These two stories are "borrowed" from Gregg Drinnan's "Taking Note" blog. I had always heard Prince George was a rough town, but a mid-afternoon shooting outside of a Moxie's? Aye carumba!
CRIME BEAT I: WHL referees Trevor Hrycuik and Graham Skilliter were in a Prince George restaurant Thursday afternoon when a 21-year-old man was shot to death in what RCMP spokesman Const. Gary Goodwin said was “a targetted shooting.” The shooting took place outside Moxie’s Classic Grill at about 3:45 p.m. "All of the shootings that we've had recently have been drug related and we are presuming this one is as well,” Goodwin told thme Prince George Citizen. One witness told the newspaper that five shots were fired, but the police hadn’t confirmed that. . . . Hrycuik and Skilliter were in Prince George to officate Thursday’s game between the Cougars and Everett Silvertips. . . .
THE CRIME BEAT II: According to the Red Deer Advocate, three Rebels players put the stops to a robbery on Wednesday afternoon. Brandon Sutter, Luke Egener and Brennen Wray, according to the paper, “were in a vehicle following a team practice when they noticed a person fleeing on foot from Visions in south Red Deer. The Rebels followed the thief in their truck and helped recover an iPod Touch — which they returned to the store manager — after cornering the thief in a parking lot. The robber, however, eluded their capture.” . . .