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Karin Piche – Wheelin’ Warriors of the North

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Karin Piche never really thought of herself as an athlete. The driving force behind the Wheelin’ Warriors of the North, she has participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer for the past five years in the Lower Mainland and she’s also been involved with Cops for Cancer and the Inside Ride here in Prince George. But she never thought of …

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Street Named After Prominent Local Architect – Paul Zanette

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Zanette Place, in the new Nechako View subdivision, is named after VERSA Design Group founder Paul Zanette. “Paul was a unique individual,” said John Brink, Nechako View subdivision developer, who decided to name the street after his friend, Paul Zanette. “Paul was an amazing talent, very dedicated to the city and the community at large. He was a very gifted individual …

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50 Years Later… and George the Barber Still Loves PG!

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Just over 50 year ago, George the Barber made the journey to Prince George as a single Greek man. He remembers driving into the city and reading the “Welcome” sign, knowing that he was home. And with a population of only 12,500 at the time, he never expected what came next. George met his wife while she was working in …

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Champions of The Volunteer City: Meet Myrna Cable, a Lifelong Volunteer

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Volunteer Prince George is pleased to partner with HYPG.ca to feature volunteer champions and everyday heroes throughout our community: “Prince George: The Volunteer City”.  Leaders, like Myrna Cable, have learned to balance her family and work roles with her volunteer positions in local, provincial, and national sport organizations.  Myrna started small, researched her passion, and prioritized balance in her volunteer …

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Meet Elmer Gunderson – Sculptor of the Trees at Cottonwood Island

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Cottonwood Island Park has even more personality thanks to the artistry of local wood carver Elmer Gunderson. Through funding from a City of Prince George Community Enhancement Grant, Gunderson added six more carvings to the trail this summer. Thanks to support from Papyrus Printing, last week the City installed a sign that details the carvings for visitors to the park …

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PG People | Meet Lori McKay

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Lori McKay started yoga to overcome an eating disorder, depression and anxiety. After reaching a breaking point, she forced herself to get help, eventually finding yoga. Lori’s first yoga teacher, Louise George, specialized in yoga for mental illness recovery. She combined her training in counseling with yoga and I came across her online during my search for help. This instructor …

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Joe Elliott – Will Place 1,000 Canadian Flags on Veterans’ Graves

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This Sunday, October 16th at exactly 1:00pm, Joe Elliott will be placing over 1,000 small Canadian Flags on every Veterans’ grave, as well as RCMP and First Responders, who have been identified as buried in the Prince George Cemetery (3300 Memorial Park lane). “Families are more than welcome to participate,” says Elliott, 3rd Vice President of the #43 Prince George …

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Alyx Treasure – Fueled By Community Spirit

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Alyx Treasure simultaneously represented Canada and united the community of Prince George during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this past August. The 24-year-old former PG Track And Field Club member set a personal best at the Olympics by launching herself over a bar height of 1.94 metres (six feet, 4.37 inches), helping her qualify for the finals. …