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Workers from the Quesnel Child and Youth Support Society prepare Christmas hampers in 2019. The society was one of seven recipients of funding in the first round of the Emergency Community Support Fund. The Quesnel Community Foundation is now accepting donations for the second round of funding and is urging local groups to apply before Oct. 30. (Facebook)

Quesnel Community Foundation urges area groups to apply for COVID-19 relief funding

The deadline to apply for Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund is Oct. 30

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

The owners of Motherlode Wash on Juniper Road in South Quesnel are hoping to construct a new wash building that would accommodate larger vehicles like RVs and semi-trucks. The new building would be two storeys and would match the existing buildings on the property. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

South Quesnel’s Motherlode Wash applies to add wash building for large vehicles

The new building will include three large-vehicle wash bays and one touchless wash tunnel

A sister community agreement was virtually signed by the Tsilhqot’in Nation and New Westminster on Oct. 15. (Tsilhqot’in National Government photo)
A sister community agreement was virtually signed by the Tsilhqot’in Nation and New Westminster on Oct. 15. (Tsilhqot’in National Government photo)
Three candidates running in Cariboo North took questions from members of the public, curated by the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Three of four Cariboo North candidates face off in only confrontation of election

The all-candidates forum for 2020 in Quesnel was streamed over Facebook to keep COVID-19 risks down

Three candidates running in Cariboo North took questions from members of the public, curated by the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre at 461 Carson Ave. is the only Quesnel location for advance voting in this election. Advance voting is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 15-21. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Advance voting begins today in Quesnel

Advance voting runs from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21 in B.C.’s election

The Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre at 461 Carson Ave. is the only Quesnel location for advance voting in this election. Advance voting is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 15-21. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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Hours at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre might be reduced, as the Cariboo Regional District and City of Quesnel look to save money during COVID-19. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Quesnel taxes increase, services drop in sample 2021 recreation budget

Officials struggle with low reserves and COVID-19, suggesting a four-per-cent tax increase

Hours at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre might be reduced, as the Cariboo Regional District and City of Quesnel look to save money during COVID-19. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

BC VOTES 2020: Fewer mobile polls, more mail-in ballots in Quesnel

The district’s electoral officer says he’s “as prepared as I can be” for a pandemic election

Cariboo Regional District launches alternative approval process for Maple Drive streetlights

The CRD hopes to install 23 streetlights to increase safety on the road

UPDATE: One person dead in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel

Detours using North Star Road will keep traffic flowing around the collision site.

Quesnel’s Laurey-Anne Roodenburg elected UBCM first vice-president for 2020-21

The city councillor was chair of this year’s conference, which went virtual for the first time

City of Quesnel applying for UBCM grant to advance wildfire preparedness initiatives

The City hopes to be able to offer a $1,000 rebate for problem tree removal

Quesnel council approves funding for community forest process

The City is one of several players working towards a new community forest

Portion of Quesnel’s Riverwalk trail to be closed for two years starting Oct. 13

Detours will be in place to accommodate construction at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital

CRD wants more time for input on province’s rural slaughter modernization policy changes

During the regular meeting Oct. 2, directors said the Oct. 19 deadline didn’t give them enough time

Federal NDP looks to criminalize domestic emotional abuse with new law

MP Randall Garrison introduces private member’s bill

CRD directors approve policy for disposal of aged fire apparatus

“Retaining the apparatus only imposes increased costs on the departments”

Mental Illness awareness important to Cariboo-Prince George MP

Quesnel’s MP, Todd Doherty, marks Mental Illness Awareness Week by sharing personal stories

COVID-19 scares away some Quesnel Halloween events

Quesnel’s downtown “treat trail” event has been cancelled, but a few events are still a go