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Rapid Response Team deployment in Fort St. James ended Dec. 16. The team can be deployed at any time as the need warrants to communities across B.C. (BC EHS/ Twitter)

COVID-19 paramedic task force leaves Fort St. James; B.C. to send an extra ambulance

Vancouver based, highly trained BC EHS Rapid Response Team end deployment in the community

Rapid Response Team deployment in Fort St. James ended Dec. 16. The team can be deployed at any time as the need warrants to communities across B.C. (BC EHS/ Twitter)
MLA John Rustad with Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during his swearing-in ceremony. (Submitted photo)
MLA John Rustad with Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during his swearing-in ceremony. (Submitted photo)

John Rustad officially sworn in as Nechako Lakes MLA

Will focus on forests, natural resources

MLA John Rustad with Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during his swearing-in ceremony. (Submitted photo)
MLA John Rustad with Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during his swearing-in ceremony. (Submitted photo)
Price is believed to be driving a green, 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up with BC license plate PB2285. This is not his vehicle and is being used for reference only. (BC RCMP photo)

Criminality involved in Fort St. James man’s disappearance: BC RCMP

William Leonard Price was last seen on Aug. 29.

Price is believed to be driving a green, 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up with BC license plate PB2285. This is not his vehicle and is being used for reference only. (BC RCMP photo)
Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeded authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)
The new rest area will be located 45 kms east of Burns Lake. (Flickr photo)

New rest area on Highway 16 between Vanderhoof and Burns Lake

The Savory Rest Area cost $2.3 million and construction began in August 2019.

The new rest area will be located 45 kms east of Burns Lake. (Flickr photo)
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)
Kenny Dam in the Nechako Watershed. (Rio Tinto website photo)

Northern B.C. First Nations wrap up testimony against Rio Tinto (Alcan), B.C. and Canada

Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations have taken Rio Tinto (Alcan), B.C. and Canada to court over the construction and operation of the Kenney Dam on the Nechako River.

Kenny Dam in the Nechako Watershed. (Rio Tinto website photo)
Once developed, the Blackwater Project was expected to produce more gold than all other New Gold operations combined. (Submitted image)

New Gold to sell Blackwater Gold project for $190 million

The company made the announcement on Tuesday, June 9.

Once developed, the Blackwater Project was expected to produce more gold than all other New Gold operations combined. (Submitted image)
Vanderhoof’s Flying Club had held a pumpkin drop in November, 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

‘Great Regional Air Hug’ being organized by the Vanderhoof International Airshow Society

A multi-aircraft flyover over the region is being planned for August 15.

Vanderhoof’s Flying Club had held a pumpkin drop in November, 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Shown is Canfor’s closed Vavenby sawmill. (File photo)

Canfor announces permanent closure of Isle Pierre Mill

The company also announced curtailments at their pulp mills in Prince George.

Shown is Canfor’s closed Vavenby sawmill. (File photo)
Shown is Canfor’s closed Vavenby sawmill. (File photo)

Canfor announces permanent closure of Isle Pierre Mill

The company also announced curtailments at their pulp mills in Prince George.

Shown is Canfor’s closed Vavenby sawmill. (File photo)
Becca Shears, Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Facebook photo)

How to cope with your mental health during a global pandemic

Becca Shears, clinical counsellor in Vanderhoof speaks about ways to deal with stress and anxiety during this time.

Becca Shears, Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Facebook photo)
COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC

Resources for businesses and workers dealing with COVID-19 layoffs and closures

Here is a list of resources to navigate the system during the global pandemic.

COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC
Bald eagle hit by a train in Vanderhoof, taken to the Lower Mainland by BC Conservation Officers. (BCCOS photo)

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Bald eagle hit by a train in Vanderhoof, taken to the Lower Mainland by BC Conservation Officers. (BCCOS photo)
13 caribou spotted in the Omineca region of northern B.C., close to where the illegal snowmobile activity took place. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)

Illegal fishing, snowmobiling caught in Caribou-protected areas of northern B.C.

Closures are to support the recovery of caribou herds: BC Conservation Officer Service

13 caribou spotted in the Omineca region of northern B.C., close to where the illegal snowmobile activity took place. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)
Displaying their Moose Hide Campaign pins in the photo are Spencer Hammond, aboriginal connect coordinator and Bev Best, manager aboriginal student engagement. (UNBC photo)

‘A long way to go’: UNBC hosts Moose Hide Campaign gathering on Feb. 24

The event is a part of a movement to stand up against violence inflicted on women and children

Displaying their Moose Hide Campaign pins in the photo are Spencer Hammond, aboriginal connect coordinator and Bev Best, manager aboriginal student engagement. (UNBC photo)
A “serious collision” has shut down Highway 97 in both directions just south of Prince George. (Observer File Photo)

One dead in multi-vehicle collision involving logging truck on northern B.C. highway

DriveBC says highway expected to remain closed until 8 p.m.

A “serious collision” has shut down Highway 97 in both directions just south of Prince George. (Observer File Photo)
Camp site for the Coastal GasLink pipeline coming through Vanderhoof. The parcel of land is behind the municipal airport. Snow and tree clearing is underway. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Coastal GasLink pipeline work camp in Vanderhoof allowed under ‘unique’ ALC conditions

Approximately 1100 workers expected to be in the district by mid-July this year

Camp site for the Coastal GasLink pipeline coming through Vanderhoof. The parcel of land is behind the municipal airport. Snow and tree clearing is underway. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Court of Appeals. (File photo)

New trial ordered in ‘brutal’ murder of Fribjon Bjornson

B.C. Court of Appeal rules trial judge failed to give key information to jurors

Court of Appeals. (File photo)
Court of Appeals. (File photo)

New trial ordered in Vanderhoof man’s ‘brutal’ murder in basement

B.C. Court of Appeal rules trial judge failed to give key information to jurors in the Fribjon Bjornson case

Court of Appeals. (File photo)