Hannah Wright

District to present childcare idea to Integris

District staff will be presenting an idea to the Integris Credit Union Board of Directors next month regarding turning the current credit union building into a childcare facility.

UK scandal rocks the world of journalism

Back in England the news is all about the scandal over ‘phone hacking’.

Community groups left out in the cold

Users of the recently demolished Arts Unlimited building are continuing to voice their concerns about a pressing need for both operating and storage space for several groups in town.

Vanderhoof RCMP busy with break and enters and vandalism

Files reported to the Vanderhoof RCMP between July 15 and 22.

Locals taking part in pillowcase challenge

A number of locals have stepped up to the challenge of making pillowcases for local charities and organizations in the community.

Vanderhoof high school wins top prize in recycling competition

Nechako Valley Secondary School has won a top cash prize for recycling a huge number of beverage containers for the 2010 - 2011 school year.

A tour with a twist – German cyclist bikes through Vanderhoof on his way to Alaska

A german cyclist stopped by in Vanderhoof at the beginning of July, as part of a slightly different bike tour from B.C. to Alaska.

Rain, rain go away

I usually don’t mind a bit of rain. For the most part I just see it as a free car wash so I don’t get bogged down with the drear of it. England is famous for it’s grey weather and plentiful rain during the summer months, and well, most of the rest of the year ... well this summer it seems England has come to Vanderhoof.

Bears quiet; cougars on the increase in Vanderhoof

Area conservation officers are reporting unusually low bear activity, but a gradual increase in the number of cougar sightings in town.

Suzuki Summer Piano Workshop held in Vanderhoof

The Suzuki Piano Parents of Vanderhoof and Swan’s Piano Studio were very pleased to welcome Naomi Kusano of Washington, D.C. to the North and host a weekend piano workshop for those Suzuki piano students from Smithers, Prince George and Vanderhoof the weekend of July 8 and 9.

Grand opening of Ferland Spray Park in Vanderhoof

Funding partners gathered in Ferland Park on Canada Day for the grand opening of the new spray park.

Local resident wins regional logo design competition

A Vanderhoof resident has been chosen as the winner of a competition to design a logo for the Bulkley-Stuart-Nechako Farmers’ Markets.

First IDIDALAP for Cancer event a huge hit

The first annual IDIDALAP for Cancer event was held on June 17 and raised over $30,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Wish granted for Vanderhoof teen

A Vanderhoof teen got her wish granted last week.

Mia Funk, 16, has been battling pancreatic cancer for the last year and last month she made a wish to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of BC & Yukon.

Building demolition a sad occasion

Amongst my earliest memories is standing on a chair in our bathroom one Sunday morning together with all my family and watching the demolition of the town’s cooling towers. I must have been only three or four, but I remember it with vivid detail. We were living in Wigan at the time, a city in the north of England.

Pool referendum moved to next spring

A referendum to decide whether Vanderhoof will get an aquatic centre has been pushed back from this November to spring 2012.

New Vanderhoof museum open to the public

After over a year of planning, the Rich Hobson History Museum is officially open for business.

Eleventh annual Fishing Forever event a reeling success

The Vanderhoof Fish and Game Club hosted the 11th annual ‘Fishing Forever’ event for disabled residents last Father’s Day weekend.

Vanderhoof resident brings cross-country provincials to the North

The Cross Country Provincial Championships are coming to the central interior in 2012 thanks to the efforts of Vanderhoof resident Brian Nemethy.

Newspaper poll shows support for pool and an almost 50/50 result for the HST

While the recent Canada Post strike have wreaked havoc across the country, there was a silver lining to the distinct lack of mail. Since Omineca Express subscribers had to come in and collect their papers from the office, we decided to run a poll with three questions we thought were relevant to locals at the moment. Here are the results: