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David Schroeter, CAO for the District of Fort St. James. (Submitted photo)

District of Fort St. James has a new Chief Administrative Officer

David Schroeter has been appointed to the position after serving as the acting CAO since April this year.

David Schroeter, CAO for the District of Fort St. James. (Submitted photo)
Two Indigenous communities have signed an agreement with the province to share the mineral tax revenue of the approved Blackwater Gold Mine. (New Gold photo)

Artemis Gold completes acquistion of Blackwater Gold project

Mayor Gerry Thiessen says he is looking forward to meet Artemis Gold officials in-person.

Two Indigenous communities have signed an agreement with the province to share the mineral tax revenue of the approved Blackwater Gold Mine. (New Gold photo)
Newly elected Chief and Council at Kwah Hall during the swearing-in-ceremony held Aug. 27. From left — Elizabeth Sam, Fred Sam, Aileen Prince, Alyssa Lepka, Murial Sam. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Nak’azdli Whut’en makes history electing their first-ever woman Chief

Aileen Prince was sworn in at a ceremony held in Kwah Hall Aug. 27

Newly elected Chief and Council at Kwah Hall during the swearing-in-ceremony held Aug. 27. From left — Elizabeth Sam, Fred Sam, Aileen Prince, Alyssa Lepka, Murial Sam. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Katrina Slorstad from Fort St. James won the award for Best Growth Opportunity Category at Thrive North. Shown are the winners in Terrace last year. From left - Lucy Sager, Brittany Kinahan, Katrina Slorstad and Cameron Bell. (Press release photo)

Stuart Lake Recycling Co-op in Fort St. James has been incorporated

Kat Solrstad is the community builder for the month.

Katrina Slorstad from Fort St. James won the award for Best Growth Opportunity Category at Thrive North. Shown are the winners in Terrace last year. From left - Lucy Sager, Brittany Kinahan, Katrina Slorstad and Cameron Bell. (Press release photo)
A photo of council taken before Bev Playfair (centre) stepped down as mayor in March this year. L to R — Judy Greenaway, Dr. Paul Stent, Bev Playfair, Corey Gingrich, Jennifer Howell. (Submitted photo)

Fort St. James by-election to be held in September; Nominations open

Cast your vote to choose the next mayor.

A photo of council taken before Bev Playfair (centre) stepped down as mayor in March this year. L to R — Judy Greenaway, Dr. Paul Stent, Bev Playfair, Corey Gingrich, Jennifer Howell. (Submitted photo)
Vanderhoof International Airshow Society have announced their route for the Great Regional Air Hug of 2020. (Vanderhoof International Airshow Society Facebook photo)

Route announced for the Great Regional Air Hug of 2020

Aircraft will be departing from the Vanderhoof Municipal Airport at 12 p.m. on Aug. 15

Vanderhoof International Airshow Society have announced their route for the Great Regional Air Hug of 2020. (Vanderhoof International Airshow Society Facebook photo)
MMIWG awareness walk began at Kwah Hall and participants walked through the district while singing and drumming. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

“Let’s break the silence because we can”

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s awareness walk held Saturday in Fort St. James

MMIWG awareness walk began at Kwah Hall and participants walked through the district while singing and drumming. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)

Smoke seen over northern B.C. from wildfires in the U.S. and Siberia

Smoke was seen over Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Prince George on Friday, July 31.

The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)
A hiker was rescued from the Fraser Mountain Trail, after she fell and broke her leg on Wednesday, July 29. (Photo courtesy of Nechako Valley Search and Rescue)

Northern B.C. SAR groups ‘rope rescue’ hiker near Fort Fraser

Volunteers from both Vanderhoof and Prince George helped in the rescue.

A hiker was rescued from the Fraser Mountain Trail, after she fell and broke her leg on Wednesday, July 29. (Photo courtesy of Nechako Valley Search and Rescue)
A hiker was rescued from the Fraser Mountain Trail, after she fell and broke her leg on Wednesday, July 29. (Photo courtesy of Nechako Valley Search and Rescue)

Northern B.C. SAR groups ‘rope rescue’ hiker near Fort Fraser

Volunteers from both Vanderhoof and Prince George helped in the rescue.

A hiker was rescued from the Fraser Mountain Trail, after she fell and broke her leg on Wednesday, July 29. (Photo courtesy of Nechako Valley Search and Rescue)
School District 91 logo. (Black Press files)

New principal appointed at Evelyn Dickson Elementary School in Vanderhoof

Staff changes announced by School District 91.

School District 91 logo. (Black Press files)
Aug 24, 2019 — Caledonia Day in Fort St. James was held at National Historic Site on Aug. 24. The chicken races took an unexpected turn which got the announcer in the lane to give them a little encouragement. Apart from the races, residents and visitors enjoyed their day with javelin throws, target shooting and the famous pie auction. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

Fort St. James chicken races move online

The “world class chicken races” in northern B.C. can now be watched on the national historic site’s Facebook Page.

Aug 24, 2019 — Caledonia Day in Fort St. James was held at National Historic Site on Aug. 24. The chicken races took an unexpected turn which got the announcer in the lane to give them a little encouragement. Apart from the races, residents and visitors enjoyed their day with javelin throws, target shooting and the famous pie auction. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
Pride Flag. (Conributed)

RCMP advocating for pride sidewalk in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

Constable from the Fort St. James RCMP makes request in a letter to mayor and council

Pride Flag. (Conributed)
Fort St. James municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

Council briefs

Here are some discussions from the July 14 virtual meeting of council

Fort St. James municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
Vanderhoof Lodge. (Photo submitted by Suzanne Wilton, CGL spokesperson)

Coastal GasLink pipe installation scheduled to begin in August

The pipeline company said workforce will continue growing as construction activities ‘ramp up’

Vanderhoof Lodge. (Photo submitted by Suzanne Wilton, CGL spokesperson)
RCMP vehicle. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

‘Erratic’ driver arrested on Highway 16 near Vanderhoof

A 23-year-old man from Calgary, Alberta, was arrested on July 6 and faces multiple charges.

RCMP vehicle. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Update: Woman arrested in ongoing homicide investigation in Prince George

Mounties are asking for public’s assistance in the case.

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Homicide investigation underway in Prince George

A 26-year-old woman has died as a result of stabbing.

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Fort St. James municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

By-election to be held once more clarity is provided by the province: District

Municipal council discussed the by-election, Official Community Plan, CAO Melany Helmer’s resignation.

Fort St. James municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Police search for Good Samaritans who intervened an assault

Fort St. James RCMP said the incident occured on June 14.

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)