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The amphitheatre park next to city hall could become a residential school memorial. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Quesnel city council planning on creating residential school memorial

A report in the agenda of council’s Sept. 28 meeting outlines their initial plans

David Baker was fatally shot by Quesnel RCMP on Aug. 31. (Change.org petition)

Petition calls for action against police officers who fatally shot Quesnel man

A petition has garnered nearly 1,000 supporters calling for the shooters to be charged

A Chart of how Quesnel schools voted in the 2021 Student Vote. (Student Vote Data - Quesnel Cariboo Observer Chart)

Quesnel students return similar results in mock election

The Student Vote Canada results were released on Thursday, Sept. 23

Most of northern B.C. is dealing with a spike in COVID-19 cases, including Quesnel. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Most of northern B.C. is dealing with a spike in COVID-19 cases, including Quesnel. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file

Winter tires should be installed by next Friday, October 1

Most routes in B.C. require snow tires from October to April

Much as we may not want to think about it yet, snow is coming. Winter tires should be on vehicles by October 1, 2021. Black Press file
The Cariboo Fire Cenre has rescinded open burning prohibitions. (Black Press Media photo)

Cariboo Fire Centre rescinds open burning prohibitions

Cool, wet weather has reduced the fire danger rating

  • Sep 23, 2021
The Cariboo Fire Cenre has rescinded open burning prohibitions. (Black Press Media photo)
After several years of remediation work on Hazeltine Creek to repair the damage from the breach at Mount Polley Mine, sockey salmon are showing up in the creek. (Gabriel Holmes photo)

Sockeye salmon spawning in Hazeltine Creek near Mount Polley Mine

104 adult sockeye salmon were observed in the newly remediated portion of the creek

After several years of remediation work on Hazeltine Creek to repair the damage from the breach at Mount Polley Mine, sockey salmon are showing up in the creek. (Gabriel Holmes photo)
New UBCM president Laurey-Anne Roodenburg addressed the gathered government officials after being acclaimed to the position on Sept. 17. (UBCM photo)

Laurey-Anne Roodenburg looking forward to year as UBCM president

The Quesnel councillor was acclaimed as the Union of BC Municipalities president on Sept. 17

New UBCM president Laurey-Anne Roodenburg addressed the gathered government officials after being acclaimed to the position on Sept. 17. (UBCM photo)
School District 28 (Quesnel) administration office is located at 401 North Star Road in Quesnel. (File photo)

Classes are back in session at Quesnel School District

The district board held their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, Sept. 22

School District 28 (Quesnel) administration office is located at 401 North Star Road in Quesnel. (File photo)
People held signs outside the courthouse Wednesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Williams Lake woman sentenced to two years in prison for death of two teens in crash

Dallas Judd-Rekunyk pleaded guilty causing the deaths of Autumn Weir and Faith Liberty Unger

People held signs outside the courthouse Wednesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
The proposed renovations at the Quesnel Rec Centre included a re-tiling, new leisure pool and family dressing room. The $20 million project was shot down in a June 2021 referendum, and would cost $24 million today if approved. The North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee is going back to the public to see what they want. (CRD Drawing)

North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee divided on 2nd Quesnel pool referendum

The committee discussed what next steps need to be taken at the rec centre

The proposed renovations at the Quesnel Rec Centre included a re-tiling, new leisure pool and family dressing room. The $20 million project was shot down in a June 2021 referendum, and would cost $24 million today if approved. The North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee is going back to the public to see what they want. (CRD Drawing)
Lhtako Dené Nation’s George Longe Memorial Park will remain open despite increased COVID-19 measures. (Image submitted)

Lhtako Dené Nation ups COVID-19 restrictions

In a notice to members, new restrictions are outlined

Lhtako Dené Nation’s George Longe Memorial Park will remain open despite increased COVID-19 measures. (Image submitted)
Todd Doherty. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo -Williams Lake Tribune)

Update: Conservative Todd Doherty projected to be re-elected in Cariboo-Prince George riding

Preliminary results show Doherty has 50.1 per cent of the votes with 77 per cent of poll results in

Todd Doherty. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo -Williams Lake Tribune)
Polls will remain open until 7 p.m. (Black Press File Photo)

VIDEO: Quesnel, Williams Lake voters give their thoughts at the polls

What brought voters to the polls in Quesnel and Williams Lake

Polls will remain open until 7 p.m. (Black Press File Photo)
New UBCM president Laurey-Anne Roodenburg addressed the gathered government officials after being acclaimed to the position. (UBCM photo)

Quesnel councillor named as Union of BC Municipalities president

Coun. Laurey-Anne Roodenburg was acclaimed during the annual UBCM convention

New UBCM president Laurey-Anne Roodenburg addressed the gathered government officials after being acclaimed to the position. (UBCM photo)
The McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department is one of 10 independent fire departments within the Cariboo Regional District. (Photo submitted)

UBCM delegates endorse CRD’s resolution about funding of independent fire departments

‘This has been a tough discussion around the board table constantly’: CRD chair Margo Wagner

The McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department is one of 10 independent fire departments within the Cariboo Regional District. (Photo submitted)
The section of the Riverwalk between the Fraser River Footbridge and hospital will be closed on Sept. 20 and 21. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Downtown portion of Quesnel Riverwalk trail to close Sept. 20 and 21

The portion from the Fraser River Footbridge to the Hospital will be closed for tree maintenence

The section of the Riverwalk between the Fraser River Footbridge and hospital will be closed on Sept. 20 and 21. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
With proof of vaccination, the maximum capacity for spectators at the West Fraser Centre is 660 people. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

City of Quesnel details vaccine passport policies

The province requires proof of vaccination for any event with more than 50 spectators, adult classes

With proof of vaccination, the maximum capacity for spectators at the West Fraser Centre is 660 people. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Northern Capitals U18 female AAA hockey team will host their season opener at home on the weekend of Sept. 25 in Prince George. (Northern Capitals/photo)
The Northern Capitals U18 female AAA hockey team will host their season opener at home on the weekend of Sept. 25 in Prince George. (Northern Capitals/photo)
The (BC CDC)

COVID-19 cases and vaccination rate reaching new heights in Quesnel

Vaccination rates in Quesnel have risen two per cent in the last week

The (BC CDC)