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Mark Nielsen

Mark Nielsen has been a reporter at the Prince George Citizen since November 2002. He began as the city hall reporter and now covers police and court.
Mark holds a bachelors degree in political science from the University of British Columbia. He grew up in the Lower Mainland but has lived in the Central Interior since 1994 and has worked at newspapers in Burns Lake, Vanderhoof and Dawson Creek prior to coming to Prince George.
He's been an avid hiker and, in 2018, was a finalist for a B.C. Community Newspapers Association Ma Murray award in the outdoor recreation writing category for a story on a week-long backpacking trip in Mount Edziza Provincial Park with the Caledonia Ramblers.

Email
mnielsen@pgcitizen.ca

Recent Work by Mark

Monitoring of spruce harvest needs improvement, says Forest Practices Board

Monitoring of spruce harvest needs improvement, says Forest Practices Board

Canfor's and BC Timber Sales "making progress on harvesting infested and dead spruce trees, but the complainant's concerns are still valid"
Man arrested for stealing Prince George city bus

Man arrested for stealing Prince George city bus

RCMP make arrest within 15 minutes of being alerted to incident
Highways promise to be even busier this BC Day long weekend

Highways promise to be even busier this BC Day long weekend

Nearly half of those planning a road trip say they'll be driving more than they did last summer, according to an ICBC survey.
Anti-vaxxers sue City of Quesnel over job losses

Anti-vaxxers sue City of Quesnel over job losses

COVID jabs "experimental vaccines" that could cause unknown side effects, say ex-employees
Sexual interference conviction issued in Prince George overturned on appeal

Sexual interference conviction issued in Prince George overturned on appeal

Trial judge "committed reversible errors in principle," B.C. Court of Appeals finds
Cold case involving alleged sexual offender a worry, says expert

Cold case involving alleged sexual offender a worry, says expert

Vernon Martin remains missing 12 years after spectacular fire
Appeal dismissed for man who hit cop in the head with a hammer

Appeal dismissed for man who hit cop in the head with a hammer

Edward Joseph Zaworski maintained he never intended to hit officer in the forehead
Housing affordability worsens in Prince George

Housing affordability worsens in Prince George

Home sale prices should moderate with rising interest rates, says real estate agent
Lawyer for RCMP dog handler disputes arrestee's claims

Lawyer for RCMP dog handler disputes arrestee's claims

Aubichon accused of exaggerating injuries and making false claims during cross-examination
Target of Prince George arrest testifies at trial for RCMP dog handler

Target of Prince George arrest testifies at trial for RCMP dog handler

Cuyler Aubichon says his hands were up when a police dog was used to pull him out of a stolen pickup truck