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Vote for the People’s Choice ‘Best Photo’

Voting for the Next Generation People's Choice photo contest is open until Sept. 7 at midnight

Your Best Shot finalists chosen

More than 2,100 entries received for the second annual contest

B.C.’s Elders Gathering in Penticton unique in Canada

More than 3,500 people attended the 38th annual Elders Gathering in Penticton July 7 to 9.

Vandalism at the airport

Vanderhoof RCMP are investigating an incident of vandalism at the Vanderhoof Airport last week.

Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative AGM

It was another great year in 2011 for the Vanderhoof and Districts Co-operative Association

Stolen Ranger burned

A fire behind the Vanderhoof Museum in the early hours of April 18 could have been a lot worse.

Healthy changes

There was more good news for Burns Lake last week with the province giving the green light for the $55m rebuild of the LD Hospital.

Subcribers now have online access

As of April 30, all Omineca Express subscribers will enjoy full access to the newspaper’s premium online contents at no additional cost.

Burns Lake hospital a go

Health Minister Michael de Jong was in Burns Lake recently to announce the approval of the new Lakes District Hospital.

34th Annual Wild Goose Chase

Participants come together for this fun run to choose either a 5km or 8km run, or 5 km walk.

Above average snowpack

Snow packs in northern B.C. continue to run well above average, leading to concerns of floods this spring.

Airshow flying high

The Vanderhoof Airshow will fly again having been in the 1990s, organizers are keeping their feet on the ground planning the August event.

Telus investing in the North

TELUS will invest $100 million in northern B.C. over the next three years, and $60 million in Prince George.

Work where you live?

A friend of mine is a heavy-duty mechanic.

He has worked at Kemess and at Diamet, one of the large diamond mines north of the Arctic Circle

Stage and washrooms available to groups

Vanderhoof users will have first call on the district’s new portable stage and washrooms

At the March 26 meeting, council adopted a policy

House fire on Mapes Road

On April 1 there was a house fire on Mapes Road east of Vanderhoof.

Owners Linda Urquhart, son Derek and Don Kippan lost their home

Operation Trackshoes

This unique sports festival for people with developmental disabilities is celebrating its 42nd year

The toughest job

It’s often said that the prime minister has the toughest job in the country.

Northern health fined

Northern Health failed to meet wait-times targets for three key surgeries in 2010-2011

Walk for Fribjon Bjornson – Community marches against violence

Walk for Fribjon, Bjornsons and protest violence in the community