Quesnel

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

 

The KIJHL’s Kamloops Storm players celebrate on the ice at West Fraser Centre after a goal during one of their games in Quesnel in December 2017. Efforts to bring a KIJHL team to Quesnel stalled in 2018 after the league’s executive voted 16-3 against expansion. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Kangaroos fighting GMHL junior expasion into Quesnel

The Senior AA team sent a letter asking council to not support the non-sanctioned league’s efforts

 

The Quesnel Regional Airport hasn’t hosted passenger flights since Central Mountain Air stopped flying into the city in April of 2020 due to a COVID-19 downturn. File Photo

Council trying to attract airlines back to Quesnel

Staff to investigate temporarily waiving landing fees at Quesnel Airport

 

Newly elected Nazko Chief Leah Stump penned a letter explaining the scope of the project. (Photo submitted)

Nazko seeks approval to build housing for members facing lengthy medical visits in Quesnel

The First Nation is looking to build nine units in West Quesnel to help members staying in the city

Newly elected Nazko Chief Leah Stump penned a letter explaining the scope of the project. (Photo submitted)
The trek was made without spectators on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2021. Organizers are planning a second run for February, when they hope public health restrictions are lifted. (Tammy Raynor - Submitted Photo)

As mushers deliver, sled dog mail run organizers announce second event

The dogs made the trip from Quesnel to Barkerville, delivering envelopes of mail for Canada Post

The trek was made without spectators on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2021. Organizers are planning a second run for February, when they hope public health restrictions are lifted. (Tammy Raynor - Submitted Photo)
The driver of this truck received minor injuries after it careened off the highway. (Quesnel RCMP Photo)

Semi-truck crashes down 200-foot embankment off Highway 97

The truck also spilled diesel fuel into Cuisson Creek

The driver of this truck received minor injuries after it careened off the highway. (Quesnel RCMP 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)
The deadline to submit your photo is Jan. 27.
The deadline to submit your photo is Jan. 27.
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)
A tree near the Sword Avenue baseball diamond was felled by high winds. The diamond is planned to be decommissioned by the city of Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel planning on shutting down ballfields

City council hopes maximize the usage at West Fraser Timber Park and Barlow Creek

A tree near the Sword Avenue baseball diamond was felled by high winds. The diamond is planned to be decommissioned by the city of Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel Fire Hall located at 310 Kinchant St. needs improvement. Quesnel council approved applying for a grant to cover the costs. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s $12 million capital plan not just about gold pan

While conversation surrounding the monument’s location dominated council, other projects were funded

The Quesnel Fire Hall located at 310 Kinchant St. needs improvement. Quesnel council approved applying for a grant to cover the costs. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Sonja Maas, who lives in Germany, was inspired to draw the 2021 Gold Rush Sled Dog Mail Run art after spending time in Quesnel working with a musher in 2020. (Submitted Photo)

Sled dog mail run artist inspired by 2020 event

Sonja Maas lives in Germany, and spent the 2020 sled dog run in Quesnel with a musher

Sonja Maas, who lives in Germany, was inspired to draw the 2021 Gold Rush Sled Dog Mail Run art after spending time in Quesnel working with a musher in 2020. (Submitted Photo)
Chief Leah Stump communicated the state of emergency news through a Facebook video. (Video Screenshot)

Nazko First Nation tightens borders due to COVID-19

Chief Leah Stump said in a video they will be putting up checkpoints before entering the reserve

Chief Leah Stump communicated the state of emergency news through a Facebook video. (Video Screenshot)
City workers build scaffolding as work begins on refurbishing Quesnel’s gold pan. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel gold pan discussion flares during council’s capital plan debate

Councillor Ron Paull wanted to move the landmark instead of investing in a backdrop

City workers build scaffolding as work begins on refurbishing Quesnel’s gold pan. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Jan. 20 Quesnel Cariboo Observer features team photos from the Quesnel and District Minor Hockey Association. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Minor Hockey shines in Observer special section

This week’s paper features one of the few sporting activities still allowed to continue

The Jan. 20 Quesnel Cariboo Observer features team photos from the Quesnel and District Minor Hockey Association. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel library magazines free to a good home

The library is accepting reservations in-person and by phone before Jan. 22

The Quesnel School District board meetings are only open to the public through an online link. Many trustees and directors reported in from their homes as well. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Quesnel School District celebrates student-teacher numbers

The district also heard about early plans for kindergarten registration at their January meeting

The Quesnel School District board meetings are only open to the public through an online link. Many trustees and directors reported in from their homes as well. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
Practise and skill development are the only activities allowed for Quesnel minor hockey after restrictions were extended. In this file photo, Xavier Cannon, makes a save during practise at Quesnel Arena. (File Photo)

Quesnel Minor Hockey going strong despite COVID-19

The QDMHA communications director, was focusing on the positives when restrictions were extended

Practise and skill development are the only activities allowed for Quesnel minor hockey after restrictions were extended. In this file photo, Xavier Cannon, makes a save during practise at Quesnel Arena. (File Photo)
The council supports the Quesnel Art Walk. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel arts council grant deadline fast approaching

The group has already help fund online compitition funding for the festival of performing arts

The council supports the Quesnel Art Walk. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson makes the case for an informed electorate. (Photo submitted)

OPINION: An informed citizenry is essential for a functioning democracy

Democracy can only work when citizens actively inform themselves and seek facts and evidence

  • Jan 14, 2021
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson makes the case for an informed electorate. (Photo submitted)