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John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Province invests $75 million in the north

Fort St. James is eligible to receive anywhere between $300,000 to $3.7 million.

John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Northern Health is resuming elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19. (Pixabay photo)

Northern Health resuming elective surgeries

When possible, patients will be assessed through a telephone call prior to surgery, the health agency said.

Northern Health is resuming elective surgeries that were postponed due to COVID-19. (Pixabay photo)
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Cariboo-Prince George MP endorses petition to repeal Trudeau’s gun ban

The ban includes guns that have been used in past Canadian shootings.

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Blocks put on roads leading into Nak’azdli Whut’en. The sign reads: The community is requesting only local traffic and persons conducting business on behalf of the community to go past this point. This is for the safety and protection of our community. Thank you for your compliance. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

‘We have check-points, not road blockades’, say Nak’azdli officials

“Nak’azdli did not advise the fire department immediately before, nor at the time road blocks were being put in place as it was happening on that morning of April 20th,” Fire Chief Steven DeRousie said.

Blocks put on roads leading into Nak’azdli Whut’en. The sign reads: The community is requesting only local traffic and persons conducting business on behalf of the community to go past this point. This is for the safety and protection of our community. Thank you for your compliance. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
Over the past couple of years, the Vanderhoof Airport has seen the number of plane it houses increase dramatically, going from around a dozen to over 50. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)

Over $1.8 M in funding announced for northern B.C. projects

Northern Development Initiative Trust have announced funding for two projects in Vanderhoof amongst others.

Over the past couple of years, the Vanderhoof Airport has seen the number of plane it houses increase dramatically, going from around a dozen to over 50. (Photo/Colin Macgillivray)
Shown is the Trade Store at the Fort St. James National Historic Site with pumpkins leading up to the historical site. (Submitted photo)

Fort St. James residents unhappy with 2020 budget

Budget consideration, Nak’azdli road blockades and more being discussed by council

Shown is the Trade Store at the Fort St. James National Historic Site with pumpkins leading up to the historical site. (Submitted photo)
Shoulder erosion West of Endako on Coray Subdivision Road. (YRB Facebook photo)

Shoulder erosion causes delays west of Endako on Highway 16

Traffic west of Endako on Highway 16 will see delays due to…

Shoulder erosion West of Endako on Coray Subdivision Road. (YRB Facebook photo)
Flooding has caused Pinchi Lake Road North to be closed on April 22. (YRB Facebook photo)

Flooding causes road closure north of Fort St. James

Flooding has caused Pinchi Lake Road, north of Fort St. James to…

Flooding has caused Pinchi Lake Road North to be closed on April 22. (YRB Facebook photo)
Fort St. James municipal office. (File photo)

Here is a look into the district’s economic development projects

The report was published in the April 8 regular public meeting agenda.

Fort St. James municipal office. (File photo)
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Education methods will not look the same for every student: SD91

“We can’t use a one size fits all approach,” says School District 91 official.

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Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation’s Spirit Day has been rescheduled to September 17, 2020. (Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation photo)

Annual 11-hour Radiothon held in Prince George rescheduled to September

Spirit Day aims to raise money for healthcare in the north.

Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation’s Spirit Day has been rescheduled to September 17, 2020. (Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation photo)
United Way of Northern BC has initiated a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help the most vulnerable. The organization is also calling on people to help each other during these ‘uncertain times’. (Pixabay photo)

Northern B.C. charity rolling out COVID-19 relief funds soon

United Way of Northern BC say funding requests are outweighing the amount of donations received.

United Way of Northern BC has initiated a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help the most vulnerable. The organization is also calling on people to help each other during these ‘uncertain times’. (Pixabay photo)
Sinkut river, down Blackwater Road in Vanderhoof on March 26, 2020. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Sinkut river, down Blackwater Road in Vanderhoof on March 26, 2020. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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)
Nechako Lumber Co Ltd. in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)                                Nechako Lumber Co Ltd. in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Sinclar Group curtailing all sawmill operations temporarily

Nechako Lumber, Apollo Forest Products and Lakeland Mills to be curtailed for three weeks starting April 5.

Nechako Lumber Co Ltd. in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)                                Nechako Lumber Co Ltd. in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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Letter: Update on post spring-break plans from SD91

By Manu Madhok, Superintendent of Schools Dear Parents/Guardians, As we officially end…

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End of spring-break update from Fort St. James Secondary School

Fort St. James Secondary School principal has written a letter to parents…

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Are you ready for bear season?

BC Conservation Officer Service in Vanderhoof says people should take their bird feeders down until next winter.

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Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation community. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

A curfew is being implemented by Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation

The First Nations community will also be putting up check-points due to COVID-19 concerns

Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation community. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
Fort St. James firefighters responded to a chimney fire in the district early morning on Friday, March. 27. (Photo submitted by Fire Chief Steven DeRousie)

Chimney catches fire in Fort St. James

Fire chief said there was minimal damage as residents were quick in calling 911

Fort St. James firefighters responded to a chimney fire in the district early morning on Friday, March. 27. (Photo submitted by Fire Chief Steven DeRousie)