Vanderhoof

The Vanderhoof Aquatic Centre. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Anti-COVID mandate protest causes evacuation of Vanderhoof swimming pool

The district and YMCA will be reviewing enhanced security protocols as a result of the incident

 

ECHO Ultrasound arrives at St. John Hospital in Vanderhoof. (Photo - Spirit of the North)

‘Community helping community’: St. John Hospital in Vanderhoof gets ECHO Ultrasound

Vanderhoof doctors say new equipment will make all the difference to patients suffering from heart conditions

 

Housing shortage in Vanderhoof is affecting economic development. (File photo)

Vanderhoof committee seeks regional input on housing shortage

Housing committee meetings are no longer being recorded due to high public interest, says district official

 

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control recorded 73 cases of COVID-19 between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29. (Photo - BCCDC/website)

Vaccine clinics for ages 5 and older being held in Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Fraser Lake

73 cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Nechako Health region between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control recorded 73 cases of COVID-19 between Jan. 23 and Jan. 29. (Photo - BCCDC/website)
Vanderhoof municipal office sign on Burrard Avenue. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Vanderhoof municipal office sign on Burrard Avenue. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Vanderhoof Health and Fitness is owned by Raymond and Stephanie Reimer. (Photo submitted)

Vanderhoof gym owners power on

Vanderhoof Health & Fitness owners have seen their fair share of challenges

Vanderhoof Health and Fitness is owned by Raymond and Stephanie Reimer. (Photo submitted)
An outdoor rink has popped up at Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Photo submitted)
An outdoor rink has popped up at Ferland Park in Vanderhoof. (Photo submitted)
The Quesnel Kangaroos were set to face the Nechako North Stars in Vanderhoof on Jan. 15, but the game was postponed. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

CIHL game in Vanderhoof rescheduled for Jan. 23 due to COVID-19

The Quesnel Kangaroos were set to play the Nechako North Stars this weekend

The Quesnel Kangaroos were set to face the Nechako North Stars in Vanderhoof on Jan. 15, but the game was postponed. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Northern Capitals and the Greater Vancouver Comets pose for a group photo at the 2020 BC Winter Classic at the Ernie Sam Memorial Arena. (Cariboo Hockey photo)

Annual Winter Classic set to return for hockey action in Vanderhoof, Fort St. James

“It’s a good time,” says Cariboo Hockey director of media relations

The Northern Capitals and the Greater Vancouver Comets pose for a group photo at the 2020 BC Winter Classic at the Ernie Sam Memorial Arena. (Cariboo Hockey photo)
Shannon Woode at her studio in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof artist loving their return home

Shannon Woode has moved back from the Sunshine Coast

Shannon Woode at her studio in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
A snowfall warning has been issued for Fort St James and Vanderhoof, with snow expected to start falling Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Black Press Media)

Multiple weather warnings issued for Vanderhoof, Fort St. James

Extreme cold warning reissued Tuesday, snowfall warning issued for Wednesday

A snowfall warning has been issued for Fort St James and Vanderhoof, with snow expected to start falling Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Black Press Media)
Magdalena Saito shows her improvements in painting portraits. The painting on the left was her first portrait, and on the right is her hundredth. (Photo submitted)

Challenge success: local artist paints 100 portraits

A new art exhibit is on display at the Vanderhoof Public Library

Magdalena Saito shows her improvements in painting portraits. The painting on the left was her first portrait, and on the right is her hundredth. (Photo submitted)
Yellowhead Road & Bridge Ltd. in Vanderhoof was named a community service award recipient at this year’s B.C. Transportation Contractor of the Year Awards of Excellence. (BC Government photo)

Vanderhoof’s Yellowhead Road & Bridge awarded for community service

B.C. recognizes transportation and maintenance contractors

Yellowhead Road & Bridge Ltd. in Vanderhoof was named a community service award recipient at this year’s B.C. Transportation Contractor of the Year Awards of Excellence. (BC Government photo)
The first ever fully net-zero home built in northern B.C. was built in Fort St. James. The town has become something of a leader in energy-efficient homes thanks to Northern Homecraft, a Vanderhoof company. (Photo Northern Homecraft)

Fort St. James homeowners leading the way with energy efficient homes

Vanderhoof company wins awards for work they are doing in Fort St. James

The first ever fully net-zero home built in northern B.C. was built in Fort St. James. The town has become something of a leader in energy-efficient homes thanks to Northern Homecraft, a Vanderhoof company. (Photo Northern Homecraft)
Vanderhoof RCMP detachment seen on Nov. 25, 2021, after a man was seen with a long gun targeting the building. (Aman Parhar/Vanderhoof Omineca Express)

UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder after shots fired at Vanderhoof police, sparking lockdown

RCMP are asking any members of the public with video of a shooting to step forward

Vanderhoof RCMP detachment seen on Nov. 25, 2021, after a man was seen with a long gun targeting the building. (Aman Parhar/Vanderhoof Omineca Express)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) investigates officer-involved incidents that result in death or serious harm. (File photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) investigates officer-involved incidents that result in death or serious harm. (File photo)
Caleb Goncalves is helped off the ice in the first period. Goncalves would be taken out of the arena on a stretcher by paramedics. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Kangroos defeat Nechako North Stars in home opener, player leaves arena on stretcher

Nechako’s Caleb Goncalves was taken out of the arena by paramedics after a first period injury.

Caleb Goncalves is helped off the ice in the first period. Goncalves would be taken out of the arena on a stretcher by paramedics. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Saik’uz First Nation held a news conference Friday, Oct. 15 declaring forest management in its territory must change immediately. (Saik’uz First Nation Facebook screen grab)

Saik’uz First Nation makes swift changes to forest management in its territory

“When you look out in our territory all I see is devastation,” said Chief Priscilla Mueller

Saik’uz First Nation held a news conference Friday, Oct. 15 declaring forest management in its territory must change immediately. (Saik’uz First Nation Facebook screen grab)
Vanderhoof District Council, on Oct. 12, passed three readings of a bylaw amendment which will allow for greater transparency with public and media accessibility through online or electronic meetings and will permit council members to attend virtually. (Photo: supplied)
Vanderhoof District Council, on Oct. 12, passed three readings of a bylaw amendment which will allow for greater transparency with public and media accessibility through online or electronic meetings, and will permit council members to attend virtually. (Photo: supplied)

Vanderhoof District Council passed 1st, 2nd, 3rd bylaw reading to allow electronic meetings

Greater transparency with public and media access now permitted electronically

Vanderhoof District Council, on Oct. 12, passed three readings of a bylaw amendment which will allow for greater transparency with public and media accessibility through online or electronic meetings and will permit council members to attend virtually. (Photo: supplied)
Vanderhoof District Council, on Oct. 12, passed three readings of a bylaw amendment which will allow for greater transparency with public and media accessibility through online or electronic meetings, and will permit council members to attend virtually. (Photo: supplied)
The Vanderhoof RCMP detachment serves Vanderhoof, Cluculz Lake, Stoney Creek and Bulkley-Nechako Regional District Electoral Area F. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Vanderhoof RCMP seek suspects in bear spray attack

Incident at Co-op Mall parking lot under investigation

The Vanderhoof RCMP detachment serves Vanderhoof, Cluculz Lake, Stoney Creek and Bulkley-Nechako Regional District Electoral Area F. (Rebecca Dyok photo)