Quesnel Observer Staff

The CN Police Service is reminding people that trespassing on or along rail lines is dangerous and illegal. (Photo submitted)

CN Police stress railway crossing safety this spring

The only safe and legal place to cross train tracks is at a properly designated railway crossing

The CN Police Service is reminding people that trespassing on or along rail lines is dangerous and illegal. (Photo submitted)
In partnership with the City of Quesnel, Community Futures North Cariboo has launched the Business Support Hotline at 1-800-241-7714. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COVID-19: Quesnel businesses can access new support hotline

The Business Support Hotline is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In partnership with the City of Quesnel, Community Futures North Cariboo has launched the Business Support Hotline at 1-800-241-7714. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
As of April 3, baseball fields and all sports fields in Quesnel are closed due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

COVID-19: All sports fields and baseball fields in Quesnel now closed

City trails and parks remain open, but users must maintain social distancing space of two metres

As of April 3, baseball fields and all sports fields in Quesnel are closed due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Quesnel’s new Digital Today digital marketing team will be offering free digital services and support to Quesnel and area businesses using technology such as Zoom video conferencing. (Photo submitted by Community Futures North Cariboo)

Quesnel’s new Digital Today team ready to offer free digital marketing support to businesses

Digital Today members have taken a 12-week Digital Marketing Bootcamp through Community Futures

Quesnel’s new Digital Today digital marketing team will be offering free digital services and support to Quesnel and area businesses using technology such as Zoom video conferencing. (Photo submitted by Community Futures North Cariboo)
In response to COVID-19, hours at the Quesnel Regional Airport are changing as Central Mountain Air reduces the number of scheduled flights. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

COVID-19: Quesnel Airport’s opening hours changing as Central Mountain Air reduces flights

Central Mountain Air is now only flying in and out of Quesnel Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

In response to COVID-19, hours at the Quesnel Regional Airport are changing as Central Mountain Air reduces the number of scheduled flights. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
The Cariboo Regional District has closed the McLeese Lake Recycling Depot until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and is asking residents to store their recyclables at home until the Depot re-opens. (File photo)

COVID-19: McLeese Lake Recycling Depot closed until further notice

The Cariboo Regional District is asking residents to store their recyclables at home

The Cariboo Regional District has closed the McLeese Lake Recycling Depot until further notice to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and is asking residents to store their recyclables at home until the Depot re-opens. (File photo)
This screenshot from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy dust advisory explains why the March 19 advisory is in place. (B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - screenshot)

Dust advisory issued for Quesnel March 19

Advisory is due to traffic stirring up winter traction materials on roadways

This screenshot from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy dust advisory explains why the March 19 advisory is in place. (B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy - screenshot)
The Kersley Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire truck. (Cariboo Regional District - Facebook photo)

Four Cariboo Regional District volunteer fire departments receive new fire trucks

Kersley is one of the departments that recently replaced an aging engine

The Kersley Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire truck. (Cariboo Regional District - Facebook photo)
This Google Maps screenshot shows the Highway 97 intersection at Juniper Road that will be deactivated later this year. (Google Maps screenshot)

Province will deactivate Highway 97 intersection at Juniper Road in South Quesnel later this year

The government says safety will be improved once travellers are redirected

This Google Maps screenshot shows the Highway 97 intersection at Juniper Road that will be deactivated later this year. (Google Maps screenshot)
New Quesnel Farmers Market manager Tim Cawdell (front, centre) poses with the HARVEST 2020-21 board of directors. (Kordula Thompson photo)

Tim Cawdell is new Quesnel Farmers Market manager

Cawdell takes over from Paul Dumais, who retired after 20 years as manager

New Quesnel Farmers Market manager Tim Cawdell (front, centre) poses with the HARVEST 2020-21 board of directors. (Kordula Thompson photo)
The Quesnel and Williams Lake RCMP and the Cariboo Crime Reduction Unit worked together Feb. 25 to arrest a 100 Mile House man who had stolen heavy equipment and a truck from Quesnel. (File photo)

Cariboo police forces recover truck, Bobcat and trailer stolen from Quesnel

A 100 Mile House resident was arrested after trying to flee a police roadblock near Wildwood

The Quesnel and Williams Lake RCMP and the Cariboo Crime Reduction Unit worked together Feb. 25 to arrest a 100 Mile House man who had stolen heavy equipment and a truck from Quesnel. (File photo)
Quesnel RCMP responded to a report of a truck driver being accidentally run over by his trailer tires Wednesday, Feb. 5 on Highway 97. The man was taken to Williams Lake by ambulance and then airlifted to Vancouver with “serious but non-life-threatening injuries.” (Observer file photo)

Transport truck driver seriously injured after being run over by his trailer tires

The incident occurred Feb. 5 on Highway 97 in Quesnel

Quesnel RCMP responded to a report of a truck driver being accidentally run over by his trailer tires Wednesday, Feb. 5 on Highway 97. The man was taken to Williams Lake by ambulance and then airlifted to Vancouver with “serious but non-life-threatening injuries.” (Observer file photo)
Northern Development Initiative Trust CEO Joel McKay. (Photo submitted)

Northern Development commits $1.1 million in grant funding to business recovery and innovation

NDIT committing funds to Competitiveness Consulting Rebate and Northern Industries Innovation Fund

Northern Development Initiative Trust CEO Joel McKay. (Photo submitted)
Canadian classical pianist Alison Kilgannon has performed in South America, Europe, and North America where her playing as been described as “suave and spirited…. Solid and self-assured.” She is coming to Quesnel Friday, Feb. 7 to play an intimate private concert. (Photo courtesy of Alison Kilgannon website)

Classical pianist Alison Kilgannon performing intimate house concert Feb. 7 in Quesnel

The upcoming show is part of the Living Room Live classical concert series

Canadian classical pianist Alison Kilgannon has performed in South America, Europe, and North America where her playing as been described as “suave and spirited…. Solid and self-assured.” She is coming to Quesnel Friday, Feb. 7 to play an intimate private concert. (Photo courtesy of Alison Kilgannon website)
Correlieu Secondary School students try out heavy equipment simulators today thanks to the Council of Forest Industries and the University of Vancouver Island a couple of years ago. (Observer file photo)

COFI now accepting applications for 2020 Forestry Scholarships

Twelve entrance scholarships worth $1,500 will be awarded

Correlieu Secondary School students try out heavy equipment simulators today thanks to the Council of Forest Industries and the University of Vancouver Island a couple of years ago. (Observer file photo)
Missing snowmobiler found near Quesnel

Missing snowmobiler found near Quesnel

Quesnel Search and Rescue and RCMP members found the man after he spent about 20 hours in the bush

Missing snowmobiler found near Quesnel
No injuries in early-morning shooting at Quesnel home

No injuries in early-morning shooting at Quesnel home

Quesnel RCMP believe the Jan. 22 shooting on River Park Road was a targeted incident

No injuries in early-morning shooting at Quesnel home
The College of New Caledonia’s Quesnel Campus will host a public consultation session for the 2020-21 budget Friday, Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in Room N212. (Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel)

College of New Caledonia budget consultation session will be Jan. 31

The public consultation session will take place Friday, Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m.

The College of New Caledonia’s Quesnel Campus will host a public consultation session for the 2020-21 budget Friday, Jan. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in Room N212. (Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel)
RCMP to hold career presentation in Quesnel

RCMP to hold career presentation in Quesnel

Those interested in applying need to pre-register for the Jan. 22 presentation

RCMP to hold career presentation in Quesnel
Collision north of Quesnel sends three to hospital

Collision north of Quesnel sends three to hospital

Three people were taken by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday night

Collision north of Quesnel sends three to hospital