The Quesnel Cariboo Observer launched an email newsletter on Dec. 6. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

The Quesnel Cariboo Observer launched an email newsletter on Dec. 6. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Observer launches email newsletter

Editor Cassidy Dankochik gives the breakdown on the new product

Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, could be the first day of the rest of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer’s life as a news outlet.

On this day, the first ever email newsletter hit inboxes of everyone who had signed up.

To those first 300 people — thank you.

To anyone who has not signed up, I think you are missing out.

News outlets around the world are forced to use social media to promote their stories online.

With this email newsletter, the Cariboo Observer has taken a step in becoming more engaged with our readers and delivering the most important news to them directly.

Residents can also subscribe to our provincial news alerts, and get breaking news delivered right in their mailboxes, from affiliated reporters across the province.

Establishing our newsletter was the long-term goal for me as editor this year, and words cannot express how happy I am to be writing this column announcing its launch.

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I whole-heartedly believe the email newsletter is the future of local news, and for Quesnel to have a local option with the writing of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer is a huge step forward.

I encourage all of our readers to sign up, as it will be the best way for you to stay up to date on community events, and not rely on catching the website at the right time, or for social media to deliver a post into your timeline.

Instead, you’ll get a list of new, Quesnel-focused stories, delivered into your inbox three times a week.

To sign-up for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer newsletter, visit, provide your email address, and tick off the news alerts box.

I’m beyond excited to have a new way of delivering news to our audience.

Cassidy Dankochik is the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

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