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Jan. 25 Community: Family literacy event, art exhibit features local farming online registry lets renters screen landlords

Learn about family literacy in Vanderhoof

A free information session focusing on the importance of early literacy and language development and the role it plays in how children learn to navigate the world around them takes place in Vanderhoof Public Library on Jan. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The event features three guest speakers: speech and language pathologist, infant development program consultant, and library program coordinator.

Coffee, cake, and door prizes would be available.


Farming featured in local art

From Jan. 15 to Feb. 12 in Vanderhoof Public Library, Vanderhoof artist Pat Gauthier is presenting “Looking past the first glance”, an exhibit that features her agricultural and farm-based artwork. A community reception takes place on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.


New online registry lets renters screen landlords

Renters can now distinguish better landlords from the crowd, according to Landlord BC.

The organization opened a registry to keep track of landlords who have taken a two-hour online course on the Residential Tenancy Act, including issues such as how much notice is required when entering a tenant’s unit and how to maintain a good relationship with a tenant.

Landlords who earn at least 80 per cent will be given a certificate and be added to a database that renters can search.