Quesnel Observer Staff

Wells artists Claire Kujundzic and Bill Horne outside their Amazing Space Studio and Gallery in Wells. They are headed to Japan, where Horne will accept an award of excellence at the Seventh NBC MESHTEC Tokyo International Screen Print Biennial. Observer file photo

Wells artist wins international screen printing award

Bill Horne has won an award of excellence at the Tokyo Screen Print Biennale

Wells artists Claire Kujundzic and Bill Horne outside their Amazing Space Studio and Gallery in Wells. They are headed to Japan, where Horne will accept an award of excellence at the Seventh NBC MESHTEC Tokyo International Screen Print Biennial. Observer file photo
David Chapman elected Quesnel school board chair

David Chapman elected Quesnel school board chair

Tony Goulet was acclaimed as the board’s vice-chairperson

David Chapman elected Quesnel school board chair
Guests watch as Tiffany (Heidi Preston) and Brad (Matt McGregor) are married inside St. John’s Anglican Church during Kate’s Bestie’s Wedding Nov. 9.                                 Karen Powell photos

Kate’s Bestie’s Wedding raises over $6,900

The funny fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel is being hailed as a great success

Guests watch as Tiffany (Heidi Preston) and Brad (Matt McGregor) are married inside St. John’s Anglican Church during Kate’s Bestie’s Wedding Nov. 9.                                 Karen Powell photos
An elementary student tests out the flight simulator at WorkBC’s Find Your Fit Tour Nov. 12 at Correlieu.  Ronan O’Doherty photO

Quesnel kids learn about careers at Find your Fit Tour

Two-day exhibition exposed students to the many options available in the workforce

An elementary student tests out the flight simulator at WorkBC’s Find Your Fit Tour Nov. 12 at Correlieu.  Ronan O’Doherty photO
Long Table Grocery founder Amy Quarry has been announced as one of the project managers of the Sprout Kitchen Regional Food Hub and Business Incubator, along with Diandra Oliver.                                 RONAN O’DOHERTY PHOTO

Amy Quarry and Diandra Oliver will manage Quesnel’s new food hub

Sprout Kitchen Regional Food Hub and Business Incubator is expected to be up and running next fall

Long Table Grocery founder Amy Quarry has been announced as one of the project managers of the Sprout Kitchen Regional Food Hub and Business Incubator, along with Diandra Oliver.                                 RONAN O’DOHERTY PHOTO
Aisha Borque, 15 and her brother Mickey, 10 were two of more than 20 kids who decorated pumpkins at the Quesnel Public Library on Wednesday (Oct. 30). Library staff got into the spirit of the season by decorating their front desk as a pirate ship and dressing up as pirates for passing candy to trick-or-treaters this year. Ronan O’Doherty photo

Diabolically decorating pumpkins at Quesnel Library

More than 20 kids get into Halloween spirit as library hosts free pumpkin-decorating event

Aisha Borque, 15 and her brother Mickey, 10 were two of more than 20 kids who decorated pumpkins at the Quesnel Public Library on Wednesday (Oct. 30). Library staff got into the spirit of the season by decorating their front desk as a pirate ship and dressing up as pirates for passing candy to trick-or-treaters this year. Ronan O’Doherty photo
The City of Quesnel will refurbish and relocate the giant gold pan in spring 2020. Observer file photo

City of Quesnel clarifies process behind gold pan relocation

Recommendation to move gold pan to a more central location came out of 2018 wayfinding strategy

The City of Quesnel will refurbish and relocate the giant gold pan in spring 2020. Observer file photo
The 2019 Blackwater Unit Crew, based out of Quesnel, is part of the British Columbia Wildfire Service Cariboo Fire Centre, and students who participate in the Junior Fire Crew Program could potentially be hired onto BCWS fire crews. Facebook/Eric Depeneau photo

Cariboo Fire Centre hosting Junior Fire Crew Program meeting Oct. 30 in Quesnel

Grade 12 students can find out more about being part of the 2020 program

The 2019 Blackwater Unit Crew, based out of Quesnel, is part of the British Columbia Wildfire Service Cariboo Fire Centre, and students who participate in the Junior Fire Crew Program could potentially be hired onto BCWS fire crews. Facebook/Eric Depeneau photo
Quesnel voters enter the polling station at the Royal Canadian Legion Monday afternoon (Oct. 21). Lindsay Chung photo

Election 2019: Doherty ahead after two polls close in Cariboo-Prince George

Conservative candidate is looking for re-election in the riding

Quesnel voters enter the polling station at the Royal Canadian Legion Monday afternoon (Oct. 21). Lindsay Chung photo
The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department’s duty truck. File photo

Early-morning drier fire quickly extinguished in Quesnel

West Fraser MDF Plant fire swiftly put out by employees

The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department’s duty truck. File photo
This is part of “Falling Up,” a carved panel using stain and birch plywood created by Island Mountain Arts Artist-in-Residence Joanne Salé while she has been in Wells. Joanne Salé, Artist/Facebook photo

IMA Artist-in-Residence will give Artist Talk Oct. 11 in Wells

Joanne Salé has been creating a variety of work while in Wells, including carved panels

This is part of “Falling Up,” a carved panel using stain and birch plywood created by Island Mountain Arts Artist-in-Residence Joanne Salé while she has been in Wells. Joanne Salé, Artist/Facebook photo
The Barkerville Heritage Trust announced Oct. 8 that Ed Coleman, CEO of Barkerville Heritage Town and Park and Cottonwood House Historic Site, will retire June 21, 2020. He will continue to manage operations at both sites until that time. Photo courtesy of Barkerville Historic Town and Park

Barkerville and Cottonwood House CEO retiring in June 2020

The Barkerville Heritage Trust will immediately begin a “robust search” for a new CEO

The Barkerville Heritage Trust announced Oct. 8 that Ed Coleman, CEO of Barkerville Heritage Town and Park and Cottonwood House Historic Site, will retire June 21, 2020. He will continue to manage operations at both sites until that time. Photo courtesy of Barkerville Historic Town and Park
The Elections Canada office in the West Park Mall is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Lindsay Chung photo

Advance voting begins Friday in Quesnel

Advance voting is open Oct. 11-14 at St. John the Divine Anglican Church and The Lodge

The Elections Canada office in the West Park Mall is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Lindsay Chung photo
New satellite recycling depot opens in McLeese Lake

New satellite recycling depot opens in McLeese Lake

The Cariboo Regional District has also opened a new satellite depot in Tatla Lake

New satellite recycling depot opens in McLeese Lake
Students begin their walk around town with the “Every Child Matters” banner Monday, Sept. 30.                                 Ronan O’Doherty photo

Orange Shirt Day observed in Quesnel

Hundreds of students and First Nations elders remember the dark legacy of residential schools

Students begin their walk around town with the “Every Child Matters” banner Monday, Sept. 30.                                 Ronan O’Doherty photo
Nature empath and mentor Danielea Castell, seen here at the Fraser River, is leading an I Am Water workshop Saturday, Sept. 21 as part of a full-day event that also includes a Breath of Bliss Ceremony. Helen Styles photo

Explore your relationship with water during full-day workshop Saturday in West Quesnel

The I Am Water Workshop and Breath of Bliss Ceremony takes place during World Rivers Day weekend

Nature empath and mentor Danielea Castell, seen here at the Fraser River, is leading an I Am Water workshop Saturday, Sept. 21 as part of a full-day event that also includes a Breath of Bliss Ceremony. Helen Styles photo
Little remains of the Abbot Drive house now after the second fire in four months razed the property.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo

Arson to blame for house fire on Abbot Drive, says fire chief

This is the second fire in four months on the West Quesnel property

Little remains of the Abbot Drive house now after the second fire in four months razed the property.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo
A young couple gets limber in Lebourdais Park before running in the 39th annual Terry Fox Run. Ronan O’Doherty photos

Quesnel’s Terry Fox run as inspirational as ever

80 participants brave gloomy weather to shine their light for cancer research

A young couple gets limber in Lebourdais Park before running in the 39th annual Terry Fox Run. Ronan O’Doherty photos
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Police recover stolen property at acreage outside Prince George

One of the vehicles recovered had been stolen from Quesnel

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Classical musicians will offer something for every palette at upcoming Quesnel house concert

Classical musicians will offer something for every palette at upcoming Quesnel house concert

Living Room Live concert on Sept. 11 features soprano Sawyer Craig and pianist Nicola Davies

Classical musicians will offer something for every palette at upcoming Quesnel house concert