Melanie Law

A hemp plant grown in Northern Lights Organics’ small greenhouse, under a research licence. Arthur Halleran photo

Organic, high-CBD hemp production coming to Fort St. James

Northern B.C. farm is building greenhouses to house hemp seed production

A hemp plant grown in Northern Lights Organics’ small greenhouse, under a research licence. Arthur Halleran photo
Comedian Jonny Harris enjoying Wells, B.C. during the filming of his show Still Standing in March 2017. Courtesy of CBC

Cariboo arts and mining community to feature in CBC series Still Standing

Wells, B.C., near Barkerville, the subject of Still Standing’s Season 4 finale episode

Comedian Jonny Harris enjoying Wells, B.C. during the filming of his show Still Standing in March 2017. Courtesy of CBC
Conifex sawmill in Fort St. James. (Conifex)

UPDATE: Fort St. James sawmill to reduce production in Q1 and Q2 2019

Cuts will affect around 70 employees

Conifex sawmill in Fort St. James. (Conifex)
Observer file photo

Employee dies at West Fraser’s Florida mill

The company said it is currently investigating the cause

Observer file photo
A West Fraser operation in Northern B.C. Black Press files

UPDATE: West Fraser to cut production over holidays at 4 B.C. sawmills

The temporary move affects operations in Chasm, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Chetwynd

A West Fraser operation in Northern B.C. Black Press files
Healthy juvenile white sturgeon at the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative’s hatchery in Vanderhoof. The young sturgeon are being preyed upon by otters in the Nechako watershed. Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative photo

Northern B.C. city dealing with its own otter problem

Vanderhoof’s Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative working to increase fish survival rate

Healthy juvenile white sturgeon at the Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative’s hatchery in Vanderhoof. The young sturgeon are being preyed upon by otters in the Nechako watershed. Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative photo
Black Press files

BC Liberal MLAs call on Horgan to stand up for forestry workers

Cariboo and Nechako MLAs say Horgan has been silent in face of Northern B.C. mill closures

Black Press files
Dr. Margo Greenwood,left, and Dr. Sarah de Leeuw will be leading the $1.3 million-dollar project for the University of Northern British Columbia. UNBC photos

UNBC researchers spearhead $1.3M Indigenous health care project

Initiative seeks to employ more Indigenous health care professionals, create ‘culturally safe’ environment

Dr. Margo Greenwood,left, and Dr. Sarah de Leeuw will be leading the $1.3 million-dollar project for the University of Northern British Columbia. UNBC photos
Quesnel’s provincial government building. File photo

Quesnel woman pleads guilty to Wells, Likely B&Es

Tania Nada Jordanov, 38, will be sentenced Nov. 27 in Quesnel

Quesnel’s provincial government building. File photo
$50,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as firearms and drug peraphernalia, were seized from a residence on Isle Pierre Road, off Highway 16 on Nov. 21. RCMP photo

RCMP seize $50,000 worth of drugs from property west of Prince George

Seven people were arrested, although all have been released pending investigation

$50,000 worth of methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as firearms and drug peraphernalia, were seized from a residence on Isle Pierre Road, off Highway 16 on Nov. 21. RCMP photo
The Falkenstein family standing with the concrete barriers put up by the Ministry of Forests to disallow access to the bridge to Diamond Island. From left: Maggie, Zach and Robyn Falkenstein, with Zach and Robyn’s children.                                Melanie Law photo

Provincial red tape denies Cariboo family access to home, ranch land

B.C. family hasn’t had road access to private land for 1.5 years due to dispute with Province

The Falkenstein family standing with the concrete barriers put up by the Ministry of Forests to disallow access to the bridge to Diamond Island. From left: Maggie, Zach and Robyn Falkenstein, with Zach and Robyn’s children.                                Melanie Law photo
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson. File photo

Vanderhoof one of 5 northern communities to get funding for housing projects

34 affordable rental units to be built in the district for seniors and families

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson. File photo
Black Press file photo

Province not doing enough for forestry sector, say Liberals

Although Minister of Forests says government working to diversify industry, rural economies

Black Press file photo
Stolen truck involved in fatal collision on Highway 16

Stolen truck involved in fatal collision on Highway 16

Wednesday’s two-vehicle crash killed one man, 23, and injured two others

Stolen truck involved in fatal collision on Highway 16
West Fraser Mills photo

UPDATE: West Fraser to permanently reduce production in Quesnel, Fraser Lake

The move, due to log supply shortages, will affect 75 employees in Quesnel, 60 in Fraser Lake

West Fraser Mills photo
‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man

‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man

One man died of life-threatening injuries on Nov. 8

‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man
File photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Cariboo daycare chosen as one of B.C.’s $10-a-day pilot sites

Quesnel provider will offer seven low-cost daycare spaces as part of government prototype project

File photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Unionized workers were on strike Oct. 17 at the Tolko Lakeview division in Williams Lake. Today, Prince George employees are on the picket line. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Prince George mill workers on picket line as northern union’s rotating strikes continue

“If you come to work and there’s a picket line, join in and show your solidarity,” says union leader

Unionized workers were on strike Oct. 17 at the Tolko Lakeview division in Williams Lake. Today, Prince George employees are on the picket line. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo

Forestry workers’ union bans employee overtime as strike looms

First step in job action for Northern B.C. mills

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo
Minister Adrian Dix unveils the new sign at the Community Health Services door of G.R. Baker Hospital, which includes the addition of the Urgent Primary Care Centre. Melanie Law photo

Urgent Primary Care Centre announced for Quesnel

Second centre in B.C. will offer after-hours and weekend care to reduce impact on emergency room

Minister Adrian Dix unveils the new sign at the Community Health Services door of G.R. Baker Hospital, which includes the addition of the Urgent Primary Care Centre. Melanie Law photo