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Marjorie Thomson at her home in Vanderhoof, B.C.. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Marjorie Thomson at her home in Vanderhoof, B.C.. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Tyler Johns truck after the accident on Jan. 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Vanderhoof man saved by a good Samaritan after horrifying car accident

Tyler Johns was driving down Highway 16 when he was involved in a car accident that newarly took his life

  • Jan 12, 2022
Tyler Johns truck after the accident on Jan. 3, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Prince George RCMP suggest making sure your house number is clearly visible both day and night. (file photo)

Prince George RCMP say rural crime has gone up 22% since October of 2021

The police service is giving tips to rural homeowners to keep safer

Prince George RCMP suggest making sure your house number is clearly visible both day and night. (file photo)
Donations are being collected for a young injured puppy that was recently rescued after being found outside in Fort St. James. (Luvs Northern Animal Rescue Facebook photo)

Puppy found injured in icy weather conditions in Fort St. James

A donation drive is ongoing in order to get the puppy the medical attention needed for his wound

  • Jan 11, 2022
Donations are being collected for a young injured puppy that was recently rescued after being found outside in Fort St. James. (Luvs Northern Animal Rescue Facebook photo)
Vanderhoof Community Foundation logo.

Named Fund to assist Nechako Valley Search and Rescue

Income to assist with annual overhead expenses

Vanderhoof Community Foundation logo.
Shown is an aerial view of the Nechako River. (Black Press File Photo)

B.C. Supreme Court finds Nechako River ‘dramatically’ harmed by Kenney Dam

The Court ruled both levels of government must work to protect fishing rights on the Nechako

Shown is an aerial view of the Nechako River. (Black Press File Photo)
A large amount of counterfeit money was seized last month by RCMP in Fort St. James. (RCMP handout photo)
A large amount of counterfeit money was seized last month by RCMP in Fort St. James. (RCMP handout photo)
The cast of a new reality show Lost Car Rescue on History, premiering on Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. will feature local pilot Jessica James (front right). (Jeff Topham photo)
The cast of a new reality show Lost Car Rescue on History, premiering on Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. will feature local pilot Jessica James (front right). (Jeff Topham photo)
A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overdose alert issued for Northern Health region

Highly toxic substances may be contaminated causing heavy, prolonged sedation

A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tips given to Northern BC Crime Stoppers led to nine arrests in 2021. (Pixabay image)

Northern BC Crime Stoppers tips led to $15,000 in drug and cash seizures last year

The group received nearly 1,000 tips in 2021, only lagging 2020’s totals

Tips given to Northern BC Crime Stoppers led to nine arrests in 2021. (Pixabay image)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a 2017 celebration at Hagwilget Hall of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision. (Taylor Bachrach photo)

Legendary Gitxsan Indigenous rights leader dies at age 85

Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon) was the named plaintiff in the landmark court case and a renowned artist

Delgamuukw (Earl Muldon), right, cuts a cake during a 2017 celebration at Hagwilget Hall of the 20th Anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuukw decision. (Taylor Bachrach photo)
Want to read some books handpicked by the Vanderhoof Public Library? Give them a call or send them an email during regular hours to place your order. (File photo)

Library adjusted well to an unpredictable year

By Sobia Moman After an unforeseen successful year, the Vanderhoof Public Library…

  • Jan 4, 2022
Want to read some books handpicked by the Vanderhoof Public Library? Give them a call or send them an email during regular hours to place your order. (File photo)
Shannon Woode at her studio in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof artist loving their return home

Shannon Woode has moved back from the Sunshine Coast

Shannon Woode at her studio in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.

South Cariboo resort owner’s discrimination appeal dismissed

Kin Wa Chan, owner of Spruce Hills Resort, will have to pay out $173,000 to seven former employees

Melonie Eva is the primary complainant in the human rights case against the owner of Spruce Hills Resort and Spa. File photo.
A makeshift blockade on the tracks at New Hazelton in February 2020. (Interior News file photo)

CN wins right to pursue criminal prosecution of Hazelton blockaders

Court rules availability of criminal contempt is in the interest of the administration of justice

A makeshift blockade on the tracks at New Hazelton in February 2020. (Interior News file photo)
A snowfall warning has been issued for Fort St James and Vanderhoof, with snow expected to start falling Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Black Press Media)

Multiple weather warnings issued for Vanderhoof, Fort St. James

Extreme cold warning reissued Tuesday, snowfall warning issued for Wednesday

A snowfall warning has been issued for Fort St James and Vanderhoof, with snow expected to start falling Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Black Press Media)
A hungry gull picks away at a dead salmon on the banks of the Goldstream River. The Goldstream Hatchery saw far fewer chum salmon than exected this year due to weather extremes, experts say. (Black Press Media file photo)

Goldstream Hatchery salmon program hit hard by ‘perfect storm’

First drought, then flooding decimate chum numbers in West Shore spawning river

A hungry gull picks away at a dead salmon on the banks of the Goldstream River. The Goldstream Hatchery saw far fewer chum salmon than exected this year due to weather extremes, experts say. (Black Press Media file photo)
Snow was being removed in downtown Quesnel Tuesday, Dec. 28. An extreme cold warning is in effect once again. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Extreme cold warning reissued

Bone-chilling temperatures set new records

Snow was being removed in downtown Quesnel Tuesday, Dec. 28. An extreme cold warning is in effect once again. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Aerial view of ice jam on the Bulkley River that caused flooding and an evacuation alert for some Smithers residents. (Eric Becker photo)

UPDATE: Evacuation alert expanded due to flooding hazard caused by ice jam

Alert now encompasses 2100 blocks of Main St. and Riverside Dr. and 2700 block of Pacific Avenue

Aerial view of ice jam on the Bulkley River that caused flooding and an evacuation alert for some Smithers residents. (Eric Becker photo)