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<em>Runaway Pumpkin</em> is Kathryn Fowkes’ sixth children’s book. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel children’s author launches 6th book, illustrated by Williams Lake artist

Runaway Pumpkin will be available at the Bouchie Lake Harvest Festival

<em>Runaway Pumpkin</em> is Kathryn Fowkes’ sixth children’s book. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)

Soul-searching play set in residential school prepares for reconciliation tour in northern B.C.

The Raven Collective’s production of Bunk #7 by Larry Guno kicks off in Terrace Sept.29

Curtain raiser of Nisga'a playwright Larry Guno's Bunk # 7 at REM Lee Theatre in Nov 2021. The play is set to tour northern B.C. next month. (Supplied photo)
Caribou seen here in the Itcha-Ilgachuz herd continue to be the focus of recovery efforts. (Government of B.C. photo - Woodland Caribou Plan report)

Caribou recovery plan sees 156 wolves culled in West Chilcotin mountains in last 3 years

Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou herd now estimated at 508, up from 385 in 2020

Caribou seen here in the Itcha-Ilgachuz herd continue to be the focus of recovery efforts. (Government of B.C. photo - Woodland Caribou Plan report)
A boil water advisory is in effect for Alexis Creek in the Chilcotin. File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Boil water advisory issued for Alexis Creek water system

The boil water advisory is effect immediately Sept. 14, 2022 until further notice

A boil water advisory is in effect for Alexis Creek in the Chilcotin. File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 96. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)

Quesnel Legion to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s death

A ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Quesnel Cenotaph

Queen Elizabeth II passed away Sept. 8 at the age of 96. (Jonathan Brady/Pool Photo via AP)
Four new fires in the South Cariboo (File submitted)

Five new wildfires in the last 24 hours in South Cariboo

New files burning after a lighting storm Tuesday night

Four new fires in the South Cariboo (File submitted)
?Esdilagh First Nation is located along both sides of the Fraser River between Williams Lake and Quesnel. (?Esdilagh First Nation Facebook photo)

?Esdilagh First Nation near Quesnel receives $410K to plan an abattoir

?Esdilagh First Nation has been awarded $410,000 towards planning a multi-phase project…

?Esdilagh First Nation is located along both sides of the Fraser River between Williams Lake and Quesnel. (?Esdilagh First Nation Facebook photo)
Union of British Columbia Municipalities president Coun. Laurey-Anne Roodenburg of Quesnel (right) in a question-and-answer session with Coun. Jen Ford of Whistler says municipalities face a set of “massive, complex and in so many cases unprecedented” issues that require systemic changes. (Photo courtesy of Union of British Columbia Municipalities)

B.C. local governments face ‘unprecedented issues’, ‘extreme toxicity in public life’

UBCM president Laurey-Anne Roodenburg says municipalities dealing with massive, complex challenges

Union of British Columbia Municipalities president Coun. Laurey-Anne Roodenburg of Quesnel (right) in a question-and-answer session with Coun. Jen Ford of Whistler says municipalities face a set of “massive, complex and in so many cases unprecedented” issues that require systemic changes. (Photo courtesy of Union of British Columbia Municipalities)
Cyndi Logan of Quesnel was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, in 2015. Although it is the second most common form of blood cancer, and 11 Canadians are diagnosed every day, the disease remains relatively unknown and there is currently no cure. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel woman with incurable blood cancer organizing fundraising march

Inaugural 5-km Quesnel Multiple Myeloma March coming up

  • Sep 14, 2022
Cyndi Logan of Quesnel was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, also known as myeloma, in 2015. Although it is the second most common form of blood cancer, and 11 Canadians are diagnosed every day, the disease remains relatively unknown and there is currently no cure. (Photo submitted)
David Schile is one of four candidates running for mayor of Quesnel. (Photo used by permission of David Schile)
David Schile is one of four candidates running for mayor of Quesnel. (Photo used by permission of David Schile)
Cops for Cancer Tour de North 2022 is set to depart Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on Wednesday, Sept. 14. This year, the annual event has law enforcement and emergency personnel cycling to Williams Lake, raising money for childhood cancer research. (Black Press file photo)

Cops For Cancer pedalling from Sept. 14 – 20

Cops For Cancer Tour de North sets off tomorrow from Dawson Creek

  • Sep 13, 2022
Cops for Cancer Tour de North 2022 is set to depart Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on Wednesday, Sept. 14. This year, the annual event has law enforcement and emergency personnel cycling to Williams Lake, raising money for childhood cancer research. (Black Press file photo)
Elizabeth Ross received a volunteer of the year award and lifetime membership at the Quesnel Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Elizabeth Ross received a volunteer of the year award and lifetime membership at the Quesnel Fall Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Bruce Rigdon has withdrawn his candidacy for mayor of Quesnel. (Photo submitted)

Candidate for Quesnel mayor withdraws

Bruce Rigdon is no longer in the race

Bruce Rigdon has withdrawn his candidacy for mayor of Quesnel. (Photo submitted)
There are 13 candidates for seven Quesnel School District Board of Education trustee seats. (File photo)

13 trustee hopefuls declared for Quesnel School District

The extended nomination period closed 4 p.m. Sept. 12

There are 13 candidates for seven Quesnel School District Board of Education trustee seats. (File photo)
Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Regional District election sees 7 seats acclaimed, 5 up for grabs

The local government election is slated for Saturday, Oct. 15

Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 313 Westland Road at around 7:25 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel firefighters contain Friday night structure fire

Heavy smoke was coming out of the mobile home

Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 313 Westland Road at around 7:25 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Linda Veer took home an emergency bag after hearing from Quesnel Emergency Support Services (ESS) volunteer Jennifer Pinette. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Expo keeps local seniors connected

The free seniors’ expo was held Saturday, Sept. 10

Linda Veer took home an emergency bag after hearing from Quesnel Emergency Support Services (ESS) volunteer Jennifer Pinette. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The new B.C. liquor distribution branch on 72 Street in Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)

BCGEU tentative three-year agreement reached

Seven months of failed bargaining and a two-week strike needed to reach this point

The new B.C. liquor distribution branch on 72 Street in Delta. (Google Maps screenshot)
(Photo submitted)

District Achievement a summer highlight for Barlow Creek 4-H

Club thanks their supporters

  • Sep 11, 2022
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More than 7,800 pounds of food was collected in Quesnel last year. (BC Thanksgiving Food Drive/photo handout)

B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive returns to Quesnel

Donations supporting the local food bank will be collected on Sept. 24

More than 7,800 pounds of food was collected in Quesnel last year. (BC Thanksgiving Food Drive/photo handout)