Pyhäjoki & Neighbourhood

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...

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How do you envision the future of Pyhäjoki?

The construction of the nuclear power plant will provide Pyhäjoki with plenty of new opportunities. Municipal manager Matti Soronen says the municipality is already eagerly preparing for internationalization.

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Kielosaari to transform into year-round travel destination

For decades, the Kielosaari kiosk has been the place to buy your first ice cream cone of the summer. Now a new generation of entrepreneurs is developing the time-honored Pyhäjoki campsite into a year-round attraction for travelers to boost tourism in the...

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My place: Oulu

Local towns and municipalities are getting ready for the influx of Fennovoima employees. Our video series describes what the everyday life of the employees is like in Pyhäjoki and its neighbouring areas.

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How will Oulainen respond to the demand for workforce?

A house factory of Lehto Group in Oulainen, a neighboring municipality of Pyhäjoki, supplies the Hanhikivi 1 construction site with accommodation premises. The growth of the Lehto Group factory influences the entire town. Jarmo Soinsaari, the Oulainen...

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Return to childhood scenery

The Municipality of Pyhäjoki has published a website for tourists. Heini Kittilä, who originally hails from Pyhäjoki, got a chance to refresh her old memories of home and get some fresh ones.

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The Pyhäjoki Yrttis is an attitude

As Finland turns 100 years old, the Pyhäjoki Upper Secondary School – or Yrttis (“Biz High”) – celebrates its 30th anniversary, having nearly doubled the number of its students over the last few years.

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Pyhäjoki wants to take the step to a bigger league

- It has certainly created a buzz. It has been a positive challenge, says Matti Pahkala, the chairperson of the Pyhäjoki municipal executive board, of the change that the Hanhikivi 1 project started in Pyhäjoki.