Melanie Law

An Emcon plow truck clearing Highway 97 north of Quesnel Dec. 28. Emcon Services photo

28 plow trucks working hard in North Cariboo region

Division manager says once snow stops, roads will be plowed within 48 hours

An Emcon plow truck clearing Highway 97 north of Quesnel Dec. 28. Emcon Services photo
The snow is falling faster than we can shovel it in Quesnel Dec. 28. Visibility for drivers is poor. Melanie Law photo

VIDEO: Snowfall warning still in effect for Quesnel area

Between 15 and 25 centimetres expected to fall by Dec. 29

The snow is falling faster than we can shovel it in Quesnel Dec. 28. Visibility for drivers is poor. Melanie Law photo
Observer file photo

Fate of QJS to be reviewed March 2019, according to Ministry

Quesnel junior school options will go before Ministry Treasury Board in March

Observer file photo
West Quesnel Business Association took the Pinapple Tin Trophy this year. From left: Salvation Army pastor Debbie Gatza and family outreach director Lynn Lewis; South Quesnel Business Association’s vice chair Josh Kempf and executive director Kayla Kinloch; West Quesnel Business Association’s executive director Laurey-Anne Roodenburg and volunteer Coral Byrd; and Downtown Business Association board member Gilbert Schotel and event marketing director Erica Lahoda. Melanie Law photo

Quesnel business associations bring in more than 3,000 kg of food for Salvation Army

Three local associations hold a friendly competition each year to see who can bring in the most

West Quesnel Business Association took the Pinapple Tin Trophy this year. From left: Salvation Army pastor Debbie Gatza and family outreach director Lynn Lewis; South Quesnel Business Association’s vice chair Josh Kempf and executive director Kayla Kinloch; West Quesnel Business Association’s executive director Laurey-Anne Roodenburg and volunteer Coral Byrd; and Downtown Business Association board member Gilbert Schotel and event marketing director Erica Lahoda. Melanie Law photo
A Salvation Army volunteer smiles as a young girl donates money to last year’s campaign. File photo

Salvation Army hopes for last-minute donations for kettle campaign

Campaign will end Dec. 24, and donations are down on last year

A Salvation Army volunteer smiles as a young girl donates money to last year’s campaign. File photo
A hemp plant grown in Northern Lights Organics’ small greenhouse, under a research licence. Arthur Halleran photo

Organic, high-CBD hemp production coming to Fort St. James

Northern B.C. farm is building greenhouses to house hemp seed production

A hemp plant grown in Northern Lights Organics’ small greenhouse, under a research licence. Arthur Halleran photo
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Graduation rate for Aboriginal students up in SD28

Male students’ graduation rate also up, while female rate was down in 2017/18

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File photo/Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

75% of voters in Cariboo North chose first-past-the-post system

While 61% of participating voters province-wide chose to keep current election system

File photo/Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
High winds expected in the Cariboo

High winds expected in the Cariboo

Up to 80 km per hour winds are predicted

High winds expected in the Cariboo
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Will snow fall before Christmas Day in Quesnel?

Environment Canada currently predicts: Yes

Black Press files
Quesnel’s City Furniture brought a mountain of food to the local Salvation Army kitchen for its annual Christmas dinner. From left: Debbie Gatza, pastor of the Salvation Army; volunteers Bob Stephan and Fern Patterson; Salvation Army family service director Lynn Lewis; Jack Pannu, owner of City Furniture; and Angel Raja and Tania Mayhew, sales and reception at City Furniture. Melanie Law photo

Quesnel business foots the bill for Salvation Army’s Christmas dinner

City Furniture donates turkey and trimmings for charity’s event in Quesnel and Williams Lake

Quesnel’s City Furniture brought a mountain of food to the local Salvation Army kitchen for its annual Christmas dinner. From left: Debbie Gatza, pastor of the Salvation Army; volunteers Bob Stephan and Fern Patterson; Salvation Army family service director Lynn Lewis; Jack Pannu, owner of City Furniture; and Angel Raja and Tania Mayhew, sales and reception at City Furniture. Melanie Law photo
Melanie Law photo

Auxiliary bake sale raised more than $1,000

Sweet success from Friday’s sale

Melanie Law photo
UNBC in Prince George. File photo

Four Quesnel students awarded scholarships for post-secondary education

Indigenous students Olivia Baptiste, Telise Gauthier, Breanne Nyquist and Megan Poole awarded

UNBC in Prince George. File photo
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Student life highlighted in Grade 11-12 CSS production

Stage set for Correlieu performances Dec. 17-18, with proceeds to food bank

Pixabay photo
St Ann’s students spread cheer

St Ann’s students spread cheer

Kindergarten and Grade 1 students decorated cards for seniors and collected socks for Seasons House

St Ann’s students spread cheer
One man in hospital after crash on Two Mile Flat

One man in hospital after crash on Two Mile Flat

The driver went down a steep bank along Highway 97

One man in hospital after crash on Two Mile Flat
Bouchie Lake volunteer firefighters on scene at a home on Milburn Lake Road, where a small shed burned to the ground Dec. 14. Melanie Law photo

Bouchie Lake Fire Department responds to shed fire on Milburn Lake Road

The shed, which housed a wood stove, burned to the ground

Bouchie Lake volunteer firefighters on scene at a home on Milburn Lake Road, where a small shed burned to the ground Dec. 14. Melanie Law photo
A controlled burn near Alexandria was reported as a wildfire this morning, Dec. 14. Ronan O’Doherty photo

UPDATE: Fire reported along Highway 97 South a controlled burn

Kersley Fire Department is reponding to a fire located between Kersley and Alexandria

A controlled burn near Alexandria was reported as a wildfire this morning, Dec. 14. Ronan O’Doherty photo
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie speaks to a group at the Legion on Dec. 11.                                 Melanie Law photo

B.C. Seniors Advocate presents in Quesnel

The provincial advocate spoke to a group of around 35 people on Tuesday

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie speaks to a group at the Legion on Dec. 11.                                 Melanie Law photo
Winds in the Cariboo are forecast to peak late this afternoon (Dec. 14), with gusts as high as 80 km/hour and then gradually diminish tonight. (File photo)

Weather alert: strong wind gusts expected in the Cariboo

Winds could reach up to 80 km/hour this afternoon in Quesnel and Williams Lake

Winds in the Cariboo are forecast to peak late this afternoon (Dec. 14), with gusts as high as 80 km/hour and then gradually diminish tonight. (File photo)