HOUSTON, district municipality, pop 3,577 (2001), lies at the confluence of the BULKLEY and Morice rivers on the Yellowhead Hwy (see ROADS AND HWYS), 320 km west of PRINCE GEORGE. Originally known as Pleasant Valley, it was renamed for John HOUSTON, a local newspaperman. The townsite developed before WWI with the construction of the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RWY. Lumber manufacturing expanded in the 1940s, then again in the 1970s with the construction of 2 SAWMILLING complexes. In 1980 one of the...

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