Ronan O’Doherty

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
Brooke Willis and Fames to Blame take a sharp turn at the CFR Finals in Red Deer.

Brooke Wills wins CFR barrel racing title

Local barrel racer and horse Fames to Blame take home big bucks from Red Deer competition

Brooke Willis and Fames to Blame take a sharp turn at the CFR Finals in Red Deer.
Barkville Brewing Co.’s exterior.                                OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Quesnel brewery goes all-in on green beer rings

Test batch of compostable four-pack beer can carriers well received by customer base

Barkville Brewing Co.’s exterior.                                OBSERVER FILE PHOTO
Jacob White is elated after earning his first victory. The young southpaw also scored fight of the night for his bout with Coquitlam’s Balint Basco.                                Ronan O’Doherty photos

Big wins for Quesnel boxers at Rumble 27

Noah Lee, Jacob White and Noah Kennedy performed magnificently for 2 Rivers Boxing Club

Jacob White is elated after earning his first victory. The young southpaw also scored fight of the night for his bout with Coquitlam’s Balint Basco.                                Ronan O’Doherty photos
From left to right: Joshua Andres, Adam Nicholas, Christopher Henderson and Alexander Beauvilier race in the Senior Boys Division in Abbotsford on Saturday (Nov. 2).                                Submitted photos

Quesnel long distance runners face off against best in province in Abbotsford

Ruby Nicholas and Caleb Woolends both performed well against tough competition

From left to right: Joshua Andres, Adam Nicholas, Christopher Henderson and Alexander Beauvilier race in the Senior Boys Division in Abbotsford on Saturday (Nov. 2).                                Submitted photos
Three local families have two members each fighting at the event. Ronan O’Doherty photo

Nine local boxers will fight this weekend

Quesnel’s 2 Rivers Boxing Club’s Rumble 27 take place Saturday, Nov. 2

Three local families have two members each fighting at the event. Ronan O’Doherty photo
Grace Currie is hoping her award will lead to many new exciting opportunities.                                Submitted photo

Quesnel athlete wins indigenous athletics award

Grace Currie, 16 is the second member of her family to receive the honour

Grace Currie is hoping her award will lead to many new exciting opportunities.                                Submitted photo
The Quesnel Curling Centre’s ice plant has reached the end of its lifespan after 53 years of service to the community. It needs to be replaced, but the cost is high. See story on page A9.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo

Quesnel Curling Centre needs new ice plant to to start season

The club needs to raise $200,000 to pay for the large capital improvement project

The Quesnel Curling Centre’s ice plant has reached the end of its lifespan after 53 years of service to the community. It needs to be replaced, but the cost is high. See story on page A9.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo
Faggiani puts up some major weight in Chicago.                                Submitted photo

Quesnel’s powerlifting pair prevail in Windy City

Faggiani and McCauley win their divisions in World Powerlifting Congress meet

Faggiani puts up some major weight in Chicago.                                Submitted photo
Britynn Carter gets her hand raised in North Battleford, Sask., Saturday, Oct. 26.                                PHOTO SUBMITTED

“Hurricane” Carter back on winning track in Saskatchewan

Thirteen-year-old Quesnel boxing star wins decision at Beat Down in the Battlefords

Britynn Carter gets her hand raised in North Battleford, Sask., Saturday, Oct. 26.                                PHOTO SUBMITTED
A terrifying collection of creepy photos, skulls, pumpkins and eyeballs greeted visitors as soon as they entered the house of horrors.  Ronan O’Doherty photos

Parkland Haunted House the scariest place in Quesnel

‘Scarers’ come back year-after-year to terrify the house’s visitors

A terrifying collection of creepy photos, skulls, pumpkins and eyeballs greeted visitors as soon as they entered the house of horrors.  Ronan O’Doherty photos
The O’Flynn family grins ear-to-ear after Eric (centre) wins the Rookie of the Year buckle at the BCRA awards in Barriere. L to R: Lisa, Eric and Matt O’Flynn                                Submitted photo

Quesnel bullrider wins BCRA Rookie of the Year honours

Eric O’Flynn was presented with the award by his recently-retired brother, Matt

The O’Flynn family grins ear-to-ear after Eric (centre) wins the Rookie of the Year buckle at the BCRA awards in Barriere. L to R: Lisa, Eric and Matt O’Flynn                                Submitted photo
Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department, RCMP and BC Ambulance Service responded to a three-vehicle incident on Highway 97 north of the city, near the Petro-Pass, Monday afternoon just after 3:30 p.m. Ronan O’Doherty photo

Collision slows traffic on Highway 97 in Quesnel’s Two Mile Flat area

Three trucks were involved in the collision, around 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28

Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department, RCMP and BC Ambulance Service responded to a three-vehicle incident on Highway 97 north of the city, near the Petro-Pass, Monday afternoon just after 3:30 p.m. Ronan O’Doherty photo
Ashley Burke, Beverly Smetaniuk and Mitchell Dunn represented the Quesnel Figure Skating Club well in Chilliwack.                                Submitted photo

Quesnel figure skaters take part in early-season meet

Ashley Burke, Beverly Smetaniuk and Mitchell Dunn compete at Autumn Leaves Challenge in Chilliwack

Ashley Burke, Beverly Smetaniuk and Mitchell Dunn represented the Quesnel Figure Skating Club well in Chilliwack.                                Submitted photo