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SD57 Support Staff Ratify Deal

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School District 57 support staff have ratified a new agreement with the provincial government. More than 900 CUPE members in the district will see a 5.5 per cent wage increase over the next five years. Further increases are possible if B.C. exceeds annual economic benchmarks set by the Economic Forecast Council, according to a provincial government news release. Thirty-six school ... Read More »

School Begins Monday in SD57 (VIDEO)

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It’s the announcement many teachers, parents, and students have been hoping for: kids are headed back to school on Monday. The BC Teachers Union has voted in favour of ratifying a six year collective agreement. Now, the focus shifts to getting classes ready for the upcoming school year. Read More »

Victoria Towers Officially Opens (VIDEO)

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It was the who’s who of the city as a new housing project was unveiled. The Victoria Towers complex looks considerably different today that it did in 2011 when the building was involved in an extensive fire. It forced all residents of that building to leave while BC Housing took it over. Today, it was officially opened, providing 91 new ... Read More »

Albert Koehler Launches Council Bid (VIDEO)

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A familiar face has formally announced his intentions to run for Council. Councillor Albert Koehler is finishing up his first term on Council and is seeking a second. Koehler’s campaign will focus on a fair tax framework for residents, improving innovation, and education to inspire greater investment in the community and the development of a concrete plan for growth. Koehler ... Read More »

Truck Crashes Into Mai Thai Restaurant (VIDEO)

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A pickup truck crashed into a business on 5th Avenue just before the lunch hour today. The vehicle drove into Mai Thai around 11:30. No was hurt in the incident, but there was damage to the building, knocking in a wall and breaking windows. The restaurant will be closed for the time being. Read More »

Accessible Trail Created At Tabor Mountain (VIDEO)

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Tabor Mountain Recreation Society has made improvements to a section of the trail system for everyone to enjoy. The Dougherty Creek trail has been designed with seniors and wheelchairs in mind. The trail head, located at the end of Scott Road, starts at a natural setting of a Spruce and Douglas fir stand. It parts, paralleling along Dougherty Creek. The ... Read More »

Local Scot Says “Silver Lining” in Scotland Vote (VIDEO)

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This historic day in the United Kingdom is also being shared by some in Prince George. After the No vote, Scots are now setting the wheels in motion to ensure what was promised out of London does indeed transpire. Locally, David McWalter has been a strong advocate for Scottish independence. He says the decision is disappointing, but there is something ... Read More »

Harris Is Uncertain About Future

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Cariboo-Prince George MP Dick Harris is still undecided as to whether he will run in the next federal election under the Conservative Party banner. He says there are a lot of things to consider, such as “age, health, of course, we’re going to be making a decision. We’re not quite there yet.” Harris has held the job of MP since ... Read More »