It’s that time of week, again. The brand new Quesnel Cariboo Observer is on newsstands, arriving on doorsteps and being passed from hand to hand as readers gather in all the news, culture, sports, entertainment, photography, and more.
This edition is chunky with Red Dress Day coverage, the forestry think tank that was held, the kickoff of a local arts impact study, a couple of boaters who got into trouble but SAR burner rubber (er, water?) to get there in time, a local boxer who put up a big win, and much more. (Including, if we do say so ourselves, a couple of snazzy awards this newspaper just won.)
You will see that Danielle Paul has become the face of Quesnel’s Red Dress Day events. Paul was one of many who came to a ceremony in January, 2021 honouring murdered northern woman Carmelita Abraham. Abraham was found dead at the Quesnel Willow Inn. This photo of Paul was taken at the ceremony by now award-winning (see: that little note a couple of sentences ago) Quesnel Cariboo Observer reporter Rebecca Dyok and is now the fierce poster image of those calling for a society that does better for vulnerable Indigenous women and girls who all too often are victims of violence.