Cassidy Dankochik

The wildfire closest to Quesnel is being held, according to the Cariboo Fire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Map)

10 firefighting personnel working on spot-wildfire near Wonderland Trails east of Quesnel

The lightning caused fire is only 0.01 hectares, and is being held by firefighters

The wildfire closest to Quesnel is being held, according to the Cariboo Fire Service. (BC Wildfire Service Map)
Brent Oxenbury says fundraising at Lions Club Garage Sales are still slow due to COVID-19 and a change in location. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Lions Club hoping to recover after pandemic downturn

The club’s twice-monthly garage sales have taken a step back thanks to COVID-19 health measures

Brent Oxenbury says fundraising at Lions Club Garage Sales are still slow due to COVID-19 and a change in location. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A helicopter lands at the Quesnel Fire Attack Base during the evening of Aug. 2. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Wildfire near Bouchie Lake being held: Cariboo Fire Centre

The fire is located near Hangman Springs, just west of Pinnacles Provincial Park

A helicopter lands at the Quesnel Fire Attack Base during the evening of Aug. 2. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
First published in 1960, Wagon Road North has been re-issued six times, including in 2021. (Heritage House)

New edition of Wagon Road North to feature additional chapters

Ken Mather updated Art Downs classic recounting of tales from the Cariboo Wagon Road

First published in 1960, Wagon Road North has been re-issued six times, including in 2021. (Heritage House)
A fire near Puntchesakut Lake was listed as out of control on the BC Wildfire Service Map. It is now being held according to the Cariboo Fire Centre. (BCWS Map)

Fire just north of Sylvia’s Cafe now being held according to Cariboo Fire Centre

The fire is around a 35 minute drive west of Quesnel, and listed as out of control briefly

A fire near Puntchesakut Lake was listed as out of control on the BC Wildfire Service Map. It is now being held according to the Cariboo Fire Centre. (BCWS Map)
A helicopter gets ready to land at the Quesnel Fire Attack Base during the evening of Aug. 2. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Fire crews pulled off Purdy Lake Wildfire due to wind

The 8,100 hectare fire near and inside Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park is classified as ‘being held’

A helicopter gets ready to land at the Quesnel Fire Attack Base during the evening of Aug. 2. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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 thieves

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)