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Marchers for the Max Pius Memorial Walk for Sobriety head across the Fraser River Footbridge in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

29th annual Quesnel walk for sobriety abbreviated due to COVID

The Max Pius Memorial Walk for Sobriety was held on Nov. 26

Dr. Rebecca Deyell, pediatric oncologist at BC Children’s Hospital, with Ellie, treated for a rare childhood cancer at BC Children’s Hospital. Thanks to vital donor support, researchers can explore uncharted paths and treatment options for children like Ellie.

Ellie’s journey: Rare condition points to critical research need

BC Children’s Hospital shares need for increased research for childhood cancers

  • Nov 29, 2021
An in-person BC Craft Brewers Conference, BC Beer Con, will take place in New Westminster come February, says BC Craft Brewers Guild. (Pixabay photo)

Something brewing for craft beer aficionados in new year with BC Beer Con

In-person craft beer conference takes place in February in New Westminster, B.C.

BBBS of Quesnel executive director Joanie Newman said they are on the look out for a permanent mentoring coordinator. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel looking forward to new year

Not-for-profit is searching for a new mentoring coordinator

BBBS of Quesnel executive director Joanie Newman said they are on the look out for a permanent mentoring coordinator. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Hope the golden retriever puppy is surrounded by volunteers at Hope Secondary School. The adorable guest was renamed as a way of saying thank you to the many volunteers who helped hundreds of people during the floods in Hope. (Photo/Hope Secondary School)
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021
Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
William (Bill Stevens) shakes the hand of a community member who came to honour him on Remembrance Day. For some this was their first time meeting Stevens who they wanted to thank for his service. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Oldest living veteran in Quesnel recognized on Remembrance Day

At-home gathering was held for William (Bill) Stevens on Nov. 11

William (Bill Stevens) shakes the hand of a community member who came to honour him on Remembrance Day. For some this was their first time meeting Stevens who they wanted to thank for his service. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)

Salvation Army launches emergency response in support of flood victims

Agency on front lines in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna

The Salvation Army’s emergency response units are on the ground providing food and other items to flood victims and first responders in B.C. communities that have been impacted. (Salvation Army photo)
Diane Fletcher sells diamond paintings created by her 85-year-old husband, Norman, along with goat milk soaps. Norman got hooked on making diamond painting masterpieces after Diane said she had gotten him a kit for Christmas not knowing if he would like it or not. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Winter market a pre-Christmas delight in Bouchie Lake

Shopping went Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Diane Fletcher sells diamond paintings created by her 85-year-old husband, Norman, along with goat milk soaps. Norman got hooked on making diamond painting masterpieces after Diane said she had gotten him a kit for Christmas not knowing if he would like it or not. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)

Swan gets ‘second-chance at life’ after being rescued near 100 Mile

The swan was unable to migrate south due to an injured wing

Von Rywaczuk laughs as he cradles Halo the Swan in his arms after rescuing her from Elliot Lake. (Photo submitted)
Quesnel Legion treasurer Darcy Horn said the $3,800 from last month’s silent auction will support them in getting an accessible dock on Dragon Lake at Legion Beach. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Quesnel Legion treasurer Darcy Horn said the $3,800 from last month’s silent auction will support them in getting an accessible dock on Dragon Lake at Legion Beach. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Area librarian Shelby Powell said that while the use of e-books is increasing in 100 Mile House, the library’s print collection remains popular among her clientele. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Library considers adding everyday items to its collection

In the near future, musical instruments and cooking ware could be available alongside books

Area librarian Shelby Powell said that while the use of e-books is increasing in 100 Mile House, the library’s print collection remains popular among her clientele. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
PhD student Tina Alexis remembers Chief Jimmie Roger as "the Sitting Bull of our time." (Photo Submitted by Naomi Jimmie)

Remembering Chief Roger Jimmie, the ‘Dakelh Philosopher’

Tina Alexis remembers Lhoosk’uz Indian Band’s “The People’s Chief” after his death

  • Nov 6, 2021
PhD student Tina Alexis remembers Chief Jimmie Roger as "the Sitting Bull of our time." (Photo Submitted by Naomi Jimmie)
Rebecca Dyok joins the Observer staff after working as a local journalism initiative reporter. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Rebecca Dyok joins the Observer staff after working as a local journalism initiative reporter. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Jody, Lucy and Lily Gallant teamed up for a Cinderella-themed costume for Halloween, complete with magic carriage. The trio were one of dozens of families who took part in the parade of costumes in front of Dunrovin Park Lodge. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: A Halloween Parade in Quesnel

Families dressed up for Sunday, Oct. 31

Jody, Lucy and Lily Gallant teamed up for a Cinderella-themed costume for Halloween, complete with magic carriage. The trio were one of dozens of families who took part in the parade of costumes in front of Dunrovin Park Lodge. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes (left) and Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson (right) received the ceremonial first poppies to kick off the Quesnel Legion’s poppy campaign from Legion president James Spencer. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel MLA, mayor receive first poppies to kick off Remembrance Day campaign

Quesnel Legion president James Spencer presented the poppies to Coralee Oakes and Bob Simpson

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes (left) and Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson (right) received the ceremonial first poppies to kick off the Quesnel Legion’s poppy campaign from Legion president James Spencer. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)

Kelowna residents rally behind Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

Bon Ga is a Korean restaurant located in the Glenmore neighbourhood in Kelowna. (Bon Ga/Facebook)
CNC students Christina Falloon (left), Tayler Knoke and Delaine Hilts were thrilled to present Ashley Adams and Sherilyn van Halderen of Season's House with the donations from this year's winter clothing drive. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

College of New Caledonia winter clothing drive helps keep the community warm

With colder days ahead, two tents full of warm clothes were donated

CNC students Christina Falloon (left), Tayler Knoke and Delaine Hilts were thrilled to present Ashley Adams and Sherilyn van Halderen of Season's House with the donations from this year's winter clothing drive. (Rebecca Dyok photo)