House of Commons where he exchanged fire with security personnel near the Centre Block.  Several MP’s have been tweeting about the situation including Prince George – Peace River MP Bob Zimmer.  He ... Read More »