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A couple travelled from Osoyoos to Penticton on Friday, June 24, to pick up their new vehicle after winning a Canada-wide contest, courtesy of General Motors. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: B.C. couple presented with new car after winning Canada-wide contest

‘We thought it was some scam when we found out we won,’ they said

 

(Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-based group ready for B.C.-wide celebration of collector cars

July 9 is recognized as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the province

 

Harry West lines up his shot at the Golden Centre where he enjoyed some afternoon pool Thursday, June 2. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Golden Centre provides afternoon social activities

The centre is open to members 45 years of age and over

 

2021 ambassador Jessie Johal helped showcase a dessert to be auctioned.

Quesnel Ambassador Society hosts ambassador tea

Two candidates will be crowned in July

2021 ambassador Jessie Johal helped showcase a dessert to be auctioned.
Sally Service, Bonnie Hunter, Rod Browning, Linda LeComte, Brenda Browning, and Tish Tunney volunteered with a pancake breakfast at the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre on Sunday, May 15. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Seniors’ Centre holds pancake breakfast

A tasty breakfast was served Sunday, May 15

Sally Service, Bonnie Hunter, Rod Browning, Linda LeComte, Brenda Browning, and Tish Tunney volunteered with a pancake breakfast at the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre on Sunday, May 15. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.

Foundry supports youth in living a good life

Free and confidential health and wellness supports for BC youth ages 12 to 24 – online and in-person

  • May 2, 2022
Staff at Foundry Vancouver-Granville, operated by Providence Health Care. One of many Foundry centre across BC that provide integrated health services to young people like Aslam and Lee. Jeff Topham photo.
Kaliga Jack (left) enjoyed playing crib against Sharon Palmantier during a tournament hosted Saturday, April 23 in Quesnel by ?Esdilagh First Nation. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

?Esdilagh First Nation hosts crib tourney

Players had fun at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre

Kaliga Jack (left) enjoyed playing crib against Sharon Palmantier during a tournament hosted Saturday, April 23 in Quesnel by ?Esdilagh First Nation. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The North Star Road Interchange is looking cleaner after members of the Barlow Creek 4-Club picked garbage Thursday, April 21. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Barlow Creek 4-H Club does roadside clean up

Members picked up litter at North Star Road Interchange

The North Star Road Interchange is looking cleaner after members of the Barlow Creek 4-Club picked garbage Thursday, April 21. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Pat Colbourne is the executive director of the New Focus Society in Quesnel which operates the Child Care Resource and Referral centre. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

HOMETOWN HERO: CCRR volunteer describes emotions of her work

Pat Colbourne helps operate the Child Care Resource and Referral centre

Pat Colbourne is the executive director of the New Focus Society in Quesnel which operates the Child Care Resource and Referral centre. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Louis Beaulieu (left) gets ready to launch his ball down the lane while Brent Oxenbury heads back to the bowling balls hoping to pick up a split during the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake event on Mar. 6, 2020, which had a Flintstones theme. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Bowl for Kids’ Sake returning to Quesnel

The fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters will take place on Friday, April 29

Louis Beaulieu (left) gets ready to launch his ball down the lane while Brent Oxenbury heads back to the bowling balls hoping to pick up a split during the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake event on Mar. 6, 2020, which had a Flintstones theme. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Friends Ellie, Kelsey, Trinity, and Myckayla pause from skating for a selfie at the Boots and Toques Festival on Friday, Feb. 25. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Friends and family have fun at annual winter event in Quesnel

Boots and Toques was held last week at the West Fraser Centre

Friends Ellie, Kelsey, Trinity, and Myckayla pause from skating for a selfie at the Boots and Toques Festival on Friday, Feb. 25. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Tammi Vik, left, is inducted by Rotarian Sandra Lewis on Thursday, Feb. 3 into the Rotary Club of Quesnel with Tania Milliken and Bill Anderson. (Rotary Club of Quesnel Facebook)

New Rotarians inducted in Quesnel

Three new members recently welcomed

Tammi Vik, left, is inducted by Rotarian Sandra Lewis on Thursday, Feb. 3 into the Rotary Club of Quesnel with Tania Milliken and Bill Anderson. (Rotary Club of Quesnel Facebook)
UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)

Robots and AI being used to help combat COVID-19 loneliness at UFV

Findings will be shared with government, industry, and community partners to enhance wellness

UFV is working with artificial intelligence robots that can help combat isolation and loneliness, thanks to funding from the TD Bank Group. (UFV photo)
Laurey-Anne Roodenburg hopes to bake a red velvet cake for the Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association’s upcoming ‘12 Days of Desserts’ online fundraiser auction. (Pixabay)

Twelve days of desserts to support Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association

Cakes, cookies and more will be baked by donors for online auction fundraiser

Laurey-Anne Roodenburg hopes to bake a red velvet cake for the Quesnel & District Hospice Palliative Care Association’s upcoming ‘12 Days of Desserts’ online fundraiser auction. (Pixabay)
”The Little Trolls from Norway” by local author Gina Frisby is the latest StoryWalk by Literacy Quesnel. (Literacy Quesnel Society/Facebook)

A story walk for all ages at Quesnel’s West Fraser Timber Park

Local children’s story on display around a baseball diamond

”The Little Trolls from Norway” by local author Gina Frisby is the latest StoryWalk by Literacy Quesnel. (Literacy Quesnel Society/Facebook)
Gary Knoke spent his Sunday afternooon ice fishing on Dragon Lake. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Ice fishing in full swing at Dragon Lake

Fishing is a popular winter activity on the lake in South Quesnel

Gary Knoke spent his Sunday afternooon ice fishing on Dragon Lake. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
’Heart of the Cariboo’ was one of six wreaths recently sold in an online auction by Moose Meadows Farm supporting the Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association. A total of $520 was raised. (Moose Meadows Farm Facebook photo)
’Heart of the Cariboo’ was one of six wreaths recently sold in an online auction by Moose Meadows Farm supporting the Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association. A total of $520 was raised. (Moose Meadows Farm Facebook photo)
Tom Mower has enjoyed more than 15-years with the Quesnel Model Railway Club. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

All aboard at West Park Mall

Step inside the magical world of trains with the Quesnel Model Railway Club

Tom Mower has enjoyed more than 15-years with the Quesnel Model Railway Club. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Karen Powell (left) received $100 from Integris Credit Union multi-branch manager Wade Cummings for two of her photos that are featured in a 2022 calendar. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Quesnel photographer featured in 2022 calendar showcasing northern B.C.

Karen Powell wins $100 in photo contest by Integris Credit Union

Karen Powell (left) received $100 from Integris Credit Union multi-branch manager Wade Cummings for two of her photos that are featured in a 2022 calendar. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
City of Quesnel facilities maintenance foreman Kyle Russell (left) with facilities manager Gary Stuart. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
City of Quesnel facilities maintenance foreman Kyle Russell (left) with facilities manager Gary Stuart. (Rebecca Dyok photo)