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Fred Paulson of Quesnel won first place for his pastel work “Bee’s Eye View” (left) in the juried exhibition currently on display at the Quesnel Art Gallery. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Juried exhibition on display at Quesnel Art Gallery

“This is Where I Live” is by the Federation of Canadian Artists Central Interior Chapter

Fred Paulson of Quesnel won first place for his pastel work “Bee’s Eye View” (left) in the juried exhibition currently on display at the Quesnel Art Gallery. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Logan Reeve was 15-years-old when he died of a drug overdose in April 2012. In his memory, his mother, Tammy Forget, is holding a weekend event of cultural activities and spiritual healing at Alexandria Hall, south of Quesnel. (Photo submitted)

Weekend of healing at Alexandria Hall

“I just want it to be powerful,” says Tammy Forget who lost her son to a drug overdose

Logan Reeve was 15-years-old when he died of a drug overdose in April 2012. In his memory, his mother, Tammy Forget, is holding a weekend event of cultural activities and spiritual healing at Alexandria Hall, south of Quesnel. (Photo submitted)
Bill Stevens turned 100 on Tuesday, May 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel veteran celebrates 100th Birthday

Bill Stevens celebrated his milestone at Quesnel’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch

Bill Stevens turned 100 on Tuesday, May 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Many young men held signs in Quesnel where they pledged against violence of women and children Thursday, May 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Young men and boys walk for awareness in Quesnel on Moose Hide Campaign Day

Dozens speak out against gender-based violence

Many young men held signs in Quesnel where they pledged against violence of women and children Thursday, May 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Crystal Allen was excited to hit up the first Quesnel Farmers’ Market of the season on Saturday, May 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Farmers’ Market returns in Quesnel

The first market of the season was held May, 7

Crystal Allen was excited to hit up the first Quesnel Farmers’ Market of the season on Saturday, May 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Approximately 28,000 juvenile chinook salmon were recently released at the Bowron River Bridge. (Spruce City Wildlife Association/Facebook photo)

Thousands of juvenile chinook salmon released in Bowron River

A Prince George not-for-profit led a stock rebuilding effort on Sunday, May 8

Approximately 28,000 juvenile chinook salmon were recently released at the Bowron River Bridge. (Spruce City Wildlife Association/Facebook photo)
Randy Gatza with the Quesnel Salvation Army accepts a donation from Safeway cashier Sandie James on Friday, May 6. James was the top fundraising cashier for the Quesnel Salvation Army in December. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)

Safeway customer donations presented to Quesnel Salvation Army

The food bank and soup kitchen received a recent boost from Safeway

Randy Gatza with the Quesnel Salvation Army accepts a donation from Safeway cashier Sandie James on Friday, May 6. James was the top fundraising cashier for the Quesnel Salvation Army in December. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)
Evelyn Galbraith and Rose Scott are with the Communities Stories Project based in Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Wordspinners launch Community Stories Project

Workout your creativity and share your story at downtown writing bee

Evelyn Galbraith and Rose Scott are with the Communities Stories Project based in Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Red dresses were in Quesnel on Thursday, May 5. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Red Dress Day marked in Quesnel

A ceremony for the National Day of Awareness for MMIWG+ was held at North Fraser Drive

Red dresses were in Quesnel on Thursday, May 5. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Nadine Guthrie is serving as the office manager of the Billy Barker Days headquarters that opened on Tuesday, May 3. (Photo submitted)

Billy Barker Days headquarters open for July festival

The annual festival in Quesnel will be taking place this summer

Nadine Guthrie is serving as the office manager of the Billy Barker Days headquarters that opened on Tuesday, May 3. (Photo submitted)
Minerals North Conference Association president Andrew Webber (centre) says the timing of bringing back Minerals North could not be better. (File photo)

Quesnel selected to host 2023 Minerals North Conference

Annual conference and trade show coming next May

Minerals North Conference Association president Andrew Webber (centre) says the timing of bringing back Minerals North could not be better. (File photo)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Girl Guides hold cookie drive-thru at Dragon Lake Elementary

Drivers stop to support the sweet fundraiser

(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Sage Howlett shows the checkered flag to a pack of cars racing to the finish line at the Gold Pan Speedway. Racing had to be stopped at the Quesnel Auto Racing Association’s fan appreciation day in August 2021, as a harsh storm soaked the track, and lightning was seen striking the ground in the area. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Annual crash to pass event returns to Quesnel’s Gold Pan Speedway in 2022

A full season of races across the region is scheduled for the year

Sage Howlett shows the checkered flag to a pack of cars racing to the finish line at the Gold Pan Speedway. Racing had to be stopped at the Quesnel Auto Racing Association’s fan appreciation day in August 2021, as a harsh storm soaked the track, and lightning was seen striking the ground in the area. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Beverly Anderson is organizing this year’s Day of Mourning event in Quesnel across from Circle K where a natural gas explosion killed six people on April 16, 1997. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Day of Mourning to be observed in Quesnel

A ceremony will be held on April 28 where a deadly explosion occurred

Beverly Anderson is organizing this year’s Day of Mourning event in Quesnel across from Circle K where a natural gas explosion killed six people on April 16, 1997. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A volunteer works with a Kersley Elementary School student participating in the Fostering Literacy program on Tuesday, April 26. (Rebecca Beuschel photo)

Fostering literacy at Kersley and Voyageur Elementary School

Volunteers from the Quesnel Literacy Society are meeting twice a week with students

A volunteer works with a Kersley Elementary School student participating in the Fostering Literacy program on Tuesday, April 26. (Rebecca Beuschel photo)
The Quesnel School District has a fleet of approximately 30 school buses, 25 of which are on the road daily said secretary-treasurer Jennifer Woollends. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel School District seeks to reduce school bus idling as gas prices soar

Expenses for the diesel-run school bus fleet have increased

The Quesnel School District has a fleet of approximately 30 school buses, 25 of which are on the road daily said secretary-treasurer Jennifer Woollends. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A student at Matt O’Flynn’s rough stock school looks to show off their form on Sunday, April 24 at Alex Fraser Park. The park will be bustling in a couple weeks time, when it hosts the first rodeo of the year, featuring high school students from around the province from May 6-8. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Students get back in the saddle at Quesnel roughstock school

The Matt O’Flynn Roughstock School was presented by the Quesnel Rodeo Club April 22-24

A student at Matt O’Flynn’s rough stock school looks to show off their form on Sunday, April 24 at Alex Fraser Park. The park will be bustling in a couple weeks time, when it hosts the first rodeo of the year, featuring high school students from around the province from May 6-8. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kaliga Jack (left) enjoyed playing crib against Sharon Palmantier during a tournament hosted Saturday, April 23 in Quesnel by ?Esdilagh First Nation. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

?Esdilagh First Nation hosts crib tourney

Players had fun at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre

Kaliga Jack (left) enjoyed playing crib against Sharon Palmantier during a tournament hosted Saturday, April 23 in Quesnel by ?Esdilagh First Nation. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Live Arts recently presented Ken Lavigne’s 3 Knights with a Tenor. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Ken Lavigne and 3 Knights with a Tenor entertain Quesnel with British ballads

The performance went live April 23 at Bethel Church

Quesnel Live Arts recently presented Ken Lavigne’s 3 Knights with a Tenor. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Elizabeth Hunter and Leslie Middleton are looking forward to this year’s Friends of the Quesnel and Museum and Archives book sale. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Friends of the Museum book sale to return in Quesnel

The last sale supporting the museum was held in 2019

Elizabeth Hunter and Leslie Middleton are looking forward to this year’s Friends of the Quesnel and Museum and Archives book sale. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)