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Connie Thompson of Williams Lake is the winner of the 87th annual PNE Home Draw. (Photo submitted)

‘I’m still on cloud nine,’ said Williams Lake winner of 87th Annual PNE prize home

Connie Thompson said she has been purchasing tickets for the draw for a few years

While interpretive programming inside Barkerville Historic Town and Park will be shut down due to COVID-19, the park will be open for visitors to go on self-guided tours. (Barkerville submitted photo - Darren Hull)

Barkerville Historic Town and Park ends programming for season due to COVID-19

Cases have been detected in the nearby community of Wells, prompting the closure

Pink salmon thrash amid low water levels in the Tsolum River of Vancouver Island on Aug. 24. Photo courtesy Tsolum River Restoration Society.

Quesnel’s pink salmon patrol returns

The once-every-two-year return of Salmon to Baker Creek begins this fall

Pink salmon thrash amid low water levels in the Tsolum River of Vancouver Island on Aug. 24. Photo courtesy Tsolum River Restoration Society.
Jayce and Cache Dollman show off the bubble sprayers they won as prizes at the West Coast Amusements Fair which rolled into Quesnel from Sept. 3 - 5. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTO GALLERY: The fair comes to Quesnel

West Coast Amusements spent the Labour Day Weekend in Quesnel

Jayce and Cache Dollman show off the bubble sprayers they won as prizes at the West Coast Amusements Fair which rolled into Quesnel from Sept. 3 - 5. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 second vice president Helene Boudreau (left) with bartender Kim Piercy. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Quesnel Legion on the lookout for volunteers

“Volunteers are very hard to come by these days.”

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 second vice president Helene Boudreau (left) with bartender Kim Piercy. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Previous seniors’ breakfasts drew over 200 people to the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel Seniors’ Society celebrating return of programming with free breakfast

The seniors’ centre will open its doors to the public on Sept. 11

Previous seniors’ breakfasts drew over 200 people to the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre. (Submitted Photo)
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Two-time heart transplant recipient Robbie Thompson, seen here with the family dog, Oreo, explains why mass vaccinations are important for immuno-compromised people like himself. Photo supplied.
Billy Barker himself will be on hand at the competition to teach the finer points of gold panning. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel gold panning competition washing into Ceal Tingley Park

Shane Wright hopes to turn the historical event into an annual celebration of gold rush history

Billy Barker himself will be on hand at the competition to teach the finer points of gold panning. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Participants canoe, kayak and paddle board in the 2nd Annual Dam Beaver Poker Paddle. Pictured canoeing L-R are August Dobson, Melanie Law, Amy Law and Arthur Dodson. Kayaking is Nora McMuldroch and on the paddle board is Zakk Bateman. (Carol Law photo)

Dam Beaver Poker Paddle a second annual fun event on Milburn Lake

Prizes and more given away by Bouchie Lake Watershed Stewardship Society

Participants canoe, kayak and paddle board in the 2nd Annual Dam Beaver Poker Paddle. Pictured canoeing L-R are August Dobson, Melanie Law, Amy Law and Arthur Dodson. Kayaking is Nora McMuldroch and on the paddle board is Zakk Bateman. (Carol Law photo)
The QSS and Correlieu Secondary School classes of 2001 celebrated a reunion on Aug. 20. (Submitted Photo)

Qusenel 2001 high school grads celebrate with 20-year reunion

Grads from Correlieu and Quesnel Secondary School gathered on Aug. 20

  • Aug 28, 2021
The QSS and Correlieu Secondary School classes of 2001 celebrated a reunion on Aug. 20. (Submitted Photo)
Bailey and Zack owned by Sandra May Lewis make a nice study in differences. (Submitted Photo)

(Some of the) good boys of Quesnel

Quesnel Observer followers on Facebook shared their photos of their pets for National Dog Day

Bailey and Zack owned by Sandra May Lewis make a nice study in differences. (Submitted Photo)
Naylene Runge, Jaeana Dumais and Jessie Johal (bottom row) were chosen as Quesnel’s 2021 Ambassadors. Standing behind them are the 2020 ambassadors and the other candidates. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel’s outgoing and incoming ambassadors honoured at council meeting

Jaeana Dumais, Naylene Runge and Jessie Johal will represent the city throughout the year

Naylene Runge, Jaeana Dumais and Jessie Johal (bottom row) were chosen as Quesnel’s 2021 Ambassadors. Standing behind them are the 2020 ambassadors and the other candidates. (Submitted Photo)
Ken Beck’s 1968 Chevy C10 took home the best in show award. (Thoughtless Ambitions Facebook)

Quesnel brothers achieve childhood dream after hosting car show

Jordyn and Kyler Brazeau hosted Thoughtless Ambitions first auto show at LeBourdais Park on Aug. 15

Ken Beck’s 1968 Chevy C10 took home the best in show award. (Thoughtless Ambitions Facebook)
Donna Legere retired in June after operating New Beginnings Preschool in Quesnel for more than 20 years. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel preschool teacher retires after 29 years of education

“I will miss those smiles and my name, ‘Miss Donna,’ but I’m appreciating who ‘Nana’ is now.”

Donna Legere retired in June after operating New Beginnings Preschool in Quesnel for more than 20 years. (Photo submitted)
About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
Members of the Terry Fox fundraising team ‘Family Fun’ accept a certificate of appreciation recently from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International for their charitable contributions in the community. (Karen Powell photo)
Members of the Terry Fox fundraising team ‘Family Fun’ accept a certificate of appreciation recently from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International for their charitable contributions in the community. (Karen Powell photo)
The 2020 edition of B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive in Quesnel, collected 6,759 pounds of food — an increace of 829 pounds from 2019. (Photo Submitted)

LETTER: Quesnel Thanksgiving food drive aiming high after record-breaking year

The B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive is set for September 20 - 25

  • Aug 15, 2021
The 2020 edition of B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive in Quesnel, collected 6,759 pounds of food — an increace of 829 pounds from 2019. (Photo Submitted)
The art of muzzleloading was demonstrated by Red Phillips of Quesnel during a Aug. 21, 1983 black powder shoot at the Quesnel Rod and Gun Club. (Jeff Lee Photo)

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: The art of muzzleloading

1983 blackpowder shoot at the Quesnel Rod and Gun Club

The art of muzzleloading was demonstrated by Red Phillips of Quesnel during a Aug. 21, 1983 black powder shoot at the Quesnel Rod and Gun Club. (Jeff Lee Photo)