Rebecca Dyok

A man who fell ill in the forest was rescued by several search and rescue teams from across northern B.C. this past Victoria Day long weekend. (Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Facebook)

Overdue man rescued from the sky northeast of Prince George

Search efforts led by numerous volunteers

A man who fell ill in the forest was rescued by several search and rescue teams from across northern B.C. this past Victoria Day long weekend. (Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Facebook)
Fort St. James Secondary Breakfast Club provides students with their first meal of each school day. (Photo submitted)
Fort St. James Secondary Breakfast Club provides students with their first meal of each school day. (Photo submitted)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

$500,000 damage caused to bulldozers after attempted theft near Vanderhoof

Bulldozers hotwired on Barlow Lake Forest Service Road, says RCMP

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
SD91 logo. (File photo)

School District 91 receives $1.9 million for minor capital projects, new buses

Upgrades to exterior wall systems, HVAC and four buses on the way

SD91 logo. (File photo)
Fraser Lake Mayor Sarrah Storey (left) and Saik’uz First Nation Chief Priscilla Mueller (right) were guest speakers in the first Women in Leadership Series held online Monday, May 11. The Circle of Hearts Society for Women will be hosting its next session next month. (Zoom image)

Women in Leadership Series gives inspiration to future female leaders

Moments in leadership shared by Fraser Lake Mayor, Saik’uz First Nation Chief

Fraser Lake Mayor Sarrah Storey (left) and Saik’uz First Nation Chief Priscilla Mueller (right) were guest speakers in the first Women in Leadership Series held online Monday, May 11. The Circle of Hearts Society for Women will be hosting its next session next month. (Zoom image)
A late afternoon of cricket was enjoyed last year at Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Photo submitted)

Cricket gains attention in Vanderhoof

Popular overseas sports played locally since 2019

A late afternoon of cricket was enjoyed last year at Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Photo submitted)
Vanderhoof’s Sara Green is competing in the Greatest Baker. (Photo submitted)

Vanerhoof local vying to be named ‘The Greatest Baker’

Sara Green of Kylie Cakes seeking votes in online contest

Vanderhoof’s Sara Green is competing in the Greatest Baker. (Photo submitted)
President of Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association, David Simoes. (Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association Facebook photo)
President of Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association, David Simoes. (Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association Facebook photo)
Gerry Thiessen, mayor of Vanderhoof shown talking to students on May 17. Thiessen and other members of council officially announced that the rainbow crosswalk will be a reality. They were ready to paint a few lines of of paint onto the crosswalk, but weather wasn’t suitable for it. District staff will be jumping onto the project as soon as the weather allows it. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

School District 91 holds first ‘Share the Love Day’

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia recognized

Gerry Thiessen, mayor of Vanderhoof shown talking to students on May 17. Thiessen and other members of council officially announced that the rainbow crosswalk will be a reality. They were ready to paint a few lines of of paint onto the crosswalk, but weather wasn’t suitable for it. District staff will be jumping onto the project as soon as the weather allows it. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

District of Vanderhoof’s chief administrative officer resigns

Lori Egli resigned Wednesday, May 12

District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Aircraft take off from Vanderhoof’s municipal airport. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Aircraft take off from Vanderhoof’s municipal airport. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Pictured above is a BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. Toxic illicit drugs have claimed the lives of 498 British Columbians in the first three months of 2021, said the BC Coroners Service. (BCEHS photo)

Increase in overdose cases a concern: Fort St. James RCMP

Police issue public health announcement

Pictured above is a BCEHS re-enactment of paramedics attending an overdose. Toxic illicit drugs have claimed the lives of 498 British Columbians in the first three months of 2021, said the BC Coroners Service. (BCEHS photo)
Jim Woodruff from the Vanderhoof Curling Club has won volunteer of the year by Curl BC. (Photo submitted)

Jim Woodruff awarded Curl BC Volunteer of the Year

“It really is fun making nice ice.”

Jim Woodruff from the Vanderhoof Curling Club has won volunteer of the year by Curl BC. (Photo submitted)
A cell tower is pictured in rural Ontario on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Connected future for Saik’uz First Nation

Cellular tower to be constructed by Telus within the community

A cell tower is pictured in rural Ontario on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
A groundbreaking ceremony for Cluculz Lake’s new fire hall will take place Tuesday, June 22. The current fire hall is able to only store one apparatus. (Photo submitted)

New fire hall on the way for Cluculz Lake

Approximate $950,000 facility anticipated to be completed by this fall

A groundbreaking ceremony for Cluculz Lake’s new fire hall will take place Tuesday, June 22. The current fire hall is able to only store one apparatus. (Photo submitted)
Fishers prefer landscapes with large areas of connected forest, said the Forest Practices Board. (Loney Dickson photo)

Logging continuing to impact fisher habitat in B.C.

Forest Practices Board concludes investigation near Bobtail Mountain Provincial Park

Fishers prefer landscapes with large areas of connected forest, said the Forest Practices Board. (Loney Dickson photo)
Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce moved to its new location on Stewart Street West earlier this month. (Michelle Roberge photo)

New space for Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce

Chamber moves to West Stewart Street

Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce moved to its new location on Stewart Street West earlier this month. (Michelle Roberge photo)
A fundraiser has been launched for local senior Mary Klassen after a fire destroyed her mobile home Friday, May 7. (Aman Parhar photo)

Fire destroys home at C.J.’s Trailer Park

Two other structures damaged by heat exposure

A fundraiser has been launched for local senior Mary Klassen after a fire destroyed her mobile home Friday, May 7. (Aman Parhar photo)
Farmers’ Markets in Vanderhoof are set to run every Thursday at Ferland Parking starting June, 3. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

First Farmers’ Market of the season to open Thursday, June 3

Earlier date set for the market this year

Farmers’ Markets in Vanderhoof are set to run every Thursday at Ferland Parking starting June, 3. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Timothy Reimer lives in Vanderhoof and is a member of the Spruce City Wildlife Association, which has been working with removing trash from regional areas through its BackCountry Cleanups Initiative.

Local Spruce City Wildlife Association member helps keep the environment clean

Father and Plateau mill employee cares about future generations

Timothy Reimer lives in Vanderhoof and is a member of the Spruce City Wildlife Association, which has been working with removing trash from regional areas through its BackCountry Cleanups Initiative.