Quesnel

Rick Heggie of Kersley was killed by a vehicle as he tried to help an earlier motor vehicle incident. His daughter Dona Gutierrez now remembers her father as a true hero. (Photo submitted)

Kersley’s Good Samaritan remembered as a hero

Rick Heggie leaves a legacy of help, care and personal service

 

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

 

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)
In a region steeped in cowboy culture, it’s no surprise that horses figure prominently in many Cariboo vacations. Solos Productions / courtesy Explore Cariboo

Choose your own path to adventure in the Cariboo

No matter how you choose to travel it, the Cariboo trail leads…

  • Feb 6, 2023
In a region steeped in cowboy culture, it’s no surprise that horses figure prominently in many Cariboo vacations. Solos Productions / courtesy Explore Cariboo
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)

Good Samaritan hit trying to help motorist near Quesnel has died

The elderly man was struck trying to help others

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)
Eight vehicles were involved in a collision on Highway 97 Monday morning (Jan. 23). (Karen Powell photo)
Eight vehicles were involved in a collision on Highway 97 Monday morning (Jan. 23). (Karen Powell photo)
The Husky gas station was the scene of a robbery Saturday night (Jan. 7). (Tracey Roberts - Quesnel Observer)

Suspect arrested in Quesnel armed robberies

A man is in custody after the police arrested the suspect of…

The Husky gas station was the scene of a robbery Saturday night (Jan. 7). (Tracey Roberts - Quesnel Observer)
Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Facebook photo)
Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14. Chief John French says family will be gathering at the Willow Inn in Quesnel on Thursday, Jan. 20 for grief and letting the spirit go smudge ceremony. (Facebook photo)

Preliminary inquiry into murder of Carmelita Abraham set for April in Quesnel

Joseph Simpson is accused of murder in the death of Abraham

Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Facebook photo)
Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14. Chief John French says family will be gathering at the Willow Inn in Quesnel on Thursday, Jan. 20 for grief and letting the spirit go smudge ceremony. (Facebook photo)
Bruce Carter and Emiliana Kaftan bought their winning ticket in Quesnel. (BC/49 photo)

Quesnel residents win $2 million lottery with ticket bought at Husky gas station

Bruce Carter and Emiliana Kaftan are the big winners

  • Jan 9, 2023
Bruce Carter and Emiliana Kaftan bought their winning ticket in Quesnel. (BC/49 photo)
Quesnel RCMP are asking the public to assist in identifying a suspect involved in a suspected robbery at the Husky Gas Station Saturday, Jan 7. (RCMP photo submitted)
Quesnel RCMP are asking the public to assist in identifying a suspect involved in a suspected robbery at the Husky Gas Station Saturday, Jan 7. (RCMP photo submitted)
For a completely different look at the Cariboo landscape, book a jetboat adventure along the Quesnel and Fraser rivers, complete with a river-side lunch and maybe even a little gold panning. Elladee Brown photo / courtesy Explore Cariboo

One-of-kind Cariboo experiences to create a vacay like no other

The calm that follows the busy holiday season brings a welcome opportunity…

  • Jan 5, 2023
For a completely different look at the Cariboo landscape, book a jetboat adventure along the Quesnel and Fraser rivers, complete with a river-side lunch and maybe even a little gold panning. Elladee Brown photo / courtesy Explore Cariboo
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

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)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Cariboo Chilcotin with periods of heavy snow and high winds as indicated by the grey areas on the map. (Environment Canada image)

Special weather statement issued for Cariboo Chilcotin region

Five cm of snow is most areas, 10 cm in higher elevations with high winds in forecast

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Cariboo Chilcotin with periods of heavy snow and high winds as indicated by the grey areas on the map. (Environment Canada image)
(Quesnel RCMP handout photo)
(Quesnel RCMP handout photo)
A person is injected with their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in August 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
A person is injected with their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in August 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
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

An injured mule deer buck was located and euthanized in Quesnel on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)
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)
The 100 Mile House area is a winter recreation hotspot for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo

Go with the snow: Mountain, forest or lake, the Cariboo delivers winter adventure

If your dream winter getaway features crisp, white snow sparkling under blue…

  • Nov 17, 2022
The 100 Mile House area is a winter recreation hotspot for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
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