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A hiker was rescued from the Fraser Mountain Trail, after she fell and broke her leg on Wednesday, July 29. (Photo courtesy of Nechako Valley Search and Rescue)

Northern B.C. SAR groups ‘rope rescue’ hiker near Fort Fraser

Volunteers from both Vanderhoof and Prince George helped in the rescue.

A hiker was rescued from the Fraser Mountain Trail, after she fell and broke her leg on Wednesday, July 29. (Photo courtesy of Nechako Valley Search and Rescue)
New directional signs in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof Public Works update for July

Here is a list of completed and ongoing scheduled projects in the district

New directional signs in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
School District 91 logo. (Black Press files)
School District 91 logo. (Black Press files)
Surrey’s first rainbow crosswalk is at the intersection of Old Yale Road and Community Drive. (Photo: City of Surrey)

More support from Vanderhoof for Pride Crosswalk

Mayor Gerry Thiessen said he is looking forward to having a dialogue with citizens to see how that can be incorporated.

Surrey’s first rainbow crosswalk is at the intersection of Old Yale Road and Community Drive. (Photo: City of Surrey)
Aug 24, 2019 — Caledonia Day in Fort St. James was held at National Historic Site on Aug. 24. The chicken races took an unexpected turn which got the announcer in the lane to give them a little encouragement. Apart from the races, residents and visitors enjoyed their day with javelin throws, target shooting and the famous pie auction. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

Fort St. James chicken races move online

The “world class chicken races” in northern B.C. can now be watched on the national historic site’s Facebook Page.

Aug 24, 2019 — Caledonia Day in Fort St. James was held at National Historic Site on Aug. 24. The chicken races took an unexpected turn which got the announcer in the lane to give them a little encouragement. Apart from the races, residents and visitors enjoyed their day with javelin throws, target shooting and the famous pie auction. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
Shown is the tie-down that is under debate between the Vanderhoof Airport Development Society and the District of Vanderhoof. The tie-downs are currently protruding upwards by approximately three inches in one thaw season. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

District and Airport development society in disagreement over new apron

User group says there are safety hazards, and the district of Vanderhoof says otherwise.

Shown is the tie-down that is under debate between the Vanderhoof Airport Development Society and the District of Vanderhoof. The tie-downs are currently protruding upwards by approximately three inches in one thaw season. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Annerose Georgesen at her studio that is located above the Men’s shed in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Finding freedom in expression through painting

Vanderhoof painter talks about her love for painting and the difficult questions artists are faced with.

Annerose Georgesen at her studio that is located above the Men’s shed in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Government run cannabis store opening in Vanderhoof on July 14. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Vanderhoof will have its own cannabis store Tuesday

This is the 18th government-run store to open in the province.

Government run cannabis store opening in Vanderhoof on July 14. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)
RCMP vehicle. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

‘Erratic’ driver arrested on Highway 16 near Vanderhoof

A 23-year-old man from Calgary, Alberta, was arrested on July 6 and faces multiple charges.

RCMP vehicle. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Update: Woman arrested in ongoing homicide investigation in Prince George

Mounties are asking for public’s assistance in the case.

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Homicide investigation underway in Prince George

A 26-year-old woman has died as a result of stabbing.

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
(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.

(Photo of an RV posted to Flickr by user Greg Gjerdingen)
Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Public, media blocked from Vanderhoof council meetings for months

Other councils in region use video conferencing, as government says cities required to follow transparency rules.

Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Discover Vanderhoof, BC

Discover Vanderhoof, BC

Outdoor recreation opportunities await in this historic region

  • May 7, 2020
Discover Vanderhoof, BC