Rebecca Dyok

Mandie Petronio of McLeese Lake enjoyed a recent visit with her mom from Edmonton, Alta. (Photo submitted)

Like mother, like daughter: McLeese Lake litter pickup made for memorable vacation

Jessie Burry and Mandie Petronio collected garbage while kayaking around the area

Mandie Petronio of McLeese Lake enjoyed a recent visit with her mom from Edmonton, Alta. (Photo submitted)
Cotter Hiab and Trucking helped place a new repeater shelter for Quesnel Search and Rescue and Quesnel Amateur Radio Operators Society this month on Fishpot Mountain. (Quesnel Search & Rescue photo)

Radio infrastructure an important tool for Quesnel Search and Rescue

Repeater destroyed by 2017 wildfire erected on Fishpot Mountain

Cotter Hiab and Trucking helped place a new repeater shelter for Quesnel Search and Rescue and Quesnel Amateur Radio Operators Society this month on Fishpot Mountain. (Quesnel Search & Rescue photo)
Photography by Grant Hill will be on display until Friday, August 20 at The Space Above. (Photo submitted)

North Cariboo photographer lives and breathes nature

Grant Hill will be presenting his artwork in The Space Above in downtown Quesnel

Photography by Grant Hill will be on display until Friday, August 20 at The Space Above. (Photo submitted)
Quesnel girls U-14 softball team recently attended provincials in Abbotsford where they placed fourth. Krystle Beaudry coaches the team with her husband, Dave, and thanked all the parents and sponsors who she said they could not of done it without. “It was a great learning experience for me as well as the girls and we can’t wait until next season.” (Photo submitted)

Quesnel U14 girls softball team claim fourth at provincials

Provincials were held earlier this month in Abbotsford

Quesnel girls U-14 softball team recently attended provincials in Abbotsford where they placed fourth. Krystle Beaudry coaches the team with her husband, Dave, and thanked all the parents and sponsors who she said they could not of done it without. “It was a great learning experience for me as well as the girls and we can’t wait until next season.” (Photo submitted)
Cards designed by École Red Bluff Lhtako students supporting Sarah Shipley Memorial Scholarships are available for purchase at the Bouchie Lake Country Store or Regency Chrysler. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

École Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary create cards for memorial scholarship

Quesnel Junior School French immersion teacher Sarah Shipley passed away last year

Cards designed by École Red Bluff Lhtako students supporting Sarah Shipley Memorial Scholarships are available for purchase at the Bouchie Lake Country Store or Regency Chrysler. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Owner/operator of Puddle Produce Farm Brianna van de Wijngaard sells produce Friday, July 16 at the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

High heat hinders Cariboo veggie-growers

Local farmers are battling heat and smoke amid a hot, dry summer

Owner/operator of Puddle Produce Farm Brianna van de Wijngaard sells produce Friday, July 16 at the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The gate to Sisters Creek Recreation Site has been shut due to extreme forest fire risk. (Recreation Sites and Trails BC photo)
The gate to Sisters Creek Recreation Site has been shut due to extreme forest fire risk. (Recreation Sites and Trails BC photo)
Anahim Lake west of Williams Lake is on evacuation alert due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)

Ulkatcho First Nation at Anahim Lake praying for rain

Fire danger extreme as nearby fires challenge firefighters and close highways

Anahim Lake west of Williams Lake is on evacuation alert due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)
Quesnel and District Seniors’ Society members Linda LeComte (left), Tish Tunney and Brenda Bare attend the Quesnel Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Quesnel and District Seniors Community Centre eyes full return to activities

A survey from the group will be available until Sept. 15

Quesnel and District Seniors’ Society members Linda LeComte (left), Tish Tunney and Brenda Bare attend the Quesnel Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Natasha Kolodziejczk is working as coordinator of the Wells Museum this summer where she is excited to meet visitors. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Natasha Kolodziejczk is working as coordinator of the Wells Museum this summer where she is excited to meet visitors. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Keri Osha (left) with Correlieu Secondary Indigenous Student Committee members Joely Paul and Adrianna Alec make a pitstop in Williams Lake. From Quesnel, they were delivering donations to firefighters in B.C’s Interior. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Donations for firefighters, evacuees delivered by Quesnel residents

Correlieu Secondary Indigenous Student Committee launch collection drive

Keri Osha (left) with Correlieu Secondary Indigenous Student Committee members Joely Paul and Adrianna Alec make a pitstop in Williams Lake. From Quesnel, they were delivering donations to firefighters in B.C’s Interior. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Students across School District 28 helped mark Pride Month this year by painting colorful rocks. (Photo submitted)

Pride rocks on in Quesnel

Rainbow colored rocks painted in June by students and community members were on display

Students across School District 28 helped mark Pride Month this year by painting colorful rocks. (Photo submitted)
A wildfire north of Big Stick Lake is burning approximately five kilometres away from the home of Amy Stromsten and her partner Dustin Trainer. An evacuation alert was issued for the area west of Williams Lake Saturday, July 3. (Amy Stromsten image)

Residents nervous, getting prepared as they watch Big Stick Lake area fire

Evacuation alert west of Williams Lake in place

A wildfire north of Big Stick Lake is burning approximately five kilometres away from the home of Amy Stromsten and her partner Dustin Trainer. An evacuation alert was issued for the area west of Williams Lake Saturday, July 3. (Amy Stromsten image)
An evacuation alert for the Big Stick area was issued Saturday afternoon (July 3) by the Cariboo Regional District. (CRD image)

Evacuation alert issued for Big Stick area west of Williams Lake

Big Stick Lake closed due to active wildfire, says Recreation Sites and Trails BC

An evacuation alert for the Big Stick area was issued Saturday afternoon (July 3) by the Cariboo Regional District. (CRD image)
The McLeese Lake Fire Department is urging caution as dry conditions and a heat wave continue.(McLeese Lake Fire Department Facebook photo)

McLeese Lake wildfire snuffed out thanks to lightning tracking app

Department was lucky to reach the site quickly, says volunteer firefighter Ian Hicks

The McLeese Lake Fire Department is urging caution as dry conditions and a heat wave continue.(McLeese Lake Fire Department Facebook photo)
A wildfire west of Nazko First Nation was discovered Wednesday, June 30. (Nazko First Nation Facebook photo)
A wildfire west of Nazko First Nation was discovered Wednesday, June 30. (Nazko First Nation Facebook photo)
Wagons and outriders arrive at Barkerville Historic Town and Park as part of the Nam Sing Cattle Drive historical re-enactment in 2019. The site opened for the 2021 season with COVID-19 protocols in place on Saturday, June 26. (Karen Powell photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Barkerville boosts cap on number of visitors, opens for the season

400 guests are allowed inside the historical park at a time

Wagons and outriders arrive at Barkerville Historic Town and Park as part of the Nam Sing Cattle Drive historical re-enactment in 2019. The site opened for the 2021 season with COVID-19 protocols in place on Saturday, June 26. (Karen Powell photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The schedule of events for Quesnel’s virtual Canada Day celebrations. (Quesnel Observer Ad)

Canada Day celebrations go virtual in Quesnel

July 1st to feature music bingo with prizes

The schedule of events for Quesnel’s virtual Canada Day celebrations. (Quesnel Observer Ad)
The Quesnel Fire Department was on hand to help the students at St. Anne’s Catholic School celebrate the end of the 2021 school year on June 25. Water pistols, hoses and finally a good spray with the fire hose cooled the kids down and made for lots of laughs. Stacey Rodman, Volunteer Firefighter is the object of Gizelle McDonald, Braden Novak, Rodman and Logan Yager’s aim. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

High temperatures close schools, local businesses around Quesnel

A new high temperature record of 39.9°C set on Sunday

The Quesnel Fire Department was on hand to help the students at St. Anne’s Catholic School celebrate the end of the 2021 school year on June 25. Water pistols, hoses and finally a good spray with the fire hose cooled the kids down and made for lots of laughs. Stacey Rodman, Volunteer Firefighter is the object of Gizelle McDonald, Braden Novak, Rodman and Logan Yager’s aim. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Sisters and TARAPS volunteers Val Trombley (left) and Leslie Trombley could be spotted at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market Saturday, June 19 where they raised awareness of the program providing therapy and reading assistant dogs to Cariboo seniors and children, and also sell treats for pets and humans. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Therapy and Reading Assistance Pets looking forward to in-person visits in the Cariboo

TARAPS to raise awareness and funds at upcoming farmers’ markets in Quesnel

Sisters and TARAPS volunteers Val Trombley (left) and Leslie Trombley could be spotted at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market Saturday, June 19 where they raised awareness of the program providing therapy and reading assistant dogs to Cariboo seniors and children, and also sell treats for pets and humans. (Rebecca Dyok photo)