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The worker who tested positive was en route to the Mine Site near Wells. (BGM Map)

Wells mining company detects second positive COVID-19 case of 2021

The employee, who is asympomatic, had no known contact with Wells or Quesnel

The worker who tested positive was en route to the Mine Site near Wells. (BGM Map)
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Quesnel RCMP are on the scene of a pedestrian-vehicle collision on the Barkerville Highway. (Observer file photo)

Serious pedestrian traffic collision closes Barkerville Highway north of Quesnel

RCMP and emergency crews are on scene, with traffic stopped in both directions

Quesnel RCMP are on the scene of a pedestrian-vehicle collision on the Barkerville Highway. (Observer file photo)
Coralee Oakes won 48.42 per cent of ballots in the district, en route to winning a third term as MLA during the 2020 provincial election. (Photo Submitted)

Cariboo North MLA reflects on hectic 2020

Coralee Oakes dealt with flooding, a pandemic and an election in this crazy year

Coralee Oakes won 48.42 per cent of ballots in the district, en route to winning a third term as MLA during the 2020 provincial election. (Photo Submitted)
Northern BC Crime Stoppers arrested 30 people in 2020 thanks to tips from the public. (Pixabay image)

Northern BC Crime Stoppers celebrates record-breaking 2020

Nearly 1,000 calls, 30 arrests and 11 cash rewards made 2020 a banner year for the organization

Northern BC Crime Stoppers arrested 30 people in 2020 thanks to tips from the public. (Pixabay image)
This map shows the location of Barkerville Gold MIne Ltd.’s QR Mill and Bonanza Ledge Mine and proposed Cariboo Gold Project mine site near Wells, as well as the trucking route to take ore from the Cariboo Gold Project to the QR Mill. A worker travelling to the Mill tested positive for COVID-19. Photo courtesy of BGM

Wells mining company detects COVID-19 case

Barkerville Gold Mines announced on Facebook a contractor is in isolation after testing positive

This map shows the location of Barkerville Gold MIne Ltd.’s QR Mill and Bonanza Ledge Mine and proposed Cariboo Gold Project mine site near Wells, as well as the trucking route to take ore from the Cariboo Gold Project to the QR Mill. A worker travelling to the Mill tested positive for COVID-19. Photo courtesy of BGM
The driver of this Northern Health Bus was taken to hospital after it ran off the road. The passenger was okay. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: Northern Health bus on its side just north of Quesnel

The bus and a semi-truck went off the road just feet away from each other

The driver of this Northern Health Bus was taken to hospital after it ran off the road. The passenger was okay. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Firefighters work to contain a blaze on New Year's Eve. They would return the next day for five more hours. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

New Year’s Eve fire damages Quesnel home

Residents of the Adams Street home returned Jan. 1, finding a fire still burning

Quesnel Firefighters work to contain a blaze on New Year's Eve. They would return the next day for five more hours. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A Northern Health Connections bus crashed 15 km north of Quesnel. (File photo)

Driver injured in Northern Health Connections bus crash near Quesnel

The bus was travelling the scheduled route between Quesnel and Prince George, carrying one passenger

A Northern Health Connections bus crashed 15 km north of Quesnel. (File photo)
Quesnel RCMP handed a steep fine to a US citizen who allegedly flaunted COVID-19 rules. (Observer file photo)

Quesnel police hand out first fine under COVID-19 rules

The RCMP fined a US citizen over $1,000 for failing to quarantine

Quesnel RCMP handed a steep fine to a US citizen who allegedly flaunted COVID-19 rules. (Observer file photo)
The location of the crash which has closed Highway 97 between Quesnel and Prince George. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Highway 97 North of Hixon reopens after crash

Prince George RCMP shared the news in a news release on Dec. 30

The location of the crash which has closed Highway 97 between Quesnel and Prince George. (Google Maps)
The artwork for the 2021 mail run was drawn by Sonja Maas, a German student who spent last winter in the Cariboo on a ranch where sled dogs are trained. (Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run)

Neither rain, sleet or COVID-19 will stop dogs from delivering the mail

Quesnel’s 29th annual Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run will go forward, albeit with changes expected

The artwork for the 2021 mail run was drawn by Sonja Maas, a German student who spent last winter in the Cariboo on a ranch where sled dogs are trained. (Gold Rush Trail Sled Dog Mail Run)
Quesnel RCMP arrested a couple who are accused of stealing items from a elderly woman who helped them. (Observer file photo)

Couple accused of stealing elderly Quesnel woman’s purse arrested

Police are not releasing the names of the couple, who are set to next appear in court in February

Quesnel RCMP arrested a couple who are accused of stealing items from a elderly woman who helped them. (Observer file photo)
Mitch Love is preparing for the World Juniors and the WHL season. The Quesnel native started coaching the Saskatoon Blades in 2017, and won a Gold Medal with team Canada at the juniors in 2020. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix/Liam Richards)

Cariboo-born coach looking to give Canada back to back gold medals

Mitch Love, who grew up in Quesnel, will be an assistant coach for Canada at the World Juniors

Mitch Love is preparing for the World Juniors and the WHL season. The Quesnel native started coaching the Saskatoon Blades in 2017, and won a Gold Medal with team Canada at the juniors in 2020. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix/Liam Richards)
Mike Harbak spent the night with only his snowmobile and winter gear on Yanks Peak before being rescued the next day. (Submitted Photo)

Stranded sledder used snowmobile for warmth on Yanks Peak

Mike Harbak of Prince George spent one night on the mountain before being rescued

Mike Harbak spent the night with only his snowmobile and winter gear on Yanks Peak before being rescued the next day. (Submitted Photo)
The Quesnel RCMP executed a search warrant after arresting an alleged drug dealer Dec. 9. (Observer File Photo)

Quesnel RCMP seizes half-pound of drugs

More than 250 grams of cocaine, meth, magic mushrooms and heroin/fentanyl were found

The Quesnel RCMP executed a search warrant after arresting an alleged drug dealer Dec. 9. (Observer File Photo)
Heavy fog is forecasted for the Cariboo according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay)

Fog rolling into the Cariboo

Williams Lake and Quesnel under Environment Canada advisory

Heavy fog is forecasted for the Cariboo according to Environment Canada. (Pixabay)
This map shows the location of Barkerville Gold MIne Ltd.’s QR Mill and Bonanza Ledge Mine and proposed Cariboo Gold Project mine site near Wells, as well as the trucking route to take ore from the Cariboo Gold Project to the QR Mill. Four people remain in quarantine at the Well’s site, related to a positive COVID-19 test. (Photo courtesy of BGM)

Contractor at Wells mine site showing COVID-19 symptoms

After two people tested positive at Barkerville Gold Mines, 1 tested negative, and 1 showed symptoms

This map shows the location of Barkerville Gold MIne Ltd.’s QR Mill and Bonanza Ledge Mine and proposed Cariboo Gold Project mine site near Wells, as well as the trucking route to take ore from the Cariboo Gold Project to the QR Mill. Four people remain in quarantine at the Well’s site, related to a positive COVID-19 test. (Photo courtesy of BGM)
Arthur Topham received 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 for probation breach

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

Arthur Topham received 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)