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Vanderhoof residents who wish to report a crime that is not an emergency can do so online through the OCR tool. (Black Press file photo)

Online crime reporting tool for non-emergency crimes available to Vanderhoof residents

Vanderhoof RCMP want to encourage citizens to report a crime however inconsequential…

Vanderhoof residents who wish to report a crime that is not an emergency can do so online through the OCR tool. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C.’s Ombudsperson investigated the District of Fort St. James on issues of transparency

“Partial compliance isn’t a complete answer,” stated the Ombudsperson’s annual report

B.C. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
The $25-million fund will be available to 22 local governments and 27 First Nations near the LNG Canada and Coastal Gaslink projects, along with non-profit organizations that provide critical services to those communities, as stated in a Feb. 2 release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and NDIT. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Province announces $25 million fund to help growth in northern B.C.

Vanderhoof council to discuss applying for fund during Feb. 8 regular meeting of council

The $25-million fund will be available to 22 local governments and 27 First Nations near the LNG Canada and Coastal Gaslink projects, along with non-profit organizations that provide critical services to those communities, as stated in a Feb. 2 release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and NDIT. (Coastal GasLink photo)
Sara Guenther, 102-years-old is the first resident in Vanderhoof to have received the COVID-19 vaccine. (Northern Health photo)

Vanderhoof receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Long-term care residents at the Stuart Nechako Manor along with staff were vaccinated Friday.

Sara Guenther, 102-years-old is the first resident in Vanderhoof to have received the COVID-19 vaccine. (Northern Health photo)
Marianne and Peter Giesbrecht of the Vanderhoof Tim Horton’s donated $4306 to the St. John Hospital Auxiliary Society. “The funds were raised through the efforts of the 2020 Tim Horton’s ‘Smile Cookie’ campaign and graciously donated to the St. John Auxiliary towards the purchase of Panda IRES (baby warmer) for the hospital. What a great way to finish of 2020!” as stated in a social media post by the hospital auxiliary group. (St. John Hospital Auxiliary Society/Facebook)

Vanderhoof Tim Horton’s donates to St. John Hospital Auxiliary Society

Marianne and Peter Giesbrecht of the Vanderhoof Tim Horton’s donated $4306 to…

Marianne and Peter Giesbrecht of the Vanderhoof Tim Horton’s donated $4306 to the St. John Hospital Auxiliary Society. “The funds were raised through the efforts of the 2020 Tim Horton’s ‘Smile Cookie’ campaign and graciously donated to the St. John Auxiliary towards the purchase of Panda IRES (baby warmer) for the hospital. What a great way to finish of 2020!” as stated in a social media post by the hospital auxiliary group. (St. John Hospital Auxiliary Society/Facebook)
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Ongoing petition for an accessible homeless shelter in Vanderhoof

The petition is addressed to Mayor Gerry Thiessen

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Vanderhoof home sees water from the Nechako move up into the yard, and within hours, water was seen up to the deck. Ken Young, Vanderhoof councillor posted this photo on social media.

Mayor concerned about ice jams in the Nechako river

“We have never lived with a frozen river at this magnitude during our time in council,” mayor said.

Vanderhoof home sees water from the Nechako move up into the yard, and within hours, water was seen up to the deck. Ken Young, Vanderhoof councillor posted this photo on social media.
Naloxone kit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Vanderhoof non-profit receives grant for Naloxone training

Good Neighbours Committee will use funds to train residents in Naloxone and Living Harm Reduction.

Naloxone kit. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
(BC Centre for Disease Control)

Cluster outbreak in Nechako Lakes Health Authority; NH urging vigilance

Cases continue to rise in B.C.’s interior

(BC Centre for Disease Control)
Rapid Response Team deployment in Fort St. James ended Dec. 16. The team can be deployed at any time as the need warrants to communities across B.C. (BC EHS/ Twitter)

COVID-19 paramedic task force leaves Fort St. James; B.C. to send an extra ambulance

Vancouver based, highly trained BC EHS Rapid Response Team end deployment in the community

Rapid Response Team deployment in Fort St. James ended Dec. 16. The team can be deployed at any time as the need warrants to communities across B.C. (BC EHS/ Twitter)
Vanderhoof council in a new format. All elected officials are divided by a sneeze guard.(Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Council meetings will be videotaped: Mayor

Vanderhoof council chambers are closed to the public again.

Vanderhoof council in a new format. All elected officials are divided by a sneeze guard.(Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
BID Group has announced a big investment at its Vanderhoof operations. (BID Group logo)

BID Group invests $3.5 million to modernize their Vanderhoof operations

Upgraded preparation centre will allow company to standardize and improve manufacturing performance

BID Group has announced a big investment at its Vanderhoof operations. (BID Group logo)
Halle Krawczyk is fighting a rare form of cancer called Chordoma. (Hunting Auction for Haile/Facebook)

Community unites to raise money for 12-year-old fighting cancer

A hunting auction Facebook group along with a GoFundMe page has been set up

Halle Krawczyk is fighting a rare form of cancer called Chordoma. (Hunting Auction for Haile/Facebook)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 exposure at The Key, weather shelter announced in Fort St. James

Northern Health made the public service announcement Dec. 1

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Annerose Georgeson in the process of painting a mural at the Stuart Nechako Manor in July. While she was working on the mural, a nurse and a senior living at the Manor were enjoying the live painting. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof artist completes mural at the Manor

A Vanderhoof artist has finished her mural at a local long-term care…

Annerose Georgeson in the process of painting a mural at the Stuart Nechako Manor in July. While she was working on the mural, a nurse and a senior living at the Manor were enjoying the live painting. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Second COVID-19 exposure incident confirmed at Fort St. James Secondary

First exposure incident at the high school was announced Nov.26

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
MLA John Rustad with Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during his swearing-in ceremony. (Submitted photo)

John Rustad officially sworn-in as MLA in virtual ceremony

Official swearing-in took place Friday, Nov.27

MLA John Rustad with Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during his swearing-in ceremony. (Submitted photo)
Snowfall warning issued for Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and surrounding communities.

Snowfall warning issued for B.C.’s Interior

Between 10 - 15 cms of snow expected in the Prince George, Stuart - Nechako region

Snowfall warning issued for Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and surrounding communities.
Fort St. James Secondary School announced a confirmed incident of COVID-19 exposure at the school. (Black Press file photo)

COVID-19 exposure confirmed at Fort St. James Secondary School

Northern Health will be following up directly with anyone who is identified as a close contact

Fort St. James Secondary School announced a confirmed incident of COVID-19 exposure at the school. (Black Press file photo)
New directional signs were installed across Vanderhoof earlier this year. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Chamber presents list of priorities to District

Briefs from Nov. 23 public meeting of council

New directional signs were installed across Vanderhoof earlier this year. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)