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Frank Sapach and his dog Samantha stop in Terrace on their way to Prince George. (Binny Paul/Terrace Standard)

A man and his dog are travelling across Canada to raise awareness for abused, elderly people

Frank Sapach is heading to Prince George along Hwy 16 to file a complaint with Northern Health

Vanderhoof International Airshow Society is warning the public about an ongoing scam.

Don’t fall for it: Scam alert at Vanderhoof Air Show

“Please do not pay! Let us know and if possible report the scam,” airshow organizers.

The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred over the weekend in Sooke. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

Police have ‘person of interest’ in Sooke murder probe

Parties involved known to each other, police say

Jason Blackwell, Gerry Thiessen, Jerry Petersen and Nicholas Straughan at the Cluculz Lake Fire Hall grand opening. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)

‘Upward and onward from here’: New Fire Hall at Cluculz Lake holds grand opening

The new building comes with a training area and better capacity for equipment storage

Jason Blackwell, Gerry Thiessen, Jerry Petersen and Nicholas Straughan at the Cluculz Lake Fire Hall grand opening. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
There is a $100,000 reward for any tip that leads to finding Madison Scott.

“We are not stopping our search until she comes home”: Madison Scott missing for 11 years

Scott’s disappearance from Vanderhoof may be the result of foul play, RCMP say

There is a $100,000 reward for any tip that leads to finding Madison Scott.
Members of the Governing Body of the Highway of Tears gathered in Prince George’s Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park on May 5. (Submitted photo)

‘Pillars of Hope and Strength’ to honour Indigenous lives lost along Highway 16

Pillars made of local red cedar by Indigenous artists will be raised in Prince George and Prince Rupert

Members of the Governing Body of the Highway of Tears gathered in Prince George’s Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park on May 5. (Submitted photo)
Elders Peggy Murdock, Doreen Austin and Rose Campbell led the rally in Fort St. James for Red Dress Day. (Photo by Davis Monk)

Red Dress Day held in Vanderhoof and Fort St. James

Red Dress Day is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirited people in Canada

Elders Peggy Murdock, Doreen Austin and Rose Campbell led the rally in Fort St. James for Red Dress Day. (Photo by Davis Monk)
Coastal GasLink has been fined for a second time this year for erosion and sedimentation control violations by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. (CGL photo)

Coastal GasLink receives second fine for erosion control violations

Several inspection by Environmental Assessment Office found non-compliance with EA certificate

Coastal GasLink has been fined for a second time this year for erosion and sedimentation control violations by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office. (CGL photo)
(School District 91 logo)
(School District 91 logo)
B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)
David Schroeter, CAO for the District of Fort St. James. (Submitted photo)

Fort St. James CAO leaving for Whistler

“Our loss is Whistler’s gain,” Mayor Bob Motion

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

Fort St. James will see a 7 per cent tax increase in 2022

Council is expected to pass the new tax bylaw after its final reading

District of Fort St. James Municipal Office (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Sushi chef Armando Vincente and restaurant manager Sarath Murukan. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)

New sushi restaurant to open in Vanderhoof this summer

Fancy Sushi on Columbia Street West to open its doors in June

Sushi chef Armando Vincente and restaurant manager Sarath Murukan. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
As part of their White Coat Ceremony the graduating students received their wood shingle and their long white coat to mark their transition from students to doctors. (Submitted photo)

UBC Northern Medical Program celebrates Class of 2022 with a focus on rural health

One of those grads is Jennifer Vandenberg, who grew up in Telkwa and has a dairy farm with her husband in the Smithers area

As part of their White Coat Ceremony the graduating students received their wood shingle and their long white coat to mark their transition from students to doctors. (Submitted photo)
The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)
The number of rural and northern seats in the provincial legislature might be reduced, and that has MLA John Rustad worried. (Wikipedia photo)
Canfor’s Plateau mill west of Vanderhoof. (File photo)

BID Group partners with Canfor on Arkansas operation

BID Group announced a partnership with Canfor on Monday (May 2) on…

Canfor’s Plateau mill west of Vanderhoof. (File photo)
Fraser Lake CAO Rodney Holland and Fraser Lake Mayor Sarrah Storey outline their community forest plan. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)

‘Logging of tomorrow’: Community forest helps Fraser Lake move forward

The Village of Fraser Lake has a vision for the future of logging in northern B.C.

Fraser Lake CAO Rodney Holland and Fraser Lake Mayor Sarrah Storey outline their community forest plan. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock)
All debit machines are down at point of sale. (Stock)

Debit machines down across Canada

Some credit cards still working

All debit machines are down at point of sale. (Stock)
Motorists line up to cross the Confederation Bridge on Friday July 3, 2020. Members of the Prince Edward Island legislature voted unanimously to ask the federal government to change the name of the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis

P.E.I. asking Ottawa to change name of Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing

Members of the Prince Edward Island legislature voted unanimously Friday to ask…

Motorists line up to cross the Confederation Bridge on Friday July 3, 2020. Members of the Prince Edward Island legislature voted unanimously to ask the federal government to change the name of the Confederation Bridge to Epekwitk Crossing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Brian McInnis
RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

No charges yet in Fort St. James trailer park murder investigation

Investigation into February homicide remains “active and ongoing”: RCMP

RCMP logo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)