Rebecca Dyok, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

MP Todd Doherty took to Facebook after his family recently received threats. (Todd Doherty, MP Facebook photo)

‘I don’t run and I don’t hide’: Cariboo-Prince George MP Doherty speaks out after family threatened

Todd Doherty has notified RCMP, House of Commons Protective Services

MP Todd Doherty took to Facebook after his family recently received threats. (Todd Doherty, MP Facebook photo)
A Northern Health vaccination clinic is set for the Wells Community Hall on Tuesday, April 20. (Photo submitted)

COVID-19 vaccination clinic coming to Wells

Vaccine to be available for anyone 18+

A Northern Health vaccination clinic is set for the Wells Community Hall on Tuesday, April 20. (Photo submitted)
A black bear rambles along the side of the Barkerville Highway near Wells. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Spring time the perect time for attractant management: COS

Hungry bears beginning to emerge from winter hibernation in Quesnel

A black bear rambles along the side of the Barkerville Highway near Wells. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Lhtako Dené Nation could be entering cannabis production after launching its retail store Lhtako Grass last year which currently operates under the laws of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Pictured above are Lhtako Grass budtenders Jonara Paul (from left) and Heather Browning, and shift supervisor Cyrilea Michell. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Lhtako Dené Nation eyes cannabis grow operation

Retail store going great says manager Raymond Aldred

Lhtako Dené Nation could be entering cannabis production after launching its retail store Lhtako Grass last year which currently operates under the laws of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Pictured above are Lhtako Grass budtenders Jonara Paul (from left) and Heather Browning, and shift supervisor Cyrilea Michell. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Museum and heritage manager Elizabeth Hunter shares a sneak peek of what she said the refurbished Visitor Centre and Museum reception area will look like. (Elizabeth Hunter photo)

Museum eyes May reopening as renovations near completion

“We’re nearing the end of the project,” says museum manager

Museum and heritage manager Elizabeth Hunter shares a sneak peek of what she said the refurbished Visitor Centre and Museum reception area will look like. (Elizabeth Hunter photo)
Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel RCMP constable lights up children’s faces with toy vehicles

“It just made him smile,” says mom Brittany Ginter.

Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)
Painted rocks memorializing loved ones lost have been added to what will be a community garden at CSUN. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Painted rocks memorializing loved ones lost have been added to what will be a community garden at CSUN. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Quesnel children will soon benefit from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. (Contributed image)

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to nurture young Quesnel minds

Parents can enroll children to receive free books in the mail

Quesnel children will soon benefit from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. (Contributed image)
The West Fraser Road is closed 600 metres north of Eberding Road Thursday, April 1 as Emcon Services Inc. completes temporary repairs to the area. Estimated time of reopening is late afternoon. (Emcom Services Inc photo)

Road repairs underway on section of West Fraser Road

Emcon Services expected to have the road reopened by the end of day

The West Fraser Road is closed 600 metres north of Eberding Road Thursday, April 1 as Emcon Services Inc. completes temporary repairs to the area. Estimated time of reopening is late afternoon. (Emcom Services Inc photo)
Lhoosk’uz Dené First Nation west of Quesnel has been awarded $875,000 in provincial funding towards 40-kilowatt biomass combined heat and power project. (Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation Facebook photo)

Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation taking steps to transition from diesel

40-kilowatt biomass combined heat and power project coming to Kluskus

Lhoosk’uz Dené First Nation west of Quesnel has been awarded $875,000 in provincial funding towards 40-kilowatt biomass combined heat and power project. (Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation Facebook photo)
This Nov. 7, 2013, photo provided by the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project shows an unidentified worker burning a pile of collected undergrowth in the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon. (Alexandra Steinmetz/Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project via AP)

Piles of woody debris from Plateau wildfire to be burned near Nazko

Burns to reduce wildfire risks and prepare for upcoming tree planting season

This Nov. 7, 2013, photo provided by the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project shows an unidentified worker burning a pile of collected undergrowth in the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon. (Alexandra Steinmetz/Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project via AP)
Masks made by First Nations artist Carolyn Quirt for a new play being developed for the Sunset Theatre in Wells were taken by thieves overnight March 23, 2021. (Karen Jeffery photo)

Irreplaceable Indigenous masks among items stolen in Wells, B.C.’s Sunset Theatre break-in

The masks were custom made for Mahlpaka7, a new play being developed

Masks made by First Nations artist Carolyn Quirt for a new play being developed for the Sunset Theatre in Wells were taken by thieves overnight March 23, 2021. (Karen Jeffery photo)
Up to 75 per cent of Indigenous people living on-reserve in B.C. do not hold a valid driver’s licence, according a UBCIC discussion paper. (Pixabay.com)
Up to 75 per cent of Indigenous people living on-reserve in B.C. do not hold a valid driver’s licence, according a UBCIC discussion paper. (Pixabay.com)
Fraser River south of Williams Lake (Tsilhqot’in National Government photo)

Tsilhqot’in challenge of Gibraltar Mines discharge permit to continue next month

Environmental Appeal Board hearings to be live-streamed April 7, 8

Fraser River south of Williams Lake (Tsilhqot’in National Government photo)
L to R: Saik’uz First Nation Coun. Jasmine Thomas and Chief Priscilla Mueller (Aman Parhar - Omineca Express)

Northern B.C. addiction treatment centre not off the table yet, says First Nations

Culturally appropriate centre much needed in B.C.’s north

L to R: Saik’uz First Nation Coun. Jasmine Thomas and Chief Priscilla Mueller (Aman Parhar - Omineca Express)
The Williams Lake First Nation Chief has already received positive reviews for his second children’s book from former Boston Bruins right winger Reggie Leach and former Buffalo Sabres player and head coach Ted Nolan. (Caitlin Press image)
The Williams Lake First Nation Chief has already received positive reviews for his second children’s book from former Boston Bruins right winger Reggie Leach and former Buffalo Sabres player and head coach Ted Nolan. (Caitlin Press image)
Xeni Gwet’in Nation purchased and is upgrading the Elkin Creek Ranch. (Jimmy Lulua photo)

Improvements underway at Elkin Creek Ranch in Nemiah Valley

“It’s going pretty well,” said Xeni Gwet’in Chief Jimmy Lulua

Xeni Gwet’in Nation purchased and is upgrading the Elkin Creek Ranch. (Jimmy Lulua photo)
Devon Stewart (pictured) was murdered with Jonathan Sellars in a Williams Lake residence on April 18, 2017. (Facebook photo)

Mother looks for answers in unsolved Williams Lake double homicide

Devon Stewart and Jonathan Sellars died April 18, 2017 in a home on Mackenzie Avenue

Devon Stewart (pictured) was murdered with Jonathan Sellars in a Williams Lake residence on April 18, 2017. (Facebook photo)
The rushing waters of Hawkes Creek resulted in the closure of the Williams Lake Cut Off Road after a bridge was compromised last spring. (Steve Forseth Facebook photo)

Flood hazard study launched on Hawkes Creek watershed

Xatśūll engages Urban Systems

The rushing waters of Hawkes Creek resulted in the closure of the Williams Lake Cut Off Road after a bridge was compromised last spring. (Steve Forseth Facebook photo)
B.C. First Nations and Friends Women’s Awareness Group has more than 2,000 members. (Facebook photo)

First Nations women create danger awareness online group

Women-only Facebook page launched

B.C. First Nations and Friends Women’s Awareness Group has more than 2,000 members. (Facebook photo)