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 You can also send encrypted messages using Signal or iMessage to 250.552.2058.

Latest from Andrew Kurjata

Madison Scott's disappearance haunted Vanderhoof for 12 years. Now, the community is grappling with her death

The discovery of a missing woman's remains reopens old wounds and raises new questions in those who've long held out hope she might one day come home.

Cherry blossoms steal the spotlight, but across B.C. lilacs are the real sign of spring

In colder climates, the purple perennials signal summer weather is on its way.

B.C. driver smacked in face by grouse flying through window

The odds of a grouse making it through a moving vehicle's window are 'one in a million,' ornithologist says.

With pulp mill closure, will Prince George still be marked by 'the smell of money'?

Resembling sulfur and rotten eggs, the odour — long understood to come from the northern B.C. city's pulp mills — is locally referred to as 'the smell of money'. With the closure of one of those mills, some locals wonder whether the smell will go for good.

Chocolate egg nog? B.C. farm's Easter creation sells out in days

A dairy farm in Kamloops, B.C., rolled out the seasonal drink to unexpected success, selling 4,000 litres in a matter of days.

Hundreds lose jobs as northern B.C. mill closures come into effect

Canfor is winding down operations at mills in Chetwynd, Houston and Prince George, resulting in more than 400 job losses.

B.C. family comes home from vacation to find a goat has moved in

In a case of bleat and enter, Tanya Mould and her family arrived home in Prince George, B.C., to find their detached workshop was a mess. The culprit turned out to be an unknown goat who had moved in while they were away — and showed no signs of wanting to leave.

Twitter blocks access to accounts of prominent Canadians at request of India's government, Sikh group alleges

Twitter has blocked the accounts of several high-profile Canadians including Rupi Kaur, Jagmeet Singh from internet users in India in a move the company says was made at the request of India's government, according to the World Sikh Organization.

Council in Kamloops, B.C., votes to suspend committees after mayor replaced councillors with members of public

Kamloops city council has voted to pause standing committees and review how they operate after the mayor replaced councillors on the committees with members of the public.

Prince George adopts centralized homeless camp to combat spread of shelters elsewhere

The city will direct overnight campers to a single site, known as Moccasin Flats, with enhanced security for the surrounding neighbourhood.