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…

This Week in History (1946): CKPG Radio hits the airwaves

Radio Station CKPG made its inaugural broadcast on February 8, 1946, becoming the first broadcasting station to serve residents of central and northern British Columbia. The Prince George station officially signed on at 5 p.m. on Friday February 8, transmitting a seven-hour introductory showcase over its original AM 1230 frequency. Listeners enjoyed an opening musicale,…