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BC Chamber and partners asked businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)

BC Chamber led survey shows businesses are in a ‘dire state’

Due to COVID-19, around a million people in Canada applied for EI last week

BC Chamber and partners asked businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)
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Co-op model for ICI recycling being approached in Fort St. James

COVID-19 has brought uncertainty to the project

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School District 91 provide an update to parents. (File photo)

Teachers to return to school after spring-break, to work on distance education methods

SD91 superintendent Manu Madhok, gave an update to the Omineca Express on March 22.

School District 91 provide an update to parents. (File photo)
COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC

Resources for businesses and workers dealing with COVID-19 layoffs and closures

Here is a list of resources to navigate the system during the global pandemic.

COVID-19 Image Credit: CDC
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)

COVID-19 Relief Fund initiated by northern B.C. charity organization

“Even in these uncertain times, no one is powerless to make a difference,” says United Way of Northern BC.

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 Health Connections bus. (File photo)

Northern Health’s bus service is implementing changes due to COVID-19

Effective March 22, Northern Health Connections service will have restriction on who can use the service.

Northern Health Connections bus. (File photo)
COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)
COVID-19 has resulted in a number of closures and cancellations. (File photo)
Bev Playfair has resigned as Mayor of Fort St. James. (File photo)

Bev Playfair steps down as Mayor of Fort St. James

No further information has been provided for her resignation.

Bev Playfair has resigned as Mayor of Fort St. James. (File photo)
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Re-Use Sheds closed for residents in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

However, Transfer Stations, Recycling Depots and Landfills will remain open to the public.

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Spring break starts for SD91 students

The school district is closed for face-to-face instruction until further notice

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

CNC and School District 91 taking proactive measures amidst COVID-19

Face-to-face classes suspended at CNC from March 18 until March 20; School District 91 only BC school district open this week, but students will not lose marks if they miss school, says superintendent.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.
Fort St. James municipal office. (File photo)

Forestry workers to benefit from Fort St. James Bucks

Every eligible applicant will receive $250 via the Fort St. James Bucks Initiative

Fort St. James municipal office. (File photo)
Fort St. James mayor and council. L to R — Judy Greenaway, Dr. Paul Stent, Bev Playfair, Corey Gingrich, Jennifer Howell

Massive increase in property taxes coming to light industry in Fort St. James

Council has approved raising property taxes on light industry by a 100…

Fort St. James mayor and council. L to R — Judy Greenaway, Dr. Paul Stent, Bev Playfair, Corey Gingrich, Jennifer Howell
Bald eagle hit by a train in Vanderhoof, taken to the Lower Mainland by BC Conservation Officers. (BCCOS photo)

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Bald eagle hit by a train in Vanderhoof, taken to the Lower Mainland by BC Conservation Officers. (BCCOS photo)
13 caribou spotted in the Omineca region of northern B.C., close to where the illegal snowmobile activity took place. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)

Illegal fishing, snowmobiling caught in Caribou-protected areas of northern B.C.

Closures are to support the recovery of caribou herds: BC Conservation Officer Service

13 caribou spotted in the Omineca region of northern B.C., close to where the illegal snowmobile activity took place. (BC Conservation Officer Service photo)
Fort St James Green Energy is a biomass facility located in Fort St James, B.C. The 40MW electrical production plant operates 24/7, consuming sawmill and logging waste as fuel. (Fort St. James Green Energy Facebook photo)

Fort St. James Green Energy plant ‘offline’ until April

Plant manager said the biomass facility had an unforseen circumstance last December.

Fort St James Green Energy is a biomass facility located in Fort St James, B.C. The 40MW electrical production plant operates 24/7, consuming sawmill and logging waste as fuel. (Fort St. James Green Energy Facebook photo)
Conifex plant in Fort St. James. (File photo)

Feds should have extended EI, says displaced forestry worker

Only 11 workers in the district have been placed into other jobs via forestry placement office.

Conifex plant in Fort St. James. (File photo)
Your weather forecast for the week. (Pixabay)

Mainly sunny Saturday, but cloudy weather in the forecast

Environment Canada weather report for the week of Feb. 24

Your weather forecast for the week. (Pixabay)
Students from across the school district participated in the annual District Science Fair at Fraser Lake Elementary Secondary School. (Photo by Megan Boniface).

FLESS hosts annual district science fair

Organzier says the fair has grown each year.

Students from across the school district participated in the annual District Science Fair at Fraser Lake Elementary Secondary School. (Photo by Megan Boniface).
A “serious collision” has shut down Highway 97 in both directions just south of Prince George. (Observer File Photo)

One dead in multi-vehicle collision involving logging truck on northern B.C. highway

DriveBC says highway expected to remain closed until 8 p.m.

A “serious collision” has shut down Highway 97 in both directions just south of Prince George. (Observer File Photo)