ORN hit the streets
Operation Red Nose Prince George will have 18 teams on the road tonight to provide safe rides home to party-goers.
To get one, call 250-962-7433 between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. Clients must have a vehicle with valid B.C. license plates.
All donations go towards youth and amateur sport organizations in Prince George. As for volunteers, 214 people have signed up, including 47 who are helping out for the first time. Another 36 volunteers are required for New Year’s Eve. Those interested in helping out can apply online at www.ornpg.ca. The process includes a criminal record check. Operation Red Nose is organized by the Rotary Club of Prince George-Nechako in partnership with ICBC and the Prince George RCMP.
City’s unemployment rate 5.2 per cent
The city’s unemployment rate stood at 5.2 per cent in November, according to a Statistics Canada labour market survey issued Friday.
In all 46,100 people were working, 2,500 looking for work and 24,300 of working age not participating. For the same month last year, the unemployment rate was 5.3 per cent with 49,800 working, 2,800 seeking employment and 19,900 not participating. Accuracy of the November 2018 unemployment rate was plus or minus 0.9 percentage points, 68 per cent of the time and for the November 2017 unemployment rate, it was 0.8 percentage points, 68 per cent of the time. The unemployment rate for the province as a whole was 4.4 per cent, the lowest in the country.
Call out for Christmas light displays
The Citizen is once again seeking out those beacons of light and Christmas cheer as the city embraces the tradition of lighting up houses. Christmas cruisers can travel along Candy Cane Lane, which is part of Prince George residents’ tradition. The event starts on McKenzie Avenue, just off Upland Street, where the entire neighbourhood lights up and offers many different themes, ranging from the reason-for-the-season traditional to super heroes and classic tales like Charlie Brown’s tree and the Grinch who stole Christmas. Send addresses of particularly spectacular displays to [email protected]itizen.ca, with the subject line of Christmas lights and we’ll compile a touring list to put in the newspaper the week before Christmas.