Cariboo Regional District

Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. said downtime at lumber divisions in Soda Creek, in the Cariboo, and Armstrong, in the North Okanagan, will continue through Feburary. (tolko.com)

Downtime extended at Tolko mills in North Okanagan, Cariboo

Armstrong and Soda Creek lumber division shutdowns to continue through February

 

The swimming pool in Quesnel, located at the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre, is estimated to be 40 years old and is in need of architectural, mechanical and electrical upgrades. (Rebecca Dyok file photo — Quesnel Observer)

Cariboo Regional District to hold another referendum on pool upgrades in Quesnel

This time the proposal is for $35 million in upgrades, including a waterslide

 

Barb Bachmeier has been a firefighter for many years. (Harold Bartel photo)

Female firefighters extinguishing stereotypes in the Cariboo

Barb Bachmeier got her start on the fire brigades in Barkerville and Wells in 1994

 

Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. has announced extended downtime for the month of January for its divisions in Armstrong, in the North Okanagan, and Soda Creek in the Cariboo. (tolko.com)

Tolko extends downtime at mills in North Okanagan, Cariboo

Armstrong and Soda Creek divisions to be down through to end of January, then re-evaluated

Vernon-based Tolko Industries Ltd. has announced extended downtime for the month of January for its divisions in Armstrong, in the North Okanagan, and Soda Creek in the Cariboo. (tolko.com)
Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo).

Cariboo Regional District rescinds COVID-19 vaccination mandate

The change goes into effect Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022

  • Dec 14, 2022
Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo).
Firefighters attended a structure fire at Lakeview Crescent on Monday, Nov. 21. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Fire guts home south of Quesnel

A fire broke out Monday afternoon on Lakeview Cresent

Firefighters attended a structure fire at Lakeview Crescent on Monday, Nov. 21. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Cariboo Regional District Area H director Margo Wagner is officially sworn in Nov. 10, while Area C director John Massier, right, looks on. Wagner was also acclaimed to remain on as chair. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune

Cariboo Regional District chair Margo Wagner acclaimed, new board sworn in

The board is meeting for the first time Nov. 10 in Williams Lake

Cariboo Regional District Area H director Margo Wagner is officially sworn in Nov. 10, while Area C director John Massier, right, looks on. Wagner was also acclaimed to remain on as chair. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune
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Cariboo Regional District welcomes interim CAO, Brian Carruthers

A familiar face, Carruthers was at one time the CAO for the city of Williams Lake

  • Oct 19, 2022
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General election day is Oct. 15, 2022.

40 ballots cast in Cariboo Regional District advanced voting

Voters encouraged to vote for directors in Electoral Areas E, I, J and K

General election day is Oct. 15, 2022.
A geotechnical map provided by the CRD and city of Williams Lake identifies of high and moderate hazard

Williams Lake, Cariboo Regional District release slope stability study

Areas within the city and regional district have been identified as moderate or high concern

A geotechnical map provided by the CRD and city of Williams Lake identifies of high and moderate hazard
In this file photo, the pool at the Quesnel District Arts and Recreation Centre stands empty as crews work to clean and maintain it during its annual shutdown. (Quesnel Observer file photo)

Survey respondents express support for Quesnel pool upgrades, expansion

Public consultation process results shared at North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee meeting

In this file photo, the pool at the Quesnel District Arts and Recreation Centre stands empty as crews work to clean and maintain it during its annual shutdown. (Quesnel Observer file photo)
Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

8 directors acclaimed, 4 positions require election: Cariboo Regional District

Advance voting is available Oct. 5, Oct. 11, general voting day is Oct. 15

Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Regional District election sees 7 seats acclaimed, 5 up for grabs

The local government election is slated for Saturday, Oct. 15

Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital director Derek Keller provides an update on the hospital redevelopment project during a 60th anniversary celebration of the present hospital held Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Memorial Hospital upgrade delayed, spring 2023 new target

Concerns as budget deadlines loom over possible rising construction costs

Cariboo Memorial Hospital director Derek Keller provides an update on the hospital redevelopment project during a 60th anniversary celebration of the present hospital held Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Horsefly River on Saturday, May 28, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD activates emergency operations centre, high streamflow advisories issued

EOC level 1, in response to forecasted weather trends across region, says emergency program manager

  • Jun 3, 2022
The Horsefly River on Saturday, May 28, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Regional District board will be meeting in Barkerville on June 9 and 10, 2022. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD hosting ‘board on the road’ meetings in Barkerville June 9, 10

There will be meetings and a community barbecue

  • May 30, 2022
The Cariboo Regional District board will be meeting in Barkerville on June 9 and 10, 2022. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A member practices with the Bouchie Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Practices are held Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the fire hall. (Bouchie Lake Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook)

New fire truck needed for Bouchie Lake Volunteer Fire Department

An alternative approval process is being held by the Cariboo Regional District

A member practices with the Bouchie Lake Volunteer Fire Department. Practices are held Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at the fire hall. (Bouchie Lake Volunteer Fire Department/Facebook)
Feedback is being sought on three options to renovate the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre, ranging from utility upgrades and accessibility improvements to an expansion of the leisure pool with a waterslide. (Observer file photo)

Public input wanted on renovation options for Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre

The city and regional district will be hosting three open houses next month

Feedback is being sought on three options to renovate the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre, ranging from utility upgrades and accessibility improvements to an expansion of the leisure pool with a waterslide. (Observer file photo)
Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo).

Deka Lake fire hall off-limits to community

The Cariboo Regional District abandons plans to investigate dual-use options

Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo).
Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Director for Area A Mary Sjostrom speaks to the public during a meeting held to discuss developments regarding the implementation of streetlights along the Maple Drive corridor at Quesnel Junior School on Mar. 3 (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Streetlights could be on the way for Gook Road south of Quesnel

CRD director Mary Sjostrom said residents were positive after lights were installed on Maple Drive

Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Director for Area A Mary Sjostrom speaks to the public during a meeting held to discuss developments regarding the implementation of streetlights along the Maple Drive corridor at Quesnel Junior School on Mar. 3 (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)