Meisner Battling Cancer
Winnipeg, Manitoba- 250 News founder and President Ben Meisner is in hospital in Winnipeg Manitoba, battling a life threatening illness.
(at right, Meisner on the air at CFISFM during the recent municipal election photo 250News archive)
In Manitoba for what was supposed to be a week long ice fishing vacation on Lake Dauphin, Meisner took suddenly and unexpectedly ill. He was rushed to Winnipeg, where he is now undergoing treatment.
While the prognosis is not positive, Meisner says the first challenge is to get back to Prince George. “That is my town, and I owe so much to that community which has supported me all these years, and which has been offering support these last few days since word of my illness became known.”
The 76 year old has been a fixture in the community of Prince George through his business ventures, long running radio talk show, and through the online news site, 250News.com.
“First things first” says Meisner, “I just want to get back to Prince George where I can spend some quality time with my family and friends in the community I love.”