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A photo of Linda LeFranc who was brutally murdered in Terrace, in Dec.1998. Her murderer Christopher Alexander was given a life sentence, was released on day parole near Prince George on Sept. 13. (Photo courtesy Anita Johnston)

Man convicted for 1998 murder in Terrace released on day parole near Prince George

Victim’s sister appalled by parole board’s decision to release Christopher Alexander

Megan Pinchin began her role as communications coordinator for the District of Vanderhoof on Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

District of Vanderhoof hires communications coordinator

Megan Pinchin says she is excited to be part of Vanderhoof

Fort St James RCMP are investigating a break and enter at the Fort St. James National Historic Site. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Fort St James RCMP are investigating a break and enter at the Fort St. James National Historic Site. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Paddlers celebrate Rivers Day in a shallow Nechako River in Vanderhoof on Sept. 22, 2019. The event this year has been canceled due to increasing COVID-19 infection rates in the local health area. (Aman Parhar photo)

River Days celebration cancelled in Vanderhoof as COVID-19 infection rates increase

Festival was planned to take place in Riverside Park on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26

Paddlers celebrate Rivers Day in a shallow Nechako River in Vanderhoof on Sept. 22, 2019. The event this year has been canceled due to increasing COVID-19 infection rates in the local health area. (Aman Parhar photo)
The Village of Fraser Lake lies alongside Highway 16 between Vanderhoof and Burns Lake. (Village of Fraser Lake photo)

Fibre optic infrastructure be installed in Village of Fraser Lake

“This is an opportunity we could not let pass us by,” said Mayor Sarrah Storey

The Village of Fraser Lake lies alongside Highway 16 between Vanderhoof and Burns Lake. (Village of Fraser Lake photo)
A photo of work in progress in 2019 on the Coastal Gas Link pipe which is meant to carry natural gas from Dawson Creek to the LNG Canada facility in Kitimat. (File photo)

Conservative candidate refuses to sign pledge as it may contravene Elections Act

Wet’suwet’en Gidimt’en clan asking candidates to commit to not provide federal funding for LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink

A photo of work in progress in 2019 on the Coastal Gas Link pipe which is meant to carry natural gas from Dawson Creek to the LNG Canada facility in Kitimat. (File photo)
Serina Greene (left) and Travis Ketlo hold a sign in remembrance of four children who were found frozen to death on Jan. 1, 1937, after fleeing Lejac Residential School. (Facebook photo)

Walk for ReconciliACTION this month

Individuals invited to walk for every unmarked Indigenous child’s grave recovered

Serina Greene (left) and Travis Ketlo hold a sign in remembrance of four children who were found frozen to death on Jan. 1, 1937, after fleeing Lejac Residential School. (Facebook photo)
Phil Bouwman with his niece Claire Hauf, 5, explore some of the aircraft on display at the Vanderhoof Airport on Saturday, Sept. 11. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Vanderhoof Airport on full display at Airport Day

Airport Day made a landing Saturday, Sept. 11

Phil Bouwman with his niece Claire Hauf, 5, explore some of the aircraft on display at the Vanderhoof Airport on Saturday, Sept. 11. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
This year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive in Vanderhoof will be held Saturday, Sept. 25. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

BC Thanksgiving Food Drive to return to Vanderhoof

Non-perishable food donations to support NeighbourLink

This year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive in Vanderhoof will be held Saturday, Sept. 25. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
An Elections Canada sign stands outside the Nechako View Senior Citizens Activity Centre for advance voting in Vanderhoof. General voting day is Monday, Sept. 20. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Advance voting underway across Bulkley-Nechako Regional District

Voters in Cariboo-Prince George and Skeena-Bulkley Valley can head to the polls now

An Elections Canada sign stands outside the Nechako View Senior Citizens Activity Centre for advance voting in Vanderhoof. General voting day is Monday, Sept. 20. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
All six federal candidates were in attendance at the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted at the Quesnel Legion. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel federal election all-candidates forum sees full attendance despite illness

Green Party candidate Leigh Hunsinger-Chang had to attend the chamber of commerce event virtually

All six federal candidates were in attendance at the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted at the Quesnel Legion. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Vanderhoof RCMP detachment serves Vanderhoof, Cluculz Lake, Stoney Creek and Bulkley-Nechako Regional District Electoral Area F. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The Vanderhoof RCMP detachment serves Vanderhoof, Cluculz Lake, Stoney Creek and Bulkley-Nechako Regional District Electoral Area F. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Vanderhoof Airport provides charter, medevac and private air service to the region. (District of Vanderhoof photo)

Airport Day ready to make a landing in Vanderhoof

A behind the scene look at airport facilities for families will take place on Sept. 11

Vanderhoof Airport provides charter, medevac and private air service to the region. (District of Vanderhoof photo)
A 39-year-old woman last seen leaving Fort St. John Hospital is no longer missing. (Black Press file photo)
A 39-year-old woman last seen leaving Fort St. John Hospital is no longer missing. (Black Press file photo)
Students returned to College of New Caledonia’s campuses for a new semester Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel)

New semester underway at College of New Caledonia campuses

Physical distancing, daily health checks amid greater face-to-face learning encouraged

Students returned to College of New Caledonia’s campuses for a new semester Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel)
(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Lived experiences prompt Audrey McKinnon of Prince George to step up as NDP candidate

The top priorities for the country are the climate crisis, affordability, health care

(Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
RCMP file photo. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Health officials are encouraging people across northern B.C. to get vaccinated as soon as possible. (File photo)
Health officials are encouraging people across northern B.C. to get vaccinated as soon as possible. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. (File photo)