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Chief Leah Stump communicated the state of emergency news through a Facebook video. (Video Screenshot)

Nazko First Nation tightens borders due to COVID-19

Chief Leah Stump said in a video they will be putting up checkpoints before entering the reserve

Chief Leah Stump communicated the state of emergency news through a Facebook video. (Video Screenshot)
ABC Communications received funding from the provincial government to improve its Internet services throughout northern B.C. (Submitted Photo)

COVID-19 grant improves Internet in northern B.C.

ABC Communications, headquartered in Quesnel, announced its capacity has expanded

ABC Communications received funding from the provincial government to improve its Internet services throughout northern B.C. (Submitted Photo)
Arthur Topham has been sentenced to a one-month conditional sentence and three years of probation after breaching the terms of his probation. Topham was convicted of promoting hate against Jewish people in 2015. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel man convicted for anti-Semitic website sentenced after probation breach

Arthur Topham was convicted of breaching probation following his 2017 sentence for promoting hatred

Arthur Topham has been sentenced to a one-month conditional sentence and three years of probation after breaching the terms of his probation. Topham was convicted of promoting hate against Jewish people in 2015. (Photo submitted)
Quesnel Search and Rescue has found a missing snowmobiler on Yanks Peak, near Wells. They are being assisted by the Wells RCMP, Wells Snowmobile Club and Central Cariboo and Prince George search and rescue teams. (Quesnel Search and Rescue)

Search and rescue crews locate missing sledder near Wells

Mike Harbek spent the night on Yanks Peak and was located by helicopter Monday afternoon

Quesnel Search and Rescue has found a missing snowmobiler on Yanks Peak, near Wells. They are being assisted by the Wells RCMP, Wells Snowmobile Club and Central Cariboo and Prince George search and rescue teams. (Quesnel Search and Rescue)
A rider carves a path on Yanks Peak Saturday, Nov. 21. Two men from Prince George went missing on the mountain the next day. One of them, Colin Jalbert, made it back after digging out his sled from four feet under the snow. The other, Mike Harbak, is still missing. Local search and rescue teams went out looking Monday, Nov. 23. (Sam Fait Photo)

‘I could still be the one out there’: snowmobiler rescued, 1 still missing near Wells

As Quesnel search and rescue teams investigate Yanks Peak, Colin Jalbert is resting at home

A rider carves a path on Yanks Peak Saturday, Nov. 21. Two men from Prince George went missing on the mountain the next day. One of them, Colin Jalbert, made it back after digging out his sled from four feet under the snow. The other, Mike Harbak, is still missing. Local search and rescue teams went out looking Monday, Nov. 23. (Sam Fait Photo)
Quesnel Search and Rescue are looking for a missing snowmobiler on Yanks Peak Monday, Nov. 23. They are being assisted by the Wells RCMP, Wells Snowmobile Club and neighbouring search and rescue teams. (Quesnel Search and Rescue)

Search underway for missing snowmobiler out of Wells, Yanks Peak area

Two riders went missing while sledding on Yanks Peak Nov. 22. One is still missing.

Quesnel Search and Rescue are looking for a missing snowmobiler on Yanks Peak Monday, Nov. 23. They are being assisted by the Wells RCMP, Wells Snowmobile Club and neighbouring search and rescue teams. (Quesnel Search and Rescue)
Black Bears are a common sight in the Cariboo, and especially in 2020. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Bear sightings in Cariboo up in 2020

WildSafeBC received nearly 1,000 reports of black bears in the Cariboo from January to October

Black Bears are a common sight in the Cariboo, and especially in 2020. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The new crack (left) near Umiti Pit Road is minor compared to the May 2020 crack (right) near the same location. (Emcon Services Facebook Photo)

Motorists cautioned about crack in Highway 97 north of Quesnel

The crack is near a previous crack which appeared in May 2020

The new crack (left) near Umiti Pit Road is minor compared to the May 2020 crack (right) near the same location. (Emcon Services Facebook Photo)
The warning sign for an active slide area on Quesnel-Hydraulic Road. Slides in the autumn could become more common as the Cariboo receives more precipitation. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Several homes near Quesnel put under evacuation alert

Homes on Kersley Dale Landing Road are affected by a road closure caused by landslides and erosion

The warning sign for an active slide area on Quesnel-Hydraulic Road. Slides in the autumn could become more common as the Cariboo receives more precipitation. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A man looks out the window at the Camilla Care Community centre overlooking crosses marking the deaths of multiple people that occured during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. One by one, Ontario long-term care residents explained the emotional devastation caused by the lockdown to an independent inquiry earlier this week, and implored the powers that be to address isolation before the second wave of COVID-19 crashes down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Northern Health confident in long-term care home COVID-19 procedures

Northern Interior Medical Health Officer Dr. Rakel Kling outlines protections in care homes

A man looks out the window at the Camilla Care Community centre overlooking crosses marking the deaths of multiple people that occured during the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississauga, Ont., on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. One by one, Ontario long-term care residents explained the emotional devastation caused by the lockdown to an independent inquiry earlier this week, and implored the powers that be to address isolation before the second wave of COVID-19 crashes down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The Quesnel RCMP is investigating multiple thefts and fraudulent purchases made Oct. 29 in Quesnel and the detention of the suspect by a security guard — which was caught on video and has drawn strong reaction online. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Investigation underway into security guard and woman in takedown video: Quesnel RCMP

Police are asking the person who took the video and the man who tried to intervene to contact them

The Quesnel RCMP is investigating multiple thefts and fraudulent purchases made Oct. 29 in Quesnel and the detention of the suspect by a security guard — which was caught on video and has drawn strong reaction online. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
Police say they are investigating after being called to the West Park Mall in Quesnel Thursday, Oct. 29. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

VIDEO: Police probe concerning altercation between security guard, woman in Quesnel

The video appears to show a security guard grabbing a woman who is attempting to escape

Police say they are investigating after being called to the West Park Mall in Quesnel Thursday, Oct. 29. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
Trails have been closed around Baker Creek in the past due to flooding. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

High streamflow advisory issued for Cariboo region

Baker Creek in Quesnel has unseasonally high water flow right now

Trails have been closed around Baker Creek in the past due to flooding. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Renae Podgorney said she’s been “held hostage” by a lack of rentals. The mother of two has been living out of a hotel room for the past year. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

‘It’s a nightmare’: Northern B.C. family desperate after living in hotel for a year

Renae Podgorney says because of a lack of rentals, she’s now applying to rent a one-bedroom unit

Renae Podgorney said she’s been “held hostage” by a lack of rentals. The mother of two has been living out of a hotel room for the past year. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Health is limiting the number of visitors allowed at its facilities, including G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel, effective March 18. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

Regional hospital finances in “solid territory” despite pandemic

The Cariboo Regional District’s CFO, Kevin Erickson, gave an update on finances Aug. 21

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Health is limiting the number of visitors allowed at its facilities, including G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital in Quesnel, effective March 18. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
The active wildfire map as of Aug. 17 shows no wildfires burning in hte Cariboo region. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)

Cariboo Fire Centre raises wildfire danger level to moderate

Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House are all within the CFC

The active wildfire map as of Aug. 17 shows no wildfires burning in hte Cariboo region. (BC Wildfire Dashboard)