Friday, 17 August 2012

Waterfalls of the North


Recently we made a trip to Tumbler Ridge and Dawson Creek on our journey we came across 2 nice waterfalls with easy to moderate accessibility

QUALITY FALLS:
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Located in a tranquil forest setting close to the Tumbler Ridge town site, Quality Falls is reached by a short, easy trail through the woods. This 10 meter steep falls has a lookout at the top and a trail winding down to the bottom, with lovely views all around. The water is warm enough to wade in during summer and, in winter, this is a great place for beginner ice climbers to sharpen their skills.
















BIJOUIX FALLS:
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Bijoux Falls Provincial Park, just off Hwy 97, is a small day-use area. Bijoux Falls, an attractive cascade of water, offers a brief respite from your journey and is a lovely place to stop for lunch. In the summer months Bijoux Falls is home to a large Steller’s Jay population. Bijoux Falls is located just west of the Pine Pass summit. It is particularly pretty, and offers great views down the Burnt River Valley and, through the pass, views of towering mountains and the sparkling Pine River. This is a short pass through the Rockies, and the big mountains stand in stark contrast to the gentler terrain on either side. Camping is not permitted, as the park is intended for day-use only. The park includes picnic tables and pit toilets. Bijoux Falls Provincial Park is located 44 km north of McLeod Lake on Highway 97, east of Mackenzie in Northern British Columbia.

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Steller’s Jay @ Bijoux Falls




Friday, 27 July 2012

Ferguson Lake


A few hours at Ferguson Lake Nature Reserve, this is the largest lake in the boundaries of Prince George BC and a great place to view water fowl and wild flowers and maybe even get a glance of the Beavers. Be sure to check out the signs as they tell of a bygone area and local history.

There is a small parking lot, one picnic table (used to be 4 tables), Outhouse, and fishing dock besides the beautiful 3km walking trail (About 45 minutes)

Access is easy and close go north on the Hart Highway torn Right on North Kelly RD the by the mail boxed turn Left onto Ferguson Lake Road the lake is on the left side

More info can be found at:
 http://princegeorge.ca/CityLiving/Parks/FergusonLakeNatureReserve/Pages/Default.aspx











Saturday, 28 January 2012

How to survive a Prince George Snowstorm

The easiest way to survive after a whole mess of snow in Prince George is to have one of these or be good friends with someone who has one.

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And hope this does not happen. Buy the way these last 2 pictures are not from this year but a few years ago. I just added to prove a point that it is hard driving in winter so be prepared for anything. And stay safe.
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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Winter Excursion To Summit Lake

A beautiful warm January Morning we went for a drive out to summit Lake Approx. 55 Km North Of Prince George. After a fresh snowfall everything was clean and Bright.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Seasons Greetings From PG-Star

 

 

Christmas lights

Long before Candy Cane Lane there was an award winning well lit and decorated house on Wilson Crescent This was taken back in the early 80 and was decorated By Mr. Hans Fuhrimann (our Father) Have a great Holiday season and a great new year

Sunday, 20 November 2011

City of Prince George Election Results

 

City of Prince George Preliminary Election Results

2011 General Local Election

Mayor

 

Fader, Bruce

306

Fetterly, Eugene

513

Green, Shari

6969

Huber, Alex

1200

Lewis, Brandon

707

Rogers, Dan

5332

   

Councillor

 

Affleck, Scot

2621

Beebe, John

2443

Dickenson, Joanne

2482

Everitt, Frank

5638

Friesen, Dorothy

3537

Frizzell, Garth

6189

Gadsby, Jordan

5117

Gagnon, Brad

2625

Hall, Lyn

9529

Koehler, Albert

7324

Krause, Murry

7976

Munoz, Debora

4853

Shaw, Travis

1598

Skakun, Brian

9040

Stolz, Cameron

7146

Turner, Myrt

4182

Ulch, Harry

2791

Wilbur, Dave

6932

Results from City of Prince George Website http://www.princegeorge.ca/cityhall/elections/Pages/Default.aspx

 

School District 57 Trustee Results

 

ELECTION 2011

 

Total Number of Polls is 41

 

Preliminary Results

 

Number of Polls Reported is 37

 

Seven Trustees to be Elected

 

Surname

Given Name

Votes

   

ARNETT

Elona

3,158

   

BEKKERING

Betty

5,130

BELLA

Trish

5,926

BENNETT

Tim

4,689

   

BENSON

Kris

1,843

   

BOURASSA

Sharon

5,371

   

BURTON

Andrew

3,543

   

COOKE

Kate

3,951

   

CRAWFORD

Valentine

3,753

   

GILL

Bal

1,850

   

HOOKER

Brenda

4,884

   

KRUSHELNICKI

Earl

2,168

   

PETERS

Shawn

3,037

   

SABO

Don

3,836

   

WARRINGTON

Sharel

6,277

   

WHITE

Rhonda

3,794

   

Results from SD 57 Website http://mail.sd57.bc.ca/~fmcleod/Election2011

Please let me know if there are any mistakes in my numbers or selections, so I may fix any Issues

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Prince George Hotel




This is your last chance to see the Historic Prince George Hotel on George Street built in 1914  This Icon of Prince George and the North is scheduled to be demolished starting Monday Oct October 17 2011. to make room for a 6 story wood constructed building they are calling the Wood Innovation and Design Centre.

Rest In Peace old timer you have served this community well over the years. You will not be forgotten you will live on in the memories of the citizens of Prince George.





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Prince George Hotel 1

Monday, 26 September 2011

The CN Rail Bridge Prince George BC

The CN Rail Bridge is a truss bridge over the Fraser River. It was built in 1914 by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. It was designed to open and let Paddle Wheeler ship to pass under it. Until recently it was used as both Trains and Motor Vehicle Bridge with the train in the middle and cars on both sides (not fun when icy). To my knowledge it has only been open once, shortly after being built. This bridge was vital to the growth of Prince George and the BC interior forest industry. If anyone has more information on this wonderful bridge please comment or email me.

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