Quesnel

A snowfall warning has been issued Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the Cariboo, Chilcotin and North Thompson regions. Snow has begun falling lightly in Williams Lake Tuesday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Snowfall warning issued for Cariboo, Chilcotin, North Thompson regions

Up to 10 cm of snow could fall beginning Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning

 

An injured mule deer buck was located and euthanized in Quesnel on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)

Deer wandering with arrow in side euthanized in Quesnel

The animal was located by the Conservation Officer Service and the RCMP

 

Highway 97 about 25 kilometres north of Quesnel near Hush Lake Road, looking south at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Drive BC photo)

Travel advisory north of Quesnel on Highway 97 lifted

The advisory was prompted earlier due to freezing rain

Highway 97 about 25 kilometres north of Quesnel near Hush Lake Road, looking south at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Drive BC photo)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
In the end, three suspects were arrested following a crime spree that stretched from Quesnel to Williams Lake and points in between on Monday morning, Oct. 24. Some of the damaged included a stolen truck that was rolled several times. (Photo submitted)

Property crime spree ends with dramatic crash on Highway 97 south of Quesnel

Three suspects have been arrested, one suspect fled by swimming across Fraser River

  • Oct 25, 2022
In the end, three suspects were arrested following a crime spree that stretched from Quesnel to Williams Lake and points in between on Monday morning, Oct. 24. Some of the damaged included a stolen truck that was rolled several times. (Photo submitted)
Police await a tow truck following a crash near the intersection of Highway 97 and Carson Avenue near the Quesnel RCMP Detachment Friday afternoon Oct. 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Police await a tow truck following a crash near the intersection of Highway 97 and Carson Avenue near the Quesnel RCMP Detachment Friday afternoon Oct. 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The Parole Board of Canada has denied Tara Desousa, 40, parole once again, out of a belief that they still pose a potentially high risk to the public. This image has been cropped from the original photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Public safety over Gladue: B.C. dangerous offender denied parole after 25 years behind bars

Tara Desousa was 15 years old when they sexually assaulted an infant in Quesnel in 1997

The Parole Board of Canada has denied Tara Desousa, 40, parole once again, out of a belief that they still pose a potentially high risk to the public. This image has been cropped from the original photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Families will love a weekend getaway to Desous Mountain campground near Williams Lake, which links to the nearby mountain bike trail network. Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo

Find your happy space in the Cariboo this fall

Where do you find your happy space? For many travellers, it’s the…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Families will love a weekend getaway to Desous Mountain campground near Williams Lake, which links to the nearby mountain bike trail network. Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo
Five men were arrested in a commercial parking lot off Newman Road Saturday, Aug. 27. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Five men were arrested in a commercial parking lot off Newman Road Saturday, Aug. 27. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Donald Preston was last seen on July 31. (RCMP submitted photo)

Family of missing B.C. man turns to investigator behind popular podcast to help solve case

Investigator claims foul play involved, Quesnel RCMP says no evidence yet to suggest that

Donald Preston was last seen on July 31. (RCMP submitted photo)
A notice of civil claim has been filed against the City of Quesnel, the city’s manager, and the provincial government by non-vaccinated employees who were terminated earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Former employees launch lawsuit against City of Quesnel around vaccine mandates

A notice of civil claim was recently filed in B.C. Supreme Court

A notice of civil claim has been filed against the City of Quesnel, the city’s manager, and the provincial government by non-vaccinated employees who were terminated earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Volunteers sit outside a bat roost site as part of one of the bat counts which take place in the spring across the province to help monitor bat populations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bat counts begin in Cariboo region this month

The BC Bat Count Program helps monitor the population of a key species at risk

  • Jun 11, 2022
Volunteers sit outside a bat roost site as part of one of the bat counts which take place in the spring across the province to help monitor bat populations. (Black Press Media file photo)
Peter Josephy, co-founder of Richbar Golf and Gardens, with his wife Guadalupe Fuentes Flores, his son Roy, and daughter Anne. Peter celebrates his 100th birthday June 30th. (Contributed photo)

Family-run Cariboo nursery celebrates 65 years in bloom

Richbar Golf and Gardens was established in 1957 just outside of Quesnel

  • May 24, 2022
Peter Josephy, co-founder of Richbar Golf and Gardens, with his wife Guadalupe Fuentes Flores, his son Roy, and daughter Anne. Peter celebrates his 100th birthday June 30th. (Contributed photo)
The pin fundraiser has had 10 different designs over the last ten years. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel autism awareness fundraiser entering 10th year

Matthew and Laura Hender have spent the last decade raising funds for local charities

The pin fundraiser has had 10 different designs over the last ten years. (Submitted photo)
Dolly has already lost at least 20 pounds after arriving last October to Crooked Leg Ranch. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel dog moving along her weight loss journey

A severely overweight dog at Crooked Leg Ranch is capturing attention and hearts

Dolly has already lost at least 20 pounds after arriving last October to Crooked Leg Ranch. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine’s second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Ukrainian-Canadian heart cries in Quesnel

“This is a real genocide,” Nataliya Williams says of the Russia-Ukraine war

Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine’s second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel kindergartener ‘poster-girl’ for Variety telethon

Lucy Gallant, along with her twin sister Lilly, have been filming commercials for the telethon

Matt, Jody, Lucy and Lilly Gallant (alongside Izzy) have received help for Lucy’s disabilities from Variety BC. Lucy’s story will be shared as part of Variety’s annual telethon broadcast on Global TV. (Submitted Photo)
An excited school bus driver with two of her young passengers made a pit stop at 771 Vaughan Street on Wednesday, Jan. 26 for a photo with Vanessa Hildreth’s “Snowgopogo 2022’ sculpture. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Ogopogo made of snow sighted in Quesnel

‘Snowgopogo’ on Vaughan Street draws happy visitors and lots of smiles

An excited school bus driver with two of her young passengers made a pit stop at 771 Vaughan Street on Wednesday, Jan. 26 for a photo with Vanessa Hildreth’s “Snowgopogo 2022’ sculpture. (Rebecca Dyok photo)