Melanie Law

The Falkenstein family standing with the concrete barriers put up by the Ministry of Forests to disallow access to the bridge to Diamond Island. From left: Maggie, Zach and Robyn Falkenstein, with Zach and Robyn’s children.                                 Melanie Law photo

Provincial red tape denies Quesnel family access to home, ranch land

Local family hasn’t had road access to private land for 1.5 years due to dispute with Province

The Falkenstein family standing with the concrete barriers put up by the Ministry of Forests to disallow access to the bridge to Diamond Island. From left: Maggie, Zach and Robyn Falkenstein, with Zach and Robyn’s children.                                 Melanie Law photo
A snowplow gets to work downtown Quesnel in February, after more than 50 centimetres of snow fell within 24 hours in the greater Quesnel area. Melanie Law/Observer file photo

City’s $1m yearly budget for snow removal already tapped out

Majority of snow clearance spending happened in Jan and Feb, as Quesnel received huge dumps of snow

A snowplow gets to work downtown Quesnel in February, after more than 50 centimetres of snow fell within 24 hours in the greater Quesnel area. Melanie Law/Observer file photo
Lhtako Dené Nation Chief Clifford Lebrun. Observer file photo

City and Lhtako Dené make plans for Indigenous Cultural Centre

Designs are being drawn up as stakeholders seek funding to get project off the ground

Lhtako Dené Nation Chief Clifford Lebrun. Observer file photo
Three locals win big at Moonlight Madness

Three locals win big at Moonlight Madness

Local shopping night saw three residents win exciting prize packages

Three locals win big at Moonlight Madness
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson. File photo

Vanderhoof one of 5 northern communities to get funding for housing projects

34 affordable rental units to be built in the district for seniors and families

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson. File photo
City of Quesnel hosts public hearing on potential recreational cannabis store

City of Quesnel hosts public hearing on potential recreational cannabis store

The meeting takes place tonight in City Council chambers

City of Quesnel hosts public hearing on potential recreational cannabis store
Environment Canada image

Quesnel could see more snow Friday

Warmer weather will remain until end of the week, according to Environment Canada

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Out on the trail. Karen Powell photos

PHOTOS: winter ride in aid of local seniors

Back Country Horsemen and friends head out on the trails in Bouchie Lake

Out on the trail. Karen Powell photos
Karen Powell photo
Karen Powell photo
Black Press file photo

Province not doing enough for forestry sector, say Liberals

Although Minister of Forests says government working to diversify industry, rural economies

Black Press file photo
Traffic is stopped or slow on Highway 97 north of Quesnel due to winter driving conditions. April Cameron/submitted photo

UPDATED: Two collisions affecting traffic on Highway 97 north of Quesnel

Traffic stopped in both directions north of 10 Mile Lake due to non-serious MVIs

Traffic is stopped or slow on Highway 97 north of Quesnel due to winter driving conditions. April Cameron/submitted photo
Stolen truck involved in fatal collision on Highway 16

Stolen truck involved in fatal collision on Highway 16

Wednesday’s two-vehicle crash killed one man, 23, and injured two others

Stolen truck involved in fatal collision on Highway 16
Quesnel’s pool and rec centre facilities would receive a substantial upgrade if funding is secured and a referendum goes through. Melanie Law/Observer file photo

City, CRD approve potential referendum for rec centre upgrades

A referendum would only go through if the Joint Planning Committee receives a significant grant

Quesnel’s pool and rec centre facilities would receive a substantial upgrade if funding is secured and a referendum goes through. Melanie Law/Observer file photo
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Snow, sleet and rain predicted until Friday

Quesnel could see up to 5 cm of snow fall on Thursday

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Quesnel’s mayor and city council. City of Quesnel photo

Council: what the next four years will bring

Quesnel’s mayor sets out ambitions for newly elected officials

Quesnel’s mayor and city council. City of Quesnel photo
Mitchell Haindfield photo

Quesnel man gets jail time for Bumper to Bumper B&E

Matthew Emmanuel Lucani sentenced to 149 days in jail, two years’ probation

Mitchell Haindfield photo
Observer file photo

UPDATE: West Fraser to permanently reduce production in Quesnel, Fraser Lake

The move will affect 75 employees in Quesnel, 60 in Fraser Lake

Observer file photo
‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man

‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man

One man died of life-threatening injuries on Nov. 8

‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man
Cariboo North MLA Oakes said she’ll be voting for First Past The Post. File photo

MLA urges locals to seek out missing referendum ballots; get educated

MLA Oakes says she’s hearing daily of people who still haven’t received their voting packages

Cariboo North MLA Oakes said she’ll be voting for First Past The Post. File photo
Angie Mindus photo

Quesnel awarded $367,000 to further new opportunities for forest management

Rural Dividend grant will fund ideas from Forestry Think Tank and investigate manufacturing options

Angie Mindus photo