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A dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor

Vanderhoof top doctor urges residents to take the vaccine

High case rates overwhelming hospitals in the Northern Health region

 

Prince George, the largest city in Northern BC, is home to Crossroads Brewing & Distillery (above) and Trench Brewing & Distilling, and there’s even a third brewery in the works.

Explore an epic craft beer community in BC’s majestic north

When it comes to voting for the BC Ale Trail’s Best Brewery…

 

New building at the Cottonwood Park campsites to provide new access to power and storage for campers. (Willa Crowley photo)

District of Fort St. James gearing up to attract tourists

Five-year tourism plan discussed

  • Jul 22, 2021

 

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)
This female weighing 152.7 kilograms or 335.9 pounds had spawned this year at the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Centre. (Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initative Facebook page)
This female weighing 152.7 kilograms or 335.9 pounds had spawned this year at the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Centre. (Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initative Facebook page)
Burns Lake water levels before and after the Weir. (UFFCA website/Lakes District News)

Passive weir could be constructed on Endako river

Rise in water levels could be a potential concern

Burns Lake water levels before and after the Weir. (UFFCA website/Lakes District News)
Dawn and Eldon Scott at their residence in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

‘What the hell happened?’ Asks mother of missing B.C. woman Madison Scott

The 20-year-old’s mom last saw her 10 years ago, she was packing to spend the night camping

Dawn and Eldon Scott at their residence in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Dawn and Eldon Scott at their residence in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

What the hell happened?’ asks mother of missing woman Madison Scott

Madison (Maddy) Scott’s mother, Dawn Scott, has many questions about her daughter,…

Dawn and Eldon Scott at their residence in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Fort St. James RCMP need public help in identifying this man, who police believe is responsible for recent theft of tires. (RCMP photo)
Fort St. James RCMP need public help in identifying this man, who police believe is responsible for recent theft of tires. (RCMP photo)
COVID-19 exposure identified in Fort St. James. (Image courtesy CDC)
COVID-19 exposure identified in Fort St. James. (Image courtesy CDC)
A Haida Watchman shows visitors around the Sgang Gwaay village site in 2017. (Photo: Amy Attas)

5 Must-see tourist attractions in Northern British Columbia

1. Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark In the summer of 2000, two Tumbler…

  • Apr 11, 2021
A Haida Watchman shows visitors around the Sgang Gwaay village site in 2017. (Photo: Amy Attas)
Canadian Forces Snowbird fan checks out the cockpit of a Canadair CT-114 Tutor at the 2018 Vanderhoof International Airshow. (Black Press file photo)
Canadian Forces Snowbird fan checks out the cockpit of a Canadair CT-114 Tutor at the 2018 Vanderhoof International Airshow. (Black Press file photo)
In March, Stellat’en First Nation members received their COVID-19 vaccine, amongst other indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the region. Matthew Summerskill, a registered nurse is shown administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Terry Luggi at the Health Centre in Stellat’en on March 12. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

COVID-19: Vaccine appointments open to everyone 18+ in Fort St. James and Fraser Lake

Northern Health provides update on vaccine clinics in the region

In March, Stellat’en First Nation members received their COVID-19 vaccine, amongst other indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the region. Matthew Summerskill, a registered nurse is shown administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Terry Luggi at the Health Centre in Stellat’en on March 12. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
(Community Arts Council of Fort St. James, website).

B.C. government grants funds to art groups in Fort St. James

The funding was announced by the ministry of tourism, arts, culture and sport.

(Community Arts Council of Fort St. James, website).
Stuart Lake Hospital. (Northern Health photo)

Stuart Lake Hospital in Fort St. James moves into design phase

Announcement was made by the Ministry of Health on March 19

Stuart Lake Hospital. (Northern Health photo)
(Pope Mountain Arts/ Facebook)

Fort St. James arts facility set to showcase their first Multimedia Art Show in May

Registration for the show begins April 12 and will end on April 26.

(Pope Mountain Arts/ Facebook)
Fort St. James municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)

Fort St. James officials challenge Telus on internet speeds

Telus denies inaccurate internet data, residents urged to self-test and report

Fort St. James municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Caledonia Courier)
(Fort St. James fire department photo/Facebook)

Fort St. James fire department celebrating 66 years

The department hopes to have a community-based celebration at 70

(Fort St. James fire department photo/Facebook)
(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
(Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Fort St James Green Energy is a biomass facility located in Fort St James, B.C. (Fort St. James Green Energy Facebook photo)

Biomass facility allowed to discharge effluent into Fort St. James lagoon

Fort St. James Green Energy will discharge 100 cubic metres per day into the lagoon system.

Fort St James Green Energy is a biomass facility located in Fort St James, B.C. (Fort St. James Green Energy Facebook photo)