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James Gemmell practices at West Fraser Centre while in Quesnel prior to the Paralymic Games.                                File photo

Another shutout expected into gold-medal game with Canada against U.S.

American 10-1 victory over Italy sets up rematch of 2017 world championship

James Gemmell practices at West Fraser Centre while in Quesnel prior to the Paralymic Games.                                File photo
Quesnel is hosting the Midget Tier 2 Provincials at West Fraser Centre, March 17-22. Goalie Jakob Drapeau and Leif Scott, #16, will figure in the home-town squads success. Local head coach Gord Salmons expects Quesnel will be in the mix.                                MELANIE LAW PHOTO

Quesnel head coach thinks his team will match up well

Team has mix of size and skills that will keep them in games – speed questionable

Quesnel is hosting the Midget Tier 2 Provincials at West Fraser Centre, March 17-22. Goalie Jakob Drapeau and Leif Scott, #16, will figure in the home-town squads success. Local head coach Gord Salmons expects Quesnel will be in the mix.                                MELANIE LAW PHOTO
Yellow Jackets sting opposition in Smithers

Yellow Jackets sting opposition in Smithers

Grit, determination and hard work key to Peewee house team’s tournament victory

Yellow Jackets sting opposition in Smithers
The Special Olympics BC-Quesnel Alpine Skiing team had four skiers competing at the Qualifiers in Kimberley on March 23. From left to right: Travis Englund, coach; Rose Englund, athlete; Riley Foster, athlete; Ryan Tilsner, coach; Jerman Severeid, athlete; and Josh Tilsner, athlete.                                 MARIA ENGLUND PHOTO

Special Olympics BC-Quesnel athletes give it their all

Now they have wait to see if they qualified for Special Olympics Provincial Winter Games

The Special Olympics BC-Quesnel Alpine Skiing team had four skiers competing at the Qualifiers in Kimberley on March 23. From left to right: Travis Englund, coach; Rose Englund, athlete; Riley Foster, athlete; Ryan Tilsner, coach; Jerman Severeid, athlete; and Josh Tilsner, athlete.                                 MARIA ENGLUND PHOTO
Another shutout takes Canada into semifinal

Another shutout takes Canada into semifinal

Coach says his players were a little time at start but started rolling after first goal

Another shutout takes Canada into semifinal
Seasons House case worker Kevin Therrien, left, spoke to Quesnel residents about the proposed building of the Elliott Street Supportive Housing project at an information session last year.                                Melanie Law photo

Opioid crisis having a terrible impact on city’s most vulnerable people

Quesnel needs new emergency shelter and it needs to be spacious and close to services

Seasons House case worker Kevin Therrien, left, spoke to Quesnel residents about the proposed building of the Elliott Street Supportive Housing project at an information session last year.                                Melanie Law photo
Quesnel sledge hockey player James Gemmell is heading to the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Melanie Law photo

Go Canada go

Canada goes up against South Korea in semifinal tonight at 8 p.m.

Quesnel sledge hockey player James Gemmell is heading to the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Melanie Law photo
A counterfeit money operation ended when VicPD apprehended a Vancouver man who had been in Victoria for two days

Counterfeit currency floating around

Quesnel businesses and members of the public should be aware of counterfeit money

A counterfeit money operation ended when VicPD apprehended a Vancouver man who had been in Victoria for two days
CNC celebrates BC Colleges Day

CNC celebrates BC Colleges Day

College of New Caledonia has some great success stories to tell

CNC celebrates BC Colleges Day
Dean Rubish delivers his shot for the Quesnel team during the BC Senior Curling Championship Feb. 20 – 26 in Salmon Arm. Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer photo

Mixed Sponsor Curling League winding down

There should be some good curling in an old-fashioned shootout

Dean Rubish delivers his shot for the Quesnel team during the BC Senior Curling Championship Feb. 20 – 26 in Salmon Arm. Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer photo
James Gemmell has been named to the 2017/18 national sledge hockey team. Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

Team Canada continues to roll over competition

Canada moves in to semifinals in 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, Gangneung, South Korea

James Gemmell has been named to the 2017/18 national sledge hockey team. Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images
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Roadside check took four commercial vehicles off the road

RCMP and Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement officers stop vehicles on Highway 97

Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff
Quesnel sledge hockey player James Gemmell is heading to the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Melanie Law photo

Team Canada’s Para hockey team shut out Italy 10-0

Canada hockey players rolling along at 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, Gangneung, South Korea

Quesnel sledge hockey player James Gemmell is heading to the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games. Melanie Law photo
One of West Fraser’s operations on Two Mile Flat.                                 Melanie Law photo

West Fraser gives Quesnel council a glimpse of the future

Lumber giant diversified, competitive and has technology to work through low fibre supply

One of West Fraser’s operations on Two Mile Flat.                                 Melanie Law photo
Judge holding gavel in courtroom

Robbery suspects back in court

Tip leads Quesnel RCMP to Blackwater Road home where stolen goods found

Judge holding gavel in courtroom

Citizen of the Year nominations sought by 4 p.m. Friday (March 9)

Nominate a volunteer you think should be honoured with this recognition

Any skiers who are interested in trying biathlon can do so this Saturday

Any skiers who are interested in trying biathlon can do so this Saturday

Coaches and Biathlon Club racers will be on hand to give some tips and guide visitors

Any skiers who are interested in trying biathlon can do so this Saturday
The West Fraser logo adorns finished wood products on Quesnel’s Two Mile Flat.                                 Melanie Law photo

West Fraser gives council a fibre and operations update

Local lumber giant fully diversified to continue production during low fibre supply

The West Fraser logo adorns finished wood products on Quesnel’s Two Mile Flat.                                 Melanie Law photo
Elliott Street in Quesnel, B.C. Melanie Law photo

Mayor Bob Simpson holds firm of questions from gallery policy

City council rescinds, stands down and passes two new bylaws for revised supportive housing proposal

Elliott Street in Quesnel, B.C. Melanie Law photo
Billy Barker Days Society gearing up for it popular summer festival

Billy Barker Days Society gearing up for it popular summer festival

Looking for sponsorship help, event volunteers and festival planners

Billy Barker Days Society gearing up for it popular summer festival