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A black bear rambles along the side of the Barkerville Highway near Wells. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Spring time the perect time for attractant management: COS

Hungry bears beginning to emerge from winter hibernation in Quesnel

The district of Wells ordered 500 five gallon jugs of water to supply to residents. The bottles will be handed out at the district’s office. (District of Wells)

Wells searching for source of lead contamination

Potable water is available to residents at the district office

The district of Wells ordered 500 five gallon jugs of water to supply to residents. The bottles will be handed out at the district’s office. (District of Wells)
While 505 Panorama Ridge is under an evacuation order, the other city properties on Panorama ridge (515, 545, 605 and 635) are under and evacuation alert. (City of Quesnel Map)

Trails closed, properties evacuated, as Quesnel declares landslide risk

The City has declared a local state of emergency for Panorama Ridge

While 505 Panorama Ridge is under an evacuation order, the other city properties on Panorama ridge (515, 545, 605 and 635) are under and evacuation alert. (City of Quesnel Map)
The Yunesit'in Government in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn seven kilometres west of the community and 25 kilometres south of Alexis Creek on the south side of the Chilcotin River. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Prescribed burning planned to reduce wildfire risk near Yunesit’in

Burning may begin as early as April 13 in partnership with BC Wildfire Service

The Yunesit'in Government in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn seven kilometres west of the community and 25 kilometres south of Alexis Creek on the south side of the Chilcotin River. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Lhtako Dené Nation could be entering cannabis production after launching its retail store Lhtako Grass last year which currently operates under the laws of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Pictured above are Lhtako Grass budtenders Jonara Paul (from left) and Heather Browning, and shift supervisor Cyrilea Michell. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Lhtako Dené Nation could be entering cannabis production after launching its retail store Lhtako Grass last year which currently operates under the laws of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Pictured above are Lhtako Grass budtenders Jonara Paul (from left) and Heather Browning, and shift supervisor Cyrilea Michell. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)

COVID, BSE, water access and private land rights: B.C. Cattlemen’s general manager weighs in

Kevin Boon said positive aspect of pandemic is more people interested in where their food comes from

B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)
These nails were collected off the Campbell Mountain bike trails in Penticton this weekend. Someone placed them all over the trail. (Facebook)

Hundreds of nails placed on popular Penticton bike trail

A mountain biker took to Facebook to warn others about the nails

These nails were collected off the Campbell Mountain bike trails in Penticton this weekend. Someone placed them all over the trail. (Facebook)
Museum and heritage manager Elizabeth Hunter shares a sneak peek of what she said the refurbished Visitor Centre and Museum reception area will look like. (Elizabeth Hunter photo)
Museum and heritage manager Elizabeth Hunter shares a sneak peek of what she said the refurbished Visitor Centre and Museum reception area will look like. (Elizabeth Hunter photo)
Quesnel Fire Department members work to fully extinguish the fire. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: Fire destroys trailer in South Quesnel

At least two trailers in the Southland trailer park received damage

Quesnel Fire Department members work to fully extinguish the fire. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Audrey McKinnon is seeking the NDP nomination for the federal riding of Cariboo-Prince George. (Twitter)

Audrey McKinnon puts name forward for NDP for federal election

McKinnon preparing for a contested nomination for Prince George-Cariboo riding

Audrey McKinnon is seeking the NDP nomination for the federal riding of Cariboo-Prince George. (Twitter)
Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)
Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)
The North Cariboo Community Campus in Quesnel is home to the College of New Caledonia and the University of Northern British Columbia. (File photo)

UNBC to offer elementary education program in Quesnel

Students will take classes with peers in Terrace, complete placements in Quesnel

The North Cariboo Community Campus in Quesnel is home to the College of New Caledonia and the University of Northern British Columbia. (File photo)
Painted rocks memorializing loved ones lost have been added to what will be a community garden at CSUN. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Painted rocks memorializing loved ones lost have been added to what will be a community garden at CSUN. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Councillors are still meeting remotely due to COVID-19. (File Photo)

COUNCIL BRIEFS: Quesnel looking for $450K grant to support homeless population

Council also approved a lease at the airport, expanded outdoor dining area

Councillors are still meeting remotely due to COVID-19. (File Photo)
Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)

Penticton business owner apologizes for throwing poop

“I simply snapped after once again finding human feces near my restaurant,” the apology letter reads

Dog feces was thrown in front of Penticton’s Compass House homeless shelter Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Suzie Green witnessed it and caught the aftermath on camera. (Suzie Green / Facebook)
The upper floor of Shiraoi House in LeBourdais Park has sat mostly empty since June of 2019. That will soon change, as the city approved a lease with Moonshine Coffee Roasters at their April 6 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Coffee shop approved for Shiraoi House upper floor

Quesnel council approved a five-year lease with Moonshine Coffee

The upper floor of Shiraoi House in LeBourdais Park has sat mostly empty since June of 2019. That will soon change, as the city approved a lease with Moonshine Coffee Roasters at their April 6 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel RCMP are warning the public about recent cases of cyberstalking. (Darryl Dyck/CP)
Quesnel RCMP are warning the public about recent cases of cyberstalking. (Darryl Dyck/CP)
Quesnel children will soon benefit from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. (Contributed image)
Quesnel children will soon benefit from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program. (Contributed image)