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For the Cariboo, property sales were up in 100 Mile House and Quesnel, but down slightly in Williams Lake. (Unsplash photo)

Average residential sale price up in 2020: BC Northern Real Estate Board

For the Cariboo, total property sales were up in 100 Mile House and Quesnel, but down slightly in Williams Lake

For the Cariboo, property sales were up in 100 Mile House and Quesnel, but down slightly in Williams Lake. (Unsplash photo)
(Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Williams Lake First Nation Chief supports Canucks amid cultural appropriation controversy

“That’s my team. That’s who I cheer for, and I’ve always taken great pride in that logo.”

(Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
A BC Emergency Health Services team of Major Incident Rapid Response paramedics will remain deployed in the community of Fort St. James for at least another four days, as of Dec. 14. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)

Mayor, MLA call for transparency from NHA amid COVID surge in Fort St. James

“We’re all in it together here,” Fort St. James Mayor Bob Motion said.

A BC Emergency Health Services team of Major Incident Rapid Response paramedics will remain deployed in the community of Fort St. James for at least another four days, as of Dec. 14. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)
Critical care paramedic Tom and advanced care paramedic Laurence finish up a 14-hour work day after being deployed as part of a BC Emergency Health Services Rapid Response Team deployed to Fort St. James this week to help provide relief to local paramedics and health support workers due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases.. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)

B.C.’s specialized COVID paramedics ‘impressed’ with Fort St. James’ community response

A BC Emergency Health Services team of paramedics deployed to Fort St.…

Critical care paramedic Tom and advanced care paramedic Laurence finish up a 14-hour work day after being deployed as part of a BC Emergency Health Services Rapid Response Team deployed to Fort St. James this week to help provide relief to local paramedics and health support workers due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases.. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)
BC Emergency Health Services has deployed a Major Incident Rapid Response Team, based out of Vancouver, to Fort St. James Wednesday, Dec. 9, to help deal with 60-plus COVID-19 positive cases in the community of roughly 1,500. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)

B.C.’s rapid response paramedics arrive in Fort St. James as district reaches 60 COVID-19 cases

BC Emergency Health Services has deployed a Major Incident Rapid Response Team to Fort St. James

BC Emergency Health Services has deployed a Major Incident Rapid Response Team, based out of Vancouver, to Fort St. James Wednesday, Dec. 9, to help deal with 60-plus COVID-19 positive cases in the community of roughly 1,500. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)
The BC Northern Real Estate Board is supporting a call to halt open houses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

BC Northern Real Estate Board supports temporary halt to open houses

Buyers and sellers are asked to speak to their realtor about COVID-19 preparedness

The BC Northern Real Estate Board is supporting a call to halt open houses during the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Spectators will not be allowed in arenas across B.C. due to COVID-19. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Spectators no longer allowed at B.C. indoor sporting facilities

The decision comes after Dr. Bonnie Henry issued caution to sports teams earlier this week

Spectators will not be allowed in arenas across B.C. due to COVID-19. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Thompson Rivers University Applied Sustainable Ranching Program students Kevin Cunin (left) and Wendy Meijdam show off a modified saddle recently made for Cunin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, so he can compete in team roping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Paralyzed B.C. cowboy set to ride again thanks to custom saddle

Cunin soon started hanging around back at the rodeo arena helping out

Thompson Rivers University Applied Sustainable Ranching Program students Kevin Cunin (left) and Wendy Meijdam show off a modified saddle recently made for Cunin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, so he can compete in team roping. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
A smoky skies bulletin has been issued by Environment Canada for the Cariboo, including Quesnel and Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Smoky skies bulletin issued in Cariboo for next 24 to 72 hours

Areas at higher latitudes, such as Prince George, may also have smoke passing through the region

A smoky skies bulletin has been issued by Environment Canada for the Cariboo, including Quesnel and Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
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Two-vehicle collision near McLeese Lake claims life of senior

The 84-year-old was driving north bound in a Honda CR-V when he crossed into the southbound lane

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The Quesnel Curling Centre is planning for a return to the sport in October with COVID-19 safety measures in place. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Quesnel Curling Centre sweeping towards safe return to play this fall

Some of the biggest changes will affect the QCC’s various bonspiels held throughout the season

The Quesnel Curling Centre is planning for a return to the sport in October with COVID-19 safety measures in place. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
A fun Dam Beaver Poker Paddle is slated for Saturday, Aug. 22 at Millburn Lake. (Photo submitted)

Fun Millburn Lake poker paddle Aug. 22 aims at creating flood awareness

The first boat is set to depart at 11 a.m. with the last boat out at 2:30 p.m.

A fun Dam Beaver Poker Paddle is slated for Saturday, Aug. 22 at Millburn Lake. (Photo submitted)
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Quesnel Community Foundation awards $30,000 in COVID-19 relief grants

Ten local organizations named recipients

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The Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Business Excellence Awards Oct. 2-3, 2020, with COVID-19 safety precautions in mind. Winners will be broadcast live on Facebook on Oct. 2, followed by a winners’ parade on Oct. 3 in the city’s downtown core. (Image submitted)

Nominations for Quesnel Business Excellence Awards now open

Awards to be broadcast online Oct. 2, followed by winners parade Oct. 3

The Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Business Excellence Awards Oct. 2-3, 2020, with COVID-19 safety precautions in mind. Winners will be broadcast live on Facebook on Oct. 2, followed by a winners’ parade on Oct. 3 in the city’s downtown core. (Image submitted)
Team CIBC takes part in this past year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel Golf for Kids Sake fundraiser. This year’s event is ongoing for residents to take part in until Aug. 15. (Photo submitted)

Still time to participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf for Kids Sake fundraiser

All funds raised will go toward BBBSQ’s local programming

Team CIBC takes part in this past year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel Golf for Kids Sake fundraiser. This year’s event is ongoing for residents to take part in until Aug. 15. (Photo submitted)
The City of Quesnel plans to open the West Fraser Centre’s arena 2 Sept. 14, followed by the West Fraser Centre Arena on Sept. 21. (Lindsay Chung photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

City of Quesnel plans staggered approach to reopening West Fraser Centre arenas

Ice will be open to youth groups Sept. 14 in Arena 2, and Sept. 21 in the West Fraser Centre Arena

The City of Quesnel plans to open the West Fraser Centre’s arena 2 Sept. 14, followed by the West Fraser Centre Arena on Sept. 21. (Lindsay Chung photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A pair of kayakers make their way across Gavin Lake on the first leg of the inaugural Backwoods TRY-Athlon in 2019. (Natasha Johnson photo)

Looking for a reason to train this summer? Why not register for the Backwoods TRY-Athlon

Second annual event at Gavin Lake offers run, bike and paddle for participants

A pair of kayakers make their way across Gavin Lake on the first leg of the inaugural Backwoods TRY-Athlon in 2019. (Natasha Johnson photo)
Quesnel Rodeo Club eyes safe return to the sport

Quesnel Rodeo Club eyes safe return to the sport

A rodeo school is the focus in the immediate future for the club

Quesnel Rodeo Club eyes safe return to the sport
Light the Pathway Society members Tyler Waddell (from left), Tony Fazeli and Jordan Powell stop in Williams Lake during a 3,000-kilometre handcycle journey from Surrey to Whitehorse, Yukon. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Light the Pathway Society forges path through Cariboo for mental health awareness

“It’s all about the love, light and healing.”

Light the Pathway Society members Tyler Waddell (from left), Tony Fazeli and Jordan Powell stop in Williams Lake during a 3,000-kilometre handcycle journey from Surrey to Whitehorse, Yukon. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)