Quesnel Observer Staff

Barb Ward-Burkitt (Photo submitted)

50 years of friendship

Quesnel’s Barb Ward-Burkitt celebrates milestone

Barb Ward-Burkitt (Photo submitted)
(Quesnel RCMP handout photo)
(Quesnel RCMP handout photo)
A person is injected with their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in August 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

City of Quesnel rescinds COVID-19 vaccination policy

The policy will be lifted on Dec. 1

A person is injected with their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in August 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
The public will be able to visit the Quesnel SPCA at 1000 Carson Pit Road starting Thursday, Dec. 1. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel SPCA reopening Dec. 1 after damage from heavy rains

The facility was temporarily closed this past July

The public will be able to visit the Quesnel SPCA at 1000 Carson Pit Road starting Thursday, Dec. 1. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Highway 97 about 25 kilometres north of Quesnel near Hush Lake Road, looking south at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Drive BC photo)

Travel advisory north of Quesnel on Highway 97 lifted

The advisory was prompted earlier due to freezing rain

Highway 97 about 25 kilometres north of Quesnel near Hush Lake Road, looking south at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Drive BC photo)
The Quesnel RCMP will again collect non-perishable food items, unopened toys, winter clothing and hygiene products in their Stuff A Cruiser Campaign supporting local families this Christmas. (Observer file photo)

Quesnel RCMP hosting annual Stuff A Cruiser to support families in need

Police hope to stuff a cruiser full of donations on Dec. 3-4

The Quesnel RCMP will again collect non-perishable food items, unopened toys, winter clothing and hygiene products in their Stuff A Cruiser Campaign supporting local families this Christmas. (Observer file photo)
Quesnel School District trustees Honey Affleck (back row, left to right), Melissa Huska, Cheri Maisonneuve, Lisa Boudreau and Julie-Anne Runge were sworn in with David Chapman (front row, left to right) and Tony Goulet earlier this month. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Quesnel School District trustees Honey Affleck (back row, left to right), Melissa Huska, Cheri Maisonneuve, Lisa Boudreau and Julie-Anne Runge were sworn in with David Chapman (front row, left to right) and Tony Goulet on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Goulet re-elected chair of Quesnel Board of Education

Lisa Boudreau was elected vice chair

Quesnel School District trustees Honey Affleck (back row, left to right), Melissa Huska, Cheri Maisonneuve, Lisa Boudreau and Julie-Anne Runge were sworn in with David Chapman (front row, left to right) and Tony Goulet earlier this month. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Quesnel School District trustees Honey Affleck (back row, left to right), Melissa Huska, Cheri Maisonneuve, Lisa Boudreau and Julie-Anne Runge were sworn in with David Chapman (front row, left to right) and Tony Goulet on Wednesday, Nov. 9. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The Quesnel Rodeo Club and Children’s Festival have been awarded $10,000 in provincial funding for next year’s events. (Tracey Roberts photo — Quesnel Observer)

Tourism grants support 2023 Quesnel Rodeo and Children’s Festival

The BC Government is supporting almost 100 events

The Quesnel Rodeo Club and Children’s Festival have been awarded $10,000 in provincial funding for next year’s events. (Tracey Roberts photo — Quesnel Observer)
RCMP-GRC crest (File photo)
RCMP-GRC crest (File photo)
The Lassie 2.0 life alert system is a provincial finalist in Alberta for the Capstone Project of the Year by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel graduate honoured in Alberta for invention of service dog life alert system

Brandon Lindsay is part of a former team of NAIT biomedical engineering technology students

The Lassie 2.0 life alert system is a provincial finalist in Alberta for the Capstone Project of the Year by the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta. (Photo submitted)
The Shamrock Tube Run at Barkerville Historic Town and Park will no longer be operated. (File photo)

Shamrock Tube Run off the list of winter activities at Barkerville

The winter attraction has been dismantled

The Shamrock Tube Run at Barkerville Historic Town and Park will no longer be operated. (File photo)
Patrick and Kyla Power of Williams Lake have been charged with property offences after being arrested by the Quesnel RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

Williams Lake couple arrested in Quesnel for property crime offences

“These travelling criminals have no boundaries,” said Sgt. Clay Kronebusch

Patrick and Kyla Power of Williams Lake have been charged with property offences after being arrested by the Quesnel RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
Thomas Mercer of Quesnel recently claimed $500,002 from a Daily Grand prize draw held April 4, 2022. (BCLC handout/photo)
Thomas Mercer of Quesnel recently claimed $500,002 from a Daily Grand prize draw held April 4, 2022. (BCLC handout/photo)
Bouchie Lake Elementary students Zach Sumption and Julia Chato were among the thousands of ineligible young voters in B.C. this year casting their ballots in a mock municipal election through Student Vote. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel School District students cast ballots for Student Vote

Election results differ from eligible voters

Bouchie Lake Elementary students Zach Sumption and Julia Chato were among the thousands of ineligible young voters in B.C. this year casting their ballots in a mock municipal election through Student Vote. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
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5 arrested in Quesnel after gun seizure on Fir Street

Seven firearms were seized from a residence

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(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

RCMP North District Emergency Response Team help execute search warrant for firearms in Quesnel

Police are continuing their investigation at a residence on Fir Street

(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Project E-NANDU 2022 was launched in July and August 2022 by the Quesnel RCMP Crime Reduction Unit. (File photo)

Quesnel RCMP seize drugs, weapons, cash in successful 2-month undercover operation

Police are recommending charges against 22 individuals

Project E-NANDU 2022 was launched in July and August 2022 by the Quesnel RCMP Crime Reduction Unit. (File photo)
Quesnel Junior School principal Trish Simpson (left) with vice principal Chuck Loewen. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel Junior School open for classes

The new yet-to-be-completed school opened last week

Quesnel Junior School principal Trish Simpson (left) with vice principal Chuck Loewen. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for 16 days beginning Oct. 29 due to increasing timber supply and access challenges in B.C. (West Fraser Photo)
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for 16 days beginning Oct. 29 due to increasing timber supply and access challenges in B.C. (West Fraser Photo)
Debra McKelvie is one of 12 Quesnel city councillor candidates. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel city councillor candidate wants to be included in creating a safer community

Debra McKelvie is in the race to represent Quesnel

Debra McKelvie is one of 12 Quesnel city councillor candidates. (Photo submitted)