Ronan O’Doherty

Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)

Former B.C. principal starts scholarship in memory of Jassi Sidhu, killed in India 20 years ago

Sidhu was murdered for marrying against her family’s wishes.

Jassi Sidhu was killed in India in 2000. (THE NEWS/files)
From left school board trustee Colette Trudeau, Maple Ridge Mission MLA Bob D’Eith, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games vice president Tom Bowen, president and CEO of the BC Summer Games Society Alison Noble, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games president Mike Keenan and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare with the BC Summer Games flag that will be hanging outside city hall for the games that begin July 23, 2020. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

2020 B.C. Summer Games in Maple Ridge cancelled due to COVID-19

Maple Ridge to host 2024 games, instead

From left school board trustee Colette Trudeau, Maple Ridge Mission MLA Bob D’Eith, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games vice president Tom Bowen, president and CEO of the BC Summer Games Society Alison Noble, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, Maple Ridge 2020 BC Summer Games president Mike Keenan and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows MLA Lisa Beare with the BC Summer Games flag that will be hanging outside city hall for the games that begin July 23, 2020. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)
Sandra Cairns enjoys a lunch out with her son, Rob. (Submitted photo)

Family of B.C. woman who died of COVID-19 makes plea for people to stay home

Daughter-in-law of recent North Vancouver nursing home COVID-19 victim speaks out

Sandra Cairns enjoys a lunch out with her son, Rob. (Submitted photo)
A recovering Nathan Boatter spends some time with his brother Adam. (Contributed photo)

Young B.C. hockey player breaks neck after ‘reckless’ check

Father wants to draw attention to careless play in the contact sport

A recovering Nathan Boatter spends some time with his brother Adam. (Contributed photo)
Coun. Gordy Robson (THE NEWS – files)

B.C. councillor runs afoul of Coastal GasLink protester

Northern pipeline not a Maple Ridge issue, insists Coun. Gordy Robson

Coun. Gordy Robson (THE NEWS – files)
Larry Walker Sr. is all smiles after his son is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. (Ronan O’Doherty – THE NEWS)

Father to B.C.’s first MLB hall-of-famer is one proud dad

Larry Walker Sr. talks baseball background and son’s base running gaffe

Larry Walker Sr. is all smiles after his son is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. (Ronan O’Doherty – THE NEWS)
Colorado Rockies’ Larry Walker, of Maple Ridge, B.C. watches the flight of his two-run home run on a pitch from San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kevin Jarvis in the third inning in Denver’s Coors Field on Monday, June 25, 2001. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

B.C. player becomes only second Canadian to enter Hall of Fame of Baseball

Walker received 76.6 percent of the Baseball Writers of America Association vote

Colorado Rockies’ Larry Walker, of Maple Ridge, B.C. watches the flight of his two-run home run on a pitch from San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kevin Jarvis in the third inning in Denver’s Coors Field on Monday, June 25, 2001. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
The Quesnel Curling Centre needs a new refrigeration system. Observer File Photo

North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee agrees to use Gas Tax Funds to help Quesnel Curling Centre

They have recommended the CRD give $140K and the City provide $60K for new refrigeration system

The Quesnel Curling Centre needs a new refrigeration system. Observer File Photo
Brady Waffle’s squad took first place at the Grey Cup Cash Spiel. RONAN O’DOHERTY PHOTOS

Everybody wins at Grey Cup Cash Spiel

Quesnel’s provincial representatives ,Team Waffle, take top overall prize

Brady Waffle’s squad took first place at the Grey Cup Cash Spiel. RONAN O’DOHERTY PHOTOS
Clockwise from front left: Ava Clayton, Fruzsina Peters, Petra Peters and Jasreet Samra get ready for the 10-and-under relay.                                PHOTOS SUBMITTED

Quesnel Waveriders make a splash in Prince George

24 local swimmers competed at the PGBSC Northern Invitational

Clockwise from front left: Ava Clayton, Fruzsina Peters, Petra Peters and Jasreet Samra get ready for the 10-and-under relay.                                PHOTOS SUBMITTED
Rookie of the year Quinton Bonn clutches his impressive trophy at the 64th annual QARA banquet.                                Submitted photo

Celebrating the season at the QARA year-end banquet

Quesnel’s Dustin Brown took top place in the Mini Stocks and Quinton Bonn won Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the year Quinton Bonn clutches his impressive trophy at the 64th annual QARA banquet.                                Submitted photo
Christine Kline has become an integral member of the Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club since joining in 2016. Ronan O’Dohertry photo

Quesnel gymnastics coach receives award for best in zone

Third-year trainer Christine Kline was declared the top coach in Zone 8

Christine Kline has become an integral member of the Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club since joining in 2016. Ronan O’Dohertry photo
Roos goalie Brandon Peacock stretches to make a save against a hovering Kaleb Boyle Saturday, Nov. 16 at the West Fraser Centre. Ronan O’Doherty photos.

Roos lose a squeaker versus Stamps

Undisciplined play cost Quesnel team in a 5-3 loss to Williams Lake

Roos goalie Brandon Peacock stretches to make a save against a hovering Kaleb Boyle Saturday, Nov. 16 at the West Fraser Centre. Ronan O’Doherty photos.
The Quesnel Thunder peewee rep team happily pose with their medals after tourney win in Williams Lake.                                Submitted photo

Quesnel Thunder roll through Williams Lake Peewee tourney

Squad went undefeated and beat the home team 5-2 in the final

The Quesnel Thunder peewee rep team happily pose with their medals after tourney win in Williams Lake.                                Submitted photo
Masyn Schweimler (middle) and Aeryk Drewcock (left) jump for the ball in the tournament final.                                Ronan O’Doherty photos

Runnin’ and Gunnin’ win Quesnel charity football tourney

Proceeds from the two-day tournament go to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94

Masyn Schweimler (middle) and Aeryk Drewcock (left) jump for the ball in the tournament final.                                Ronan O’Doherty photos
The Quesnel Kangaroos pose with their 2018-19 CIHL regular season championship trophy and banner.

Roos get break on ad fees for Coy Cup

City of Quesnel will also help them show off their banners while the tournament is hosted

The Quesnel Kangaroos pose with their 2018-19 CIHL regular season championship trophy and banner.
The Quesnel Curling Centre has almost 300 members who are anxiously awaiting a solution to the ice-making crisis.                                 Ronan O’Doherty photo

Quesnel Curling Centre asks to be taken over by North Cariboo Recreation and Parks

Upcoming capital investment projects are too expensive for not-for-profit club to take on

The Quesnel Curling Centre has almost 300 members who are anxiously awaiting a solution to the ice-making crisis.                                 Ronan O’Doherty photo
Mitchell Dunn is taking a big step up in competition this year.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo

Quesnel figure skater competes at Sectionals in Kelowna

Mitchell Dunn is stepping his game up as he faces off against tough competition

Mitchell Dunn is taking a big step up in competition this year.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo
The Quesnel Junior School volleyball players went 4-0 at play day tournament in Prince George.                                Submitted photo

Quesnel Junior School girls’ volleyball squad cleans house at Kelly Road tourney

The team will look to finish season strong at Prince George zones this weekend

The Quesnel Junior School volleyball players went 4-0 at play day tournament in Prince George.                                Submitted photo
The Bowron Lakes chain are wild stock lakes within Bowron Lake Provincial Park and form a 116-kilometre waterway that is a world-famous canoe route. Pictured here is Bowron Lake.  SHEA KADAR PHOTO

Special presentation to be offered at Quesnel’s Blackwater Paddlers Wrap-Up

Jeff Dinsdale will entertain and educate paddling enthusiasts on the history of the beautiful Bowron

The Bowron Lakes chain are wild stock lakes within Bowron Lake Provincial Park and form a 116-kilometre waterway that is a world-famous canoe route. Pictured here is Bowron Lake.  SHEA KADAR PHOTO