Community

Wendy McCulloch (third from the left), Executive Director of Community Futures British Columbia, and Naina Sloan (third from the right), Vice President of programs and partners with the Pacific Economic Development Canada, with representatives of the communities receiving a portion of the funding. (Zachary Delaney)

Feds kick in $5.5 million to help B.C. mitigate economic effects of disasters

Funds given to Community Futures British Columbia to distribute to small business and non-profits

 

(Photo submitted)

District Achievement a summer highlight for Barlow Creek 4-H

Club thanks their supporters

  • Sep 11, 2022

 

Tyson Giesbrecht has fun with a tornado in a bottle. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

PHOTOS: Exploring the fun side of science

Free family activities were held Sept. 1 at the West Fraser Timber Park

 

Keygan Power graduates alongside his peers from Spectrum Community School in June 2022. (Courtesy Allison Power)

B.C. teen defeats brain bleed, cancer, works way back to graduate with his peers

Keygan Power overcomes two life-threatening ailments and a resulting partial paralysis

Keygan Power graduates alongside his peers from Spectrum Community School in June 2022. (Courtesy Allison Power)
Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)

Neighbourhood block party helps B.C. residents heal after trauma of bank shootout

ER nurse who cared for 2 wounded officers, is married to ERT member, organized event

Residents enjoy a block party gathering Aug. 4 on Elm Street in Saanich, organized as a way to help people come together and continue healing following the June 28 shootout at the nearby BMO Bank of Montreal branch on Shelbourne Street. (Courtesy of Rebecca Kirkwood)
18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)

2 teens killed after driver flees police in Lower Mainland; fundraisers launched for families

Yasbirat Ytatek and Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali were killed in a collision on July 26

18-year-old Samir Olyad Suleiman Ali (left) and 17-year-old Yasbirat Ytatek were killed by a driver fleeing a traffic stop in New Westminster on July 26. (Oliyad Ali/Youtube & GoFundMe photos)
Barlow Creek 4-H Club recently practiced using fire hoses with the Bouchie Lake Volunteer Fire Department. (Contributed photo)

Busy June for Barlow Creek 4-H Club

Achievement weekend will be held next month at Alex Fraser Park

  • Jul 5, 2022
Barlow Creek 4-H Club recently practiced using fire hoses with the Bouchie Lake Volunteer Fire Department. (Contributed photo)
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

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)
(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

(Black Press file photo)
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

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)
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)