Betsy Trumpener

Reporter-Editor, CBC News

Betsy Trumpener is an award-winning journalist and author. She's been covering the news in central and northern British Columbia for more than 15 years.

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Grandfather murdered in triple shooting grieved by family after trial

The grieving family of Thomas Reed is speaking out for the first time, as four men face sentencing for a triple shooting in Prince George in 2017.

Talks continue as professors walk the picket line for 12th straight day at University of Northern B.C.

UNBC professors are on the picket line and students are out of class for the 12th day, as faculty continue its strike.

B.C. First Nation chief wants Alcan to take down the Kenney Dam

Two B.C. First Nations suing one of the world's biggest mining companies over a northern river say they want Rio Tinto Alcan to repair the degradation of the Nechako River caused by a giant dam built in 1952.

Just 5 drops of blood could help fight hep C on remote B.C. reserves

A new, simpler blood test administered by lay people could help eliminate high rates of hepatitis C in remote communities, according to an Indigenous social service agency in northern B.C.

'Highly stressed': Parts of B.C.'s gas fields may be more prone to fracking quakes, scientists finding

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake caused by fracking in B.C. last year has triggered a scientific study of the risk by analyzing rocks down to a depth of four kilometres.

Lheidli T'enneh First Nation to hold first potlatch in 73 years

With the help of neighbouring nations, the Lheidli T'enneh are preparing to revive the potlatch tradition Nov. 29 in Prince George, B.C.

'It's a joy': First Syrian refugees in northern B.C. celebrate citizenship

A Middle Eastern family who were the first Syrian refugees to arrive northern B.C. will be granted Canadian citizenship Thursday in Prince George.

1 dead, 3 injured in explosion and fire at house linked to drug trade

A 40-year-old man and a dog died Saturday night in an explosion and fire at a Prince George house linked to the drug trade, RCMP say. Three other men were also taken to hospital after the house on Chilako Drive was engulfed in flames within minutes.

'Bees are calming': Former RCMP chief trades red serge for bee suit

A former top cop who had 2,000 under his command is now tending a million bees, and has found a second calling in 'the zen of beekeeping.'

Teenage girl's murder in Quesnel unsolved after 20 years

20 years after his teenage daughter went missing and was discovered murdered, Jim Braem is still waiting for answers. He said RCMP investigators haven't updated him in a decade about Deena Braem's death.

Body found near Prince George playground

Prince George RCMP are investigating after a body was found in Duchess Park on Tuesday morning.

Police retrieve stolen mascot costume after sightings of cycling canine

RCMP have collared a suspect after retrieving a large dog mascot costume stolen from the Prince George Humane Society. 

Death of 3 dogs found shot in Prince George may be linked to domestic violence, SPCA says

3 dead dogs found dumped in a ditch near Prince George may have been killed as an act of domestic violence, according to the Northern BC SPCA. It's asked the RCMP to help with the investigation.

After the Gold Rush: 160 years later, Barkerville includes First Nations' stories at living museum

For the first time, a First Nations interpreter at Barkerville Historic Town and Park is sharing a First Nations' perspective of the Cariboo Gold Rush to tens of thousands of tourists at B.C.'s biggest living history museum.

Prince George hotel demolished to make way for new downtown pool

It will be three years before people in Prince George can dip their toes into a new downtown pool. Demolition work is underway as $35M project is still being designed.