Vanderhoof

This female weighing 152.7 kilograms or 335.9 pounds had spawned this year at the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Centre. (Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initative Facebook page)
This female weighing 152.7 kilograms or 335.9 pounds had spawned this year at the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Centre. (Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initative Facebook page)
Mayor for the District of Vanderhoof, Gerry Thiessen gave thanks to Bulkley Nechako Regional District Area F director, Jerry Petersen who he said had agreed to provide some gas tax funds to assist with the Riverside Park project. Work still needs to be completed on the washhouse as well as landscaping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Work on Vanderhoof’s Riverside Park nearing completion

“It’s a pretty exciting project,” says mayor Gerry Thiessen

Mayor for the District of Vanderhoof, Gerry Thiessen gave thanks to Bulkley Nechako Regional District Area F director, Jerry Petersen who he said had agreed to provide some gas tax funds to assist with the Riverside Park project. Work still needs to be completed on the washhouse as well as landscaping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The flag at Saik’uz First Nation will remain at half-mast for 215 days. It was lowered at 2:15 p.m. Monday, May 31. Chief Priscilla Mueller encourages Canadians to read the Truth and Reconciliation report. “Understand its 94 calls to action and participate in the rectification of this grave injustice,” she said. (Photo submitted)
The flag at Saik’uz First Nation will remain at half-mast for 215 days. It was lowered at 2:15 p.m. Monday, May 31. Chief Priscilla Mueller encourages Canadians to read the Truth and Reconciliation report. “Understand its 94 calls to action and participate in the rectification of this grave injustice,” she said. (Photo submitted)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

$500,000 damage caused to bulldozers after attempted theft near Vanderhoof

Bulldozers hotwired on Barlow Lake Forest Service Road, says RCMP

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
A late afternoon of cricket was enjoyed last year at Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Photo submitted)

Cricket gains attention in Vanderhoof

Popular overseas sports played locally since 2019

A late afternoon of cricket was enjoyed last year at Nechako Valley Secondary School. (Photo submitted)
Vanderhoof’s Sara Green is competing in the Greatest Baker. (Photo submitted)

Vanerhoof local vying to be named ‘The Greatest Baker’

Sara Green of Kylie Cakes seeking votes in online contest

Vanderhoof’s Sara Green is competing in the Greatest Baker. (Photo submitted)
President of Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association, David Simoes. (Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association Facebook photo)
President of Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association, David Simoes. (Vanderhoof Minor Hockey Association Facebook photo)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Aircraft take off from Vanderhoof’s municipal airport. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Aircraft take off from Vanderhoof’s municipal airport. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Jim Woodruff from the Vanderhoof Curling Club has won volunteer of the year by Curl BC. (Photo submitted)

Jim Woodruff awarded Curl BC Volunteer of the Year

“It really is fun making nice ice.”

Jim Woodruff from the Vanderhoof Curling Club has won volunteer of the year by Curl BC. (Photo submitted)
A groundbreaking ceremony for Cluculz Lake’s new fire hall will take place Tuesday, June 22. The current fire hall is able to only store one apparatus. (Photo submitted)

New fire hall on the way for Cluculz Lake

Approximate $950,000 facility anticipated to be completed by this fall

A groundbreaking ceremony for Cluculz Lake’s new fire hall will take place Tuesday, June 22. The current fire hall is able to only store one apparatus. (Photo submitted)
Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce moved to its new location on Stewart Street West earlier this month. (Michelle Roberge photo)

New space for Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce

Chamber moves to West Stewart Street

Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce moved to its new location on Stewart Street West earlier this month. (Michelle Roberge photo)
A fundraiser has been launched for local senior Mary Klassen after a fire destroyed her mobile home Friday, May 7. (Aman Parhar photo)

Fire destroys home at C.J.’s Trailer Park

Two other structures damaged by heat exposure

A fundraiser has been launched for local senior Mary Klassen after a fire destroyed her mobile home Friday, May 7. (Aman Parhar photo)
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)