Aman Parhar

Court of Appeals. (File photo)

New trial ordered in Vanderhoof man’s ‘brutal’ murder in basement

B.C. Court of Appeal rules trial judge failed to give key information to jurors in the Fribjon Bjornson case

Court of Appeals. (File photo)
New grants announced by the ministry of forests, towards projects that will help convert wood waste into pellets and pulp products. (Black Press file photo)

Over $2 million in funding given to projects for wood waste recovery

These grants were announced in Prince George Thursday and have been given to four projects.

New grants announced by the ministry of forests, towards projects that will help convert wood waste into pellets and pulp products. (Black Press file photo)
Shown is the route the Coastal GasLink project will take up to Kitimat. (File photo)

Coastal GasLink work camp in Vanderhoof gets approved by the ALC

The work camp behind the Vanderhoof airport was first rejected by the commission in October last year

Shown is the route the Coastal GasLink project will take up to Kitimat. (File photo)
The Prince George University of Northern BC campus. (Photo courtesy UNBC)

Nak’azdli and UNBC form partnership to preserve inter-generational stories

“Stories can empower. Stories can bring people together. Stories can be instructive,”…

The Prince George University of Northern BC campus. (Photo courtesy UNBC)
Dr Jianbing Li in his lab at UNBC. (Submitted photo)

UNBC professor receives funding to research oilspill response

The $1.9 million in funding was provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Dr Jianbing Li in his lab at UNBC. (Submitted photo)
Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor

The premier will still be visiting the city, but the location and day will not be made public

Horgan cancels event in northern B.C. due to security concerns, says Fraser Lake mayor
This investment is part of a national initiative led by Community Foundations of Canada and funded by the government of Canada, which will provide $18.5 million across Canada to seed and grow social enterprise. (File photo)

Social enterprises eligible for $100,000 through Prince George Community Foundation

Organizations in northern B.C., Haida Gwaii and the Cariboo are eligible to receive funds through PGCF

This investment is part of a national initiative led by Community Foundations of Canada and funded by the government of Canada, which will provide $18.5 million across Canada to seed and grow social enterprise. (File photo)
(BC Hydro outage map)

New year, no power: Thousands in B.C. Interior in the dark after snowstorm

More snow is expected in the southern and central interiors

(BC Hydro outage map)
Conservative Todd Doherty. (Angie Mindus - Williams Lake Tribune)

Todd Doherty appointed Shadow Minister for Transport

Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty has been appointed Shadow Minister for Transport.…

Conservative Todd Doherty. (Angie Mindus - Williams Lake Tribune)
RCMP arrest U.S. man believed to be in Canada illegally after string of Vanderhoof Airport thefts

RCMP arrest U.S. man believed to be in Canada illegally after string of Vanderhoof Airport thefts

Vanderhoof RCMP arrested a 27-year old U.S. citizen on Nov. 23

RCMP arrest U.S. man believed to be in Canada illegally after string of Vanderhoof Airport thefts
Shown is the Vanderhoof airport which is right next to the parcel of land being considered for the Coastal GasLink work camp. (Aman Parhar photo)

B.C. municipality wants ALC to reconsider their decision in regard to pipeline work camp

The ALC had rejected the construction of the Coastal GasLink work camp behind the Vanderhoof airport in October

Shown is the Vanderhoof airport which is right next to the parcel of land being considered for the Coastal GasLink work camp. (Aman Parhar photo)
Chief Larry Nooski (left) of Nadleh Whut’en First Nation speaking at the opening ceremony of the Regional Training Fire Centre in Fraser Lake on Oct. 19, 2019. (Aman Parhar photo)

Long-term revenues are helping a B.C. First Nations community build new homes

Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in Fort Fraser are building six new homes

Chief Larry Nooski (left) of Nadleh Whut’en First Nation speaking at the opening ceremony of the Regional Training Fire Centre in Fraser Lake on Oct. 19, 2019. (Aman Parhar photo)
Conifex’s forest tenure has been transferred to Hampton Lumber in Fort St. James

Conifex’s forest tenure has been transferred to Hampton Lumber in Fort St. James

Hampton has committed to building a sawmill and getting it operational within 36 months

Conifex’s forest tenure has been transferred to Hampton Lumber in Fort St. James
Shown is the Nechako River on B.C. Rivers Day held Sept. 22, 2019. (Aman Parhar photo)

Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations court battle against RioTinto Alcan to start next week

Saik’uz and Stellat’en First Nations are taking Rio Tinto Alcan to court over their functioning of the Kenney Dam that affects the Nechako River

Shown is the Nechako River on B.C. Rivers Day held Sept. 22, 2019. (Aman Parhar photo)
Alison Desmarais has been chosen for the 2019 RBC Training Ground national final in Calgary. (Submitted photo)

Vanderhoof athlete one in 100 chosen for the first RBC Training Ground national final

Speedskater Alison Desmarais is also the only northern B.C. athlete chosen for the event

Alison Desmarais has been chosen for the 2019 RBC Training Ground national final in Calgary. (Submitted photo)
Aug. 24, 2019 — Nechako Valley Search and Rescue hosted a B.C. tracking association course over the weekend. Members are shown analysing a foot print as part of the introductory course called Track Aware which was guided by Chris Mushumanski. SAR members who already have some track aware courses, were taking the Tracker course which is more advanced. There were trained by Jeni Christie, president of B.C. tracking association. “In B.C. for search, tracking is a really important skill used on many searches, especially here in the north. Having skilled trackers is really essential in reducing the area you are going to search, finding that subject faster, getting a direction of travel from where they were last seen,” Mushumanski said. (Aman Parhar photo)

Mitigating stress while being a search and rescue volunteer

The CISM program helps members dealing with stress, says SAR volunteer

Aug. 24, 2019 — Nechako Valley Search and Rescue hosted a B.C. tracking association course over the weekend. Members are shown analysing a foot print as part of the introductory course called Track Aware which was guided by Chris Mushumanski. SAR members who already have some track aware courses, were taking the Tracker course which is more advanced. There were trained by Jeni Christie, president of B.C. tracking association. “In B.C. for search, tracking is a really important skill used on many searches, especially here in the north. Having skilled trackers is really essential in reducing the area you are going to search, finding that subject faster, getting a direction of travel from where they were last seen,” Mushumanski said. (Aman Parhar photo)
Job fair held at Kwah Hall in Fort St. James on July 31. Over 35 employers came for the fair. (Aman Parhar photo)

Northern residents out of work from sawmill sale voice uncertainty about future

A job fair was held at Kwah Hall in Fort St. James on July 31 to help workers transition to other jobs

Job fair held at Kwah Hall in Fort St. James on July 31. Over 35 employers came for the fair. (Aman Parhar photo)
(Black Press file photo)

21 Northern B.C. mayors urge Ottawa to help struggling forest industry

Letter aims to seek assistance through federal programs to deal with the crisis

(Black Press file photo)
Fort St. James municipal office. (File photo)

B.C. town declares financial crisis after sawmill closure leaves 230 workers jobless

The District will have a job fair on July 31 to help workers find transitioning jobs

Fort St. James municipal office. (File photo)
New dollars from Destination BC’s Co-op Marketing Partnership Program were announced for Quesnel and the Cariboo Chilcotin Wednesday, May 29. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Destination BC dispersing $290k for Cariboo-area projects, $4 million provincially

Activities such as golf, wine touring, camping and more will receive funding through this program

New dollars from Destination BC’s Co-op Marketing Partnership Program were announced for Quesnel and the Cariboo Chilcotin Wednesday, May 29. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo