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”The Little Trolls from Norway” by local author Gina Frisby is the latest StoryWalk by Literacy Quesnel. (Literacy Quesnel Society/Facebook)

A story walk for all ages at Quesnel’s West Fraser Timber Park

Local children’s story on display around a baseball diamond

A CC-130H RCAF search and rescue airplane was spotted in Quesnel this week. Winnipeg-based crews were in B.C. conducting training on the west coast, where they will be stationed this summer. (RCAF Photo)

RCAF search and rescue plane conducts training in Quesnel

Crews from Winnipeg got the chance to train in B.C., where they will be stationed this summer

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Members from Kersley and Quesnel teamed up to extinguish this fire, as all other area departments were helping extinguish the West Fraser Log Fire which was detected earlier in the day. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel-area CRD fire halls affected by vaccine mandate, remain active

Bouchie Lake was the only hall not to lose members to the mandate

Flooding caused by an ice jam caused the Johnston Bridge Loop to close. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Traffic flowing through Quesnel’s Johnston Bridge Loop again

The Riverwalk remains closed, but cars and trucks are able to move more freely

Flooding caused by an ice jam caused the Johnston Bridge Loop to close. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
RCMP say the public should not approach Robert Hovestad, instead immediately call the police if they see him.(RCMP Photo)

Quesnel RCMP searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ man

RCMP say the public should not approach Robert Hovestad, and immediately call police if they see him

RCMP say the public should not approach Robert Hovestad, instead immediately call the police if they see him.(RCMP Photo)
The District of Wells will be holding a by-election for mayor and three councillors. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Wells by-election voters take advantage of advance poll

A record-setting number of voters have voted early in the election for mayor and council

The District of Wells will be holding a by-election for mayor and three councillors. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Lhoosk’uz Dene Coun. Ella Stillas went to St. Joseph’s Mission for three years. On Tuesday, Jan. 25 she joined the Lhtako Dene Nation for a day of healing and recognition for residential school survivors such as herself that attended St. Joseph’s Mission. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Healing journey continues for Quesnel-area St. Joseph’s Mission survivors years later

First Nations across B.C. held events on Jan. 25 supporting residential school survivors

Lhoosk’uz Dene Coun. Ella Stillas went to St. Joseph’s Mission for three years. On Tuesday, Jan. 25 she joined the Lhtako Dene Nation for a day of healing and recognition for residential school survivors such as herself that attended St. Joseph’s Mission. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Sheep on the One Mile Hill in Radium January 22, 2022. Pat Morrow file
Sheep on the One Mile Hill in Radium January 22, 2022. Pat Morrow file
An excited school bus driver with two of her young passengers made a pit stop at 771 Vaughan Street on Wednesday, Jan. 26 for a photo with Vanessa Hildreth’s “Snowgopogo 2022’ sculpture. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Ogopogo made of snow sighted in Quesnel

‘Snowgopogo’ on Vaughan Street draws happy visitors and lots of smiles

An excited school bus driver with two of her young passengers made a pit stop at 771 Vaughan Street on Wednesday, Jan. 26 for a photo with Vanessa Hildreth’s “Snowgopogo 2022’ sculpture. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Sheila Butler was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident near Hendrix Lake in the South Cariboo Saturday, Jan. 22. Friends and family are fundraising for her and her family while she recovers in hospital. (Photo submitted)

Companion-rescue saves seriously injured Cariboo snowmobiler

‘Sheila Butler has a long recovery ahead of her’: said organizer of online fundraiser

Sheila Butler was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident near Hendrix Lake in the South Cariboo Saturday, Jan. 22. Friends and family are fundraising for her and her family while she recovers in hospital. (Photo submitted)
Gary Knoke spent his Sunday afternooon ice fishing on Dragon Lake. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Ice fishing in full swing at Dragon Lake

Fishing is a popular winter activity on the lake in South Quesnel

Gary Knoke spent his Sunday afternooon ice fishing on Dragon Lake. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Williams Lake First Nation will reveal the preliminary results of the geophysical investigation of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School site on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

WLFN chief prepares for former residential school investigation announcement

Chiefs meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 25, followed by afternoon media conference

Williams Lake First Nation will reveal the preliminary results of the geophysical investigation of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School site on Tuesday, Jan. 25. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A man was attended to BC Ambulance outside of Safeway on Wednesday, Jan 19. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel man charged in downtown stabbing

An RCMP news release notes the victim and suspect knew each other

A man was attended to BC Ambulance outside of Safeway on Wednesday, Jan 19. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
This Cariboo Regional District map shows which properties will be taxed and where the lights will be located on Maple Drive following the completion of the alternate approval process and the adoption of a new service bylaw at the Dec. 4 board meeting. (Cariboo Regional District map)

Maple Drive streetlights installed in Quesnel

Over 4 km of roads in South Quesnel are now better illuminated with LED streetlights

This Cariboo Regional District map shows which properties will be taxed and where the lights will be located on Maple Drive following the completion of the alternate approval process and the adoption of a new service bylaw at the Dec. 4 board meeting. (Cariboo Regional District map)
Bear sightings and conflicts were common throughout Quesnel in 2021. (BC WildSafe data - Jan. 1 to Dec. 31)

22 bears euthanized by BC Conservation in Quesnel in 2021

BC Conservation officer Blake Knibbs says bear conflicts are on the rise across the Cariboo

Bear sightings and conflicts were common throughout Quesnel in 2021. (BC WildSafe data - Jan. 1 to Dec. 31)
Protesters hold signs and wave at passing vehicles during a rally in 100 Mile House Sunday, in support of convoy of truckers headed to Ottawa. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Hundreds rally in 100 Mile to support trucker convoy

Truck drivers travelling to Ottawa to protest COVID-19 mandates

Protesters hold signs and wave at passing vehicles during a rally in 100 Mile House Sunday, in support of convoy of truckers headed to Ottawa. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Photos by Bryden Rankin will be on display at the Quesnel Art Gallery’s upcoming show ‘An Artistic Conversation’ with artists Keith Prestone, Maureen Wheeler, Sarah Cody, Patti Faber, Marlene Pegg, Miranda Marcotte, Katja Kovanen and Leslie Rankin. (Bryden Rankin photo)

An artistic conversation at the Quesnel Art Gallery

The first show of the new year started on Tuesday, Jan. 18

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Photos by Bryden Rankin will be on display at the Quesnel Art Gallery’s upcoming show ‘An Artistic Conversation’ with artists Keith Prestone, Maureen Wheeler, Sarah Cody, Patti Faber, Marlene Pegg, Miranda Marcotte, Katja Kovanen and Leslie Rankin. (Bryden Rankin photo)
There was a heavy police in Williams Lake Saturday morning, Jan. 22. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake RCMP investigate suspicious death after responding to report of disturbance

Police were called to a residence on Carson Drive Saturday morning

There was a heavy police in Williams Lake Saturday morning, Jan. 22. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The lab at Barkerville Gold Mine has processed thousands of tests since getting up and running in October of 2020. (Photo submitted)

Wells gold mine reports COVID-19 cases

Barkerville Gold Mine updated the community via a Facebook post

The lab at Barkerville Gold Mine has processed thousands of tests since getting up and running in October of 2020. (Photo submitted)
Despite the slide area moving 84 mm in 2020, assessed property values within it are rising. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

City of Quesnel outlines West Quesnel Slide Area plans, says no emergency funding is available

The city isn’t planning on installing more de-watering equipment except storm drain refurbishments

Despite the slide area moving 84 mm in 2020, assessed property values within it are rising. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)