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John Horgan delivered the throne speech on Tuesday.                                File photo

NDP throne speech long on rhetoric but short on details

Obviously the ruling party’s first full budget will provide the devil in the details

John Horgan delivered the throne speech on Tuesday.                                File photo
Quesnel city councillor Ron Paull.                                File photo

NDP government shifts Family Day to third Monday of February in 2019

City of Quesnel Councillor Ron Paull sought change with B.C. politicians for years

Quesnel city councillor Ron Paull.                                File photo
Quesnel mayor wants to ensure City has full control on pot retailing

Quesnel mayor wants to ensure City has full control on pot retailing

City’s spot-zoning process allows community input recreational marijuana pot shop locations

Quesnel mayor wants to ensure City has full control on pot retailing
Maryann Kopetski won the Quesnel Observer’s Valentine’s Day Love Song Matchup contest

Maryann Kopetski won the Quesnel Observer’s Valentine’s Day Love Song Matchup contest

She was one of six people who correctly answered and got to take home all prizes

Maryann Kopetski won the Quesnel Observer’s Valentine’s Day Love Song Matchup contest
Quesnel Downtown Association president Mitch Vik. File photo

Quesnel Downtown Association president pleased with bypass

Mitch Vik: ‘best possible design to accommodate the downtown core’

Quesnel Downtown Association president Mitch Vik. File photo
An overturned vehicle rests upside down in the ditch along Highway 20 in Williams Lake near the golf course, reminding other motorists of the icy road conditions Saturday. An overnight rainfall followed by plunging temperatures has created black ice, that has been reported on sections of Highway 97, Highway 20 and the Chimney Lake Road. Angie Mindus photo

Road conditions require caution, patience and attention

Highway 97 in Quesnel compact snow and slippery section, black ice Williams Lake to 100 Lac la Hache

An overturned vehicle rests upside down in the ditch along Highway 20 in Williams Lake near the golf course, reminding other motorists of the icy road conditions Saturday. An overnight rainfall followed by plunging temperatures has created black ice, that has been reported on sections of Highway 97, Highway 20 and the Chimney Lake Road. Angie Mindus photo
It’s time to start thinking about getting rid of old electronics and small appliances.                                Crystal Schick/black press photo
It’s time to start thinking about getting rid of old electronics and small appliances.                                Crystal Schick/black press photo
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Lawnchair travel series: Fly Bouchie Air

Bring your own lawn chair, come in costume if you want and enjoy

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Police direct traffic during evacuation of Williams Lake as wildfires threatened access highways, July 2017.                                 Black Press files

Emergency Operations Centres & Training grant sought

City of Quesnel looking for UBCM funding to update EOC, emergency plan

Police direct traffic during evacuation of Williams Lake as wildfires threatened access highways, July 2017.                                 Black Press files
Two local suspects still going through court system

Two local suspects still going through court system

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

Two local suspects still going through court system
The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding hearings in communities along Highway 16, also known as “The Highway of Tears” in northwest B.C.                                (Photo by Izithombe on Flickr)

Editorial: a simple solution

Highway of Tears safer thanks to affordable community-based transportation plan

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding hearings in communities along Highway 16, also known as “The Highway of Tears” in northwest B.C.                                (Photo by Izithombe on Flickr)
Three warrants issued for former Quesnel resident

Three warrants issued for former Quesnel resident

Sheldon William Nipshank did not appear in Quesnel provincial court on Jan. 23

Three warrants issued for former Quesnel resident
Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson calls for party unity as he is declared the new B.C. Liberal leader. (Ashley Wadwhani/Black Press)

Cariboo North MLA comments on new leader of the B.C. Liberal Party

Andrew Wilkinson knocked off early rounds leader Diane Watts in party leadership election on Feb. 3

Vancouver-Quilchena MLA Andrew Wilkinson calls for party unity as he is declared the new B.C. Liberal leader. (Ashley Wadwhani/Black Press)
Coun. David Chesney says recreational and medical uses of cannabis, or marijuana, products are ‘like night and day.’ (File photo)

City of Quesnel forming working group on cannabis development

Councillors want to make sure they have all of their ducks in row when federal legislation goes through

Coun. David Chesney says recreational and medical uses of cannabis, or marijuana, products are ‘like night and day.’ (File photo)
A winter storm warning is in effect for the B.C. Interior that is predicted to bring between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow to the area beginning Tuesday afternoon. Sunday’s snowfall in Williams Lake, pictured above, break a 1960 record for daily snowfall at 18.2 centimetres. Angie Mindus photo                                A winter storm warning is in effect for the B.C. Interior that is predicted to bring between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow to the area beginning Tuesday afternoon. Sunday’s snowfall in Williams Lake, pictured above, break a 1960 record for daily snowfall at 18.2 centimetres.                                Angie Mindus photo

Don’t drive if you don’t have to

Stay at home if you can

A winter storm warning is in effect for the B.C. Interior that is predicted to bring between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow to the area beginning Tuesday afternoon. Sunday’s snowfall in Williams Lake, pictured above, break a 1960 record for daily snowfall at 18.2 centimetres. Angie Mindus photo                                A winter storm warning is in effect for the B.C. Interior that is predicted to bring between 30 and 50 centimetres of snow to the area beginning Tuesday afternoon. Sunday’s snowfall in Williams Lake, pictured above, break a 1960 record for daily snowfall at 18.2 centimetres.                                Angie Mindus photo
Council urges ministry to build new Junior School

Council urges ministry to build new Junior School

Quesnel diversifying, rebranding and trying to attract young families, visitors

Council urges ministry to build new Junior School
The spruce beetle epidemic is growing exponentially in B.C.                                File photo

Spruce beetle killing mid-term timber supply

Rapidly advancing insect threatening Quesnel Timber Supply Area

The spruce beetle epidemic is growing exponentially in B.C.                                File photo
Salmon Arm Observer file photo

Quesnel highway planning to be discussed

Second open house scheduled for Quesnel Transportation Plan on Feb. 7

Salmon Arm Observer file photo

Road and weather conditions

Highway 97 going to be testy today, snow in the weather forecast

Editorial: smell the rot?

Editorial: smell the rot?

ICBC needs downsizing without huge payouts for top executives

Editorial: smell the rot?