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Northern Health’s Quesnel flu clinic set to begin Nov. 1

Dr. Rakel Kling emphasized the importance of flu vaccines during a COVID-19 wave

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The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)

Cariboo minor hockey update

Northern hockey rosters include players from Quesnel, Williams Lake and Vanderhoof

The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)
Carlos Gonzalez accepts the Home Based Business award alongside chamber manager Kathy Somerville (far left), chamber director Lisa Foottit and Julia Dillabough from Telus, who sponsored the award. Gonzalez runs the Video Game Party Truck. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s best businesses honoured at excellence award ceremony

The ceremony had to be spread out over five days due to COVID-19 rules

Carlos Gonzalez accepts the Home Based Business award alongside chamber manager Kathy Somerville (far left), chamber director Lisa Foottit and Julia Dillabough from Telus, who sponsored the award. Gonzalez runs the Video Game Party Truck. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
BC League 1 logo. (BC Soccer)

Quesnel soccer facilitator optimistic new league could provide opportunities

Oliver Hitch said League 1 BC will have a positive effect on soccer development in the region

BC League 1 logo. (BC Soccer)
Caleb Goncalves is helped off the ice in the first period. Goncalves would be taken out of the arena on a stretcher by paramedics. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Kangroos defeat Nechako North Stars in home opener, player leaves arena on stretcher

Nechako’s Caleb Goncalves was taken out of the arena by paramedics after a first period injury.

Caleb Goncalves is helped off the ice in the first period. Goncalves would be taken out of the arena on a stretcher by paramedics. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Grace Currie was honoured for her play as a softball player, work to encourage health and connection with her culture with a provincial award. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel softball player earns Premier’s Award

Grace Currie was named as one of the province’s ten best young Indigenous athletes

Grace Currie was honoured for her play as a softball player, work to encourage health and connection with her culture with a provincial award. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Nearly all of Northern BC is dealing with a rise in COVID-19 cases. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Quesnel still in COVID-19 wave

The region almost set a new record for detected cases during the last reporting week

Nearly all of Northern BC is dealing with a rise in COVID-19 cases. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Darcey Horn holds the Canadian flag during a small Remembrance Day service inside Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 Nov. 11, 2020. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel public Remembrance Day ceremony cancelled

The Quesnel Legion is emphasizing recognizing the two minutes of silence on your own

Darcey Horn holds the Canadian flag during a small Remembrance Day service inside Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 Nov. 11, 2020. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Anyone crossing the Fraser River Footbridge had to dive into the fog. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Low visibility in Quesnel due to fog

Residents can’t see across the Fraser River on Oct. 21

Anyone crossing the Fraser River Footbridge had to dive into the fog. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
City council has resumed meetings open to the public at Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Quesnel city council briefs

Quesnel city council met on Oct. 19

City council has resumed meetings open to the public at Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Amata Transition House residence co-ordinator Angela Neufled accepts a cheque from Chemo RV manager Steve Rutledge. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel-area charities get $55K funding boost thanks to strong RV sales

Chemo RV donated $250 from sales to 6 charities in Quesnel, Williams Lake and Prince George

Amata Transition House residence co-ordinator Angela Neufled accepts a cheque from Chemo RV manager Steve Rutledge. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel, Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)

Cariboo Cougars minor hockey teams in action over weekend

The U18 squad has split every weekend series so far this season

The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel, Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)
Police have blocked off a lane of the Quesnel-Hixon Road, where the crash took place. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Man dead in single vehicle crash on Quesnel-Hixon Road

RCMP investigating Oct. 18 rollover

Police have blocked off a lane of the Quesnel-Hixon Road, where the crash took place. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The poetry and short story contest have separate themes. (Quesnel Writing Contest)

Quesnel writers can submit poetry in 2021 annual writing contest

Over $600 in prizes will go to Quesnel writers for short stories and poetry

The poetry and short story contest have separate themes. (Quesnel Writing Contest)
Rosie the motorcycle service dog. (Submitted Photo)

‘It’s not the size that matters’: Motorcycle-riding Quesnel service dog helps with PTSD

Rosie the motorcycle riding service chihuahua helps retired nurse Alison Prentice

Rosie the motorcycle service dog. (Submitted Photo)
A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this summer. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)

FOREST INK: Public can learn to co-exist with bears

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this summer. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)
Deciduous trees drop their leaves annually. The community forest in Quesnel will be harvesting 27,000 cubic metres of deciduous timber annually, which has not previously been traditionally used in lumber production. (File Photo)

INDUSTRIAL UPDATE: Quesnel-area community forest entering land-selection phase

Quesnel, Nazko, Lhtako Dené, ?Esdilagh and Lhoosk’uz Dené have partnered in the forest

Deciduous trees drop their leaves annually. The community forest in Quesnel will be harvesting 27,000 cubic metres of deciduous timber annually, which has not previously been traditionally used in lumber production. (File Photo)
The 26 locations of the Quesnel Art Walk. An event to kick off the Quesnel Art Walk is one of multiple events cancelled in Quesnel. (Quesnel Art Walk Booklet)

Events cancelled in Quesnel due to new public health rules

Several events set for this weekend are no longer happening

The 26 locations of the Quesnel Art Walk. An event to kick off the Quesnel Art Walk is one of multiple events cancelled in Quesnel. (Quesnel Art Walk Booklet)
B.C. health care worker dons personal protective equipment for infection control. Similar outfits including gowns, a mask, a face shield and gloves will be worn by workers in GR Baker’s inpatient unit. (The Canadian Press)

Quesnel COVID-19 hospital outbreak declared as cases rise in region

Outbreak of COVID-19 was declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital on Oct. 15

B.C. health care worker dons personal protective equipment for infection control. Similar outfits including gowns, a mask, a face shield and gloves will be worn by workers in GR Baker’s inpatient unit. (The Canadian Press)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Quesnel hospital

GR Baker Hospital could see additional pandemic control measures

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)