Here are a few things about 2018 that made me happy. Happy New Year, everyone!
PGSO clears its debt
Cariboo Rocks The North
Greta Van Fleet
A Perfect Circle
Twenty One Pilots
Million Dollar Quartet
Prince George Spruce Kings playoff run
Brett Connolly Stanley Cup win
Vasiliki Louka/Maria Mongomo/Madison Landry - UNBC Timberwolves
Philadelphia Eagles beating the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl
Seattle Seahawks making the playoffs after opening 0-2
Sedin twins retire in style - score OT winner in final home game
Elias Pettersson/Brock Boeser
Seven Fallen Feathers - Tanya Talaga
On Tyranny - Timothy Snyder
Time Travel: A History - James Gleick
The Quantum Labyrinth - Paul Halpern
The Coddling of the American Mind - Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
How The Right Lost Its Mind - Charlie Sykes
Everything Trump Touches Dies - Rick Wilson
Trumpocracy - David Frum
Unthinkable - Helen Thomson
Mad Blood Stirring - Daemon Fairless
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck - Mark Manson
Skin In The Game - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
World Without Mind - Franklin Foer
Obama: An Intimate Portrait - Pete Souza
Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me/Twilight of the Gods - Steven Hyden
Monstress - Marjorie Liu/Sana Takeda
Royal City - Jeff Lemire
Black Panther - Ta-Nehisi Coates/various artists
Southern Bastards - Jason Aaron/Jason Latour
The Black Monday Murders - Jonathan Hickman/Tomm Coker
East of West - Jonathan Hickman/Nick Dragotta
The Manhattan Projects - Jonathan Hickman/Nick Pitarra
Paper Girls - Brian K. Vaughan/Cliff Chiang
Saga - Brian K. Vaughan/Fiona Staples
Sex Criminals - Matt Fraction/Chip Zdarsky
Fatale - Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips
The Fade Out - Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips
Hip Hop Family Tree Vols. 1-4 - Ed Piskor
A Quiet Place
Avengers: Infinity War
Blade Runner 2049
Grace and Frankie
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Springsteen On Broadway
"I live 40 km out of town and drive a diesel. What I find this akin to is asking PetroCan to build a gas station and give away fuel for free."
- Regional District of Fraser-Fort George Area A Director Warren Wilson on spending $9,000 to help develop a plan to bring electric car charging stations to the Central Interior and Northern B.C.
"Please play it again, baby. Play it again in a loop."
- CNN commentator Ana Navarro eating popcorn while reacting on CNN Tonight With Don Lemon to U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office.
"This was my home, my safe place and where I was able to (make) my dreams come true. The ski hill lives but coming home this time won't be the same without the same smelly lodge."
- Prince George's Meryeta O'Dine, a member of the national snowboard cross team and 2018 Winter Olympian, reacting to the news that the lodge at Tabor Mountain Resort had burned down.
"We had a beer and finished our breakfast."
- Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty's reaction while vacationing with his family in Hawaii in January, when everyone in the state received an emergency text message on their cellphones that read, "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL."
-- Editor-in-chief Neil Godbout