Ronan O’Doherty

The T-Birds show off their bronze medals after a great Western Canadian Championships in Biggar, Sask.                                Submitted photo

Quesnel girls help Thunderbirds claim Western Canadian softball bronze

Doucette, Bautista, Musselman, Mero and Paterson faced the best in the west

The T-Birds show off their bronze medals after a great Western Canadian Championships in Biggar, Sask.                                Submitted photo
A heeler swings his rope above his head before attempting to lasso a calf’s back ankles at Alex Fraser Park Monday. Ronan O’Doherty photos

B.C. Team Roping Association Finals held in Quesnel this weekend

Local roper Dustin Shields won a saddle in the open competition on Saturday

A heeler swings his rope above his head before attempting to lasso a calf’s back ankles at Alex Fraser Park Monday. Ronan O’Doherty photos
Lora-Lee Murray and Kayla Erickson proudly represent B.C. at the National 3D Archery Championships in Prince Albert, Sask.                                submitted photo

Quesnel River Archers win two medals on national stage

Lora-Lee Murray took top prize for female barebow and Kayla Erickson claimed bronze in precub

Lora-Lee Murray and Kayla Erickson proudly represent B.C. at the National 3D Archery Championships in Prince Albert, Sask.                                submitted photo
A passing of the torch from the Miss Quesnel Self Development Program to the Quesnel Ambassador Leadership Program took place at the July 30 Quesnel City Council meeting. From left to right are Neha Clair from the Quesnel Ambassador Leadership Program; past princesses Gracie Combs, Savannah Audet and Sierra Moore; current Quesnel Ambassadors Hailey Murray, Sydney Williams and Nalyssa Runge; and Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo

Passing of the torch for Quesnel Ambassadors

Quesnel council recognized the new Quesnel Ambassadors and outgoing princesses

A passing of the torch from the Miss Quesnel Self Development Program to the Quesnel Ambassador Leadership Program took place at the July 30 Quesnel City Council meeting. From left to right are Neha Clair from the Quesnel Ambassador Leadership Program; past princesses Gracie Combs, Savannah Audet and Sierra Moore; current Quesnel Ambassadors Hailey Murray, Sydney Williams and Nalyssa Runge; and Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo
The old Nazko baseball field has seen better days.                                 Submitted photo

Nazko woman looks to revamp community baseball field

CanLava Mining and Emcon to provide help getting field in shape

The old Nazko baseball field has seen better days.                                 Submitted photo
Doc Nowlin and Highland Whiskers were ready for cowboy action. Ronan O’Doherty photos

Dress-up with a bang

Thirteen contestants take part in weekend-long dress-up/ shoot-off at Quesnel Rod and Gun Club

Doc Nowlin and Highland Whiskers were ready for cowboy action. Ronan O’Doherty photos
Luanne Ruotsalainen, executive director for Dakelh and Quesnel Community Housing Society, was extremely happy to be officially opening their Kikina building July 25. Ronan O’Doherty photo

Two new affordable housing project celebrate official opening in Quesnel

Sixty-eight new units have been made availble by Dakelh and the Quesnel Lions Housing societies

Luanne Ruotsalainen, executive director for Dakelh and Quesnel Community Housing Society, was extremely happy to be officially opening their Kikina building July 25. Ronan O’Doherty photo
Bazil Spencer (centre) won the event despite tendinitis in his jumping knee leading up to the meet.                                Submitted photo

Quesnel teen wins U20 high jump at nationals

Bazil Spencer, 17, jumped 2.03m on his first try to clinch gold

Bazil Spencer (centre) won the event despite tendinitis in his jumping knee leading up to the meet.                                Submitted photo
Justin Price and his wife, Bo, pose for a pic shortly after Price clinched his third title.                                Ronan O’Doherty photos

Quesnel’s Crash to Pass a smashing success

Bob Wilson memorial race was won by Justin Price for the third time

Justin Price and his wife, Bo, pose for a pic shortly after Price clinched his third title.                                Ronan O’Doherty photos
At right, the Quesnel River Archers’ Kayla Erickson celebrates a good shot.                                Submitted photo

Quesnel River Archers win eight medals in Vanderhoof

Dan Yalowega won the meet’s hunter round

At right, the Quesnel River Archers’ Kayla Erickson celebrates a good shot.                                Submitted photo
L to R: Kaitlyn Doucette, Destiny Bautista, Rylee Paterson and Amelia Musselman. Background: Assistant Coach Donnie Doucette.                                Submitted phtoto

Four Quesnel girls help Prince George Thunderbirds win silver at provincials

The second-place finish qualifies the team for 2019 Western Canadian Championships in Saskatchewan

L to R: Kaitlyn Doucette, Destiny Bautista, Rylee Paterson and Amelia Musselman. Background: Assistant Coach Donnie Doucette.                                Submitted phtoto
One of the wackier events for Billy Barker Days and ArtsWells is not to be missed.                                Submitted photo

The wonderfully weird, musically zany Al Simmons comes to the Cariboo

Simmons will play Quesnel’s Billy Barker Days on Friday and ArtsWells on the August long weekend

One of the wackier events for Billy Barker Days and ArtsWells is not to be missed.                                Submitted photo
Marie Scharf’s experience as a skier has enabled her to see the curve in the hills, which has helped her to pick up trail building a little quicker.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo

Female Trail Builder leaving her mark on Quesnel’s Dragon Mountain

Marie Scharf is building mountain bike paths with First Journey Trails

Marie Scharf’s experience as a skier has enabled her to see the curve in the hills, which has helped her to pick up trail building a little quicker.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo
Ashley Zappone guns for the finish line atop Lady.                                Submitted photo

Quesnel barrel racer finishes in top spot at Pritchard Rodeo

Ashley Zappone and her horse, Lady, now sit fifth in the BCRA standings

Ashley Zappone guns for the finish line atop Lady.                                Submitted photo
The Quesnel Kangaroos pose with their 2018/2019 CIHL regular season championship trophy and banner.                                Lindsay Chung photo

Quesnel Kangaroos looking to fill important positions at AGM

Team president says they need a treasurer and game-day coordinator

The Quesnel Kangaroos pose with their 2018/2019 CIHL regular season championship trophy and banner.                                Lindsay Chung photo
Hannah Trimble won six medals at the provincial swimming championships in Victoria.                                Submitted photo

Quesnel’s Hannah Trimble wins six medals at swimming provincials

Garnet Currie raced in 11 races and Billy Swyers competed in one at Victoria meet

Hannah Trimble won six medals at the provincial swimming championships in Victoria.                                Submitted photo
The Quesnel Strikers are your U16 Youth Provincial B Cup champions. Submitted photos

Regional soccer team wins gold in Burnaby

Quesnel’s Ruby Nicholas scores 10 of team’s 15 goals

The Quesnel Strikers are your U16 Youth Provincial B Cup champions. Submitted photos
Kamloops Storm goalie Jordan Wilde makes the save during KIJHL round 1 playoff action in Revelstoke.                                Marissa Tiel/Revelstoke Grizzlies photo

Kamloops Storm acquired by Quesnel businessman

No plans to move team in near future but KJHL expansion to Quesnel still possibility

Kamloops Storm goalie Jordan Wilde makes the save during KIJHL round 1 playoff action in Revelstoke.                                Marissa Tiel/Revelstoke Grizzlies photo
The red team celebrates a goal.                                 Ronan O’Doherty photos

West Quesnel’s Lewis Drive rink hold first ball hockey tourney

Ice breaking tourney involved goals, pizza and free t-shirts

The red team celebrates a goal.                                 Ronan O’Doherty photos
Sanaya Lagah gets her game face on for a backstroke race on Saturday.                                Ronan O’Doherty photos

Quesnel Aquatic Club hosts busy swim meet at rec centre

QCF grant helped them get much appreciated timing equipment for the event

Sanaya Lagah gets her game face on for a backstroke race on Saturday.                                Ronan O’Doherty photos