Hannah Wright

Missing boy found trapped in nearby apartment

A four-year old-boy who went missing from his day care facility last Monday afternoon was found safe and sound shortly after in a nearby residence.

HST voted out, but passed in Nechako Lakes region

The harmonized sales tax (HST) was defeated in B.C. on Friday after it was rejected by 54.73 per cent of voters in the province.

Anti-vacation nation

What little we have had of summer is drawing to a definite close and as one usually does as the winter months begin to dawn upon us - we start wondering where our next holiday is going to come from.

Original speed limit reinstated on Kenny Dam Road

The Kenny Dam Road speed limit has changed again.

Paintball park idea brought to council

Workers at the Vanderhoof Neighborhood Space are working on a proposal to have a paintball park built in town.

Residents sparked up over smart meters

The installation of the ‘smart meter’ has begun in B.C. and will carry on through till the end of 2012 when every home should be fitted with the new wireless device.

FrontCounter BC opens in Vanderhoof

Minister Thomson stops by to officially
open counters in Vanderhoof and Fort St. James

Vanderhoof hospital staff residence face-lift unveiled

The grand opening of the newly renovated St. John Hospital staff residence was held last Friday.

Vanderhoof cops seek info on break and enter

Cops are looking for any information about a break and enter to a residence in the 2900 block of Riverview Drive on July 18.

More information needed to cool rage over smart meters

BC Hydro paid a visit to the Omineca Express last week, as I’m sure it did to many residents of Vanderhoof.

Grand opening set for new Vanderhoof Integris building

A date has been set for the grand opening of the new Integris Credit Union.

Cattle evaluation course coming to Vanderhoof

A three-day livestock evaluation course will be taking place in Vanderhoof at the end of August to help local ranchers add more value to their beef.

Tubing incident ends well

Nechako Valley Search and Rescue was called out for a swiftwater rescue on the Cheslatta River on Monday after it was reported that two people out tubing were in distress.

Money missing from Vanderhoof Valley Diesel

A money-hungry thief stole $1,500 from Valley Diesel on Highway 16 East on July 28.

Flashcam requested for bike park to deter vandals

Volunteers who run the Rip’n the North Bike Park are requesting the use of the RCMP Flashcam to try and stop dirt bikers and other vandals causing damage to the park.

North side Vanderhoof residents raise concerns about water rate increase

Residents on the north side of the Nechako river may see water rate increases of 23.52 per cent this year pending approval from the BC Water Management Branch.

Saik’uz chief speaks out against Missing Women Inquiry

Chief Jackie Thomas of Saik’uz First Nation says she will not welcome the missing women’s inquiry commission back to her community because she fears it will be a one-sided investigation.

Vanderhoof RCMP warn residents about phone scam

Police have been receiving numerous complaints from residents about a telephone scam.

Assault case thrown out after two-year delay

Two brothers who were arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm in Fort Fraser in July 2009 have had their case thrown out as a result of court delays.

Fraser Lake pharmacy taking part in research project

The Fraser Lake Medicine Centre is one of 100 pharmacies in B.C. that have been selected to participate in a government sponsored research project.