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Here are some changes to the Fraser Lake Community Paramedicine program amidst COVID-19

Jessica Wurst, community paramedic in Fraser Lake answers some questions about her role in the community as well

Northern Health preparing ‘for a changing situation’ in response to COVID-19

The health authority is taking a number of measures to free up hospital capacity where possible

Kids get back to learning in B.C., online

Ministry of Education rolls out new tool for school

Vanderhoof has access to a water aerodrome again

Municipal council decomissioned the aerodrome last year citing liability concerns

Frontline workers receiving COVID-19 isolation exemptions prompt concerns

Provincial Health Authority staff exempt from self-isolation upon return from international travel

Facebook Group created by Vanderhoof resident aims to battle individual needs during COVID-19

A new Facebook group started by a Vanderhoof resident has recently gained…

Data suggests B.C. efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases are starting to work
Young Abbotsford couple marries in quiet ceremony despite COVID-19
B.C. premier announces $5-billion COVID-19 aid and recovery plan
Feds release ads to back COVID-19 fight

Northwest Regional Airport says ridership extremely low amid COVID-19

The airport has enacted enhanced sanitary measures and reduced flights

District warns residents of ‘fatbergs’ in a sewer advisory

The district of Vanderhoof is warning residents about not flushing down flushable wipes, paper towels, etc as they cause blockages in the sewer lines.

Canfor closes Houston and Plateau mills temporarily

Three-week closure in response to COVID-19 crisis

Coastal GasLink will consult with health authorities before construction recommences

The company continues to perform environmental monitoring, pipe delivery and stockpile

Northern Health making changes to protocols for long-term care homes

Northern Health is making changes at their long-term care homes to protect…

District asking businesses to hang ‘social distancing’ posters

Purpose of the posters is to make customers aware of social distancing measures in effect.

BC Chamber led survey shows businesses are in a ‘dire state’

Due to COVID-19, around a million people in Canada applied for EI last week

Teachers to return to school after spring-break, to work on distance education methods

SD91 superintendent Manu Madhok, gave an update to the Omineca Express on March 22.

Two percent tax increase being discussed by municipal council

The district is discussing the 2020-2024 financial plan for Vanderhoof

Letter: The time to act is now

Omineca Medical Clinic staff write to residents amidst COVID-19.

  • Mar 23, 2020

Resources for businesses and workers dealing with COVID-19 layoffs and closures

Here is a list of resources to navigate the system during the global pandemic.

Column: COVID-19 and Vanderhoof’s response

Mayor Gerry Thiessen writes to residents amidst the global pandemic.

  • Mar 22, 2020

Column: Let’s do our part

By John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes I hope you are doing well,…

  • Mar 21, 2020