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250News shutting down

This is shame. 250News.com has been an important force in the world of media and politics in Prince George and beyond.   I remember when I had a short internship working in a government office there were some key websites political operatives monitored — the Vancouver Sun, The Victoria Times-Colonist, and 250News as a sole […]

Posted on 15 September 2017 and filed under main, media, outbound, Prince George

Downtown Prince George needs a viewing platform

In just about any major city you visit, taking a trip up some sort of tower or another is on the list of quintessential tourist experiences.

Posted on 9 August 2017 and filed under main, outbound, Prince George

The urban/rural divide and a more inclusive Canada

For all the talk of Canada as a northern country it is actually a country primarily of people in large cities, the rest of us are outliers. And we are declining. What does that mean?

Posted on 11 June 2017 and filed under Canada, cities, outbound, small

“I’m a citizen of a place that was laid right on top of another.”

I first read this piece by Denise Balkisoon on what it means to be Canadian when it came out over a month ago, and I’ve come back to it multiple times.

Posted on 26 March 2017 and filed under Canada, links, outbound

The Manitoba Sound

Melissa Martin investigates the Manitoban accent and its roots in Indigenous languages and waves of settlers: “Manitobans don’t think about this much. Our accents aren’t famous or a point of civic pride. Unlike English speakers in New Yawk or Bawwston, we don’t often see our ways of speaking presented in pop culture media. “So we […]

Posted on 26 March 2017 and filed under Canada, links, outbound, small

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There are messages everywhereIf you don't walk in random places you don't see stuff like thisOn the side of the old RCMP building in Prince George. #graffiti #cityofPGInteresting.#cityofPGMy office buddy is cuter than yours