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Megan Young with her daughter Alice in front of the tiny new public library in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

New community library aims to foster positive community feelings

Vanderhoof resident has set up a little library in front of her property at the end of Lebler Road.

Megan Young with her daughter Alice in front of the tiny new public library in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Coun. Brian Frenkel. (Submitted photo)

Vanderhoof politician running for president of UBCM

Brian Frenkel, municipal councillor, was the first Vice-President for the Union of BC Municipalities in 2019.

Coun. Brian Frenkel. (Submitted photo)
Bethany Giesbrecht on her dining table, which she uses as her work space for a lot of her paintings. (Submitted photo)

“Nature defines my art”: Bethany Giesbrecht, painter

This story is part of a weekly series showcasing artists in the region

Bethany Giesbrecht on her dining table, which she uses as her work space for a lot of her paintings. (Submitted photo)
Phil Turgeon. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoofian nominated for the Premier’s Awards

Phil Turgeon has been nominated by the Ministry of Children and Family Development under the Leadership category.

Phil Turgeon. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Jessica Raymond and Sasha Mortensen. (GoFundMe photo)

‘GoFundMe’ page created for Vanderhoof women who were in a brutal accident last month

Sasha Mortensen and Jessica Raymond were hit by a pick-up truck July 29, while in an embrace on Keith Road next to Plateau Mill.

Jessica Raymond and Sasha Mortensen. (GoFundMe photo)
Vanderhoof residents have received multiple calls from an unknown person who identifies as law enforcement or an officer for the Canada Revenue Agency. Local police are asking residents to not provide any personal data and to “simply hang up the phone”. (Westerly file photo)

Vanderhoof sees a surge of scam callers

Residents have received multiple unknown phone calls from a person claiming to be a representative of the CRA or law enforcement, local mounties said.

Vanderhoof residents have received multiple calls from an unknown person who identifies as law enforcement or an officer for the Canada Revenue Agency. Local police are asking residents to not provide any personal data and to “simply hang up the phone”. (Westerly file photo)
The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)

Smoke seen over northern B.C. from wildfires in the U.S. and Siberia

Smoke was seen over Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Prince George on Friday, July 31.

The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)
Police vest. (Angie Mindus photo)

Vanderhoof RCMP urging residents to follow speed limits in the district

Staff Sgt. Laurie Clarkson said the detachment has received multiple calls for speeding

Police vest. (Angie Mindus photo)
A hiker was rescued from the Fraser Mountain Trail, after she fell and broke her leg on Wednesday, July 29. (Photo courtesy of Nechako Valley Search and Rescue)

Northern B.C. SAR groups ‘rope rescue’ hiker near Fort Fraser

Volunteers from both Vanderhoof and Prince George helped in the rescue.

A hiker was rescued from the Fraser Mountain Trail, after she fell and broke her leg on Wednesday, July 29. (Photo courtesy of Nechako Valley Search and Rescue)
New directional signs in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof Public Works update for July

Here is a list of completed and ongoing scheduled projects in the district

New directional signs in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
School District 91 logo. (Black Press files)

New principal appointed at Evelyn Dickson Elementary School in Vanderhoof

Staff changes announced by School District 91.

School District 91 logo. (Black Press files)
Surrey’s first rainbow crosswalk is at the intersection of Old Yale Road and Community Drive. (Photo: City of Surrey)

More support from Vanderhoof for Pride Crosswalk

Mayor Gerry Thiessen said he is looking forward to having a dialogue with citizens to see how that can be incorporated.

Surrey’s first rainbow crosswalk is at the intersection of Old Yale Road and Community Drive. (Photo: City of Surrey)
Birch bark basket made by Rodney Teed. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

“Birch bark basket making is a traditional way of life”: Artist, Saik’uz First Nation

Coun. Rodney Teed from Saik’uz First Nation speaks about his love for birch bark basket making.

Birch bark basket made by Rodney Teed. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Aug 24, 2019 — Caledonia Day in Fort St. James was held at National Historic Site on Aug. 24. The chicken races took an unexpected turn which got the announcer in the lane to give them a little encouragement. Apart from the races, residents and visitors enjoyed their day with javelin throws, target shooting and the famous pie auction. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

Fort St. James chicken races move online

The “world class chicken races” in northern B.C. can now be watched on the national historic site’s Facebook Page.

Aug 24, 2019 — Caledonia Day in Fort St. James was held at National Historic Site on Aug. 24. The chicken races took an unexpected turn which got the announcer in the lane to give them a little encouragement. Apart from the races, residents and visitors enjoyed their day with javelin throws, target shooting and the famous pie auction. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
The District of Vanderhoof has been putting up new signs across town. The idea is to increase accessibility to community assets and attraction for residents and visitors. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof has new signs for visitors and residents

District staff designed the signs which have been put up across the district.

The District of Vanderhoof has been putting up new signs across town. The idea is to increase accessibility to community assets and attraction for residents and visitors. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Vanderhoof’s post office steps are being fixed. The lead-hand at the postal office said they were a health and safety hazard. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Canada post building in Vanderhoof has some renovations underway

Old steps were a “health and safety hazard”: Vanderhoof Canada Post lead-hand.

Vanderhoof’s post office steps are being fixed. The lead-hand at the postal office said they were a health and safety hazard. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Pride Flag. (Conributed)

RCMP advocating for pride sidewalk in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

Constable from the Fort St. James RCMP makes request in a letter to mayor and council

Pride Flag. (Conributed)
Vanderhoof council in a new format. All elected officials are divided by a sneeze guard. No other information is available about the specifics about the renovation at council chambers. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Council discuss high levels of water at the Nechako reservoir

During the July 13 regular public meeting of council, Rio Tinto did…

Vanderhoof council in a new format. All elected officials are divided by a sneeze guard. No other information is available about the specifics about the renovation at council chambers. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Jessica Wiebe standing in front of the mural she has created for Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

New mural at Nechako Valley Secondary School

Artist Jessica Wiebe says she wanted to promote diversity and inclusion.

Jessica Wiebe standing in front of the mural she has created for Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Vanderhoof Lodge. (Photo submitted by Suzanne Wilton, CGL spokesperson)

Pipe installation beginning in August: Coastal GasLink

In a July 17 update, the pipeline company said workforce will continue growing as construction activities ‘ramp up’

Vanderhoof Lodge. (Photo submitted by Suzanne Wilton, CGL spokesperson)