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Wood centre announced in throne speech again

Prince George will be the home of a new Wood Innovation and Design Centre the B.C. Liberal government promised in its throne speech delivered Tuesday, the third time they have made the promise in consecutive throne speeches.

UofA awards earned

Two students from the Prince George area have earned financial awards from the University of Alberta. Aaron Wayne Hareuther of Prince George, a third-year bachelor of arts student, received an $1,100 athletic award in hockey.

Gold medal game on CN Centre scoreclock

The CN Centre score clock will be lowered to near ice level so hockey fans can watch the men's Olympic gold medal game on Feb. 28 in all its detail.

Two-car collision claims life

A two-car collision in Dawson Creek has claimed the life of a resident in that city. On Feb. 8 RCMP attended a crash involving a car and tractor trailer unit on the Dangerous Goods Route. An investigation is continuing.

Energy spent doing charity work

A set of Early Childhood Education students at CNC are putting their charity energies towards Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre. "Our goal is to raise money and get donations from the community to help support their program.

Snowpack near normal

Snowpack levels for the Upper Fraser and Nechako basins remain near normal according to the Feb. 1 report from the province's river forecast centre. The level for the Upper Fraser stood at 99 per cent and for the Nechako it was 109 per cent.

Biodiesel processing facility?

Green Drinks, a Prince George group that meets to discuss matters of environmental concern, invites residents to attend its next meeting at Raven Haven, 421 George St. at 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

New camera system required

Quesnel's RCMP detachment will need an upgrade to its video surveillance system, Solicitor General Kash Heed said in a letter to council, in answer to jury recommendations into the October 2005 in-custody death of Ian Bush in Houston The detachment a

Columbus Hotel owner wins a break in court

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Four housing starts last month

There were starts on four single-family homes in the Prince George area in January, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the same total reached over the same month last year.