Sasha Sefter

Registration for the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre’s Imagination Park Summer Camps for children and youth ages kindergarten to 12-years-old which will run 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday from June 29 until August 27 has opened as of Tuesday, June 23. (Observer file photo)

Registration for Imagination Park Summer Camps open

The summer camp for kids ages kindergarten to 12-years-old will run from June 29 to August 27.

Registration for the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre’s Imagination Park Summer Camps for children and youth ages kindergarten to 12-years-old which will run 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday from June 29 until August 27 has opened as of Tuesday, June 23. (Observer file photo)
The Pride flag is raised on the Quesnel community flag pole in LeBourdais Park on Monday, June 22. From left, members of the community, Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson, Quesnel Pride Society president Kassondra Schwab and and vice president Ashley Rodgers. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Pride flag flies high in leBourdais Park

The Pride flag will fly on the Quesnel community flag pole for the remainder of June

The Pride flag is raised on the Quesnel community flag pole in LeBourdais Park on Monday, June 22. From left, members of the community, Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson, Quesnel Pride Society president Kassondra Schwab and and vice president Ashley Rodgers. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel Ambassador Leadership Program Ambassadors for 2019 Sydney Williams, Nalyssa Runge and Hailey Murray. (Supplied photo)

Meet the 2019 Quesnel Ambassadors and candidates

The members of this years Quesnel Ambassador Leaderhips Program reflect on their experiences

The Quesnel Ambassador Leadership Program Ambassadors for 2019 Sydney Williams, Nalyssa Runge and Hailey Murray. (Supplied photo)
The border between Canada and the United States is scheduled to reopen to on July 21. The border has been shut to non-essential travel between the two countries since mid-March. (Black Press file photo)
The border between Canada and the United States is scheduled to reopen to on July 21. The border has been shut to non-essential travel between the two countries since mid-March. (Black Press file photo)
Small and medium-sized businesses can now receive loans up to $40,000 through the federal governments Regional Relief and Recovery Fund which is being administered by the Community Futures North Cariboo business resource centre. (Black Press file photo)

New relief fund brings help to small and medium-sized businesses

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund will be administered by Community Futures North Cariboo

Small and medium-sized businesses can now receive loans up to $40,000 through the federal governments Regional Relief and Recovery Fund which is being administered by the Community Futures North Cariboo business resource centre. (Black Press file photo)
Graduation celebrations and ceremonies will look a lot different this year due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The Grad 2020 Showcase Drive By is being held on various school district properties in Quesnel between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 (Observer File Photo)

Quesnel Grad 2020 Showcase Drive By event this Saturday

Family, friends and community members are encouraged to take part and celebrate this years grads

Graduation celebrations and ceremonies will look a lot different this year due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The Grad 2020 Showcase Drive By is being held on various school district properties in Quesnel between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20 (Observer File Photo)
Beginning Monday, July 6 the City will require all commercial cardboard dropped off at the Quesnel landfill to be taken over the scale and dropped in a bin while residential cardboard may only be dropped off at the Recycle B.C Depot. (City of Quesnel Facebook photo)

City making changes to commercial cardboard drop off at Quesnel landfill

Starting July 6, all commercial cardboard to be weighed, residential cardboard to be banned

Beginning Monday, July 6 the City will require all commercial cardboard dropped off at the Quesnel landfill to be taken over the scale and dropped in a bin while residential cardboard may only be dropped off at the Recycle B.C Depot. (City of Quesnel Facebook photo)
The Salvation Army Thrift Store in downtown Quesnel has permanently closed. The organization hopes to fins a new location and be up and running again this fall or early 2021 at the latest. (Observer file photo)

Salvation Army Thrift Store in downtown Quesnel permanently closed

The organization hopes to find a new location in south Quesnel and reopen this fall or in early 2021

The Salvation Army Thrift Store in downtown Quesnel has permanently closed. The organization hopes to fins a new location and be up and running again this fall or early 2021 at the latest. (Observer file photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

Ranch Musings: The rush that is spring in the north

‘Feelings motivate us to do certain things. They can stifle ambition.’

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
Correlieu Secondary School teacher Rob Biller imagines what the rest of this years floor hockey season might have looked like if it had not been cancelled sue to COVID-19. (photo submitted)

The Season that Wasn’t

Rob Biller imagines how this season of floor hockey at Correlieu Secondary School could have ended

Correlieu Secondary School teacher Rob Biller imagines what the rest of this years floor hockey season might have looked like if it had not been cancelled sue to COVID-19. (photo submitted)
Officials are expecting to see a mix of in-class and online learning in September. (Observer file photo)
Officials are expecting to see a mix of in-class and online learning in September. (Observer file photo)
The Quesnel Community Foundation has received a $30,000 one-time grant from the Vancouver Community Foundation In Our Hearts Community Fund to hep non-profit organizations and charities in the Quesnel area disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. (Observer file photo)

$30,000 in funding made available to charities and non-profit organizations

Funding to be used to support organizations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

The Quesnel Community Foundation has received a $30,000 one-time grant from the Vancouver Community Foundation In Our Hearts Community Fund to hep non-profit organizations and charities in the Quesnel area disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. (Observer file photo)
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson highlights news from City Hall. (Photo submitted)

CITY HALL: A destination to come to

City council news from Mayor Bob Simpson

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson highlights news from City Hall. (Photo submitted)
The City of Quesnel is proceeding with technological upgrades to council chambers which will allow for video conferencing and webcasting. (Observer file photo)

City moving forward with technological upgrades to council chambers

A “rough estimate” of the cost for the project is $120,000

The City of Quesnel is proceeding with technological upgrades to council chambers which will allow for video conferencing and webcasting. (Observer file photo)
Quesnel RCMP Staff Sergeant Darren Dodge in front of the Quesnel RCMP detachment on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Council announce new Quesnel RCMP Staff Sergeant

Staff Sgt. Darren Dodge is introduced to the community, outlines RCMP strategic priorities for 2020

Quesnel RCMP Staff Sergeant Darren Dodge in front of the Quesnel RCMP detachment on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The City of Quesnel approved the City of Quesnel Tax and Community Stabilization Bylaw No. 1892 during a council meeting on Tuesday, June16.

Council approves City of Quesnel Tax and Community Stabilization Bylaw

Bylaw transfers funds in the Tax Stabilization Fund to new Tax and Community Stabilization Fund

The City of Quesnel approved the City of Quesnel Tax and Community Stabilization Bylaw No. 1892 during a council meeting on Tuesday, June16.
Rafe Murray, pictured here with his heifer lamb named Black Betty, is the Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week for the week of June 15. (Photo submitted)

Meet Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week Rafe Murray

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

Rafe Murray, pictured here with his heifer lamb named Black Betty, is the Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week for the week of June 15. (Photo submitted)
Owner and coach of 2 Rivers Boxing Club Wally Doern says he is excited to reopen the doors to his club again after being closed for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Observer file photo)

Local boxing club rolls with the punches

The 2 Rivers Boxing Club has reopened to the public with new protocols in place due to COVID-19

Owner and coach of 2 Rivers Boxing Club Wally Doern says he is excited to reopen the doors to his club again after being closed for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Observer file photo)
The Quesnel Junior School band. (Submitted photo)

Letter: A year in review

Quesnel Junior School band teacher Anita Mamela shares the accomplishments of her students this year

The Quesnel Junior School band. (Submitted photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would propose equipping police with body-worn cameras to the country’s premiers on Monday, June 8. (Observer file photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he would propose equipping police with body-worn cameras to the country’s premiers on Monday, June 8. (Observer file photo)