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There were 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 related to the outbreak. (File Photo)

COVID outbreak which resulted in Quesnel death declared over

Northern health ordered two reforestation sites closed on May 10

 

Nearly 100 people were immunized on the first day of Quesnel’s drive-thru COVID-19 clinic. (Northern Health Photo)

Quesnel drive-thru vaccine clinic extended to June 18

The clinic at West Fraser Timber Park has been a success according to Northern Health

 

Alberta resident Rocky Whitford was found dead inside a GR Baker Hospital bathroom due to an apparent suicide on May 13. (Submitted Photo)

Widow of man in mental health distress questions Quesnel hospital protocol

Warning: This story contains details about suicide that may be distressing.

 

Syringes are readied at a COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic. Northern health is planning a drive-thru clinic for Quesnel at West Fraser Timber Park. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Drive-thru vaccine clinics now planned for West Fraser Timber Park

The clinics were first announced for the Maple Park Mall parking lot

Syringes are readied at a COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic. Northern health is planning a drive-thru clinic for Quesnel at West Fraser Timber Park. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
12-year-old Ehlana Williams was immunized on Friday, May 28. She attends Red Bluff Elementary. (Northern Health submitted photo)

Quesnel Red Bluff Elementary student first 12-year-old to be vaccinated

Ehlana Williams is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible

  • May 28, 2021
12-year-old Ehlana Williams was immunized on Friday, May 28. She attends Red Bluff Elementary. (Northern Health submitted photo)
A worker at a Quesnel-based reforestation company has died due to COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Worker dies after COVID-19 outbreak at Quesnel reforestation companies

Two companies have been closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks within their workforce

A worker at a Quesnel-based reforestation company has died due to COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A Nisga’a woman is planning legal action against Northern Health, alleging racism and malpractice at the University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

Indigenous woman plans to file lawsuit against Northern Health citing racism

Kristy White alleges racism, malpractice at Prince George hospital that left her child with brain damage

A Nisga’a woman is planning legal action against Northern Health, alleging racism and malpractice at the University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Lori Weseen gives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to William Lindstrom. Lindstrom was the first person immunized at the new clinic inside Arena 2 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

‘We answer the call,’ Quesnel nurse one of many making pandemic switch

Vanessa Salmons is helping lead vaccination efforts in Quesnel

Lori Weseen gives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to William Lindstrom. Lindstrom was the first person immunized at the new clinic inside Arena 2 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Barbara Gentry receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Carol Mankowske at GR Baker Hospital’s immunization clinic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Barbara Gentry receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Carol Mankowske at GR Baker Hospital’s immunization clinic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Barb Glover stands alongside BCHydro Power Pioneers Director Rae Daggitt who presented the cheque to Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Jean Patchett. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel hydro group donates to hospital

The BCHydro Power Pioneers donated $300 to the GR Baker Hospital Auxilery

Barb Glover stands alongside BCHydro Power Pioneers Director Rae Daggitt who presented the cheque to Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Jean Patchett. (Submitted Photo)
The white surrounding Quesnel means health officials detected no cases of COVID-19 in the timeframe. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Zero COVID-19 cases detected in Quesnel

The numbers count cases detected between Feb. 24 and March 2

The white surrounding Quesnel means health officials detected no cases of COVID-19 in the timeframe. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
The 2021 numbers for Quesnel are low through two months. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Quesnel keeping COVID spread low in 2021 so far

The local health region has the lowest per capita numbers in Northern Health

The 2021 numbers for Quesnel are low through two months. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
In this map, total cases are given as the number inside the region, and the cases per 100,000 people are given as the colour of the region. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Quesnel area reports five COVID-19 cases from last week

The numbers from Jan. 24 - Jan. 30 were reported by the BCCDC on Feb. 3.

In this map, total cases are given as the number inside the region, and the cases per 100,000 people are given as the colour of the region. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Benzodiazepines, or “benzos” have made their way into street drugs according to Northern Health. (Joe O’Connal/The Canadian Press)

Quesnel advocate says Northern Health drug alerts a welcome step for users

Northern Health warned users the drug supply in northern B.C. is contaminated with benzos

Benzodiazepines, or “benzos” have made their way into street drugs according to Northern Health. (Joe O’Connal/The Canadian Press)
Registered Nurse, Teresa Friesen immunizes Dunrovin resident, Richard Brophy. (Submitted Photo)

Dunrovin residents first to receive vaccine in Quesnel

91 residents in the seniors’ home were given the first dose of their vaccine

Registered Nurse, Teresa Friesen immunizes Dunrovin resident, Richard Brophy. (Submitted Photo)
Operating Room nurse Tammy Solecki, Clinical Practice Leader Joanne George, and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Van Zyl, stand alongside new equipment G.R. Baker’s shoulder surgery extension. (Submitted photo)

New shoulder surgery program at G.R. Baker Hospital in Quesnel already getting rave reviews

The $200,000 program could support nearly 100 surgeries a year at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital

Operating Room nurse Tammy Solecki, Clinical Practice Leader Joanne George, and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Van Zyl, stand alongside new equipment G.R. Baker’s shoulder surgery extension. (Submitted photo)
A dust advisory is in place for Quesnel. Residents are asked to be careful near heavy traffic areas. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel under dust advisory

High levels of dust in the air can be dangerous for people with COVID-19

A dust advisory is in place for Quesnel. Residents are asked to be careful near heavy traffic areas. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Administering naloxone to a person experiencing a benzo-related overdose event won’t help. Naloxone is used to neutralize opioids. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)

Northern Health warning drug users of potential benzo contamination

The drug does not respond to naloxone, and is being included in street drugs

Administering naloxone to a person experiencing a benzo-related overdose event won’t help. Naloxone is used to neutralize opioids. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file photo)
Critical care paramedic Tom and advanced care paramedic Laurence finish up a 14-hour work day after being deployed as part of a BC Emergency Health Services Rapid Response Team deployed to Fort St. James this week to help provide relief to local paramedics and health support workers due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases.. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)

B.C.’s specialized COVID paramedics ‘impressed’ with Fort St. James’ community response

A BC Emergency Health Services team of paramedics deployed to Fort St.…

Critical care paramedic Tom and advanced care paramedic Laurence finish up a 14-hour work day after being deployed as part of a BC Emergency Health Services Rapid Response Team deployed to Fort St. James this week to help provide relief to local paramedics and health support workers due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases.. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)
BC Emergency Health Services has deployed a Major Incident Rapid Response Team, based out of Vancouver, to Fort St. James Wednesday, Dec. 9, to help deal with 60-plus COVID-19 positive cases in the community of roughly 1,500. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)

B.C.’s rapid response paramedics arrive in Fort St. James as district reaches 60 COVID-19 cases

BC Emergency Health Services has deployed a Major Incident Rapid Response Team to Fort St. James

BC Emergency Health Services has deployed a Major Incident Rapid Response Team, based out of Vancouver, to Fort St. James Wednesday, Dec. 9, to help deal with 60-plus COVID-19 positive cases in the community of roughly 1,500. (BC Emergency Health Services photo)