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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

Cold case involving alleged sexual offender a worry, says expert

Cold case involving alleged sexual offender a worry, says expert

Vernon Martin remains missing 12 years after spectacular fire
Wanted: Kenneth Jacob Alexander Neill

Wanted: Kenneth Jacob Alexander Neill

Charged with possessing a stolen vehicle from incident in Buckhorn
Police field nearly 350 calls over long weekend

Police field nearly 350 calls over long weekend

Total down nearly 25 per cent from last year but Prince George RCMP kept busy nonetheless
Alleged erratic driver charged

Alleged erratic driver charged

Callie-Anne Lyn Dasilva faces four counts from May 2021 incident
Man charged with arson from downtown fire

Man charged with arson from downtown fire

Stephen Anthony Snow faces up to 14 years in prison if found guilty of setting April 18 blaze that destroyed a Third Avenue tattoo shop
Decade-old sawmill blasts not forgotten, says labour minister

Decade-old sawmill blasts not forgotten, says labour minister

Most suggestions from Helps' report for improving worker safety have been implemented but two remain outstanding
Police investigating troubling social media post

Police investigating troubling social media post

Student received post; RCMP searching for source
Couple's claim for $5,000 dismissed despite no-travel order

Couple's claim for $5,000 dismissed despite no-travel order

Pandemic-related ban prevented trip from Prince George to Sunshine Coast vacation spot
Dad gets two-and-a-half years for unintended shooting death of son

Dad gets two-and-a-half years for unintended shooting death of son

Roger Wayne Evans should have known better than to pick up rifle while drunk, says judge
Prolific offender sentenced to 18 months in jail

Prolific offender sentenced to 18 months in jail

Cameron Gregory Boyes sentenced for home invasion, dangerous driving, motor vehicle theft