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Juniper Martin stands in a wagon by an 89-pound pumpkin grown by her mom, Bobi. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Juniper Martin stands in a wagon by an 89-pound pumpkin grown by her mom, Bobi. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Volunteers and staff with the Quesnel Salvation Army served a take-home Thanksgiving lunch at the Warrior Song Café on Friday, Oct. 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel Salvation Army celebrates Thanksgiving with bagged lunch

Turkey dinner to-go was provided on Friday, Oct. 7

Volunteers and staff with the Quesnel Salvation Army served a take-home Thanksgiving lunch at the Warrior Song Café on Friday, Oct. 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo

United Way BC funding goes a long way in boosting local food security

It’s Friday, payday, and you need groceries. You’ve worked out the budget…

  • Oct 10, 2022
Thanks to United Way BC donors, 2.5 million meals were provided to families and individuals in need last year by their 16 Regional Community Food Hubs and seven Food Recovery Organizations. United Way BC photo
Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: A celebration of wine and beer

Raise a glass in a toast to these popular beverages

Numerous beer varies are produced in British Columbia. Do you know which country leads the world in beer consumption? (Black Press file photo)
Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)

Meant to bee? A Cariboo landowner finds honey bee colony on property

Tara Larocque found a wild honey bee colony in a dead snag on her property, or did they find her?

Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)
Siblings Esmae LeMarellec (left) and Phoenix Harding made Thanksgiving cards from materials collected during a walk in the forest. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Culture front and centre at weekend day camp near Quesnel

Cultural crafts, games and workshops held at Pioneer Park

Siblings Esmae LeMarellec (left) and Phoenix Harding made Thanksgiving cards from materials collected during a walk in the forest. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Theda Lakey, 9, plays the fiddle Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Quesnel Royal Canadian Legion. Lakey, the first fiddle player in her family, took home first place in the little britches (little junior) category. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Fiddlers converge in Quesnel for 50th annual oldtime fiddle contest

The event concluded with an evening dance at the Legion

Theda Lakey, 9, plays the fiddle Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Quesnel Royal Canadian Legion. Lakey, the first fiddle player in her family, took home first place in the little britches (little junior) category. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
More than 8,100 pounds of food was recently delivered to the Quesnel Salvation Army through this year’s annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Anita Higdon photo)

LETTER: BC Thanksgiving Food Drive Sets Record in Quesnel for 2022

8,192 pounds of food collected

  • Oct 2, 2022
More than 8,100 pounds of food was recently delivered to the Quesnel Salvation Army through this year’s annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. (Anita Higdon photo)
M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)

QUIZ: How much do you know about housing and homes?

In many communities, finding a place to buy or rent can be a challenge

M’akola Housing Society, through funding from BC Housing, will build a five storey affordable housing building at 603 Main Street in Penticton. (Rendering)
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tyler MacGregor has been doing day surgeries at Cariboo Memorial Hospital as part of a visiting specialists program within Interior Health . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Casual Country)
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tyler MacGregor has been doing day surgeries at Cariboo Memorial Hospital as part of a visiting specialists program within Interior Health . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Casual Country)
Lori Gagnon is the Aboriginal advisor and liaison at Quesnel CNC campus. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

215 hands for reconciliation

How are you meeting truth and reconciliation?

Lori Gagnon is the Aboriginal advisor and liaison at Quesnel CNC campus. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

B.C. man ‘will do everything’ to keep Terry Fox’s legacy alive

Bill Vigars, who was Fox’s publicist during historic Marathon of Hope, spoke at SFU Surrey

Members of the Surrey Beavers rugby association participate in the Cloverdale Terry Fox run in 2019. This year the run was held Sept. 18. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Shelley Walker, from left, Deanna Saunders, Kate Macalister participated in the Soul 2 Sole run event at McLeese Lake on Sept. 17, 2022. (Jesse Banyard photo)

Soul 2 Sole trail event at McLeese Lake shows off Cariboo views

Event saw 93 participants make tracks on McLeese Lake trails

Shelley Walker, from left, Deanna Saunders, Kate Macalister participated in the Soul 2 Sole run event at McLeese Lake on Sept. 17, 2022. (Jesse Banyard photo)
The Northern Seed Cleaning Tour is coming to the Interior and Northern B.C. next week. (FamrFolk/CityFolk photo)

Northern Seed Tour coming to the Cariboo

Stops include 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel

The Northern Seed Cleaning Tour is coming to the Interior and Northern B.C. next week. (FamrFolk/CityFolk photo)
The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2022: In search of gravel as gold in Cariboo-Chilcotin

Gravel bikes and gear ratios were key to short bike tour survival

The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)
Viacheslav, 33, and his wife, Oleksandra, 32, arrived in the South Cariboo with their two young daughters earlier this month. (Photo courtesy Melissa Hermiston)

Family flees Ukraine to start new life in South Cariboo

Kozakov family are settling into life in 100 Mile House

  • Sep 23, 2022
Viacheslav, 33, and his wife, Oleksandra, 32, arrived in the South Cariboo with their two young daughters earlier this month. (Photo courtesy Melissa Hermiston)
Greeted by cheering staff, Tour de North participants gather outside Canadian Tire in Williams Lake as they complete their ride. The tour, which started in Fort St. John, saw several challenges including a route change due to the Hudson’s Hope wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Greeted by cheering staff, Tour de North participants gather outside Canadian Tire in Williams Lake as they complete their ride. The tour, which started in Fort St. John, saw several challenges including a route change due to the Hudson’s Hope wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
120 local seniors travelled this month to Barkerville where they were treated to an afternoon show at the Theatre Royal. (Richard Palmer photo)

Rotary’s 57th Seniors’ Expedition “best ever”

The group of local seniors went to Barkerville on Sept. 7

  • Sep 21, 2022
120 local seniors travelled this month to Barkerville where they were treated to an afternoon show at the Theatre Royal. (Richard Palmer photo)
Paige Sadler practices with the Quesnel Pipes and Drums. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Paige Sadler practices with the Quesnel Pipes and Drums. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Sampling bannock was John Stump. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

PHOTOS: 1st Bannock Bake Off held in Quesnel

Top three bannock makers selected by tasters

Sampling bannock was John Stump. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)