Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad (left) Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen and council member Darren Carpenter (right) stand in Riverside Park with a cheque for $366

Grant received for upgrades to Riverside Park in Vanderhoof

The municipality has received approval of a grant that will see extensive recreational upgrades to Riverside Park.

The municipality has received approval of a grant that will see extensive recreational upgrades to Riverside Park.

A total amount of $366,436 has been received from the province towards an outdoor stage and lighting system, portable washrooms, outdoor fitness equipment and a multi-purpose sports field through the Towns for Tomorrow program.

“The community of Vanderhoof recognizes the importance of cultural and recreational infrastructure in retaining and attracting residents to our community.  We have been working hard to make Vanderhoof a welcoming community for individuals, families and professionals and this project is an important piece in achieving this goal,” said Mayor of Vanderhoof Gerry Thiessen in a press release.

The application for the upgrades was made in January this year. Original plans for the application included a skateboard park, but that idea was slashed in favour of leveling out an area of the land to use as a multi-use field.

Thiessen said he received around 70 emails from the public about the grant, most of which supported the idea of a multi-use field at the park.

“This is the great thing about democracy in Vanderhoof – people got involved in this discussion … I believe only one of them had aprehensions about it…all the rest were in favour,”  he said.


Just Posted

Couple selling fake jewelry in Fraser Lake, say RCMP

A man and woman have been defrauding local residents, offering fake jewelry for sale

Gitxsan forming cross-sector salmon management team

Nation again declares closure of fishery in territory for 2019

Editorial: The Speaker shouldn’t be an MLA

Time to re-evaluate the Speaker position

Column: condition of cows after winter feeding

The protein content of winter feed is important, says rancher David Zirnhelt

Concept designs for Vanderhoof’s new CNC campus unveiled

Community was invited to provide feedback at a public engagement session Dec. 6

Lawyer for Chinese exec detained by Canada says it’s ‘inconceivable’ she would flee

Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of the U.S. during a layover at the Vancouver airport

Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization

The Liberals have been pressed for a rapid response to recent reports on the sterilizations

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Pipeline protesters arrested at B.C. university

Three protesters were arrested after TRU property allegedly vandalized with red paint

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report

‘Charlie’ was underweight and ‘covered in feces’ when he was removed from his mom’s care

Minister appoints former CIRB chair to resolve Canada Post labour dispute

Postal workers engaged in weeks of rotating walkouts

Most Read