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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.

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Recent Work by Mark

Prince George woman banned from owning dogs following deadly attack

Prince George woman banned from owning dogs following deadly attack

Alyssa Dionne was found guilty of letting her pit bulls injure or kill for the second time in less than five years.
100 Mile House RCMP officer cleared of criminal wrongdoing

100 Mile House RCMP officer cleared of criminal wrongdoing

Dangerous driving suspect had complained of bruising and swelling following arrest
Cariboo-Prince George MP welcomes NDP bill to protect first responders

Cariboo-Prince George MP welcomes NDP bill to protect first responders

Like Conservative MP Todd Doherty's private members bill, New Westminster-Burnaby NDP MP Peter Julian's bill would boost consequences for attacks on firefighters, paramedics.
Hydro, Conifex at odds offer crypto mine power usage

Hydro, Conifex at odds offer crypto mine power usage

Company disputes claim projects would consume half the output of Site C dam
Vanderhoof RCMP detachment shooter found not guilty of attempted murder

Vanderhoof RCMP detachment shooter found not guilty of attempted murder

Judge found Paul Nicholas Russell guilty of reckless discharge of a firearm and five other charges.
Prince George home invasion now a homicide investigation

Prince George home invasion now a homicide investigation

Victim dies from injuries suffered in June 19 incident at 300-block Nicholson Street South home
Coroner to hold inquest into Prince George woman's death

Coroner to hold inquest into Prince George woman's death

Samantha Nicole Patrick suffered fatal overdose while in Surrey RCMP custody, report indicates.
Forest company granted request to appeal fine for wildfire

Forest company granted request to appeal fine for wildfire

Tolko Industries facing more $343,000 fine for cost of April 2016 wildfire near Nazko
Home invasion leaves man with life-threatening injuries

Home invasion leaves man with life-threatening injuries

RCMP asking for dashcam footage from anyone in the vicinity of Nicholson Street South and Fifth Avenue on Monday night
Alleged Quesnel drug dealer's pickup targeted for civil forfeiture

Alleged Quesnel drug dealer's pickup targeted for civil forfeiture

Kyle Darrin Rene Campbell sold cocaine to undercover RCMP officer, notice of claim alleges
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