Quesnel

Grace Currie was honoured for her play as a softball player, work to encourage health and connection with her culture with a provincial award. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel softball player earns Premier’s Award

Grace Currie was named as one of the province’s ten best young Indigenous athletes

 

Nearly all of Northern BC is dealing with a rise in COVID-19 cases. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Quesnel still in COVID-19 wave

The region almost set a new record for detected cases during the last reporting week

 

Darcey Horn holds the Canadian flag during a small Remembrance Day service inside Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 Nov. 11, 2020. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel public Remembrance Day ceremony cancelled

The Quesnel Legion is emphasizing recognizing the two minutes of silence on your own

Darcey Horn holds the Canadian flag during a small Remembrance Day service inside Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 Nov. 11, 2020. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kristyna Tomek and her daughters Zaya and Sofi enjoyed the Halloween Treat Trail in downtown Quesnel on Oct. 31, 2019. Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year some celebrations are being held early such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Monster Dash. (Lindsay Chung photo)

UPDATE: Monster Dash to support Quesnel Big Brothers Big Sisters cancelled

Halloween fun at Ceal Tingley Park crossed out this year

Kristyna Tomek and her daughters Zaya and Sofi enjoyed the Halloween Treat Trail in downtown Quesnel on Oct. 31, 2019. Because Halloween falls on a Sunday this year some celebrations are being held early such as Big Brothers Big Sisters Monster Dash. (Lindsay Chung photo)
Amata Transition House residence co-ordinator Angela Neufled accepts a cheque from Chemo RV manager Steve Rutledge. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel-area charities get $55K funding boost thanks to strong RV sales

Chemo RV donated $250 from sales to 6 charities in Quesnel, Williams Lake and Prince George

Amata Transition House residence co-ordinator Angela Neufled accepts a cheque from Chemo RV manager Steve Rutledge. (Tracey Roberts Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Richard Wright, Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project lead, holds the remains of a narrow wagon wheel circa 1920, found on the Stanley-Barkerville section of the Cariboo Waggon Road. (Submitted photo)

Barkerville Gold Mine donates $50,000 to historic road restoration

Funds will go toward 15-kilometre stretch of the road between Stanley and Barkerville

Richard Wright, Cariboo Waggon Road Restoration Project lead, holds the remains of a narrow wagon wheel circa 1920, found on the Stanley-Barkerville section of the Cariboo Waggon Road. (Submitted photo)
Police have blocked off a lane of the Quesnel-Hixon Road, where the crash took place. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Police have blocked off a lane of the Quesnel-Hixon Road, where the crash took place. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The poetry and short story contest have separate themes. (Quesnel Writing Contest)

Quesnel writers can submit poetry in 2021 annual writing contest

Over $600 in prizes will go to Quesnel writers for short stories and poetry

The poetry and short story contest have separate themes. (Quesnel Writing Contest)
Rosie the motorcycle service dog. (Submitted Photo)

‘It’s not the size that matters’: Motorcycle-riding Quesnel service dog helps with PTSD

Rosie the motorcycle riding service chihuahua helps retired nurse Alison Prentice

Rosie the motorcycle service dog. (Submitted Photo)
A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this summer. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)

FOREST INK: Public can learn to co-exist with bears

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this summer. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)
Deciduous trees drop their leaves annually. The community forest in Quesnel will be harvesting 27,000 cubic metres of deciduous timber annually, which has not previously been traditionally used in lumber production. (File Photo)

INDUSTRIAL UPDATE: Quesnel-area community forest entering land-selection phase

Quesnel, Nazko, Lhtako Dené, ?Esdilagh and Lhoosk’uz Dené have partnered in the forest

Deciduous trees drop their leaves annually. The community forest in Quesnel will be harvesting 27,000 cubic metres of deciduous timber annually, which has not previously been traditionally used in lumber production. (File Photo)
The 26 locations of the Quesnel Art Walk. An event to kick off the Quesnel Art Walk is one of multiple events cancelled in Quesnel. (Quesnel Art Walk Booklet)

Events cancelled in Quesnel due to new public health rules

Several events set for this weekend are no longer happening

The 26 locations of the Quesnel Art Walk. An event to kick off the Quesnel Art Walk is one of multiple events cancelled in Quesnel. (Quesnel Art Walk Booklet)
B.C. health care worker dons personal protective equipment for infection control. Similar outfits including gowns, a mask, a face shield and gloves will be worn by workers in GR Baker’s inpatient unit. (The Canadian Press)

Quesnel COVID-19 hospital outbreak declared as cases rise in region

Outbreak of COVID-19 was declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital on Oct. 15

B.C. health care worker dons personal protective equipment for infection control. Similar outfits including gowns, a mask, a face shield and gloves will be worn by workers in GR Baker’s inpatient unit. (The Canadian Press)
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Quesnel hospital

GR Baker Hospital could see additional pandemic control measures

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at GR Baker Memorial Hospital. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Curling Centre manager Dave Plant drew rave reviews from Curl BC officials and curlers during the Curl BC Club Championships played in Quesnel earlier this October. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel curlers back in the hack for new season

The Ice Breakers Bonspiel is planned for Nov. 6/7

Quesnel Curling Centre manager Dave Plant drew rave reviews from Curl BC officials and curlers during the Curl BC Club Championships played in Quesnel earlier this October. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Two men have been charged with break and enter and commit aggravated assault, unlawful confinement and disguise with intent following an assault Oct. 13, 2021. (Observer file photo)

Two men arrested, one man seriously injured in targetted attack: Quesnel RCMP

Quesnel RCMP say a man was seriously assaulted on Oct. 13 in an apartment complex in West Quesnel

Two men have been charged with break and enter and commit aggravated assault, unlawful confinement and disguise with intent following an assault Oct. 13, 2021. (Observer file photo)
Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20, 2021. (Submitted Photo)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel hosting clothing drive tonight

The group will be accepting donations at the Maple Park Mall parking lot starting at 4 p.m.

Honey Affleck holds a sign during the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel clothing drive on March 20, 2021. (Submitted Photo)
The Fraser River Footbridge will be bathed in purple light on Oct. 16. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s Fraser River Footbridge will be lit purple to mark intimate partner violence

Amata Transition House will be filming a PSA video as the lights turn on at the bridge

The Fraser River Footbridge will be bathed in purple light on Oct. 16. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Clinton and Carmen Crossman of Quesnel are $675,000 richer after playing Set for Life. (BCLC photo)

Quesnel ‘Set for Life’ winners to purchase first home with $675,000 win

Ticket purchased at Quesnel gas bar by Carmen and Clinton Crossman

Clinton and Carmen Crossman of Quesnel are $675,000 richer after playing Set for Life. (BCLC photo)