Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

State of the Observer: 2022

Cassidy Dankochik is the Editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

So… 2021 was a year wasn’t it.

Honestly, sometimes it feels like the world stopped in March of 2020, and really hasn’t properly started spinning since then.

But as we enter 2022, for some reason, I’m feeling optimistic. Maybe it’s a case of Charlie Brown kicking a football, and once again optimism for a year will be pulled away, but hopefully that will not be the case.

When it comes to the Observer, I am excited to continue our coverage throughout the year, and expand where needed.

The newspaper industry can be a cruel one, but I’m expecting a solid year for the Observer.

First, the Hometown Heroes series will continue to run every other week throughout the year. With a new reporter, we can start bringing more community-focused stories to prominence, and Hometown Heroes is a big part of that.

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If you have a potential nominee you’d like to see profiled in the Quesnel Observer, email your suggestion to editor@quesnelobserver.com.

As we hopefully ease our way through this latest COVID-19 wave, hopefully brighter days are ahead.

This summer will see the return of many more events to Quesnel, and the photos of things like Billy Barker Days should fill the pages of this paper.

In October, the entire province will be returning to the polls to elect local representatives. I consider council coverage as one of the most important roles a community newspaper fills, so you can be sure we’ll be covering elections.

But I’d also like to hear from our readers. What kind of coverage do you want to see in the Observer in the coming year?

Is there a community event you’d like us to be at? Drop us a line anytime, at that same email, editor@quesnelobserver.com.

Cassidy Dankochik is the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email: cassidy.dankochik@quesnelobserver.com


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