Hannah Wright

Leaking drum leads to oil spill on highway

Four hour clean-up closes lane on Highway 16 east

Vanderhoof PNG lease renewed for another 21 years

The District of Vanderhoof has adopted a bylaw to renew a franchise agreement with Pacific Northern Gas (PNG).

2010 crime stats reflect police shortage in Vanderhoof

Area crime statistics in 2010 compared to 2009 show a reduction in petty crime but an increase in serious crime.

Arts Umlimited building coming down

he Arts Unlimited Building is soon to be demolished after the District of Vanderhoof have deemed it economically irreparable.

Budget adopted; residents see tax increase of 2.3 per cent

Council adopted this years budget on May 4 announcing a tax increase to residents of 2.3 per cent.

Mayor to meet with Esso about brownfields

Mayor Gerry Thiessen will be meeting with representatives from Imperial Oil at the end of the month to discuss solutions for a number of brownfield sites in town.

Royal Wedding fever brings nations together

It’s been nearly two weeks since the royal wedding and still the buzz it created seems to have remained.

Small fire at the Grand Reo

The Vanderhoof fire department responded to a small fire at the Grand Reo Theatre last Wednesday evening.

Sheremetta back in court for assault charge

Ex-Vanderhoof mountie Ryan Sheremetta appeared in court in Kamloops for a preliminary inquiry on Monday, May 2, facing charges of assault and obstructing justice.

Co-op announces record sales for 2010 at AGM

The Co-operative Association held their 66th annual general meeting on April 18 in Vanderhoof where record sales for 2010 were reported.

Fraser Lake teen beaten after bike theft

A Fraser Lake teen who allegedly attacked one of his school mates after his bike was stolen, will make his first court appearance on June 13.

New fishing season sparks license reminder

ilder weather suggests spring has finally sprung in Vanderhoof.

Fire chief concerned after numerous grass fires

The Vanderhoof Fire Department has responded to three grass fires in the last month.

RCMP seek public help after Vanderhoof teen is attacked twice in yard

he Vanderhoof RCMP are still trying to locate a man who assaulted a 19-year-old female in her yard on Third Street at the beginning of April.

Sturgeon project kicking off this week

A new sturgeon recovery project is expected to begin this week on the Nechako River.

Vanderhoof spring puts bird watching in a different light

When I was younger I associated the activity of bird watching with either retired folks with lots of time on their hands or what we in England describe as “anoraks.” The basic definition would be a person with an obsession with a certain perhaps slightly obscure hobby, however the term was originally coined to describe “trainspotters” - people whose hobby it was to stand around at train stations for hours on end ticking off the number and type of trains that go by.

Local country singer to release new album later this year

It’s a well-known moment in history.

February 3, 1959, musician Ritchie Valens flips a coin with one of Buddy Hollies’ musician’s Tommy Allsup, a moment that decided both of the men’s fate.

UNBC partnership boost bird project

The Vanderhoof Fish and Game Club has partnered with UNBC on a project that will bring 250 new blue bird nest boxes into the community this spring.

Mayor puts pressure on Ministry of Forests

As forest fire season draws ever closer, Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen says he’s concerned about what the 2011 season will bring.

Museum opening delayed

The grand opening of the Rich Hobson history museum in Vanderhoof has been moved to June 4th and hoped to be tentatively open to the Vanderhoof public around April 30.