Hannah Wright

Topley Landing woman survives bear attack ordeal

Local conservations officers have been assisting a search for a black bear near Topley Landing after it attacked a women out walking her dog on July 23.

Search for local woman continues

It’s been over two months since the disappearance of local woman Madison Scott and still family and friends continue to conduct an extensive search for the 20-year-old.

Vanderhoof RCMP busy with traffic complaints and thefts from vehicles

Files reported to the Vanderhoof RCMP between July 21 -29.

Fraser Lake fire chief faces recruitment challenges

The Fraser Lake Fire Chief is looking for more firefighters to strengthen his department.

Kenny Dam Road speed limit in dispute

More than 40 residents who live along Kenny Dam Road have signed a request to council to consider changing the speed limit on the road to 80 kilometres per hour within the municipal boundaries.

District to present childcare idea to Integris

District staff will be presenting an idea to the Integris Credit Union Board of Directors next month regarding turning the current credit union building into a childcare facility.

Vandalism reports lead to tree removal

The District of Vanderhoof council has passed a resolution to remove a diseased tree and to prune other trees in front of the cadet building on Burrard Avenue to improve the buildings security.

Gold mine planned for 2017

The Blackwater gold project has been acquired by a gold producing company who hope to see an open pit mine up and running at the site by 2017.

UK scandal rocks the world of journalism

Back in England the news is all about the scandal over ‘phone hacking’.

Vanderhoof RCMP busy with break and enters and vandalism

Files reported to the Vanderhoof RCMP between July 15 and 22.

Community groups left out in the cold

Users of the recently demolished Arts Unlimited building are continuing to voice their concerns about a pressing need for both operating and storage space for several groups in town.

Locals taking part in pillowcase challenge

A number of locals have stepped up to the challenge of making pillowcases for local charities and organizations in the community.

Author Keith Billington shares his adventures in the Far North

Keith Billington, author of ‘House Calls by Dogsled’, will be stopping by at the Fraser Lake library on Friday July 22 to do a talk and a slideshow about his latest book.

Vanderhoof high school wins top prize in recycling competition

Nechako Valley Secondary School has won a top cash prize for recycling a huge number of beverage containers for the 2010 - 2011 school year.

A tour with a twist – German cyclist bikes through Vanderhoof on his way to Alaska

A german cyclist stopped by in Vanderhoof at the beginning of July, as part of a slightly different bike tour from B.C. to Alaska.

Rain, rain go away

I usually don’t mind a bit of rain. For the most part I just see it as a free car wash so I don’t get bogged down with the drear of it. England is famous for it’s grey weather and plentiful rain during the summer months, and well, most of the rest of the year ... well this summer it seems England has come to Vanderhoof.

Bears quiet; cougars on the increase in Vanderhoof

Area conservation officers are reporting unusually low bear activity, but a gradual increase in the number of cougar sightings in town.

Vanderhoof cops on the look out for lawn-mower thief

The Vanderhoof RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance after a lawnmower was stolen from a residence on Sixth Street west last Tuesday.

Suzuki Summer Piano Workshop held in Vanderhoof

The Suzuki Piano Parents of Vanderhoof and Swan’s Piano Studio were very pleased to welcome Naomi Kusano of Washington, D.C. to the North and host a weekend piano workshop for those Suzuki piano students from Smithers, Prince George and Vanderhoof the weekend of July 8 and 9.

First IDIDALAP for Cancer event a huge hit

The first annual IDIDALAP for Cancer event was held on June 17 and raised over $30,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.