Ben Meisner has been holding politicians to account for many, many years.
And that has earned him respect from those same politicians and the community.
On Monday night Mayor Lyn Hall extended the city’s well-wishes to Meisner, who fell ill while vacationing in Manitoba last week.
“On behalf of council I want to extend our thoughts and our prayers to Ben and Elaine,” Hall said to open Monday night’s council meeting. “Ben’s wish is that he gets back to Prince George and that is our wish as well. We’re thinking about Ben and wishing him all the best.”
Meisner, a radio talk show host and founder of online news site 250News, is battling cancer.
Well-wishers have taken to social media and 250News to wish Meisner well.
“On behalf of Ben and our family, thank you so much for the outpouring of support and best wishes,” Elaine Macdonald-Meisner posted on 250News. “You have shown us a bright light at a very dark time. Your messages of support have lifted our spirits and we would like to thank you for that.”