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Olympic flag boxes courtesy of Prince George craftsman

Canada's medal-winning athletes will receive a little something extra upon stepping onto the podium during the Olympic Winter Games -- a Canadian flag neatly folded into a box made by a Prince George craftsman out of blue stained pine.

Throne speech sparks schools board's interest

School district trustees will be keeping a close eye on the provincial budget after a new approach to public schools was suggested in last week's throne speech.

Real estate picked up in January

Single-family homes sold for an average $215,023 in northern B.C. in January, according to the B.C. Real Estate Association, up $10,227 over the month before. It's also up $14,653 from January 2009.

Earlier vision diagnosis

Doctors will be looking deeper into the eyes of Prince George patients with new state-of-the art ophthalmology equipment costing almost $100,000.

Olympics pre-empt council coverage

Due to daily Olympic coverage from Vancouver on Shaw Cable 10, Monday's city council meeting will not be aired that evening. Instead a recorded version will be aired on Wed., Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.

Knox United Church earns heritage places award

The congregation of the Knox United Church will have a little something extra to celebrate this Sunday -- they've been awarded this year's heritage places award for their efforts to maintain and preserve the building.

Province may still be eyeing purchase of Metis housing offices

There's no indication yet whether the province has completed the purchase of a controversy-shrouded building that houses the Prince George Metis Housing Society.

NovaGold to release updated northern B.C. project plan

NovaGold says it plans to release the results of an updated mine plan for its Galore Creek project in northern B.C. in the second quarter of this year that will use higher copper and gold prices than previous studies.

Low-income women shortchanged in child custody disputes, researchers find

Pending closure of the legal service office in Prince George will only make matters worse for low-income women going through child custody battles, a group of researchers at UNBC said Friday in releasing their findings on the issue.

India Olympians get uniforms

Two Surrey-based businesses - Sports Unlimited and the Janda Group - have answered the call for uniforms for India's three-athlete Olympic team. "We care about athletes," said T.J. Johal of Sports Unlimited.