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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.
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Vanderhoof man dead following two-vehicle collision on Canada Day

The incident occured on Highway 97C near Barnes Lake Road in Ashcroft.

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Homicide investigation underway in Prince George

A 26-year-old woman has died as a result of stabbing.

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
(Photo of an RV posted to Flickr by user Greg Gjerdingen)

Riverside Park and sani-dump now open in Vanderhoof

Mayor Gerry Thiessen made a Facebook post stating that with B.C. being in Phase 3, the province has allowed for the park’s reopening.

(Photo of an RV posted to Flickr by user Greg Gjerdingen)
Staff Sgt. Laurie Clarkson, detachment commander for the Vanderhoof RCMP. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

New RCMP detachment commander in Vanderhoof

Staff Sgt. Laurie Clarkson took over from Sgt. Rodney Guthrie in June.

Staff Sgt. Laurie Clarkson, detachment commander for the Vanderhoof RCMP. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Police car. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Drugs seized in Fort St. James after police receive tip from the public

A 36-year-old male was arrested for allegedly trafficking drugs, after which he was released.

Police car. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Residents take a walk at Riverside Park in Vanderhoof during the 20th annual walkathon organized by the St. John Auxiliary group in May 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof receives funding for Riverside Park multi-use path project

The Ministry of Transport and Infrastruture announced $1.8 million in funding to six communities in northern B.C.

Residents take a walk at Riverside Park in Vanderhoof during the 20th annual walkathon organized by the St. John Auxiliary group in May 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Mayor and some members of council during the regular public meeting held Monday, June 22. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

District working on audio options for public meetings of council

Mayor Gerry Thiessen said council is not currently considering video broadcast of meetings.

Mayor and some members of council during the regular public meeting held Monday, June 22. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeded authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

A government order allowing municipal councils to bar the public from attending…

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)
Heather Floris, head nurse at St. John Hospital in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof’s Community Builder: Heather Floris, head nurse at St. John Hospital

Community Builder is a monthly sponsored post, courtesy of John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes. The article shines light on volunteers in the community.

Heather Floris, head nurse at St. John Hospital in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Theresa Hodson Phillips (right) with Kat Johnson and Danielle Dube during a Canucks Alumni game held in Smithers in February this year. (Submitted photo)

Minor hockey coach sets up virtual meeting with Olympians to keep players engaged

Rebecca Johnson will be interacting with B.C.’s minor hockey players on June 25.

Theresa Hodson Phillips (right) with Kat Johnson and Danielle Dube during a Canucks Alumni game held in Smithers in February this year. (Submitted photo)