Hereford cattle are the most important employees of Rautala farm. Thanks to them there is now room for the endangered Primula cortusoides and nesting waterfowl among the willows in front of the Parhalahti nature conservation area.
A voluntary search and rescue team searches for bodies of drowning victims in Finland. Fennovoima supports the operations of the search and rescue boat team from Lumijoki.
Pyhäjoki’s new economic development director Helena Illikainen sees development of the municipality’s vitality as teamwork where input is also needed from the residents.
When Maria Sorvisto left Ylivieska 15 years ago to study law, there were a little over 13,000 residents in the municipality. When she moved back with her family and started her work as the mayor late this summer, there were already more than 15,000...