Cassidy Dankochik

From left, Cariboo Regional District director Barb Bachmeier, North Cariboo Seniors’ Council (NCSC) secretary Sally Service, NCSC president Brenda Gardiner and Quesnel Coun. Mitch Vik were all decked out in masks while at the NCSC open house Friday, Oct. 30 in Spirit Square in downtown Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

North Cariboo Seniors’ Council aims to help Quesnel seniors

Council president Brenda Gardiner said COVID-19 has “ripped off the Band-Aid” for seniors’ issues

From left, Cariboo Regional District director Barb Bachmeier, North Cariboo Seniors’ Council (NCSC) secretary Sally Service, NCSC president Brenda Gardiner and Quesnel Coun. Mitch Vik were all decked out in masks while at the NCSC open house Friday, Oct. 30 in Spirit Square in downtown Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
More than 1,500 vote-by-mail packages have been received by Cariboo North election officials. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)

B.C. VOTES 2020: All Cariboo North ballots will be counted Nov. 6

More than 1,500 vote-by-mail packages have been received by Elections BC

More than 1,500 vote-by-mail packages have been received by Cariboo North election officials. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)
Troy McMillan was flown to a Vancouver hospital Oct. 18 after falling into the boards while playing hockey Oct. 11. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel family “overwhelmed” by support after hockey injury

Troy McMillan is fighting for his life after tumbling into the boards Oct. 11

Troy McMillan was flown to a Vancouver hospital Oct. 18 after falling into the boards while playing hockey Oct. 11. (Submitted Photo)
Quesnel was hit with unseasonably October snowfall earlier this week. More is on the way on Sunday, Oct. 25 and Monday, Oct. 26, and Quesnel and North Cariboo are under a winter storm warning. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Winter storm warning ends for Quesnel

10-20 cm of snow and freezing rain was expected to start Sunday night

Quesnel was hit with unseasonably October snowfall earlier this week. More is on the way on Sunday, Oct. 25 and Monday, Oct. 26, and Quesnel and North Cariboo are under a winter storm warning. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kelly and Mila Bradley attended a drive-by volunteer event for Coralee Oakes. The incumbent B.C. Liberal is the preliminary leader for the Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Coralee Oakes on track to reclaim Cariboo North seat

Mail-in ballots have not been counted, but the incumbent B.C. Liberal has 49.4 per cent of the vote

Kelly and Mila Bradley attended a drive-by volunteer event for Coralee Oakes. The incumbent B.C. Liberal is the preliminary leader for the Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)
Coralee Oakes is running for the B.C. Liberals in Cariboo North, and as of 10:03 p.m., she has 48.91 per cent of the vote, with 41 of 55 ballots reporting, according to Elections BC. (Photo Submitted)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Coralee Oakes expands lead in Cariboo North

The riding appears to be going to the incumbent, with Canadian Press calling the riding as Liberal

Coralee Oakes is running for the B.C. Liberals in Cariboo North, and as of 10:03 p.m., she has 48.91 per cent of the vote, with 41 of 55 ballots reporting, according to Elections BC. (Photo Submitted)
Just under half of all ballot boxes in Cariboo North are reporting as of 9:30 p.m. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Coralee Oakes leading with 27 of 55 Cariboo North ballot boxes reported

The Liberal incumbent has a 575-vote lead over NDP challenger Scott Elliott

Just under half of all ballot boxes in Cariboo North are reporting as of 9:30 p.m. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre on Carson Avenue was one place where Cariboo North Residents cast a ballot during Election Day. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

B.C. Votes 2020: First Cariboo North results come in – most ballots yet to be counted

Mail-in ballots will not be included in any preliminary results

The Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre on Carson Avenue was one place where Cariboo North Residents cast a ballot during Election Day. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Around 2,000 vote-by-mail packages have been requested in the Cariboo North electoral district. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)

B.C. Votes 2020: Cariboo North advance voting up in 2020

Nearly 4,500 people took advantage of advance voting in the Cariboo North electoral district

Around 2,000 vote-by-mail packages have been requested in the Cariboo North electoral district. (Katya Slepian - Black Press Media)
Quesnel residents still needed to cross Fraser River footbridge, despite the winter weather. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel discovers October winter wonderland

Cariboo residents awoke to snow on their cars, and plows on the road to deal with the white stuff

Quesnel residents still needed to cross Fraser River footbridge, despite the winter weather. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Part of the committee’s business plan is to give the “school,” officially known as the Wells-Barkerville Culture and Recreation Centre, a new name. (District of Wells)

Wells school renovation gets funding boost from mining company

Barkerville Gold Mines has put half a million dollars into the project to renovate the closed school

Part of the committee’s business plan is to give the “school,” officially known as the Wells-Barkerville Culture and Recreation Centre, a new name. (District of Wells)
A car was sent off Highway 97 and down 50 feet after a collision south of Quesnel Tuesday, Oct. 22 around 8 a.m. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Car sent down 50-foot ledge in crash south of Quesnel

At least one person was sent to hospital in the two-vehicle collision

A car was sent off Highway 97 and down 50 feet after a collision south of Quesnel Tuesday, Oct. 22 around 8 a.m. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
B.C. Conservative Leader Trevor Bolin and Cariboo North candidate Kyle Townsend were practising proper physical distancing during a campaign stop in Quesnel on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Bolin first party leader to visit Quesnel

The B.C. Conservative Pary’s leader made the stop to support Kyle Townsend

B.C. Conservative Leader Trevor Bolin and Cariboo North candidate Kyle Townsend were practising proper physical distancing during a campaign stop in Quesnel on Saturday, Oct. 17. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The best photo of the Fraser River Footbridge taken on Oct. 23 or 24 will be rewarded with a donation to the Polio Plus Fund. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s footbridge set for scarlet spotlight

The Fraser River Footbridge will be bathed in red light to mark World Polio Day Oct. 23 and 24

The best photo of the Fraser River Footbridge taken on Oct. 23 or 24 will be rewarded with a donation to the Polio Plus Fund. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel RCMP credit logging workers for noticing and reporting suspicious behaviour, cutting a crime spree short. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Williams Lake men arrested after ‘rural crime spree’

Quesnel RCMP say the men stole two trucks, guns and a bulldozer before being arrested

Quesnel RCMP credit logging workers for noticing and reporting suspicious behaviour, cutting a crime spree short. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

B.C. VOTES: Advance polling in Quesnel to begin on Oct. 15

Only two advance locations will be active in Cariboo North, down from five during the 2017 election

UPDATE: One person dead in multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 in Quesnel

Detours using North Star Road will keep traffic flowing around the collision site.

Potential Cariboo North MLAs talk COVID-19 campaigning

Candidates reveal their plans for what their campaigns will look like during a global pandemic

Quesnel RCMP seek witnesses after attempted abduction on Riverfront Trail

The 11-year-old boy was able to escape after being dragged away from his family by the neck

Douglas Gook rounds out provincial candidates in Cariboo North

The Greens, B.C. Liberals, NDP and B.C. Conservatives will all be on the ballot in 2020