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Float goes gently down the stream

RCMP in Prince George put a focus on the mass float down the Nechako River on Saturday. Nothing serious happened to curb the fun of the 1,100-plus floaters, so RCMP were pleased to only list a set of common interventions they had to make.

Bible camp bustling

If the kids are bored or suffering from mid-summer blues, consider sending them to one of the seven sessions remaining at Ness Lake Bible Camp. Three of these sessions are at the satellite camp, WilderNess.
Homes for hope

Homes for hope

Five cottages have been donated to the Baldy Hughes therapeutic community. The addictions recovery centre west of Prince George was in need of private meeting spaces where small groups could gather for therapy sessions.
Missing youth is safe and sound

Missing youth is safe and sound

Shane Unake Hawkins has been found and is safe at home. The missing 15-year-old had been unaccounted for since July 20, but arrived home safely on Monday, said Prince George RCMP spokesman Gary Godwin. "He was brought home by a friend.

Vanderhoof man killed

A Vanderhoof man is dead following a highway collision with a moose. It was the second major motor vehicle incident in the past few days involving wildlife. The moose altercation happened Saturday at about 11:15 p.m.

Camp fire ban hits PG area before long weekend

Camp fires will be banned in a large part of the Prince George Fire Centre by noon Thursday as the province reacts to continuing hot, dry conditions. The ban comes into effect just before the Aug. 1 long weekend.

Search ends with Isle Pierre reunion

Rescuers spent the night on local waterways looking for a pair of overdue paddlers. The two Vanderhoof men, aged 34 and 40, were on course to canoe through some of the area's river rapids, but did not arrive at their destination by the targeted time.

Judge dismisses jury in murder trial

Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett declared a mistrial in the case involving the 2004 murder of Peter Lentendre.
Fire guts cabins, memories

Fire guts cabins, memories

A Prince George woman lost some of her most precious memories in a fire that claimed two cabins on Cluculz Lake Friday. Edith Palumbo and her family have spent countless weekends at their cabin on Shallow Bay Rd for the last 40 years.

Forest ministry rolls out new wood access push

The B.C. Ministry of Forests is taking up a new job by helping to give better access to wood fibre for manufacturers. The intent is to get wood to the highest value use, B.C. Forests Minister Pat Bell said Monday. For more, see the Citizen.