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Brenda Gardiner has an exhibition of mirrors, spectacularly adorned, and watercolour paintings, featuring wildfire trees, on now at the Quesnel Art Gallery. (Quesnel Community Arts Council photo)

Quesnel Art Gallery: Mirror, mirror, on the wall

The enticing art of Brenda Gardiner is on display

Kayla Shelley sells Coy Cup tickets. (Frank Peebles photo - Quesnel Observer)

Make your mark on Coy Cup seating chart in Quesnel

There are only two ways to get a Coy Cup pass

Kangaroo players give refunds after a game cancellation in January. (Frank Peebles photo - Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel Kangaroos get the points, but lose the game

Smithers forfeits the Quesnel game they missed

(Frank Pebbles photo - Quesnel Observer)

Snogopogo stands tall even after warmer days in Quesnel

Sculptor Hildreth continues her mythical snow series

(Frank Pebbles photo - Quesnel Observer)
Lennix Cruz and Julia Dillabough are all smiles during the Boots and Toque Winter Festival event Saturday (Jan. 21). (Karen Powell photo)

Winter festival brightens up Quesnel after dark

Annual Boots and Toque Winter Festival draws a crowd

Lennix Cruz and Julia Dillabough are all smiles during the Boots and Toque Winter Festival event Saturday (Jan. 21). (Karen Powell photo)
Cheerleader Haley Lattman (TRU photo)

Cheering on a Quesnel athlete at worlds

Lattman wins top marks with TRU’s cheerleaders

Cheerleader Haley Lattman (TRU photo)
Skating aids helped improve children’s balance and confidence on the ice at the annual Boots and Toques Festival last year. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Skating aids helped improve children’s balance and confidence on the ice at the annual Boots and Toques Festival last year. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel has its first baby of the year for 2023. (Frank Peebles photo - Quesnel Observer)

It’s a boy! Quesnel family welcomes New Year’s baby

Naomi Mullen and Tyler Neufeld welcomed their firstborn on January 4 at 7:50 a.m.

Quesnel has its first baby of the year for 2023. (Frank Peebles photo - Quesnel Observer)
Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)

Expect large crowds, road closure near Penticton’s outdoor rink for BCHL all-star games

Martin Street partially closed Saturday while alumni, skills and all star games take place

Left to right: Penticton Vees Bradly Nadeau, Ryan Hopkins, Aydar Suniev and Josh Nadeau will be participating in BCHL’s 60th Anniversary Prospects game at the SOEC Friday night. The weekend All Star and Alumni games continue Saturday at the outdoor rink. (Logan Lockhart Western News)
Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

QUIZ: How well do you know the royals?

Prince Harry’s book, Spare, has been attracting plenty of attention

Members of staff place the copies of the new book by Prince Harry called “Spare” at a book store in London, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. Prince Harry’s memoir “Spare” went on sale in bookstores on Tuesday, providing a varied portrait of the Duke of Sussex and the royal family. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Barb Bachmeier has been a firefighter for many years. (Harold Bartel photo)

Female firefighters extinguishing stereotypes in the Cariboo

Barb Bachmeier got her start on the fire brigades in Barkerville and Wells in 1994

Barb Bachmeier has been a firefighter for many years. (Harold Bartel photo)
Free Press reporter Fiona Grisswell found it was harder to get back into cross-country skiing than she expected. But she can’t wait to get back out and conquer the 100 Mile Nordic trails at 99 Mile. (Kelly Sinoski photo- 100 Mile Free Press)

Falling in love with cross-country skiing in the South Cariboo

Free Press reporter Fiona Grisswell returns to skiing after four decades

Free Press reporter Fiona Grisswell found it was harder to get back into cross-country skiing than she expected. But she can’t wait to get back out and conquer the 100 Mile Nordic trails at 99 Mile. (Kelly Sinoski photo- 100 Mile Free Press)
Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo senior tracks his shrinking environmental impact for over a decade

Stuart Westie started monitoring physical activity for health, then pivoted to environmental reasons

Stuart Westie has been tracking his fitness and environmental impact each year since 2011, and his efforts add up. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Stand up against dementia stigma this Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Jana Schulz of Cranbrook, B.C. – a registered social worker, working as…

  • Jan 9, 2023
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Student Ollie Martens works on a math problem at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake senior determined to graduate from high school at 77

Ollie Martens is taking courses at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake

Student Ollie Martens works on a math problem at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The barn at the Onward Ranch can be seen from the main road. (Barry Sale photo)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: Onward Ranch steeped in history

The ranch in the Cariboo has seen many owners over the decades

  • Jan 7, 2023
The barn at the Onward Ranch can be seen from the main road. (Barry Sale photo)
Work in progress concepts for the Ranger Reference Guide and the Cleric Reference Guide, written by John Brown and illustrated by Elisha Campbell. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile gamers create role-playing action board game

John Brown and Elisha Campbell have pooled their talents to design and develop the game

Work in progress concepts for the Ranger Reference Guide and the Cleric Reference Guide, written by John Brown and illustrated by Elisha Campbell. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Swimmers get ready to take the plunge New Year’s Day, 2023, along the shores of beautiful Tatlayoko Lake. Pictured are: Meshach Emke (from left), Kelly Emke and Gideon Emke, Peter Shaughnessy, Sandra McGirr, Sabina Harris, and Roy Paul. (Roma Shaughnessy photo)

Chilcotin swimmers take the plunge into Tatlayoko Lake to mark a new year

Seven hardy souls dipped into the frigid waters to kick off 2023

  • Jan 2, 2023
Swimmers get ready to take the plunge New Year’s Day, 2023, along the shores of beautiful Tatlayoko Lake. Pictured are: Meshach Emke (from left), Kelly Emke and Gideon Emke, Peter Shaughnessy, Sandra McGirr, Sabina Harris, and Roy Paul. (Roma Shaughnessy photo)
Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

QUIZ: How much do you know about the news of 2022?

A lot happened during the past 12 months

Team Canada forward Marie-Philip Poulin (29) celebrates with her gold medal after defeating the United States in women’s hockey gold medal game action at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. How many medals did Canada win in the 2022 Winter Olympics? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Christmas lights account for much of the light bulb waste found in landfills, according to Product Care Recycling. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

One way to support the Earth this holiday season? Recycle old decorations

Product Care Recycling is urging British Columbians to take care of holiday waste responsibly

Christmas lights account for much of the light bulb waste found in landfills, according to Product Care Recycling. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)