Local News

Last winter Barkerville provided the backdrop for a Bollywood film. (Photo submitted)

Barkerville to host free B.C. Family Day event

Kick sled races will be held for all ages

  • Feb 8, 2023
An Aboriginal Patient Navigator is now available at the Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)

Aboriginal Patient Navigator now available at Ashcroft Urgent and Primary Care Centre

APNs help Indigenous patients and their families access health care supports and services

Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for two extended curtailments due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)

Another shutdown coming to Quesnel pulp mill

Cariboo Pulp & Paper will be shut down in April and again in Q3

Kisses for the SPCA from puppies responsibly surrendered by a Quesnel dog breeder. (SPCA photo)
Kisses for the SPCA from puppies responsibly surrendered by a Quesnel dog breeder. (SPCA photo)
Scruffy, a red fox with black legs, has become Moosehaven Resort’s unofficial mascot. (Photo submitted)

South Cariboo’s Moosehaven Resort has foxy mascot

Scruffy the fox has been a regular visitor to the resort for the past 12 years

Scruffy, a red fox with black legs, has become Moosehaven Resort’s unofficial mascot. (Photo submitted)
RCMP have made an arrest in the alleged robbery of a Quesnel bank. (File photo)

Arrest made in Quesnel bank robbery investigation

CIBC robbery allegations facing 40-yr-old man

RCMP have made an arrest in the alleged robbery of a Quesnel bank. (File photo)
A mainstay employer in Terrace, Skeena Sawmills, is closing for an extended period of time as of Feb. 8. (file photo)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (File photo)

Skeena Sawmills in Terrace announces temporary closure

High operating costs, low prices cited as factors

A mainstay employer in Terrace, Skeena Sawmills, is closing for an extended period of time as of Feb. 8. (file photo)
A logging truck arrives at Skeena Sawmills at Terrace on Nov. 26, 2021. (File photo)
Snuxyaltwa (Snooks-yell-twa) totem at the Nuxalk Nation of Bella Coola before it was removed in 1913. (Photo submitted)

Coming home: A history of the Nuxalk totem and its return to Bella Coola

More than 100 Nuxalk are expected to travel to Victoria Feb. 13

  • Feb 6, 2023
Snuxyaltwa (Snooks-yell-twa) totem at the Nuxalk Nation of Bella Coola before it was removed in 1913. (Photo submitted)
Georgia Jeffrey, front row left, Crystal Rain Harry, Cathy Robson, Dr. Maggie Kovach, Roxanne George, Loretta Mack, back row left, Trevis Mack, Lorianne Duran, Tim Michalchuk and Trudy Andy are enrolled in the University of British Columbia NITEP program in Bella Coola. They will be graduating in July 2023. Missing from the photograph are Stalla Stump and Chanel Wynja. (Photo submitted)
Georgia Jeffrey, front row left, Crystal Rain Harry, Cathy Robson, Dr. Maggie Kovach, Roxanne George, Loretta Mack, back row left, Trevis Mack, Lorianne Duran, Tim Michalchuk and Trudy Andy are enrolled in the University of British Columbia NITEP program in Bella Coola. They will be graduating in July 2023. Missing from the photograph are Stalla Stump and Chanel Wynja. (Photo submitted)
Quesnel Lake is a major tributary of the Fraser River and one of the deepest fjord lakes in the world, and a fishing destination lake for many. (Angie Mindus file photo)

Mount Polley Mine effluent permit extended for discharge into Quesnel Lake

The mine is the site of the tailings dam breach in August of 2014

Quesnel Lake is a major tributary of the Fraser River and one of the deepest fjord lakes in the world, and a fishing destination lake for many. (Angie Mindus file photo)
RCMP are seeking information about this suspect who robbed the Quesnel CIBC on Feb. 1 just before 5 p.m.(photo submitted)

Masked man robs CIBC bank in Quesnel

Police seek any information about suspect’s activities or identity

RCMP are seeking information about this suspect who robbed the Quesnel CIBC on Feb. 1 just before 5 p.m.(photo submitted)
UNBC’s nursing program is expanding with a new location in Prince George (Submitted photo)
UNBC’s nursing program is expanding with a new location in Prince George (Submitted photo)
Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)

New fish habitat damage allegations levelled at northwest B.C. pipeline project

Coastal GasLink opponents say water overflowed a dam on Clore River due to inadequate safeguards

Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)
Kelly Wilson, left, and Mariah Myers from Williams Lake First Nation go over some details about searching for missing Bella Coola man Carl SChooner Jr. with Nuxalk Guardian Watchmen members Charles Saunders, Clayton Walkus, Roger Harris, and Ernest Tallio, right, and Rod Cahoose of Williams Lake, second from left, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Williams Lake, . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kelly Wilson, left, and Mariah Myers from Williams Lake First Nation go over some details about searching for missing Bella Coola man Carl SChooner Jr. with Nuxalk Guardian Watchmen members Charles Saunders, Clayton Walkus, Roger Harris, and Ernest Tallio, right, and Rod Cahoose of Williams Lake, second from left, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023 in Williams Lake, . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered by astronomers using the wide-field survey camera at the Zwicky Transient Facility this year in early March. Since then the new long-period comet has brightened This fine telescopic image from December 19 does show the comet's brighter greenish coma, short broad dust tail, and long faint ion tail stretching across a 2.5 degree wide field-of-view. (Image credit and copyright - Dan Bartlett)

Rare ‘big fuzzy green ball’ comet visible now in Cariboo skies

This celestial event happens only once every 50,000 years

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered by astronomers using the wide-field survey camera at the Zwicky Transient Facility this year in early March. Since then the new long-period comet has brightened This fine telescopic image from December 19 does show the comet's brighter greenish coma, short broad dust tail, and long faint ion tail stretching across a 2.5 degree wide field-of-view. (Image credit and copyright - Dan Bartlett)
Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)

Penticton senior missing for 5 days; police call for dash-cam footage

Police are also asking to leave the search to the experts due to difficult terrain, cold weather

Penticton resident Doreen Abbott ‘Nana’ failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27 and has not been seen since. Her vehicle was found stuck in snow up Greyback Mountain Rd. on Jan. 28. (Facebook)
Jason and Pharis Romero of Horsefly, B.C. have been nominated for a JUNO for Traditional Album of the Year. (Patrick King photo)
Jason and Pharis Romero of Horsefly, B.C. have been nominated for a JUNO for Traditional Album of the Year. (Patrick King photo)
Canada Post is responding to snow conditions with a Red Alert in Quesnel, Yellow Alerts elsewhere. (Paul Henderson/Black Press)
Canada Post is responding to snow conditions with a Red Alert in Quesnel, Yellow Alerts elsewhere. (Paul Henderson/Black Press)
RCMP vehicle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Sheridan Lake woman charged with manslaughter in suspicious death

Merilee Hudson charged in connection with the incident, which occurred in August 2021

RCMP vehicle. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A vehicle collision on Highway 97 about 23 kilometres south of Quesnel has traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30. Road conditions at the time were extremely icy. (Baldev Singh photo)
A vehicle collision on Highway 97 about 23 kilometres south of Quesnel has traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30. Road conditions at the time were extremely icy. (Baldev Singh photo)
Pop-up banner image