Rebecca Dyok

Ashi’s Rasoi butter chicken and non-dairy butter chicken authentic masala blends hit Vanderhoof store shelves earlier this month at the Co-op Food Store and Jim’s Your Independent Grocer. (Asha Dhak photo)
Ashi’s Rasoi butter chicken and non-dairy butter chicken authentic masala blends hit Vanderhoof store shelves earlier this month at the Co-op Food Store and Jim’s Your Independent Grocer. (Asha Dhak photo)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

District of Vanderhoof appoints new deputy corporate officer

Former Fort St James District local government intern began role earlier this month

District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
An evacuation order rescind and evacuation alert change was issued 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako)
An evacuation order rescind and evacuation alert change was issued 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako)
Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Swift Water team members were on the Nechako River Sunday, July 18. The team got onto jet boats from Cottonwood Island Nature Park in Prince George to Vanderhoof, while practicing skills and new technology. (Mia Moutray/Facebook)
Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Swift Water team members were on the Nechako River Sunday, July 18. The team got onto jet boats from Cottonwood Island Nature Park in Prince George to Vanderhoof, while practicing skills and new technology. (Mia Moutray/Facebook)
A map by the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RBDN) shows some of the areas that are on evacuation order (pink) or alert (yellow) as of 12:30 p.m. July 15. (RBDN photo)

2021 wildfire season “fast and furious,” says Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako chair

Evacuation orders in place for Cutoff Creek, Grizzly Lake and Camsell Lake fires

A map by the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RBDN) shows some of the areas that are on evacuation order (pink) or alert (yellow) as of 12:30 p.m. July 15. (RBDN photo)
Around 275 people received their first COVID-19 vaccine during a three-day drive-thru vaccination clinic held in Vanderhoof last week. (Photo submitted)
Around 275 people received their first COVID-19 vaccine during a three-day drive-thru vaccination clinic held in Vanderhoof last week. (Photo submitted)
A northern flying baby squirrel is currently in the care of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society after being rescued last week by a Vanderhoof family. (Photo supplied by Samantha Morin)

Vanderhoof family rescues baby northern flying squirrel

Flying squirrel saved from potentially dangerous domestic cat

A northern flying baby squirrel is currently in the care of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society after being rescued last week by a Vanderhoof family. (Photo supplied by Samantha Morin)
Saik’uz First Nation councillors Jackie Thomas (left) and Rodney Teed stand outside BC Supreme Court in Vancouver after a 189 court case involving Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations, Rio Tinto, B.C. and Canada closed Friday, July 9. (Saik’uz First Nation image)

Nearly 200-day trial by northern B.C. First Nations against Rio Tinto winds down

Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations await decision by BC Supreme Court

Saik’uz First Nation councillors Jackie Thomas (left) and Rodney Teed stand outside BC Supreme Court in Vancouver after a 189 court case involving Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations, Rio Tinto, B.C. and Canada closed Friday, July 9. (Saik’uz First Nation image)
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako in conjunction with BC Parks and Takla Nation issued an evacuation alert as a result of the Mount Porter wildfire Thursday, July 8. (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako handout photo)

Evacuation alert issued for area north of Fort St. James due to wildfire

Mount Porter wildfire listed as ‘out of control’

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako in conjunction with BC Parks and Takla Nation issued an evacuation alert as a result of the Mount Porter wildfire Thursday, July 8. (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako handout photo)
An area restriction order was issued for the vicinity of the Cutoff Creek fire Thursday, July 8. (BC Wildfire Service handout)
An area restriction order was issued for the vicinity of the Cutoff Creek fire Thursday, July 8. (BC Wildfire Service handout)
A northern flying baby squirrel is currently in the care of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society after being rescued last week by a Vanderhoof family. (Photo supplied by Samantha Morin)

Vanderhoof family rescues baby northern flying squirrel

Flying squirrel saved from potentially dangerous domestic cat

A northern flying baby squirrel is currently in the care of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society after being rescued last week by a Vanderhoof family. (Photo supplied by Samantha Morin)
This aerial photo of a wildfire burning approximately 60 kilometres south of Vanderhoof near Chilako was captured by BC Wildfire Service on July 2, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Burn operations remove fuel near Chilako fire

Control lines established, says Prince George Fire Centre

This aerial photo of a wildfire burning approximately 60 kilometres south of Vanderhoof near Chilako was captured by BC Wildfire Service on July 2, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
The Mckay Creek fire north of Lillooet along West Pavilion Road is one of five wildfires of note burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre as of Wednesday, July 7. (BC Wildfire Service Facebook photo)
The Mckay Creek fire north of Lillooet along West Pavilion Road is one of five wildfires of note burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre as of Wednesday, July 7. (BC Wildfire Service Facebook photo)
The Vanderhoof Fire Department responded to a hayfield fire Tuesday, July 7. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
The Vanderhoof Fire Department responded to a hayfield fire Tuesday, July 7. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Vanderhoof’s pool updated their capacity to 220 people due to change in COVID-19 restrictions. (Ema Peter photo)

Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre struggles to keep cool in early summer heat

It was more than just air conditioners at Vanderhoof homes that could…

Vanderhoof’s pool updated their capacity to 220 people due to change in COVID-19 restrictions. (Ema Peter photo)
A lightning-caused fire was extinguished at McLeese Lake Thursday, July 1. (Ian Hicks photo)

Locals use lightning tracking app, quads to snuff out wildfires post-storm near Quesnel

Department was lucky to reach the site quickly, says volunteer firefighter Ian Hicks

A lightning-caused fire was extinguished at McLeese Lake Thursday, July 1. (Ian Hicks photo)
Lightning has sparked many new wildfires in the Prince George Fire Centre including one discovered Wednesday, June 30 near Chilako Lake. (BC Wildfire Service image)
Lightning has sparked many new wildfires in the Prince George Fire Centre including one discovered Wednesday, June 30 near Chilako Lake. (BC Wildfire Service image)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Crows could be seen running through water spray from a lawn sprinkler in downtown Vanderhoof during a heat wave in June. The ‘dangerous long duration heat wave’ continued into the beginning of July and has resulted in wildfires and hundreds of deaths across B.C. (Linda Scott photo)

Crows caught running through lawn sprinklers in Vanderhoof

Heat warning remains in effect, says Environment Canada

Crows could be seen running through water spray from a lawn sprinkler in downtown Vanderhoof during a heat wave in June. The ‘dangerous long duration heat wave’ continued into the beginning of July and has resulted in wildfires and hundreds of deaths across B.C. (Linda Scott photo)
Indigenous artist Brendan Polito celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day in Fraser Lake this year. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Indigenous artist celebrates and shares culture through his creations

Brendan Polito shares, sells art on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous artist Brendan Polito celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day in Fraser Lake this year. (Rebecca Dyok photo)