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Crisis centre needs help

The Prince George Crisis Centre, serving northern B.C., is now in crisis itself. "We're in big trouble. We're so short of volunteers we can no longer operate 24 hours a day," said Verna MacLeod, executive director.

Website up for local elections task force

A task force looking into B.C.'s local government electoral process has a new website to provide information on the existing system and collect written comments from the public. The site is found at www.localelectionstaskforce.gov.bc.

Protest set for school district office

Timed to coincide with the Olympic torch relay, the school district office Ferry Avenue will be the site of a peaceful protest against the pending closure of Prince George area schools on Friday. With the torch relay to start at 5 p.m.

Wish list issued to Ottawa and Victoria

Local economic development people have issued a wish list of what they would like to see the federal and provincial governments take on as priorities when MPs and MLAs return to Ottawa and Victoria in early March.
Drivers told to hang up on cell phone use

Drivers told to hang up on cell phone use

A new message is being heard on answering machines since the latest driving laws were introduced this fall. Prince George research by ICBC showed that the message is being heard by local drivers.
Actor Luisa Jojic enjoying return to Theatre North West

Actor Luisa Jojic enjoying return to Theatre North West

Actor Luisa Jojic of Vancouver is highly enjoying her return to Theatre North West as part of Thy Neighbour's Wife story.

Scouts offer drive-thru donations

Scouts in Prince George will be holding a Haiti fundraiser at Canadian Tire from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot. The concept is a drive-thru donation to offer convenience to patrons of Canadian Tire.

Hixon to see torch

The Olympic torch relay will pass through Hixon Friday afternoon and four people have been selected to carry the flame through the community starting at about 3:30 p.m. They are Shirley Walker, Fort St.
Silviculture policy update in works, Liberal MLA informs conference

Silviculture policy update in works, Liberal MLA informs conference

The province is developing policy to help boost investment in regrowing forests for which they hope to introduce legislation in the fall of this year or the spring of 2011.
Mats rolled out for Crime Stoppers

Mats rolled out for Crime Stoppers

Local businesses are rolling out the carpets for Crime Stoppers. They aren't red, they are black and emblazoned with the Crime Stoppers logo and contact information. That contact information has been used by the public in ever-increasing volume.