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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.
Horgan looking for wriggle room

Horgan looking for wriggle room

At first reading Monday, the breach between New Democratic Party leader John Horgan and his mentor, former premier and party leader Dan Miller seemed fundamental.
Trust and mistrust

Trust and mistrust

The letters exchanged between the City of Prince George and the Northern Development Initiative Trust over the past year about the hotel project next to the public library provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what happens when bureaucrats and polit
A season to give, save taxes

A season to give, save taxes

I knew I'd best pull over as the last few molecules of fumes burned off. Unlike most times when I ran out of gas, this event was expected. It was mid December 1984.
Taking solar technology to the next level

Taking solar technology to the next level

While I was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Calgary, a guest speaker placed a small apparatus on an overhead projector and asked the audience to watch.
Giving politics an overdue shake-up

Giving politics an overdue shake-up

As I looked over some of my recent articles, it occurred to me that I hadn't written about this Queen's Dominion we call home in quite awhile.