Cariboo

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Dairy and beef research, part of the story for B.C.

One organization to watch and support is the BC Forage Council

  • Jun 26, 2022

 

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: A better future with food forests

In this week’s column Jim Hilton explores permaculture

  • Jun 25, 2022

 

A flood warning has been issued for the Quesnel River. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Flood watch upgraded to flood warning for Quesnel River

A flood watch continues for tributaries in the Cariboo Mountains

 

A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo
A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada. Black Press Media file photo
Members of the Blackwater unit crew with equipment on a past fire. The Blackwater unit crew is based in Quesnel but will respond to fires throughout the province. (Contributed photo)

Quesnel Fire Zone firefighters and staff ready for action

As summer beckons, the local wildfire officer shares how the team is preparing for wildfire season

  • Jun 21, 2022
Members of the Blackwater unit crew with equipment on a past fire. The Blackwater unit crew is based in Quesnel but will respond to fires throughout the province. (Contributed photo)
Lisa Scott is the Cariboo regional representative for the BC Centre for Women in the Trades. (Melanie Law photo — Special to the Observer)

HOMETOWN HEROES: Breaking barriers, opening doors for women in the trades

Lisa Scott is working on advancing underrepresented groups

  • Jun 20, 2022
Lisa Scott is the Cariboo regional representative for the BC Centre for Women in the Trades. (Melanie Law photo — Special to the Observer)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Recent ongoing developments in agriculture

The food system is a big system that needs to be governed, maintained and supported

  • Jun 19, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Quesnel RCMP Cst. Anne Bock cycled 98 kilometres to Nazko Valley Elementary School with Cst. Rob Belanger and BC Sherriff Service Supt. Peter Wharton on Wednesday, June 15, for Cops for Cancer. (Photo submitted)

Cops for Cancer cyclists trek to Nazko Valley Elementary School

Riders traveled from Quesnel to Nazko on Wednesday, June 15

Quesnel RCMP Cst. Anne Bock cycled 98 kilometres to Nazko Valley Elementary School with Cst. Rob Belanger and BC Sherriff Service Supt. Peter Wharton on Wednesday, June 15, for Cops for Cancer. (Photo submitted)
A Central Cariboo Search and Rescue truck was stolen in April from inside the SAR team’s hall in Williams Lake. The truck has since been returned but the tools critical for saving lives are still missing. Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Central Cariboo Search and Rescue truck was stolen in April from inside the SAR team’s hall in Williams Lake. The truck has since been returned but the tools critical for saving lives are still missing. Pictured above, CCSAR members drove the new truck in a salute to health care workers past Cariboo Memorial Hospital in September 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Bonanza Ledge Mine is located near Wells, east of Quesnel, on Barkerville Mountain. (Osisko Development photo)

Escalating operating, capital costs result in temporary closure of Bonanza Ledge II Mine

As many as 85 employees will be let go, says Osisko Development

Bonanza Ledge Mine is located near Wells, east of Quesnel, on Barkerville Mountain. (Osisko Development photo)
Volunteers sit outside a bat roost site as part of one of the bat counts which take place in the spring across the province to help monitor bat populations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bat counts begin in Cariboo region this month

The BC Bat Count Program helps monitor the population of a key species at risk

  • Jun 11, 2022
Volunteers sit outside a bat roost site as part of one of the bat counts which take place in the spring across the province to help monitor bat populations. (Black Press Media file photo)
A flood watch has been issued for the Cariboo Mountains, Quesnel River and Horsefly River and tributaries. (Anna Fait photo)

Cariboo Mountains, Horsefly and Quesnel rivers upgraded to flood watch

Yanks Peak is at record snow pack for this time of year

A flood watch has been issued for the Cariboo Mountains, Quesnel River and Horsefly River and tributaries. (Anna Fait photo)
A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)

High streamflow advisory for Cariboo Mountains and North Thompson

B.C. River Forecast Centre advises it could be one, two or more weeks before rivers peak

A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)
Following a night of heavy rains Sunday, June 5, the Fraser River is much higher than usual Monday morning seen here from the Sheep Creek Bridge west of Williams Lake. A rock that is usually exposed is now underwater which is very rare, said one resident. (Photo submitted - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Fraser River high following night of rain in Cariboo Chilcotin

About 12 mm of rain fell in Williams Lake Sunday night

Following a night of heavy rains Sunday, June 5, the Fraser River is much higher than usual Monday morning seen here from the Sheep Creek Bridge west of Williams Lake. A rock that is usually exposed is now underwater which is very rare, said one resident. (Photo submitted - Williams Lake Tribune)
William Parker’s home at Big Lake near 150 Mile circa 1900. (Photo courtesy B.C. Provincial Archives)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: William Parker and the Big Lake Ranch

Parker’s 1927 gravesite a Big Lake landmark

  • Jun 5, 2022
William Parker’s home at Big Lake near 150 Mile circa 1900. (Photo courtesy B.C. Provincial Archives)
The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory for B.C.’s Interior. (River Forecast Centre map)

High streamflow advisory issued for Cariboo plateau, Thompson region

Melting snowpack and forecast for rain prompts BC River Forecast Centre to issue advisory

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory for B.C.’s Interior. (River Forecast Centre map)
A category 3 fire ban goes into effect for the entire Cariboo Fire Centre region effective Monday, June 6 at noon. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Category 3 fire ban goes into effect noon June 6 through entire Cariboo Fire Centre

A category 3 open fire ban goes into effect throughout the entire…

  • Jun 2, 2022
A category 3 fire ban goes into effect for the entire Cariboo Fire Centre region effective Monday, June 6 at noon. (BC Wildfire Service image)
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton (File photo)

FOREST INK: Pros and cons of fungi

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer

  • May 29, 2022
Forest Ink columnist Jim Hilton (File photo)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Walking this morning and noting the slow progress of spring

Happy spring! Be patient, it is coming.

  • May 29, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
A total of 32 motorcyclists took part in this year’s Kristen Nylen Memorial Ride that was held Monday, May 23. (Les Nylen photo/Facebook)

Motorcycle ride from McLeese Lake to Quesnel supports paediatric cancer research

The Kristen Nylen Memorial Ride was held on Monday, May 23

A total of 32 motorcyclists took part in this year’s Kristen Nylen Memorial Ride that was held Monday, May 23. (Les Nylen photo/Facebook)