Topic: cbc prince george

How colourful collars can help reduce the number of birds killed by domestic cats

Study from the University of Northern B.C. seeks ways to offset cats' killer instincts with a warning system for birds.

She used to help victims of crime. But a daytime robbery ended her career

"I just wanted her bag," says the man who pleaded guilty this week to attacking veteran social worker Diane Nakamura in downtown Prince George, B.C., in 2018, leaving her with a permanent brain injury.

'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.

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Coastal GasLink accommodation sites in northern B.C.

Northern Health says 27 people have tested positive for the virus so far. The outbreak is at the 7 Mile Lodge in Burns Lake and the Little Rock Lake Lodge in Nechako. 

Thanks to 10 local knitters, Mr. PG is sporting a 13-metre scarf to remind residents of the value of giving

A team of 10 women ranging in age from 67 to 92 congregated weekly in Prince George's Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park to weave the accessory for the city's eight metre-high landmark, which celebrated its 60th birthday in May.

B.C. wildlife rescuer Gunther Golinia, who helped rehab hundreds of animals over 3 decades, dies aged 90

Animal lovers on B.C.'s North Coast are mourning the passing of Gunther Golinia, the longtime operator of the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rehab Shelter.

Protesters in Prince George demand ban on controversial glyphosate herbicide

Approximately four dozen protesters — including local representatives of the B.C. Liberal and Green parties — rallied outside the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations office in Prince George, B.C., Thursday, demanding the provincial government ban the use of the controversial herbicide glyphosate.

Otter dung reveals secrets of missing sturgeon in B.C. river

UNBC graduate student Cale Babey's search of dozens of river otter latrine sites on the Nechako River turned up more than 1,000 identification tags from hatchery-raised endangered white sturgeon.

Prince George RCMP ask for photos, video related to suspicious motel fire

Three bodies were found Wednesday morning at the burnt Econo Lodge in downtown Prince George.

Wildfire jargon explained: Need-to-know terminology for fire season

Emergency officials use specific terms to clearly and efficiently communicate survival information during fire season — but do you know how to interpret them?

Northern Health hopes new recruitment efforts will finally curb long-term nursing shortage

Months ago, B.C. Auditor General Carol Bellringer found hundreds of thousands of patients in Northern B.C. at risk because of a lack of nurses in the region. Despite the finding, Northern Health says there hasn't been much growth since then.

'Son of the blob': Unseasonably warm weather creating new anomaly off B.C. coast

A meteorologist says unseasonably warm weather in B.C. is once again causing a large area of the Pacific Ocean to heat up considerably, emulating a phenomenon from past years known as the “blob.”

'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.

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.

Jury recommends sobering centre after man dies in Prince George 'drunk tank'

Jamie Shanoss died in jail cell T-1 of acute alcohol poisoning in 2016 and an inquest into his death this week led the jury to recommend the creation of a safe sobering centre

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.

'Finally, It's 2018 and not 1900': Haida Gwaii village gets cell phone service

Mayor says safety will be improved with the service which is important due to a number of earthquakes and tsunami warnings in recent 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.

Nearly 50 people held in cells during Quesnel's Billy Barker Days festival

The 2017 summer wildfire season shut down the Quesnel, B.C., festival, but it came back with a vengeance this year and police had their hands full.

Prince George facing backlash over reduced public access to running track following pricey upgrades

The City of Prince George, B.C. is facing a growing backlash after announcing upgrades to a popular outdoor running track will come with reduced public access when it reopens in August.

Kitimat house prices starting to soar with LNG anticipation

Houses are beginning to sell faster than they can be put on the market as a Shell-led group inches closer to a $40-billion decision on a liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat.

Baby beaver rescued during 2016 B.C. floods released back into wild

A baby beaver whose dam was washed away by floods in Dawson Creek, B.C. has been released back into the wild after two years of rehabilitation on Vancouver Island.