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RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Shots fired in Fort St. James; public asked to avoid North Road

Suspects should be considered armed and dangerous at the time, police say

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
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)

VIDEO: Suspect arrested in Vanderhoof after active shooter sparks city-wide lockdown

Man seen with long gun targeting the RCMP detachment in the middle of town

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)
A recent delegation to a school board meeting in Vanderhoof brought up issues parents have with the way diversity, indigenous history are taught amongst other things. (School District 91 logo/website)

Parent delegation to school board meeting prompts reactions

Student Voice group ask for more diversity education

A recent delegation to a school board meeting in Vanderhoof brought up issues parents have with the way diversity, indigenous history are taught amongst other things. (School District 91 logo/website)
There were 61 new cases reported in the Nechako Health region between Oct. 10 and Oct. 16. (British Columbia Centre for Disease control)

COVID cases drop to 61 in Nechako Health region

937 active cases in Northern Health as of Oct. 21

There were 61 new cases reported in the Nechako Health region between Oct. 10 and Oct. 16. (British Columbia Centre for Disease control)
A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Vanderhoof top doctor urges residents to take the vaccine

High case rates overwhelming hospitals in the Northern Health region

A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor
Chief Larry Nooski, Chief Priscilla Mueller, Mayor Gerry Thiessen and Chief Robert Michell signed an MOU to work together to restore the health of the Nechako River at Riverside Park in Vanderhoof on Sept. 29. (Aman Parhar photo)

First Nations and RDBN sign MOU to restore health of Nechako river

Saik’uz, Stellat’en and Nadleh Whut’en First Nations sign historic agreement

Chief Larry Nooski, Chief Priscilla Mueller, Mayor Gerry Thiessen and Chief Robert Michell signed an MOU to work together to restore the health of the Nechako River at Riverside Park in Vanderhoof on Sept. 29. (Aman Parhar photo)
Smudging being held at the healing ceremony. Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for cleansing the soul of negative thoughts. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Smudging being held at the healing ceremony. Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for cleansing the soul of negative thoughts. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Dawn and Eldon Scott at their residence in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

‘What the hell happened?’ Asks mother of missing B.C. woman Madison Scott

The 20-year-old’s mom last saw her 10 years ago, she was packing to spend the night camping

Dawn and Eldon Scott at their residence in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Dawn and Eldon Scott at their residence in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

What the hell happened?’ asks mother of missing woman Madison Scott

Madison (Maddy) Scott’s mother, Dawn Scott, has many questions about her daughter,…

Dawn and Eldon Scott at their residence in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)
Expect delays on Highway 16 West due to a landslide between Hillcrest Way and Lloyd Drive on April 21. (Ken Young/Facebook)

Update: Single lane traffic still in effect due to landslide on Highway 16 West

No further information available around when the Highway will fully reopen

Expect delays on Highway 16 West due to a landslide between Hillcrest Way and Lloyd Drive on April 21. (Ken Young/Facebook)
Canadian Forces Snowbird fan checks out the cockpit of a Canadair CT-114 Tutor at the 2018 Vanderhoof International Airshow. (Black Press file photo)

Vanderhoof International Airshow being planned differently this year

Airshow will be held on Aug. 14, 2021

Canadian Forces Snowbird fan checks out the cockpit of a Canadair CT-114 Tutor at the 2018 Vanderhoof International Airshow. (Black Press file photo)
In March, Stellat’en First Nation members received their COVID-19 vaccine, amongst other indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the region. Matthew Summerskill, a registered nurse is shown administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Terry Luggi at the Health Centre in Stellat’en on March 12. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

COVID-19: Vaccine appointments open to everyone 18+ in Fort St. James and Fraser Lake

Northern Health provides update on vaccine clinics in the region

In March, Stellat’en First Nation members received their COVID-19 vaccine, amongst other indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the region. Matthew Summerskill, a registered nurse is shown administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Terry Luggi at the Health Centre in Stellat’en on March 12. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Nechako River, as captured in Oct, 2020. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

RDBN calls on Canada, B.C. and Rio Tinto to restore the natural flow of the Nechako River

Regional district shares concerns over the Water Engagement Initiative organized by Rio Tinto

Nechako River, as captured in Oct, 2020. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Fort St James Green Energy is a biomass facility located in Fort St James, B.C. (Fort St. James Green Energy Facebook photo)

Biomass facility allowed to discharge effluent into Fort St. James lagoon

Fort St. James Green Energy will discharge 100 cubic metres per day into the lagoon system.

Fort St James Green Energy is a biomass facility located in Fort St James, B.C. (Fort St. James Green Energy Facebook photo)
Christine Milino, left, getting hands-on training on naloxone administration by Nadine Isaac from Nak’zadli Whut’en. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Christine Milino, left, getting hands-on training on naloxone administration by Nadine Isaac from Nak’zadli Whut’en. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
B.C. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

B.C.’s Ombudsperson investigated the District of Fort St. James on issues of transparency

“Partial compliance isn’t a complete answer,” stated the Ombudsperson’s annual report

B.C. Ombudsperson Jay Chalke. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
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Coun. Dr. Paul Stent writes weekly letter to residents in Fort St. James

By Dr. Paul Stent, Fort St. James councillor Greetings to all the…

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The $25-million fund will be available to 22 local governments and 27 First Nations near the LNG Canada and Coastal Gaslink projects, along with non-profit organizations that provide critical services to those communities, as stated in a Feb. 2 release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and NDIT. (Coastal GasLink photo)

Province announces $25 million fund to help growth in northern B.C.

Vanderhoof council to discuss applying for fund during Feb. 8 regular meeting of council

The $25-million fund will be available to 22 local governments and 27 First Nations near the LNG Canada and Coastal Gaslink projects, along with non-profit organizations that provide critical services to those communities, as stated in a Feb. 2 release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and NDIT. (Coastal GasLink photo)