Quesnel

Alberta resident Rocky Whitford was found dead inside a GR Baker Hospital bathroom due to an apparent suicide on May 13. (Submitted Photo)

Widow of man in mental health distress questions Cariboo hospital protocol

Warning: This story contains details about suicide that may be distressing.

 

Wyatt McCullough competes in steer wrestling event during the only full rodeo held at Alex Fraser Park in 2020. High School Students will be back at the park, competing at the rodeo senior finals from June 11 - 13. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel will host High School Rodeo senior finals in June

Public Health gave organizers the all clear to host the competition June 11 - 13

 

The former C&C Wood Products mill will begin producing products again later this month, under new ownership. (Observer file photo)

Williams Lake-owned company to restart production at bankrupt specialty mill in Quesnel

President of Kandola Forest Products says he expects to fill 90 full-time jobs by end of year

 

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)

B.C. River Forecast Centre issues high streamflow advisory for Cariboo region

Public advised to stay clear of fast-flowing rivers, unstable riverbanks

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)
Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)

B.C. Mountie handing out toy cars to light up children’s faces

‘A lot of times it will be the only interaction they have with the police,’ says Const. Matt Joyce

Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)
House sales are up in the Cariboo region for the first quarter of 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Surge in Cariboo homes sales in first quarter of 2021: B.C. Northern Real Estate Board

Average selling prices have increased in 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Williams Lake

House sales are up in the Cariboo region for the first quarter of 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
Amy Quarry, manager of Sprout Kitchen Food Hub and Amy Reid, manager of economic development and tourism at the city of Quesnel were inside the kitchen on March 24, filming a virtual tour. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Food hub now accepting bookings

Sprout Kitchen is the fourth of 12 planned food hubs to open across B.C.

Amy Quarry, manager of Sprout Kitchen Food Hub and Amy Reid, manager of economic development and tourism at the city of Quesnel were inside the kitchen on March 24, filming a virtual tour. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A cow from Gloria Jackson's 100-head herd of cattle had triplets on March 7. (Submitted Photo)

Pretty, Darn, Cute — Quesnel farm celebrates rare livestock birth

Gloria Jackson welcomed triplets to her farm on March 7

A cow from Gloria Jackson's 100-head herd of cattle had triplets on March 7. (Submitted Photo)
Quesnel RCMP are asking for dash cam footage of people driving in the area between 10:00 a.m and 10:26 a.m. (Observer file photo)

Quesnel RCMP looking for witnesses to downtown hit and run that sent one woman to hospital

Police say a grey truck struck a pedestrian in the downtown core around 10 a.m. and fled the scene

Quesnel RCMP are asking for dash cam footage of people driving in the area between 10:00 a.m and 10:26 a.m. (Observer file photo)
Quesnel Firefighters start the water flowing before extinguishing a truck fire on Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Truck fire quickly extinguished in South Quesnel

The truck caught fire across from the Hydraulic Road turnoff on Highway 97

Quesnel Firefighters start the water flowing before extinguishing a truck fire on Highway 97 in South Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Drake Godlonton was injured on Feb. 27. (GoFundMe Photo)
Drake Godlonton was injured on Feb. 27. (GoFundMe Photo)
Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Saddle up: Quesnel Rodeo Club planning three 2021 events

Club president Ray Jasper said the rodeos could include rough stock events

Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel RCMP confirmed they are investigating a residential break-in at a home on the Barkerville Highway. (File image)

Thieves make off with $300K in Cariboo miner’s retirement gold

Tim Klemen is offering a reward for the return of his gold

Quesnel RCMP confirmed they are investigating a residential break-in at a home on the Barkerville Highway. (File image)
Quesnel RCMP arrested a Quesnel man after two hardware stores spotted attempted robberies. (Observer file photo)

Quesnel man arrested after armed robbery

The man is alleged to have used a knife and threatened to kill a hardware store worker

Quesnel RCMP arrested a Quesnel man after two hardware stores spotted attempted robberies. (Observer file photo)
A helicopter arrives at a vehicle crash site to pick up a patient near Kersley. (Photo Submitted by Miranda Hawkins)

Head-on collision south of Quesnel claims one life, sends another to hospital

An SUV carrying four passengers lost control after passing on Highway 97, police say

A helicopter arrives at a vehicle crash site to pick up a patient near Kersley. (Photo Submitted by Miranda Hawkins)
Highway 97 is closed south of Quesnel. (Google Maps Drive BC)

Highway 97 closed near Kersley due to “vehicle incident” — Drive BC

The incident is five km north from the location of a fatal collision on Feb. 2

Highway 97 is closed south of Quesnel. (Google Maps Drive BC)
Hero the kitten is receiving care after being found with a bandage wrapped so tightly around his leg it will need amputation. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel kitten will need leg amputated after found wandering with hair elastic around leg

The BC SPCA say Hero the kitten was found with a bandage wrapped tightly around leg

Hero the kitten is receiving care after being found with a bandage wrapped so tightly around his leg it will need amputation. (Submitted Photo)
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)
South Cariboo Recreation Centre. Jen Blyth photo

CRD to apply for grant to install high-def cameras, audio at ice arenas for streaming

The cost of the project is estimated at $250,000 for installation at all three recreation facilities

South Cariboo Recreation Centre. Jen Blyth photo
The RCMP E-division Major Crime Section is investigating a homicide that occurred on July 6 near Quesnel. (Observer file photo)

RCMP confirm homicide investigation underway near Quesnel

Police releasing few details four days after homicide occurred Monday, July 6

The RCMP E-division Major Crime Section is investigating a homicide that occurred on July 6 near Quesnel. (Observer file photo)