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COLUMN: Another year, another election

Quesnel voters are set to elect a federal representitve on Sept. 20

 

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

FOREST INK: Western spruce budworm continues to impact our local Douglas-fir forests

I’ve noticed many dead or dying Douglas-fir trees a few kilometres on either side of the bridge

  • Aug 22, 2021

 

Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: A future of farming

Perhaps local markets and human farm/ranch culture ingenuity can create an alternate future

  • Aug 21, 2021

 

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

EDITORIAL: Reflecting on a year at the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Cassidy Dankochik has been working for the Quesnel Observer for a year now

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Jake Jasper takes a tumble during the saddle bronc event at the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event on July 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Back in the saddle again

Quesnel Cariboo Observer Editor Cassidy Dankochik celebrates his own return to normalcy

Jake Jasper takes a tumble during the saddle bronc event at the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event on July 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The sun was nearly completely blotted out over Quesnel's front street on July 12. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Effects of wildfires felt in Quesnel

Cassidy Dankochik is the editor of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

The sun was nearly completely blotted out over Quesnel's front street on July 12. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Cuyler and Kacey Huffman work moving cattle on the family ranch, 153 Mile Ranch Ltd., just south of Williams Lake. Jenny Huffman photo

Ranch Musings: When is a “break” not a break?

David Zirnhelt writes a column each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Jul 4, 2021
Cuyler and Kacey Huffman work moving cattle on the family ranch, 153 Mile Ranch Ltd., just south of Williams Lake. Jenny Huffman photo
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

COLUMN: Welcome Quesnel newcomers who moved during a pandemic

Lots of people (like Observer editor Cassidy Dankochik) moved to Quesnel during COVID-19

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Giant tree makes news

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

  • Jun 5, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

COLUMN: Counting B.C.’s pandemic blessings

Compared to other provinces, B.C. has made out fine Quesnel Observer Editor Cassidy Dankochik writes

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.

FOREST INK: Plenty of changes happening in forest industry

A new process produces a biodegradable plastic-like product from wood waste powder

  • May 16, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Tribune.
Health-care workers wave to people clapping and yelling thank you to the frontline workers during the 7pm tribute outside the Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

COLUMN: Front-line workers bearing mental strain of pandemic

Cassidy Dankochik’s column as seen in the May 12 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Health-care workers wave to people clapping and yelling thank you to the frontline workers during the 7pm tribute outside the Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Reaction to opinions on reactors

Jim Hilton takes another look at nuclear power’s potential

  • Apr 25, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune. (Black Press Media image)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.

FOREST INK: Finding inspiration through tragedy

Jim Hilton examines the story of Daniela Garcia Palomer

  • Apr 3, 2021
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer.
Premier John Horgan looks on during a press conference at the Legislature in Victoria, Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Stop playing COVID-19 blame game

Government communications should be clear and concise

Premier John Horgan looks on during a press conference at the Legislature in Victoria, Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

COLUMN: One great week

Editor of the Quesnel Observer, Cassidy Dankochik, shares his thoughts on positivity

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer’s staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

FOREST INK: Lessons from minimalism

Jim Hilton examines the generational differences in minimalism

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson highlights news from City Hall. (Photo submitted)

COLUMN: Mayor calls on Quesnel to support local during spring break

The backcountry around Quesnel offers adventurous opportunities to recreate, Simpson says

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson highlights news from City Hall. (Photo submitted)
Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer's staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Optimism in Quesnel for 2021

Cassidy Dankochik’s weekly column as seen in the March 10 edition of the Observer

Cassidy Dankochik joined the Observer's staff in Aug. of 2020 by way of Gimli, Altona, and Flin Flon, Manitoba. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Whitewater kayaking on the Quesnel River is enjoyed by many travellers seeking adventure in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region. (Greg Sabatino photo)

MAYOR’S COLUMN: Maximizing Quesnel’s natural strengths

Mayor Bob Simpson looks at Quesnel’s branding efforts

  • Mar 8, 2021
Whitewater kayaking on the Quesnel River is enjoyed by many travellers seeking adventure in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region. (Greg Sabatino photo)