Vanderhoof

Farmers’ Markets in Vanderhoof are set to run every Thursday at Ferland Parking starting June, 3. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

First Farmers’ Market of the season to open Thursday, June 3

Earlier date set for the market this year

Farmers’ Markets in Vanderhoof are set to run every Thursday at Ferland Parking starting June, 3. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Gerry Thiessen (left) with his spouse Lesley is encouraging others to sign up to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Both have recently received their first shot. (Photo submitted)

Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen encourages others to get vaccinated

“If not for yourself, please do it for others in our community.”

Gerry Thiessen (left) with his spouse Lesley is encouraging others to sign up to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Both have recently received their first shot. (Photo submitted)
Terra-Lynn Culberson mostly uses acrylics for her paintings. (Terra-Lynn Culberson photo)

Terra-Lynn Culberson is Vanderhoof’s latest artist of the month

Art a life-passion for artist of many skills

Terra-Lynn Culberson mostly uses acrylics for her paintings. (Terra-Lynn Culberson photo)
Highway 16 between Prince George and Vanderhoof was reduced to single lane alternating traffic April 21, 2021 at Cluculz Lake between East Bay and Lloyd Drive due to a slide. (YRB Vanderhoof photo)

Repair efforts continuing on Highway 16 after slide

Two-way traffic restored earlier this week

Highway 16 between Prince George and Vanderhoof was reduced to single lane alternating traffic April 21, 2021 at Cluculz Lake between East Bay and Lloyd Drive due to a slide. (YRB Vanderhoof photo)
Vaccination clinics are set to run from April 30 to May 1, May 3 to May 8 and May 10 to May 14 at the Nechako Senior Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof. (File photo)

Vanderhoof mayor encourages residents to register for local vaccination clinic

Clinics to take place April 30 to May 1, May 3 to May 8 and May 10 to May 14

Vaccination clinics are set to run from April 30 to May 1, May 3 to May 8 and May 10 to May 14 at the Nechako Senior Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof. (File photo)
Kelvin Mickelson with his wife Melissa enjoy a cold winter day on Sinkut Lake near Vanderhoof in early January 2016. Mickelson said Para Ice Hockey Qld has currently designed and is trialing a wheeled version of the sled that he hopes will provide schools with a floor version of the sport. (Photo submitted)

Sinkut Lake and its connection to Sledge hockey in Australia

Icy lake in northern B.C. helps inspire founder of Para Ice Hockey Qld

Kelvin Mickelson with his wife Melissa enjoy a cold winter day on Sinkut Lake near Vanderhoof in early January 2016. Mickelson said Para Ice Hockey Qld has currently designed and is trialing a wheeled version of the sled that he hopes will provide schools with a floor version of the sport. (Photo submitted)
These two-year-old juvenile Nechako white sturgeon are anticipated to be released sometime this June. Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre hatchery manager Mike Manky said they are approximately 70 centimetres long. (Mike Manky photo)

Juvenile Nechako white sturgeon to be released in June

Annual release to be closed to the public, says hatchery manager

These two-year-old juvenile Nechako white sturgeon are anticipated to be released sometime this June. Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre hatchery manager Mike Manky said they are approximately 70 centimetres long. (Mike Manky photo)
Four young women prepare to model Magic Wand dresses at a fashion show. Magic Wand provides grad dresses and tuxedos for a nominal fee. (Submitted File Photo)

Nominations available for Cindrella Dreams Program in Vanderhoof

New organizer excited to help graduates with formal wear

Four young women prepare to model Magic Wand dresses at a fashion show. Magic Wand provides grad dresses and tuxedos for a nominal fee. (Submitted File Photo)
Police vest. (Angie Mindus photo)
Police vest. (Angie Mindus photo)
Canadian Forces Snowbird fan checks out the cockpit of a Canadair CT-114 Tutor at the 2018 Vanderhoof International Airshow. (Black Press file photo)
Canadian Forces Snowbird fan checks out the cockpit of a Canadair CT-114 Tutor at the 2018 Vanderhoof International Airshow. (Black Press file photo)
Newly elected Saik’uz First Nation Councillors Jasmine Thomas (left) shakes hands with Alison Johnny at a swearing in ceremony held Wednesday, March 31. (Saik’uz First Nation Facebook image)

Saik’uz First Nation Councillors take oath of office

Swearing-in ceremony recently held for Jasmine Thomas and Alison Johnny

Newly elected Saik’uz First Nation Councillors Jasmine Thomas (left) shakes hands with Alison Johnny at a swearing in ceremony held Wednesday, March 31. (Saik’uz First Nation Facebook image)
Canadian Forces Snowbird fan checks out the cockpit of a Canadair CT-114 Tutor at the 2018 Vanderhoof International Airshow. (Black Press file photo)
Canadian Forces Snowbird fan checks out the cockpit of a Canadair CT-114 Tutor at the 2018 Vanderhoof International Airshow. (Black Press file photo)
Priscilla Mueller. 
(Submitted photo)

Meet some influential leaders in the region

Five women in Vanderhoof share their inspirational journey with the Express in our special feature for Women’s Day

Priscilla Mueller. 
(Submitted photo)
NDIT logo.

NDIT grants over $160K to Vanderhoof for street lighting project on Burrard

Total cost of the project is approximately $380,000

NDIT logo.
Courtney Siemens, vice-president of the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society and Jerry Petersen, RDBN Director of Electoral Area “F” standing in front of the new entrance doors to the Arena. (Submitted photo)

Phase 1 of upgrades at Nechako Valley fairgrounds now complete

Phase 2-4 of the Arena Renovation are in planning and fundraising stages.

Courtney Siemens, vice-president of the Nechako Valley Exhibition Society and Jerry Petersen, RDBN Director of Electoral Area “F” standing in front of the new entrance doors to the Arena. (Submitted photo)
Nechako Figure Skating Club Canskate members Aubrie Sholer (from left), Renee Janzen, Alina Borno, Presley Stuckless, Sophia Reid and Layla Whittaker skate during a recent practice at the Vanderhoof Arena. (Photo submitted)

Nechako Figure Skating Club awarded local sport relief funds

“It will definitely help us recover from this and help us go on for another year.”

Nechako Figure Skating Club Canskate members Aubrie Sholer (from left), Renee Janzen, Alina Borno, Presley Stuckless, Sophia Reid and Layla Whittaker skate during a recent practice at the Vanderhoof Arena. (Photo submitted)
New three-storey seniors housing complex being builton the corner of Church Avenue and Victoria Street in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Housing availability a top priority for district: mayor

In Vanderhoof, 146 properties sold in 2020 worth $42.7 million

New three-storey seniors housing complex being builton the corner of Church Avenue and Victoria Street in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Aerial view of Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar - Omineca Express)

Saik’uz First Nation and District of Vanderhoof continue relationship building

It must be a relationship built on trust and friendship, says Mayor Gerry Thiessen

Aerial view of Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar - Omineca Express)