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Interviews: July 2012 Archives

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Prince George river float attracts R.C.M.P. attention

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Prince George RCMP provide this photo of the type of activity they don't want to see happen this weekend.

For the fourth time in as many years, a Facebook event is being organized to get as many people as possible to float down the Nechako River in Prince George. Organizers Cody Gray and Ritchie Appiah say it's a great community event, but R.C.M.P. are targeting floaters who engage in unsafe or illegal behavior.

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Kitimat bar owners upset by Rio Tinto Alcan's plans to open pub at work camps

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Kitimat pub owners want camp workers to have to come to town to crack a cold one. (Toby Melville/Reuters)


Rio Tinto Alcan is Kitimat's largest employer. It has 2,500 workers, many from out of town. Now they are planning on opening a bar at their work camp-- a move which local pub owners say will hurt their bottom line.

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Prince George doctor shares stories from role as Team Canada's chief medical officer and SImon Whitfield's aunt

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Simon Whitfield won Olympic triathlon gold in 2000 and silver in 2008. Prince George's Dr. Janet Ames is his aunt has spent her own time inside the Olympic Village. (John Ulan/Canadian Press)

Dr. Janet Ames first experienced the Olympic Games when she picked up sweatsuits from track athletes in Montreal. She would later be the chief medical officer for Team Canada, and she just happens to be the aunt of this year's Team Canada flagbearer Simon Whitfield.

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