Andrew Kurjata

CBC Prince George | @akurjata

Andrew Kurjata is an award-winning journalist covering Northern British Columbia for CBC Radio and, situated in unceded Lheidli T'enneh territory in Prince George. You can email him at

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Why a grocery store's decision to leave downtown could increase inequality in Prince George

The pending closure of Save-On-Food's downtown Prince George location has sparked concerns that some of the city's poorest residents may not have easy access to affordable food.

Site C dam budget nearly doubles to $16B, but B.C. NDP forging on with megaproject

The B.C. NDP government is forging ahead with the Site C dam project after receiving technical reports concluding the project is safe and financial estimates indicating the cost of reversing the project would have a "severe" impact on taxpayers.

B.C. mayor refuses to step down after comparing gun owners to Holocaust victims

Lorraine Michetti, the mayor of Pouce Coupe, B.C., insists she is sorry for making the posts and says she will seek cultural sensitivity training, but she also says calls for her to step down are part of "cancel culture."

Prince George pool closes permanently; replacement to have built-in obstacle course

A swimming pool once referred to as a "jewel" and endorsed in 1970 with a dive by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau is shutting down for good in Prince George, B.C.

Deadly cold claims lives, prompts calls for better shelter system in northern B.C.

Temperatures plunged to below -30 C overnight in the central Interior. But not everyone on the streets is able or willing to seek shelter, even in the coldest days of winter.

Faced with decision to raise taxes or cut services, Prince George council chooses neither

Instead, the B.C. city has plugged a looming deficit with one-time COVID-19 relief funding from the federal and provincial governments.

Rare light pillars, northern lights brighten up night skies in northern B.C.

Weather watchers have been treated to some beautiful sights in the night skies as extreme cold settles in across British Columbia's Interior and north.

Review into B.C. baby's death launched after family says Haisla mother was refused proper care

Health officials have launched a review into allegations that a pregnant Haisla woman lost her baby after not receiving adequate care at a hospital in Northwestern British Columbia, in part because she is Indigenous.

One of the last places in Canada without 911 service finally gets coverage

People in Fort Nelson, B.C., previously needed to call 10-digit phone numbers for emergencies.

They were together 55 years. They died days apart after COVID-19 diagnosis

John and Helen Eberherr, who met at Christmas dinner in 1965, found out they both had COVID-19 on Christmas Day in 2020. They died just days apart.