Cassidy Dankochik

Smoke is filling the air in Quesnel. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Wildfire smoke causes air quality to drop in Quesnel

The city’s air quality health index is at the highest possible rating, a 10+

Smoke is filling the air in Quesnel. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Warrior Walk for Healing Nations made a stop in Quesnel on July 29. They were greeted by leaders from the Lhtako Dené First Nation, Nazko First Nation and ?Esdilagh First Nation. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Warrior Walk for Healing Nations stops in Quesnel

Local Indigenous leaders were on hand to greet the walkers in LeBourdais Park

The Warrior Walk for Healing Nations made a stop in Quesnel on July 29. They were greeted by leaders from the Lhtako Dené First Nation, Nazko First Nation and ?Esdilagh First Nation. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Search and Rescue shared a screenshot of the alleged thief to their Twitter page. (Quesnel Search and Rescue Twitter)

Quesnel Search and Rescue calling on public’s help to catch theives

The items were stolen from their support vehicle during the evening of July 28

Quesnel Search and Rescue shared a screenshot of the alleged thief to their Twitter page. (Quesnel Search and Rescue Twitter)
A Longname player lines up a hit during the final of a fundraising tournament. Longname defeated the Cubs in the final game of the tournament, which raised $1,000 for Quesnel Minor Baseball. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Softball tournament raises $1,000 for Quesnel Minor Baseball

The tournament was organized by Josh and Angele Nutley

A Longname player lines up a hit during the final of a fundraising tournament. Longname defeated the Cubs in the final game of the tournament, which raised $1,000 for Quesnel Minor Baseball. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

Women’s curling championship coming back to Prince George in 2022

The scheduled 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2022 event will be held in March

The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
The main street in Barkerville. The historic town and park did not receive funds from a provincial anchor attraction program. (Contributed photo)

Barkerville ineligibility for B.C. funding program attracts criticism from Liberals

Over 50 organizations around the province received funds through the program

The main street in Barkerville. The historic town and park did not receive funds from a provincial anchor attraction program. (Contributed photo)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

‘The work begins now’ — Quesnel’s 2024 BC Winter Games bid successful

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28

BC Games logo. (File photo)
A day after being put up, the mini-gallery in downtown Quesnel was filling up with community submitted pieces. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Mini-art galleries bring life to downtown Quesnel, rec centre

To take art from the galleries, artists are asked to leave a piece of their own

A day after being put up, the mini-gallery in downtown Quesnel was filling up with community submitted pieces. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)

Quesnel KIJHL expansion bid has owner, community meetings planned for August

Rob McMillan is looking to put together a team to help bring a junior B team to the city

A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)
A booklet of featuring photos and a description written by each member on their project allows buyers to get to know the background of who they are buying from. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel and District 4-H Show and Sale will feature online bidding

The event is set for August 6 - 8 inside Alex Fraser Park

A booklet of featuring photos and a description written by each member on their project allows buyers to get to know the background of who they are buying from. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jake Jasper takes a tumble during the saddle bronc event at the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event on July 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Back in the saddle again

Quesnel Cariboo Observer Editor Cassidy Dankochik celebrates his own return to normalcy

Jake Jasper takes a tumble during the saddle bronc event at the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event on July 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Both the Titetown and Nazko North evacuation alert and its expansion have been lifted. (Cariboo Regional District)

Evacuation alerts west of Quesnel lifted by Cariboo Regional District

Residents living in the Titetown and Nazko North areas are no longer on alert

Both the Titetown and Nazko North evacuation alert and its expansion have been lifted. (Cariboo Regional District)
A Bylaw officer looks onto the girl guides cabin in Quesnel. The cabin caught fire, forcing an evacuation of the Quesnel BCSPCA shelter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel SPCA recovering after nearby structure fire forces evacuation

Animals were sent to other shelters after an unoccupied girl guides cabin caught fire on July 20

A Bylaw officer looks onto the girl guides cabin in Quesnel. The cabin caught fire, forcing an evacuation of the Quesnel BCSPCA shelter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10. Fires are still burning inside the Bowron Lake Provincial Park. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Purdy Lake wildfire west of Quesnel no longer growing: BCWS

Heavy rain appears to have slowed down the largest wildfire burning in the Quesnel Fire Zone

A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10. Fires are still burning inside the Bowron Lake Provincial Park. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Lee-Anne Chisholm is nearing completion of a mural on the north side of the Quesnel Bakery. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Bakery mural includes piece of history

Lee-Anne Chisholm’s latest mural incorporates the original sign for the bakery

Lee-Anne Chisholm is nearing completion of a mural on the north side of the Quesnel Bakery. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Cariboo Observer editor Cassidy Dankochik holds the aftermath of an intense storm in his hands. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: Intense hailstorm sweeps through Quesnel

Pea sized pieces of hail came pouring down from the sky for over a minute

Quesnel Cariboo Observer editor Cassidy Dankochik holds the aftermath of an intense storm in his hands. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Elijah Gordon was the only bull rider to last the full eight seconds during the first day of the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTO GALLERY: Fans return for rodeo in Quesnel

Around 400 fans packed the newly christened Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena for two days of action

Elijah Gordon was the only bull rider to last the full eight seconds during the first day of the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Benson Munch delivered gas cards in-person to Lytton evacuee organizer Dianne Kehler at the Kamloops Powwow Grounds. Munch organized an annual softball tournament in memory of his friend, Erickson Morgan. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel memorial softball tournament raises funds for Lytton evacuees

The Erickson Morgan memorial ball tournament raised over $2,000

Benson Munch delivered gas cards in-person to Lytton evacuee organizer Dianne Kehler at the Kamloops Powwow Grounds. Munch organized an annual softball tournament in memory of his friend, Erickson Morgan. (Submitted Photo)
Don Cameron leads his father’s horse, Target, through the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena. Gus was involved with rodeo in Quesnel since the first event in Bouchie Lake. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

A cowboy’s last ride: Gus Cameron honoured before start of Quesnel Rodeo

Cameron’s horse, Target, opened the first rodeo at the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena

Don Cameron leads his father’s horse, Target, through the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena. Gus was involved with rodeo in Quesnel since the first event in Bouchie Lake. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The fire started near the pedestrian overpass near the Johnston Bridge in downtown Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Small downtown brush fire extinguished by Quesnel Fire Department

A single truck was all that was needed to snuff out the tiny blaze

The fire started near the pedestrian overpass near the Johnston Bridge in downtown Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)