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2022 Quesnel ambassadors Nevaeh Kueber (left) and Jada Crossman were introduced to city council on Tuesday, Aug. 16. They both received a rose and are waiting to receive a city jacket which mayor Bob Simpson said is on order. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

City of Quesnel celebrates incoming and outgoing ambassadors

Roses and plaques were presented by councillor Laurey-Anne Roodenburg

2022 Quesnel ambassadors Nevaeh Kueber (left) and Jada Crossman were introduced to city council on Tuesday, Aug. 16. They both received a rose and are waiting to receive a city jacket which mayor Bob Simpson said is on order. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
A public hearing to amend zoning to allow the use of supportive housing and emergency shelter at the Ramada Inn will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at Quesnel City Hall. BC Housing is seeking to move Seasons House off Carson Avenue and expand supportive housing units in the community. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
A public hearing to amend zoning to allow the use of supportive housing and emergency shelter at the Ramada Inn will take place Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at Quesnel City Hall. BC Housing is seeking to move Seasons House off Carson Avenue and expand supportive housing units in the community. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Access to Chilko-Newton Road south of Henry’s Crossing in the Chilcotin will be closed to the public during salmon spawning season from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2022. (TNG map)
A grizzly bear feeds on salmon to prepare for winter hibernation in the Chilcotin last fall. Once again, the Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship and Ministry of Forests have closed the Chilko-Newton Road to mitigate risks of human-bear contact during the salmon spawning season. (Monika Petersen file photo)

Road closure in Chilcotin set for Sept. 1 to reduce risk to humans, grizzly bears

Tŝilhqot’in Nation and B.C. are jointly restricting access to Chilko-Newton Road

Access to Chilko-Newton Road south of Henry’s Crossing in the Chilcotin will be closed to the public during salmon spawning season from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2022. (TNG map)
A grizzly bear feeds on salmon to prepare for winter hibernation in the Chilcotin last fall. Once again, the Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship and Ministry of Forests have closed the Chilko-Newton Road to mitigate risks of human-bear contact during the salmon spawning season. (Monika Petersen file photo)
Plans are in the works to have a second charging station at the Williams Lake City Hall parking lot. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Plans are in the works to have a second charging station at the Williams Lake City Hall parking lot. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Boffa, Stump 1st degree murder trial for death of Williams Lake-area man moved to Kamloops

The trial will start August 29 - three-and-a-half years after the death of Jamie Sellars Baldwin near Deep Creek

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
Artifacts encountered following excavation work under the Theatre Royal as part of a foundation rebuild will be displayed Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Barkerville Hotel. (Photo submitted)
Artifacts encountered following excavation work under the Theatre Royal as part of a foundation rebuild will be displayed Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Barkerville Hotel. (Photo submitted)
Danielle Wiess will be bringing an electric vehicle to Quesnel on Tuesday, Aug. 16. as part of the Charge North EV Discovery Tour. (Photo submitted)

Charge North Electric Discovery Tour stopping in Quesnel

Get a test drive and learn more about electric vehicles tomorrow

Danielle Wiess will be bringing an electric vehicle to Quesnel on Tuesday, Aug. 16. as part of the Charge North EV Discovery Tour. (Photo submitted)
Joyce Standbridge (left) and Elaine Kopetski with Team Family Fun were at this month’s West Quesnel Night Market with a sucker pull. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Fundraising always fun for Team Family Fun

”A big thank you to all our supporters,” says member Mary Ann Kopetski

Joyce Standbridge (left) and Elaine Kopetski with Team Family Fun were at this month’s West Quesnel Night Market with a sucker pull. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The Literacy Quesnel Society, Quesnel and District Community Arts Council (QDCAC) and Quesnel Library are pleased to carry on with supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for local children. Pictured are Rebecca Beuschel (left), Cathy Heinzelman, QDCAC summer student Mary-Jo Anderson and librarian Heather Lee. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The Literacy Quesnel Society, Quesnel and District Community Arts Council (QDCAC) and Quesnel Library are pleased to carry on with supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for local children. Pictured are Rebecca Beuschel (left), Cathy Heinzelman, QDCAC summer student Mary-Jo Anderson and librarian Heather Lee. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Derek Dixon arrived in Quesnel on Thursday, Aug. 11, after cycling from Kamloops to help raise money for the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund, which supports canine cancer research. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Kamloops man cycles to Quesnel to take a bite out of dog cancer

Derek Dixon has so far raised over $3,000 for the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund

Derek Dixon arrived in Quesnel on Thursday, Aug. 11, after cycling from Kamloops to help raise money for the Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund, which supports canine cancer research. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service

Mt. Evans fire near Kimberley being monitored by helicopters and air tankers

Terrain is not safe for ground crews says BC Wildfire Service

View from the reconnaissance flight. BC Wildfire Service
The Government of Canada recently announced funding for upgrades to the Riverfront Trail in Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
The Government of Canada recently announced funding for upgrades to the Riverfront Trail in Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Emergency crews attended Highway 97 near Dale Lake Road south of Quesnel after a truck hauling a horse trailer went off road Wednesday, Aug. 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

No injuries after truck with horse trailer goes off road near Quesnel

The incident occurred on Highway 97 early Wednesday afternoon

Emergency crews attended Highway 97 near Dale Lake Road south of Quesnel after a truck hauling a horse trailer went off road Wednesday, Aug. 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Quesnel RCMP Cst. Matt McGregor (right) helps inspect a bike at the Amazing Bike Sale. (North Cariboo Seniors’ Council/Facebook photo)
Quesnel RCMP Cst. Matt McGregor (right) helps inspect a bike at the Amazing Bike Sale. (North Cariboo Seniors’ Council/Facebook photo)
BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)

Keremeos Creek wildfire evacuation orders rescinded for Olalla

Village of Apex and portion of Green Mountain Road remain on evacuation

BC Wildfire Service crews mopping up as a result of the Keremeos Creek wildfire. (BC Wildfire Service- Facebook)
The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Rosswood fire has moved away from structures

Skimmer aircraft used today to establish perimeter

The wildfire south of Rosswood as it looked from the air earlier. Skimmer aircraft were deployed today. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Lee-Anne Chisholm is finishing up a mural at Petro-Canada in downtown Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

New downtown mural a tribute to Quesnel’s past

A mural is nearing completion at the back of Petro-Canada

Lee-Anne Chisholm is finishing up a mural at Petro-Canada in downtown Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The Quesnel RCMP was at Frank’s Supermarket on Wednesday, Aug. 10, investigating a break-in. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel RCMP investigating break-in at Frank’s Supermarket

The suspects are believed to have departed in a vehicle

The Quesnel RCMP was at Frank’s Supermarket on Wednesday, Aug. 10, investigating a break-in. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)

Some Keremeos Creek fire evacuation orders and alerts rescinded

Evacuations lifted for over 40 properties along Hwy 3A corridor

This burned tree along Highway 3A is a hazard and could come down onto the road. It’s an example of the dangers of opening the highway too soon, said BC Wildfire. (BC Wildfire)
West Fraser has amended its B.C. operating plan, resulting in the elimination of one shift at Fraser Lake Sawmill, Williams Lake Lumber, and Quesnel Plywood. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo — Williams Lake Tribune)
West Fraser has amended its B.C. operating plan, resulting in the elimination of one shift at Fraser Lake Sawmill, Williams Lake Lumber, and Quesnel Plywood. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo — Williams Lake Tribune)