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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)
A Highway 16 resurfacing project was announced by the province Thursday. (Steve Hunter/Black Press File photo)

Province announces $1.2 M for resurfacing project on Highway 16 near Vanderhoof

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure made the announcement Thursday, July 16.

A Highway 16 resurfacing project was announced by the province Thursday. (Steve Hunter/Black Press File photo)
Shown is the tie-down that is under debate between the Vanderhoof Airport Development Society and the District of Vanderhoof. The tie-downs are currently protruding upwards by approximately three inches in one thaw season. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

District and Airport development society in disagreement over new apron

User group says there are safety hazards, and the district of Vanderhoof says otherwise.

Shown is the tie-down that is under debate between the Vanderhoof Airport Development Society and the District of Vanderhoof. The tie-downs are currently protruding upwards by approximately three inches in one thaw season. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Annerose Georgesen at her studio that is located above the Men’s shed in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Finding freedom in expression through painting

Vanderhoof painter talks about her love for painting and the difficult questions artists are faced with.

Annerose Georgesen at her studio that is located above the Men’s shed in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

District of Vanderhoof upgrading council chambers

No information has been provided about the specifics of the project.

District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
July 6, 2020 - The Vanderhoof Lodge has approximately 200 workers living there currently. Here are workers in line receiving food at the camp. (Photo submitted by Suzanne Wilton, CGL spokesperson)

July update: 200 workers at CGL pipeline camp in Vanderhoof

District not providing information on total revenue being earned from renting land to TransCanada for CGL camp.

July 6, 2020 - The Vanderhoof Lodge has approximately 200 workers living there currently. Here are workers in line receiving food at the camp. (Photo submitted by Suzanne Wilton, CGL spokesperson)
RCMP vehicle. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

‘Erratic’ driver arrested on Highway 16 near Vanderhoof

A 23-year-old man from Calgary, Alberta, was arrested on July 6 and faces multiple charges.

RCMP vehicle. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Update: Woman arrested in ongoing homicide investigation in Prince George

Mounties are asking for public’s assistance in the case.

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Members of the paddlers club completing the Big Canoe leader training in June. (New Caledonia Paddlers Club Facebook photo)

Youth voyageur canoeing program being developed in Vanderhoof

New Caledonia Paddlers Club are collaborating with SD91 and NVSS to develop the program.

Members of the paddlers club completing the Big Canoe leader training in June. (New Caledonia Paddlers Club Facebook photo)
United Way of Northern British Columbia Facebook photo.

COVID-19: 23 non-profits funded in northern B.C. through emergency support fund

Both Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake have received funding through United Way’s first round of allocations.

United Way of Northern British Columbia Facebook photo.