Rebecca Dyok

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Saik’uz and Tl’azt’en on high alert after COVID-19 surfaces

Indigenous communities warn of potential exposures

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A new addition has been added to a salmon hatchery being operated by Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation. (Pete Erickson photo)

Salmon hatchery program opens at Nak’azdli

Hatchery returns to operations

A new addition has been added to a salmon hatchery being operated by Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation. (Pete Erickson photo)
Dr. Penny Ballem, leader of B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine program, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix promote new website with walk-in clinics around the province, at the cabinet offices in Vancouver, July 26, 2021. (B.C. government)

Northerners ask COVID-19 questions at virtual town hall

85 per cent of more than 200 attendees say they have received at least one vaccine shot

Dr. Penny Ballem, leader of B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine program, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix promote new website with walk-in clinics around the province, at the cabinet offices in Vancouver, July 26, 2021. (B.C. government)
An area restriction order for the vicinity of the Cutoff Creek wildfire will remain in place until Sept 30, 2021, or until it is rescinded. (BC Wildfire Service image)
An area restriction order for the vicinity of the Cutoff Creek wildfire will remain in place until Sept 30, 2021, or until it is rescinded. (BC Wildfire Service image)
Coupeville resident Geri Nelson saw these two Great Horned owlets and their mother. (Cara Hefflinger photo)

Union of BC Municipalities pleased with temporary rodenticide ban

18-month ban to help protect wildlife, says B.C. Government

Coupeville resident Geri Nelson saw these two Great Horned owlets and their mother. (Cara Hefflinger photo)
Operated by the Stuart Lake Outreach Group, the Fort St. James Food Bank is located at 271 Stuart Drive West (Kerry Sparling Facebook photo)

Volunteers make sure no one goes hungry in Fort St. James and area

Food bank available every third Wednesday of each month

Operated by the Stuart Lake Outreach Group, the Fort St. James Food Bank is located at 271 Stuart Drive West (Kerry Sparling Facebook photo)
Assembly of First Nations national chief RoseAnne Archibald (centre) was in Saik’uz on Tuesday, July 20. (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Facebook photo)

Assembly of First Nations National Chief visits Saik’uz

Saik’uz plays host to RoseAnne Archibald

Assembly of First Nations national chief RoseAnne Archibald (centre) was in Saik’uz on Tuesday, July 20. (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Facebook photo)
Fort St. James fire chief Ryan McVey says they always carry a few stuffed animals on their fire trucks that they can hand out in situations such as house fires where children are involved. (Photo submitted)
Fort St. James fire chief Ryan McVey says they always carry a few stuffed animals on their fire trucks that they can hand out in situations such as house fires where children are involved. (Photo submitted)
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako in conjunction with BC Parks and Takla Nation issued an evacuation alert as a result of the Mount Porter wildfire Thursday, July 8. (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako handout photo)

Evacuation alert issued for area north of Fort St. James due to wildfire

Mount Porter wildfire listed as ‘out of control’

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako in conjunction with BC Parks and Takla Nation issued an evacuation alert as a result of the Mount Porter wildfire Thursday, July 8. (Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako handout photo)
This aerial photo of a wildfire burning approximately 60 kilometres south of Vanderhoof near Chilako was captured by BC Wildfire Service on July 2, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Burn operations remove fuel near Chilako fire

Control lines established, says Prince George Fire Centre

This aerial photo of a wildfire burning approximately 60 kilometres south of Vanderhoof near Chilako was captured by BC Wildfire Service on July 2, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Dave Birdi says the community could easily use anywhere from 50 homes. (Photo submitted)

New housing for Binche

16 homes under construction

Dave Birdi says the community could easily use anywhere from 50 homes. (Photo submitted)
A lightning-caused fire was extinguished at McLeese Lake Thursday, July 1. (Ian Hicks photo)

Locals use lightning tracking app, quads to snuff out wildfires post-storm near Quesnel

Department was lucky to reach the site quickly, says volunteer firefighter Ian Hicks

A lightning-caused fire was extinguished at McLeese Lake Thursday, July 1. (Ian Hicks photo)
Indigenous artist Brendan Polito celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day in Fraser Lake this year. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Indigenous artist celebrates and shares culture through his creations

Brendan Polito shares, sells art on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous artist Brendan Polito celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day in Fraser Lake this year. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
BC Cancer’s mobile mammography unit will be back in Vanderhoof this September. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

BC Cancer mobile mammography unit stops in Vanderhoof and area

Service to continue visiting rural, remote and Indigenous communities across Northern B.C.

BC Cancer’s mobile mammography unit will be back in Vanderhoof this September. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Shoes and flowers were placed outside during a three-day healing ceremony held earlier this month at the site of Lejac Residential School in memory of 215 children found buried at a former Kamloops residential school. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Canada Day a time for reflection, not celebration: Nak’azdli Whut’en Chief

First Nation near Fort St. James to boycott this year’s festivities

Shoes and flowers were placed outside during a three-day healing ceremony held earlier this month at the site of Lejac Residential School in memory of 215 children found buried at a former Kamloops residential school. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The Village of Fraser Lake recently reopened its wharf after $170,000 in repairs from damage caused by beavers. (Village of Fraser Lake Facebook photo)

Village of Fraser Lake reopens wharf after pesky beavers cause damage

Steel used to replace wooden pilings

The Village of Fraser Lake recently reopened its wharf after $170,000 in repairs from damage caused by beavers. (Village of Fraser Lake Facebook photo)
There will be a Category 2 and Category 3 fire ban in place as of noon Friday, June 25 in the Prince George Fire Centre. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Category 2 and Category 3 fires to be banned in Prince George Fire Centre

Fire danger ratings to increase amid heat warnings

There will be a Category 2 and Category 3 fire ban in place as of noon Friday, June 25 in the Prince George Fire Centre. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
Cottonwood Park is a favourite for Fort. St James residents and tourists. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Visioning plan being developed for Cottonwood Park in Fort St. James

Plan to provide recommendations on future projects

Cottonwood Park is a favourite for Fort. St James residents and tourists. (Rebecca Dyok 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)
The Binche Fishing Derby at Stuart Lake is fast approaching. (Binche Fishing Derby Facebook photo)

Binche shares excitement for upcoming fishing derby

“It’s more than just fishing,” says Dave Birdi

The Binche Fishing Derby at Stuart Lake is fast approaching. (Binche Fishing Derby Facebook photo)