Nicole Field

Author Lorna Carleton. Submitted photo

B.C. author continues book tour

Writer Lorna Carleton will be at Books and Company with the first book in her fantastical series

Author Lorna Carleton. Submitted photo
Chemo RV owner Jason Bell and his staff have a vision to help the Cariboo regrow and rebuild following the 2017 wildfires.                                 Angie Mindus photo

Chemo RV partners with West Fraser to replant thousands of trees

Business hoping to help restore forests after wildfires

Chemo RV owner Jason Bell and his staff have a vision to help the Cariboo regrow and rebuild following the 2017 wildfires.                                 Angie Mindus photo
The forest surrounding Fishpot Lake Resort was devastated last summer. Contributed photo

Call for many hands for the reparation of Fishpot Lake Resort

BCES is co-ordinating a work bee, after damage to surrounding ecosystems due to wildfires

The forest surrounding Fishpot Lake Resort was devastated last summer. Contributed photo
Mitch Vik, president of the Quesnel Lions Housing Society, stands in front of Silver Manor, an affordable seniors housing development under construction at the corner of Reid Street and McNaughton Avenue.                                 Nicole Field photo

Seniors’ housing units in North Quesnel already in high demand

The Quesnel Lions Housing Society will soon be taking inquiries for Silver Manor

Mitch Vik, president of the Quesnel Lions Housing Society, stands in front of Silver Manor, an affordable seniors housing development under construction at the corner of Reid Street and McNaughton Avenue.                                 Nicole Field photo
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the B.C. public has confidence in the safety of schools and communities. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

Canadian culture, gun laws make life safer in B.C.

Gun amnesties have helped, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the B.C. public has confidence in the safety of schools and communities. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Police search area around Bayside Middle School after reports of a man hiding near the school, possibly armed, triggered a lockdown lasting five hours, March 1, 2018. (Hugo Wong/Black Press)

Stopping school violence starts with communication

B.C. schools moving to locked doors, identity badges, video surveillance

Police search area around Bayside Middle School after reports of a man hiding near the school, possibly armed, triggered a lockdown lasting five hours, March 1, 2018. (Hugo Wong/Black Press)
Local figure skater named provincial champion

Local figure skater named provincial champion

Mitchell Dunn, 12, shows drive and ambition

Local figure skater named provincial champion
Hannah Young attended B.C. Winter Games in 2009 and offers encouragement to the team attending from Quesnel this year.                                Ken Alexander photo

B.C. Winter Games alumna on small-town team spirit

Ringetter player Hannah Young offers encouragement to Quesnel team headed to 2018 B.C. Winter Games

Hannah Young attended B.C. Winter Games in 2009 and offers encouragement to the team attending from Quesnel this year.                                Ken Alexander photo
Protecting grizzly bear habitat vitally important to maintain the species.                                 (Black Press files)

Opinions differ on grizzly bear hunting ban for non-First Nations hunters

Guide outfitters say NDP provincial government ignoring science in favour of popularity

Protecting grizzly bear habitat vitally important to maintain the species.                                 (Black Press files)
Main Street was pretty quiet at Barkerville Historic Town and Park during the wildfire season last summer. There were significant losses during the peak season, but Barkerville making a comeback diversifying winter activities.                                Chris Sharpe photo                                The tube-run at Barkerville has been a huge hit this winter.Families have shown a lot of support with steady attendance every Saturday and Sunday, as well as statutory holidays or Pro-D days.                                File photo

Barkerville working hard to recover from wildfire season

Coleman: “We’re at the very beginning of diversifying our winter activities”

Main Street was pretty quiet at Barkerville Historic Town and Park during the wildfire season last summer. There were significant losses during the peak season, but Barkerville making a comeback diversifying winter activities.                                Chris Sharpe photo                                The tube-run at Barkerville has been a huge hit this winter.Families have shown a lot of support with steady attendance every Saturday and Sunday, as well as statutory holidays or Pro-D days.                                File photo
Once again community of Quesnel comes to the rescue

Once again community of Quesnel comes to the rescue

Area residents helping mother of two get back on their feet after losing their home

Once again community of Quesnel comes to the rescue
Tammy Chard, left, and Carrie Chard are asking for sock donations to supply less fortunate locals with warm, dry feet. This simple item goes a long way, offering comfort to people who need it most.                                NICOLE FIELD PHOTO

The Joy of Sox: giving the gift of comfort for those in need

Quesnel couple sets up donation boxes for socks to help homeless people

Tammy Chard, left, and Carrie Chard are asking for sock donations to supply less fortunate locals with warm, dry feet. This simple item goes a long way, offering comfort to people who need it most.                                NICOLE FIELD PHOTO
Weightlifter Anthony Faggiani can squat 457.5 pounds.                                Nicole Field photo

Quesnel local is raising the bar in competitive powerlifting

Quesnel local has proved he’s a fierce competitor and an up-and-coming powerlifter

Weightlifter Anthony Faggiani can squat 457.5 pounds.                                Nicole Field photo
Quesnel resident and Paralympian James Gemmell had a few laughs while encouraging local residents to play in a sledge hockey game. Gemmell, who plays on Canada’s national sledge hockey team, is trying to grow the sport in Quesnel and other centres in the Cariboo.                                MELANIE LAW PHOTO

Quesnel sledge hockey players of all levels called to the rink

Quesnel resident and Paralympian, James Gemmell, invites local players to build sledge hockey team

Quesnel resident and Paralympian James Gemmell had a few laughs while encouraging local residents to play in a sledge hockey game. Gemmell, who plays on Canada’s national sledge hockey team, is trying to grow the sport in Quesnel and other centres in the Cariboo.                                MELANIE LAW PHOTO
InSong youth choir will perform In Flanders Field and Inscription of Hope in St. Andrew’s United Church at noon on Nov. 11.

Quesnel’s youth choir InSong looking forward to Remembrance Day performance

InSong is set to perform two beautiful songs for the Legion’s Remembrance Day celebrations

InSong youth choir will perform In Flanders Field and Inscription of Hope in St. Andrew’s United Church at noon on Nov. 11.
Remembrance Day will be celebrated at Quesnel’s Royal Canadian Legion

Remembrance Day will be celebrated at Quesnel’s Royal Canadian Legion

This Saturday, Nov. 11, the Royal Canadian Legion welcomes all to partake in the events

Remembrance Day will be celebrated at Quesnel’s Royal Canadian Legion
Kelsey Lefebvre took the stage at the 2017 WE DAY Vancouver convention

Kelsey Lefebvre took the stage at the 2017 WE DAY Vancouver convention

Grade 12 Correlieu student Kelsey Lefebvre a glowing reminder there are great people in world

Kelsey Lefebvre took the stage at the 2017 WE DAY Vancouver convention
Quesnel Rotary Club wildfire relief fashion show packed

Quesnel Rotary Club wildfire relief fashion show packed

Event raised a great contribution to go towards wildfire relief efforts in the community

Quesnel Rotary Club wildfire relief fashion show packed
Darla Duguid on the ice at the Quesnel Curling Centre.                                Observer file photo

Quesnel Curling Club’s upcoming bonspiel

Come enjoy the two-day event Nov. 4 and 5 at Quesnel Curling Centre

Darla Duguid on the ice at the Quesnel Curling Centre.                                Observer file photo
Quesnel RCMP saves man from jumping into the Quesnel River

Quesnel RCMP saves man from jumping into the Quesnel River

On Nov. 2 around 4:30 p.m. Quesnel RCMP received several calls warning…

Quesnel RCMP saves man from jumping into the Quesnel River