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Controlled substance bylaw to be proposed

A proposal to make the owner or occupier responsible for the costs of inspecting a home where a grow operation or drug-making lab is found will be taken to city council on Monday night.

Hamhuis headed to Philly

Former Prince George Cougars defenceman Dan Hamhuis was traded from the Nashville Predators to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.

Council to look at hiking bus fares

A trip on the city transit system could cost a quarter more come September as city council will take a look during Monday night's regular meeting at increasing the cost of bus fare in the face of rising costs.

Air quality lens focuses on industrial growth locations

Isle Pierre, a potential heavy-industrial site west of the city, is the area that appears to have the lowest air quality impacts on Prince George, a consultant's report prepared for the Fraser-Fort George Regional District shows.

Remembering the health rally

Ten years have passed since about 7,000 people attended a health care rally at the Multiplex in Prince George to protest the state of health care and a major exodus of health professionals in northern BC. at the time.

Grand opening held for Beaverly fire hall

A combination of government support and revenue earned during the 2003 wildfires has delivered a new hall for the Beaverly Volunteer Fire Department five years ahead of schedule.

Tax decrease wonÂ’t last long

Lumber producers in the Prince George area are not having to shift gears downward now that it appears a softwood lumber tax drop to zero per cent will only last one month.

Lekstrom dampens rumours of future in federal politics

Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom is playing down talk he'll take a run at federal politics.

Program helps students 'Quit 4 Life'

A smoking cessation program introduced in two Quesnel schools is helping youth kick butt. Quit 4 Life, a 12-week program affiliated with Health Canada, addresses the issue of smoking in teens and works to help them quit.

Sexual touching alleged against teacher

A Quesnel teacher has been suspended from his job and is facing sex offense allegations. Ronald Norman Ball was arrested on June 11 and is the subject of pending charges for sexual interference, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation.