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Troy McMillan was flown to a Vancouver hospital Oct. 18 after falling into the boards while playing hockey Oct. 11. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel family “overwhelmed” by support after hockey injury

Troy McMillan is fighting for his life after tumbling into the boards Oct. 11

Actor Ryan Reynolds surprised a Shuswap family with a special birthday message to their son who was worried he'd be alone on his 9th birthday on Nov. 24. (Tiffanie Trudell/Facebook)

Ryan Reynolds text almost gives away Shuswap boy’s birthday surprise

Deadpool actor helps remind eight-year-old Canoe resident he’s not alone

The Quesnel SPCA is looking for foster homes for kittens, puppies and other small animals. (BC SPCA Photo)

“Genuine lifesavers”: BCSPCA puts out call for foster volunteers

The COVID-19 pandemic means more foster volunteers are needed to handle reduced capacity

<em>Little Women</em> tells the story of four sisters and their trials and tribulations during the American Civil War. (Submitted)

Nazko sisters give classic novel modern twist

Joelle and Shelby Wyminga adapted Little Women into a six-part podcast, to be released Nov. 14

<em>Little Women</em> tells the story of four sisters and their trials and tribulations during the American Civil War. (Submitted)
The outhouse at the Milburn Lake Public Access after the Oct. 17 work bee. Pictured here, from left, are Bouchie Lake Watershed Stewardship Society volunteers Doug Nielsen, Dan Aussant, Richard Armstrong and Bob Ross. (Photo Submitted)

Volunteers fix foundation of Milburn Lake Public Access outhouse

The Bouchie Lake Watershed Stewardship Society recently held a work bee at the site

  • Oct 21, 2020
The outhouse at the Milburn Lake Public Access after the Oct. 17 work bee. Pictured here, from left, are Bouchie Lake Watershed Stewardship Society volunteers Doug Nielsen, Dan Aussant, Richard Armstrong and Bob Ross. (Photo Submitted)
Seasons House provides shelter and services to people in Quesnel who are experiencing homelessness, and they’ll be able to do a little more in November once a toque and toiletry drive organized by the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre wraps up. (File Photo)

Quesnel toque and toiletry drive runs until Oct. 30

The Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre is collecting items for Seasons House

Seasons House provides shelter and services to people in Quesnel who are experiencing homelessness, and they’ll be able to do a little more in November once a toque and toiletry drive organized by the Quesnel Women’s Resource Centre wraps up. (File Photo)
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The best photo of the Fraser River Walking Bridge taken on Oct. 23 or 24 will be rewarded with a donation to the Polio Plus Fund on behalf of the Rotary Club of Quesnel. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s footbridge set for scarlet spotlight

The Fraser River Footbridge will be bathed in red light to mark World Polio Day Oct. 23 and 24

The best photo of the Fraser River Walking Bridge taken on Oct. 23 or 24 will be rewarded with a donation to the Polio Plus Fund on behalf of the Rotary Club of Quesnel. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Portrait of Dr. William Allen Jones - screen print with gold ink - (c) Bill Horne. (Photo Submitted)

Wells artist prints portrait of B.C.’s first dentist

Bill Horne hand-silk screened the portrait with 11 colours in an edition of just 54 as a fundraiser

Portrait of Dr. William Allen Jones - screen print with gold ink - (c) Bill Horne. (Photo Submitted)
A police officer speaks to a driver during last year’s Shift Into Winter event in Quesnel. The annual road check reminds drivers to slow down and be safe during winter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

It’s time to Shift into Winter

The annual campaign offers winter driving tips

A police officer speaks to a driver during last year’s Shift Into Winter event in Quesnel. The annual road check reminds drivers to slow down and be safe during winter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Two-and-a-half-year-old Hank Sumner and five-month-old Stanley Sumner check out their grandpa Arnold Kilsby’s giant pumpkin Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market. Kilsby won third place in the giant pumpkin weigh-in with his 101-pound pumpkin. Koster’s Farm was second with a 107-pound pumpkin, and Irene was first with a 170-pound pumpkin. The final market of the year is coming up Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Kinchant Street and Carson Avenue. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Final Quesnel Farmers’ Market of 2020 coming up Oct. 17

The market takes place at the corner of Kinchant and Carson from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Hank Sumner and five-month-old Stanley Sumner check out their grandpa Arnold Kilsby’s giant pumpkin Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market. Kilsby won third place in the giant pumpkin weigh-in with his 101-pound pumpkin. Koster’s Farm was second with a 107-pound pumpkin, and Irene was first with a 170-pound pumpkin. The final market of the year is coming up Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Kinchant Street and Carson Avenue. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council honours long-time City employee

Nirmal Lidder will retire Oct. 30 after more than 34 years with the City

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The story of Richard Willoughby

Richard Willoughby was probably one of the most prolific and luckiest prospectors

  • Oct 11, 2020

‘A beautiful resource’ – New book profiles Fraser River

Photos from Rick and Carol Blacklaws’ book are part of the Quesnel Art Gallery show opening Oct. 8

Quesnel’s short story contest has appropriate theme for 2020

Contestants will be asked to write a 500-word story about being “stranded”

Quesnel student wins 2020 COFI forestry scholarship

Joseph Frisby earned $1,500 towards his studies at the College of New Caledonia

Barkerville’s interactive online classroom programs begin again Oct. 19

More than 4,000 schoolchildren participated in the spring Virtual Field Trip program

QUIZ: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

The week of Oct. 4 to 10 is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. Have you made your will?

Confronting their addictions to make way for healing — a B.C. love story

‘I think what’s helped us is that we had to understand our past and move forward’

Tour de North turns into Tour de Quesnel for cancer fundraiser

Quesnel RCMP member Joshua Clark is raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society

Spirit of community shines through in new Quesnel mural

The mural, which was unveiled Sept. 26, features mosaic tiles painted by local residents