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Roy Henry Vickers talks about art, residential schools, mourning and reconciliation at his home in the Kispiox Valley Sept. 24, 2021. (Thom Barker photo)

Hazelton artist releases new image honouring children buried in unmarked graves

Roy Henry Vickers talks about residential schools, mourning and truth and reconciliation

Lina Gasser and the ‘new’ Ladder Fire Truck which she drove up from Burnaby in August.                                Photo submitted

Volunteer with the Fort St. James Fire Department!

The District needs more firefighters and here’s a story to inspire you to become a member

Cops for Cancer pub night

Cops for Cancer pub night

Tomorrow, Thursday August 31 is Pub Night, a fundraiser at the North…

Police seek witnesses in two suspected arsons

Police seek witnesses in two suspected arsons

RCMP are seeking the public’s help in identifying any possible suspects in…

Police seek witnesses in two suspected arsons
Shayne Forshner at an interview with the Caledonia Courier in Fort St. James on Friday August 11.                                Photo Fiona Maureen

Local player on Team BC in Canada Games

Shayne Forshner represents Fort St. James on Team BC at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg

Shayne Forshner at an interview with the Caledonia Courier in Fort St. James on Friday August 11.                                Photo Fiona Maureen
Quilts of love and support for those affected by B.C. wildfires

Quilts of love and support for those affected by B.C. wildfires

B.C. Wildfires Community Quilts, a volunteer project started in Vanderhoof, is making an impact across the province and reaching those who need it most.

Quilts of love and support for those affected by B.C. wildfires
Frank Schroeder’s last days at 449 W Stuart Drive Photo Fiona Maureen

Business closes, marking the end of an era

Movie Experts say “So long Fort St. James, and thank you all.”

Frank Schroeder’s last days at 449 W Stuart Drive Photo Fiona Maureen
Fort St. James represented at NAIG

Fort St. James represented at NAIG

Jared Erickson is a star rifle shooter winning 2 silver medals at NAIG in Toronto.

Fort St. James represented at NAIG
Soup Wallah hangs up her apron

Soup Wallah hangs up her apron

Friday July 28 was her last day open. Janna is taking a break, making a change after her five year winning recipe

Soup Wallah hangs up her apron
District of Fort St. James Mayor Rob McDougall and elected Chief of Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation, Alexander McKinnon standing beside the plaque of Chief Kw’eh with Elder Lillian Sam and Rob Grill, Site Manager of the Fort St. James National Historic Site.                                Photo Fiona Maureen

Great leader Carrier Chief Kw’eh honoured

Dakelh (Carrier) Chief Kw’eh is now officially designated as a person of national historic significance.

District of Fort St. James Mayor Rob McDougall and elected Chief of Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation, Alexander McKinnon standing beside the plaque of Chief Kw’eh with Elder Lillian Sam and Rob Grill, Site Manager of the Fort St. James National Historic Site.                                Photo Fiona Maureen
Project partners gather at David Hoy Elementary for their Outdoor Classroom sod-cutting. July 11, 2017. (L-R) Parent Anita Pedersen, Fort St. James Councillor Brenda Gouglas, SD91 Superintendent Charlene Seguin, carpenter Jørgen Christensen, David Hoy Principal Suzanne Burck, David Hoy Carrier Teacher Jo Anne Leon, John Prince Research Forest Manager Sue Lodge, and parent Laura Cybulski. Also pictured are David Hoy students Rowan, Jaxon, Shayla, Amina, Maria and Luciana.                                Photo submitted

Outdoor classroom for David Hoy Dragons

On Tuesday, July 11, community members gathered for a sod-cutting photograph at…

Project partners gather at David Hoy Elementary for their Outdoor Classroom sod-cutting. July 11, 2017. (L-R) Parent Anita Pedersen, Fort St. James Councillor Brenda Gouglas, SD91 Superintendent Charlene Seguin, carpenter Jørgen Christensen, David Hoy Principal Suzanne Burck, David Hoy Carrier Teacher Jo Anne Leon, John Prince Research Forest Manager Sue Lodge, and parent Laura Cybulski. Also pictured are David Hoy students Rowan, Jaxon, Shayla, Amina, Maria and Luciana.                                Photo submitted
Doug MacLachlan                                Photo Dave Birdi

Mt. Milligan is salmon taste testers’ choice

The heated annual salmon cook-off competition has new champion chefs

Doug MacLachlan                                Photo Dave Birdi
Landscaped gardens at Nak’albun Elementary School                                Photo Fiona Maureen

2017 Garden Tour and Tea

Garden Club reinvigorated and welcoming all who might be interested in joining

Landscaped gardens at Nak’albun Elementary School                                Photo Fiona Maureen
Justice rally, walk to end violence against women

Justice rally, walk to end violence against women

Survivors, supporters, local RCMP detachment and members of the community joined together…

Justice rally, walk to end violence against women
Father’s day fishing derby a great success!

Father’s day fishing derby a great success!

Binche Keyoh’s 2nd annual event attended by hundreds

Father’s day fishing derby a great success!
Assistant Superintendent of Nechako Lakes Mr. Manu Madhok addressing the grads with greetings from the Ministry of Education.                                Photo Fiona Maureen

Wise words and congrats from Manu Madhok

At the FSJSS Grad ceremony on Friday June 9, Nechako Lakes Assistant…

Assistant Superintendent of Nechako Lakes Mr. Manu Madhok addressing the grads with greetings from the Ministry of Education.                                Photo Fiona Maureen
Official Opening of Fort St. James YMCA Child Care Centre on June 9, at the former Fireweed centre location, 349 Stuart Drive. Chris Kinch, YMCA Director of Membership & Programs; Loni Erickson, YMCA Child Care Worker; Stephanie Deol, YMCA Manager of Philanthropy, Marketing and Camps; Kristen Emel YMCA Recreation Coordinator; Lynette Mikalishen, YMCA Director of Child Care Services; Amanda Alexander, CEO, YMCA Northern BC; and Tyrell Arnold, Executive Director of Nechako Valley Community Services Society.                                Photo Fiona Maureen

New YMCA childcare centre opens

For the very first time, YCMA, the largest not-for-profit child care provider…

Official Opening of Fort St. James YMCA Child Care Centre on June 9, at the former Fireweed centre location, 349 Stuart Drive. Chris Kinch, YMCA Director of Membership & Programs; Loni Erickson, YMCA Child Care Worker; Stephanie Deol, YMCA Manager of Philanthropy, Marketing and Camps; Kristen Emel YMCA Recreation Coordinator; Lynette Mikalishen, YMCA Director of Child Care Services; Amanda Alexander, CEO, YMCA Northern BC; and Tyrell Arnold, Executive Director of Nechako Valley Community Services Society.                                Photo Fiona Maureen
Police Beat: June 1 - 8

Police Beat: June 1 – 8

Fort St. James RCMP responded to 88 calls for service through the…

Police Beat: June 1 - 8
Dramatic lake rescue by RCMP

Dramatic lake rescue by RCMP

On Sunday April 30, 2017 at 8:51 pm, Fort St. James RCMP…

Dramatic lake rescue by RCMP
Photo Dave Birdi

2017 Graduates and their future plans

Tess Amyot - plans to attend UNBC to obtain her Bachelor in…

Photo Dave Birdi