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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)
The sun was nearly completely blotted out over Quesnel's front street on July 12. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Effects of wildfires felt in Quesnel

Cassidy Dankochik is the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

The sun was nearly completely blotted out over Quesnel's front street on July 12. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in 2020. She’ll be competing in the Junior Barrel races during the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s events this weekend. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Wildfires can’t snuff out return of Rodeo to Quesnel

Rodeo Club President Ray Jasper says the two jackpot events are good to go this weekend

Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in 2020. She’ll be competing in the Junior Barrel races during the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s events this weekend. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Chief Leah Stump says she doesn’t think further Nazko lands will come under an evacuation alert. (Photo submitted)

Chief doesn’t expect further Nazko evacuation alerts

Leah Stump said she anticipates the Purdy Lake Wildfire to slow down

Chief Leah Stump says she doesn’t think further Nazko lands will come under an evacuation alert. (Photo submitted)
Quesnel’s Pet Safe Coalition has been activated to help potential animal evacuees. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

City of Quesnel beginning to take regional evacuees in

“We are ready to go,” city recreation manager Richard Gauthier said

Quesnel’s Pet Safe Coalition has been activated to help potential animal evacuees. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel refreshes residents on wildfire evacuation procedures

While there is no immediate danger, residents should be prepared for evacuation alerts and orders

A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
An evacuation alert has been issued by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, expanding on a previously issued Cariboo Regional District alert. (Regional District of Fraser-Fort George)

More Nazko First Nation lands put under evacuation alert

Land inside the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is now under alert

An evacuation alert has been issued by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, expanding on a previously issued Cariboo Regional District alert. (Regional District of Fraser-Fort George)
The area to the north of the original evacuation alert area has been added. (Cariboo Regional District)

Evacuation alert west of Quesnel expands for the second time

Areas to the north and east of Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park are under an evacuation alert

The area to the north of the original evacuation alert area has been added. (Cariboo Regional District)
The bridge re-opening meant traffic was busily crossing in both directions on July 15. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Johnston Bridge loop opens to traffic after Quesnel River waters recede

High water had closed the loop, shutting down southbound traffic on the bridge

The bridge re-opening meant traffic was busily crossing in both directions on July 15. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

MOTI announces $4 million in road improvements throughout Cariboo

Areas around Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake will all see improvements

Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo Fire Centre gives update on wildfires burning in Quesnel Fire Zone

The region has only one wildfire of note, the Purdy Lake Wildfire

A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
UBC professor Madjid Mohseni and Kluskus water operator Tony Baptiste enjoy a glass of water. (Nicole Marie Johnston/UBC)

‘Too bets`huna: We live by water’ — Remote village celebrates return of drinking water after 20 years

People living in the Lhoosk’uz Dené village will no longer be bringing in bottled water from Quesnel

UBC professor Madjid Mohseni and Kluskus water operator Tony Baptiste enjoy a glass of water. (Nicole Marie Johnston/UBC)
Nearly 100 people were immunized at the first day of Quesnel’s drive-thru COVID-19 clinic in June. (Northern Health Photo)

Drive-thru vaccine clinics coming back to Quesnel

Only 63 per cent of eligible residents have their first dose of immunization against COVID-19

Nearly 100 people were immunized at the first day of Quesnel’s drive-thru COVID-19 clinic in June. (Northern Health Photo)
Firefighters work to contain a small brush fire in Quesnel near Riverview School. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Fire Department extinguish small brush fire near school

Firefighters were called to an area near Riverview Elementary School just before 8 p.m.

Firefighters work to contain a small brush fire in Quesnel near Riverview School. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The North Cariboo Seniors’ Council provides services to people around Quesnel. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel seniors’ group looking to keep meal delivery program going

The NCSC was able to keep the program going through June thanks to a Barb Bachmeier donation

The North Cariboo Seniors’ Council provides services to people around Quesnel. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)