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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.

Paramedics rally at Bell's office

Clad in their trademark yellow jackets, about a dozen paramedics and supporters held a low-key lunch-hour rally Friday in front of Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell's office.

Province seeks input into PG timber review

The B.C. Ministry of Forests is contemplating different harvesting levels scenarios in the Prince George Timber Supply area over the next century to contend with the fallout from the mountain pine beetle epidemic.

Mining explorer stakes property

Amarc Resources announced it has staked some 1,300 square kilometres of additional mineral claims over an underexplored and highly prospective gold-copper belt in the Williams Lake area.

Man charged in gun bust

Prince George resident William Malcolm McKay was charged in provincial court Friday with eight firearm-related charges which include unauthorized possession of firearms, possession contrary (to a court order) and unsafe storage.

Parents prepared to take on possible closure

Giscome elementary is on the chopping block, but the school's community is keeping a cool head. It helped, said one parent, that the school was already in a highly publicized state of flux.

P.G. bus company in Olympic mode

Dave pic For the month the Olympics and Paralympics occupy Vancouver and Whistler, a Prince George company will become quite familiar with the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

UNBC enjoys strong JDC West

The teams representing the University of Northern British Columbia at this year's JDC (Jeux de Commerce) West Business Competition gave the University its most successful showing to date.

Police seize cache of weapons

Prince George RCMP have conducted another highly successful home raid, resulting in confiscating a major cache of weapons from a city residence where they arrested the male home owner. The search-warrant raid of weapons and ammunition occurred Jan.

Get a grant, raise a reader

Raise-A-Reader continues to make a difference in Prince George as hundreds of people of all ages are encouraged to find the magic in reading and books, learn new literacy skills at school and home, and see new worlds open up before their eyes.