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Young entrepreneurs Elyse (left) and Clara Kvist were at the West Quesnel Night Market selling jewelry. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

PHOTOS: West Quesnel Night Market celebrates 10th anniversary

The annual market was held Thursday night at Baker Creek Park

Young entrepreneurs Elyse (left) and Clara Kvist were at the West Quesnel Night Market selling jewelry. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons is thrilled the provincial government is stopping the antlerless moose hunt in Region 7. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cow Moose Sign Project founder applauds B.C.’s decision to protect cow moose in Omineca region

Regulation changes will see calf and cow moose hunts left out of the Limited Entry Hunt in Region 7

Cow Moose Sign Project founder Dan Simmons is thrilled the provincial government is stopping the antlerless moose hunt in Region 7. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Nomination forms will be available as of Wednesday, August 17. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Nomination forms will be available as of Wednesday, August 17. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied

B.C. mom uses ribbons to honour late son, shed light on mental illness

Judi Hills says we need to do more to end the stigma associated with mental illness

Judi Hills tied a ribbon to a tree in the Puntledge Park neighbourhood in memory of her son and of all the people who have struggled in silence. Photo supplied
A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)

VIDEO: Illegal parking at Cultus Lake causes problems for first responders

Cultus Lake Fire Department has to creep through traffic on Columbia Valley Highway

A Cultus Lake Fire Department engine tries to thread the needle through traffic and parked cars on a busy day last weekend. (Cultus Lake FD screenshot)
Classic cars lined the perimeter of the big field at Beaver Creek Campground in July 2017 as the Canadian Coasters Car Club stopped in Trail as part of its cross-Canada tour to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday. (John Boivin photo)

Canadian Coasters making a stop in Barkerville

Classic and vintage vehicles from across Canada will be in the area

  • Aug 3, 2022
Classic cars lined the perimeter of the big field at Beaver Creek Campground in July 2017 as the Canadian Coasters Car Club stopped in Trail as part of its cross-Canada tour to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday. (John Boivin photo)
Cadet Delilah Ledgerwood happily poses in front of the air ambulance at Prince George during a visit with the Cadet Activity Program held last month. (Capt. Joanne McCallum photo)

Quesnel youth has exciting week with cadets

The Cadet Activity Program was held last week in Prince George

  • Aug 2, 2022
Cadet Delilah Ledgerwood happily poses in front of the air ambulance at Prince George during a visit with the Cadet Activity Program held last month. (Capt. Joanne McCallum photo)
The excursion held on July 22 gave participants a chance to observe the activities of bats in Wells Barkerville Community Forest. (File photo)

UNBC researcher leads bats excursion for community at Wells Barkerville forest

Researcher says the group might have even identified the presence of endangered bat species

The excursion held on July 22 gave participants a chance to observe the activities of bats in Wells Barkerville Community Forest. (File photo)
Svetlana, her two sons, Nathan and Daniel and their dog before they started hiking. (Doug Zdanivsky photo)

Tips from Quesnel Search and Rescue and rescued family on hike preparedness

Broken ankle after falling through a staircase leads to rescue extraction from overnight hike

Svetlana, her two sons, Nathan and Daniel and their dog before they started hiking. (Doug Zdanivsky photo)
Two hikers were rescued near Mount Waddington Friday, July 29 by Bella Coola Valley Search and Rescue. (BCVSAR photo)

Injured hiker, second climber rescued by BCVSAR near Mount Waddington July 29

One of the hikers was injured by a falling rock at 11,000 feet elevation

Two hikers were rescued near Mount Waddington Friday, July 29 by Bella Coola Valley Search and Rescue. (BCVSAR photo)
Shane Wright holds a bag of Cariboo Gold Rush paydirt. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

HOMETOWN HEROES: Preserving Cariboo Gold Rush history with a modern twist

The second annual Cariboo Gold Panning Championships were held last month

Shane Wright holds a bag of Cariboo Gold Rush paydirt. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Cheryl Chapman and Mike Retasket are the leaders of Barkerville’s full-time Indigenous Interpretation program. (James Douglas photo)

Barkerville to celebrate Indigenous culture on BC Day, Aug. 1

Dakelh and Secw├ępemc flags will be raised at the site

Cheryl Chapman and Mike Retasket are the leaders of Barkerville’s full-time Indigenous Interpretation program. (James Douglas photo)
Fire truck. (Quesnel Observer file photo)

Crews respond to wildfire near Quesnel River pulp mill

The fire has been contained, BC Wildfire crew continues to monitor the situation

Fire truck. (Quesnel Observer file photo)
Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Permanent repairs coming for Othello stretch of Coquihalla Highway

Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed sometime in the fall

Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Macy the kitten is recovering from an amputation of her leg at the Williams Lake SPCA after she was found injured alongside the highway. (SPCA photo)

BC SPCA seeks help for amputee kitten in Williams Lake

Macy the kitten is recovering after she was found along highway with shattered femur

  • Jul 28, 2022
Macy the kitten is recovering from an amputation of her leg at the Williams Lake SPCA after she was found injured alongside the highway. (SPCA photo)
The North District RCMP Emergency Response Team from Prince George is stationed outside a home in the 1200 block of Pigeon Avenue in Williams Lake Thursday, July 28. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake RCMP arrest two people, seize firearms

A man, 30, and woman, 26, were released to appear in court in December

The North District RCMP Emergency Response Team from Prince George is stationed outside a home in the 1200 block of Pigeon Avenue in Williams Lake Thursday, July 28. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)

Chilliwack teacher suspended after ‘crossing personal boundaries‘ with students

Sheldon Lyle Nickel admitted to inappropriate conduct, including sending personal text messages

Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)
A new modern sign could be installed at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 26. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Options for a new sign at Highway 97 and Highway 26 being explored

Discussions are underway between the City of Quesnel, Wells and Barkerville

A new modern sign could be installed at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 26. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
A team roping fundraiser for Tyson Roberts was held at Alex Fraser Park on Saturday, July 23. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Team roping for injured Quesnel cowboy

Tyson Roberts is receiving rehabilitation at GF Strong

A team roping fundraiser for Tyson Roberts was held at Alex Fraser Park on Saturday, July 23. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The amazing bike sale fundraiser is scheduled to take place at Lewis Park Drive on Saturday, August 6. (Photo submitted)

Bike sale to support North Cariboo Seniors’ Council and Literacy Quesnel Society

The fundraiser featuring affordable prices is set for Aug. 6

  • Jul 23, 2022
The amazing bike sale fundraiser is scheduled to take place at Lewis Park Drive on Saturday, August 6. (Photo submitted)