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Barkerville Historic Town and Park will host its annual Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with games, activities, performances, mooncakes and a lantern parade Saturday, Sept. 3. (Quesnel Observer file photo)

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival returns to Barkerville this Saturday

A new Chinatown signboard will be unveiled during the opening ceremony

  • Aug 31, 2022
Barkerville Historic Town and Park will host its annual Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with games, activities, performances, mooncakes and a lantern parade Saturday, Sept. 3. (Quesnel Observer file photo)
Kevin Falcon at this summer’s Northwest Regional Airshow. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon makes northern B.C. pitch during Terrace visit

Falcon said northern communities are being “totally left out” by an “urban” NDP government

Kevin Falcon at this summer’s Northwest Regional Airshow. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Cariboo—Prince George MP Todd Doherty emotionally shared the news on his Facebook page Wednesday, Aug. 31, from the parking lot of Canadian Tire in Prince George. (Facebook)

988: National suicide prevention hotline coming November 2023

Cariboo Prince George MP Todd Doherty tearfully shared the news on Facebook

Cariboo—Prince George MP Todd Doherty emotionally shared the news on his Facebook page Wednesday, Aug. 31, from the parking lot of Canadian Tire in Prince George. (Facebook)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

PHOTOS: Firefighters extinguish vehicle fire in downtown Quesnel

The blaze was put out Tuesday afternoon behind the TD Bank

(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Quesnel RCMP recently seized under five kilograms of cocaine, $92,900 in cash, and 15 firearms. (RCMP photo)
Quesnel RCMP recently seized under five kilograms of cocaine, $92,900 in cash, and 15 firearms. (RCMP photo)
A boat theft early this morning at Topley Landing has resulted in one injury after a police service pistol was discharged. (File photo)

Boat theft leads to officer-involved shooting in northwestern B.C.

Incident now in hands of independent investigation office

A boat theft early this morning at Topley Landing has resulted in one injury after a police service pistol was discharged. (File photo)
An RCMP officer will make his first appearance in Williams Lake Provincial Court on Oct. 5 for restricted firearm possession charges.  (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Mountie charged with loaded firearm offence while off duty in Williams Lake

Const. Olavo Castro allegedly found with loaded, restricted gun in vehicle

An RCMP officer will make his first appearance in Williams Lake Provincial Court on Oct. 5 for restricted firearm possession charges.  (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
BC Housing is seeking to rezone the Ramada Inn at 383 St. Laurent Avenue in downtown Quesnel to allow supportive housing and emergency shelter use. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
BC Housing is seeking to rezone the Ramada Inn at 383 St. Laurent Avenue in downtown Quesnel to allow supportive housing and emergency shelter use. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Debbie Wiens (left), Elaine Kopetski and Janice McLean helped volunteer with this year’s Billy Barker Days. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Debbie Wiens (left), Elaine Kopetski and Janice McLean helped volunteer with this year’s Billy Barker Days. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Bouchie Lake Watershed Stewardship Society director David Law stands in front of Milburn Lake following the Dam Beaver Poker Paddle on Saturday, Aug. 20. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

HOMETOWN HEROES: Committed to a healthy watershed for all

Bouchie Lake Watershed Stewardship Society hosts 3rd annual Dam Beaver Poker Paddle

Bouchie Lake Watershed Stewardship Society director David Law stands in front of Milburn Lake following the Dam Beaver Poker Paddle on Saturday, Aug. 20. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Dawn Ainsley has been working as an archaeologist with Barkerville Historic Town and Park since 2015.(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Archiving archaeological treasures from Barkerville’s Theatre Royal

Dawn Ainsley is an archaeologist with Barkerville Historic Town and Park

Dawn Ainsley has been working as an archaeologist with Barkerville Historic Town and Park since 2015.(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
This year’s International Overdose Awareness Day in Quesnel will include a moment of silence and a chance to throw flowers off the Fraser River Walking Bridge in memory of loved ones who have died or are suffering from addiction and overdose. (Quesnel Observer file photo)

International Overdose Awareness Day to be marked in Quesnel

CSUN and partners will be helping raise awareness

This year’s International Overdose Awareness Day in Quesnel will include a moment of silence and a chance to throw flowers off the Fraser River Walking Bridge in memory of loved ones who have died or are suffering from addiction and overdose. (Quesnel Observer file photo)
The City of Quesnel is taking part in a paving experiment using lignin on Neighbour Road. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Lignin-based asphalt to be tested in Quesnel

Bitumen, a traditional binder in asphalt, will be replaced by lignin

The City of Quesnel is taking part in a paving experiment using lignin on Neighbour Road. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
A man was taken into RCMP custody following a crash at the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 26 (Barkerville Highway) Thursday, Aug. 25. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
A man was taken into RCMP custody following a crash at the intersection of Highway 97 and Highway 26 (Barkerville Highway) Thursday, Aug. 25. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital director Derek Keller provides an update on the hospital redevelopment project during a 60th anniversary celebration of the present hospital held Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Memorial Hospital upgrade delayed, spring 2023 new target

Concerns as budget deadlines loom over possible rising construction costs

Cariboo Memorial Hospital director Derek Keller provides an update on the hospital redevelopment project during a 60th anniversary celebration of the present hospital held Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake RCMP are asking anyone who may have dash-cam footage, or witnessed a blue 1995 Ford F-150 pickup prior to a collision on Highway 20 near Chimney Valley Road Wednesday, Aug. 24 to contact them at 250-392-6211. (Black Press Media file photo)

Single vehicle collision west of Williams Lake claims life of woman

The victim was the lone occupant of a pickup truck that hit a power pole Wednesday, Aug. 24 on Highway 20

The Williams Lake RCMP are asking anyone who may have dash-cam footage, or witnessed a blue 1995 Ford F-150 pickup prior to a collision on Highway 20 near Chimney Valley Road Wednesday, Aug. 24 to contact them at 250-392-6211. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is asking those with Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) moose authorizations to stay home and forgo their moose hunt in the Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin) Territory this fall. (File photo by Mary and Ken Campbell)

‘Don’t come here’: Tŝilhqot’in Nation asks B.C. hunters to forgo Chilcotin moose hunts

Area roads will be targetted for closure during hunting season, said Nits’ilʔin (Chief) Joe Alphonse

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation is asking those with Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) moose authorizations to stay home and forgo their moose hunt in the Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin) Territory this fall. (File photo by Mary and Ken Campbell)
David Baker was fatally shot by Quesnel RCMP on Aug. 31. (Change.org petition)

Police watchdog still investigating police-involved shooting that led to death of a Quesnel man

The IIO stepped in to investigate the incident that occurred on Aug. 31, 2021

David Baker was fatally shot by Quesnel RCMP on Aug. 31. (Change.org petition)
Liz Toohey-Wiese is among the eight artists that will be featured at Island Mountain Arts beginning Thursday, Aug. 25. (Photo submitted)

B.C. visual artists explore wildfires at Wells art gallery

Fire Season will be the final summer exhibition at Island Mountain Arts

  • Aug 24, 2022
Liz Toohey-Wiese is among the eight artists that will be featured at Island Mountain Arts beginning Thursday, Aug. 25. (Photo submitted)