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A geotechnical map provided by the CRD and city of Williams Lake identifies of high and moderate hazard

Williams Lake, Cariboo Regional District release slope stability study

Areas within the city and regional district have been identified as moderate or high concern

Quesnel mayoral candidates Bob Simpson (left), Brian Waters, Ron Paull and David Schile participated in an all-candidates forum at the College of New Caledonia on Wednesday, Sept. 28. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel mayoral candidates take part in all-candidates forum

Candidates were asked various questions from homelessness to the iconic gold pan

<em>Reclaiming the Land</em> was shown at a regular Quesnel city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (YouTube/screen grab)

Reclaiming the Land with residential school survivors

Lhtako Dene Nation elders speak of the past and future in video

<em>Reclaiming the Land</em> was shown at a regular Quesnel city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (YouTube/screen grab)
A rendering of a new childcare centre in West Quesnel. (City of Quesnel photo/handout)

Construction contract awarded for West Quesnel childcare centre

BC Government providing additional funding of $801,095

A rendering of a new childcare centre in West Quesnel. (City of Quesnel photo/handout)
A gas line at the construction site at GR Baker Memorial Hospital was severed on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Quesnel Observer file photo)
A gas line at the construction site at GR Baker Memorial Hospital was severed on Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Quesnel Observer file photo)
B.C. premier John Horgan, left, and five ministers met with the Tŝilhqot’in Nation in the Xeni Gwet’in caretaker area Sept. 21 and 22. (B.C. government photo)

Tŝilhqot’in title lands crux of two-day meeting with Indigenous leaders, premier, ministers

Premier John Horgan, five ministers met with the Tŝilhqot’in Nation at Nemiah Valley Lodge

B.C. premier John Horgan, left, and five ministers met with the Tŝilhqot’in Nation in the Xeni Gwet’in caretaker area Sept. 21 and 22. (B.C. government photo)
Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)

Judges says Greater Victoria School Board lacked authority to suspend trustees

Diane McNally and Rob Paynter have been reinstated after suspension over alleged bullying

Greater Victoria School District trustees Diane McNally and Rob Paynter were censured by the board and suspended from their duties until October for misconduct relating to bullying and harassment complaints. (Black Press Media file photos)
Cyndi Logan stands at the Fuel Management Trails where the first Multiple Myeloma March was held Saturday, Sept. 24, in Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Cyndi Logan stands at the Fuel Management Trails where the first Multiple Myeloma March was held Saturday, Sept. 24, in Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Fire crews battle structure fire near Lac la Hache. (David Jurek photo)

UPDATE: Highway 97 near Lac La Hache open following structure fire

Highway 97 is closed both ways at Emerald Crescent as local fire departments fight the fire

Fire crews battle structure fire near Lac la Hache. (David Jurek photo)
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for 16 days beginning Oct. 29 due to increasing timber supply and access challenges in B.C. (West Fraser Photo)
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for 16 days beginning Oct. 29 due to increasing timber supply and access challenges in B.C. (West Fraser Photo)
A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.

Chilliwack psychiatric nurse suspended after violating professional boundaries

Ashley Grittner engaged in an intimate relationship with a vulnerable former client

A Chilliwack psychiatric nurse has accepted a 12-month suspension after engaging in an intimate relationship with a former client.
If you have any information about this robbery, please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at (250) 392-6211. (File image)
If you have any information about this robbery, please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at (250) 392-6211. (File image)
Free menstrual products are now being provided at College of New Caledonia campuses across north-central B.C. including Quesnel. (Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel)

College of New Caledonia fulfills period promise with free menstrual products

Product dispensers have been installed in campus washrooms

  • Sep 26, 2022
Free menstrual products are now being provided at College of New Caledonia campuses across north-central B.C. including Quesnel. (Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel)
In this file photo, the pool at the Quesnel District Arts and Recreation Centre stands empty as crews work to clean and maintain it during its annual shutdown. (Quesnel Observer file photo)

Survey respondents express support for Quesnel pool upgrades, expansion

Public consultation process results shared at North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee meeting

In this file photo, the pool at the Quesnel District Arts and Recreation Centre stands empty as crews work to clean and maintain it during its annual shutdown. (Quesnel Observer file photo)
The Northern Seed Cleaning Tour is coming to the Interior and Northern B.C. next week. (FamrFolk/CityFolk photo)

Northern Seed Tour coming to the Cariboo

Stops include 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel

The Northern Seed Cleaning Tour is coming to the Interior and Northern B.C. next week. (FamrFolk/CityFolk photo)
Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)

Quesnel Chamber of Commerce hosting all-candidates forum for municipal candidates

The forum starts at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the College of New Caledonia

Nominations have closed for the next civic election to be held on Oct. 15, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Elections BC)
The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)

Fuel-leaking fishing boat pulled to surface one month after sinking near Victoria

Ongoing response looks to move the boat without releasing remaining fuel

The Aleutian Isle sees the surface for the first time on Sept. 17, over a month after it sank off of San Juan Island. (Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest)
Emergency Livestock Response Committee chair Bob Miller stands by a Livestock Response Unit trailer unveiled in Quesnel. It is one of two trailers that will provide agricultural producers in the Lower Mainland and Kootenays support during emergencies. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

B.C. Livestock Response Unit unveiled in Quesnel

The two trailers are equipped with livestock rescue supplies

Emergency Livestock Response Committee chair Bob Miller stands by a Livestock Response Unit trailer unveiled in Quesnel. It is one of two trailers that will provide agricultural producers in the Lower Mainland and Kootenays support during emergencies. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Todd Doherty has been named a community champion by Canada’s forest products sector. (Forest Products Association of Canada photo/handout)

Cariboo-Prince George MP honoured by Forest Products Association of Canada

Todd Doherty recognized for support for the forest sector

  • Sep 23, 2022
Todd Doherty has been named a community champion by Canada’s forest products sector. (Forest Products Association of Canada photo/handout)