Andrew Kurjata

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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.

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Prince George city council is now 25 per cent millennial, Lyn Hall back as mayor

Few changes in mayor's positions in northern B.C. cities, but some new faces hope to shake things up on council.
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In towns poised for LNG boom, incumbents hope voters dance with the one that brought them

With news this month that a major $40-billion liquefied natural gas project is going ahead — connecting Dawson Creek in the northeast to Kitimat in the northwest — the major question in each community is who is best positioned to manage the money.

BC Hydro says Site C dam safe from landslides, but engineer calls for review

BC Hydro says the Site C megaproject construction site in northeastern B.C. is safe from landslides, despite calls for an independent safety review from a retired dam engineer.

'Is this gonna blow up?' Fear, questions from B.C. First Nation after pipeline explosion

Members of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation near Prince George, B.C., say they're worried after their homes were rocked by a pipeline explosion Tuesday, despite assurances from Enbridge that safety is their top priority.

'My town has just been saved': Northeastern B.C. celebrates LNG investment decision

A $40 billion investment decision for northern B.C. announced Monday will inject stability into an economy long characterized by boom and bust, local politicians and business leaders predict.

Wildlife lovers worry social media posts creating 'fear factor' around bears in B.C. city

The death of a mother bear in Prince George, B.C. Wednesday has sparked a conversation around human-wildlife interactions in the city.

Student designing maps aimed at making it easier to travel across B.C. without a car

An education student at the University of Victoria has channeled his "passion for geography" into something he hopes will help people trying to travel across British Columbia without a car: a public transportation map based on the guides found on the London Underground subway system.

City hall wages and downtown challenges dominate election discussion in Prince George, B.C.

More than 200 people showed up to hear council candidates in Prince George, B.C., debate hot button topics ahead of the Oct. 20 municipal election.

Spike in crime, homelessness in Prince George linked to some wildfire evacuees

Officials say an increase in crime and homelessness in Prince George, B.C., can be partially attributed to a "small percentage" of wildfire evacuees from neighbouring communities choosing to stay in the city.

A man dressed as a jug of Kool-Aid is the only reason there's a mayor's race in Terrace, B.C.

Election day may be more than a month away, but some communities in northern B.C. already know who will be leading them for the next four years.

House of the Future: Inside B.C.'s first public Indigenous-centred school

A look at B.C.'s first public Indigenous choice school, located in one of the most challenged areas of Prince George.

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.

Forced out by B.C. wildfires, evacuees frustrated by rules preventing return to rescue pets and valuables

Some B.C. fire evacuees are frustrated they aren’t being allowed to return to their homes to rescue personal belongings, while others are defying the leave order and staying put as wildfires grow.

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.

Beer pioneer who turned struggling B.C. brewery into global exporter dies aged 70

Kazuko Komatsu, president and CEO of Prince George's Pacific Western Brewing, has died, the company said Monday.