Cariboo Regional District

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

CRD directors debate public use of fire halls

The public use of Cariboo Regional District fire halls in communities that…

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
Farmers in B.C. worked together to help save livestock as parts of the Fraser Valley are under water due to devastating flooding says an association that represents the province's dairy farmers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CRD approves animal carcasses from flooded areas to be disposed at Gibraltar Mine landfill site if needed

It is a back-up contingency if they run out of space or cannot get to other facilities: CRD CAO

Farmers in B.C. worked together to help save livestock as parts of the Fraser Valley are under water due to devastating flooding says an association that represents the province's dairy farmers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Cariboo Regional District. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)

CRD temporarily halts foam packaging collection

Unprecented flooding has resulted in transportation challenges

Cariboo Regional District. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)
Wells Mayor Gabe Fourchalk announced his immediate resignation Friday, Nov. 19. (Cariboo Regional District photo)

Wells mayor resigns, cites perceived conflict of interest with Barkerville mine

Gabe Fourchalk also works as an equipment operator at Barkerville Gold Mines

  • Nov 19, 2021
Wells Mayor Gabe Fourchalk announced his immediate resignation Friday, Nov. 19. (Cariboo Regional District photo)
A prospective Quesnel junior B franchise could call the West Fraser Centre home. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel KIJHL franchise gets support from city, regional district

The prospective junior B franchise is looking for league approval later this year

A prospective Quesnel junior B franchise could call the West Fraser Centre home. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Forest Grove and District Community Centre. Doris Rufli photo.

Water system, community hall upgrades in CRD plan

The Cariboo Regional District is finalizing its 2022 business plans

The Forest Grove and District Community Centre. Doris Rufli photo.
The North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee met in-person for the first time in 2021 on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee postpones pool decision

The committee met for the first time in-person in 2021 at Quesnel city hall

The North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee met in-person for the first time in 2021 on Tuesday, Oct. 12. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The proposed renovations at the Quesnel Rec Centre included a re-tiling, new leisure pool and family dressing room. The $20 million project was shot down in a June 2021 referendum, and would cost $24 million today if approved. The North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee is going back to the public to see what they want. (CRD Drawing)

North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee divided on 2nd Quesnel pool referendum

The committee discussed what next steps need to be taken at the rec centre

The proposed renovations at the Quesnel Rec Centre included a re-tiling, new leisure pool and family dressing room. The $20 million project was shot down in a June 2021 referendum, and would cost $24 million today if approved. The North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee is going back to the public to see what they want. (CRD Drawing)
Bears are being spotted around the Cariboo. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo residents urged to pick fruit to deter bears

WildSafeBC is reminding Cariboo residents to strip their fruit trees in order…

Bears are being spotted around the Cariboo. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department is one of 10 independent fire departments within the Cariboo Regional District. (Photo submitted)

UBCM delegates endorse CRD’s resolution about funding of independent fire departments

‘This has been a tough discussion around the board table constantly’: CRD chair Margo Wagner

The McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department is one of 10 independent fire departments within the Cariboo Regional District. (Photo submitted)
Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Solid waste focus of upcoming NCLGA forum in October

Area G director Al Richmond will share information from Cariboo Regional District

Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Regional District board, regional hospital and committee of the whole meetings for September will be held at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Regional District to meet at Gibraltar Room Williams Lake in September

The meetings will not be livestreamed, but will be open to the public

Cariboo Regional District board, regional hospital and committee of the whole meetings for September will be held at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
100 Mile Hospital. (File photo)

Hospital board questions Interior Health’ ‘proactive evacuations’

Fischer Place and Mill Site Lodge evacuated despite no alert or order in place

100 Mile Hospital. (File photo)
Rob Diether and Barbara Perrey were at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market to raise awareness for the Cariboo Regional District’s Resiliency Centre to provide support and services to those affected by wildfires this season. The CRD has had to scale back in-person visits after the province re-instituted COVID-19 protocols on Aug. 21. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Wildfires take toll across region

More people are struggling with the double whammy of wildfires and pandemic

Rob Diether and Barbara Perrey were at the South Cariboo Farmers’ Market to raise awareness for the Cariboo Regional District’s Resiliency Centre to provide support and services to those affected by wildfires this season. The CRD has had to scale back in-person visits after the province re-instituted COVID-19 protocols on Aug. 21. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Garth Frizzell is a Prince George city councillor, and the Liberal candidate for the Federal election for Cariboo-Prince George. (Submitted Photo)

Cariboo-Prince George Liberal candidate visiting outlying communities

Garth Frizzell is a city councillor and past president of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities

Garth Frizzell is a Prince George city councillor, and the Liberal candidate for the Federal election for Cariboo-Prince George. (Submitted Photo)
The former C&C mill was purchased by Paul Kandola, complete with new branding. Aaron, Jas and Neal Kandola joined their father outside the mill to celebrate its opening in April of 2021 . (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s Kandola Forest Products presents to CRD, looking for help finding stable fibre supply

President Niel Kandola said there is a big opportunity for KFP to expand

The former C&C mill was purchased by Paul Kandola, complete with new branding. Aaron, Jas and Neal Kandola joined their father outside the mill to celebrate its opening in April of 2021 . (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Cariboo Regional District office in Williams Lake is located at Suite D, 180 North Third Avenue. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Regional District ordered to pay damages in raw sewage fiasco

Property near Wildwood flooded in 2015 and 2020

The Cariboo Regional District office in Williams Lake is located at Suite D, 180 North Third Avenue. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The CRD issued an evacuation order for 92 parcels of property in the Big Stick Lake area. (CRD Image)

Big Stick Lake area properties under evacuation order, sustained winds increased fire activity

The CRD issued the alert for 92 parcels or 17,193 hectares Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 11 p.m.

The CRD issued an evacuation order for 92 parcels of property in the Big Stick Lake area. (CRD Image)
The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been aiding BC Wildfire on the Flat Lake fire. (WLNGL photo -submitted).

On patrol: Local firefighters support BCWS

Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department helps to fight Flat Lake fire

The Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been aiding BC Wildfire on the Flat Lake fire. (WLNGL photo -submitted).
Hand ignitions taking place on Big Stake wildfire. (BCWS photo)

Firefighters continue to battle 37 wildfires in Cariboo

Latest update for Cariboo Fire Centre

Hand ignitions taking place on Big Stake wildfire. (BCWS photo)