Hannah Wright

Grand opening of Ferland Spray Park in Vanderhoof

Funding partners gathered in Ferland Park on Canada Day for the grand opening of the new spray park.

Local resident wins regional logo design competition

A Vanderhoof resident has been chosen as the winner of a competition to design a logo for the Bulkley-Stuart-Nechako Farmers’ Markets.

Building demolition a sad occasion

Amongst my earliest memories is standing on a chair in our bathroom one Sunday morning together with all my family and watching the demolition of the town’s cooling towers. I must have been only three or four, but I remember it with vivid detail. We were living in Wigan at the time, a city in the north of England.

Old government building in Vanderhoof torn down

The old B.C. government building was demolished last week after the District of Vanderhoof deemed it economically irreparable earlier this year.

Wish granted for Vanderhoof teen

A Vanderhoof teen got her wish granted last week.

Mia Funk, 16, has been battling pancreatic cancer for the last year and last month she made a wish to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon.

New Vanderhoof museum open to the public

After over a year of planning, the Rich Hobson History Museum is officially open for business.

Curling Club requests grant to make rink greener

The District of Vanderhoof are supporting the efforts of the Vanderhoof Curling Club to obtain $56,000 for upgrades to the curling rink.

Pool referendum moved to next spring

A referendum to decide whether Vanderhoof will get an aquatic centre has been pushed back from this November to spring 2012.

Eleventh annual Fishing Forever event a reeling success

The Vanderhoof Fish and Game Club hosted the 11th annual ‘Fishing Forever’ event for disabled residents last Father’s Day weekend.

Walk organized for collective awareness

Despite the wet weather, more than 50 people turned up for a collective awareness walk from NVSS to Riverside Park on Saturday evening.

Grant received for upgrades to Riverside Park in Vanderhoof

The municipality has received approval of a grant that will see extensive recreational upgrades to Riverside Park.

More police needed to help combat fear in Vanderhoof

People are scared in town.

I’ve only lived here a year and in that time we’ve had two really frightening things happen. The murder of a young teen and now the disappearance of another young female.

Vanderhoof resident brings cross-country provincials to the North

The Cross Country Provincial Championships are coming to the central interior in 2012 thanks to the efforts of Vanderhoof resident Brian Nemethy.

Newspaper poll shows support for pool and an almost 50/50 result for the HST

While the recent Canada Post strike have wreaked havoc across the country, there was a silver lining to the distinct lack of mail. Since Omineca Express subscribers had to come in and collect their papers from the office, we decided to run a poll with three questions we thought were relevant to locals at the moment. Here are the results:

Parents of missing Vanderhoof woman offer reward

The parents of a missing local woman have issued a reward of $15,000 for any information leading to the safe return of their daughter.

Exciting entertainment line-up organized for B.C. Arts in the Park day

The Nechako Community Arts Council is to host a special event in Beaumont Provincial Park to celebrate the 100th birthday of BC parks.

What hockey game?

It’s only been a week since the Stanley Cup final, but it doesn’t even feel like there was a game.

Tim Hortons ‘camp day’ a success in Vanderhoof

This years Tim Hortons ‘Camp Day’ drive was a huge success and will see two girls from Vanderhoof heading off to one of Tim Hortons six kids camps.

Search continues for missing local woman

A private search to find a missing local woman is still ongoing more than three weeks after her disappearance.

Vanderhoof RCMP busy with thieves and vandalism

Files reported to the Vanderhoof RCMP between June 3 and June 10.