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Chinese miners’ cabins at Quesnel Forks at 1890. (BC Provincial Archives photo)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The lost Chinese mine near Quesnel Forks

By 1862, the Cariboo gold rush had already passed through the Quesnel…

  • Apr 10, 2021
Nicole Johnston’s photography will be on display at the Quesnel art gallery until April 29. (Cassidy Dankohcik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cowboys and Cowgirls focus of Quesnel art exhibit

Nicole Johnston’s photos feature ranchers, riders and rodeos

Auctioneer Ken Threlkeld takes bids from the crowd during a past Ducks Unlimited event in Quesnel. Live auctions and banquets are not possible with COVID-19, leaving the group to rely on raffle sales to fundraise. (File Photo)

Ducks Unlimited fundraiser going strong despite COVID-19

Quesnel group says locals have stepped up to support during pandemic

The windows of Johnston Meier Insurance in Quesnel will soon be filled with the artwork of local students. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Johnston Meier insurance trying to bring Quesnel some joy

Artwork from Quesnel School District students will soon be lining their windows

The windows of Johnston Meier Insurance in Quesnel will soon be filled with the artwork of local students. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Baker Creek BPSA is holding a free spring trial and are hoping to begin their camping schedule soon. (submitted photo)

Baker Creek Scouting group planning for return to camping

The 1st Baker Creek BPSA has changed due to COVID-19 health measures

The Baker Creek BPSA is holding a free spring trial and are hoping to begin their camping schedule soon. (submitted photo)
Betty Bayfield said her art is inspired by animals, especially horses. (Submitted Photo)

10 years of artwork up for bid at Quesnel Gallery

Betty Bayfield’s work is available at the Space Above gallery until April 9

Betty Bayfield said her art is inspired by animals, especially horses. (Submitted Photo)
Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)

B.C. 7-year-old discovers locals are struggling, raises $3K for food bank

Rowan Walroth read a book about boys who dared to make a difference, and decided to become one

Seven-year-old Rowan Walroth (right) donated just shy of $3,000 to a Vernon food bank in March 2021. (Contributed)
Barb Glover stands alongside BCHydro Power Pioneers Director Rae Daggitt who presented the cheque to Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Jean Patchett. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel hydro group donates to hospital

The BCHydro Power Pioneers donated $300 to the GR Baker Hospital Auxilery

Barb Glover stands alongside BCHydro Power Pioneers Director Rae Daggitt who presented the cheque to Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Jean Patchett. (Submitted Photo)
Ross and Wendy Donahue have settled in well in both the community and their role as managers of the Cariboo Regional District Airport. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

New manager lands at South Cariboo airport

Ross Donahue took over the job of running the 108 Mile airport last December.

Ross and Wendy Donahue have settled in well in both the community and their role as managers of the Cariboo Regional District Airport. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.

Facing Stage IV breast cancer at 36

One in eight Canadian women develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

  • Mar 29, 2021
Carmen Hou joined BC Cancer’s Personalized Onco-Genomics Program, where scientists sequenced her DNA to match her to the best treatment possible for her cancer. Today, she nears the three-year mark of being on a trial drug that’s kept her cancer stable.
Joanne McCallum and Ian Campbell were at the hollowed out building on Thursday, March 25, preparing it for a complete demotion. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Legion Beach renovations underway

The office building is being torn down, and the replacement will include wifi for the beach

Joanne McCallum and Ian Campbell were at the hollowed out building on Thursday, March 25, preparing it for a complete demotion. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
(Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

2021 Candidate ambassadors introduced to council

The annual program has taken on a resiliance during COVID-19

(Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20. (Submitted Photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters blown away by clothing drive response

The Quesnel Executive Director noted over 900 cars donated

Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20. (Submitted Photo)
This photo adorned the front page of a January 2020 Observer, and is nominated for a Ma Murray Award. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Cariboo Observer photographer nominated for provincial award

The featured photo was featured in the January 24, 2020 edition of the paper

This photo adorned the front page of a January 2020 Observer, and is nominated for a Ma Murray Award. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Cst. Gurb Dhillon presents $265 to Natasha Wasmuth of epilepsyQuesnel. He collected the money after a fundraising jar was stolen from the Quesnel Bakery. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel rallying after fundraising jar stolen

An epilepsyQuesnel jar was stolen from the Quesnel bakery

Cst. Gurb Dhillon presents $265 to Natasha Wasmuth of epilepsyQuesnel. He collected the money after a fundraising jar was stolen from the Quesnel Bakery. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The 2021 pin design features two blue puzzle pieces flanking a heart. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel autism awareness campaign going strong in ninth year

Matthew Hender has chosen Evan’s Consulting to receive the funds from selling pins

The 2021 pin design features two blue puzzle pieces flanking a heart. (Submitted photo)
Celine Gibbard presents Julia Gordon the Ranchers’ Buckle in front of the Fraser River Footbridge. (Submitted Photo)

Baker Creek Gymkhana celebrating successful 2020

The club is recognizing riders for their efforts despite COVID-19 hampering the season

  • Mar 18, 2021
Celine Gibbard presents Julia Gordon the Ranchers’ Buckle in front of the Fraser River Footbridge. (Submitted Photo)
The Quesnel Farmer's Market will open for the season on May 1 under safety guidelines and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Observer File Photo)

Quesnel farmer’s market plans for 2021 return

Market manager Tim Cawdell said as of now, no non-food vendors will be allowed

The Quesnel Farmer's Market will open for the season on May 1 under safety guidelines and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Observer File Photo)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel is collecting donations at West Fraser Timber Park on March 20. (Submitted Photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising this weekend

The group will be set up inside West Fraser Timber Park accepting donations

  • Mar 17, 2021
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel is collecting donations at West Fraser Timber Park on March 20. (Submitted Photo)
Ten backpacks filled with fresh food are being distributed to students at Riverview Elementary School in Quesnel to bring home on Fridays thanks to a partnership between the Quesnel Tillicum Society Friendship Centre and the Rotary Club of Quesnel. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel friendship centre, rotary, team up to fill backpacks with fresh food for families in need

Ten backpacks are being sent out, organizers are looking to expand the program

Ten backpacks filled with fresh food are being distributed to students at Riverview Elementary School in Quesnel to bring home on Fridays thanks to a partnership between the Quesnel Tillicum Society Friendship Centre and the Rotary Club of Quesnel. (Photo submitted)