Steve Kidd

Working from home isn’t necessarily the quiet peaceful experience it’s said to be. (Steve Kidd - Black Press)

The surprising truth about working from home

An alternative viewpoint

Working from home isn’t necessarily the quiet peaceful experience it’s said to be. (Steve Kidd - Black Press)
Nicholas John had not been seen since July 27. (RCMP photo)

Human remains identified as missing Vanderhoof man

Nicholas John was reported missing in late July

Nicholas John had not been seen since July 27. (RCMP photo)
Phishing emails seem to be dropping off recently. (Image by Tumisu/Pixabay)

But what’s going to boost my ego now?

Email money offers trailing off

Phishing emails seem to be dropping off recently. (Image by Tumisu/Pixabay)
Prince George RCMP are investigating a case of forcible confinement that occured on Oct. 15. (File photo)

Suspect arrested in Prince George forcible confinement investigation

The victim was observed being forced into a car

Prince George RCMP are investigating a case of forcible confinement that occured on Oct. 15. (File photo)
When it comes to politics, we need to work together, not be chained by our biases. (Illustration courtesy Pixabay)

Editorial: Parting with partisanship

Even two years after he lost the U.S. presidential race, former U.S.…

When it comes to politics, we need to work together, not be chained by our biases. (Illustration courtesy Pixabay)
Nechako River in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Nechako First Nations: water management endangering sturgeon

First Nations want new water management regime

Nechako River in Vanderhoof. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
An area near Vanderhoof Airport that was a Coastal Gaslink work camp is being returned to agricultural land. (Photo supplied by Coastal Gaslink)

Coastal Gaslink restores Vanderhoof workcamp site

Worker’s camp restored to 48 acres of viable farmland

An area near Vanderhoof Airport that was a Coastal Gaslink work camp is being returned to agricultural land. (Photo supplied by Coastal Gaslink)
Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)

Editorial: A relevant monarchy

If the British monarchy is to continue, it needs to be dragged into the 21st Century

Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)
Gibrone Cano and Alberto Calago have been missing since Monday afternoon while on a canoe trip. (Photo courtesy RCMP)

RCMP search for missing canoeists in Fraser Lake area

Canoeists missing since Monday afternoon

Gibrone Cano and Alberto Calago have been missing since Monday afternoon while on a canoe trip. (Photo courtesy RCMP)
Though humans are fond of filling them in or draining them, salt marshes are now understood to play an important role in processing CO2 and methane from the atmosphere. (Richard Alexander/Pixabay)

Editorial: Is it too late for humanity?

Environmental connections coming to light

Though humans are fond of filling them in or draining them, salt marshes are now understood to play an important role in processing CO2 and methane from the atmosphere. (Richard Alexander/Pixabay)
Among other enhancement projects, funding grants from the Forest Enhancement Society will help reduce the risk of wildfires like this one near Bonney Lake. (East Pierce Fire and Rescue file photo)

Projects underway in Northern B.C. to reduce community wildfire risk, enhance forest health

Forest Enhancement Society of BC funded 22 new community projects

Among other enhancement projects, funding grants from the Forest Enhancement Society will help reduce the risk of wildfires like this one near Bonney Lake. (East Pierce Fire and Rescue file photo)
An Admiralty Island brown bear walks through Pack Creek. Pack Creek is the only current bear-viewing area on Admiralty (called, in Lingít, Kootznoowoo), known for its dense concentration of brown bears — one per square mile. Most visitors fly out of Juneau to visit Pack Creek. Kootznoowoo Inc., the Native Corporation of the village of Angoon, hopes to establish a new bear viewing area closer to the community. The name “Kootznoowoo” means “Fortress of the bears.” (Courtesy Photo / Mary Catharine Martin)

Bears aren’t Disney animals

Many people have a soft spot for bears. Maybe not for grizzlies; it’s kind of hard to feel warm and fuzzy about a massive dangerous creature towering over you at nine feet tall or more

An Admiralty Island brown bear walks through Pack Creek. Pack Creek is the only current bear-viewing area on Admiralty (called, in Lingít, Kootznoowoo), known for its dense concentration of brown bears — one per square mile. Most visitors fly out of Juneau to visit Pack Creek. Kootznoowoo Inc., the Native Corporation of the village of Angoon, hopes to establish a new bear viewing area closer to the community. The name “Kootznoowoo” means “Fortress of the bears.” (Courtesy Photo / Mary Catharine Martin)
The winners of the Vanderhoof Golfer’s Association annual scramble fundraiser, with low gross, Sydney Siemens, Ashley Howe and Randi Kuharchuk. (Photo courtesy Cindy Daley)

Tournament raises money for the cancer ward at Vanderhoof hospital

Annual golf scramble and auction raises $5,000

The winners of the Vanderhoof Golfer’s Association annual scramble fundraiser, with low gross, Sydney Siemens, Ashley Howe and Randi Kuharchuk. (Photo courtesy Cindy Daley)
The winners of the Vanderhoof Golfer’s Association annual scramble fundraiser, with low gross, Sydney Siemens, Ashley Howe and Randi Kuharchuk. (Photo courtesy Cindy Daley)

Tournament raises money for the cancer ward at Vanderhoof hospital

Annual golf scramble and auction raises $5,000

The winners of the Vanderhoof Golfer’s Association annual scramble fundraiser, with low gross, Sydney Siemens, Ashley Howe and Randi Kuharchuk. (Photo courtesy Cindy Daley)
In mid-August, the RCMP seized a large amount of counterfeit money from a Fort St. James home. (Illustration courtesy Unsplash)

Counterfeit cash seized in Fort St. James

RCMP investigation leads to a cache of counterfeit cash

In mid-August, the RCMP seized a large amount of counterfeit money from a Fort St. James home. (Illustration courtesy Unsplash)
The Sea-to-Sky highway snakes its way up the B.C. coast with a wildfire raging on the forested slopes above. (BC Wildfire photo)

Crews fight wildfire along Sea-to-Sky Highway

A cause has not been determined, although a downed power line is suspected

The Sea-to-Sky highway snakes its way up the B.C. coast with a wildfire raging on the forested slopes above. (BC Wildfire photo)
An HNZ Topflight (former Canadian) helicopter over a region of the Similkameen. (Western News file photo)

B.C. premier wants to move quickly on Okanagan national park reserve

John Horgan support’s ‘community’s drive to have a national park.’

An HNZ Topflight (former Canadian) helicopter over a region of the Similkameen. (Western News file photo)
Commuters will have a shorter detour Monday morning around the rockslide that has closed Highway 97 for more than a week. File photo

Shorter detour for Highway 97 commuters in the Okanagan

Callan Road detour along Highway 97 opening Monday morning

Commuters will have a shorter detour Monday morning around the rockslide that has closed Highway 97 for more than a week. File photo
Highway 97 between Summerland and Peachland was expected to reopen Wednesday, but a new crack in the hillside has delayed work on the slope. File photo

UPDATE: New crack discovered above rockslide leaves B.C. highway closed

Highway 97 between Summerland and Kelowna was expected to reopen Wednesday

Highway 97 between Summerland and Peachland was expected to reopen Wednesday, but a new crack in the hillside has delayed work on the slope. File photo
B.C. Hydro says it’s the cooking, not the TVs, that causes the most power usage during the Super Bowl. File photo

Superbowl spikes power consumption pre-game: BC Hydro

BC Hydro finds electricity use spikes in the kitchen before the big game

B.C. Hydro says it’s the cooking, not the TVs, that causes the most power usage during the Super Bowl. File photo