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Kiah Thiessen-Clark and Kate Thiessen-Clark from W.L. McLeod Elementary won third place in their grade during the science fair held by School District 91. (SD91/website)

SD91 District holds Science Fair; announces 2021 finalists

Several finalists were from EBUS Academy and W.L. McLeod Elementary

Kiah Thiessen-Clark and Kate Thiessen-Clark from W.L. McLeod Elementary won third place in their grade during the science fair held by School District 91. (SD91/website)
Quilting event being organized in Vanderhoof. (Photo by Jeff Wade/ Unsplash)

Vanderhoof Department Store is hosting a quilting event

Mystery Block Exchange will start March 1

Quilting event being organized in Vanderhoof. (Photo by Jeff Wade/ Unsplash)
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Vanderhoof Hospice Society is providing a peer support program for grieving adults

The program is being held in a partnership with Connexus Community Resources

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(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Rio Tinto’s BC Works operation. (Gerry Leibel/Black Press Media)

Rio Tinto invests $2 million in 2020; helps revitalise Haisla language

Multiple projects in the RDBN were also supported.

Rio Tinto’s BC Works operation. (Gerry Leibel/Black Press Media)
Trainees part of the Pathways to Prosperity Program at the Vanderhoof Lodge. (Photo submitted by Suzanne Wilton, CGL spokesperson)

Coastal GasLink gets a nod to increase workforce from 963 to 2,787 people

One new COVID case in section 1 of the pipeline identified; no lodge affected

Trainees part of the Pathways to Prosperity Program at the Vanderhoof Lodge. (Photo submitted by Suzanne Wilton, CGL spokesperson)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Vanderhoof RCMP receive 100 files over two-week period

Impersonation, theft, erratic driving amongst some files.

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
(Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Homeless shelter, brownfields and more discussed during Vanderhoof council meeting

Regular public meeting of council held Feb. 22, with a video of the meeting available Feb. 23.

(Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
(Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof council discuss hosting virtual community meetings

Due to COVID regulations, council chambers have been closed to the public.

(Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Students at Connexus for Pink Shirt Day. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof school to fight bullying with a musical video on Pink Shirt Day

The school focuses on the song ‘We are all in this together’ to show support for each other.

Students at Connexus for Pink Shirt Day. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Knight Terrors, a book by Aline Holloway. Published by Burnstown Publishing House. (Burnstown Publishing House image)

Vanderhoof author takes inspiration from Knight Templars for new book

Knight Terrors is a fictional novel which is historical as well as adventurous.

Knight Terrors, a book by Aline Holloway. Published by Burnstown Publishing House. (Burnstown Publishing House image)
Nechako Nordics. (submitted)
Nechako Nordics. (submitted)
Cattle graze on the Chilcotin Plateau. B.C.’s shortage of large and small-scale slaughter and processing facilities has been a chronic issue for B.C. governments. (Rafter 25 Ranch photo)

‘SlaughterRight’ aims to improve rural slaughter capacity in B.C.

The program offers self-paced and self-guided training for small and rural licenced abattoirs.

Cattle graze on the Chilcotin Plateau. B.C.’s shortage of large and small-scale slaughter and processing facilities has been a chronic issue for B.C. governments. (Rafter 25 Ranch photo)
Lesley Chaisson, Manager, Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted photo)

“Building partnership and community”: Vanderhoof Chamber sets priorities for 2021

The local Chamber aims to work with the members and communities to build stronger relationships.

Lesley Chaisson, Manager, Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted photo)
The $25-million fund will be available to 22 local governments and 27 First Nations near the LNG Canada and Coastal Gaslink projects, along with non-profit organizations that provide critical services to those communities, as stated in a Feb. 2 release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and NDIT. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Province announces $25 million fund to help growth in northern B.C.

Vanderhoof council to discuss applying for fund during Feb. 8 regular meeting of council

The $25-million fund will be available to 22 local governments and 27 First Nations near the LNG Canada and Coastal Gaslink projects, along with non-profit organizations that provide critical services to those communities, as stated in a Feb. 2 release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and NDIT. (Coastal GasLink photo)
Cpl. Rob Gardner survived a collision with a moose Sunday, Jan. 31 in Northern B.C. (Hudson Hope RCMP)

‘I’m super lucky’: B.C. Mountie survives crash into moose

Cpl. Rob Gardner says the moose ‘got up and walked away’ following the collision

Cpl. Rob Gardner survived a collision with a moose Sunday, Jan. 31 in Northern B.C. (Hudson Hope RCMP)
UBC’s Faculty of Medicine is working closely with the Stellat’en First Nation to pilot the Remote Communities Drone Transportation Initiative. (Pixabay/File photo)
UBC’s Faculty of Medicine is working closely with the Stellat’en First Nation to pilot the Remote Communities Drone Transportation Initiative. (Pixabay/File photo)
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Ongoing petition for an accessible homeless shelter in Vanderhoof

The petition is addressed to Mayor Gerry Thiessen

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Nechako River, Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Officials keeping close tabs on Nechako River after ice jam causes area flooding

District of Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen, though, said water levels have gone down, for now

Nechako River, Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
A BC Emergency Health Services team of Major Incident Rapid Response paramedics will remain deployed in the community of Fort St. James for at least another four days, as of Dec. 14. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)

Officials call for transparency after surge in COVID-19 cases puts Fort St. James under microscope

“We’re all in it together here,” Fort St. James Mayor Bob Motion said.

A BC Emergency Health Services team of Major Incident Rapid Response paramedics will remain deployed in the community of Fort St. James for at least another four days, as of Dec. 14. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)