Heather Norman

A handy guide to the local municipal elections in Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake

How and where to vote locally, plus links to candidate profiles

Ken Young is running for re-election to district council

Young wants to improve housing and economic diversification in the district

John Murphy is running for re-election in Vanderhoof

The Vanderhoof councillor wants to work on housing and transportation

Steve Little is running for re-election to district council

His main priorities are youth and sports in the community

Village councillor Sarrah Storey is running for mayor of Fraser Lake

The volunteer and councillor started the food share and Walk and Roll programs in the community

Cyndi Lauze is running for district council

Lauze wants to create a community development plan in consultation with the community

Spencer Siemens is running for district council

He wants to get youth more involved, improve recreational facilities and address housing

17-year council veteran Brian Frenkel is running for re-election

Frenkel is also the third Vice President of UBCM

Justus Benckhuysen is running for mayor

Benkhuysen wants to see more transparency and community involvement from council

Gerry Thiessen running for fourth term as mayor

Thiessen wants to work on diversifying the economy and improving housing, among others

LeRoy Vossler is running for district council

Vossler wants to give back to the community and help diversify the local economy

Kevin Moutray is running for a third term on district council

The small business owner, biathlon coach and search and rescue volunteer says there’s more to do

Longtime volunteer Roy Spooner running for district council

Roy Spooner has spent a “phenomenal” amount of time volunteering throughout his life

‘Summer from hell’: vandals rob Fort St. James community garden following devastating wildfire season

The community rallied to keep the Health Minds Community Garden open in Fort St. James

Four Rivers Co-op collecting donations for wildfire relief

The co-op is matching all donations they receive for the Red Cross

Are you prepared? Pet Safe Coalition gives tips on having and executing animal evacuation plans

Pet Safe founder Willow Eyford began evacuating her animals when alert was issued for her property

UPDATED: One arrested after vehicle drives into Quesnel hospital doors in attempted robbery

One man was arrested and RCMP say they are seeking additional suspects

Postmen collecting donations for people impacted by Telegraph Creek wildfires

Non-profit organization seeks gift cards and an array of items to help those in need

Prince George man appointed to Order of British Columbia

Brian Fehr, originally from Vanderhoof, has spent much of his career helping rural B.C. prosper

B.C. rest stop partially closed for western toad migration

The western toad is an at-risk species and protected under Canadian law