Art for free at Two Rivers Gallery

Did you know that Prince George is home to the largest art gallery in North-Central British Columbia, and that admission is free every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.? Two Rivers Gallery is definitely worth a visit. The gallery’s three exhibition spaces showcase works by artists with regional, national and international roots. Exhibits change…

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…

March 31, 1911 – Provincial government sets ball rolling for first local office

Before the provincial government established an office in the district of Fort George, men looking to pre-empt land in the area faced a long and daunting process. Applicants were required to correspond with government agents working in offices hundreds of miles away, relying on letters carried by sternwheeler, stagecoach and dogsled to complete the multi-step…