Rebecca Dyok

Chief Roger Jimmie was a strong advocate for Indigenous forestry rights. In a 1990 Observer article he was demanding Kluskus be allowed to log their own land. (Quesnel Observer File Photo - 1990)
Chief Roger Jimmie was a strong advocate for Indigenous forestry rights. In a 1990 Observer article he was demanding Kluskus be allowed to log their own land. (Quesnel Observer File Photo - 1990)
A landslide occurred behind Carson Elementary School on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Carson Elementary School PAC Facebook photo)
A landslide occurred behind Carson Elementary School on Sunday, April 11, 2021. (Carson Elementary School PAC Facebook photo)
Kristyna Tomek and her daughters Zaya and Sofi enjoyed the Halloween Treat Trail in downtown Quesnel on Oct. 31, 2019. Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year some celebrations are being held early such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Monster Dash. (Lindsay Chung photo)

UPDATE: Monster Dash to support Quesnel Big Brothers Big Sisters cancelled

Halloween fun at Ceal Tingley Park crossed out this year

Kristyna Tomek and her daughters Zaya and Sofi enjoyed the Halloween Treat Trail in downtown Quesnel on Oct. 31, 2019. Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year some celebrations are being held early such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Monster Dash. (Lindsay Chung photo)
Saik’uz First Nation held a news conference Friday, Oct. 15 declaring forest management in its territory must change immediately. (Saik’uz First Nation Facebook screen grab)

Saik’uz First Nation makes swift changes to forest management in its territory

“When you look out in our territory all I see is devastation,” said Chief Priscilla Mueller

Saik’uz First Nation held a news conference Friday, Oct. 15 declaring forest management in its territory must change immediately. (Saik’uz First Nation Facebook screen grab)
The Den by Moonshine Coffee Roasters staff David Bianchi (left) with Amelia Hamilton and Alishia Carter are welcoming the community to support their Hearts for Healthcare campaign. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Quesnel business shows appreciation for health care workers

Coffee-lovers can help front-line workers with their purchase through a heart at The Den

The Den by Moonshine Coffee Roasters staff David Bianchi (left) with Amelia Hamilton and Alishia Carter are welcoming the community to support their Hearts for Healthcare campaign. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The Quesnel Fire Department Roster includes: Ron Richert – Fire Chief, Kirby Booker – Fire Inspector, Mark Rawling – Captain, Wayne Yager – Captain, Brian Menzies – Captain, Scott Dubuc – Lieutenant, Earl Nikirk – Lieutenant, Rob Rolfe – Lieutenant, Bart Schneider – Lieutenant, Brian Dean – Acting Lieutenant, Christian Lemire – Acting Lieutenant, and Fire Fighters Thomas Bailey, Micheal Beaudoin, Colby Berlinguette, Derrick DeJong, Steve Gregory, Dexter Knorr, James Laverdure, Khristi Lister, Adam Maglio, Brian Morgan, Charles McDevitt, Don Parker, Archie Sull, Jeff Malin, Ric Raynor, Cory Ross, Brad Pollock, Michael Scott, Will Sutton, Shaun Schwartz, Jordan Cook, Hayden Fletcher, Mike Rempel, Mike Dobson, Stacey Rodman, Kyle Veer,

Quesnel area Fire Departments celebrate fire prevention week

Check out the Quesnel Cariboo Observer published on Oct. 6 for more

The Quesnel Fire Department Roster includes: Ron Richert – Fire Chief, Kirby Booker – Fire Inspector, Mark Rawling – Captain, Wayne Yager – Captain, Brian Menzies – Captain, Scott Dubuc – Lieutenant, Earl Nikirk – Lieutenant, Rob Rolfe – Lieutenant, Bart Schneider – Lieutenant, Brian Dean – Acting Lieutenant, Christian Lemire – Acting Lieutenant, and Fire Fighters Thomas Bailey, Micheal Beaudoin, Colby Berlinguette, Derrick DeJong, Steve Gregory, Dexter Knorr, James Laverdure, Khristi Lister, Adam Maglio, Brian Morgan, Charles McDevitt, Don Parker, Archie Sull, Jeff Malin, Ric Raynor, Cory Ross, Brad Pollock, Michael Scott, Will Sutton, Shaun Schwartz, Jordan Cook, Hayden Fletcher, Mike Rempel, Mike Dobson, Stacey Rodman, Kyle Veer,
Lily, Aubrey, and George Inglis (back-left) of Quesnel teamed up with friends Daniel Auras (centre), Neve Foreman, and Kayden Heinrichs of Prince George to complete the Cariboo Corn Maze on Sunday, Oct. 3. It was the first time attending for all who agreed it was a great time. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Corn maze delight in the Cariboo north of Williams Lake

Cariboo Corn Maze is open until mid-October, with a spooky theme

Lily, Aubrey, and George Inglis (back-left) of Quesnel teamed up with friends Daniel Auras (centre), Neve Foreman, and Kayden Heinrichs of Prince George to complete the Cariboo Corn Maze on Sunday, Oct. 3. It was the first time attending for all who agreed it was a great time. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Young men handed out flowers to women at Boitanio Park in Williams Lake on Monday, Oct.4. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Williams Lake vigil honours, remembers missing murdered Indigenous women and girls

National Day of Action marked in Boitanio Park Oct. 4

Young men handed out flowers to women at Boitanio Park in Williams Lake on Monday, Oct.4. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
G.R. Memorial Hospital staff Natasha Wasmuth, Cherri Burk, Amanda Apps and Costinela Polk accept treats donated by Ernesto Boulianne on behalf of Grizz Contracting on Thursday, Sept. 23. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel health-care workers sent boxes of treats as a token of appreciation

“We were wondering for a long time what to do and realized it could be as simple as that.”

G.R. Memorial Hospital staff Natasha Wasmuth, Cherri Burk, Amanda Apps and Costinela Polk accept treats donated by Ernesto Boulianne on behalf of Grizz Contracting on Thursday, Sept. 23. (Photo submitted)
An Orange Shirt Day Stand in Support rally on Front Street in front of the Fraser River footbridge brought lots of honks and waves Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2017. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

School District 28 observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with week long events

September 30 commemorates tragic legacy of residential schools

An Orange Shirt Day Stand in Support rally on Front Street in front of the Fraser River footbridge brought lots of honks and waves Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2017. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Artist Scott Gillies created this 3D chalk art at Ecole Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary last week. (Photo submitted)

Chalk art fools the eye in Bouchie Lake and Quesnel

Chalk Challenge kicked off Culture Days last week

Artist Scott Gillies created this 3D chalk art at Ecole Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary last week. (Photo submitted)
Volunteer Fire Departments were on the scene of a property fire on Dahl Road north of Quesnel Monday, Sept. 27. (Cassidy Dankochik photo)

Fire north of Quesnel appears under control

Emergency crews managed to save a mobile home on the property on Dahl road

Volunteer Fire Departments were on the scene of a property fire on Dahl Road north of Quesnel Monday, Sept. 27. (Cassidy Dankochik photo)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 second vice president Helene Boudreau (left) with bartender Kim Piercy. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Quesnel Legion on the lookout for volunteers

“Volunteers are very hard to come by these days.”

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 second vice president Helene Boudreau (left) with bartender Kim Piercy. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Vanderhoof goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
Members of the Quesnel Model Railway Club prepare their train set at Maple Park Mall in 2013. (Ryan Graham photo)

Quesnel Model Railway Club finds new home at West Park Mall

“It’s good to have a home again.”

Members of the Quesnel Model Railway Club prepare their train set at Maple Park Mall in 2013. (Ryan Graham photo)
Participants canoe, kayak and paddle board in the 2nd Annual Dam Beaver Poker Paddle. Pictured canoeing L-R are August Dobson, Melanie Law, Amy Law and Arthur Dodson. Kayaking is Nora McMuldroch and on the paddle board is Zakk Bateman. (Carol Law photo)

Dam Beaver Poker Paddle a second annual fun event on Milburn Lake

Prizes and more given away by Bouchie Lake Watershed Stewardship Society

Participants canoe, kayak and paddle board in the 2nd Annual Dam Beaver Poker Paddle. Pictured canoeing L-R are August Dobson, Melanie Law, Amy Law and Arthur Dodson. Kayaking is Nora McMuldroch and on the paddle board is Zakk Bateman. (Carol Law photo)
Ransome Doherty handed out treats to fans in the Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena on Saturday, August 14. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Sponsors make Quesnel Rodeo summer series possible

Residents, businesses and First Nations show their support

Ransome Doherty handed out treats to fans in the Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena on Saturday, August 14. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Quesnel to hire social community coordinator in response to homelessness

The city is one of 48 communities to receive provincial funding to deliver more services

Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Leigh Hunsinger-Chang of Prince George has announced her intention to run as the Green Party candidate for the Cariboo-Prince George riding in this year’s federal election. (Photo submitted)
Leigh Hunsinger-Chang of Prince George has announced her intention to run as the Green Party candidate for the Cariboo-Prince George riding in this year’s federal election. (Photo submitted)
Canadian Ranger Sergeant Paul Nichols, Patrol Commander of the Quesnel Canadian Ranger Patrol (CRP), and Canadian Ranger Instructor Warrant Officer Kirk McColl lead the Quesnel CRP through Barkerville Historic Town and Park on Saturday, July 17. (Lindsay Chung/4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group Facebook)

Quesnel Canadian Rangers familiarize themselves with historic Gold Rush terrain

Members took to Wells and Groundhog on horseback for a training exercise

Canadian Ranger Sergeant Paul Nichols, Patrol Commander of the Quesnel Canadian Ranger Patrol (CRP), and Canadian Ranger Instructor Warrant Officer Kirk McColl lead the Quesnel CRP through Barkerville Historic Town and Park on Saturday, July 17. (Lindsay Chung/4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group Facebook)