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Food-security group upset after city flattens community garden in Prince George

Catharine Kendall, vice-president of the Local Food PG Society, says the Milburn Community Garden was being used by residents in the VLA neighbourhood to grow food for their own use, and the city's actions were insensitive to those struggling with food security.

Scientists discover hybrid ermine species isolated in Haida Gwaii for 300,000 years

After more that 300,000 years of being stuck on an archipelago off B.C's West Coast, a weasel-like creature that lives in Haida Gwaii is now one of 3 distinct ermines that can only be found in only 2 places in the world.

B.C. vaccine clinic cancelled after not enough people make appointments

Terrace, B.C., residents scheduled to receive a shot on Friday have now been told to wait until next week.

Meet the 9-year-old from Prince George who skied 1,000 km this winter

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped a fourth-grader in Prince George from achieving her ambitious goal — skiing 1,000 kilometres over the winter.

Conservancy protects mountainous area sacred to Tahltan Nation in northwestern B.C.

Indigenous, provincial and federal leaders have worked beside industry and environmental groups to create a new conservancy in an area of northwestern British Columbia sacred to the Tahltan Nation.

Canada has new ways to pressure Washington over softwood lumber duties: ambassador

Canada's ambassador to the United States says Canadian officials have new leverage as they urge Washington to negotiate a solution to the long-standing dispute over U.S. duties on softwood lumber.

B.C. trees are being turned into wood pellets — and that's bad for the climate and workforce, critics say

A union representing forest industry workers and environmental organizations are demanding the suspension of new pellet mills pending an independent review of logging activities.

People with disabilities say B.C.'s COVID-19 vaccine priorities leave them unprotected

Advocates say the current criteria exclude a wide range of people who are more likely to become seriously ill or die from COVID-19, and they've been kept in the dark about how B.C. has arrived at its definition for "clinically extremely vulnerable" patients.
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High lumber prices bad for business, industry expert warns

Lumber prices are soaring but that doesn't mean people in the forest industry are celebrating, explains Council of Forest Industries president Susan Yurkovich.
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Prince George homebuyers frustrated by same-day sales, skyrocketing prices

The northern B.C. city has long sold itself as an affordable place to buy a home, but a red-hot market is making that increasingly difficult.

Digital media hub launched in Prince George for artists struggling during pandemic

Arts North Digital Studio — a production hub that includes equipment for podcasting, live-streaming, graphic design and photography — will open in a few weeks. 

UNBC faculty signs collective agreement ending lengthy labour dispute with university

The University of Northern British Columbia's faculty members set up picket lines on university campuses in November 2019, leaving about 3,500 students out of classes for three weeks. Paul Siakaluk, the president of the faculty union, says the collective agreement will improve labour relations within the university.

Improved cell service coming to B.C.'s Highway of Tears

Improved cellphone service is coming to two highways crossing British Columbia, including the section of remote road known as the Highway of Tears.

2 women seriously injured after truck plows into gym in Dawson Creek: police

Two women are being treated for serious injuries and the B.C. police watchdog has been called after the pair were hit by a truck that RCMP had tried to stop in Dawson Creek.

COVID-19 outbreak at Prince Rupert care home where 16 died earlier this year

Northern Health says testing is underway to identify if any other residents, staff or families connected to the Acropolis Manor have been infected. 

'Vaccine flash mob' of nearly 200 people showed up at a Haida Gwaii clinic so doses wouldn't go to waste

A call went out to residents of Masset, Old Massett and the surrounding area asking people to head to the clinic, last minute, to get a COVID-19 vaccine before they spoiled.

B.C.'s newest 'food hub' opens in Cariboo region to support food entrepreneurs

The new Sprout Kitchen Food Hub in Quesnel, B.C., is home to the latest addition to the province's network of food hubs, where up-and-coming food entrepreneurs can rent food processing and storage facilities and connect with others in the industry. 

Fort St. John declares Sikh Heritage Month for 2nd year after resident pushes for recognition

The proclamation was a response to a petition by Shubhdeep Kaur, a volunteer with Fort St. John Women's Resource Society and the co-organizer of the northern B.C. city's first public Diwali event in October 2019. 

First Nation granted almost $500K for school solar-power project to reduce reliance on diesel

The Aatse Davie School of the Kwadacha First Nation will receive $486,000 from the B.C. government to develop a solar energy program that will help it transition from dependency on diesel and propane for power.

Prince George transitional housing celebrates 2 years of addiction recovery service

The non-profit Association for Advocating for Women and Community bought a motel building in 2019 and transformed it into a transitional housing complex with wraparound services to people struggling with homelessness and addictions.

B.C. to provide $1M to expand local overdose supports to rural and Indigenous communities

The B.C. government has announced expanded supports for local overdose response and awareness for people living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

Dawson Creek mayor asks for community-wide vaccinations as COVID-19 infections surge

The mayor of Dawson Creek is calling on the Northern Health Authority to open a community-wide vaccination clinic to combat dramatically rising infection rates in the region.  

Opera music blaring outside Prince George drop-in space used as 'cruel' deterrent, say outreach workers

A piece of opera music that's being blasted on repeat around the clock outside a drop-in space and safe consumption site in downtown Prince George, B.C., is being called "cruel" by outreach workers in the community.

Bleak overdose numbers in northeast B.C. driven by toxic new drug combination, says outreach worker

Outreach worker say what she's seeing in Fort St. John supports the latest statistics that show the northeast region has the highest overdose death rate in the province.

Williams Lake Stampede cancelled for the 2nd time in 2 years due to COVID-19

A century-old cowboy sporting event in B.C.'s Cariboo region has been cancelled for the second time in two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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