(Photo of an RV posted to Flickr by user Greg Gjerdingen)

Riverside Park and sani-dump now open in Vanderhoof

Mayor Gerry Thiessen made a Facebook post stating that with B.C. being in Phase 3, the province has allowed for the park’s reopening.

The District of Vanderhoof opened Riverside Campground and their sani-dump Thursday, however campsite bookings are restricted to B.C. residents only.

In a June 25 Facebook post the District said that the sani-dump is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and users can use the district’s new online booking system at https://reserve.campgroundbooking.com/Riverside-Park-Campground

Vanderhoof was the last municipality to open their park and sani-dump amongst the district’s neighbour’s including Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Brookside.

On June 16, Mayor Gerry Thiessen told the Express that the municipality was awaiting provincial direction “regarding COVID health guidelines.”

When asked what those guidelines were, no response was provided by the Mayor at that time.

Some residents of Vanderhoof were frustrated about the sani-dump not being open, with one resident Julie Brown Hodson posting a Facebook post on the Vanderhoof Community Message board on June 24 stating, “I am curious to know why the sani-dump at Riverside Park is closed. I asked at the Village office today and front staff have not been told the reason. The least council could do is make a statement, giving the reasons. More and more RVs are coming through. I’ve already heard from several acquaintances what a pain this is.”

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