Rebecca Dyok joins the Observer staff after working as a local journalism initiative reporter. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Rebecca Dyok joins the Observer staff after working as a local journalism initiative reporter. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Editorial: New Quesnel Observer reporter looking forward to hearing from you

Rebecca Dyok is your new Quesnel Observer reporter

Did you know more downtown businesses participated in this year’s Quesnel Art Walk?

The downtown core was lively with activity early Saturday afternoon Oct. 23.

Having joined the Quesnel Observer I am excited to learn more about the city located between Prince George and Williams Lake, and its past, present and future and those who call it home.

I can also say the same for the surrounding communities that I hope to learn more about.

Before coming to Quesnel I was Williams Lake where I wrote articles from the offices of the Williams Lake Tribune.

Dahooja! was one of the first hellos I received as I entered the community located on the traditional territory of the Lhtako Dene.

For those of us who do not know it is a Dakelh (Carrier) greeting that is on a sign welcoming northbound motorists to Quesnel.

What drew me to Quesnel was the desire to learn more about the Cariboo that I have now resided in for more than seven years.

Everyone has an important role to play in the journey towards reconciliation, and it was through my role in the Local Journal Initiative program I received the opportunity to increase my knowledge and understanding.

We need to listen to what Indigenous peoples are telling us.

I look forward to learning more and exploring the area.

If you have a story you would like to share, news tip or of an upcoming event I can be reached at 250-992-2121 or by email at rebecca.dyok@quesnelobserver.com. I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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