Vivian Chui

From Dec. 6 to 7

Merry Christmas gifts in north central B.C.: new Vanderhoof housing, Fraser Lake soup programs, Fort Fraser recreation

Santa’s sleigh bells rang through Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, and Fort Fraser last week,

From Dec. 6 to 7
Outside the hall of Saik’uz First Nation

VIDEO: Fire safety and prevention starts early in northern B.C. First Nations

Fire safety awareness in north central B.C.’s First Nation communities got a boost this year, thanks to local and provincial service groups.

Outside the hall of Saik’uz First Nation

Dec. 14 Police: third reported case of fentanyl in Vanderhoof

Vanderhoof’s local RCMP detachment lodged 94 files, which included 10 prisoners, in the past week.

Vanderhoof, Fort St. James court cases during Dec. 3 week

A list of Vanderhoof and Fort St. James cases that have a first appearance, or a trial scheduled or ended, in law courts of the area:

Natalie Bjornson of Nechako Figure Skating Club competes in regional competition Kla-How-Ya 2016 in Vanderhoof on Dec. 3.

VIDEO: Vanderhoof figure skaters landed gold, bronze in Kla-How-Ya

Over 130 figure skaters across northern B.C. participated the regional competition Kla-How-Ya in Vanderhoof’s arena on Dec. 3

Natalie Bjornson of Nechako Figure Skating Club competes in regional competition Kla-How-Ya 2016 in Vanderhoof on Dec. 3.
The concentration of particulate matter as big as one-fifth of a human hair’s diameter (PM10) — such as road dust and pollen — as well as those that are one-quarter of PM10’s diameter in size (PM2..5) — such as combustion particles from wood burning — are measured in Vanderhoof by a monitor located on the roof of the local courthouse.

Vanderhoof places fourth in B.C. for air pollution

Vanderhoof is ranked behind Houston, Courtney, and Port Alberni for the highest number of smoky days in the province last year.

The concentration of particulate matter as big as one-fifth of a human hair’s diameter (PM10) — such as road dust and pollen — as well as those that are one-quarter of PM10’s diameter in size (PM2..5) — such as combustion particles from wood burning — are measured in Vanderhoof by a monitor located on the roof of the local courthouse.
As of September 2016

Vanderhoof police enforcement on impaired driving up over last two years

As of September 2016, Vanderhoof’s local RCMP detachment exceeded their yearly goals of impaired driving charges by 200 per cent.

As of September 2016
Young skiers learn their way around cross-country skis in the Jackrabbit program this January.

Vanderhoof cross-country skiing begins in P.E.

Vanderhoof kids now have a free pass to learn how to travel on snowy rolling hills.

Young skiers learn their way around cross-country skis in the Jackrabbit program this January.
From left: Team BC’s Joshua Kozelj

Vanderhoof cross-country runner wins third with Team BC in national race

Stretching his legs against junior runners from across the country, Alexander Nemethy took a bronze medal home with Team BC this fall.

From left: Team BC’s Joshua Kozelj
Pam Cormack (from left)

Father advocates for logging safety culture change after daughter’s death in Fort St. James

A year following the tragic death of his daughter on an icy road near Fort St. James, Kevin Cormack is appealing for dramatic changes

Pam Cormack (from left)

Dec. 7 Police: sturgeon centre disturbed, accident numbers up with icy weather

Vanderhoof’s local RCMP detachment lodged 82 files, which included 12 prisoners, in the past week.

Vanderhoof, Fort St. James cases in court during Nov. 28 week

A list of Vanderhoof and Fort St. James cases that have a first appearance, or a trial scheduled or ended, in law courts of the area:

Nearly 40 floats

Gallery: Vanderhoof lights up with Christmas madness and parade

It’s a hustling and bustling Vanderhoof this weekend with Christmas cheer, shopping, music, and art.

Nearly 40 floats
Burrard Studios

Christmas cheer with Vanderhoof art

Twelve local artists exhibited their work over four downtown Vanderhoof locations for the Christmas Art Walk on Dec. 3.

Burrard Studios
A Carrier fisherman with salmon basket.

Vanderhoof group builds path to showcase pre-European north central B.C.

Residents and visitors of Vanderhoof can soon get a glimpse of local living before European contact through a leisurely stroll.

A Carrier fisherman with salmon basket.
Four male and nine female models showcase various styles

VIDEO: Vanderhoof store showcases local fashion for the 25th year

It’s a quarter of a century worth of evening fashion fun brought to town by the Vanderhoof Department Store.

Four male and nine female models showcase various styles
With the assistance of Tom Derksen (left) at Vanderhoof’s Westline Ford

Vanderhoof’s search and rescue team upgrades mobile headquarters

Vanderhoof’s search and rescue team can soon replace its 25-year-old command vehicle for managing rescues.

With the assistance of Tom Derksen (left) at Vanderhoof’s Westline Ford
The four-person team relay race of 2

VIDEO: Vanderhoof speed skaters dominate in Nechako Lake Open

Vanderhoof’s speed skaters reigned supreme during the at-home regional meet this weekend, winning races in six out of eight divisions.

The four-person team relay race of 2

Northside Water: residents question proposed rate increase, decision to come in New Year

Residents submitted this fall their official objection to Northside Water Service Ltd.’s recent proposed rate increase.

Though Nechako Figure Skating Club was threatened with low membership a few years ago

Vanderhoof hosts north central B.C. figure skating competition

The Nechako Figure Skating Club will be hosting a Cariboo North Central regional competition, Kla-How-Ya for the first time in seven years.

Though Nechako Figure Skating Club was threatened with low membership a few years ago