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Government run cannabis store opening in Vanderhoof on July 14. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Vanderhoof will have its own cannabis store Tuesday

This is the 18th government-run store to open in the province.

Government run cannabis store opening in Vanderhoof on July 14. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena gets full control of mine, Barrick gets 12 per cent of Skeena and a one per cent royalty

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek
NKDF investment area. (File photo)

NKDF announces $28,000 to support COVID-19 recovery initiatives

This funding will be going to projects in the Nechako, Lakes, and Kitamaat regions.

NKDF investment area. (File photo)
Shown is Canfor’s closed Vavenby sawmill. (File photo)

Canfor announces permanent closure of Isle Pierre Mill

The company also announced curtailments at their pulp mills in Prince George.

Shown is Canfor’s closed Vavenby sawmill. (File photo)
May 1, 2020 — Construction of Coastal GasLink’s work camp in Vanderhoof is underway. In the picture —the camp being built behind the Vanderhoof Airport. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

COVID-19: Coastal GasLink’s work continuing in Vanderhoof

Officials didn’t give any specific month but said they are expecting the Vanderhoof Lodge to be ready for occupancy this summer.

May 1, 2020 — Construction of Coastal GasLink’s work camp in Vanderhoof is underway. In the picture —the camp being built behind the Vanderhoof Airport. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Fraser Lake, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Fraser Lake launches campaign to support local businesses

Businesses have adapted and are providing delivery options, says economic development officer of the Village

Fraser Lake, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
If you do not see your business on the list, please email manager@vanderhoofchamber.com. (Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce image). Click on the photo to enlarge.

Here’s what’s open in Vanderhoof

Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce is requesting the community to support local businesses…

If you do not see your business on the list, please email manager@vanderhoofchamber.com. (Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce image). Click on the photo to enlarge.
COVID-19. (Image Credit: CDC)

Resources for businesses affected by COVID-19

BC Chamber of Commerce along with local chambers have made a list of available resources for businesses to access during this time.

COVID-19. (Image Credit: CDC)
Four Rivers Co-op presenting the cheque to the Ulh’ goh bi’ yoh Native Friendship Centre Society on March. 11, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Four Rivers Co-op donates funds to Friendship Centre in Fort St. James

Four Rivers Co-op has donated funds to help the Ulh’goh bi’ yoh…

Four Rivers Co-op presenting the cheque to the Ulh’ goh bi’ yoh Native Friendship Centre Society on March. 11, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Four Rivers Co-op Facebook photo.

Four Rivers Co-op in Vanderhoof spending $6 M to upgrade their store

“It will be a modernized store that is here for a long time,” the co-operative’s general manager said.

Four Rivers Co-op Facebook photo.
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
New grants announced by the ministry of forests, towards projects that will help convert wood waste into pellets and pulp products. (Black Press file photo)

Over $2 million in funding given to projects for wood waste recovery

These grants were announced in Prince George Thursday and have been given to four projects.

New grants announced by the ministry of forests, towards projects that will help convert wood waste into pellets and pulp products. (Black Press file photo)
Scott Sitter, assessor for the northern BC region with BC Assessment, speaks at a Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 23, 2020. (Aman Parhar / Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof business owners appealing to BC Assessment on substantial property tax increases

Several business owners in Vanderhoof are making an appeal to BC Assessment,…

Scott Sitter, assessor for the northern BC region with BC Assessment, speaks at a Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Jan. 23, 2020. (Aman Parhar / Omineca Express)
Shown is a graph for the BC northern area. (BCREA data)

Low supply of homes in the north cause an upward trend on prices

BC Northern Real Estate Board says struggling forestry industry held back housing demand in the latter half of 2019

Shown is a graph for the BC northern area. (BCREA data)
Wayne Salewski, director of the Nechako Environment and Water Stewardship Society, left, with members of New Gold Inc. and Ken Young, Vanderhoof councillor on the right, at a cheque presentation where New Gold gave NEWSS $4617 for E-DNA kits. (Photo a courtesy of Wayne Salewski)

New Gold donates funds to support environmental project

The Nechako Environment and Water Stewardship Society (NEWSS) were approved funding for…

Wayne Salewski, director of the Nechako Environment and Water Stewardship Society, left, with members of New Gold Inc. and Ken Young, Vanderhoof councillor on the right, at a cheque presentation where New Gold gave NEWSS $4617 for E-DNA kits. (Photo a courtesy of Wayne Salewski)
Interfor’s Adams Lake division is applying to take over the Canfor timber rights from the Vavenby sawmill that’s closing this month, which is predicted to be good news for Adams Lake mill employees. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Canfor shareholders reject Pattison’s takeover offer

Lumber company says offer had just 45% support from minority shareholders

Interfor’s Adams Lake division is applying to take over the Canfor timber rights from the Vavenby sawmill that’s closing this month, which is predicted to be good news for Adams Lake mill employees. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Saik’uz First Nation has opened micro-homes for individuals, as well as triplexes for small families. (Aman Parhar - Omineca Express)

Saik’uz First Nation opens micro-homes for members

The First Nations community partnered with the Sinclar Group for this project

Saik’uz First Nation has opened micro-homes for individuals, as well as triplexes for small families. (Aman Parhar - Omineca Express)
Students were selling pet rocks, bookmarks, catapults, scrunchies, bands and so much more during the small business market at NVSS. (Aman Parhar photo)

Photos: G7 Small Business Market

Grade 7 students in Vanderhoof developed and sold products at the small business market held Nov. 21.

Students were selling pet rocks, bookmarks, catapults, scrunchies, bands and so much more during the small business market at NVSS. (Aman Parhar photo)
University of Northern British Columbia. (File photo)

UNBC professor appointed climate change and water security research chair

Nearly $1.5 million in research funding for this project has come from NSERC and Rio Tinto

University of Northern British Columbia. (File photo)
From left — Philippe Element, Vice-President, RONA & Ace Sales and Dealer Support at Lowe’s Canada, Rex Millard, owner of Ace Building Centre Vanderhoof. (Submitted photo)

Vanderhoof businessman wins lifetime achievement award

A Vanderhoof business owner has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award. Rex…

From left — Philippe Element, Vice-President, RONA & Ace Sales and Dealer Support at Lowe’s Canada, Rex Millard, owner of Ace Building Centre Vanderhoof. (Submitted photo)