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Negative campaign ads unleashed

Negative campaign ads unleashed

When B.C. Liberal supporters launched a million-dollars' worth of negative advertising at Adrian Dix four years ago, the first response from the then-New Democratic Party leader was to stay positive.
The city that forgot hockey

The city that forgot hockey

Once, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Prince George was known to have some of the wildest, most enthusiastic fans in junior hockey.
Tolkien was right about power, control and centralization

Tolkien was right about power, control and centralization

Last month, a letter was written addressing my final column of the year.
Bad choices, deadly consequences

Bad choices, deadly consequences

David Stephan was in Prince George on Tuesday to promote a supplement that he says can help with mood disorders.
How about sprouts?

How about sprouts?

Growing your own sprouts indoors is a fun and economical way to keep you into gardening, even though it's winter. They are easy to grow, don't require very much space or equipment, and are fast growing as they are ready to eat in a few days.
Kids a popular propaganda tool for provincial parties

Kids a popular propaganda tool for provincial parties

What's the matter with me? Why can't I feel what normal, decent people feel? The questions come to mind after watching the B.C. Federation of Labour's pre-election campaign kick-off, a TV commercial about an adorable toddler.
MMP a hybrid electoral system

MMP a hybrid electoral system

For the past few weeks, I have been explaining different types of electoral systems. I want to apologize for the error in the math last week in explaining the STV quota system. It was kindly pointed out to me by a number of astute readers.
Start with transparency

Start with transparency

Mayor Lyn Hall's instincts were right. A few months late, but right nevertheless. On Oct. 9, he sent an email to city manager Kathleen Soltis, director of external relations Rob van Adrichem and communciations officer Michael Kellet.
The rout of the Caribou

The rout of the Caribou

The fate of the last great mega fauna in B.C. during this sixth extinction is not looking great. While immigrating to B.C. on a long, long cold drive from Alaska during January of 2010, I had the most amazing moment anyone could witness.
Remembering a year of meeting people

Remembering a year of meeting people

Part 2 of 2 A look back at a year of interesting personalities: Otto Arndt was born in Germany in 1939 and later came to Canada. He worked for a timber marking crew for the forest service and lived in a cabin in the Hart Highway area.