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Auroara Leigh is a Metis woman, working as the Stopping the Violence Wellness Worker for the Fireweed Collective Society in Fort St. James. You can contact Leigh at 250-996-1214 or via email at fire.or@telus.net. (Submitted photo)

What is Safety?

Stopping the Violence Wellness Worker in Fort St. James writes about safety and why it matters.

  • Sep 8, 2020
Auroara Leigh is a Metis woman, working as the Stopping the Violence Wellness Worker for the Fireweed Collective Society in Fort St. James. You can contact Leigh at 250-996-1214 or via email at fire.or@telus.net. (Submitted photo)
Macramé made by Kate Werstuik. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Featured artist of the week – Kate Werstuik

Werstuik enjoys the art of macramé

Macramé made by Kate Werstuik. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Courtesy Coach being provided to LNG workers living in camp in Vanderhoof. The idea is to give the business community an economic boost. (Submitted photoO)

Local business starts bus service for LNG workers in Vanderhoof to boost the economy

The Community Event Center run by Jon and Lana Olson are starting a “courtesy coach” for camp workers.

Courtesy Coach being provided to LNG workers living in camp in Vanderhoof. The idea is to give the business community an economic boost. (Submitted photoO)
Two Indigenous communities have signed an agreement with the province to share the mineral tax revenue of the approved Blackwater Gold Mine. (New Gold photo)

Artemis Gold completes acquistion of Blackwater Gold project

Mayor Gerry Thiessen says he is looking forward to meet Artemis Gold officials in-person.

Two Indigenous communities have signed an agreement with the province to share the mineral tax revenue of the approved Blackwater Gold Mine. (New Gold photo)
Vanderhoof conservationist questioning the nature of Rio Tinto’s temperature management program

Vanderhoof conservationist questioning the nature of Rio Tinto’s temperature management program

Only 50 percent of salmon are in the Nechako for this time of the year.

Vanderhoof conservationist questioning the nature of Rio Tinto’s temperature management program
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

BCEHS responded to six overdose calls in Vanderhoof this year

In July, paramedics were called to 2706 overdose calls across B.C.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
SD91’s back-to-school plan is approved: Here’s what to expect

SD91’s back-to-school plan is approved: Here’s what to expect

Hand hygiene, learning groups and screening, among the many new protocols to be implemented

SD91’s back-to-school plan is approved: Here’s what to expect
Public fuel system acquired by the Vanderhoof Flying Club. (Submitted photo)

Vanderhoof Flying Club has acquired a public aviation fuel system

Northern Development Initiative Trust and Nechako-Kitamaat Development Society contributed towards the purchase.

Public fuel system acquired by the Vanderhoof Flying Club. (Submitted photo)
(Photo by Heather Crozier/Facebook)

New dog park in Vanderhoof

The park is located behind the Museum in the district.

(Photo by Heather Crozier/Facebook)
Gladys Michell. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Gladys Michell. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Aircraft take off from Vanderhoof’s municipal airport. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Photos: Vanderhoof’s airshow society hosts successful regional event

Even though Vanderhoof’s International Airshow Society couldn’t host their show this year,…

Aircraft take off from Vanderhoof’s municipal airport. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Henry Moon is the Preschool division winner of the 2020 “Fall Fair” Exhibit Challenge held Aug. 4 to Aug. 15. (Submitted photo)

2020 Fall Fair challenge awards local artisans

To keep the spirit of the Fall Fair alive this year, as…

Henry Moon is the Preschool division winner of the 2020 “Fall Fair” Exhibit Challenge held Aug. 4 to Aug. 15. (Submitted photo)
Vanderhoof council chambers. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

District spent $25K upgrading council chambers to meet pandemic guidelines

No information was provided by the CAO in regard to whether the municipality will broadcast their meetings via audio or video as a result of this upgrade.

Vanderhoof council chambers. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Megan Young with her daughter Alice in front of the tiny new public library in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

New community library aims to foster positive community feelings

Vanderhoof resident has set up a little library in front of her property at the end of Lebler Road.

Megan Young with her daughter Alice in front of the tiny new public library in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Bethany Giesbrecht on her dining table, which she uses as her work space for a lot of her paintings. (Submitted photo)

“Nature defines my art”: Bethany Giesbrecht, painter

This story is part of a weekly series showcasing artists in the region

Bethany Giesbrecht on her dining table, which she uses as her work space for a lot of her paintings. (Submitted photo)
Phil Turgeon. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoofian nominated for the Premier’s Awards

Phil Turgeon has been nominated by the Ministry of Children and Family Development under the Leadership category.

Phil Turgeon. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Jessica Raymond and Sasha Mortensen. (GoFundMe photo)

‘GoFundMe’ page created for Vanderhoof women who were in a brutal accident last month

Sasha Mortensen and Jessica Raymond were hit by a pick-up truck July 29, while in an embrace on Keith Road next to Plateau Mill.

Jessica Raymond and Sasha Mortensen. (GoFundMe photo)
Vanderhoof residents have received multiple calls from an unknown person who identifies as law enforcement or an officer for the Canada Revenue Agency. Local police are asking residents to not provide any personal data and to “simply hang up the phone”. (Westerly file photo)

Vanderhoof sees a surge of scam callers

Residents have received multiple unknown phone calls from a person claiming to be a representative of the CRA or law enforcement, local mounties said.

Vanderhoof residents have received multiple calls from an unknown person who identifies as law enforcement or an officer for the Canada Revenue Agency. Local police are asking residents to not provide any personal data and to “simply hang up the phone”. (Westerly file photo)
The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)

Smoke seen over northern B.C. from wildfires in the U.S. and Siberia

Smoke was seen over Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Prince George on Friday, July 31.

The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)
Police vest. (Angie Mindus photo)

Vanderhoof RCMP urging residents to follow speed limits in the district

Staff Sgt. Laurie Clarkson said the detachment has received multiple calls for speeding

Police vest. (Angie Mindus photo)