John Hart Highway – What’s in a name?

The section of Highway 97 stretching 405 kilometres between Prince George and Dawson Creek — called the John Hart Highway, or just the Hart Highway — is named after British Columbia’s 23rd premier, John Hart. Hart led a coalition government — BC’s first — from December 1941 to December 1947. A bespectacled man with a…

April 23, 1969 – New grocery store boasts the perfect roast

The mouth-watering promise of freshly-roasted chicken may have lured shoppers through the automatic sliding doors of Prince George’s new 17,000 square foot Overwaitea Foods grocery store when it opened for business on April 23, 1969. Located at 1601 Victoria Street, an address today occupied by Wholesale Sports, the bright new store featured¬†Northern British Columbia’s first…