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Old April 8th, 2007, 03:17 AM   #101
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Yes that's UNBC. I think I had posted some pics in a BC Photo thread many moons ago. If you look on the upper left you can the building with the Green roof. That's the CN Centre arena and on the very upper right is the Husky refinery and 2 of Canfor's pulpmills . The third is hidden by the hills in the upper centre.

These are of UNBC from the parking lot. I took these last summer.





Downtown from the same spot.

Looking east at Tabor mountain. Nice view my cam doesn't do it justice and it was a bit hazy that day.


I didn't take these but what the hell , I'll post em anyways.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #102
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nice pics, it'll be better when you are able to post some more.
id like to see the towers from downtown pg.
i can't say ive ever been in the downtown core before.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 03:46 AM   #103
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the Downtown really isnt that bad at all .
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Old April 13th, 2007, 04:03 AM   #104
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There are currently a few planned projects for downtown Prince George, some will happen however some will not.

1. Condos

6 story condominium tower, last summer a previously planned 4 story building was said to have gone back to the architect to add additional floors. Nothing has been said about this project in about 10 months so we will see if it comes to fruitition. I would assume that the increased construction costs will put this one to rest.

2. Police Station

The city is constructing a new police station downtown at what I would say the densest intersection. The design is being done right now and construction should start within the next year.

3. Container Port

As previously mentioned, CN is construction a new intermodal, container stuffing facility at its downtown yard. THis will contain a 82 000sq ft warehouse facility. This project removes the previous plan of attempting to tie the downtown core to the rivers.

4. Downtown Gaming centre

This facility is currently underconstruction and will take up pretty much an entire city block. THis facility will contain a new city parkade as well as 4 condominium units.

5. Condos

An architect out of San Fran has pushed his condo idea, it would be I believe 28 units on a total of 4 or 5 stories. The renderings are hidious and I really hope that this project won't happen. It never really had a chance anyways. This architect also planned an 80 unit apartment building but I am doubting this will be constructed either.

6. Community Energy System

This is a project that may go ahead if given government funding. It will connect major downtown buildings with a central heating plant that will burn woodwaste. The original plan was to embed pipes into 3rd avenue to melt the snow but due to cost constraints this idea was nixed.


There have been rumours that the Coast Inn of the North was planning an expansion however rumours are just that.
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Old April 29th, 2007, 02:08 AM   #105
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Airport project planned

MARK NIELSEN

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(News) Saturday, 28 April 2007, 06:00 PST
A massive light industrial development is in the works for land west of the Prince George Airport.

Henry Rempel, a businessman based in New Westminster who owns apartment buildings and townhouses in Prince George, is heading an effort to assemble 900 hectares in the area and has hired L&M Engineering of Prince George to guide the venture over the bureaucratic hurdles.

The idea is to provide locations for the business spinoffs expected to emerge once the Prince Rupert container terminal, the airport runway extension and the CN Rail transload operation and intermodal rail terminal are completed.

The venture will provide a major boost to the city's economy if it goes ahead, said Prince George Chamber of Commerce president Garth Frizzell, particularly combined with the three other projects.

"People have to see (Prince George) as a credible centre of transportation if they're going to start locating businesses here and this will add another piece to the puzzle," he said. "A pretty central piece, too."

Initiatives Prince George president Gerry Offet said it will provide a 10-to-20 year supply of "very-high-quality" light-industrial land.

"This is planning for the future and I think it's good to see a private source is going through the expense of getting the land ready for development (as opposed to the city)," Offet said.

The venture will also have a significant impact on the city's transportation network. Plans drafted by L&M Engineering call for extending Boundary Road in the Danson industrial area across the Fraser River so Highway 97 South is connected with Highway 16 West and trucks carrying dangerous goods can bypass the city.

Heather Oland, a planner at L&M, said the first phase of development will likely occur northwest of the airport, near where the airport has plans for additional hangars, and consist of aviation and logistics-related businesses.

However, some major steps need to be completed first, beginning with winning approval from the Agricultural Land Commission for an application to exclude about 550 hectares of Crown land currently designated agricultural.

Advertising and notification of neighbouring landowners began today and the application will be submitted to city hall by as early as May 7 -- all the land is within city boundaries. City council will then have 90 days to makes its views known to the ALC's three-member north panel, which will make a final decision.

Getting the land out of the ALR should not be an issue, Oland said, because it's of marginal agricultural value and there has been a net gain of agricultural land in B.C. over the years, particularly in the North.

Agriculture and Lands Minister and Prince George North MLA Pat Bell said it would not be appropriate for him to comment on the specific application because the ALC is a quasi-judicial body at arm's-length from the government. However, he said the ALC has had a history of allowing exclusions for marginal land.

It was about this time last year that city council turned down a request to make a "community-based" application to the ALC in part because a study commissioned by Initiatives Prince George on regional container market opportunities had not yet been completed and CN Rail's plans for the First Avenue yard were not clear.

That study has since been completed and CN Rail announced last month it will spend $20 million on an intermodal yard at the First Avenue yard, centred on an 84,000-square-foot warehouse with 10 acres of outside storage.

The aim is to have it ready by this fall to coincide with completion of the first phase of the container terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert.

Work on the airport runway extension, which would make it long enough to handle large cargo jets, was supposed to have started this month but will be delayed by as much as a year because federal bureaucrats decided a consultant should review the project's feasibility.

The 900 hectares will increase the amount of industrial land within city limits by about 50 per cent, but it's light industrial land, Oland stressed.

"It's clean type of industry, so it's not something that would be impacting the airshed," she said.

Rempel declined to comment, saying he preferred to let L&M do the talking for him.
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Old April 29th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #106
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nice to see you guys are still alive and kicking.
nice to see projects are still happening too.
now all you guys need one day is a photo tour....
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Old May 16th, 2007, 01:46 AM   #107
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I'll work on the photo tour when I have some time off and when the leaves are out and help hide all the dead pine trees LOL.

Anyways , here's some info about the new Prince Rupert port.

Area pulp mills could benefit from Chinese shipping deal
Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 02:00 PST
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A deal has been reached with a Beijing-based steamship company to ship goods between Asia and the Port of Prince Rupert, CN Rail announced Monday.

COSCO Container Lines Americas, Inc., will start service starting in the fourth quarter of 2007, CN Rail said in a press release.

Prince George will stand to benefit directly, Initiatives Prince George president Gerry Offet said, particularly on the pulp side.

"We know that our pulp mills have significant markets in China and those will probably be the primary ports of call for COSCO, so it presents some real back haul opportunities," he said.

"We see that as an immediate benefit and a further benefit is that we will no be able to focus our marketing on other manufacturers that ship products to China."

COSCO Container Lines Americas, Inc., is part of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company, headquartered in Beijing. It was described by CN as a $17-billion giant, specializing in shipping and modern logistics.

“CN is delighted to have COSCO as its first customer to call on the Prince Rupert container terminal, a new North American gateway for Asian trade," James M. Foote, CN’s executive vice-president of sales and marketing, said in the press release.

“Our partnership with COSCO, and Prince Rupert container terminal operator Maher Terminals of Canada Corp., is clear recognition of the competitive advantages of the new port facility and CN’s rail network reach and superior service offering.

"The Rupert-CN-Maher combination will inject meaningful port-rail-terminal capacity into the global supply chain, and will offer shippers the fastest, most efficient and most cost-effective routing for Asian traffic destined to and from the interior of North America.”

Phase one of the Prince Rupert terminal project will have initial throughput capacity of 500,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent containers) annually and is part of a broader plan to build a facility capable of handling two million TEUs per year
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Old May 16th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #108
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COSCO to route freight through new Canada terminal

TORONTO, May 14 (Reuters) - COSCO Container Lines Americas Inc. will be the first shipping company to route Asian freight through the new Port of Prince Rupert terminal on Canada's West Coast after signing a deal with Canadian National Railway Co. , CN said on Monday.

COSCO, part of Beijing-based China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co. , is to begin service via Prince Rupert and CN for container shipments starting in the fourth quarter, CN said.

The first phase of the Prince Rupert terminal project will have initial annual container capacity of about 500,000 twenty-foot equivalent units.

It is part of a broader plan to build a facility capable of handling 2 million TEUs per year.

"Our partnership with COSCO, and Prince Rupert container terminal operator Maher Terminals of Canada Corp., is clear recognition of the competitive advantages of the new port facility and CN's rail network reach," CN vice-president James Foote said in a statement.

Shares of CN were down 19 Canadian cents at C$57.20 midday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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Old June 11th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #109
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COSCO to route freight through new Canada terminal

TORONTO, May 14 (Reuters) - COSCO Container Lines Americas Inc. will be the first shipping company to route Asian freight through the new Port of Prince Rupert terminal on Canada's West Coast after signing a deal with Canadian National Railway Co. , CN said on Monday.

COSCO, part of Beijing-based China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co. , is to begin service via Prince Rupert and CN for container shipments starting in the fourth quarter, CN said.

The first phase of the Prince Rupert terminal project will have initial annual container capacity of about 500,000 twenty-foot equivalent units.

It is part of a broader plan to build a facility capable of handling 2 million TEUs per year.

"Our partnership with COSCO, and Prince Rupert container terminal operator Maher Terminals of Canada Corp., is clear recognition of the competitive advantages of the new port facility and CN's rail network reach," CN vice-president James Foote said in a statement.

Shares of CN were down 19 Canadian cents at C$57.20 midday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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CN's western Canada-Chicago (ex-Wisconsin Central) mainline passes through the Appleton, WI metro area (Neenah, WI, to be exact) and we are expecting a major train traffic increase when this new port opens. About how many trains of COSCO containers can we reasonably look forward to seeing here every week?

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Old June 12th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #110
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Things are looking up for Prince Rupert... I guess there's still time to get property on the cheap... very tempting
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Old June 12th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #111
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One of my brothers works at CN. For the first phase of the port i've heard they expect to add 2 full trains per day into Prince George from Prince Rupert. Now consider that phase 1 is only 1/4 of what the port is planned to have 5 years down the road. CN is already working on major expansion plans for both its Prince George yards. I would suspect most of that traffic will head to chicago so look for a lot more headed your way.

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Old June 14th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #112
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whos developing the mall in PR ?
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Old June 14th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #113
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ohh , never minnd I didnt look very carfully . lol
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 06:31 AM   #114
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Hey guys,
just joined this page after lurking for a few months - I have a day off tomorrow, I'll go take some photos around town - I love hearing people talk about the future of this city (I work at a news station, but it's nice to see other people discussing it), I just bought a house and am excited for the changes! My plan is to take a few pictures of some parks, a bunch of downtown, and some of the new construction (new Brick building, some College Heights projects - the new gaming centre). Any suggestions, please let me know!
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 06:33 AM   #115
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Where's my brain - I'll grab some shots of the new Container Port construction as well!
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 06:47 AM   #116
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sweet! welcome to skyscrapercity canada!
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There are currently a few planned projects for downtown Prince George, some will happen however some will not.


2. Police Station
The city is constructing a new police station downtown at what I would say the densest intersection. The design is being done right now and construction should start within the next year.

- This is the location for it. I can't wait to see that eyesore turned into something else!


3. Container Port
As previously mentioned, CN is construction a new intermodal, container stuffing facility at its downtown yard. THis will contain a 82 000sq ft warehouse facility. This project removes the previous plan of attempting to tie the downtown core to the rivers.

- Best picture I could get of it. They're still working on it.


4. Downtown Gaming centre
This facility is currently underconstruction and will take up pretty much an entire city block. THis facility will contain a new city parkade as well as 4 condominium units.

- It will be interesting to see what this ends up looking like.


5. Condos
An architect out of San Fran has pushed his condo idea, it would be I believe 28 units on a total of 4 or 5 stories. The renderings are hidious and I really hope that this project won't happen. It never really had a chance anyways. This architect also planned an 80 unit apartment building but I am doubting this will be constructed either.

- I looked everywhere for this one, I remember the rendering - hilarious. Green and purple.


And here are some random shots I got while on my journey. I'm a sucker for big buildings, but this town doesn't have many - so I concentrated more on "big" than "interesting". I'm not a great photographer, and a lot of the shots look gloomy - I started around the time the clouds were rolling away. The city has a nice compact downtown core (of course I would prefer big and sprawling - but I'm in the wrong city for that!), and all of my pictures were taken downtown. Any questions about the buildings, just ask!
















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Old June 24th, 2007, 06:35 AM   #118
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^ nice pics. thx for sharing.

that's a pretty huge HSBC building.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #119
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im surprised i didn't notice the updates sooner.
awesome job on the pictures, i coulda sworn last time i was in pg i remember seeing more towers than what you took pictures of.
pg reminds me of kamloops in some ways, mainly because both cities have a decent sized downtown core with about the same number of towers and they both have pulpmills that give give off that unpleasent odour on certain days.
i noticed in one of your pics of the radio station that you guys have a station called the "river" we have a radio station called the river also...weird

oh and that hsbc building is pretty big, ours is only 1 or 2 stories.
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would it kill them to plant some trees or something downtown
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