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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 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)
New grants announced by the ministry of forests, towards projects that will help convert wood waste into pellets and pulp products. (Black Press file photo)

Over $2 million in funding given to projects for wood waste recovery

These grants were announced in Prince George Thursday and have been given to four projects.

New grants announced by the ministry of forests, towards projects that will help convert wood waste into pellets and pulp products. (Black Press file photo)
Shown is the route the Coastal GasLink project will take up to Kitimat. (File photo)

Coastal GasLink work camp in Vanderhoof gets approved by the ALC

The work camp behind the Vanderhoof airport was first rejected by the commission in October last year

Shown is the route the Coastal GasLink project will take up to Kitimat. (File photo)
The Prince George University of Northern BC campus. (Photo courtesy UNBC)

Nak’azdli and UNBC form partnership to preserve inter-generational stories

“Stories can empower. Stories can bring people together. Stories can be instructive,”…

The Prince George University of Northern BC campus. (Photo courtesy UNBC)
Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

The premier will still be visiting the city, but the location and day will not be made public

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor
(BC Hydro outage map)

New year, no power: Thousands in B.C. Interior in the dark after snowstorm

More snow is expected in the southern and central interiors

(BC Hydro outage map)
RCMP arrest U.S. man believed to be in Canada illegally after string of Vanderhoof Airport thefts

RCMP arrest U.S. man believed to be in Canada illegally after string of Vanderhoof Airport thefts

Vanderhoof RCMP arrested a 27-year old U.S. citizen on Nov. 23

RCMP arrest U.S. man believed to be in Canada illegally after string of Vanderhoof Airport thefts
Shown is the Vanderhoof airport which is right next to the parcel of land being considered for the Coastal GasLink work camp. (Aman Parhar photo)

B.C. municipality wants ALC to reconsider their decision in regard to pipeline work camp

The ALC had rejected the construction of the Coastal GasLink work camp behind the Vanderhoof airport in October

Shown is the Vanderhoof airport which is right next to the parcel of land being considered for the Coastal GasLink work camp. (Aman Parhar photo)
University of Northern British Columbia. (File photo)

UNBC professor appointed climate change and water security research chair

Nearly $1.5 million in research funding for this project has come from NSERC and Rio Tinto

University of Northern British Columbia. (File photo)
Conifex’s forest tenure has been transferred to Hampton Lumber in Fort St. James

Conifex’s forest tenure has been transferred to Hampton Lumber in Fort St. James

Hampton has committed to building a sawmill and getting it operational within 36 months

Conifex’s forest tenure has been transferred to Hampton Lumber in Fort St. James
Shown is the Nechako River on B.C. Rivers Day held Sept. 22, 2019. (Aman Parhar photo)

Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations court battle against RioTinto Alcan to start next week

Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations are taking Rio Tinto Alcan to court over their functioning of the Kenney Dam that affects the Nechako River

Shown is the Nechako River on B.C. Rivers Day held Sept. 22, 2019. (Aman Parhar photo)
Alison Desmarais has been chosen for the 2019 RBC Training Ground national final in Calgary. (Submitted photo)

Vanderhoof athlete one in 100 chosen for the first RBC Training Ground national final

Speedskater Alison Desmarais is also the only northern B.C. athlete chosen for the event

Alison Desmarais has been chosen for the 2019 RBC Training Ground national final in Calgary. (Submitted photo)
Aug. 24, 2019 — Nechako Valley Search and Rescue hosted a B.C. tracking association course over the weekend. Members are shown analysing a foot print as part of the introductory course called Track Aware which was guided by Chris Mushumanski. SAR members who already have some track aware courses, were taking the Tracker course which is more advanced. There were trained by Jeni Christie, president of B.C. tracking association. “In B.C. for search, tracking is a really important skill used on many searches, especially here in the north. Having skilled trackers is really essential in reducing the area you are going to search, finding that subject faster, getting a direction of travel from where they were last seen,” Mushumanski said. (Aman Parhar photo)

Mitigating stress while being a search and rescue volunteer

The CISM program helps members dealing with stress, says SAR volunteer

Aug. 24, 2019 — Nechako Valley Search and Rescue hosted a B.C. tracking association course over the weekend. Members are shown analysing a foot print as part of the introductory course called Track Aware which was guided by Chris Mushumanski. SAR members who already have some track aware courses, were taking the Tracker course which is more advanced. There were trained by Jeni Christie, president of B.C. tracking association. “In B.C. for search, tracking is a really important skill used on many searches, especially here in the north. Having skilled trackers is really essential in reducing the area you are going to search, finding that subject faster, getting a direction of travel from where they were last seen,” Mushumanski said. (Aman Parhar photo)
Job fair held at Kwah Hall in Fort St. James on July 31. Over 35 employers came for the fair. (Aman Parhar photo)

Northern residents out of work from sawmill sale voice uncertainty about future

A job fair was held at Kwah Hall in Fort St. James on July 31 to help workers transition to other jobs

Job fair held at Kwah Hall in Fort St. James on July 31. Over 35 employers came for the fair. (Aman Parhar photo)
(Black Press file photo)

21 Northern B.C. mayors urge Ottawa to help struggling forest industry

Letter aims to seek assistance through federal programs to deal with the crisis

(Black Press file photo)
Fort St. James municipal office. (File photo)

B.C. town declares financial crisis after sawmill closure leaves 230 workers jobless

The District will have a job fair on July 31 to help workers find transitioning jobs

Fort St. James municipal office. (File photo)
Dawn Scott, Maddy’s mother at their house in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar photo)

Madison Scott’s mother hosts event to keep search for her missing daughter alive

Eight years ago, the Vanderhoof teenager disappeared, and the RCMP continue to chase leads

Dawn Scott, Maddy’s mother at their house in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar photo)
Update: Active wildfire raging in Lejac near Fraser Lake not contained yet

Update: Active wildfire raging in Lejac near Fraser Lake not contained yet

The fire has grown to 260 hectares in size as of Sunday morning

Update: Active wildfire raging in Lejac near Fraser Lake not contained yet
Shown is the Shovel Lake Fire that burned approximately six km north of Fraser Lake last year. (BC Wildfire photo)

Evacuation plans being made as wildfire rages near Fraser Lake

The fire has grown 100 hectares in size

Shown is the Shovel Lake Fire that burned approximately six km north of Fraser Lake last year. (BC Wildfire photo)