Lindsay Chung

Sprout Kitchen is a regional food hub and business incubator that will be located in Quesnel and will serve the area from 100 Mile House to Vanderhoof. Quesnel council has authorized City staff to enter into a five-year lease agreement for the 2,689-square-foot space at 101 Marsh Dr. for the food hub. (Facebook - Sprout Kitchen - Regional Food Hub and Business Incubator Photo)

A location has been found for Sprout Kitchen regional food hub

The City of Quesnel will enter into a five-year lease to house the food hub and business incubator

Sprout Kitchen is a regional food hub and business incubator that will be located in Quesnel and will serve the area from 100 Mile House to Vanderhoof. Quesnel council has authorized City staff to enter into a five-year lease agreement for the 2,689-square-foot space at 101 Marsh Dr. for the food hub. (Facebook - Sprout Kitchen - Regional Food Hub and Business Incubator Photo)
A grant application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to build a new North Cariboo gymnastics facility attached to the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre on North Star Road is not going ahead at this time. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Federal grant application for gymnastics facility in Quesnel stalls

Instead, the City is applying for grant funding for West Fraser Timber Park trail upgrades

A grant application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to build a new North Cariboo gymnastics facility attached to the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre on North Star Road is not going ahead at this time. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
Pre-COVID 19, Northern Exposure Conference 2018 attendees gather for a group photo. This year’s conference will be a virtual one and will be held Oct. 22-25. Funding is available so that anyone interested in participating this year can choose to pay what they are able to. (Mary Matheson/Contributed Photo)

Virtual Northern Exposure Conference will focus on sustainability and systems change

Bursaries are available to make the Oct. 22-25 rural arts conference accessible

Pre-COVID 19, Northern Exposure Conference 2018 attendees gather for a group photo. This year’s conference will be a virtual one and will be held Oct. 22-25. Funding is available so that anyone interested in participating this year can choose to pay what they are able to. (Mary Matheson/Contributed Photo)
The City of Quesnel is helping the Quesnel Crafters Society and Cariboo Keepsakes stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Winter Photo)

City provides rent relief to Quesnel Crafters Society artist co-op

The society has been selling local works at Cariboo Keepsakes for more than 25 years

The City of Quesnel is helping the Quesnel Crafters Society and Cariboo Keepsakes stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Winter Photo)
Chelsea Brears and Gus round the third barrel in open barrel racing Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Gold City Showdown Open Timed Event Rodeo at Alex Fraser Park. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Fast times for Quesnel athletes at Gold City Showdown

Riley Bondaroff earned two qualifying spots to the breakaway roping Canadian Finals

Chelsea Brears and Gus round the third barrel in open barrel racing Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Gold City Showdown Open Timed Event Rodeo at Alex Fraser Park. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Art Gallery directors Marguerite Hall (left) and Cyndi Cassidy unveil the new Community Spirit mural on the side of AC&D Insurance Saturday, Sept. 26 to kick off the Quesnel Downtown Art Walk and celebrate Culture Days. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Spirit of community shines through in new Quesnel mural

The mural, which was unveiled Sept. 26, features mosaic tiles painted by local residents

Quesnel Art Gallery directors Marguerite Hall (left) and Cyndi Cassidy unveil the new Community Spirit mural on the side of AC&D Insurance Saturday, Sept. 26 to kick off the Quesnel Downtown Art Walk and celebrate Culture Days. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Culture Days showcases diversity of talent in Quesnel

The Quesnel Downtown Art Walk kicked off Sept. 26

Brenda Gardiner shares her beautiful mirrors during the Art in my Park show and sale Saturday, Sept. 26 as part of Quesnel’s Culture Days celebrations. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Miss Florence Wilson and Mr. George Wallace greet visitors outside the Barkerville Hotel Sunday, Sept. 27 during the final day of Barkerville Historic Town and Park’s main season. Barkerville will offer virtual field trips for school children this fall and winter and will host Halloween events Saturday, Oct. 31. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Barkerville planning for Halloween events and virtual field trips

This year’s Halloween events will focus on traditional trick or treating, and tickets are limited

Miss Florence Wilson and Mr. George Wallace greet visitors outside the Barkerville Hotel Sunday, Sept. 27 during the final day of Barkerville Historic Town and Park’s main season. Barkerville will offer virtual field trips for school children this fall and winter and will host Halloween events Saturday, Oct. 31. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
This screenshot from the Northern Health website shows the school exposures in the region, as of Monday, Sept. 28. (Northern Health website)

Second positive COVID-19 test reported at Quesnel Junior School

The exposure dates for this case are Sept. 15-18

This screenshot from the Northern Health website shows the school exposures in the region, as of Monday, Sept. 28. (Northern Health website)
This map shows the location of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.’s QR Mill and Bonanza Ledge Mine and proposed Cariboo Gold Project mine site in Wells, as well as the trucking route to take ore from the Cariboo Gold Project to the QR Mill. (Photo courtesy of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.)

Quesnel council eager to work with Barkerville Gold Mines

Councillors recently heard an update on the Cariboo Gold Project proposed underground mine

This map shows the location of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.’s QR Mill and Bonanza Ledge Mine and proposed Cariboo Gold Project mine site in Wells, as well as the trucking route to take ore from the Cariboo Gold Project to the QR Mill. (Photo courtesy of Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd.)
Premier John Horgan announces there will be a fall election as he speaks during a press conference in Langford, B.C., on Monday September 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Cariboo North MLA ‘deeply disappointed’ in early election call

Coralee Oakes says there has been unprecedented co-operation in Victoria during the pandemic

Premier John Horgan announces there will be a fall election as he speaks during a press conference in Langford, B.C., on Monday September 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The Quesnel RCMP found more than a dozen guns during a recent raid on West Fraser Road, and they seized a loaded SKS assault rifle, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and a loaded MP5 assault rifle Sept. 17 and 18. (RCMP Photo)

Quesnel RCMP respond to three gun-related calls, including drive-by shooting, in five days

Sgt. Richard Weseen says the Quesnel RCMP has seized more than 17 firearms in the month of September

The Quesnel RCMP found more than a dozen guns during a recent raid on West Fraser Road, and they seized a loaded SKS assault rifle, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and a loaded MP5 assault rifle Sept. 17 and 18. (RCMP Photo)
This map provided by the Cariboo Regional District shows the proposed upgrades and trail development at Pioneer Park on Dragon Lake. (Cariboo Regional District Photo)

Cariboo Regional District hopes to build low mobility trail at Pioneer Park

The regional district is applying for federal funding for trail construction and site upgrades

This map provided by the Cariboo Regional District shows the proposed upgrades and trail development at Pioneer Park on Dragon Lake. (Cariboo Regional District Photo)
Northern Health is assuring the public it has not declared any COVID-19 public exposure events or outbreaks in the region. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19: Northern Health assuring public it has declared no public exposure events or outbreaks

As of Sept. 17, there are 241 cases in the Northern Health Authority region

Northern Health is assuring the public it has not declared any COVID-19 public exposure events or outbreaks in the region. (Image courtesy CDC)
Tammy-Lee Hawkins has been a Big Sister to Shaleyna for five years through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel, and she says she gets more out of it than she ever expected. (Photo submitted)

Being a Big Sisters has a big impact – on both sides

Sept. 18 is National Big Brothers Big Sisters Day

Tammy-Lee Hawkins has been a Big Sister to Shaleyna for five years through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel, and she says she gets more out of it than she ever expected. (Photo submitted)
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 announced Oct. 2, followed by a winners’ parade on Oct. 3 in the city’s downtown core. Online voting is open until Sept. 20. (Image submitted)

Vote now for 2020 Quesnel Business Excellence Awards

Online voting is open until Sept. 20

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 announced Oct. 2, followed by a winners’ parade on Oct. 3 in the city’s downtown core. Online voting is open until Sept. 20. (Image submitted)
Representatives from the governments of Lhtako Dené, Nazko, Lhoosk’uz, ?Esdilagh, the City of Quesnel and the Cariboo Regional District, along with staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and the BC Community Forest Association (BCCFA) met June 24, 2020, to discuss next steps in the community forest process. (Photo submitted)

New Quesnel-area community forest process moving forward

Cariboo Regional District directors heard an update at their Sept. 11 meeting

Representatives from the governments of Lhtako Dené, Nazko, Lhoosk’uz, ?Esdilagh, the City of Quesnel and the Cariboo Regional District, along with staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and the BC Community Forest Association (BCCFA) met June 24, 2020, to discuss next steps in the community forest process. (Photo submitted)
Patti Faber works on her painting during a landscape oil painting workshop led by Katja Kovanen Sept. 12. Kovanen will soon be teaching her workshops out of the new Reid Street Studios. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New downtown Quesnel art studio will provide workshop, studio space

A variety of workshops have already been booked at new Reid Street Studios

Patti Faber works on her painting during a landscape oil painting workshop led by Katja Kovanen Sept. 12. Kovanen will soon be teaching her workshops out of the new Reid Street Studios. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
CNC Quesnel regional principal Tim Lofstrom speaks during the March 1, 2019, launch of College of New Caledonia’s new visual identity and brand. This year, CNC is building its new strategic plan for the years 2021-2026, and the college is hosting a series of virtual strategic planning town hall meetings Sept. 21-29. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Public input wanted to help shape CNC’s next 50 years

The College of New Caledonia is hosting virtual strategic planning sessions Sept. 21-29

CNC Quesnel regional principal Tim Lofstrom speaks during the March 1, 2019, launch of College of New Caledonia’s new visual identity and brand. This year, CNC is building its new strategic plan for the years 2021-2026, and the college is hosting a series of virtual strategic planning town hall meetings Sept. 21-29. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes, seen here speaking at a Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce meeting in January 2020, was named Official Opposition Critic for Emergency Preparedness Thursday, Sept. 10. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cariboo North MLA is new Official Opposition Critic for Emergency Preparedness

Coralee Oakes’s new role was announced Thursday, Sept. 10

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes, seen here speaking at a Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce meeting in January 2020, was named Official Opposition Critic for Emergency Preparedness Thursday, Sept. 10. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)