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Stuart Lake Hospital. (Northern Health photo)

Stuart Lake Hospital in Fort St. James moves into design phase

Announcement was made by the Ministry of Health on March 19

Stuart Lake Hospital. (Northern Health photo)
Language lessons at Stellat’en underway. (Candice George/ Submitted photo)

Language revitalization: Stellat’en First Nation begins virtual classes

The language and culture centre is holding bi-weekly lessons

Language lessons at Stellat’en underway. (Candice George/ Submitted photo)
Jasmine Thomas. (Submitted)

Saik’uz First Nation holds elections for council on March 25

Two candidates will be elected to the Office of Council for two years.

Jasmine Thomas. (Submitted)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Vanderhoof Community Foundation logo.

2021 Grant Program: Vanderhoof Community Foundation offering $5,000 to local projects

The Foundation is aiming to announce recipients by May this year

Vanderhoof Community Foundation logo.
Priscilla Mueller. 
(Submitted photo)

Meet some influential leaders in the region

Five women in Vanderhoof share their inspirational journey with the Express in our special feature for Women’s Day

Priscilla Mueller. 
(Submitted photo)
As students got off the bus in front of the elementary school in Vanderhoof on Sept. 10, there were teachers waiting for them, to guide the kids to their individual classes. Staff first met with students to organize them in groups, in the field outside the school, to make sure there was enough space to effectively follow COVID-19 guidelines. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof schools see low attendance amidst Covid-19

With vaccines being administered across the region, SD91 officials are hoping to go back to regular routines by summer or fall.

As students got off the bus in front of the elementary school in Vanderhoof on Sept. 10, there were teachers waiting for them, to guide the kids to their individual classes. Staff first met with students to organize them in groups, in the field outside the school, to make sure there was enough space to effectively follow COVID-19 guidelines. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Aerial shot of Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/ Omineca Express)

Various housing initiatives underway in Vanderhoof

Two different groups lobbying for different housing opportunities in the community

Aerial shot of Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/ Omineca Express)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Vanderhoof RCMP provide weekly update

Local police report 35 prisoners in one-week period

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
2657 Church Avenue is the location of the new building for seniors looking for affordable housing, and those who require on-site dementia care. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

New building under construction in Vanderhoof is first of its kind in B.C.

Project will provide affordable housing for seniors along with services for dementia care support

2657 Church Avenue is the location of the new building for seniors looking for affordable housing, and those who require on-site dementia care. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
(First Nations Forestry Council, Facebook).

B.C. First Nations Forestry Council announces scholarship program

Deadline for 2021-2022 cohort is Mar. 31, and 25 seats are available

(First Nations Forestry Council, Facebook).
Students in front of Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Students in front of Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
What is now the Reid Hotel, was originally the Egan built in 1916. Annette Read, owner, said they have completely restored the hotel through the renovations undertaken. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Reid Hotel to reopen late summer after renovation

The hotel will try to post progress reports on its Facebook page in the coming months.

What is now the Reid Hotel, was originally the Egan built in 1916. Annette Read, owner, said they have completely restored the hotel through the renovations undertaken. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Magdalena Saito stands infront of her paintings at the Street Art Show in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof artist asks people to explore their creative side

Magdalena Saito has been recognized at the Street Art Show this month.

Magdalena Saito stands infront of her paintings at the Street Art Show in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Dr. Rebecca Janssen, Chief of Staff at St. John Hospital. (Submitted)

Women’s Day 2021: Featuring 5 influential leaders within Vanderhoof and Saik’uz First Nation

This International Women’s Day, we are highlighting five influential women in Vanderhoof. More features to continue through the month.

Dr. Rebecca Janssen, Chief of Staff at St. John Hospital. (Submitted)
(899 Vanderhoof Air Cadets/Facebook)

Vanderhoof Air Cadets to hold fundraising raffle this summer

Winners will be announced in May this year

(899 Vanderhoof Air Cadets/Facebook)
NDIT logo.

NDIT grants over $160K to Vanderhoof for street lighting project on Burrard

Total cost of the project is approximately $380,000

NDIT logo.
Internet speeds in Vanderhoof have been a cause of concern for many local businesses. (File photo)

Lack of good connectivity puts rural communities at a disadvantage: Vanderhoof Mayor

The district is working with RDBN to get better internet facilities to town.

Internet speeds in Vanderhoof have been a cause of concern for many local businesses. (File photo)
Fort St. James municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

Fort St. James officials challenge Telus on internet speeds

Telus denies inaccurate internet data, residents urged to self-test and report

Fort St. James municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof business can apply for a façade improvement program

The program provides funding up to $5,000 to update the look of the commercial property façade.

District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)