Quesnel

A Longname player lines up a hit during the final of a fundraising tournament. Longname defeated the Cubs in the final game of the tournament, which raised $1,000 for Quesnel Minor Baseball. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Softball tournament raises $1,000 for Quesnel Minor Baseball

The tournament was organized by Josh and Angele Nutley

 

BC Games logo. (File photo)

‘The work begins now’ — Quesnel’s 2024 BC Winter Games bid successful

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28

 

A day after being put up, the mini-gallery in downtown Quesnel was filling up with community submitted pieces. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Mini-art galleries bring life to downtown Quesnel, rec centre

To take art from the galleries, artists are asked to leave a piece of their own

 

A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)

Quesnel KIJHL expansion bid has owner, community meetings planned for August

Rob McMillan is looking to put together a team to help bring a junior B team to the city

A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)
A booklet of featuring photos and a description written by each member on their project allows buyers to get to know the background of who they are buying from. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel and District 4-H Show and Sale will feature online bidding

The event is set for August 6 - 8 inside Alex Fraser Park

A booklet of featuring photos and a description written by each member on their project allows buyers to get to know the background of who they are buying from. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Old growth logging protesters block a road on Monday, June 14. (Facebook photo)

LETTER: What the old-growth logging protestors are saying

A letter to the editor from Randy Thompson as seen in the July 21 edition of the Quesnel Observer

  • Jul 24, 2021
Old growth logging protesters block a road on Monday, June 14. (Facebook photo)
Jake Jasper takes a tumble during the saddle bronc event at the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event on July 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COLUMN: Back in the saddle again

Quesnel Cariboo Observer Editor Cassidy Dankochik celebrates his own return to normalcy

Jake Jasper takes a tumble during the saddle bronc event at the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s event on July 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Both the Titetown and Nazko North evacuation alert and its expansion have been lifted. (Cariboo Regional District)

Evacuation alerts west of Quesnel lifted by Cariboo Regional District

Residents living in the Titetown and Nazko North areas are no longer on alert

Both the Titetown and Nazko North evacuation alert and its expansion have been lifted. (Cariboo Regional District)
A Bylaw officer looks onto the girl guides cabin in Quesnel. The cabin caught fire, forcing an evacuation of the Quesnel BCSPCA shelter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel SPCA recovering after nearby structure fire forces evacuation

Animals were sent to other shelters after an unoccupied girl guides cabin caught fire on July 20

A Bylaw officer looks onto the girl guides cabin in Quesnel. The cabin caught fire, forcing an evacuation of the Quesnel BCSPCA shelter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Lee-Anne Chisholm is nearing completion of a mural on the north side of the Quesnel Bakery. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Bakery mural includes piece of history

Lee-Anne Chisholm’s latest mural incorporates the original sign for the bakery

Lee-Anne Chisholm is nearing completion of a mural on the north side of the Quesnel Bakery. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Cariboo Observer editor Cassidy Dankochik holds the aftermath of an intense storm in his hands. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: Intense hailstorm sweeps through Quesnel

Pea sized pieces of hail came pouring down from the sky for over a minute

Quesnel Cariboo Observer editor Cassidy Dankochik holds the aftermath of an intense storm in his hands. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel girls U-14 softball team recently attended provincials in Abbotsford where they placed fourth. Krystle Beaudry coaches the team with her husband, Dave, and thanked all the parents and sponsors who she said they could not of done it without. “It was a great learning experience for me as well as the girls and we can’t wait until next season.” (Photo submitted)

Quesnel U14 girls softball team claim fourth at provincials

Provincials were held earlier this month in Abbotsford

Quesnel girls U-14 softball team recently attended provincials in Abbotsford where they placed fourth. Krystle Beaudry coaches the team with her husband, Dave, and thanked all the parents and sponsors who she said they could not of done it without. “It was a great learning experience for me as well as the girls and we can’t wait until next season.” (Photo submitted)
Benson Munch delivered gas cards in-person to Lytton evacuee organizer Dianne Kehler at the Kamloops Powwow Grounds. Munch organized an annual softball tournament in memory of his friend, Erickson Morgan. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel memorial softball tournament raises funds for Lytton evacuees

The Erickson Morgan memorial ball tournament raised over $2,000

Benson Munch delivered gas cards in-person to Lytton evacuee organizer Dianne Kehler at the Kamloops Powwow Grounds. Munch organized an annual softball tournament in memory of his friend, Erickson Morgan. (Submitted Photo)
Don Cameron leads his father’s horse, Target, through the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena. Gus was involved with rodeo in Quesnel since the first event in Bouchie Lake. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

A cowboy’s last ride: Gus Cameron honoured before start of Quesnel Rodeo

Cameron’s horse, Target, opened the first rodeo at the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena

Don Cameron leads his father’s horse, Target, through the newly named Gus Cameron Rodeo Arena. Gus was involved with rodeo in Quesnel since the first event in Bouchie Lake. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in 2020. She’ll be competing in the Junior Barrel races during the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s events this weekend. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Wildfires can’t snuff out return of Rodeo to Quesnel

Rodeo Club President Ray Jasper says the two jackpot events are good to go this weekend

Kira Stowell rode her way to first place in the senior pole bending event at the combined High School Rodeo in Quesnel in 2020. She’ll be competing in the Junior Barrel races during the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s events this weekend. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel’s Pet Safe Coalition has been activated to help potential animal evacuees. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

City of Quesnel beginning to take regional evacuees in

“We are ready to go,” city recreation manager Richard Gauthier said

Quesnel’s Pet Safe Coalition has been activated to help potential animal evacuees. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel refreshes residents on wildfire evacuation procedures

While there is no immediate danger, residents should be prepared for evacuation alerts and orders

A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10. (Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The bridge re-opening meant traffic was busily crossing in both directions on July 15. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Johnston Bridge loop opens to traffic after Quesnel River waters recede

High water had closed the loop, shutting down southbound traffic on the bridge

The bridge re-opening meant traffic was busily crossing in both directions on July 15. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

MOTI announces $4 million in road improvements throughout Cariboo

Areas around Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake will all see improvements

Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo Fire Centre gives update on wildfires burning in Quesnel Fire Zone

The region has only one wildfire of note, the Purdy Lake Wildfire

A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)