Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

What does the future of the Oulu region look like?

In twenty to thirty years, the Oulu region will be more international. According to Jaakko Simonen, a researcher from the University of Oulu, technological competence and the availability of emission-free energy will attract investments to the area.

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

Lively villages are a resource

There are a little over 3,100 residents in the municipality of Pyhäjoki. The parish village is divided into the southern Etelänkylä and the northern Pohjankylä. There are four villages in Pyhäjoki: Yppäri, Parhalahti, Pirttikoski, and Liminkakylä.

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

Pirttikoski village trusts in the future

The residents of Pirttikoski village believe in doing things together and having good interpersonal relations. Communality creates a shared feeling that Pirttikoski is a good place to live and raise your children.

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Baker’s craft is alive and well in Pyhäjoki

Four generations of Pehkonens have been transporting freight in their family business. The entrepreneurs never plan to use robots in their bakery; their products will be handmade also in the future.

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Pedigree cattle protects seashore nature

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.

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In deep water all year round

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 & Neighbourhood

Improving vitality

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.

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

Ylivieska has a positive problem

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...

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

Out at sea despite the weather

The Raahe Maritime Rescue Association assists the maritime rescue operations of the Finnish Border Guard and also actively works with young people.

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

From refugee to restaurant owner

The café-restaurant Rahlan celebrated its first year of operation in early summer. The workers at the Hanhikivi peninsula and local residents have already found their way to the restaurant.

Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

Building the entire municipality

Currently, brisk construction activity can be seen everywhere in Pyhäjoki. The retail sector is making investments, and the municipality is improving roads and upgrading hiking trails. The municipality of Pyhäjoki is preparing for a considerable increase...