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A Warm End To Spring

Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 6:54 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The Spring of 2016 in Prince George, which seems to have begun quite some time ago now, is about to be enveloped in all its greenery as the Summer Solstice makes a grand appearance.

What a Spring it’s been, with unusually warm temperatures, at times, that stopped Winter dead in its tracks and produced coffee table comments of “boy, it’s  gonna be a hot one” and “could see lots of fires this summer”.  Then came the devastation and decimation in Fort McMurray, the raging pyrotechnics in the Peace and a concern locally that the not-too-distant memories of the Little Bobtail Lake fire might be borne out again with this “early” Spring.

Some surprise, then, when the mercury dipped, cloudy days became the norm and then wham, a rainstorm Wednesday and Thursday of last week that pelted Prince George and region, caused widespread damage and closed Highway 97 in the Pine Pass and left some residents in the communities of Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge and Dawson Creek flooded out and stranded.

Now, as we await the solstice, we have a forecast that predicts high temperatures for the week in the low to mid-20s and a fair bit of sunshine at least until we get to Thursday.

Saturday produced sun and warmth and the city was abuzz with people soaking it  up in many different ways.

The fields re-opened and the kids took full advantage.


The auto sales folk waited with anticipation on the final day of the big sale.


The bike riders loved it.


What better place than Rotary Waterspray Park?


Photos with a new bride in the park.


And, a little something Loren Allen referred to as “my trailer”



Spring 2016.


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