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CNC students Christina Falloon (left), Tayler Knoke and Delaine Hilts were thrilled to present Ashley Adams and Sherilyn van Halderen of Season's House with the donations from this year's winter clothing drive. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

College of New Caledonia winter clothing drive helps keep the community warm

With colder days ahead, two tents full of warm clothes were donated

CNC students Christina Falloon (left), Tayler Knoke and Delaine Hilts were thrilled to present Ashley Adams and Sherilyn van Halderen of Season's House with the donations from this year's winter clothing drive. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Art walkers Bonny Carr and Janet Reinsdorf enjoyed a sunny afternoon in downtown Quesnel on Saturday, Oct. 23 exploring the work of local artists displayed at 26 businesses. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Second annual Quesnel Art Walk hailed a success

Downtown show and sale wrapped up Sunday, Oct. 24

Art walkers Bonny Carr and Janet Reinsdorf enjoyed a sunny afternoon in downtown Quesnel on Saturday, Oct. 23 exploring the work of local artists displayed at 26 businesses. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Steve Roberts is the 2021 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee in the category of working cowboy. (Photo Submitted)
Steve Roberts is the 2021 BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee in the category of working cowboy. (Photo Submitted)
Carlos Gonzalez accepts the Home Based Business award alongside chamber manager Kathy Somerville (far left), chamber director Lisa Foottit and Julia Dillabough from Telus, who sponsored the award. Gonzalez runs the Video Game Party Truck. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s best businesses honoured at excellence award ceremony

The ceremony had to be spread out over five days due to COVID-19 rules

Carlos Gonzalez accepts the Home Based Business award alongside chamber manager Kathy Somerville (far left), chamber director Lisa Foottit and Julia Dillabough from Telus, who sponsored the award. Gonzalez runs the Video Game Party Truck. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association secretary-treasurer Mike Retasket (left), 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall, Canim Lake Band Elder Irene Charley, New Pathways to Gold Society Indigenous co-chair Cheryl Chapman and High Bar First Nations Chief Roy Fletcher ceremonially cut an inner tube as they open a bike repair station installed in 100 Mile House as part of the Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Bike repair station opens in 100 Mile

This new asset is part of the ongoing Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association secretary-treasurer Mike Retasket (left), 100 Mile House Mayor Mitch Campsall, Canim Lake Band Elder Irene Charley, New Pathways to Gold Society Indigenous co-chair Cheryl Chapman and High Bar First Nations Chief Roy Fletcher ceremonially cut an inner tube as they open a bike repair station installed in 100 Mile House as part of the Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)

Pandemic sparked puppy boom in B.C., but no spike in pet returns: BC SPCA

More people are looking to adopt pets due to pandemic, SPCA

More people are looking to adopt dogs, and other pets, because of pandemic: SPCA. (File image)
Kristyna Tomek and her daughters Zaya and Sofi enjoyed the Halloween Treat Trail in downtown Quesnel on Oct. 31, 2019. Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year some celebrations are being held early such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Monster Dash. (Lindsay Chung photo)

UPDATE: Monster Dash to support Quesnel Big Brothers Big Sisters cancelled

Halloween fun at Ceal Tingley Park crossed out this year

Kristyna Tomek and her daughters Zaya and Sofi enjoyed the Halloween Treat Trail in downtown Quesnel on Oct. 31, 2019. Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year some celebrations are being held early such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Monster Dash. (Lindsay Chung photo)
Amata Transition House residence co-ordinator Angela Neufled accepts a cheque from Chemo RV manager Steve Rutledge. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel-area charities get $55K funding boost thanks to strong RV sales

Chemo RV donated $250 from sales to 6 charities in Quesnel, Williams Lake and Prince George

Amata Transition House residence co-ordinator Angela Neufled accepts a cheque from Chemo RV manager Steve Rutledge. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Richard Wright, Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project lead, holds the remains of a narrow wagon wheel circa 1920, found on the Stanley-Barkerville section of the Cariboo Waggon Road. (Submitted photo)

Barkerville Gold Mine donates $50,000 to historic road restoration

Funds will go toward 15-kilometre stretch of the road between Stanley and Barkerville

Richard Wright, Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project lead, holds the remains of a narrow wagon wheel circa 1920, found on the Stanley-Barkerville section of the Cariboo Waggon Road. (Submitted photo)
The poetry and short story contest have separate themes. (Quesnel Writing Contest)

Quesnel writers can submit poetry in 2021 annual writing contest

Over $600 in prizes will go to Quesnel writers for short stories and poetry

The poetry and short story contest have separate themes. (Quesnel Writing Contest)
Rosie the motorcycle service dog. (Submitted Photo)

‘It’s not the size that matters’: Motorcycle-riding Quesnel service dog helps with PTSD

Rosie the motorcycle riding service chihuahua helps retired nurse Alison Prentice

Rosie the motorcycle service dog. (Submitted Photo)
The 26 locations of the Quesnel Art Walk. An event to kick off the Quesnel Art Walk is one of multiple events cancelled in Quesnel. (Quesnel Art Walk Booklet)

Events cancelled in Quesnel due to new public health rules

Several events set for this weekend are no longer happening

The 26 locations of the Quesnel Art Walk. An event to kick off the Quesnel Art Walk is one of multiple events cancelled in Quesnel. (Quesnel Art Walk Booklet)
Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20, 2021. (Submitted Photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel hosting clothing drive tonight

The group will be accepting donations at the Maple Park Mall parking lot starting at 4 p.m.

Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20, 2021. (Submitted Photo)
Katherine & Harry Durrell 1917 (Photo submitted)
Katherine & Harry Durrell 1917 (Photo submitted)
Rudy Johnson, 98, enjoys playing the accordion, and is often asked to play for the ladies at Seniors Village where he lives. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2021: The legacy of Rudy Johnson and the bridge

“I could never have built the bridge today - not with all the red tape.”

Rudy Johnson, 98, enjoys playing the accordion, and is often asked to play for the ladies at Seniors Village where he lives. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)

COVID, heartbreak among speedbumps in Australian’s road to residency in Kelowna

Josh Waters shares his experience in the hopes to help others like him

Josh Waters and his one-year-old English Staffy cross, Rocky. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media)
Lily, Aubrey, and George Inglis (back-left) of Quesnel teamed up with friends Daniel Auras (centre), Neve Foreman, and Kayden Heinrichs of Prince George to complete the Cariboo Corn Maze on Sunday, Oct. 3. It was the first time attending for all who agreed it was a great time. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Corn maze delight in the Cariboo north of Williams Lake

Cariboo Corn Maze is open until mid-October, with a spooky theme

Lily, Aubrey, and George Inglis (back-left) of Quesnel teamed up with friends Daniel Auras (centre), Neve Foreman, and Kayden Heinrichs of Prince George to complete the Cariboo Corn Maze on Sunday, Oct. 3. It was the first time attending for all who agreed it was a great time. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Chase Padgett will be bringing his 6 Guitars show to the Occidental on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. (Quesnel Live Arts Poster)

Fox talent show contestant coming to Quesnel

Chase Padgett will be on the show Alter Ego on Oct. 6, and will be at the Occidental on Oct. 14/15

Chase Padgett will be bringing his 6 Guitars show to the Occidental on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. (Quesnel Live Arts Poster)
Ken and Brad Huston are the second and third generation of Hustons to own and operate Huston Agencies. (Angie Mindus photo)

CASUAL COUNTRY: Huston Agencies steeped in Cariboo history

Huston Agencies is the second oldest business in the Cariboo

Ken and Brad Huston are the second and third generation of Hustons to own and operate Huston Agencies. (Angie Mindus photo)
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor