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Risky business

Risky business

The comments made by Mayor Lyn Hall and city manager Kathleen Soltis to defend their willingness to invest so much present and future economic development money into a single private project displays their unwavering belief that greasing the wheels o
The factors that lead to success

The factors that lead to success

Recently, I was working with a business owner in another community who started her business with $7,000 of her life's-savings.
‘Tis the season for family, White Russians, mittens

‘Tis the season for family, White Russians, mittens

This time of year offers hundreds of activities for the Prince George family to attend to help get you in the mood for the holiday season.
Rediscovering Christ in Christianity

Rediscovering Christ in Christianity

The Roman Empire was sensitive to anything that could put its authority at risk. One such movement was spreading rapidly throughout the empire. It told slaves and servants that they were valuable human beings, loved and worthwhile.
Season’s tough for staying on track

Season’s tough for staying on track

Christmas is generally a time of the year that I enjoy greatly, and while this year, I am still enjoying the holiday season, it's not the same as years past.
Nostalgic for the days of stages, steamships

Nostalgic for the days of stages, steamships

This week in Prince George history, Dec. 11-17: Dec. 17, 1920: The editor of The Citizen offered a nostalgic farewell to "days gone by" in an editorial on Dec. 17, 1920.
Prince George makes for one hell of a postcard

Prince George makes for one hell of a postcard

Not really knowing what to write about this week, I stared endlessly at my computer screen and I, like my Word document, was blank.
PGSO gearing up for Handel’s Messiah

PGSO gearing up for Handel’s Messiah

Is there any other time of year that is more richly steeped in traditions than Christmas? Or a time of year in which memories, from childhood onwards, have so many senses attached, via sights, sounds, smells and tastes? Think tree decorations, holida
Two-year trip turns into lifetime in Canada

Two-year trip turns into lifetime in Canada

Nick and Jackie (Glover) Maslen left England and arrived in Canada in 1967. Nick, the second eldest of five children, was born in 1937 in Bootle, England, an area near the Irish Sea estuary located near the Port of Liverpool.
Walk away from electoral reform

Walk away from electoral reform

I have to agree with Todd Whitcombe - electoral reform is pointless. I have studied the subject prior to, and following, the B.C. referendum in 2005.