Andrew Kurjata


Andrew Kurjata is a radio producer and digital journalist in northern British Columbia, situated in the traditional territory of the Lheidli T'enneh in Prince George. Email: | Twitter: @akurjata | Secure PGP:

Latest from Andrew Kurjata

A large sinkhole keeps opening on a Prince George road and no one knows why

A recurring sinkhole near downtown Prince George has left city workers at a loss despite several weeks of trying to solve the problem, and the cost of repair will now be "certainly over $100,000," according to city staff.

Lake Babine First Nation woman honoured for 1980s 'superstar' wrestling persona

In the same summer Netflix's series 'Glow' casts a spotlight on the female pioneers of pro wrestling in the 1980s, a Prince George woman is being honoured for her own work inside the ring.

Baby beaver rescued during 2016 B.C. floods released back into wild

A baby beaver whose dam was washed away by floods in Dawson Creek, B.C. has been released back into the wild after two years of rehabilitation on Vancouver Island.

Low pay a barrier to getting young people to run for city council, say millennial politicians

As B.C. cities debate how much to pay mayors and councillors in advance of new federal tax rules, some millennial politicians worry low wages are preventing other young people from getting involved in politics.

Intense thunderstorms across B.C. Interior flood roads, cut power, spark fires

More intense rainfall is forecast for B.C.'s Interior on Thursday, following a Wednesday marked by flooded roads and nearly 100 new wildfires sparked by heavy storms.

Historic B.C. treaty vote could transform future of Lheidli T'enneh First Nation

Voting is underway to determine the fate of a groundbreaking treaty in north-central British Columbia, 11 years after it was first rejected by members of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation.

Despite drowning, B.C. city wants to keep running man-made lake without provincial safety rules

Despite the drowning death of a 12-year-old girl, the city of Dawson Creek wants to continue operating a man-made lake without adhering to provincial safety regulations that govern other constructed swimming spots, such as pools.

12-year-old drowned after being sucked into drain pipe in man-made lake, coroner finds

A 12-year-old girl drowned after her legs were sucked into a drain pipe whose cover had been removed by several children playing in Dawson Creek's man-made Rotary Lake, the B.C. Coroner Service has found.

Charges laid in death of international student in Prince George, B.C.

Support staff are on hand for students and staff after a student was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking near the Prince George, B.C., campus of the College of New Caledonia.

RCMP investigating 2 incidents of men in white vans approaching children in Prince George

Police are reminding parents to talk to their children about safety around strangers, and reminding adults that it is inappropriate to approach children they do not know.

Growing church with Nigerian roots seeks new space in Prince George, B.C.

While churches across Canada struggle with dwindling congregations, one tucked into an industrial neighbourhood of Prince George, B.C., has the opposite problem.

'I don't have my little girl anymore': parents don't want swim spot where their daughter died to reopen

The parents of a girl who died at a popular swim spot in Dawson Creek, B.C., said, during an emotional public meeting on the facility's future Monday, they don't want the man-made lake to reopen.

Who wore it better? After Hammy, new accessorized deer spotted in Prince Rupert

After a Prince Rupert, B.C. deer achieved celebrity status for a shock of purple fabric stuck in its antlers, a new stag is trying out green for 2018.

B.C. region hires outside help to bring 911 service to far northeast

Residents in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality — which comprises around one-tenth of the area of mainland B.C. — must dial 10-digit numbers for local fire, police and ambulance services.

Disappointment as Prince Rupert fails to get conservation officer

The province recently deployed the additional officers to places like Grand Forks, Bella Coola, Port McNeil, Haida Gwaii and Duncan among other locations, but not to the North Coast port city.