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Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

Ranch Musings: ‘As I walk around our pastures’

Columnist David Zirnhelt writes about managing plant communities

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
Desiray Turrell the organizer of a peaceful anti-racism protest that took place in Quesnel on Friday, June 12 leads participants in a “Black Lives Matter!” chant. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel community makes a stand against racism

Roughly 60 individuals took part in the peaceful anti-racism protest in Quesnel on Friday, June 12.

Desiray Turrell the organizer of a peaceful anti-racism protest that took place in Quesnel on Friday, June 12 leads participants in a “Black Lives Matter!” chant. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A concept image of what competed renovations will look like to the Quesnel Museum and Visitors Centre. (City of Quesnel photo)

City issues request for proposals to hire general contractor for Quesnel Museum and Visitors Centre Renovation Project

Construction on the $1.4 million project is scheduled to begin later this summer

A concept image of what competed renovations will look like to the Quesnel Museum and Visitors Centre. (City of Quesnel photo)
The Quesnel Community Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, have made $40,000 in funds available to charities in the Quesnel and Cariboo Region through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund. (Observer file photo)

Quesnel Community Foundation takes part in Emergency Community Support Fund

$40,000 in funding available for charities in the Cariboo region supporting COVID-19 response

The Quesnel Community Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, have made $40,000 in funds available to charities in the Quesnel and Cariboo Region through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund. (Observer file photo)
The gym and change rooms at the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre are set to reopen on Monday, June 22 with reduced hours and new protocols in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Observer file photo)

City sets date for Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre reopening

The gym and change rooms will be open to the public as of Monday, June 22

The gym and change rooms at the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre are set to reopen on Monday, June 22 with reduced hours and new protocols in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Observer file photo)
Cassidy Nikirk of Quesnel was awarded the annual B.C. Hydro Power Pioneers Community Service Award on Thursday, June 11. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel resident Cassidy Nikirk receives the B.C. Power Pioneers Community Service Award

The $500 award recognizes students who are dedicated to volunteering in their community

Cassidy Nikirk of Quesnel was awarded the annual B.C. Hydro Power Pioneers Community Service Award on Thursday, June 11. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Graduation celebrations and ceremonies will look a lot different this year due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. (Observer File Photo)

Quesnel grad celebrations and ceremonies affected by pandemic

A Grad Drive By event has been scheduled for June 20 for the community to celebrate graduates

Graduation celebrations and ceremonies will look a lot different this year due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. (Observer File Photo)
Quesnel RCMP were called to the scene of a collision between a fully loaded logging truck and a train north of Quesnel on Wednesday, June 10. (Observer file photo)

Logging truck and train collide north of Quesnel

The collision occurred on Naver Creek Road east of highway 97, no major injuries reported

Quesnel RCMP were called to the scene of a collision between a fully loaded logging truck and a train north of Quesnel on Wednesday, June 10. (Observer file photo)
As tourism businesses prepare for the easing of COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions within the province, how do you feel about tourists visiting Quesnel? (Observer File Photo)
As tourism businesses prepare for the easing of COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions within the province, how do you feel about tourists visiting Quesnel? (Observer File Photo)
The Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre and gym could be ready to reopen as soon as June 22. (Observer File Photo)

North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee approves stepped reopening of recreation facilities

Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre to open soon with reduced hours of operation

The Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre and gym could be ready to reopen as soon as June 22. (Observer File Photo)
11-year-old Sara Pfannmueller, pictured here with her market lamb named Buster, is the Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week for the week of May 11. (Photo submitted)

Meet Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week Sara Pfannmueller

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

11-year-old Sara Pfannmueller, pictured here with her market lamb named Buster, is the Quesnel and District 4-H Member of the Week for the week of May 11. (Photo submitted)
Quesnel Search and Rescued aided in the search for a missing autistic youth on Saturday, June 6. (Quesnel Search and Rescue - Facebook Photo)

Quesnel Search and Rescue help search for missing autistic youth

The missing youth returned home safe Sunday morning, with ‘no shoes, no socks and soaking wet’

Quesnel Search and Rescued aided in the search for a missing autistic youth on Saturday, June 6. (Quesnel Search and Rescue - Facebook Photo)
Emcon Services Inc. has started performing bridge deck maintenance on the Quesnel River Bridge. The work will take place Sunday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from June 7 until June 26 resulting in single lane alternating traffic, a speed reduction and traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.

Emcon performing bridge maintenance on Quesnel River Bridge

The work will take place Sunday to Friday between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. from June 7 to 26

Emcon Services Inc. has started performing bridge deck maintenance on the Quesnel River Bridge. The work will take place Sunday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. from June 7 until June 26 resulting in single lane alternating traffic, a speed reduction and traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)

Ranch Musings: New developments that can help the small-scale meat producers

Columnist David Zirnhelt writes about new government programs in the agrifood and seafood sectors

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File Photo)
Jane Beech and her child Leah Smith, who was diagnosed with a Stage 2 Oligodendroglioma last fall, will be walking to raise awareness and funds for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada on June 27 in Quesnel. (Submitted Photo)

Brain Tumour Walk goes virtual in light of pandemic

Annual Brain Tumour Walk events across the country will be held online on June 27, due to COVID-19

Jane Beech and her child Leah Smith, who was diagnosed with a Stage 2 Oligodendroglioma last fall, will be walking to raise awareness and funds for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada on June 27 in Quesnel. (Submitted Photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won’t be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won’t be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
Allison Sutton (left) receives the 2020 Ina Kaebe Child Care Provider Memorial Award from CCRR Child Care and Education Consultant Cari Rawling on Tusday, June 2. (Submitted Photo)

Allison Sutton awarded the 2020 Ina Kaebe Child Care Provider Memorial Award

Sutton has been a child care provider in Quesnel ofr the past 10 years

Allison Sutton (left) receives the 2020 Ina Kaebe Child Care Provider Memorial Award from CCRR Child Care and Education Consultant Cari Rawling on Tusday, June 2. (Submitted Photo)
Kevala Van Volkenburg is helping to keep care home residents connected to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic with her Letters To Seniors project. (Sasha Sefter - Observer File Photo)

Letters to Dunrovin

Letters To Seniors project is connecting communities to care home residents during COVID-19

Kevala Van Volkenburg is helping to keep care home residents connected to their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic with her Letters To Seniors project. (Sasha Sefter - Observer File Photo)
Quesnel School District playgrounds have been reopened as of Friday, June 5. (Observer File Photo)

Quesnel School District opens playgrounds

School playgrounds have opened as of Friday, June 5

Quesnel School District playgrounds have been reopened as of Friday, June 5. (Observer File Photo)
The Quesnel Farmers’ Market is set to welcome back non-food vendors starting with its market on Saturday, June 6. (Observer File Photo)

Quesnel Farmers’ Market welcomes back non-food vendors

Decision comes as the Province moves forward with phase two of the B.C. Restart Plan

The Quesnel Farmers’ Market is set to welcome back non-food vendors starting with its market on Saturday, June 6. (Observer File Photo)