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Nazko Chief Leah Stump (left) leads a march on Sidney Boyd’s birthday. The Quesnel man went missing 60 days ago. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Family continues search for Quesnel man more than 60 days after he disappeared

Sidney Boyd was last seen in early April in downtown Quesnel

Quesnel Fire Department members put foam on a gold sedan on June 21. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Car catches fire at South Quesnel business parking lot

A gold sedan was briefly engulfed at Hilltop Liquor before emergency crews extinguished it

(File Photo)

Police watchdog clears 100 Mile RCMP of wrongdoing after man dies in Williams Lake shelter

The man had been in custody at 100 Mile RCMP detachment prior to being taken to Williams Lake

Quesnel Search and Rescue are looking north of Dunkley for a missing 70-year-old man. (Google Maps)

Rescuers battling difficult terrain in search for missing Quesnel 70-year-old

Quesnel SAR president Bob Zimmerman said searchers are looking near Dunkley for the man

Quesnel Search and Rescue are looking north of Dunkley for a missing 70-year-old man. (Google Maps)
The future of the Quesnel Rec Centre pool is unknown after residents shot down potential renovations in a referendum. (Melanie Law photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cariboo Regional District, Quesnel residents shoot down pool renovations in referendum

The $20 million project needed approval from people living in the North Cariboo Recreation area

The future of the Quesnel Rec Centre pool is unknown after residents shot down potential renovations in a referendum. (Melanie Law photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Coquihalla Lakes washroom is getting upgrades. (Submitted)

Coquihalla to get upgrades to aging washrooms

The Ministry of Transportation is providing $1 million in funding to upgrade 3 rest areas

The Coquihalla Lakes washroom is getting upgrades. (Submitted)
Quesnel Visitor Centre is back to its original home at 703 Carson Ave. Before opening Monday, June 21 staff members Waylon Wilde and Faith Johnston (left) were busy moving items from their temporary space next door at the Billy Barker Day office Saturday morning. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Opening dates set for Quesnel museum and visitor centre after renovations

May reopening plans had been delayed

Quesnel Visitor Centre is back to its original home at 703 Carson Ave. Before opening Monday, June 21 staff members Waylon Wilde and Faith Johnston (left) were busy moving items from their temporary space next door at the Billy Barker Day office Saturday morning. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The Quesnel Seniors’ Centre is one of many locations people can vote in the Quesnel Rec Centre pool referendum. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Where to vote in the Quesnel pool referendum

Voters will head to the polls across the region today

The Quesnel Seniors’ Centre is one of many locations people can vote in the Quesnel Rec Centre pool referendum. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Rocky Mountaineer train will return to Quesnel on July 11. (Lindsay Chung - Observer File Photo)

Rocky Mountaineer will return to Quesnel on July 11

The passenger train will make its first stop in Quesnel since October of 2019

The Rocky Mountaineer train will return to Quesnel on July 11. (Lindsay Chung - Observer File Photo)
Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room asks people to leave wild animals in the wild

Amber Quiring says people who think they’re helping are actually doing more harm than good

Wild rabbits are all over Chilliwack, but people often think they’re someone’s lost pet and try to ‘save’ them. But the owner of Chilliwack’s Reptile Room says good intentions can have bad consequences for wild animals. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Category three fires are prohibited across the entire region covered by the Cariboo Fire Centre, including the Quesnel Forest District. (Cariboo Fire Centre)

Quesnel Forest District under stricter fire controls

Category 3 open fires have been prohibited by the Cariboo Fire Centre

Category three fires are prohibited across the entire region covered by the Cariboo Fire Centre, including the Quesnel Forest District. (Cariboo Fire Centre)
Central Mountain Air will be landing in Quesnel five times a week starting on June 28. (Black Press File Photo)

Quesnel council waives passenger landing fees for Central Mountain Air

The first flight since April of 2020 will land in Quesnel on June 28

Central Mountain Air will be landing in Quesnel five times a week starting on June 28. (Black Press File Photo)
Jayden Emslie (right) with her grandmother. (Photo submitted)
Jayden Emslie (right) with her grandmother. (Photo submitted)
There were 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak. (File Photo)

COVID outbreak which resulted in Quesnel death declared over

Northern health ordered two reforestation sites closed on May 10

There were 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak. (File Photo)
Quesnel Tillicum Society Tiny Tot Princess June Paul takes a quick break with Sarah Boucher during the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration in 2019. Celebrations will be held virtually this year as they were in 2020. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Quesnel Tillicum Society Tiny Tot Princess June Paul takes a quick break with Sarah Boucher during the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration in 2019. Celebrations will be held virtually this year as they were in 2020. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
The City of Quesnel is proposing an RV campground at the site of the former existing public works yard. (City of Quesnel Waterfront Plan)

Paull, Simpson, clash on Quesnel municipal campground plans

Council approved moving $200K from the gas tax reserve to the project

The City of Quesnel is proposing an RV campground at the site of the former existing public works yard. (City of Quesnel Waterfront Plan)
An advanced polling session at the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre on Monday, June 14 was busy. The regular voting day is set for June 19, at locations across the region. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Public will be asked to approve $20 million for Quesnel pool upgrades

A referendum to approve a renovation of the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre is set for June 19

An advanced polling session at the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre on Monday, June 14 was busy. The regular voting day is set for June 19, at locations across the region. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the Cariboo north including Quesnel. (Black Press file image)

Environment Canada issues thunderstorm watch for Quesnel

A chance of thundershowers is forcasted to last until Tuesday

Environment Canada has issued a thunderstorm watch for the Cariboo north including Quesnel. (Black Press file image)
The BC Wildfire Service will be burning piles of woody debris on Dragon Mountain from as soon as June 14, until as late as June 25. (File Photo)

Dragon Mountain debris to be burned to reduce wildfire risk in coming weeks

BC Wildfire Service notes smoke and flames may be visible from Quesnel

The BC Wildfire Service will be burning piles of woody debris on Dragon Mountain from as soon as June 14, until as late as June 25. (File Photo)
Nearly 100 people were immunized on the first day of Quesnel’s drive-thru COVID-19 clinic. (Northern Health Photo)

Quesnel drive-thru vaccine clinic extended to June 18

The clinic at West Fraser Timber Park has been a success according to Northern Health

Nearly 100 people were immunized on the first day of Quesnel’s drive-thru COVID-19 clinic. (Northern Health Photo)