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Evacuation Order Downgraded For Norman Lake

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The evacuation order for the Norman Lake area has been downgraded to an evacuation alert, meaning residents can now return home. One hundred thirty properties were in the evacuation order area, with less than ten being year-round residences. So far, there have been no other changes to alerts and orders from the regional districts of Fraser-Fort George and Bulkley-Nechako. As ... Read More »

Prince George Protests Monsanto

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A group of grassroots supporters gathered at Mr. PG Saturday morning to rally against American agrochemical company, Monsanto. From England and the Netherlands, to Toronto and right here in Prince George, people from over 400 cities took part in a global movement against the use of genetically modified organisms in food — specifically the actions of Monsanto. Dubbed the “March ... Read More »

Cost-Cutting Measures At Quesnel City Hall

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Quesnel City Council is reducing its management staff and changing other positions to find $250,000 in operational savings in the 2016 budget. Three positions are being eliminated, along with the conversion of three other roles. A senior accounting clerk position is being added. The maximum severance for the positions is a total of $200,000. “Council did not make this restructuring ... Read More »

High Water On The Nechako

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The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for the Nechako River at Isle Pierre and downstream to the confluence with the Fraser River. Levels are expected to rise through the weekend. A rapid rise of the Fraser River at South Fort George is also possible. Flood watches remain in effect for the Nautley River near Fort ... Read More »

Graduation Day For CNC Students

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It’s a big day for over 250 College of New Caledonia students. They’re scheduled to cross the stage and accept their diplomas at 2 p.m. today at CN Centre. Even more students are graduating from a number of programs, but are not attending the ceremony. The Governor General’s Academic Collegiate Bronze Medal, the Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal and the Mary ... Read More »

More Progress With Little Bobtail Lake Blaze

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There’s more progress for crews battling the Little Bobtail Lake wildfire southwest of Prince George. The 25,000 hectare, or 250 square kilometre, blaze is now 80 per cent contained. However, certain parts of the fire remain challenging and aggressive. The BC Wildfire Management Branch is still reminding people to stay clear of the area. Significant resources are assigned to the ... Read More »

Seniors Search For Proper Housing In Prince George

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There are renewed calls for affordable seniors housing in Prince George. The Prince George Council of Seniors has been flooded with calls for help with housing. Staff say they receive anywhere from six to ten calls weekly about finding new, more appropriate homes. Ginny Parsons, vice president of the Centre, says there’s a growing gap between low-income housing and high-end ... Read More »

Medal Artist Files Lawsuit Against Winter Games

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Her designs were front and centre during the Canada Winter Games, but now artist Jennifer Pighin is taking organizers to court. Pighin has filed a lawsuit against the Games, as well as 3 car dealerships. She alleges they used her artwork on Games-decaled vehicles, without permission or any royalties. She says she was told the design would not be used ... Read More »