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With respect to our neighbor to the south which promotes itself as the Tournament Capital of Canada, Kamloops has nothing on Prince George when it comes to sports.
Prince George has been crazy about sports from its earliest days. There used to be a wooden ski jumping ramp off Connaught Hill and jumpers would land (hopefully on two feet!) roughly where the library and the civic center are today. Prince George has produced Winter Olympians in speed skating, snowboard cross, biathlon and virtually every form of skiing there is. This past summer, Prince George welcomed home Brett Connolly with the Stanley Cup he won with the Washington Capitals. He’s the third former Prince George Cougar to win the Cup and the second former resident (Turner Stevenson was the first) to bring the Stanley Cup to Prince George. Also, this year Jess Pettis finished 1st in Canada for Motocross Pro 250 class and was picked to represent Canada in the International Motocross even held this year in the USA...

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Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged down slightly between August and September 2018.

Highlights:

  • National home sales edged back 0.4% from August to September.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 8.9% from one year ago.
  • The number of newly listed homes rose by 3% from August to September.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 2.3% year-over-year (y-o-y) in September.
  • The national average sale price edged up a slight 0.2% y-o-y in September.

National home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems eased by 0.4% in September 2018, marking the first decline since April. While sales activity is still somewhat stronger compared to the first half of this year, it remains well below most other months since 2014. (Chart A)

Sales declined from August to September in slightly more than half of all local markets, led by Vancouver Island and Edmonton, along with several markets...

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Did you know that the City of Prince George maintains more than 100 kilometres of trail? 102 kilometres to be exact. The City just passed this “three digit milestone” with the establishment of the trail system at Cpl. Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Park. The City also recently published a brand new Trail Guide to help residents learn about and locate all of the trails they have available to them just in time for the peak of the fall season – prime trail-walking time in Prince George!

https://news.princegeorge.ca/Modules/News/index.aspx?feedId=A68ED570-60B2-4219-B5AE-375E843BDFBF&newsId=e6ce2bfc-302e-45ad-9670-31329a62f4e0

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