Community

BBBS of Quesnel executive director Joanie Newman said they are on the look out for a permanent mentoring coordinator. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel looking forward to new year

Not-for-profit is searching for a new mentoring coordinator

 

Jillian Harris and Team Jilly have joined with Do Some Good to engage the community, support local causes and amplify the many amazing stories that non-profit organizations share. Join her for the 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Dec. 1 to 12.

Jillian Harris joins Do Some Good to drive more community impact

Team Jilly’s 12 Days of Giving campaign runs Dec. 1 to 12

  • Nov 22, 2021

 

Rebecca Dyok joins the Observer staff after working as a local journalism initiative reporter. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Editorial: New Quesnel Observer reporter looking forward to hearing from you

Rebecca Dyok is your new Quesnel Observer reporter

 

CNC students Christina Falloon (left), Tayler Knoke and Delaine Hilts were thrilled to present Ashley Adams and Sherilyn van Halderen of Season's House with the donations from this year's winter clothing drive. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

College of New Caledonia winter clothing drive helps keep the community warm

With colder days ahead, two tents full of warm clothes were donated

CNC students Christina Falloon (left), Tayler Knoke and Delaine Hilts were thrilled to present Ashley Adams and Sherilyn van Halderen of Season's House with the donations from this year's winter clothing drive. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The Den by Moonshine Coffee Roasters staff David Bianchi (left) with Amelia Hamilton and Alishia Carter are welcoming the community to support their Hearts for Healthcare campaign. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Quesnel business shows appreciation for health care workers

Coffee-lovers can help front-line workers with their purchase through a heart at The Den

The Den by Moonshine Coffee Roasters staff David Bianchi (left) with Amelia Hamilton and Alishia Carter are welcoming the community to support their Hearts for Healthcare campaign. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
G.R. Memorial Hospital staff Natasha Wasmuth, Cherri Burk, Amanda Apps and Costinela Polk accept treats donated by Ernesto Boulianne on behalf of Grizz Contracting on Thursday, Sept. 23. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel health-care workers sent boxes of treats as a token of appreciation

“We were wondering for a long time what to do and realized it could be as simple as that.”

G.R. Memorial Hospital staff Natasha Wasmuth, Cherri Burk, Amanda Apps and Costinela Polk accept treats donated by Ernesto Boulianne on behalf of Grizz Contracting on Thursday, Sept. 23. (Photo submitted)
Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

B.C. grocer hands out thousands in employee bonuses amid regional staffing shortages

The extra cash followed a busy summer, says store owner Jean-Marc Pesant

Mick Trodden, an 11-year employee at the market, said he’d use his bonus to visit his grandchildren. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

B.C. driving school owner to install dash cams, in spite of prohibition

Mark Anderson said he intends to defy regulations due to better serve his clients

Mark Anderson, owner of West Coast Driver Training, is planning on defying the rules that prevent him from installing dash cams in his company cars. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Students returned to College of New Caledonia’s campuses for a new semester Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel)

New semester underway at College of New Caledonia campuses

Physical distancing, daily health checks amid greater face-to-face learning encouraged

Students returned to College of New Caledonia’s campuses for a new semester Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel)
A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)

Video of dancing cops in Vanderhoof goes viral

“It just lightened all of our moods.”

A video of two RCMP officers dancing outside of 7-Eleven in Vanderhoof by Ada Madam has received more than 10,000 views on Facebook as of Wednesday, September 1. (Facebook image)
Participants canoe, kayak and paddle board in the 2nd Annual Dam Beaver Poker Paddle. Pictured canoeing L-R are August Dobson, Melanie Law, Amy Law and Arthur Dodson. Kayaking is Nora McMuldroch and on the paddle board is Zakk Bateman. (Carol Law photo)

Dam Beaver Poker Paddle a second annual fun event on Milburn Lake

Prizes and more given away by Bouchie Lake Watershed Stewardship Society

Participants canoe, kayak and paddle board in the 2nd Annual Dam Beaver Poker Paddle. Pictured canoeing L-R are August Dobson, Melanie Law, Amy Law and Arthur Dodson. Kayaking is Nora McMuldroch and on the paddle board is Zakk Bateman. (Carol Law photo)
A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)

Theft of cherished kayak led to several acts of giving, says Abbotsford mother

Woman sponsoring birthday party for a child in Nunavut after overwhelming community support

A beautiful new kayak was given to Abbotsford mom Nikki Jensen after hers was stolen from her. She was also given cash to replace it, so she’s sending birthday supplies to a child in Nunavut. (Nikki Jensen photo/ Facebook)
Work is underway by the Buck Ridge Community Association on an arbour. (Rosie Hall Facebook photo)

Buck Ridge Community Association installing outdoor event space

Community volunteers and businesses help out to build the structure

Work is underway by the Buck Ridge Community Association on an arbour. (Rosie Hall Facebook photo)
Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. man who once had personal mementos stolen wants to unite family with old photos

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker salvaged 10 photo albums at estate sale three years ago

Nanaimo’s Michael Suiker is trying to track down family members who might like 10 photo albums he salvaged at an estate sale in 2018. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Sisters and TARAPS volunteers Val Trombley (left) and Leslie Trombley could be spotted at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market Saturday, June 19 where they raised awareness of the program providing therapy and reading assistant dogs to Cariboo seniors and children, and also sell treats for pets and humans. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Therapy and Reading Assistance Pets looking forward to in-person visits in the Cariboo

TARAPS to raise awareness and funds at upcoming farmers’ markets in Quesnel

Sisters and TARAPS volunteers Val Trombley (left) and Leslie Trombley could be spotted at the Quesnel Farmers’ Market Saturday, June 19 where they raised awareness of the program providing therapy and reading assistant dogs to Cariboo seniors and children, and also sell treats for pets and humans. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack man has close encounter with killdeer after marking nest

Killdeer nest near farm fields and other high danger areas, but man is intent on saving birds

Joe Sommer of Chilliwack reaches toward a killdeer on its nest on his property, in March 2021. The red marking is to alert the neighbouring farm to avoid the area. (Submitted photo)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Greater Victoria high school student Josiah Plett, 18, unofficially broke the Guinness World Record for most Rubik’s cubes solved while hula hooping on Feb. 13 at Pacific Christian School in Saanich. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)

B.C. couple celebrating nearly 70 years of Valentine’s

Chemainus pair Ejlif and Anna Mose still very much in love after nearly 70 years of marriage

A long and happy life in Chemainus has been very good to Ejlif and Anna Mose. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)

Keno the dog found on B.C. mountain 2 weeks after going missing

Husky/shepherd cross enticed by the smell of bacon frying in the dead of night

The search has concluded for Keno, with a happy ending. He was found on Mount Prevost in the Cowichan Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (File photo)
Farm Credit Canada has announced a $100,000-donation to 4-H clubs across Canada, including right here in the Cariboo. (Black Press File photo)

Canada’s leading agriculture, food lender provides support to 4-H Clubs

Farm Credit Canada providing financial boost to 22 4-H Clubs in B.C.

Farm Credit Canada has announced a $100,000-donation to 4-H clubs across Canada, including right here in the Cariboo. (Black Press File photo)