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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

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
Hybrid parliaments draw mixed reviews from Northern B.C. MPs

Hybrid parliaments draw mixed reviews from Northern B.C. MPs

Liberals abused format, Doherty says, while Bachrach sees need for flexibility and Zimmer opposes in "any way."
Horgan to step down as B.C. premier

Horgan to step down as B.C. premier

B.C. Premier John Horgan, the first two-term NDP leader of the province, has announced he will not run in the next election and there will be a leadership convention in the fall to select a new party leader.
Northern B.C. MPs in no panic over mobile panic buttons

Northern B.C. MPs in no panic over mobile panic buttons

Item old news in Zimmer's opinion, Doherty questions their effectiveness, Bachrach mulling whether to obtain one
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
Suspicious incidents reported to Mackenzie RCMP

Suspicious incidents reported to Mackenzie RCMP

Police asking for public's help in search for suspects
Northern Medical Program professor earns top teaching award

Northern Medical Program professor earns top teaching award

Dr. Sean Maurice stresses "philosophy of adventure"
Crown counsel launches proceedings against pipeline blockaders

Crown counsel launches proceedings against pipeline blockaders

The B.C. Prosecution Service has filed notices of criminal contempt against 15 people for allegedly violating injunction against interfering with Coastal GasLink's construction activities.
First Nations could influence redrawing of B.C.'s electoral map

First Nations could influence redrawing of B.C.'s electoral map

"Communities of interest" among Electoral Boundary Commission's considerations, but what that means is still up in the air
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