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On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

Thoughtless Ambitions will be hosting their annual auto expo in LeBourdais Park on Sunday, July 3. (Photo submitted)

Thoughtless Ambitions auto expo coming up

The second annual auto show will be held Sunday, July 3 at LeBourdais Park

Terry and Darrell Fox. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Darrell Fox discusses his brother Terry’s Marathon of Hope

TODAY IN B.C.: ’Terry always compared running a marathon a day to going through cancer’

Brookelyn and Norm Jeff wore special hats to the 2019 Quesnel Canada Day celebrations at LeBourdais Park. (Quesnel Observer file photo)

Canada Day celebrations to return at LeBourdais Park

Lots of food, crafts and entertainment will be available

Brookelyn and Norm Jeff wore special hats to the 2019 Quesnel Canada Day celebrations at LeBourdais Park. (Quesnel Observer file photo)
The Youth Lounge in Quesnel held a grand reopening on Saturday, June 18, with a games truck, barbecue, and more. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel Youth Lounge holds grand reopening

The Youth Lounge is open every Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Youth Lounge in Quesnel held a grand reopening on Saturday, June 18, with a games truck, barbecue, and more. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
April Kopetski, Diane Hanes, Casey Fisher, Riley Wight, Sabrina Jackson, Baillie Jackson, Kayden Jackson, Chandra Lawlor, Keri Osha and Xage Sande of Correlieu Secondary are proud of their school’s Indigenous-themed yearbook. (Photo submitted)
April Kopetski, Diane Hanes, Casey Fisher, Riley Wight, Sabrina Jackson, Baillie Jackson, Kayden Jackson, Chandra Lawlor, Keri Osha and Xage Sande of Correlieu Secondary are proud of their school’s Indigenous-themed yearbook. (Photo submitted)
A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
The Correlieu Jazz Band was at Spirit Square in downtown Quesnel on Thursday, June 23. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Correlieu Jazz Band close out school year with downtown performance

Music erupted from Spirit Square on Thursday, June 23

The Correlieu Jazz Band was at Spirit Square in downtown Quesnel on Thursday, June 23. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Honouring National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
École Red Bluff Lhtako students hold copies of their written and illustrated book<em> Of Sand and Sea</em> on Friday, June 17, with teacher librarian Teresa Mccart. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
École Red Bluff Lhtako students hold copies of their written and illustrated book<em> Of Sand and Sea</em> on Friday, June 17, with teacher librarian Teresa Mccart. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
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Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

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A parachute game was popular at a year-end celebration at LeBourdais Park for StrongStart on Friday, June 17. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

StrongStart hosts year-end party in Quesnel

A celebration was recently held in LeBourdais Park

A parachute game was popular at a year-end celebration at LeBourdais Park for StrongStart on Friday, June 17. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Carly Lornsten claimed third place in adult poetry. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Annual short story and poetry contest winners announced

Winners were revealed at the first independent author book fair

Carly Lornsten claimed third place in adult poetry. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Quesnel RCMP Cst. Anne Bock cycled 98 kilometres to Nazko Valley Elementary School with Cst. Rob Belanger and BC Sherriff Service Supt. Peter Wharton on Wednesday, June 15, for Cops for Cancer. (Photo submitted)

Cops for Cancer cyclists trek to Nazko Valley Elementary School

Riders traveled from Quesnel to Nazko on Wednesday, June 15

Quesnel RCMP Cst. Anne Bock cycled 98 kilometres to Nazko Valley Elementary School with Cst. Rob Belanger and BC Sherriff Service Supt. Peter Wharton on Wednesday, June 15, for Cops for Cancer. (Photo submitted)
Wildfire crews drop retardant on a fire near Canim Lake. (Robert Brunet photo - submitted).

FireSmart pilot slated for South Canim Lake

Program would be first in Cariboo Regional District

Wildfire crews drop retardant on a fire near Canim Lake. (Robert Brunet photo - submitted).
Linda McIntyre, Sherry Fraser, Judy Alsager, Shannon Matter and Kathryn Fowkes are local independent authors. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)
Linda McIntyre, Sherry Fraser, Judy Alsager, Shannon Matter and Kathryn Fowkes are local independent authors. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)
The annual MS Walk was held in Quesnel on Saturday, June 4. (Audrey Craigmyle photo)

10th annual MS Walk in Quesnel raises $3,420

The fundraiser was held earlier this month in Spirit Square

The annual MS Walk was held in Quesnel on Saturday, June 4. (Audrey Craigmyle photo)
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

78-year-old Ken Barkman of Chilliwack riding 3,000 kilometres for BC Children’s Hospital

Grandfather helping son and wife, who have adopted four high-risk babies

Ken Barkman at Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing on June 5, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Volunteers sit outside a bat roost site as part of one of the bat counts which take place in the spring across the province to help monitor bat populations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bat counts begin in Cariboo region this month

The BC Bat Count Program helps monitor the population of a key species at risk

  • Jun 11, 2022
Volunteers sit outside a bat roost site as part of one of the bat counts which take place in the spring across the province to help monitor bat populations. (Black Press Media file photo)