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Barkerville Historic town and Park has reopened with modified hours and services along with a 200 visitor occupancy limit as of Friday, July 3. (Angie Mindus - Black Press file photo)

Barkerville getting back to business

The Historic Town and Park has extended operating hours, altered public programming beginning July 3

Barkerville Historic town and Park has reopened with modified hours and services along with a 200 visitor occupancy limit as of Friday, July 3. (Angie Mindus - Black Press file photo)
The City of Quesnel issued a report to fact check statements made by city councillor Ron Paull to the media, as well as to the public during a recent community rally at the gold pan sign site. (Observer file photo)

Gold pan relocation stirs up more controversy

Statements made by council. Ron Paull to the media and public led to a fact check report

The City of Quesnel issued a report to fact check statements made by city councillor Ron Paull to the media, as well as to the public during a recent community rally at the gold pan sign site. (Observer file photo)
Fresh Air Cinema in partnership with FortisBC, the Quesnel Rodeo Club and the South Quesnel Business Association are bringing free outdoor movies to Quesnel on July 14-15. (Fresh Air Cinema - Facebook photo)

Outdoor Movies coming to Quesnel

Fresh Air Cinema will be showing Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on July 14, and Onward on July 15

Fresh Air Cinema in partnership with FortisBC, the Quesnel Rodeo Club and the South Quesnel Business Association are bringing free outdoor movies to Quesnel on July 14-15. (Fresh Air Cinema - Facebook photo)
Quesnel Art Gallery Directors Cyndi Cassidy and Marguerite Hall put the final touches on the galleries Artists In Isolation show which opens to the public on Thursday, July 2. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Art is back in Quesnel

The Quesnel Art Gallery has reopened to the public as of July 2, with new show Artists In Isolation

Quesnel Art Gallery Directors Cyndi Cassidy and Marguerite Hall put the final touches on the galleries Artists In Isolation show which opens to the public on Thursday, July 2. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The popular trail near 10 Mile Lake will be closed for two weeks starting July 2 while maintenance crews work on the trail and facilities. (Cariboo Regional District - Facebook photo)

Kosta’s Cove Accessible Trail closed for maintenance starting July 2

The popular trail near 10 Mile Lake will be closed for two weeks while maintenance crews work

The popular trail near 10 Mile Lake will be closed for two weeks starting July 2 while maintenance crews work on the trail and facilities. (Cariboo Regional District - Facebook photo)
Jordan Rossmann is the Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week for the week of June 29. (Photo submitted)

Meet Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week Jordan Rossmann

Quesnel and District 4-H is highlighting its hard-working members each week

Jordan Rossmann is the Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week for the week of June 29. (Photo submitted)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Quesnel and Williams Lake stating that 20 to 40 mm of rain is possible between Tuesday June 30 and Thursday July 2. (NEWS file photo)

Special weather statement in effect for Quesnel and Williams Lake

Environment Canada says 20 to 40 mm of rain is possible through Thursday

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Quesnel and Williams Lake stating that 20 to 40 mm of rain is possible between Tuesday June 30 and Thursday July 2. (NEWS file photo)
The City of Quesnel is seeking Research and Innovation grant for $1.7 million through the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction in order to develop a training school in Quesnel for single grip harvesters and forwarders over the next three years. (Observer file photo)

City seeking $1.7 million grant to train forestry workers of the future

Project would see creation of training school in Quesnel for single grip harvesters and forwarders.

The City of Quesnel is seeking Research and Innovation grant for $1.7 million through the Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction in order to develop a training school in Quesnel for single grip harvesters and forwarders over the next three years. (Observer file photo)
The City of Quesnel announced on Monday, June 29 that the Arts and Recreation Centre will return to its regular hours and reopen its pool to the public on July 15. (Observer file photo)

City sets date for reopening pool at the Arts and Recreation Centre

The facility will return to its regular hours and the pool will reopen to the public on July 15

The City of Quesnel announced on Monday, June 29 that the Arts and Recreation Centre will return to its regular hours and reopen its pool to the public on July 15. (Observer file photo)
The Quesnel Business Support Team has helped bring nearly $3.6 million in funding support to local businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Observer file photo)

Business Support Team brings nearly $3.6 million to Quesnel businesses

According to a report 60 per cent of businesses in Quesnel have reopened with normal staffing levels

The Quesnel Business Support Team has helped bring nearly $3.6 million in funding support to local businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Observer file photo)
The Baker Creek Enhancement Society’s Eco-Sprouts program is back for another fun filled summer of exploring nature in Quesnel starting July 8. (Observer file photo)

Eco-Sprouts get ready to head into nature

The Baker Creek Enhancement Society program kicks off on July 8

The Baker Creek Enhancement Society’s Eco-Sprouts program is back for another fun filled summer of exploring nature in Quesnel starting July 8. (Observer file photo)
Do you support the idea of a universal basic income? (Black Press File Photo)
Do you support the idea of a universal basic income? (Black Press File Photo)
A flooded section of the Riverfront Trail at the Johnston Bridge on Friday, June 26. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Section of Riverfront Trail closed due to flooding

At this time a designated detour is not available.

A flooded section of the Riverfront Trail at the Johnston Bridge on Friday, June 26. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A severe thunderstorm watch is now in effect for the Cariboo including Quesnel and Williams Lake. (Black Press File Photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Cariboo

Quesnel and Williams Lake could see strong winds, heavy rain and hail

A severe thunderstorm watch is now in effect for the Cariboo including Quesnel and Williams Lake. (Black Press File Photo)
The Rocky Mountaineer train company has delayed the start of its season, which typically runs from April to October, until August 30 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Observer File Photo)

Rocky Mountaineer delays season until August 30

This is the fourth time the popular luxury train has delayed operations in 2020 due to COVID-19

The Rocky Mountaineer train company has delayed the start of its season, which typically runs from April to October, until August 30 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Observer File Photo)
The Fern Road and Maple Drive area Alert was issued on Friday, May 8. (Image courtesy of Cariboo Regional District)

Evacuation alerts for five properties lifted in the Fern Road and Maple Drive area of Quesnel.

The Fern Road and Maple Drive area alerts were originally issued on Friday, May 8

The Fern Road and Maple Drive area Alert was issued on Friday, May 8. (Image courtesy of Cariboo Regional District)
Premier John Horgan and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced June 24, that B.C. is ready to move into Phase three of the COVID-19 restart plan which allows for more in-province travel and the opening of resorts and hotels. (NEWS file photo)
Premier John Horgan and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced June 24, that B.C. is ready to move into Phase three of the COVID-19 restart plan which allows for more in-province travel and the opening of resorts and hotels. (NEWS file photo)
An evacuation alert has been issued for approximately 70 homes near McBride due to high water and flooding in the Dore River Area. (Regional District of Fraser-Fort George supplied photo)

Evacuation alert issued for approximately 70 homes near the McBride

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George issued the alert due to high water, flooding near Dore River

An evacuation alert has been issued for approximately 70 homes near McBride due to high water and flooding in the Dore River Area. (Regional District of Fraser-Fort George supplied photo)
City council discussed the future of supportive housing in Quesnel and the Seasons House Shelter during a virtual council meeting on Tuesday, June 24. (Seasons House-Facebook photo)

Council talks about the future of supportive housing in Quesnel

Questions and concerns raised regarding Seasons House and Elliott Street supportive housing project

City council discussed the future of supportive housing in Quesnel and the Seasons House Shelter during a virtual council meeting on Tuesday, June 24. (Seasons House-Facebook photo)
A fallen tree downs a power line on west Fraser Road near the MacDonald Subdivision south of Quesnel on Tusday, June 23. (Karen Powell - Photo Submitted)

UPDATE: Power out in areas around Quesnel

Downed tree and hydro lines on West Fraser Road near MacDonald Sub., single lane alternating traffic

A fallen tree downs a power line on west Fraser Road near the MacDonald Subdivision south of Quesnel on Tusday, June 23. (Karen Powell - Photo Submitted)