Rebecca Dyok

Ted Fisher is recovering in hospital after being seriously injured in a motorcycle collision with a moose east of Quesnel on the Barkerville Highway. (Brooke L’Heureux/GoFundMe)
Ted Fisher is recovering in hospital after being seriously injured in a motorcycle collision with a moose east of Quesnel on the Barkerville Highway. (Brooke L’Heureux/GoFundMe)
An evacuation order was issued Saturday, August 14 due to the Cutoff Creek wildfire. Regional District of Bulkley Nechako chair and mayor of Vanderhoof, Gerry Thiessen said around four addresses are impacted by the evacuation order, with another seven on alert. (Regional District of Bulkley Nechako)

Largest fire in Prince George Fire Centre grows to more than 31,000 hectares

Cutoff Creek blaze classified as out of control

An evacuation order was issued Saturday, August 14 due to the Cutoff Creek wildfire. Regional District of Bulkley Nechako chair and mayor of Vanderhoof, Gerry Thiessen said around four addresses are impacted by the evacuation order, with another seven on alert. (Regional District of Bulkley Nechako)
David Simoes is hosting a hockey school at the Vanderhoof Arena. A local personal trainer, as well as NCAA Division player Greg Egan, will be on hand to assist. (Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association Facebook photo)

Hockey school coming to Vanderhoof

Registration open for children, youth ages 6-15

David Simoes is hosting a hockey school at the Vanderhoof Arena. A local personal trainer, as well as NCAA Division player Greg Egan, will be on hand to assist. (Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association Facebook photo)
Spawning sockeye salmon, a species of pacific salmon, are seen making their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Fisheries remain closed at Tl’azt’en Nation

No fishing or retention of any Sockeye permitted

Spawning sockeye salmon, a species of pacific salmon, are seen making their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
A cleanup of the Endako Community Hall was held Saturday, July 31. (Angie Struthers Maciejko Facebook photo)

Endako Community Hall spick and span after end of July community cleanup

Inside and outside tidied after nearly two years of inactivity

A cleanup of the Endako Community Hall was held Saturday, July 31. (Angie Struthers Maciejko Facebook photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 exposure identified at Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre

Swimming lessons cancelled until Aug. 15

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
It was a fun morning at the Vanderhoof Public Library where 23 people watched Canada win gold in women’s soccer at the Tokyo Games Friday, August 6. (Shannon Himmelright photo)
It was a fun morning at the Vanderhoof Public Library where 23 people watched Canada win gold in women’s soccer at the Tokyo Games Friday, August 6. (Shannon Himmelright photo)
Businesses at Fraser Lake shopping mall sustained flooding after a storm resulted in lightning and heavy rains Wednesday, August 4. (Sarrah Storey Facebook photo)
Businesses at Fraser Lake shopping mall sustained flooding after a storm resulted in lightning and heavy rains Wednesday, August 4. (Sarrah Storey Facebook photo)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Saik’uz and Tl’azt’en on high alert after COVID-19 surfaces

Indigenous communities warn of potential exposures

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Gerald Pinchbeck started his first day as chief administrative officer for the District of Vanderhoof on Tuesday, August 3, (Photo submitted)
Gerald Pinchbeck started his first day as chief administrative officer for the District of Vanderhoof on Tuesday, August 3, (Photo submitted)
A new addition has been added to a salmon hatchery being operated by Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation. (Pete Erickson photo)

Salmon hatchery program opens at Nak’azdli

Hatchery returns to operations

A new addition has been added to a salmon hatchery being operated by Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation. (Pete Erickson photo)
EAPD coaches Rayna Thiessen with KoKo (left) and Marie Thiessen and Cisco. Haven Equine Assisted Learning and Wellness Center in Vanderhoof hopes to launch programs for youth and women by early September. (Braeden Thiessen photo)
EAPD coaches Rayna Thiessen with KoKo (left) and Marie Thiessen and Cisco. Haven Equine Assisted Learning and Wellness Center in Vanderhoof hopes to launch programs for youth and women by early September. (Braeden Thiessen photo)
Dr. Penny Ballem, leader of B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine program, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix promote new website with walk-in clinics around the province, at the cabinet offices in Vancouver, July 26, 2021. (B.C. government)

Northerners ask COVID-19 questions at virtual town hall

85 per cent of more than 200 attendees say they have received at least one vaccine shot

Dr. Penny Ballem, leader of B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine program, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix promote new website with walk-in clinics around the province, at the cabinet offices in Vancouver, July 26, 2021. (B.C. government)
An area restriction order for the vicinity of the Cutoff Creek wildfire will remain in place until Sept 30, 2021, or until it is rescinded. (BC Wildfire Service image)
An area restriction order for the vicinity of the Cutoff Creek wildfire will remain in place until Sept 30, 2021, or until it is rescinded. (BC Wildfire Service image)
A Meals on Wheels driver loads several meals into her vehicle. (Lauren Collins photo)

Vanderhoof residents step up for Meals on Wheels

Community responds to Facebook ad seeking volunteers

A Meals on Wheels driver loads several meals into her vehicle. (Lauren Collins photo)
Jennel Harder (left) has been helping selling art by JJ’s sister Maryam Taheri. (Submitted photo)

Fraser Lake garage sale raises funds for artist in Afghanistan

A garage sale in Fraser Lake is supporting a female artist in…

Jennel Harder (left) has been helping selling art by JJ’s sister Maryam Taheri. (Submitted photo)
Coupeville resident Geri Nelson saw these two Great Horned owlets and their mother. (Cara Hefflinger photo)

Union of BC Municipalities pleased with temporary rodenticide ban

18-month ban to help protect wildlife, says B.C. Government

Coupeville resident Geri Nelson saw these two Great Horned owlets and their mother. (Cara Hefflinger photo)
Head coach Baylee McGillivray (left) with swimmers completing Hell Week: Brenna McCleary, Lyric Kessler, Maci Kadonago, Norah Shute, Oliver Boniface, Hudson Grady, Josh Wu, Jerytt Ephrom, Adison Grady, Reid Grady, Isabel Simoes and Gage Devauld. (Andrea Grady photo)
Head coach Baylee McGillivray (left) with swimmers completing Hell Week: Brenna McCleary, Lyric Kessler, Maci Kadonago, Norah Shute, Oliver Boniface, Hudson Grady, Josh Wu, Jerytt Ephrom, Adison Grady, Reid Grady, Isabel Simoes and Gage Devauld. (Andrea Grady photo)
Assembly of First Nations national chief RoseAnne Archibald (centre) was in Saik’uz on Tuesday, July 20. (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Facebook photo)

Assembly of First Nations National Chief visits Saik’uz

Saik’uz plays host to RoseAnne Archibald

Assembly of First Nations national chief RoseAnne Archibald (centre) was in Saik’uz on Tuesday, July 20. (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Facebook photo)