Letters

A firefighter receives influenza vaccination in this file photo provided by the BC Government. Northern Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jong Kim warns this year’s influenza season is expected to be more severe due to less exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. (BC Government photo)

Protect yourself and those around you from respiratory illness

Make sure you’re up to date on your immunizations, says Northern Health

  • Nov 20, 2022
Honey Affleck discovered this letter among her father’s papers last year detailing the horrors of the Plymouth Blitz. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel resident learns of Plymouth Blitz through long-forgotten family letter

Plymouth was one of the most heavily bombed British cities during World War Two

  • Nov 10, 2022
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

LETTER TO EDITOR: Quesnel’s Billy Barker Days 2023 festival at risk of cancellation

Numerous volunteer positions need to be filled by Nov. 17

  • Nov 5, 2022
Before returning home, Tyson Roberts was in Vancouver receiving medical and rehabilitation care. (Photo submitted)

Rising Quesnel rodeo star returns home after life-changing accident

Tyson Roberts and family are thankful for the support

  • Oct 19, 2022
Before returning home, Tyson Roberts was in Vancouver receiving medical and rehabilitation care. (Photo submitted)
Highway 97 about 10 kilometres south of Quesnel seen looking north on Wednesday, Oct. 5. (Drive BC/Highway Webcam)

October is Drive Relative to Conditions Month: RCMP

Police will be out in full force stopping drivers and checking vehicles

  • Oct 8, 2022
Highway 97 about 10 kilometres south of Quesnel seen looking north on Wednesday, Oct. 5. (Drive BC/Highway Webcam)
The Amata Transition House Society in Quesnel provides 24-hour support and housing for women and their children who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing violence and abuse. (Pixabay)

Amata Transition House Society seeking volunteers for board of directors

Passionate community members needed

  • Oct 1, 2022
The Amata Transition House Society in Quesnel provides 24-hour support and housing for women and their children who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing violence and abuse. (Pixabay)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is seeking volunteers in the Cariboo area to facilitate support groups for caregivers and people in the early stages of dementia. (Alzheimer Society of B.C.)

Cariboo volunteers needed to help support caregivers

Dementia is now one of B.C.’s most pressing health issues, says Alzheimer Society

  • Sep 3, 2022
The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is seeking volunteers in the Cariboo area to facilitate support groups for caregivers and people in the early stages of dementia. (Alzheimer Society of B.C.)
Big Sister Britt (right) enjoys some time at the bowling alley with her Little Sister Janessa. (Photo submitted)

Be a bigger you with Big Brothers Big Sisters

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters month

  • Sep 1, 2022
Big Sister Britt (right) enjoys some time at the bowling alley with her Little Sister Janessa. (Photo submitted)
Tyson Roberts (Photo submitted)

Letter to the Editor: A true cowboy

Tyson Roberts has a passion for all things cowboy

  • Aug 20, 2022
Tyson Roberts (Photo submitted)
Guests on the Rocky Mountaineer receive waves goodbye as the train departs Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Letter to the editor: Hospitality and the Rocky Mountaineer

Texan has a brief but enjoyable visit in Quesnel

  • Jul 31, 2022
Guests on the Rocky Mountaineer receive waves goodbye as the train departs Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ceal Tingley Memorial Park was renamed Lhtako Dene Park on National Indigenous Peoples Day last month. (Quesnel Observer photo)

LETTER: City council shouldn’t change name of Ceal Tingley Park

Send letters to the editor at editor@quesnelobserver.com

  • Jul 24, 2022
Ceal Tingley Memorial Park was renamed Lhtako Dene Park on National Indigenous Peoples Day last month. (Quesnel Observer photo)
Stand-up paddle boarders enjoy some time out on the water at Ten Mile Lake. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Safety around the water during National Drowning Prevention Week

The Lifesaving Society will be educating Canadians and promoting safety awareness

  • Jul 17, 2022
Stand-up paddle boarders enjoy some time out on the water at Ten Mile Lake. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Quesnel Pride Society president Alison Prentice directs downtown traffic during the annual pride parade on Saturday, June 11. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Letter to the editor: A word is a very powerful thing

Pride Society president accepts Quesnel Ambassador’s apology for disrespectful Snapchat

  • Jun 23, 2022
Quesnel Pride Society president Alison Prentice directs downtown traffic during the annual pride parade on Saturday, June 11. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Reporter Autumn MacDonald’s raft navigates the Quesnel River just before finishing their six-hour tour in July 2001. (Jules S. Xavier photo)

LETTER: A story above the rest

Remembering Autumn MacDonald

  • May 31, 2022
Reporter Autumn MacDonald’s raft navigates the Quesnel River just before finishing their six-hour tour in July 2001. (Jules S. Xavier photo)
RBC Royal Bank in Quesnel is participating in the United Way of Northern BC’s Period Promise Campaign to help people who can’t afford menstrual products. (Photo submitted)

Letter to the editor: Let’s end period poverty

Product collection sites launched in Quesnel

  • May 28, 2022
RBC Royal Bank in Quesnel is participating in the United Way of Northern BC’s Period Promise Campaign to help people who can’t afford menstrual products. (Photo submitted)
This Mining Month Taseko celebrates the long history of mining in B.C., as well as the efforts and accomplishments of our employees, whose hard work has been critical to Gibraltar’s continued success. (Taseko Mines photo)

MINING MONTH: Celebrating the past, present and future of mining in the Cariboo

Taseko is proud to be one of Canada’s leading producers of copper

  • May 15, 2022
This Mining Month Taseko celebrates the long history of mining in B.C., as well as the efforts and accomplishments of our employees, whose hard work has been critical to Gibraltar’s continued success. (Taseko Mines photo)
Darcy Horn was recently recognized for his 15 years of volunteer service with the Quesnel chapter of Ducks Unlimited. (Photo submitted)
Darcy Horn was recently recognized for his 15 years of volunteer service with the Quesnel chapter of Ducks Unlimited. (Photo submitted)
A rally seeking justice for Carmelita Abraham was held on Mother’s Day in Quesnel with a walk starting from the Willow Inn to the Quesnel Courthouse and RCMP Detachment. Murder suspect Joseph Simpson is scheduled to make his next court appearance early next week. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: Make it your business to care, help, listen and be an ally

The Amata Transition House is a safe place for women and their children

A rally seeking justice for Carmelita Abraham was held on Mother’s Day in Quesnel with a walk starting from the Willow Inn to the Quesnel Courthouse and RCMP Detachment. Murder suspect Joseph Simpson is scheduled to make his next court appearance early next week. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

LETTER: A thanks to those who run for office

I would like to offer my thanks to all those people who…

Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Kersley firefighters assisted in extinguishing this fire in Quesnel in November of 2021. They were called into action because most other area departments were helping extinguish the West Fraser Log Fire which was detected earlier in the day. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kersley firefighters assisted in extinguishing this fire in Quesnel in November of 2021. They were called into action because most other area departments were helping extinguish the West Fraser Log Fire which was detected earlier in the day. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)