Just like a heat wave
Read to the end for some hot-weather animals
I hope you had a good weekend. I enjoyed the sun — it’s easier to do when things cool off at night, still! — and had my first Nechako swim of the year, which I assume must be the earliest it’s ever happened. I also had my first mosquito bites and got raspberry thorns in my hand while cleaning up the yard. Seems like summer is here, in May.
With that, some early warning — I’m thinking about how I want to treat this letter moving into summer. It will definitely be reduced output, I’m just not sure how much — maybe taking Mondays off, or just doing one a week, or maybe a few weeks altogether, or some combination of those, depending on what’s warranted. Climate-related disasters aside, summer tends to slow down, news-wise, and it’s good to step outside of that.
But, not quite yet! We still have May to get through and I will at the least be finishing this month out on a weekly schedule. So lets get into the…
Here are the ten nominees vying for two positions on the Prince George school board, in a by-election set for June 17. I will have more of a write-up on these folks before then, and I’m sure other media will, as well — which I’ll share here!
Saturday tied the heat record for May 13 but it doesn’t look like Sunday set anything?
Not everyone was as lucky as we were as new fires prompted more evacuation orders in the northeast. Meanwhile, here’s a look at how the city is preparing for a potential worst-case scenario fire season — and what you need to know about it. And here’s the forecast from B.C. Wildfire.
In happier summer news, the Park Drive-In Theatre (and mini-golf, and go-karts) is opening up again, under new ownership after the previous ones decided to give it up, after a multi-year run of doing it as a family business. Mario and the new Fast and Furious movie kick the season off this coming weekend.
Also next weekend: the opening of Huble Homestead.
As Prince George moves toward forcing everyone without a home and not in shelters to live in Moccasin Flats, here are some of the people who don’t feel safe doing so, including a woman who was shot in that encampment.
Here’s the latest research on ticks in the Prince George region.
The Citizen has compiled a list of businsses for sale, including Sticky’s Candy, GameChangerz VR and the Ristretto Coffee House.
The creators of FanCon are releasing a short film shot and set at FanCon: “It is about an incompetent, intergalactic conqueror who crash lands at a Comicon and must subdue the locals before his merciless counterpart.” The event was well-attended enough to ensure it will be moving forward in 2024.
Here’s a Reddit thread with people wish-listing infrastructure and additions they’d like to see in the city.
And here are some hot animals:
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