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About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Folks step up to raise money for Parkinson Society of B.C. with SuperWalk

Annual event goes virtual for 2nd year in a row, funds go to Parkinson’s research, programming

About 40 people took part in the Parkinson’s SuperWalk along Spadina Avenue in Chilliwack on Sept. 17, 2016. This year’s walk is virtual and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)

Osoyoos boy sells homemade shirts in support of wildfire crews

The shirts will be sold on Saturday (Aug. 21) at Junction 3 Coffeehouse

Ayden McKillop in the shirt he designed in support of the Osoyoos fire department (Junction 3 Coffeehouse/Facebook)
Members of the Terry Fox fundraising team ‘Family Fun’ accept a certificate of appreciation recently from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International for their charitable contributions in the community. (Karen Powell photo)
Members of the Terry Fox fundraising team ‘Family Fun’ accept a certificate of appreciation recently from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International for their charitable contributions in the community. (Karen Powell photo)
The 2020 edition of B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive in Quesnel, collected 6,759 pounds of food — an increace of 829 pounds from 2019. (Photo Submitted)

LETTER: Quesnel Thanksgiving food drive aiming high after record-breaking year

The B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive is set for September 20 - 25

  • Aug 15, 2021
The 2020 edition of B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive in Quesnel, collected 6,759 pounds of food — an increace of 829 pounds from 2019. (Photo Submitted)
The art of muzzleloading was demonstrated by Red Phillips of Quesnel during a Aug. 21, 1983 black powder shoot at the Quesnel Rod and Gun Club. (Jeff Lee Photo)

FROM OUR ARCHIVES: The art of muzzleloading

1983 blackpowder shoot at the Quesnel Rod and Gun Club

The art of muzzleloading was demonstrated by Red Phillips of Quesnel during a Aug. 21, 1983 black powder shoot at the Quesnel Rod and Gun Club. (Jeff Lee Photo)
Andie Kishkan’s steer Honky Tonk was the grand champion, and was purchased by West Fraser Mills for over $7,000. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cariboo-Prince George MP kicks off Quesnel 4-H sale, appeals for nomination signatures

Todd Doherty was preparing for an imminent federal election at the 4-H sale in Quesnel

Andie Kishkan’s steer Honky Tonk was the grand champion, and was purchased by West Fraser Mills for over $7,000. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A Williams Lake trucker is being lauded as a ‘prince of men,’ after he stopped to help an elderly couple who had a flat tire on Highway 97 north of Cache Creek. (Facebook photo)

Trucker praised for generosity toward stranded elderly couple on Highway 97

Rene Bremner stopped, helped, paid for tire repair and couple’s lunch at Cache Creek

A Williams Lake trucker is being lauded as a ‘prince of men,’ after he stopped to help an elderly couple who had a flat tire on Highway 97 north of Cache Creek. (Facebook photo)
The seniors living at Redwood Residences Assisted Living were happy to welcome two new tenants in a pair of white roosters. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Roosters make residents crow at Quesnel assisted living home

Redwood Residences has two new tenants, named Laurey and Hardy

The seniors living at Redwood Residences Assisted Living were happy to welcome two new tenants in a pair of white roosters. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Brent Oxenbury says fundraising at Lions Club Garage Sales are still slow due to COVID-19 and a change in location. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Lions Club hoping to recover after pandemic downturn

The club’s twice-monthly garage sales have taken a step back thanks to COVID-19 health measures

Brent Oxenbury says fundraising at Lions Club Garage Sales are still slow due to COVID-19 and a change in location. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo

Vancouver Island man to be reunited with father’s 104-year-old First World War uniform

Geoff Goodship got a call out of the blue from an amateur historian who had acquired the outfit

Geoff Goodship was contacted earlier this year by a man who had acquired his father’s First World War soldier’s uniform. Submitted photo
First published in 1960, Wagon Road North has been re-issued six times, including in 2021. (Heritage House)

New edition of Wagon Road North to feature additional chapters

Ken Mather updated Art Downs classic recounting of tales from the Cariboo Wagon Road

First published in 1960, Wagon Road North has been re-issued six times, including in 2021. (Heritage House)
Work is underway by the Buck Ridge Community Association on an arbour. (Rosie Hall Facebook photo)

Buck Ridge Community Association installing outdoor event space

Community volunteers and businesses help out to build the structure

Work is underway by the Buck Ridge Community Association on an arbour. (Rosie Hall Facebook photo)
A Longname player lines up a hit during the final of a fundraising tournament. Longname defeated the Cubs in the final game of the tournament, which raised $1,000 for Quesnel Minor Baseball. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Softball tournament raises $1,000 for Quesnel Minor Baseball

The tournament was organized by Josh and Angele Nutley

A Longname player lines up a hit during the final of a fundraising tournament. Longname defeated the Cubs in the final game of the tournament, which raised $1,000 for Quesnel Minor Baseball. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
John Erickson noted that the forest fuels are exceptionally dry this year. (John Erickson/Special to the News)
Mandie Petronio of McLeese Lake enjoyed a recent visit with her mom from Edmonton, Alta. (Photo submitted)

Like mother, like daughter: McLeese Lake litter pickup made for memorable vacation

Jessie Burry and Mandie Petronio collected garbage while kayaking around the area

Mandie Petronio of McLeese Lake enjoyed a recent visit with her mom from Edmonton, Alta. (Photo submitted)
The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)

Smoke from B.C. wildfires creating issues for those with respiratory illnesses

The wildfire smoke has made it difficult to be outside for some

The skies above Osoyoos are thick with smoke from the nearby Nk’Mip Creek wildfire. (Twila Amato /Black Press Media)
A day after being put up, the mini-gallery in downtown Quesnel was filling up with community submitted pieces. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Mini-art galleries bring life to downtown Quesnel, rec centre

To take art from the galleries, artists are asked to leave a piece of their own

A day after being put up, the mini-gallery in downtown Quesnel was filling up with community submitted pieces. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Cool cars provide some automotive magic for B.C. teen

Driven Project brought fleet of supercars to quiet street

A fleet of supercars filled a quiet Langley City street to visit Langley City teen Alyssa Anderson on Sunday, July 25, as part of the Drive Project. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A booklet of featuring photos and a description written by each member on their project allows buyers to get to know the background of who they are buying from. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel and District 4-H Show and Sale will feature online bidding

The event is set for August 6 - 8 inside Alex Fraser Park

A booklet of featuring photos and a description written by each member on their project allows buyers to get to know the background of who they are buying from. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)