Quesnel Observer Staff

The Cariboo Regional District has launched a broadband survey for residents, businesses and organizations. (Monica Lamb-Yorski Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Regional District launches broadband connectivity survey

Paper copies of the survey will be available beginning Dec. 2

The Cariboo Regional District has launched a broadband survey for residents, businesses and organizations. (Monica Lamb-Yorski Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A masked statue of Billy Barker sits on top of his namesake casino in downtown Quesnel. As we head into the weekend, Northern Health is urging residents to follow all provincial health orders, which include mandatory masks inside all indoor spaces. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A masked statue of Billy Barker sits on top of his namesake casino, eight months to the day it was closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Owner Brad Kotzer said they won’t be opening in 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern Health urges residents to respect COVID-19 rules

The number of COVID-19 cases has been growing, and Northern Health saw 35 new cases from Nov. 26-27

A masked statue of Billy Barker sits on top of his namesake casino in downtown Quesnel. As we head into the weekend, Northern Health is urging residents to follow all provincial health orders, which include mandatory masks inside all indoor spaces. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A masked statue of Billy Barker sits on top of his namesake casino, eight months to the day it was closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Owner Brad Kotzer said they won’t be opening in 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Dr. Richard McAloney, an adjunct professor in the school of business at the University of Northern British Columbia, is the founding director of the new Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North. (University of Northern British Columbia Facebook Photo)

New innovation hub aims to bridge the technology adoption gap northern B.C.

The Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North is hosted at UNBC

Dr. Richard McAloney, an adjunct professor in the school of business at the University of Northern British Columbia, is the founding director of the new Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North. (University of Northern British Columbia Facebook Photo)
Patricia Berston of Quesnel recently won $200,000 through Casino Royale II, a scratch and win game offered by the B.C. Lottery Corporation. (B.C. Lottery Corporation Photo)

Quesnel woman wins $200,000 playing scratch and win game

Patricia Breston won while playing Casino Royale II

Patricia Berston of Quesnel recently won $200,000 through Casino Royale II, a scratch and win game offered by the B.C. Lottery Corporation. (B.C. Lottery Corporation Photo)
Natasha Wasmuth receives her Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Rotary Club of Quesnel 2019-20 president Simon Turner Nov. 19, 2020. (Photo Submitted)

Rotary honours epilepsyQuesnel founder Natasha Wasmuth

The Rotary Club of Quesnel presented Wasmuth with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award

Natasha Wasmuth receives her Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Rotary Club of Quesnel 2019-20 president Simon Turner Nov. 19, 2020. (Photo Submitted)
College of New Caledonia (CNC) Quesnel Campus Millwright/Machinist instructor Sergio Jorquera demonstrates working with compressed air Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, during Science and Technology Day at the college. CNC is hosting a virtual open house Thursday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to share what the college has to offer. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

College of New Caledonia hosting virtual open house Nov. 26

The online event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and gives a taste of what it’s like to be a CNC student

College of New Caledonia (CNC) Quesnel Campus Millwright/Machinist instructor Sergio Jorquera demonstrates working with compressed air Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, during Science and Technology Day at the college. CNC is hosting a virtual open house Thursday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to share what the college has to offer. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association board members Carol Weremy and Melissa Gonzalez accept a $3,999 donation from Tim Hortons staff members. The money was raised during the 2020 Smile Cookie campaign. (Photo Submitted)

Quesnel Smile Cookie campaign generates almost $4,000

The Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association is very grateful for the support

Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association board members Carol Weremy and Melissa Gonzalez accept a $3,999 donation from Tim Hortons staff members. The money was raised during the 2020 Smile Cookie campaign. (Photo Submitted)
From left, Tamara Trevelyan, public affairs co-ordinator, TC Energy; Kiel Giddens, public affairs manager, TC Energy; Lauren Dyck, CNC pro-cook student; Dennis Johnson, CNC president and CEO; Zach Pearson, CNC metal fabrication student; Chad Thompson, CNC vice-president academic; and Tanner Moulton, public affairs co-ordinator, TC Energy celebrate their partnership. (Photo Submitted)

Coastal GasLink supports College of New Caledonia

Funding will go to bursaries, courses and trades equipment

From left, Tamara Trevelyan, public affairs co-ordinator, TC Energy; Kiel Giddens, public affairs manager, TC Energy; Lauren Dyck, CNC pro-cook student; Dennis Johnson, CNC president and CEO; Zach Pearson, CNC metal fabrication student; Chad Thompson, CNC vice-president academic; and Tanner Moulton, public affairs co-ordinator, TC Energy celebrate their partnership. (Photo Submitted)
Alex Fraser Park in Quesnel is one of the facilities supported by the North Cariboo Recreation and Parks service. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

North Cariboo Recreation and Parks plan proposes 4% tax increase to grow capital reserves

The proposed five-year financial plan still needs to be approved by the Cariboo Regional District

Alex Fraser Park in Quesnel is one of the facilities supported by the North Cariboo Recreation and Parks service. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel RCMP arrested 33-year-old Travis Maurice Paul Wednesday, Nov. 4 after he failed to stop for police. (File Photo)

Quesnel RCMP arrest Nazko man for failing to stop for police

Thirty-three-year-old Travis Maurice Paul’s vehicle was disabled with a spike belt Nov. 4

Quesnel RCMP arrested 33-year-old Travis Maurice Paul Wednesday, Nov. 4 after he failed to stop for police. (File Photo)
This Google Maps screenshot shows the Highway 97 intersection at Juniper Road that is being deactivated in South Quesnel. (Google Maps screenshot)

Juniper Road intersection being deactivated in South Quesnel

Traffic can no longer enter or exit Highway 97 at Juniper Road in a move to improve road safety

This Google Maps screenshot shows the Highway 97 intersection at Juniper Road that is being deactivated in South Quesnel. (Google Maps screenshot)
The Prince George RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find 29-year-old Colin Michaud Durrand. He has a history of violence and is considered to pose an increased risk to public safety, according to police, who advise the public not to confront Durrand if he is located. (Photo Submitted by RCMP)

Prince George RCMP ask for help locating violent ‘priority offender’ with ties to Quesnel

RCMP says Colin Michaud Durrand, 29, recently lived in Quesnel but may frequent Hixon, Prince George

The Prince George RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find 29-year-old Colin Michaud Durrand. He has a history of violence and is considered to pose an increased risk to public safety, according to police, who advise the public not to confront Durrand if he is located. (Photo Submitted by RCMP)
Seasons House provides shelter and services to people in Quesnel who are experiencing homelessness, and they’ll be able to do a little more in November once a toque and toiletry drive organized by the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre wraps up. (File Photo)

Quesnel toque and toiletry drive runs until Oct. 30

The Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre is collecting items for Seasons House

Seasons House provides shelter and services to people in Quesnel who are experiencing homelessness, and they’ll be able to do a little more in November once a toque and toiletry drive organized by the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre wraps up. (File Photo)
A police officer speaks to a driver during last year’s Shift Into Winter event in Quesnel. The annual road check reminds drivers to slow down and be safe during winter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

It’s time to Shift into Winter

The annual campaign offers winter driving tips

A police officer speaks to a driver during last year’s Shift Into Winter event in Quesnel. The annual road check reminds drivers to slow down and be safe during winter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Portrait of Dr. William Allen Jones - screen print with gold ink - (c) Bill Horne. (Photo Submitted)

Wells artist prints portrait of B.C.’s first dentist

Bill Horne hand-silk screened the portrait with 11 colours in an edition of just 54 as a fundraiser

Portrait of Dr. William Allen Jones - screen print with gold ink - (c) Bill Horne. (Photo Submitted)
Two-and-a-half-year-old Hank Sumner and five-month-old Stanley Sumner check out their grandpa Arnold Kilsby’s giant pumpkin Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market. Kilsby won third place in the giant pumpkin weigh-in with his 101-pound pumpkin. Koster’s Farm was second with a 107-pound pumpkin, and Irene was first with a 170-pound pumpkin. The final market of the year is coming up Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Kinchant Street and Carson Avenue. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Final Quesnel Farmers’ Market of 2020 coming up Oct. 17

The market takes place at the corner of Kinchant and Carson from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Hank Sumner and five-month-old Stanley Sumner check out their grandpa Arnold Kilsby’s giant pumpkin Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market. Kilsby won third place in the giant pumpkin weigh-in with his 101-pound pumpkin. Koster’s Farm was second with a 107-pound pumpkin, and Irene was first with a 170-pound pumpkin. The final market of the year is coming up Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Kinchant Street and Carson Avenue. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kyle Townsend is running for the B.C. Conservatives in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Cariboo North candidate questionnaire – Kyle Townsend, Conservative Party

Cariboo North election candidates answer a series of questions leading up to the election

Kyle Townsend is running for the B.C. Conservatives in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)
Coralee Oakes is running for the B.C. Liberals in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Cariboo North candidate questionnaire – Coralee Oakes, Liberal

Cariboo North election candidates answer a series of questions leading up to the election

Coralee Oakes is running for the B.C. Liberals in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)
Douglas Gook is running for the B.C. Green Party in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Cariboo North candidate questionnaire – Douglas Gook, Green Party

Cariboo North election candidates answer a series of questions leading up to the election

Douglas Gook is running for the B.C. Green Party in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)
Scott Elliott is running for the B.C. NDP in the provincial election. (File Photo)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Cariboo North candidate questionnaire – Scott Elliott, NDP

Cariboo North election candidates answer a series of questions leading up to the election

Scott Elliott is running for the B.C. NDP in the provincial election. (File Photo)