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August 16, 2017 10:46 pm

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Ben Meisner

 250News  founder Ben Meisner passed away on April 2, 2015, just  a little over a month shy of the 10th anniversary of the start of this independent news site.

With  nearly 60 years  experience in the news business, he  mentored  the  team which carries on his work.

Ben believed in helping people, making sure the truth was told and ensuring the North and rural  areas of this Province had a voice.

We at 250News will carry the torch he has passed to us,  sharing your stories with the passion and tenacity Ben  always  displayed.

250News is his legacy, one that the 250News will  honour and work hard to ensure  the voices of the North and rural BC are heard.

click here  for  the final tribute to Ben B Meisner


Elaine Macdonald-Meisner


Email: elaine@250news.com

Elaine is a Quarter Century Club member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. Her career started in news at CKPG Radio in Prince George and includes experience at CHED Edmonton, CHML Hamilton, CHUM/CHUMFM Toronto, CKEY Toronto and CISSFM Toronto. She has taught Broadcast Journalism at the College level, been a Communications/Public Relations Officer in Prince George, and won several awards for news, public affairs and voice over work. She is a member of  the  Radio, Television Digital News Association of Canada.

Don Hawkins


Email: don@250news.com

Don Hawkins’ journalism career spans 42 years, the bulk of it in Victoria and Prince George, having started at CFAX Victoria in August, 1969. Professional opportunities have resulted in his coverage of news throughout the capital city region, including a stint as a broadcast reporter at the B.C. legislature interviewing and writing about the politicians of the day such as Dave Barrett, W.A.C. and Bill Bennett and a host of other interesting characters. Don also worked in the Vancouver market and the Okanagan, specifically Kelowna, prior to moving to Prince George in the summer of 1983.  With a career move in early 2011, Don now brings his skills, abilities and enthusiasm to the news outlet that prides itself on bringing the news of north-central B.C. to an ever-expanding audience in a timely, professional manner, 250News.

Peter Ewart


Raised in Prince George, Peter Ewart is a former instructor of English and New Media at the College of New Caledonia. He is a community activist and volunteer, and has written a variety of articles on political and community affairs. He has  been a spokesperson for the Active Voice Coalition, coordinator for the Prince George Committee To Save BC Rail, President of Employment Action, Vice President of the CNC Faculty Association, and Board member of the Canadian Rural and Remote Health Association.He is currently working on a book about the controversial sale of BC Rail.

Jos Van Hage


Born in the Netherlands, Jos received a horticultural degree in his native country before moving to Canada in 1974. He started his own garden business in 1979 and has been helping northerners garden and grow for 25 years.


Greg Fry


Email: greg@250news.com

Greg is the former news director at Vista Radio in Prince George.  He is a graduate of the Broadcast Communications program at BCIT and has worked in the newsrooms  of CKNW in Vancouver, CFAX Radio in Victoria and CKWX/CFFM in Williams Lake.

A member of the Radio Television Digital News Association of Canada, Greg brings a new level of energy to  250News as he shares his  special skills and enthusiasm for news.