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Ron Richert is Quesnel’s fire chief and director of emergency services. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Precautionary measure: Tiger dam installed near Quesnel Fire Hall No. 1

A flood warning remains in place for the Quesnel River

The Correlieu Jazz Band was at Spirit Square in downtown Quesnel on Thursday, June 23. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Correlieu Jazz Band close out school year with downtown performance

Music erupted from Spirit Square on Thursday, June 23

A water quality advisory was issued Thursday, June 23, by the City of Quesnel due to the levels of manganese in its drinking water supply. (Black Press file photo)

Water quality advisory issued by the City of Quesnel due to manganese

The water system is averaging above Health Canada’s maximum acceptable concentration

A water quality advisory was issued Thursday, June 23, by the City of Quesnel due to the levels of manganese in its drinking water supply. (Black Press file photo)
The breezeway could be closed once again. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Access to Reid Street breezeway could soon be restricted

The City of Quesnel will be working with the owner to potentially install gates

The breezeway could be closed once again. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in Spring 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Support pours in for seriously injured rising Quesnel rodeo star

Tyson Roberts, 16, remains in Vancouver General Hospital

Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in Spring 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A flood warning has been issued for the Quesnel River. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Flood watch upgraded to flood warning for Quesnel River

A flood watch continues for tributaries in the Cariboo Mountains

A flood warning has been issued for the Quesnel River. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo
The City of Quesnel and Lhtako Dené Nation announced the renaming of Ceal Tingley Park on Tuesday, June 21. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Lhtako Dene Park new name of Quesnel park

Ceal Tingley Park was renamed on National Indigenous Peoples Day

The City of Quesnel and Lhtako Dené Nation announced the renaming of Ceal Tingley Park on Tuesday, June 21. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.

Chilliwack man loses years of contacts after Facebook hack

Geoff Edwards had his account suspended and cannot find a way to get it back

Geoff Edwards lost his Facebook account to a hacker, and has found it impossible to get it back.
École Red Bluff Lhtako students hold copies of their written and illustrated book<em> Of Sand and Sea</em> on Friday, June 17, with teacher librarian Teresa Mccart. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
École Red Bluff Lhtako students hold copies of their written and illustrated book<em> Of Sand and Sea</em> on Friday, June 17, with teacher librarian Teresa Mccart. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Members of the Blackwater unit crew with equipment on a past fire. The Blackwater unit crew is based in Quesnel but will respond to fires throughout the province. (Contributed photo)

Quesnel Fire Zone firefighters and staff ready for action

As summer beckons, the local wildfire officer shares how the team is preparing for wildfire season

  • Jun 21, 2022
Members of the Blackwater unit crew with equipment on a past fire. The Blackwater unit crew is based in Quesnel but will respond to fires throughout the province. (Contributed photo)
An industrial structure fire at Quesnel River Pulp was extinguished Sunday, June 19. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
An industrial structure fire at Quesnel River Pulp was extinguished Sunday, June 19. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Lisa Scott is the Cariboo regional representative for the BC Centre for Women in the Trades. (Melanie Law photo — Special to the Observer)

HOMETOWN HEROES: Breaking barriers, opening doors for women in the trades

Lisa Scott is working on advancing underrepresented groups

  • Jun 20, 2022
Lisa Scott is the Cariboo regional representative for the BC Centre for Women in the Trades. (Melanie Law photo — Special to the Observer)
(RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Missing Williams Lake woman found, confirm police

Samantha Grondines was located safe

  • Jun 19, 2022
(RCMP handout)
A parachute game was popular at a year-end celebration at LeBourdais Park for StrongStart on Friday, June 17. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

StrongStart hosts year-end party in Quesnel

A celebration was recently held in LeBourdais Park

A parachute game was popular at a year-end celebration at LeBourdais Park for StrongStart on Friday, June 17. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Carly Lornsten claimed third place in adult poetry. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Annual short story and poetry contest winners announced

Winners were revealed at the first independent author book fair

Carly Lornsten claimed third place in adult poetry. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tl’etinqox First Nation ceremony honours 1958 hospital fire victims

Families of the victims attended from Tl’etinqox, Tsideldel and Yunesit’in

(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Quesnel RCMP Cst. Anne Bock cycled 98 kilometres to Nazko Valley Elementary School with Cst. Rob Belanger and BC Sherriff Service Supt. Peter Wharton on Wednesday, June 15, for Cops for Cancer. (Photo submitted)

Cops for Cancer cyclists trek to Nazko Valley Elementary School

Riders traveled from Quesnel to Nazko on Wednesday, June 15

Quesnel RCMP Cst. Anne Bock cycled 98 kilometres to Nazko Valley Elementary School with Cst. Rob Belanger and BC Sherriff Service Supt. Peter Wharton on Wednesday, June 15, for Cops for Cancer. (Photo submitted)
Jenny Brautigam takes her daughter Brooke down a trail at West Fraser Timber Park in a new all-terrain wheelchair on Thursday, June 16. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Jenny Brautigam takes her daughter Brooke down a trail at West Fraser Timber Park in a new all-terrain wheelchair on Thursday, June 16. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)