Quesnel

The smokehouse located next to the Riverfront Trail was removed Monday, May 16. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Smokehouse beside Quesnel’s Riverfront Trail demolished

The unsound structure was removed on Monday

 

Wonderland Bridge near Quesnel. The Quesnel area offers more than 100 trails to explore – everything from technical singletrack to pump tracks. Bonnie Grenon photo

Singletrack or cross-country, your 2-wheel Cariboo adventure starts here

With hundreds of trails to explore, discover this must-visit mountain bike destination

  • May 16, 2022

 

Feedback is being sought on three options to renovate the Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre, ranging from utility upgrades and accessibility improvements to an expansion of the leisure pool with a waterslide. (Observer file photo)

Public input wanted on renovation options for Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre

The city and regional district will be hosting three open houses next month

 

Quesnel acute care nurses Alex L., Daisy H., Shannon J., Amber E. and Kitt H. (Northern Health Submitted Photo)

Northern Health celebrating efforts of workers during national nursing week

The theme for the year is “we answer the call,” the same theme as 2021

Quesnel acute care nurses Alex L., Daisy H., Shannon J., Amber E. and Kitt H. (Northern Health Submitted Photo)
Bill Stevens turned 100 on Tuesday, May 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel veteran celebrates 100th Birthday

Bill Stevens celebrated his milestone at Quesnel’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch

Bill Stevens turned 100 on Tuesday, May 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A Quesnel Crossfire player looks to shoot while the Bandits’ Drew Doig looks to block the path to the net. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Crossfire looking for first win in ‘rebuild year’

The local team has played four games in the Prince George Senior Lacrosse League

A Quesnel Crossfire player looks to shoot while the Bandits’ Drew Doig looks to block the path to the net. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Many young men held signs in Quesnel where they pledged against violence of women and children Thursday, May 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Many young men held signs in Quesnel where they pledged against violence of women and children Thursday, May 10. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Cassidy Dankochik’s last day as editor of the Quesnel Observer will be May 13. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)

Observer editor chasing sports dream in Manitoba

Cassidy Dankochik is moving on to become the sports editor in Steinbach, Man.

Cassidy Dankochik’s last day as editor of the Quesnel Observer will be May 13. (Photo by Tracey Roberts)
Voyageur Elementary School in Quesnel recently received 30 lacrosse sticks thanks to an I-SPARC (Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) grant. (Quesnel Lacrosse Submitted Photo)

Quesnel to host minor lacrosse tournament

Teams from around the region will be playing inside the West Fraser Centre

Voyageur Elementary School in Quesnel recently received 30 lacrosse sticks thanks to an I-SPARC (Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) grant. (Quesnel Lacrosse Submitted Photo)
The City of Quesnel will be providing five ready-to-use designs for property owners to build Carriage Houses or Secondary Dwellings. (City of Quesnel Website)

City of Quesnel looking for feedback on ready-to-use secondary home designs

The city will be hosting public consultation on Monday, May 30

The City of Quesnel will be providing five ready-to-use designs for property owners to build Carriage Houses or Secondary Dwellings. (City of Quesnel Website)
Crystal Allen was excited to hit up the first Quesnel Farmers’ Market of the season on Saturday, May 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Farmers’ Market returns in Quesnel

The first market of the season was held May, 7

Crystal Allen was excited to hit up the first Quesnel Farmers’ Market of the season on Saturday, May 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Only vehicles weighing less than 10,000 kg are allowed to use the Johnston Bridge. Extensive repairs mean the bridge’s capacity would return to over 60,000 kg, although Quesnel council could choose to keep the limit on the bridge. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Johnston Bridge repair price tag now estimated at over $11 million

Quesnel city council approved applying for a $6 million federal grant to repair the aging bridge

Only vehicles weighing less than 10,000 kg are allowed to use the Johnston Bridge. Extensive repairs mean the bridge’s capacity would return to over 60,000 kg, although Quesnel council could choose to keep the limit on the bridge. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Stu Krool (Stuart McLellan), right, and tag team partner Propayne, hoist the Monster Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championships over their shoulders following a win over the Dad Bod Squad this past August in Edmonton. (Photo submitted)

Local grapplers on Williams Lake, Quesnel pro wrestling cards

Monster Pro Wrestling will be coming to the Cariboo on May 14 and 15

Stu Krool (Stuart McLellan), right, and tag team partner Propayne, hoist the Monster Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championships over their shoulders following a win over the Dad Bod Squad this past August in Edmonton. (Photo submitted)
Local fire smart representative Ted Traer and forestry initiatives manager Erin Robinson were on hand to promote FireSmart Awareness Month at the first Quesnel Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

May is FireSmart Month

Is your property fire smart?

Local fire smart representative Ted Traer and forestry initiatives manager Erin Robinson were on hand to promote FireSmart Awareness Month at the first Quesnel Farmers’ Market on Saturday, May 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel executive director Joanie Newman helped organize the Rock and Bowl event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel executive director Joanie Newman helped organize the Rock and Bowl event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Randy Gatza with the Quesnel Salvation Army accepts a donation from Safeway cashier Sandie James on Friday, May 6. James was the top fundraising cashier for the Quesnel Salvation Army in December. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)

Safeway customer donations presented to Quesnel Salvation Army

The food bank and soup kitchen received a recent boost from Safeway

Randy Gatza with the Quesnel Salvation Army accepts a donation from Safeway cashier Sandie James on Friday, May 6. James was the top fundraising cashier for the Quesnel Salvation Army in December. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer photo)
A rally seeking justice for Carmelita Abraham was held on Mother’s Day in Quesnel with a walk starting from the Willow Inn to the Quesnel Courthouse and RCMP Detachment. Murder suspect Joseph Simpson is scheduled to make his next court appearance early next week. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

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The Amata Transition House is a safe place for women and their children

A rally seeking justice for Carmelita Abraham was held on Mother’s Day in Quesnel with a walk starting from the Willow Inn to the Quesnel Courthouse and RCMP Detachment. Murder suspect Joseph Simpson is scheduled to make his next court appearance early next week. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel’s mayor and city council. (City of Quesnel photo)

Quesnel council to ask government for lower salary reporting threshold

Currently all people earning more than $75K have their salaries reported by the city

Quesnel’s mayor and city council. (City of Quesnel photo)
Cariboo Kart Racers line up at the starting line at a race. (Cariboo Kart Racers Facebook)

Cariboo Kart Racers looking forward to normal season

After COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 season and abbreviated 2021, racers are anticipating a full year

Cariboo Kart Racers line up at the starting line at a race. (Cariboo Kart Racers Facebook)
Red dresses were in Quesnel on Thursday, May 5. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Red Dress Day marked in Quesnel

A ceremony for the National Day of Awareness for MMIWG+ was held at North Fraser Drive

Red dresses were in Quesnel on Thursday, May 5. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)