Colin Macgillivray

Students in northern B.C. who plan to, or already attend, the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will soon have access to training to become early childhood educators.

College of New Caledonia announces early childhood educator training

Vanderhoof students may benefit from the program expansion

Students in northern B.C. who plan to, or already attend, the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will soon have access to training to become early childhood educators.
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Holi Festival of Colours celebrated in Vanderhoof

Last weekend, around 20 Vanderhoof residents took part in Holi, a Hindu…

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Local and First Nations governments will now be able to prohibit the production of cannabis in the Agricultural Land Reserve within their communities. (Black Press files)

Local governments may prohibit cannabis production on Agriculture Land Reserve

Vanderhoof and Saik’uz have authority when it comes to ALR’s

Local and First Nations governments will now be able to prohibit the production of cannabis in the Agricultural Land Reserve within their communities. (Black Press files)
Nearly 50 residents of Vanderhoof and the Saik’uz First Nation made their way to the Senior Friendship Centre to engage in a public discourse surrounding the legalization of non-medical cannabis. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Locals converge for Cannabis Community Consultation meeting

Public feedback taken into account as DOV moves forward

Nearly 50 residents of Vanderhoof and the Saik’uz First Nation made their way to the Senior Friendship Centre to engage in a public discourse surrounding the legalization of non-medical cannabis. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)
(Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Nechako Lakes Hoops Academy is underway

The Nechako Lakes Hoops Academy is now well underway. Hungry basketball fanatics…

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Those eagerly anticipating the legalization of non-medical cannabis on Oct. 17 will be excited to know that quality product is being ensured by the provincial government. (Black Press files)

New agreements will ensure quality cannabis for B.C.

Those eagerly anticipating the legalization of non-medical cannabis on Oct. 17 will…

Those eagerly anticipating the legalization of non-medical cannabis on Oct. 17 will be excited to know that quality product is being ensured by the provincial government. (Black Press files)
Communities throughout British Columbia that have been partial to flood risks in the past are reportedly receiving approximately $9.5 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding. (Black Press files)

Vulnerable B.C. communities receive funds for structural flood mitigation

Communities throughout British Columbia that have been partial to flood risks in…

Communities throughout British Columbia that have been partial to flood risks in the past are reportedly receiving approximately $9.5 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding. (Black Press files)
Warm weather often brings a false sense of security around water safety, but precautions are still necessary.(Black Press files)

Water safety guidelines during the summer months

With summer officially here and warmer weather hopefully in the forecast in…

Warm weather often brings a false sense of security around water safety, but precautions are still necessary.(Black Press files)
A Wildfire Sprinkler Protection Unit (SPU) is a fully equipped mobile trailer that can be quickly mobilized in case of an emergency. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Wildfire Sprinkler Protection Unit training begins in Fraser Lake

Last weekend, the Fraser Lake Fire Rescue Training Society began the preliminary…

A Wildfire Sprinkler Protection Unit (SPU) is a fully equipped mobile trailer that can be quickly mobilized in case of an emergency. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)
Applications for high-speed internet in rural communities being accepted

Applications for high-speed internet in rural communities being accepted

According to a news release that was issued by the Ministry of…

Applications for high-speed internet in rural communities being accepted
“Research internship programs are giving our students and researchers the skills, knowledge and experience they need to advance our knowledge-based economy and build the best B.C.,” said Melanie Mark, the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training on new internship opportunities. (Black Press files)

B.C. students to benefit from internship investment

As someone who has ample experience going through the often tedious process…

“Research internship programs are giving our students and researchers the skills, knowledge and experience they need to advance our knowledge-based economy and build the best B.C.,” said Melanie Mark, the Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training on new internship opportunities. (Black Press files)
“I’m looking forward to hearing from British Columbians from every corner of the province on the proposed changes, so we can be sure we get it right,” George Heyman, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. (Black Press files)

B.C.’s environmental assessment process seeks public feedback

From now until July 30, British Columbians will have the unique opportunity…

“I’m looking forward to hearing from British Columbians from every corner of the province on the proposed changes, so we can be sure we get it right,” George Heyman, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. (Black Press files)
The BC Coroners Service is urging residents and provincial visitors to take extra care over the next few months and plan ahead for any excursions. (Black Press files)

BC Coroners Service urges public to drive with care

With summer officially here and upcoming road-trips with family or friends looking…

The BC Coroners Service is urging residents and provincial visitors to take extra care over the next few months and plan ahead for any excursions. (Black Press files)
When we give people the tools to succeed, our middle class grows stronger, and our workers and their families thrive.” The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Employment. (Black Press files)

Government of Canada announces new funding agreement with B.C.

Funding goes to finding and keeping good jobs for B.C. residents

When we give people the tools to succeed, our middle class grows stronger, and our workers and their families thrive.” The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Employment. (Black Press files)
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Highlights and winners from the Binche Fishing Derby

The third annual event was a massive succes

(Photo courtesy of Dave Birdi)

New childcare spaces announced to help B.C. families

With thousands of families across the province struggling with the shortage of…

The diverse arts and cultural communities that are scattered across the province of British Columbia will soon benefit from a new strategic plan. (Black Press files)

New plan to benefit B.C.’s arts communities announced

Vanderhoof arts scene may benefit from potential grants

The diverse arts and cultural communities that are scattered across the province of British Columbia will soon benefit from a new strategic plan. (Black Press files)
“Programs that address the circumstances that lead to gang involvement help to create positive community connections and a better way of life,” said Mike Farnworth, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. (Black Press files)

Province expands program to keep youth away from gang life

The Government of British Columbia is providing $1.12 million in additional funding…

“Programs that address the circumstances that lead to gang involvement help to create positive community connections and a better way of life,” said Mike Farnworth, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. (Black Press files)
Three distinguished researchers have been appointed by the Government of British Columbia to lead a B.C.-focused exploration of basic income as part of the Province’s efforts reduce poverty and prepare for the future economic climate. (Black Press files)

Researchers to explore potential of basic income in B.C.

According to a news release issued by Ministry of Social Development and…

Three distinguished researchers have been appointed by the Government of British Columbia to lead a B.C.-focused exploration of basic income as part of the Province’s efforts reduce poverty and prepare for the future economic climate. (Black Press files)
The Nechako Lakes School district has received more than $100,000 in recent years, with funding primarily going towards carpentry and metal work equipment for trades classrooms and workshops across the district. (Black Press files)

B.C. high school students receive head start on trades

In light of the 2018 graduation season wrapping up, while students and…

The Nechako Lakes School district has received more than $100,000 in recent years, with funding primarily going towards carpentry and metal work equipment for trades classrooms and workshops across the district. (Black Press files)