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Fort St. James and Sowchea firefighters attend a fire in the early hours of Saturday morning. (Photo courtesy - Steven DeRousie, Fire Chief)

Fire burns down outbuildings and vehicle in Nak’azdli

No injuries were sustained by occupants or firefighters.

Fort St. James and Sowchea firefighters attend a fire in the early hours of Saturday morning. (Photo courtesy - Steven DeRousie, Fire Chief)
Police car. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Drugs seized in Fort St. James after police receive tip from the public

A 36-year-old male was arrested for allegedly trafficking drugs, after which he was released.

Police car. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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)
Theresa Hodson Phillips (right) with Kat Johnson and Danielle Dube during a Canucks Alumni game held in Smithers in February this year. (Submitted photo)

Minor hockey coach sets up virtual meeting with Olympians to keep players engaged

Rebecca Johnson will be interacting with B.C.’s minor hockey players on June 25.

Theresa Hodson Phillips (right) with Kat Johnson and Danielle Dube during a Canucks Alumni game held in Smithers in February this year. (Submitted 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)
(File photo)

Graduation plans in Fort St. James for Class of 2020

Fort St. James Secondary School is set to have their graduation on June 19.

(File photo)
(Black Press File photo)

RCMP lay out yearly ongoing concerns in letter to municipal council

The letter was provided as part of Fort St. James detachment’s annual performance plan.

(Black Press File photo)
Vanderhoof’s Flying Club had held a pumpkin drop in November, 2019. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

“The 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)
This photograph was taken on May 5 at NVSS. As a result of the virus pandemic, teachers are now finding innovative techniques to ensure “continuity of education” for their students. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Health and safety regulations to be followed by schools as they reopen Monday

Ministry of Education wrote a letter to parents dated May 28.

This photograph was taken on May 5 at NVSS. As a result of the virus pandemic, teachers are now finding innovative techniques to ensure “continuity of education” for their students. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Fort St. James Secondary School photo.

School will look a lot different, says Fort St. James Secondary School principal

The principal wrote a letter to parents informing them about what to expect at school on June 1.

Fort St. James Secondary School photo.
7 projects in Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake receive NKDF funding

7 projects in Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake receive NKDF funding

Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society announced $139,702 in funding on May 29.

7 projects in Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake receive NKDF funding
“We can confirm that there have been lab-confirmed cases across the north - in both large and small communities,” says Northern Health. (Image courtesy the CDC)

COVID-19: Fort St. James pharmacy reported to Northern Health for ‘spreading misconceptions’

“We can confirm that there have been lab-confirmed cases across the north - in both large and small communities,” says Northern Health.

“We can confirm that there have been lab-confirmed cases across the north - in both large and small communities,” says Northern Health. (Image courtesy the CDC)
(Black Press files)

COVID-19: PG Community Foundation to disperse community support funds

$197,630 in funding announced by the Prince George Community Foundation

(Black Press files)
In a May 21 news release, Coastal GasLink provided some construction updates. (Coastal GasLink photo)

CGL workforce will gradually increase to 650 workers by end of May

The pipeline company provided a project update on May 21.

In a May 21 news release, Coastal GasLink provided some construction updates. (Coastal GasLink photo)
The Lejac wildfire in 2019, is shown in a handout photo from the BC Wildfire Service. An out-of-control wildfire in central British Columbia prompted a local state of emergency and several evacuations in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)

With wildfire season approaching, here are some tips to be ‘FireSmart’ this year

Q & A with Lindsay King, FireSmart Educator for the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

The Lejac wildfire in 2019, is shown in a handout photo from the BC Wildfire Service. An out-of-control wildfire in central British Columbia prompted a local state of emergency and several evacuations in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service)
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)
Fort St. James municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

COVID-19: No property tax increase for some residents of Fort St. James

The District has frozen property tax rates for residential and light industrial classes.

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