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Honoured elder dies at 95

The most honoured elder of the Lheidli T'enneh Nation has died following a long and healthy life. Marguerite (Margaret) Gagnon was 95 when she died at her North Nechako home Feb. 5.

Haitian help is ongoing

** The two-week campaign for Haiti by the UNBC Model United Nations Club raised total of 2,696.

New program helps shape Alzheimer's journey

A new educational program in Prince George will help families and caregivers who are coping with the impact of a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Student may have been sucker-punched by hate crime

A punch to a foreign student's face may have been a spontaneous hate crime on a Prince George sidewalk.

Tindale appointed provincial court judge

Born and raised in this city, Ronald Tindale will soon be a judge at Prince George provincial court. Tindale will take on the position effective Feb. 15, Attorney General Michael de Jong said Friday. For more information see The Citizen.

Lumber prices spirals upward

The price of lumber has spiked to a level not seen in years, but there's little certainty within the industry on how long the higher prices will last. While the price uptick is welcome news to the lumber sector in B.C.

Suspects caught on video

Surveillance video caught the suspects on tape but could not prevent the damage. Vandals laid open at least 10 windows at Heather Park Middle School early Saturday morning. According to the lead investigator, Prince George RCMP Const.

SUV hit pedestrians

A middle-aged woman and her elderly mother were struck by a newer white or tan SUV in the parking lot of Sprucelamnd Mall in front of the Dollarama store. The two women sustained minor bruising and did not seek medical attention.

Tax hike looming as budget talks begin

The city will need to increase its property tax levy 3.5 per cent to maintain service levels and funding for contractual commitments, according to a staff report that will go before city council tonight during it's opening budget discussion meeting.

Shady Valley school bracing for the worst

After surviving the last round of closures nearly seven years ago, Shady Valley's days appear to be genuinely numbers, Terry Myers, the elementary school's parent advisory council president admits.