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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)
A wildfire west of Nazko First Nation was discovered Wednesday, June 30. (Nazko First Nation Facebook photo)
A wildfire west of Nazko First Nation was discovered Wednesday, June 30. (Nazko First Nation Facebook photo)
BC Cancer’s mobile mammography unit will be back in Vanderhoof this September. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

BC Cancer mobile mammography unit stops in Vanderhoof and area

Service to continue visiting rural, remote and Indigenous communities across Northern B.C.

BC Cancer’s mobile mammography unit will be back in Vanderhoof this September. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Canada Day celebrations are set to begin in Fraser Lake with a pancake breakfast. (The News files)

Fraser Lake holding Canada Day celebrations

A full day of community fun planned

Canada Day celebrations are set to begin in Fraser Lake with a pancake breakfast. (The News files)
Vanderhoof residents enjoy swimming, boating and floating in the Nechako river during the heat wave hitting most of B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Scorching heat touches down in Stuart-Nechako

Strong ridge of high pressure results in record-breaking temperatures

Vanderhoof residents enjoy swimming, boating and floating in the Nechako river during the heat wave hitting most of B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
The Village of Fraser Lake recently reopened its wharf after $170,000 in repairs from damage caused by beavers. (Village of Fraser Lake Facebook photo)
The Village of Fraser Lake recently reopened its wharf after $170,000 in repairs from damage caused by beavers. (Village of Fraser Lake Facebook photo)
There will be a Category 2 and Category 3 fire ban in place as of noon Friday, June 25 in the Prince George Fire Centre. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Category 2 and Category 3 fires to be banned in Prince George Fire Centre

Fire danger ratings to increase amid heat warnings

There will be a Category 2 and Category 3 fire ban in place as of noon Friday, June 25 in the Prince George Fire Centre. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent their Thursday morning remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Aman Parhar photo)
W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent their Thursday morning remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Aman Parhar photo)
Megan O’Bee of Vanderhoof is thrilled after being awarded a Beedie Luminaries scholarship of up to $40,000. She will be attending UNBC and hopes to become a clinical psychologist. (Leanne O’Bee photo)

Nechako Valley Secondary grad wins $40,000 Beedie Luminaries scholarship

Vanderhoof student receives financial support for post-secondary studies

Megan O’Bee of Vanderhoof is thrilled after being awarded a Beedie Luminaries scholarship of up to $40,000. She will be attending UNBC and hopes to become a clinical psychologist. (Leanne O’Bee photo)
Philip Timothy Mbayoh is the new manager of the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce. (Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce Facebook photo)
Philip Timothy Mbayoh is the new manager of the Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce. (Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce Facebook photo)
Grand Reo Theatre in Vanderhoof on Burrard Avenue. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Showtime at Vanderhoof’s Grand Reo Theatre

Local theatre back in business

Grand Reo Theatre in Vanderhoof on Burrard Avenue. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Smudging being held at the healing ceremony. Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for cleansing the soul of negative thoughts. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Smudging being held at the healing ceremony. Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for cleansing the soul of negative thoughts. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
The Binche Fishing Derby at Stuart Lake is fast approaching. (Binche Fishing Derby Facebook photo)

Binche shares excitement for upcoming fishing derby

“It’s more than just fishing,” says Dave Birdi

The Binche Fishing Derby at Stuart Lake is fast approaching. (Binche Fishing Derby Facebook photo)
A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Local youth vaccination clinics underway

Pfizer vaccine will be used

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
People had a chance to interact with different animals at the petting zoo, participate in mutton busting, and buy everything local during the Fall Fair held in 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

55th Fall Fair in Vanderhoof cancelled

Alternative events eyed once again

People had a chance to interact with different animals at the petting zoo, participate in mutton busting, and buy everything local during the Fall Fair held in 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Eileen Malchow (left) with Ardelle Thake and 93-year-old May Reid enjoy strawberry shortcake at Autumn Services on Tuesday, June 15. The day not only marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day but the reopening of Autumn Services that had been closed for the past seven months due to COVID-19. (Elaine Storey photo)
Eileen Malchow (left) with Ardelle Thake and 93-year-old May Reid enjoy strawberry shortcake at Autumn Services on Tuesday, June 15. The day not only marked World Elder Abuse Awareness Day but the reopening of Autumn Services that had been closed for the past seven months due to COVID-19. (Elaine Storey photo)
The Central Interior Hockey League could have eight teams playing this fall. (Nechako North Stars Senior AA)
The Central Interior Hockey League could have eight teams playing this fall. (Nechako North Stars Senior AA)
Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative selected Ts’eketi as the name for the largest Nechako white sturgeon in recent history. (Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initative/Facebook)

Indigenous name chosen for largest sturgeon captured by Vanderhoof hatchery

Ts’eketi means very respected female elder

Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative selected Ts’eketi as the name for the largest Nechako white sturgeon in recent history. (Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initative/Facebook)
Emergency crews responded to the scene of a suspicious fire at the southeast corner of the OK Café in Vanderhoof Friday, June 11. The historic building is 101-years-old. (BC RCMP photo)

OK Café in Vanderhoof alright after suspicious fire

Damage kept to a minimum by firefighters

Emergency crews responded to the scene of a suspicious fire at the southeast corner of the OK Café in Vanderhoof Friday, June 11. The historic building is 101-years-old. (BC RCMP photo)
Nechako Valley Search and Rescue search manager Chris Mushumanski (left) and president Christopher Walker recently accepted a $1,200 cheque from Vanderhoof Community Foundation president Kathie LaForge. (Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Facebook)
Nechako Valley Search and Rescue search manager Chris Mushumanski (left) and president Christopher Walker recently accepted a $1,200 cheque from Vanderhoof Community Foundation president Kathie LaForge. (Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Facebook)