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SPCA Manager Resigns, Victim Of Alleged Bullying

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A firestorm is brewing inside the local SPCA; branch manager Angela McLaren has just resigned after being on stress leave for several weeks. Days after McLaren handed in her notice, contracted fundraiser Andrea Sowers also resigned from the organization. Longtime volunteer Norma Allison has been involved with the shelter since the 1970s; she says McLaren was a good manager and ... Read More »

Farmers Markets Granted One Year Reprieve

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It was the battle of the two farmers markets in Council chambers. The Wilson Square Community Market Association and the Prince George Farmers Market Association both made presentations to Council last night, offering their positions on a public market to be established at Veterans’ Plaza, as proposed by City Administration. The Wilson Square Association told Council of ongoing efforts to ... Read More »

Anniversary Marked With A Rally

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A health care rally took place over the lunch hour at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Central Street this hour. The event marks the one-year anniversary since the Health Care Accord expired. The BC Government and Service Employees Union is joining with other health-care rallies in demanding better for the health care system, adding the loss of the Accord ... Read More »

Health Helicopter

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Steps are in the works to look at new ways emergency patients are transported in the north.  The Provincial Emergency Health Services, Northern Health, and the Northern BC Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operations Society met and discussed emergency support services in the northern interior. B.C.E.H.S. will be commissioning a study to analyze the current emergency services. Once the study is complete ... Read More »

More Funding for the Little Prince

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A popular summer pastime is soon to return, but with a few extra dollars needed from the city. Thousands have enjoyed a ride around the park on the mini steam engine train. However, the cost of running the operation has risen and council has had to up its funding. Read More »

Northern Gateway Documentary Premieres in PG

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They criss-crossed much of Western Canada, and tonight, they will finally share their film with the public. At 6:00pm, the documentary on the Northern Gateway pipeline project will officially premiere at UNBC’s Canfor Theatre. For two Canadian filmmakers, this project was years in the making. They say this has been the experience of a lifetime, and they’re excited to finally ... Read More »

Council Approves Funding For 103-Year-Old Steam Engine Train

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Dubbed as the ‘Little Prince’, the steam engine train is an iconic attraction at Fort George Park. At 103-years-old, the maintenance bill for repairs and services are not cheap.  The train is owned by the city but it’s operated by The Exploration Space Museum. Over the years, the cost of running the train has increased. In January, the museum asked ... Read More »

Council To Proceed With Funding Application

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The City will proceed with a funding application to the Union of BC Municipalities for upgrades to Masich Place Stadium. The City will seek $3.5 million that will see the track upgraded, the berm around the back of the track removed and the Prince George Senior Secondary School football fields get a face lift. However, Council says the plan submitted ... Read More »

Supporting Family Doctors Key To Saving Healthcare System

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In many northern communities, finding a family doctor can be a struggle. Dr. Barend Grobbelaar says the PG Division of Family Practice is proud that for more than a year now, local GPs have been accepting new patients. He believes walk-in clinics only hurt the system; he says family doctors are key to helping patients access specialists, tests, and keeping ... Read More »