Cassidy Dankochik

Quesnel Safeway manager Gloria Moskalyk and assistant manager Rose Staats hand nearly $11,000 in gift cards donated by customers over the holidays to Major Randy Gatza of the Salvation Army. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Salvation Army gets boost from Safeway customers

Donations at the grocery store over the Christmas season totalled nearly 11K

Quesnel Safeway manager Gloria Moskalyk and assistant manager Rose Staats hand nearly $11,000 in gift cards donated by customers over the holidays to Major Randy Gatza of the Salvation Army. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A strong surplus in 2020 means smaller tax increases in 2021. (File Photo)

2020 surplus leads to smaller Quesnel tax increase

A planned tax increase of 4.7 per cent was reduced to 2.5 per cent

A strong surplus in 2020 means smaller tax increases in 2021. (File Photo)
Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Saddle up: Quesnel Rodeo Club planning three 2021 events

Club president Ray Jasper said the rodeos could include rough stock events

Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Joeseph Hayworth shared the code his brother and him discovered years ago on his Youtube channel. (Youtube)

Quesnel gamer shares lost secrets of retro game

Joeseph Hayworth and his brother discovered the secret years ago

Joeseph Hayworth shared the code his brother and him discovered years ago on his Youtube channel. (Youtube)
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Optimism at council

Cassidy Dankochik enjoyed the news from the City of Quesnel’s most recent meeting

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Mike Beaudoin, Cory Ross, Don Parker, Harpal Aulakh Bart Schneider, Charles McDevitt and Jordan Cook show off some of the equipment Aulakh donated to the Quesnel Fire Department (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel business donates rescue sled to fire department

The owner of AUL repair, Harpal Aulakh, supplied $5,000 worth of equipment

Mike Beaudoin, Cory Ross, Don Parker, Harpal Aulakh Bart Schneider, Charles McDevitt and Jordan Cook show off some of the equipment Aulakh donated to the Quesnel Fire Department (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The campground will be inside Quesnel, where the public works building used to be. (City of Quesnel Riverfront Plan)

Quesnel municipal campground project receives $500K in provincial funding

$20 million in funding was given to shovel-ready tourism projects across the province

The campground will be inside Quesnel, where the public works building used to be. (City of Quesnel Riverfront Plan)
A timing board was set up so skiers could record their own times. Savannah Robinson, who competes in biathlon as well, got a chance to test her skiing power. She came in second in the 20km classic race. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cariboo Ski Touring Club ‘So-Lo-Ppet’ results

The Quesnel cross-country skiing group was forced to change because of COVID

A timing board was set up so skiers could record their own times. Savannah Robinson, who competes in biathlon as well, got a chance to test her skiing power. She came in second in the 20km classic race. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Members of the Quesnel RCMP Detachment wore their best pink shirts to support anti-bullying efforts. (Back row – Constable Sean Terry, Sergeant Rirchard Weseen, Constable Bob Kalman, Constable Alyssa MacNeil Middle – Constable Doug Erickson, Patti Thompson, Cindy Osip, Constable Cody Brown Front – Dana Bouchard, Staff Sergeant Darren Dodge, Kellie Hipkin) (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel RCMP goes pink in effort to stop bullying

Officers and staff from the detatchment participated in Pink Shirt Day

Members of the Quesnel RCMP Detachment wore their best pink shirts to support anti-bullying efforts. (Back row – Constable Sean Terry, Sergeant Rirchard Weseen, Constable Bob Kalman, Constable Alyssa MacNeil Middle – Constable Doug Erickson, Patti Thompson, Cindy Osip, Constable Cody Brown Front – Dana Bouchard, Staff Sergeant Darren Dodge, Kellie Hipkin) (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jacob Bowden competes at the 2020 Provincial High School Rodeo in Quesnel. The Quesnel student was named to the provincial (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Jacob Bowden named to high school Cinch team

The Quesnel grade eight student was named to the team in 2020 as well

Jacob Bowden competes at the 2020 Provincial High School Rodeo in Quesnel. The Quesnel student was named to the provincial (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Billy Barker won’t be dancing this summer, as the festival named in his honour will be cancelled for the second consecutive year. (Observer File Photo)

2021 Billy Barker Days cancelled

The annual summer event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 as well

Billy Barker won’t be dancing this summer, as the festival named in his honour will be cancelled for the second consecutive year. (Observer File Photo)
Quesnel RCMP confirmed they are investigating a residential break-in at a home on the Barkerville Highway. (File image)

Thieves make off with $300K in Cariboo miner’s retirement gold

Tim Klemen is offering a reward for the return of his gold

Quesnel RCMP confirmed they are investigating a residential break-in at a home on the Barkerville Highway. (File image)
The Quesnel School Board met virtually instead of inside their offices on Feb. 17. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Quesnel school board meets online for the first time

The district refused to say which organization did not support Quesnel’s BC Winter Games bid

The Quesnel School Board met virtually instead of inside their offices on Feb. 17. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer's staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

COLUMN: Filling in Quesnel’s blanks

I feel I’ve been missing out on what makes Quesnel tick

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer's staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
The apartment building would be one of the tallest in Quesnel. (Submitted)

Five-storey apartment building planned for West Quesnel

The development would take place close to the Tillicum Society/Friendship Centre

The apartment building would be one of the tallest in Quesnel. (Submitted)
Quesnel RCMP arrested a Quesnel man after two hardware stores spotted attempted robberies. (Observer file photo)

Quesnel man arrested after armed robbery

The man is alleged to have used a knife and threatened to kill a hardware store worker

Quesnel RCMP arrested a Quesnel man after two hardware stores spotted attempted robberies. (Observer file photo)
Whitewater kayaking on the Quesnel River is enjoyed by many travellers seeking adventure in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region. Quesnel council hopes to fund a standing wave inside city limits. (Greg Sabatino photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council changes course on whitewater standing wave

Mayor Bob Simpson requested council reconsider a decision to not fund a feasibility study

Whitewater kayaking on the Quesnel River is enjoyed by many travellers seeking adventure in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region. Quesnel council hopes to fund a standing wave inside city limits. (Greg Sabatino photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The district of Wells ordered 500 five gallon jugs of water to supply to residents. The bottles will be handed out at the district’s office. (District of Wells)

Wells handing out water jugs after detecting lead in drinking water

500 bottles are available for the district’s residents, and weekly shipments are planned

The district of Wells ordered 500 five gallon jugs of water to supply to residents. The bottles will be handed out at the district’s office. (District of Wells)
A helicopter arrives at a vehicle crash site to pick up a patient near Kersley. (Photo Submitted by Miranda Hawkins)

Head-on collision south of Quesnel claims one life, sends another to hospital

An SUV carrying four passengers lost control after passing on Highway 97, police say

A helicopter arrives at a vehicle crash site to pick up a patient near Kersley. (Photo Submitted by Miranda Hawkins)
Highway 97 is closed south of Quesnel. (Google Maps Drive BC)

Highway 97 closed near Kersley due to “vehicle incident” — Drive BC

The incident is five km north from the location of a fatal collision on Feb. 2

Highway 97 is closed south of Quesnel. (Google Maps Drive BC)