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Mark Nielsen

Mark Nielsen has been a reporter at the Prince George Citizen since November 2002. He began as the city hall reporter and now covers police and court.
Mark holds a bachelors degree in political science from the University of British Columbia. He grew up in the Lower Mainland but has lived in the Central Interior since 1994 and has worked at newspapers in Burns Lake, Vanderhoof and Dawson Creek prior to coming to Prince George.
He's been an avid hiker and, in 2018, was a finalist for a B.C. Community Newspapers Association Ma Murray award in the outdoor recreation writing category for a story on a week-long backpacking trip in Mount Edziza Provincial Park with the Caledonia Ramblers.

Recent Work by Mark

Sentence issued for thefts of jewelry and jeans on same day

Sentence issued for thefts of jewelry and jeans on same day

Neil Jordan Shaw plans to leave Prince George once his time in jail is over
Downtown Prince George seeks to clamp down on graffiti

Downtown Prince George seeks to clamp down on graffiti

Crew from local social agency to paint over problem images
Warmer weather a mixed blessing on wildfire front

Warmer weather a mixed blessing on wildfire front

Daily highs in the upper 20s but lows around 10 C
Wildfires being held in Prince George area

Wildfires being held in Prince George area

Wet weather in forecast expected to help crews
Little change on the region's wildfire front

Little change on the region's wildfire front

Enthusiasts urged to stay cautious while in the outdoors
Wind advisory issued for Cariboo Fire Centre

Wind advisory issued for Cariboo Fire Centre

Prince George ready to take in wildfire evacuees
Wet weather keeps region's wildfires at standstill

Wet weather keeps region's wildfires at standstill

More showers and thunderstorms in the forecast
Weather could bring reprieve from wildfire smoke

Weather could bring reprieve from wildfire smoke

Cold air from the Gulf of Alaska should lower temperatures closer to normal
Evacuation orders issued for Cutoff Creek, Grizzly Lake wildfires

Evacuation orders issued for Cutoff Creek, Grizzly Lake wildfires

Evacuation orders issued for Cutoff Creek, Grizzly Lake wildfires
Chilako wildfire taken off list of wildfires of note

Chilako wildfire taken off list of wildfires of note

Crews monitoring and dousing wildfires in Ancient Forest-Chun T'oh Whudujut area east of city