Lindsay Chung

Beverlee Barr is the Quesnel health care recruitment co-ordinator, helping new health care professionals feel welcome in the city. The City of Quesnel and Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District have signed a new three-year contract to continue the health care recruitment program. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

CCRHD and City of Quesnel sign new agreement for health care recruitment program

The hospital board is exploring the idea of a similar program in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House

Beverlee Barr is the Quesnel health care recruitment co-ordinator, helping new health care professionals feel welcome in the city. The City of Quesnel and Cariboo Chilcotin Regional Hospital District have signed a new three-year contract to continue the health care recruitment program. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ninety-eight-year-old Second World War veteran Bill Stevens and his wife Lois wave as community members gather at their house to honour Stevens for Remembrance Day Nov. 11, 2020. (Photo Submitted)

Community honours Quesnel veteran

Bill Stevens’s family organized an at-home Remembrance Day event to honour their father

Ninety-eight-year-old Second World War veteran Bill Stevens and his wife Lois wave as community members gather at their house to honour Stevens for Remembrance Day Nov. 11, 2020. (Photo Submitted)
Preventative maintenance work to prevent damage from spring freshets takes place on West Fraser Road south of Quesnel in early December. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure expects this work to continue until mid-March. The ministry has issued a tender for the project to rebuild and realign West Fraser Road, and that construction is expected to begin in spring 2021. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Tender issued for West Fraser Road rebuild

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure expects construction to begin in spring 2021

Preventative maintenance work to prevent damage from spring freshets takes place on West Fraser Road south of Quesnel in early December. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure expects this work to continue until mid-March. The ministry has issued a tender for the project to rebuild and realign West Fraser Road, and that construction is expected to begin in spring 2021. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of Central Mountain Air passenger flights in and out of Quesnel is forcing Quesnel council to take a hard look at the long-term viability of the Quesnel Regional Airport. One of the strategic discussions taking place at the council table is whether or not to maintain the airport’s certification. (File Photo)

What is the best direction for the Quesnel Regional Airport?

Council looks at how to diversify revenue and whether the airport needs to be certified

The COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of Central Mountain Air passenger flights in and out of Quesnel is forcing Quesnel council to take a hard look at the long-term viability of the Quesnel Regional Airport. One of the strategic discussions taking place at the council table is whether or not to maintain the airport’s certification. (File Photo)
Jennifer Clement/Paul recently donated $100 worth of Tim Hortons gift card to Seasons House in downtown Quesnel for the men and women who use their services. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel woman hopes gift card donation to shelter inspires others

Jennifer Clement/Paul wants people who are homeless or addicted to drugs to know they are loved

Jennifer Clement/Paul recently donated $100 worth of Tim Hortons gift card to Seasons House in downtown Quesnel for the men and women who use their services. (Photo Submitted)
Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty speaks in the House of Commons. (House of Commons Photography)

Cariboo-Prince George MP’s suicide prevention hotline motion passes unanimously

Todd Doherty is calling for consolidating all crisis lines into one universal 988 hotline

Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty speaks in the House of Commons. (House of Commons Photography)
The College of New Caledonia is giving its students an extra week off before the winter term starts. Students are encouraged to check the school’s website though, as not all programs were able to move their start dates ahead. (File Photo)

CNC gives students extra week of rest between semesters

The College of New Caledonia has delayed the general start of the winter term to Jan. 11

The College of New Caledonia is giving its students an extra week off before the winter term starts. Students are encouraged to check the school’s website though, as not all programs were able to move their start dates ahead. (File Photo)
Quesnel author Linda (L.G.A.) McIntyre published her latest novel, The Prince - Lies of Lesser Gods - Book Four - this spring, but due to COVID-19 and public health orders restricting travelling and gathering, she hasn’t been able to promote her new book in the same way she normally would. Her only book signing of the year was a local event Saturday, Dec. 5 at Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel author signs books in only appearance of 2020

COVID-19 changed L.G.A. McIntyre’s plans to promote her newest novel, but she was happy to meet fans

Quesnel author Linda (L.G.A.) McIntyre published her latest novel, The Prince - Lies of Lesser Gods - Book Four - this spring, but due to COVID-19 and public health orders restricting travelling and gathering, she hasn’t been able to promote her new book in the same way she normally would. Her only book signing of the year was a local event Saturday, Dec. 5 at Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
In paying tribute to Mary Glassford, Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this picture of herself and Glassford, as she described Glassford as a mentor and a friend. (Coralee Oakes Facebook Photo)

Long-time CRD director Mary Glassford being remembered as strong advocate, community leader

Glassford was awarded the City of Quesnel’s first Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009

In paying tribute to Mary Glassford, Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this picture of herself and Glassford, as she described Glassford as a mentor and a friend. (Coralee Oakes Facebook Photo)
Quesnel council has passed first reading of a Multi-Unit Housing Incentive Bylaw to provide municipal tax exemptions and waive development cost charges in certain areas as a way to entice multi-unit developers. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Expanded incentives package hopes to attract multi-unit housing development in Quesnel

Council gave first reading to the city’s Multi-Unit Housing Incentives Bylaw Dec. 1

Quesnel council has passed first reading of a Multi-Unit Housing Incentive Bylaw to provide municipal tax exemptions and waive development cost charges in certain areas as a way to entice multi-unit developers. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
From left, Quesnel RCMP members Const. Matt McGregor, Const. David Judge and Const. Jaylan Hundial accept donations at the RCMP’s Stuff a Cruiser fundraising event Saturday, Dec. 5 at the West Park Mall. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Quesnel RCMP’s first Stuff a Cruiser campaign a huge success

The RCMP collected 2,456 pounds of food, an 8’x16’ trailer full of toys and $4,164 in cash, gift cards

From left, Quesnel RCMP members Const. Matt McGregor, Const. David Judge and Const. Jaylan Hundial accept donations at the RCMP’s Stuff a Cruiser fundraising event Saturday, Dec. 5 at the West Park Mall. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Hanging the new show featuring works by new and local artists Saturday, Dec. 5 at The Space Above Gallery in Granville’s Lounge above Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. The show runs until Jan. 16. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New artists’ works highlighted in latest The Space Above Gallery show

The show runs until Jan. 16 and features work by Quesnel artists and workshop participants

Hanging the new show featuring works by new and local artists Saturday, Dec. 5 at The Space Above Gallery in Granville’s Lounge above Books and Company in downtown Quesnel. The show runs until Jan. 16. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ginger Davidson (far left) donates to Friends of Bouchie-Milburn Society hamper committee members Elaine Ross, Peggy Smith and Leslie Holland Monday, Dec. 7 outside the Bouchie Lake Hall. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Friends of Bouchie-Milburn Society collecting Christmas hamper donations

The society’s hamper committee held a drive-thru donation drive Dec. 7

Ginger Davidson (far left) donates to Friends of Bouchie-Milburn Society hamper committee members Elaine Ross, Peggy Smith and Leslie Holland Monday, Dec. 7 outside the Bouchie Lake Hall. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The City of Quesnel’s new Public Works facility on Sword Avenue is expected to be completed this winter. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council hears update on new Public Works building, landfill and capital budget

Capital costs have increased for the Public Works project, but there have been some interest savings

The City of Quesnel’s new Public Works facility on Sword Avenue is expected to be completed this winter. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel council, pictured here in 2018 following council’s inauguration, is writing a letter of support for the establishment of a Situation Table to serve vulnerable individuals in the community. (City of Quesnel Photo)

Quesnel council supports establishing Situation Table to serve vulnerable individuals

A Situation Table will allow frontline service providers to work together, improve service delivery

Quesnel council, pictured here in 2018 following council’s inauguration, is writing a letter of support for the establishment of a Situation Table to serve vulnerable individuals in the community. (City of Quesnel Photo)
The Johnston Bridge over the Quesnel River has been closed to heavy industrial traffic since October 2018. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Latest Johnston Bridge inspection shows corrosion at both ends

Initial inspection only revealed corrosion on the north end of the bridge across the Quesnel River

The Johnston Bridge over the Quesnel River has been closed to heavy industrial traffic since October 2018. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
From left, Quesnel RCMP members Const. Matt McGregor, Const. David Judge and Const. Jaylan Hundial accept donations at the RCMP’s Stuff a Cruiser fundraising event Saturday, Dec. 5 at the West Park Mall. The RCMP are back at the mall Sunday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel RCMP collecting food, toys at West Park Mall

The detachment’s first Stuff a Cruiser fundraiser is already off to a great start

From left, Quesnel RCMP members Const. Matt McGregor, Const. David Judge and Const. Jaylan Hundial accept donations at the RCMP’s Stuff a Cruiser fundraising event Saturday, Dec. 5 at the West Park Mall. The RCMP are back at the mall Sunday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Arrow Transportation Services Ltd. brought a pickup truck load of non-perishable food donations in colourful Christmas-themed bags to the Quesnel Salvation Army Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. From left, Steve Williams, Adam Ligertwood and Anita Reid from Arrow present the donations, which totalled 880 pounds, to Salvation Army Major Debbie Gatza. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Salvation Army very grateful for community support

Arrow dropped off 880 pounds for the food bank Nov. 30, and a QDA food drive is currently underway

Arrow Transportation Services Ltd. brought a pickup truck load of non-perishable food donations in colourful Christmas-themed bags to the Quesnel Salvation Army Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. From left, Steve Williams, Adam Ligertwood and Anita Reid from Arrow present the donations, which totalled 880 pounds, to Salvation Army Major Debbie Gatza. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre will be signing copies of her new book, The Prince: Lies of Lesser Gods Book Four, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at Books and Company. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre signing newest book Dec. 5

The Prince is Book 4 of the five-book Lies of Lesser Gods series

Quesnel author L.G.A. McIntyre will be signing copies of her new book, The Prince: Lies of Lesser Gods Book Four, Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at Books and Company. (Photo Submitted)
This screenshot from the City of Quesnel website shows where paving took place during the 2020 season. (City of Quesnel website)

City of Quesnel completed overlay paving at five sites in 2020

The season’s work was completed within a budget of $375,000

This screenshot from the City of Quesnel website shows where paving took place during the 2020 season. (City of Quesnel website)