Moving on in careers

Vanderhoof’s district economic development officer, Kathie LaForge has given notice she’ll be moving onto a job with New Gold Corp.

Apryl Veld

Omineca Express

Vanderhoof’s district economic development officer, Kathie LaForge has given notice she’ll be moving into a private sector position with New Gold Corp.

“I have absolutely enjoyed my job with the District of Vanderhoof and particularly the wonderful relationships that I have developed through community economic development,” LaForge said, “however, the position with New Gold offers a new exciting challenge that I think will have the flexibility that I desire as I head towards retirement.”

LaForge said she will be working as a community and regional liaison so she will be seeing us around.

Corporal Anthony Hanson of the Vanderhoof RCMP detachment has been promoted to sergeant and will move to head up the detachement in Fort St. James. Sgt. Hanson said put his name in for the promotion’s competition, liking that he can stay in the region.

“I like the opportunity to do a slightly different job,” Sgt. Hanson said.

He added that he won’t be leaving his post in Vanderhoof  until the new detachment commander comes so it will be a smooth transition. The local detachment will announce a replacement for soon-to-retire Staff Sergeant D.M. Beach closer to the date.