Todd Whitcombe wears two hats for the Citizen. As chemistry professor at UNBC, Whitcombe shares his views on science on Thursdays in Relativity. But he is also politically active in the community. He was the NDP's candidate in Prince George-Mount Robson in the 2001 provincial election. His political musings appear Mondays in As I See It.
Kathy Nadalin has served as president of the Elder Citizens Recreation Association for the past three years and is the recipient of a Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal. She has worked as the secretary for the Telus Community Ambassadors Club for the last eight years. She writes about the comings and goings of Prince George's most-seasoned residents every Tuesday.
Associate news editor Rodney Venis leads the charge in the newsroom not only as the night captain of the S.S. Citizen, but also as the room's most unwieldily in-house columnist. Whether he's lamenting about his struggle against dastardly weeds or waxing poetic and profound about serious issues, his weekly Flytrap is sure to raise eyebrows or conversation.
Tracy Summerville has been teaching at UNBC for more than 15 years and has published papers on political economy and public policy as they relate to Canadian natural resources and the environment. Every week, the professor takes readers to school with her column on the science behind the political system.
Mark Ryan is an Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Member CIPF. He graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1990 with a degree in Business Administration and has worked in the financial industry ever since, as a Commercial Lender, Risk Manager and Advisor. He lives in Prince George with his wife and seven children.
Every day, Citizen staffers hit play on their personal playlists. Whether the songs are meant to move, inspire, energize or amuse, it's an eclectic mix from a very non-cohesive group of (self-proclaimed) tastemakers. Join them by sending your own song suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim Cabal and Al Spoklie are product consultants at the B.C. Signature Liquor Store, Pine Centre. For those who like a bit of red, white or blush, Kim and Al alternate weeks providing readers insight (smells, tastes, what the wine might work well with) into new wines on liquor store shelves.
Nicholas Fedorkiw was born and raised in Prince George. After studying economics at Queen's University and The University of Toronto he worked as an economist for Finance Canada in Ottawa.
Subsequently, he was an energy economist for an international renewable energy company based in London. He now resides in Prince George.