Local News

A handy guide to the local municipal elections in Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake

How and where to vote locally, plus links to candidate profiles

Ken Young is running for re-election to district council

Young wants to improve housing and economic diversification in the district

Joe Jenkinson is running for Fraser Lake council

First-time candidate is a paramedic and mine supervisor

Darrell Holland is running for council in Fraser Lake

Holland has worked within the sawmill as an industrial electrician for 15 years

Retired RCMP officer Kim Watt-Senner in the running for Fraser Lake council

Watt-Senner spent 19 years with the RCMP and also owns a business in Fraser Lake

John Murphy is running for re-election in Vanderhoof

The Vanderhoof councillor wants to work on housing and transportation

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Audrey Fennema is running for Fraser Lake Village council

The longtime librarian hopes to parlay her connections into future village successes

Craig Lepoidevin looks to win a seat on Fraser Lake council again

Lepoidevin is prepared to devote all his time to improving the lot of the village

Steve Little is running for re-election to district council

His main priorities are youth and sports in the community

Tolko to curtail operations at Northern B.C. mill

100 employees to be directly affected by the decision at Quesnel’s Quest Wood Lumber Mill

Village councillor Sarrah Storey is running for mayor of Fraser Lake

The volunteer and councillor started the food share and Walk and Roll programs in the community

Lots agreed upon at Vanderhoof mayoral debate

Incumbent Mayor Gerry Thiessen and his opponent, Justus Benckhuysen, see eye-to-eye on many issues

Cyndi Lauze is running for district council

Lauze wants to create a community development plan in consultation with the community

Dwayne Lindstrom is running for mayor of Fraser Lake again

Incumbent has been mayor of the village for 10 years

Spencer Siemens is running for district council

He wants to get youth more involved, improve recreational facilities and address housing

Forestry workers’ union bans employee overtime as strike looms

First step in job action for Northern B.C. mills

Justus Benckhuysen is running for mayor

Benkhuysen wants to see more transparency and community involvement from council

Gerry Thiessen running for fourth term as mayor

Thiessen wants to work on diversifying the economy and improving housing, among others

Steelworkers union issues strike notice affecting 1,500 mill workers in northern B.C.

Forestry workers across region would be affected if strike goes ahead