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Veteran broadcaster, Ben Meisner, dead at 76

Veteran BC broadcaster Ben Meisner, known as the “Voice of the North,” died early today after a short battle with cancer.

The longtime resident of Prince George had a broadcasting career that spanned 60 years.

His death at the age of 76 at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre was announced on his website.

The announcement stated that after becoming ill during an ice fishing trip in Manitoba, Meisner was taken to the hospital where he died.

Long-time politician and MLA for Prince George-Valemount, Shirley Bond, has fond memories of sparring with Meisner.

Ben Meisner was born in Maryfield, Sask., in 1938, moved to Winnipeg in the early 1950’s and eventually began his broadcasting career in Manitoba.

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