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Outside investigation into parkade needed

Outside investigation into parkade needed

Open letter to Mayor Lyn Hall and city council: The events of recent months in regards to the George Street Parkade project have been a centre of discussion in the media and on social media.

City council was surprised?

I wonder how and why the PG Citizen can get information from the city regarding the parkade, including emails and financial statements, yet many our councillors seem shocked at what was going on.
We keep failing The Marshmallow Test

We keep failing The Marshmallow Test

In the 1960s, Walter Mischel, a Stanford psychologist, conducted a fairly simple test. Put a marshmallow in front of a child and tell them if they can go 15 minutes without eating the first one, they will get a second one. Then leave the room.
Let’s win it together

Let’s win it together

Since Prince George is the gateway to Northern British Columbia, it is not uncommon to meet many celebrities. The Royal Family has come to Prince George many times. Along with other boy scouts at Fort George Park, I chatted with the future king.
More effort needed to fight racism

More effort needed to fight racism

Jeremy Lin is probably best known to basketball fans for “Linsanity,” the amazing streak of clutch and dramatic moments he had with the New York Knicks in 2012.
Carbon tax will cost you more

Carbon tax will cost you more

We are going to be paying more to heat, eat and drive to work. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is hiking the carbon tax and British Columbia Premier John Horgan is going along with it.
More than ever, Hall must resign

More than ever, Hall must resign

In January, a Citizen editorial called for Mayor Lyn Hall's resignation after it was revealed that the new downtown parkade cost $22 million more than it was supposed to and additional cost overruns may have been approved without city council oversig
Pandemic offered tiny taste of tyranny

Pandemic offered tiny taste of tyranny

A year ago, those of us born after the Second World War in the free West had little experience of shortages and serious restrictions on our daily work and social lives.
Helping the homeless

Helping the homeless

I have read several letters to The Prince George Citizen concerning the homeless, and yes it is something to be concerned about. There have been letters about building tiny homes for them.
Rewarding yourself is important to your performance

Rewarding yourself is important to your performance

How often do you ever celebrate your successes? When was the last time you took the time to reflect on an achievement or treated yourself because you accomplished something that didn’t seem possible for you before? If you are like most people, you ar