Highway 97

The protest lined both sides of Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Protesters against COVID-19 vaccine mandates rally in Quesnel, Williams Lake

Over 100 protestors drew honks and support from drivers along the highway

 

The driver’s side rear tire had been torn off the SUV. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Rollover crash stops traffic on Highway 97 just outside downtown Quesnel

Crews were called to the scene of a crash near the downtown Quesnel sign to the south

 

The crash was just outside the Quality Inn on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

1 taken to hospital after motorcycle crash in Quesnel

The crash was was just outside the Quality Inn on Front Street

 

Emergency crews survey the scene after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel on June 30. The driver of the truck was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign according to police. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Driver charged in Quesnel crash that sent four to hospital

A Good Samaritan who stopped to help was also injured in the aftermath

Emergency crews survey the scene after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel on June 30. The driver of the truck was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign according to police. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Highway 97 is blocked in both directions in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Highway 97 in Quesnel open again after crash

Multiple vehicles were involved in the collision

Highway 97 is blocked in both directions in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Traffic flowing again on Highway 97 in Quesnel after police investigation into death

A 46-year-old man died in hospital after police say they responded to reports of gunshots

A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The BC Wildfire Service will be burning piles of woody debris on Dragon Mountain from as soon as June 14, until as late as June 25. (File Photo)

Dragon Mountain debris to be burned to reduce wildfire risk in coming weeks

BC Wildfire Service notes smoke and flames may be visible from Quesnel

The BC Wildfire Service will be burning piles of woody debris on Dragon Mountain from as soon as June 14, until as late as June 25. (File Photo)
The driver of this semi-truck received multiple tickets after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Driver of semi-truck issued tickets after South Quesnel crash: RCMP

The intersection near Canadian Tire will remain as a 4-way stop until the traffic light is replaced

The driver of this semi-truck received multiple tickets after a crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Police say the crash took place near the Woodpecker rest stop north of Hixon. (Google Maps)

65-year-old motorcycle driver dies after crash north of Hixon

RCMP are asking anyone with dashcam footage of the rider before the crash to contact them

Police say the crash took place near the Woodpecker rest stop north of Hixon. (Google Maps)
The actual traffic signaller was knocked off its pole, and launched a distance from the crash site. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: 4-way stop in place after crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel

A loaded semi-truck and a pickup towing a boat collided near Canadian Tire

The actual traffic signaller was knocked off its pole, and launched a distance from the crash site. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Debris from a crash litters Highway 97. (Cassidy Dankochik file photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Safety concerns prompt Highway 97 intersection improvements in Quesnel: MoTI

Traffic lights coming to Dragon Hill Road intersection, median to be installed

  • May 20, 2021
Debris from a crash litters Highway 97. (Cassidy Dankochik file photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A crash on the Quesnel River Bridge is backing up southbound traffic on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (File Photo)

Crash on Quesnel River Bridge backs up southbound traffic

At least three vehicles were involved in the collision, which took place on the bridge

A crash on the Quesnel River Bridge is backing up southbound traffic on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (File Photo)
Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)

Cariboo MLAs call on province to fix region’s roads

Minister Rob Fleming said more resources were on the way to the region

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)
A school bus passes by the crash site while traffic control halts any cars coming from the other direction. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Three vehicle crash on Quesnel River Bridge sends one to hospital, slows traffic

The route is seeing more traffic as the Johnston Bridge Loop is closed due to flooding

A school bus passes by the crash site while traffic control halts any cars coming from the other direction. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
This map shows what detours to use while the Johnston Bridge Loop is closed. (City of Quesnel Map)

Annual flooding closes Johnston Loop in Quesnel

Some drivers will need to change their routine to cross the Quesnel River

This map shows what detours to use while the Johnston Bridge Loop is closed. (City of Quesnel Map)
Wilkinson Street is one of four roads in Quesnel set for emergency repairs. The roads were planned for repairs in future years, but a bad winter has caused them to degrade quickly. (City of Quesnel Photo)

CITY HALL: Quesnel’s mayor and council discuss local road conditions

Bob Simpson said ministry sending more resources to tackle road issues

Wilkinson Street is one of four roads in Quesnel set for emergency repairs. The roads were planned for repairs in future years, but a bad winter has caused them to degrade quickly. (City of Quesnel Photo)
Rob Fleming, the Transportation and Infrastructure, is the MLA for the Victoria-Swan Lake riding. (Rob Fleming/Twitter)

LETTER: Minister responds to local MLA’s speech on roads

Rob Fleming, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure sent in a letter to the editor

Rob Fleming, the Transportation and Infrastructure, is the MLA for the Victoria-Swan Lake riding. (Rob Fleming/Twitter)
The damage is in the same spot a major crack appeared in May of 2020. A smaller crack reappeared in November of the same year. (Emcon Facebook)

Highway 97 north of Quesnel damaged by repeat landslide

Emcon Services Quesnel will be working on the highway this weekend

The damage is in the same spot a major crack appeared in May of 2020. A smaller crack reappeared in November of the same year. (Emcon Facebook)
Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Mary Sword photo)
Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Mary Sword photo)
Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Highway 97 could be closed until 5 p.m. near Hixon after fatal collision

The road is closed after what Prince George RCMP called a serious motor vehicle collision

Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Photo submitted)