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Politicians staying at home for Olympics

Area provincial and federal politicians will be taking in most of the Winter Games the same way most of us will - by keeping an eye on the television - but will be attending some of the events in Vancouver-Whistler either as part of their official ca

BBB anti-fraud seminar

The Better Business Bureau is bringing its Smart Shoppers fraud prevention seminar to the Prince George Canadian Tire on Feb. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m.

New hope for diabetics

A discovery at McGill University offers new hope for 171 million people in the world with diabetes.

ICBC gives fair shake

The matter of whether or not ICBC should compensate the local man who's car was damaged in a fatal hit and run accident Jan. 30 on Ospika Boulevard has been cleared up.

NovaGold to release updated northern 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.

Gov't funding to reduce fire risk in central B.C.

The province is using $1.2 million from a job-creation fund to reduce the fire risk and remove beetle-killed trees in several communities in the Cariboo region.
Ski helmet pays off

Ski helmet pays off

Wearing a helmet while soaring down a ski hill is being credited for saving a young boy's life. When six-year-old Isaiah Waldner of Prince George came barreling down the Hart Highlands ski hill Feb.

March is Kidney Month

Chronic kidney disease is on the rise with an estimated 145,000 people living with it in British Columbia.

Olympic celebration at UNBC

The University of Northern British Columbia might be the best place to celebrate the start of the Olympic Winter Games on Friday afternoon. Organized by the Northern Undergraduate Student Society, a winter carnival will kick off at 3 p.m.

MacDonald named UNBC's newest chancellor

A leading international figure in space science, technology, and renewable energy will be the University of Northern British Columbia's fifth chancellor. John S.