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Quesnel torch route set

The route the Olympic torch will take through Quesnel on Jan. 29 has been set. It will begin in South Quesnel at 11:24 a.m., where it travels north on Highway 97. It makes its way to Alex Fraser Park by 11:55 a.m.

Firearms seized from Inlander home

Five firearms, a crossbow and a set of brass knuckles when seized when police executed a search warrant on a home in the 2600 block of Inlander Street early Thursday morning, said Prince George RCMP. The firearms included a loaded .

Giscome Road marihuana grow op busted

More than eight pounds of marihuana and more than 200 plants was located inside a residence when local members of the Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant on the 9,000 block of Giscome Road.

Tache on boil water advisory

Residents of the Tache reserve near Fort St. James are being advised to boil their water due to the presence of e-coli bacteria in the community's drinking water supply, Health Canada officials have confirmed.

Fun at the library on Family Literacy Day

Celebrate Family Literacy Day with an afternoon of free fun Saturday with carnival-themed activities that promote literacy at the Bob Harkins Branch of the Prince George Public Library. The event takes place from 1 to 3 p.m.

Paramedics to rally at MLA's office

Local paramedics will be holding an "anti-Bill 21" rally in front of Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bells office on Central Street on Friday, noon to 1 p.m.

Hydro seeking nominations for contest

B.C. Hydro is asking youth in Grades 4 to 12 to nominate a not-for-profit organization, community group or environmentally-focused school group to be their local community champion and be awarded up to $1,000 towards their programs.

Grow op busted on Bendixon Road

A large marijuana grow operation was dismantled on Tuesday afternoon. The Prince George RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence located on the Bendixon Road. During the course of the investigation three adult males were arrested.

B.C. Liquor Stores collecting donations for Haiti relief

B.C. Liquor Stores are accepting donations to help with relief efforts in Haiti. Customers can make donations of $2 or $5 -- or multiples thereof -- at all B.C. Liquor Stores checkouts until Feb. 12.

Resource briefs

Miner announces resource expansion Serengeti Resources Inc. added to its initial resource estimate at its Kwanika copper and gold exploration property in northern B.C.