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Vanderhoof RCMP detachment seen on Nov. 25, 2021, after a man was seen with a long gun targeting the building. (Aman Parhar/Vanderhoof Omineca Express)

UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder after shots fired at Vanderhoof police, sparking lockdown

RCMP are asking any members of the public with video of a shooting to step forward

Sleydo’ (Molly Wickham) relays a video message after being released on Nov. 23. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)

All arrested CGL pipeline opponents released with conditions

Arrests and injunction a violation of human rights, says Gidimt’en Checkpoint leader upon release

Vanderhoof municipal office sign on Burrard Avenue. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Vanderhoof municipal office sign on Burrard Avenue. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Hudson Bay Mountain Resort in Smithers will open Dec. 4 with reduced hours due to a staff shortage. (File photo)

Smithers ski hill short on staff; reduces December hours

The hill opens Dec. 4, Saturday to Monday only, until Christmas

Hudson Bay Mountain Resort in Smithers will open Dec. 4 with reduced hours due to a staff shortage. (File photo)
Vanderhoof’s Megan O’Bee received the Beedie Luminaries scholarship and is encouraging other 12th graders in the community to apply as well. “Students should apply for Beedie Luminaries because it is more than just a scholarship. You don’t need to be the smartest or the best at anything. You only need to be yourself.” (Submitted photo)

Beedie Luminaries scholarship open for Grade 12 students in B.C.

Individual recipients will receive up to $40,000 towards their post-secondary studies

Vanderhoof’s Megan O’Bee received the Beedie Luminaries scholarship and is encouraging other 12th graders in the community to apply as well. “Students should apply for Beedie Luminaries because it is more than just a scholarship. You don’t need to be the smartest or the best at anything. You only need to be yourself.” (Submitted photo)
A photo of the RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road last week . (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
A photo of the RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road last week . (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Over 700 BC Hydro customers in Vanderhoof without power Monday, Nov. 22. (outage map/BC Hydro)

Power outage affecting BC Hydro customers in Vanderhoof

Power is out for over 700 BC Hydro customers in multiple parts…

Over 700 BC Hydro customers in Vanderhoof without power Monday, Nov. 22. (outage map/BC Hydro)
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Rhonda Caron posted the following photos to Princeton BC & Area Issues Facebook page of the current flooding situation.

B.C. Floods: Canfor donates over $100K to support relief efforts

Canfor has donated $125,000 to Canadian Red Cross to support flood relief…

Rhonda Caron posted the following photos to Princeton BC & Area Issues Facebook page of the current flooding situation.
RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

RCMP arrest 15 more opponents of Coastal GasLink pipeline

A total of 29 arrests have been made since enforcement of a court injunction started Nov. 18

RCMP deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
Members from the Haisla Nation stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation as a blockade was cleared earlier today (Nov. 19) by RCMP. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)

Members of the Haisla Nation walk out in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

29 people have been arrested since RCMP enforcement of a Coastal GasLink injunction started Nov. 18

Members from the Haisla Nation stood in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation as a blockade was cleared earlier today (Nov. 19) by RCMP. (Christian Apostolovski/Black Press Media)
Dozens of trucks participated in a rally through the streets of Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)

VIDEO: Bulkley Valley forestry workers rally over concern about old-growth deferrals

MLA Cullen says all concerns will be addressed and government ‘will be there for folks’

Dozens of trucks participated in a rally through the streets of Smithers Nov. 18 to raise awareness of potential impacts of old-growth logging deferrals. (Thom Barker photo)
Chelsea James stopped for a photo as she drove the District of Vanderhoof’s new electric Zamboni through the local Tim Hortons drive-thru. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

New electric Zamboni showcased at Vanderhoof Tim Hortons

District expanding their fleet of electric vehicles

Chelsea James stopped for a photo as she drove the District of Vanderhoof’s new electric Zamboni through the local Tim Hortons drive-thru. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)

Vehicles abandoned in Hwy 7 mudslides available for pickup in Agassiz: MOTI

Pickup is available between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., call in advance

The CRCC parking lot is nearly full in Agassiz as abandoned vehicles stand ready to be picked up following the Highway 7 mudslides. (Adam Louis/Observer)
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Snowfall warning issued for the Stuart-Nechako region

Environment Canada issued alert at 12:28 p.m. on Nov. 19

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The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)

Crews clear vehicles stranded on Hwy 7 early Friday morning

Dozens of vehicles towed from landslide zone remain parked in Agassiz

The Trout Creek Bridge near Sasquatch Provincial Park has been destroyed by floods along Rockwell Drive this past week. Residents along the District of Kent road have been evacuated as recovery begins there and along Highway 7 outside of Agassiz. (Photo/John Coles)
Northern Health continues to report high amounts of COVID-19 throughout the region. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Northern Health enhanced restrictions extended indefinitely

Areas to the west of Kitwanga are not included in the orders

Northern Health continues to report high amounts of COVID-19 throughout the region. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
School District 91 superintendent of schools Manu Madhok will be retiring after the 2021-2022 school year. (File photo)
School District 91 superintendent of schools Manu Madhok will be retiring after the 2021-2022 school year. (File photo)
A casting call has been announced in Prince Rupert and the region for the first feature movie to be filmed in the city. Cameras will roll in March 2022. (Image: supplied)

Casting call is amplified across Prince Rupert and region

Hollywood north moves to coastal city for filming gothic fantasy

A casting call has been announced in Prince Rupert and the region for the first feature movie to be filmed in the city. Cameras will roll in March 2022. (Image: supplied)