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Vanderhoof council in a new format. All elected officials are divided by a sneeze guard.(Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Council meetings will be videotaped: Mayor

Vanderhoof council chambers are closed to the public again.

Vanderhoof council in a new format. All elected officials are divided by a sneeze guard.(Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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CityWest acquires Evolve Communications in Vanderhoof

CityWest announced Monday, purchase of Evolve Communications, a wireless internet service provider…

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Halle Krawczyk is fighting a rare form of cancer called Chordoma. (Hunting Auction for Haile/Facebook)

Community unites to raise money for 12-year-old fighting cancer

A hunting auction Facebook group along with a GoFundMe page has been set up

Halle Krawczyk is fighting a rare form of cancer called Chordoma. (Hunting Auction for Haile/Facebook)
Vanderhoof Community Foundation logo.

Donate in your loved one’s name this Giving Tuesday: Vanderhoof Community Foundation

Today, Dec. 1 is celebrated as Giving Tuesday, a global movement for…

Vanderhoof Community Foundation logo.
Annerose Georgeson in the process of painting a mural at the Stuart Nechako Manor in July. While she was working on the mural, a nurse and a senior living at the Manor were enjoying the live painting. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof artist completes mural at the Manor

A Vanderhoof artist has finished her mural at a local long-term care…

Annerose Georgeson in the process of painting a mural at the Stuart Nechako Manor in July. While she was working on the mural, a nurse and a senior living at the Manor were enjoying the live painting. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Second COVID-19 exposure incident confirmed at Fort St. James Secondary

First exposure incident at the high school was announced Nov.26

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Sinkut View has an auction underway. A fully decorated Christmas tree is being presented to the community in the form of an auction. The tree is visible at the Vanderhoof Department Store, and has $2000 worth of gifts hung on it. (Submitted photo)

‘Gift of a Christmas Tree’ silent auction underway

Last bid will be accepted on Dec. 11 by 3 p.m.

  • Dec 1, 2020
Sinkut View has an auction underway. A fully decorated Christmas tree is being presented to the community in the form of an auction. The tree is visible at the Vanderhoof Department Store, and has $2000 worth of gifts hung on it. (Submitted photo)
Fossil finds at Mt. Stephen. (Photo: Sarah Fuller/Parks Canada)

Extreme hiking, time travel and science converge in the Burgess Shale

Climb high in the alpine and trace your family tree back millions of years – to our ocean ancestors

  • Nov 30, 2020
Fossil finds at Mt. Stephen. (Photo: Sarah Fuller/Parks Canada)
(Community Futures/Facebook)

Community Futures offering loans for rural businesses

Funds available through Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

(Community Futures/Facebook)
Snowfall warning issued for Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and surrounding communities.

Snowfall warning issued for B.C.’s Interior

Between 10 - 15 cms of snow expected in the Prince George, Stuart - Nechako region

Snowfall warning issued for Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and surrounding communities.
Fort St. James Secondary School announced a confirmed incident of COVID-19 exposure at the school. (Black Press file photo)

COVID-19 exposure confirmed at Fort St. James Secondary School

Northern Health will be following up directly with anyone who is identified as a close contact

Fort St. James Secondary School announced a confirmed incident of COVID-19 exposure at the school. (Black Press file photo)
New directional signs were installed across Vanderhoof earlier this year. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Chamber presents list of priorities to District

Briefs from Nov. 23 public meeting of council

New directional signs were installed across Vanderhoof earlier this year. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Snowshoeing

Discover BC’s UNESCO Global Geopark this winter!

Tumbler Ridge boasts a landscape made for cold-weather activities

Snowshoeing
District of Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen recently photographed the town’s original cemetery — now completely overgrown — among the trails behind the Vanderhoof Museum and Visitor Centre. (Gerry Thiessen photo)

Mayor, historical society examine ways to mark Vanderhoof’s original cemetery

“It is a part of our history and we don’t want that history to evaporate,” Thiessen said.

District of Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen recently photographed the town’s original cemetery — now completely overgrown — among the trails behind the Vanderhoof Museum and Visitor Centre. (Gerry Thiessen photo)
Steven James Fontaine. (RCMP photo)

Prince George fugitive arrested with public’s assistance

Steven James Fontaine was on a canada-wide warrant.

  • Oct 15, 2020
Steven James Fontaine. (RCMP photo)
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Two-vehicle collision on Highway 16 near Vanderhoof

Two people were transported to the hospital.

(Black Press file photo)
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CityWest to expand into Vanderhoof

The company will provide internet, TV and phone services over fibre-to-the-home technology

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Vanderhoof’s Anonymous Art Show aims to go Canada-wide next year

Vanderhoof’s Anonymous Art Show aims to go Canada-wide next year

The Anonymous Art Show in it’s second year is gaining popularity across…

Vanderhoof’s Anonymous Art Show aims to go Canada-wide next year
Fribjon Bjornson (File photo)

Manslaughter plea entered for 2012 death

Two others earlier pleaded guilty in murder of Fribjon Bjornson

Fribjon Bjornson (File photo)
William Leonard Price is still missing from Fort St. James and was last seen on Aug. 29. (BC RCMP photo)

Criminality involved in Fort St. James man’s disappearance: BC RCMP

William Leonard Price was last seen on Aug. 29.

William Leonard Price is still missing from Fort St. James and was last seen on Aug. 29. (BC RCMP photo)