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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.

Email
mnielsen@pgcitizen.ca

Recent Work by Mark

Charter rights of accused in deadly Prince George arson violated, judge finds

Charter rights of accused in deadly Prince George arson violated, judge finds

Judge finds delay in access to counsel was unreasonable following detention and arrest of Econo Lodge fire suspect Justin Aster
Canfor to permanently close Chetwynd sawmill and pellet plant

Canfor to permanently close Chetwynd sawmill and pellet plant

Houston sawmill to close for an extended period to allow for "major redevelopment"
Coastal GasLink fined $213,600

Coastal GasLink fined $213,600

Levy stems from February 2022 inspection near Kitimat
Coastal GasLink fined $213,600

Coastal GasLink fined $213,600

Levy stems from February 2022 inspection near Kitimat
Wanted: Irene Marie Johnny

Wanted: Irene Marie Johnny

Failed to appear in court on convictions for theft $5,000 or under and breaking and entering
Man alleged to have opened fire on teenage girl

Man alleged to have opened fire on teenage girl

North District RCMP's emergency response team apprehend Colby Sealley John Johnson
Sinclar announces temporary curtailments at lumber operations

Sinclar announces temporary curtailments at lumber operations

Lakeland Mills, Apollo Forest Products and Nechako Lumber Co. to shut down for two weeks effective January 30
Police investigating flooding at Vanderhoof pool

Police investigating flooding at Vanderhoof pool

Evidence suggests incident was "intentionally caused," RCMP say
Court docket: January 16-20, 2023

Court docket: January 16-20, 2023

Sentences for offences committed in Prince George and area
Blowing snow on Highway 16 West, DriveBC warns

Blowing snow on Highway 16 West, DriveBC warns

Limited visibility from Bednesti-Norman to Fort Fraser
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