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Barkerville Brewing Co. crafts new beer for Black History Month

Barkerville Brewing Co. crafts new beer for Black History Month

Quesnel Feb 2, 2023 / 3:46 pm

Barkerville Brewing Co. has create a new beer celebrating B.C.’s first licensed dentist in honour of Black History Month. The beer is called Painless...

Dog found tied to railing with note needs your help

Dog found tied to railing with note needs your help

Prince George Feb 2, 2023 / 10:28 am

Rolo, a nine-year-old pit bull terrier, was found tied to the railing in front of a building in downtown Prince George by a Good Samaritan. A note on his collar...

Family reacts to manslaughter charge against Prince George Mounties linked to man's death

Family reacts to manslaughter charge against Prince George Mounties linked to man's death

Prince George Feb 2, 2023 / 9:02 am

Family members of a British Columbia Indigenous man who died after being arrested by RCMP officers expect to wait years before learning if five Mounties will be...

Arson trial witness recalls escaping deadly motel fire

Arson trial witness recalls escaping deadly motel fire

Prince George Feb 1, 2023 / 6:18 pm

A man can thank his dog and a quick-acting CBC reporter for escaping a deadly fire that struck a Prince George motel. David Klein testified Wednesday during a...

Prince George RCMP officers charged with manslaughter

Prince George RCMP officers charged with manslaughter

Prince George Feb 1, 2023 / 3:22 pm

Two Prince George RCMP officers have been charged with manslaughter, the B.C. Prosecution Service said Wednesday. Cst. Paul Ste-Marie and Cst. Jean Francois...

Sentencing for child lurer Kevin James Belcourt delayed

Sentencing for child lurer Kevin James Belcourt delayed

Prince George Feb 1, 2023 / 9:58 am

Sentencing for a Prince George man who pleaded guilty to luring a child for a sexual purpose was put on hold Tuesday so he can go through a new psychiatric...

Prince George’s taxes should be higher, senior city staff say

Prince George’s taxes should be higher, senior city staff say

Prince George Jan 31, 2023 / 4:14 pm

Given the challenges facing the City of Prince George, the city’s taxes should be higher than they are, according to two of the city’s senior...

Family blames Prince George's Simon Fraser Lodge for mother's death

Family blames Prince George's Simon Fraser Lodge for mother's death

Prince George Jan 30, 2023 / 7:41 am

Kelly Ashton was 62 when she died in Prince George hospice on Dec. 1. Her official cause of death was natural causes, but her son Jason Keller and daughter...

Last Site C turbine arrives at dam site

Last Site C turbine arrives at dam site

Fort St. John Jan 27, 2023 / 3:34 pm

The last of six turbine runners built for the Site C dam has arrived on site, BC Hydro said Friday. Spokesman Bob Gammer said the milestone 11,00-kilometre...

B.C. First Nations face complex, stressful choice: should school sites be excavated?

B.C. First Nations face complex, stressful choice: should school sites be excavated?

Williams Lake Jan 27, 2023 / 2:25 pm

The chief of the Williams Lake First Nation says he would support excavating possible unmarked graves at the site of the former St. Joseph's Mission...

First use of Apple Emergency SOS in B.C. may have saved two lives

First use of Apple Emergency SOS in B.C. may have saved two lives

McBride Jan 26, 2023 / 4:39 pm

The first use of the new Apple Emergency SOS via satellite in B.C. may have saved the lives of two women who were stranded in the wilderness near McBride. Apple...

Canfor closure of Chetwynd mill 'a kick in the gut'

Canfor closure of Chetwynd mill 'a kick in the gut'

Chetwynd Jan 26, 2023 / 9:44 am

Canfor is closing another set of mills in northern B.C., this time in Chetwynd and Houston. The company said Wednesday it was permanently closing its sawmill...

'Crimes against children' at former B.C. residential institution, investigator says

'Crimes against children' at former B.C. residential institution, investigator says

Williams Lake Jan 26, 2023 / 6:40 am

The investigation of unmarked graves at a former residential school near Williams Lake First Nation in central British Columbia has found crimes were committed...

Canfor permanently closing Chetwynd mills

Canfor permanently closing Chetwynd mills

Chetwynd Jan 25, 2023 / 5:02 pm

Canfor is closing another set of mills in northern B.C., this time in Chetwynd and Houston. The company said Wednesday it was permanently closing its sawmill...

66 more potential graves identified at former Williams Lake, B.C., residential school

66 more potential graves identified at former Williams Lake, B.C., residential school

Williams Lake Jan 25, 2023 / 2:19 pm

UPDATE 2:20 p.m. The lead investigator in the search for unmarked graves at a former residential institution near the Williams Lake First Nation in central...

Blackwater Gold mine project set to go, all it needs is permit approval

Blackwater Gold mine project set to go, all it needs is permit approval

Vanderhoof Jan 25, 2023 / 11:10 am

Steven Dean is like a drag racer sitting at the start line behind the wheel of billion dollar machine waiting for the green light to drop. The chairman and CEO...

City of Prince George tried to silence UNBC critics, emails show

City of Prince George tried to silence UNBC critics, emails show

Prince George Jan 24, 2023 / 6:04 pm

A Prince George Citizen opinion article written by a group of UNBC faculty, which criticized the City of Prince George for removing belongings and shelters from...

B.C. cold case file: family of four vanished without a trace in 1989

B.C. cold case file: family of four vanished without a trace in 1989

Prince George Jan 24, 2023 / 9:29 am

On Aug. 1, 1989, Ronnie Jack, 26, was at the First Litre Pub, a sketchy Prince George drinking hole about four blocks from his home. While there he got to...

Sinclar announces temporary curtailments at lumber operations

Sinclar announces temporary curtailments at lumber operations

Prince George Jan 23, 2023 / 6:22 pm

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. will be invoking temporary curtailments at three of its sawmills. Effective January 30, Lakeland Mills in Prince George....

Ten dogs rescued north of Fort St. John

Ten dogs rescued north of Fort St. John

Fort St. John Jan 19, 2023 / 2:04 pm

Ten malamute huskies have been brought into SPCA care after being rescued from a home north of Fort St. John. In a news release, the BC SPCA says the dogs were...

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