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Laurey-Anne Roodenburg hopes to bake a red velvet cake for the Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association’s upcoming ‘12 Days of Desserts’ online fundraiser auction. (Pixabay)

Twelve days of desserts to support Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association

Cakes, cookies and more will be baked by donors for online auction fundraiser

Midway RCMP arrested three suspects who allegedly fled police in Oliver in this late-model Dodge Caliber. One of the suspects allegedly backed the car into a police cruiser, denting the Dodge’s rear passenger quarter-panel. Photo: Submitted

B.C. Mounties use spike belt to nab suspects who fled police

Suspects could face a ‘plethora’ of criminal charges: Midway RCMP

Long-time B.C. paramedic Jeff Smith stands beside his former colleague Shelley O’Rourke. Smith has partnered up with health care professionals and first responders to launch a non-profit aimed at helping first responders who suffer from PTSD. (Submitted photo)

Paramedic with PTSD launches new mental health tool for first responders

Former B.C. paramedic Jeff Smith says the detachment technique saved his life

Two Colwood parents had their disagreement over vaccination of their daughter decided by a judge recently in the Western Communities Courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)

Judge allows B.C. mom to vaccinate daughter over dad’s objections

Ruling finds health officials in better position to weigh benefits and risks than unknown others

Two Colwood parents had their disagreement over vaccination of their daughter decided by a judge recently in the Western Communities Courthouse. (Black Press Media file photo)
Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson

Trucker protest converging on Canadian capital

The convoy of big rigs has been gaining participants and supporters as it rolls across the country

Protesters and supporters drive over the Nipigon Bridge on the Trans Canada Highway as part of a trucking convoy against COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Nipigon, Ont., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Jackson
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Coquitlam Mounties seeking witnesses to fatal stabbing

Victim found Thursday afternoon in an underground parkade

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A woman lays flowers outside of Orchard Villa Care home, in Pickering, Ont. on Saturday, April 25, 2020. It’s difficult to forget the tragic scenes that played out in long-term care homes across the country in the early days of the pandemic, as residents died in the thousands, isolated from their loved ones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Long-term care still struggles with rampant COVID-19 cases as Omicron wave levels off

More than 34 per cent of Canada’s 6,029 long-term care homes are experiencing an outbreak

A woman lays flowers outside of Orchard Villa Care home, in Pickering, Ont. on Saturday, April 25, 2020. It’s difficult to forget the tragic scenes that played out in long-term care homes across the country in the early days of the pandemic, as residents died in the thousands, isolated from their loved ones. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A serviceman checks his machine-gun in a shelter on the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants at the frontline with Ukrainian government forces near Spartak village in Yasynuvata district of Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. Fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels has killed over 14,000 people, and efforts to reach a settlement have stalled. Since the conflict began, Russia has been accused of sending troops and weapons to the separatists, something it has denied. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)

Russia says it won’t start a war as Ukraine tensions mount

‘But we won’t let our interests be rudely trampled on and ignored’

A serviceman checks his machine-gun in a shelter on the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants at the frontline with Ukrainian government forces near Spartak village in Yasynuvata district of Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. Fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels has killed over 14,000 people, and efforts to reach a settlement have stalled. Since the conflict began, Russia has been accused of sending troops and weapons to the separatists, something it has denied. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov)
A commuter bus sits upright on a section of a collapsed bridge in Pittsburgh, on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Police reported the span, on Forbes Avenue over Fern Hollow Creek in Frick Park, came down around 6 a.m. There were no initial reports of injuries, Pittsburgh Public Safety said on Twitter. (Greg Barnhisel via AP)

Human chain formed to help after Pittsburgh bridge collapse

Authorities say minor injuries occurred from the collapse but no fatalities

A commuter bus sits upright on a section of a collapsed bridge in Pittsburgh, on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. Police reported the span, on Forbes Avenue over Fern Hollow Creek in Frick Park, came down around 6 a.m. There were no initial reports of injuries, Pittsburgh Public Safety said on Twitter. (Greg Barnhisel via AP)
A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Woman files human rights complaint over B.C. health authority policy banning N95s

Complaint says policy puts immunocompromised people at risk of COVID infection

A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a break from his trial in Vancouver, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. A surprise disclosure temporarily delayed proceedings Thursday in the B.C. Supreme Court trial of former clerk of the legislative assembly Craig James, who is accused of misspending public dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. Crown says surprise new evidence could help Craig James’ defence

Crown prosecutor says documents could be ‘exculpatory’ in breach of trust case

Craig James, former clerk of the British Columbia legislature, leaves B.C. Supreme Court during a break from his trial in Vancouver, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. A surprise disclosure temporarily delayed proceedings Thursday in the B.C. Supreme Court trial of former clerk of the legislative assembly Craig James, who is accused of misspending public dollars. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Members from Kersley and Quesnel teamed up to extinguish this fire, as all other area departments were helping extinguish the West Fraser Log Fire which was detected earlier in the day. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel-area CRD fire halls affected by vaccine mandate, remain active

Bouchie Lake was the only hall not to lose members to the mandate

Firefighters work to extinguish a house fire on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Members from Kersley and Quesnel teamed up to extinguish this fire, as all other area departments were helping extinguish the West Fraser Log Fire which was detected earlier in the day. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ocean Park residents Gordon and Ester Rice recently lost $8,900 due to a fraud. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Swindler pretends to be grandson, scams B.C. seniors out of $8,900

Surrey RCMP are investigating as couple issues warning to others to be on their guard

Ocean Park residents Gordon and Ester Rice recently lost $8,900 due to a fraud. (Aaron Hinks photo)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie head for an update of the COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, June 30, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie head for an update of the COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, June 30, 2020. (B.C. government)
A pair of Randolph Engineering Concorde teardrop sunglasses, in 23-karat gold finish with polarized American gray lenses, rest on a table at the company where they are made, in Randolph, Mass., Thursday, June 17, 2021. Russian President Vladimir Putin received a pair of the sunglasses from President Joe Biden following their meeting in Switzerland this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne

Biden throws shade at Trudeau and Putin

U.S. president gave PM same aviator sunglasses as official summit gift as he gave Russian leader

A pair of Randolph Engineering Concorde teardrop sunglasses, in 23-karat gold finish with polarized American gray lenses, rest on a table at the company where they are made, in Randolph, Mass., Thursday, June 17, 2021. Russian President Vladimir Putin received a pair of the sunglasses from President Joe Biden following their meeting in Switzerland this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne
A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Company’s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Mayor fears Rocky Mountain coal-mining concerns will be ignored after meeting Kenney

Snodgrass of High River: ‘He made it very clear that he is an unapologetic supporter of the industry’

A conveyor belt transports coal at the Westmoreland Coal Company’s Sheerness Mine near Hanna, Alta., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a news conference responding to the federal government’s COVID-19 response on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Tories’ election review calls for more diverse candidates, greater outreach: sources

Former Alberta MP James Cumming was tasked with leading a post-mortem of the party’s election loss

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole speaks during a news conference responding to the federal government’s COVID-19 response on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Former Delta teacher Elazar Reshef, identified as Mr. Reshef in this photo posted to Gray Elementary’s Twitter account in 2017, has been banned for life from teaching in B.C. after being sentenced on a charge of possessing child pornography on Feb. 5, 2021. (@GrayLearners/Twitter photo)

Lifetime teaching ban for former B.C. teacher sentenced on child porn charge

Elazar Reshef of Surrey received an 18-month conditional sentence on Feb. 5, 2021

Former Delta teacher Elazar Reshef, identified as Mr. Reshef in this photo posted to Gray Elementary’s Twitter account in 2017, has been banned for life from teaching in B.C. after being sentenced on a charge of possessing child pornography on Feb. 5, 2021. (@GrayLearners/Twitter photo)
Flooding caused by an ice jam caused the Johnston Bridge Loop to close. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Traffic flowing through Quesnel’s Johnston Bridge Loop again

The Riverwalk remains closed, but cars and trucks are able to move more freely

Flooding caused by an ice jam caused the Johnston Bridge Loop to close. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
RCMP say the public should not approach Robert Hovestad, instead immediately call the police if they see him.(RCMP Photo)

Quesnel RCMP searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ man

RCMP say the public should not approach Robert Hovestad, and immediately call police if they see him

RCMP say the public should not approach Robert Hovestad, instead immediately call the police if they see him.(RCMP Photo)