WIDC Construction To Start In April

By 250 News

Friday, March 22, 2013 02:26 PM
(Architect Michael Green's rendering of WIDC building at 5th and George. Photo 250 NEWS)
Prince George, B.C. – The long-promised and somewhat controversial Wood Innovation and Design Centre in Prince George will be built on the former site of the Prince George Hotel.
MLAs Pat Bell and Shirley Bond were joined by the design architect, the successful contractor, UNBC President Dr. George Iwama, local politicians and a room full of interested parties at the Ramada Inn for what Bell called the final stage of the procurement process for the WIDC. Bell announced that the $25.1 million, six-storey building will be built by PCL Constructors West Coast Inc., and that the design architect is Michael Green of Vancouver. Both parties are well-acquainted with Prince George. PCL was the primary contractor on the Northern Cancer Centre while Green was responsible for the addition to the...

University Hospital of Northern BC to get New Learning Center.

By Michelle Cyr-Whiting  (From Opinion 250)

Friday, March 22, 2013 01:12 PM

Future Learning Centre will go next to Jubilee Lodge, covering one row of parking
Prince George, BC - The BC Liberal Government has made good on a long-promised Learning and Development Centre at the University Hospital of Northern BC - approving $9.9-million dollars in funding for the facility, which will go up at the hospital.
The project has been on the books for almost a decade now, as a key pillar in the Northern Medical Program. The centre will include a library, seminar rooms, a simulation lab, video conferencing suites, and common areas. (Photo above shows Dr. Paul Winwood, NH COO Michael McMillan, MLA Shirley Bond, NH Board Chair Dr. Charles Jago, UNBC President George Iwama, and NH CEO Cathy Ulrich)
Northern Health's Board Chair, Dr. Charles Jago, admits the centre has been a long time coming, saying it's been in the plans for the...


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Single-family homes remain the most popular property type among both Baby Boomers and Generation Y, according to Royal LePage survey

TORONTO, February 26, 2013 - Despite the perception that aging Baby Boomers may create an oversupply of traditional single-family homes as they downsize into smaller residences, a new Royal LePage Real Estate survey shows that demand for suburban detached homes remains strong among Baby Boomers and Generation Y.
The poll by Leger Marketing found that of the 40.6 per cent of Baby Boomers (born between 1947 and 1966), who do have plans to move to another primary residence, almost half (43.5 per cent) are looking to purchase another primary residence that is a similar size or larger than their current property. Of the total responses from Baby Boomers who intend to purchase their next primary residence, 66.8 per cent said they will do so in the next five years.
“Baby Boomers are the wealthiest generation...


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Premier supports bold proposal to build world-class refinery in BC

The Premier rose in the Legislature today to lend her encouragement and support to David Black’s bold, credible proposal to build a world-class petroleum refinery near Kitimat.
Funding for health care and education requires a strong economy, and the proposed refinery would be the largest private sector investment in the history of British Columbia. It would create 6,000 construction jobs and 3,000 full-time jobs.
Today's BC Liberals believe we should work together to address legitimate environmental and safety concerns and find a way to get to “Yes” on this proposal.
Last July, our government stood up and introduced five conditions for heavy oil pipelines to ensure the highest standards for environmental protection and First Nation involvement possible. The refinery proposal must meet these conditions.
The NDP stance...
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