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Marion Gordon is a coordinator and director with the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre where a pre-Christmas craft sale is being held Nov. 4-5. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Pre-Christmas craft fairs get underway in Quesnel

Craft fairs are an opportunity to get holiday shopping done early

Marion Gordon is a coordinator and director with the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre where a pre-Christmas craft sale is being held Nov. 4-5. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Dr. Reka Gustafson. (file photo)
Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)

Spiritual journey marks a return to land and tradition for Chilcotin’s Xeni Gwet’in

Members of Xeni Gwet’in hike across the Coast Mountains to reclaim historic trade route

Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)
River (left) and Tiberius Sassie weren’t camera shy on the 2022 Halloween Treat Trail. The siblings were dressed as Pikachu and Spider-Man. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Halloween a real treat in Quesnel

Trick-or-treaters visited Dunrovin Park Lodge and downtown businesses

River (left) and Tiberius Sassie weren’t camera shy on the 2022 Halloween Treat Trail. The siblings were dressed as Pikachu and Spider-Man. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Hans Best, 18, of Smithers dresses up as Cody Call from C+ Rodeos in Williams Lake for Halloween. (Lissa Bradley photo)

Smithers teen goes as 150 Mile House C+ Rodeos bull fighter for Halloween

Bull fighter Cody Call, 24, made a lasting impression on Hans Best, 18, last August

Hans Best, 18, of Smithers dresses up as Cody Call from C+ Rodeos in Williams Lake for Halloween. (Lissa Bradley photo)
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
Actors Edd Wright (left) and Brendan Bailey enact the long trek from Yale to the gold fields in the award-winning short film <em>Long Road to Cariboo</em>. (Photo submitted)

Cameras roll on the Cariboo Road

Cinema shines on gold rush highway

  • Oct 31, 2022
Actors Edd Wright (left) and Brendan Bailey enact the long trek from Yale to the gold fields in the award-winning short film <em>Long Road to Cariboo</em>. (Photo submitted)
Banchi Hanuse, on left, Season 6: Episode 5 and 6 of Moosemeat & Marmalade director, stands with Art Napoleon, producer and host of the show, during filming in Bella Coola, Nuxalkulmc. (Olivia Vanderwal, photo).

Moosemeat & Marmalade episodes filmed in Bella Coola showing on APTN

The docuseries filmed two episodes in Nuxalkulmc last year, both directed by Banchi Hanuse

Banchi Hanuse, on left, Season 6: Episode 5 and 6 of Moosemeat & Marmalade director, stands with Art Napoleon, producer and host of the show, during filming in Bella Coola, Nuxalkulmc. (Olivia Vanderwal, photo).
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
Bruce Cameron. (File photo)

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Bruce Cameron. (File photo)
Christine Clark holds a copy of her newest novel <em>Forging Forgiveness</em>. (Robyn Clark Photography)

North Cariboo author releases another romantic suspense novel

Christine Clark has now written eight books published by The Wild Rose Press

Christine Clark holds a copy of her newest novel <em>Forging Forgiveness</em>. (Robyn Clark Photography)
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight and clean, ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)

Trick or … a weed pull? Ways to help Cariboo bat populations at risk

Bat-friendly landscaping can help bats at Halloween

  • Oct 22, 2022
Fall is the perfect time to check that your bat box is well-attached, water-tight and clean, ready to offer a safe roosting site for bats in spring. (Habitat Acquisition Trust photo)
Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys

VIDEO: A sucker for a friendly face; octopus gloms onto diver for once-in-a-lifetime encounter

Diver off Campbell River spends amazing 40-minute session with a friendly octopus

Giant Pacific octopus approaches Campbell River diver Andrea Humphreys during a friendly and unforgettable encounter near Campbell River Oct. 15, 2022. Screen capture from video by Andrea Humphreys
Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography

Orca pod crashes Quadra Island wedding

‘That’s a pretty good good way to start your marriage off’ — wedding videographer

Blake and Morgan Belton had some surprise visitors as they exchanged their wedding vows on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy With Love Photography
Principal Corry Climenhage (left) and teacher Don Schneider were duct taped to the wall on Friday, Oct. 14 in front of students. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Principal Corry Climenhage (left) and teacher Don Schneider were duct taped to the wall on Friday, Oct. 14 in front of students. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The Friends Of Barkerville – Cariboo Goldfields Historical Society held a maintenance work bee on Grouse Creek Trail in 2019. (Photo submitted)

Bashing For Barkerville

Fundraiser for historical grassroots coming up

  • Oct 15, 2022
The Friends Of Barkerville – Cariboo Goldfields Historical Society held a maintenance work bee on Grouse Creek Trail in 2019. (Photo submitted)
Work by artists and friends Louise McKillican, Maggie Ferguson-Dumais and Denise Wellband is on display at the Quesnel Art Gallery’s latest exhibit ‘Down to the Wire’ (Fences Gates n Country). (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Artists reconnect with their creativity in new exhibit at Quesnel Art Gallery

“Down To The Wire” (Fences Gates n Country) is on display until Nov. 6

Work by artists and friends Louise McKillican, Maggie Ferguson-Dumais and Denise Wellband is on display at the Quesnel Art Gallery’s latest exhibit ‘Down to the Wire’ (Fences Gates n Country). (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.

Pharmasave chooses Do Some Good to amplify local community giving and storytelling

Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities –…

  • Oct 12, 2022
Pharmasave stores across Western Canada are known for supporting local communities. Now they can now easily capture and share these impact stories through the unique tech-for-good platform, Do Some Good.
The Prospectors Car Club recently donated $1,000 to both the Quesnel Special Olympics and the School District 28 lunch program. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The Prospectors Car Club recently donated $1,000 to both the Quesnel Special Olympics and the School District 28 lunch program. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Pumpkin growing champion wins B.C. Giant Pumpkin weigh-off

Record holder submitted a small-for-him 1,676 lb. entry

Joanne and Trevor Halliday from Maple Ridge took second and third at the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Langley’s Krause Berry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 8. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)