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School District 28 (Quesnel) administration office is located at 401 North Star Road in Quesnel. (File photo)

Quesnel School District trustee table is a blend

Veteran and novice mix at the new board table

  • Oct 17, 2022
School District 28 (Quesnel) administration office is located at 401 North Star Road in Quesnel. (File photo)
Principal Corry Climenhage (left) and teacher Don Schneider were duct taped to the wall on Friday, Oct. 14 in front of students. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Principal Corry Climenhage (left) and teacher Don Schneider were duct taped to the wall on Friday, Oct. 14 in front of students. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Ron Paull filed his nomination papers for mayor Tuesday, Sept. 6. (Photo submitted)

Fourth time lucky for newly elected Quesnel mayor Ron Paull

Longtime councillor Ron Paull edges out Bob Simpson

  • Oct 15, 2022
Ron Paull filed his nomination papers for mayor Tuesday, Sept. 6. (Photo submitted)
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The Friends Of Barkerville – Cariboo Goldfields Historical Society held a maintenance work bee on Grouse Creek Trail in 2019. (Photo submitted)

Bashing For Barkerville

Fundraiser for historical grassroots coming up

  • Oct 15, 2022
The Friends Of Barkerville – Cariboo Goldfields Historical Society held a maintenance work bee on Grouse Creek Trail in 2019. (Photo submitted)
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Work by artists and friends Louise McKillican, Maggie Ferguson-Dumais and Denise Wellband is on display at the Quesnel Art Gallery’s latest exhibit ‘Down to the Wire’ (Fences Gates n Country). (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Artists reconnect with their creativity in new exhibit at Quesnel Art Gallery

“Down To The Wire” (Fences Gates n Country) is on display until Nov. 6

Work by artists and friends Louise McKillican, Maggie Ferguson-Dumais and Denise Wellband is on display at the Quesnel Art Gallery’s latest exhibit ‘Down to the Wire’ (Fences Gates n Country). (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
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(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
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Quesnel School District unveils redesigned logo

The logo is part of a new visual identity

  • Oct 13, 2022
(Quesnel School District/handout photo)
Conservative MP Todd Doherty rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Doherty named shadow minister for mental health and suicide prevention

The Cariboo Prince George MP has been a mental health advocate for many years

  • Oct 12, 2022
Conservative MP Todd Doherty rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
One person was arrested without incident from an apartment unit on Malcolm Drive near Save-On-Foods after RCMP responded to a report of a man who was possibly in possession of a firearm Wednesday, Oct. 12. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
One person was arrested without incident from an apartment unit on Malcolm Drive near Save-On-Foods after RCMP responded to a report of a man who was possibly in possession of a firearm Wednesday, Oct. 12. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Dee Dunphy with her feral rescue Max. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

HOMETOWN HERO: Feral, abandoned cat rescuer Dee Dunphy

Quesnel woman continuing to help forgotten felines

Dee Dunphy with her feral rescue Max. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2022 Chilliwack school board election. In the video, Bondar talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)

Chilliwack school board hopeful suing fellow candidate for calling her ‘a striptease artist’

Carin Bondar says the comment made during a Zoom meeting amounts to defamation

Still from a 2014 video by science educator Carin Bondar who is running in the 2022 Chilliwack school board election. In the video, Bondar talks about evolution through a parody video of Miley Cyrus’s song, Wrecking Ball. (YouTube)
Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Chilliwack senior felt ‘absolute despair’ after Fraser Health no-show

Confined to wheelchair, woman was twice left sitting in incontinence underwear for 20-plus hours

Pamela Garrity, 77, has been confined to a wheelchair since falling out of bed in late September, and relies on a Sarastand (right) to get in and out of bed, get on and off the toilet and do other things. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
The Prospectors Car Club recently donated $1,000 to both the Quesnel Special Olympics and the School District 28 lunch program. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The Prospectors Car Club recently donated $1,000 to both the Quesnel Special Olympics and the School District 28 lunch program. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Juniper Martin stands in a wagon by an 89-pound pumpkin grown by her mom, Bobi. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Juniper Martin stands in a wagon by an 89-pound pumpkin grown by her mom, Bobi. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Volunteers and staff with the Quesnel Salvation Army served a take-home Thanksgiving lunch at the Warrior Song Café on Friday, Oct. 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Quesnel Salvation Army celebrates Thanksgiving with bagged lunch

Turkey dinner to-go was provided on Friday, Oct. 7

Volunteers and staff with the Quesnel Salvation Army served a take-home Thanksgiving lunch at the Warrior Song Café on Friday, Oct. 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
A photo of Cheri Maisonneuve who is seeking election as a school board trustee with School District 28 was unavailable. (File photo)

MEET THE CANDIDATE: School District 28 trustee candidate Cheri Maisonneuve

Cheri Maisonneuve answers questions posed by the Quesnel Observer

  • Oct 9, 2022
A photo of Cheri Maisonneuve who is seeking election as a school board trustee with School District 28 was unavailable. (File photo)
Julie Anne-Runge. (Photo submitted)

MEET THE CANDIDATE: School District 28 trustee candidate Julie-Anne Runge

Julie-Anne Runge answers questions posed by the Quesnel Observer

  • Oct 9, 2022
Julie Anne-Runge. (Photo submitted)