Colin Macgillivray

British Columbia’s overdose Mobile Response Team has provided critical incident support and training to more than 6000 individuals who are working on the front lines combating the province’s overdose crisis. (Black Press files)

B.C.’s Mobile Response Team saves lives amidst overdose crisis

In just its first year of operation, British Columbia’s overdose Mobile Response…

British Columbia’s overdose Mobile Response Team has provided critical incident support and training to more than 6000 individuals who are working on the front lines combating the province’s overdose crisis. (Black Press files)
The Kermode bear specialty place has been the most popular with motorists so far, with 36,936 plates sold. (Black Press files)

BC Parks reaches milestone for specialty licence plate sales

BC Parks has recently announced they have just sold 100,000 specialty licence…

The Kermode bear specialty place has been the most popular with motorists so far, with 36,936 plates sold. (Black Press files)
Locals peddled their way around downtown Vanderhoof on the Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike to support the foundations fundraising initiative. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Biking for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

30 seat bike took to the streets of Vanderhoof

Locals peddled their way around downtown Vanderhoof on the Heart and Stroke Foundation Big Bike to support the foundations fundraising initiative. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)
Local vendors who frequently sell their locally made goods at the Fort St. James Farmers’ Market may directly benefit from the new relaunch of the Buy BC program. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray

Buy BC relaunches to ensure local business thrives

Local farmers’ markets may benefit

Local vendors who frequently sell their locally made goods at the Fort St. James Farmers’ Market may directly benefit from the new relaunch of the Buy BC program. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray
“Today, we celebrate the diverse cultures, knowledge and history of Indigenous peoples, and come together in the spirit of reconciliation and renewal,” said Premier John Horgan on National Indigenous Peoples Day. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day in Saik’uz

More than 100 individuals congregated at the Saik’uz First Nation Band Office…

“Today, we celebrate the diverse cultures, knowledge and history of Indigenous peoples, and come together in the spirit of reconciliation and renewal,” said Premier John Horgan on National Indigenous Peoples Day. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)
The Fraser Lake Rescue Training Society has received enough funding for a local Wildfire Sprinkler Protection Unit (SPU). (Photo courtesy the Fraser Lake Rescue Training Society)

Fraser Lake Fire Rescue Training Society Receives needed funding

The Fraser Lake Fire Rescue Training Society has received the remaining funding…

The Fraser Lake Rescue Training Society has received enough funding for a local Wildfire Sprinkler Protection Unit (SPU). (Photo courtesy the Fraser Lake Rescue Training Society)
Health Minister Adrian Dix and Vancouver-False Creek MLA Sam Sullivan before the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s in Vancouver . (Katya Slepian/Black Press)

Government announcement on dementia welcome news

Alzheimer’s society receives $2.7 million in funding

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Vancouver-False Creek MLA Sam Sullivan before the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s in Vancouver . (Katya Slepian/Black Press)
Despite the British Columbia Ministry of Health stating that Lyme disease carrying ticks have plateaued in B.C., Health Canada is still reminding Canadians about the potential dangers. (Black Press files)

Health Canada reminds public about dangerous bug bits

The warm summer months are always a welcome refreshment, especially after a…

Despite the British Columbia Ministry of Health stating that Lyme disease carrying ticks have plateaued in B.C., Health Canada is still reminding Canadians about the potential dangers. (Black Press files)
On June 22, the 8th annual IDIDALAP4CANCER community fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society was held at the Nechako Valley Secondary School sports field in Vanderhoof. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Locals converge for IDIDALAP4CANCER

Community gathers for 8th annual cancer fundraiser

On June 22, the 8th annual IDIDALAP4CANCER community fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society was held at the Nechako Valley Secondary School sports field in Vanderhoof. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)
Vendors, locals and tourists alike were out in force for the first Vanderhoof Farmers’ Market of the season. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Locals gather for first Vanderhoof Farmers’ Market

Ferland Park hosts the first market of the season

Vendors, locals and tourists alike were out in force for the first Vanderhoof Farmers’ Market of the season. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)
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Northside Christian School celebrates 40 years

On Friday, May 25, over 300 people gathered to celebrate the 40th…

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Lucky students were give a chance for an introductory flight around the area due to the School District’s Project Aviation. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Project Aviation fosters opportunities for local youth

A head start on a career in aviation

Lucky students were give a chance for an introductory flight around the area due to the School District’s Project Aviation. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)
The Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre’s operating plan recommendations have recently been announced, en route to the centre’s opening in fall 2108. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Proposed operating details for Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre released

Fees, schedule and hours outlined

The Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre’s operating plan recommendations have recently been announced, en route to the centre’s opening in fall 2108. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)
The Government of British Columbia provided the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation with $1.5 million in funding this Father’s Day. (Photo/Canadian Men’s Health Foundation Website)

Province funds initiative for healthier men

$1.5 million provided to the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation

The Government of British Columbia provided the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation with $1.5 million in funding this Father’s Day. (Photo/Canadian Men’s Health Foundation Website)
The District of Vanderhoof Mayor and Council, members of the District of Vanderhoof Skateboard Park Committee and excited constituents were present at the public dedication for the upcoming Vanderhoof Skateboard Park. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Public dedication held for new skatepark

District of Vanderhoof selects New Line Skateparks Inc.

The District of Vanderhoof Mayor and Council, members of the District of Vanderhoof Skateboard Park Committee and excited constituents were present at the public dedication for the upcoming Vanderhoof Skateboard Park. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)
Blue recycling bins may dot the streets in Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako municipalities, depending on future plans and public feedback received from the RDBN’s proposed Solid Waste Management Plan. (Photo courtesy of Peter Kaminski, Creative Commons Licensed)

Solid Waste Management Plant begins public consultation phase

The Regional District of Bulkley Nechako updating a 20 year old strategy

Blue recycling bins may dot the streets in Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako municipalities, depending on future plans and public feedback received from the RDBN’s proposed Solid Waste Management Plan. (Photo courtesy of Peter Kaminski, Creative Commons Licensed)
Per a new public poll issued by the Angus Reid Institute, Canadians are split right down the middle when it comes to the federal government’s decision to purchase the proposed TransMountain pipeline project. (Black Press files)

Study finds Canada and B.C. split on TransMountain pipeline

As the TransMountain pipeline chronicles have dominated the news in recent weeks,…

Per a new public poll issued by the Angus Reid Institute, Canadians are split right down the middle when it comes to the federal government’s decision to purchase the proposed TransMountain pipeline project. (Black Press files)
The new booster station comes as a major upgrade from some of the previous decades-old equipment that was in use. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Vanderhoof now possesses new water reservoir

Through assistance from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund through the Province…

The new booster station comes as a major upgrade from some of the previous decades-old equipment that was in use. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Responders tackle Foster Lake wildfire near Fraser Lake

As of Thursday, June 28, the Foster Lake wildfire is still listed…

At approximately 4:30 pm June 21, 2018, an elderly woman was struck and fatally inured by an eastbound train at a crossing in Vanderhoof. (Photo/Omineca Express)

Elderly woman struck and killed by train in Vanderhoof

At approximately 4:30 pm June 21, 2018, an elderly woman was struck…

At approximately 4:30 pm June 21, 2018, an elderly woman was struck and fatally inured by an eastbound train at a crossing in Vanderhoof. (Photo/Omineca Express)