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New downtown Quesnel banners with the tag line ‘Walk, Talk and Shop’ will line the city streets as part of a new rebranding initiative from Downtown Quesnel. (Photo submitted)

Downtown Quesnel launches new brand; invites community to ‘Walk, Talk and Shop’ downtown

“I really hope the community loves it like we do,” Donna Jacobson said.

New downtown Quesnel banners with the tag line ‘Walk, Talk and Shop’ will line the city streets as part of a new rebranding initiative from Downtown Quesnel. (Photo submitted)
The City of Quesnel is proceeding with technological upgrades to council chambers which will allow for video conferencing and webcasting. (Observer file photo)

City moving forward with technological upgrades to council chambers

A “rough estimate” of the cost for the project is $120,000

The City of Quesnel is proceeding with technological upgrades to council chambers which will allow for video conferencing and webcasting. (Observer file photo)
A concept image of what competed renovations will look like to the Quesnel Museum and Visitors Centre. (City of Quesnel photo)
A concept image of what competed renovations will look like to the Quesnel Museum and Visitors Centre. (City of Quesnel photo)
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Young entrepreneurs take over local cracker company

Young entrepreneurs take over local cracker company

Meet Chanelle Sankey and Sara Murray of Hixon Falls Company

Young entrepreneurs take over local cracker company
The Quesnel Farmers’ Market is set to welcome back non-food vendors starting with its market on Saturday, June 6. (Observer File Photo)

Quesnel Farmers’ Market welcomes back non-food vendors

Decision comes as the Province moves forward with phase two of the B.C. Restart Plan

The Quesnel Farmers’ Market is set to welcome back non-food vendors starting with its market on Saturday, June 6. (Observer File Photo)
Barkerville Historic Town and Park is set to re-open its facilities in phases. (Angie Mindus - Black Press File Photo)

Barkerville set to re-open in phases

Accomodations, shops, restaraunts to open June 18, exhibits and public programming July 3

Barkerville Historic Town and Park is set to re-open its facilities in phases. (Angie Mindus - Black Press File Photo)
Quesnel City Council is providing pre-approval to cover all liquor primary and manufacturer establishments in the area to apply for a Temporary Expanded Service Area Authorization (Observer - File Photo)

City pre-approves temporary expanded service areas for all liquor primary and manufacturer establishments

The initiative will support businesses required to be at 50 per cent capacity due to COVID-19

Quesnel City Council is providing pre-approval to cover all liquor primary and manufacturer establishments in the area to apply for a Temporary Expanded Service Area Authorization (Observer - File Photo)
The Quesnel Business Support Team is reaching out to local business owners and mangers asking the question “What is the biggest challenge facing your business today?” (Observer - File Photo)

The Quesnel Business Support Team is seeking feedback from local business community

‘What is the biggest challenge facing your business today?’

The Quesnel Business Support Team is reaching out to local business owners and mangers asking the question “What is the biggest challenge facing your business today?” (Observer - File Photo)
Quesnel’s North Cariboo Shop Local Campaign is aiming to help prop up local business in the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)

North Cariboo Shop Local Campaign set to ramp up as businesses gradually reopen

“We got everybody together to get on the same page,” Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson said.

Quesnel’s North Cariboo Shop Local Campaign is aiming to help prop up local business in the city amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)
Gibraltar Mine (Photo courtesy of Ledcor)

Mining Month: A celebration of dedication and resiliency

May is Mining Month, as proclaimed by the Province of B.C.

  • May 28, 2020
Gibraltar Mine (Photo courtesy of Ledcor)
William, Robert and Douglas Rummel on the boardwalk in front of their Barkerville Historic Town and Park business, Mason and Daly General Merchants. (Northern Development photo)

Northern Development success story: A modern change for a historical store

Barkerville business launches e-commerce site

  • Apr 4, 2020
William, Robert and Douglas Rummel on the boardwalk in front of their Barkerville Historic Town and Park business, Mason and Daly General Merchants. (Northern Development photo)
The Quesnel Bakery, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel and Subway held a celebration on Reid Street in September 2019 to celebrate their new look, which was completed with help from the 2019 Façade Improvement Program. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Quesnel businesses can apply for 2020 façade improvement grants

In 2019, the City helped five businesses through the Northern Development Initiative Trust program

The Quesnel Bakery, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel and Subway held a celebration on Reid Street in September 2019 to celebrate their new look, which was completed with help from the 2019 Façade Improvement Program. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Quesnel’s new Digital Today digital marketing team will be offering free digital services and support to Quesnel and area businesses using technology such as Zoom video conferencing. (Photo submitted by Community Futures North Cariboo)

Quesnel’s new Digital Today team ready to offer free digital marketing support to businesses

Digital Today members have taken a 12-week Digital Marketing Bootcamp through Community Futures

Quesnel’s new Digital Today digital marketing team will be offering free digital services and support to Quesnel and area businesses using technology such as Zoom video conferencing. (Photo submitted by Community Futures North Cariboo)
Icon Homes owner Joe Hart and wife Wendy accept the Canadian Home Builders’ Association award for Best Custom Home under $500,000 during a ceremony in Prince George on March 7. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel home builders win Excellence Award

Icon Homes wins the Canadian Home Builders’ Association award for Best Custom Home under $500K

Icon Homes owner Joe Hart and wife Wendy accept the Canadian Home Builders’ Association award for Best Custom Home under $500,000 during a ceremony in Prince George on March 7. (Submitted Photo)
COVID-19. (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention photo)

Quesnel-area businesses asked to share impacts of COVID-19 in new survey

Community Futures North Cariboo is urging local businesses to have their say by 6 p.m. PST March 18

COVID-19. (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention photo)
Jeremy Tresierra serves and sells Moonshine Coffee at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market May 18, 2019. The new vendor booth is sponsored by Community Futures North Cariboo. Visiting the Farmers’ Market is one tip Hannah Deane of Community Futures North Cariboo offers for supporting local businesses. (Observer file photo)

Column: Five ways to support local businesses in Quesnel

Hannah Deane of Community Futures North Cariboo shares how you can help small businesses thrive

  • Mar 14, 2020
Jeremy Tresierra serves and sells Moonshine Coffee at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market May 18, 2019. The new vendor booth is sponsored by Community Futures North Cariboo. Visiting the Farmers’ Market is one tip Hannah Deane of Community Futures North Cariboo offers for supporting local businesses. (Observer file photo)
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
New grants announced by the ministry of forests, towards projects that will help convert wood waste into pellets and pulp products. (Black Press file photo)

Over $2 million in funding given to projects for wood waste recovery

These grants were announced in Prince George Thursday and have been given to four projects.

New grants announced by the ministry of forests, towards projects that will help convert wood waste into pellets and pulp products. (Black Press file photo)
Interfor’s Adams Lake division is applying to take over the Canfor timber rights from the Vavenby sawmill that’s closing this month, which is predicted to be good news for Adams Lake mill employees. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Canfor shareholders reject Pattison’s takeover offer

Lumber company says offer had just 45% support from minority shareholders

Interfor’s Adams Lake division is applying to take over the Canfor timber rights from the Vavenby sawmill that’s closing this month, which is predicted to be good news for Adams Lake mill employees. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
Barkville Brewing Co.’s exterior.                                OBSERVER FILE PHOTO

Quesnel brewery goes all-in on green beer rings

Test batch of compostable four-pack beer can carriers well received by customer base

Barkville Brewing Co.’s exterior.                                OBSERVER FILE PHOTO