Melanie Law

The Falkenstein family standing with the concrete barriers put up by the Ministry of Forests to disallow access to the bridge to Diamond Island. From left: Maggie, Zach and Robyn Falkenstein, with Zach and Robyn’s children.                                Melanie Law photo

Provincial red tape denies Cariboo family access to home, ranch land

B.C. family hasn’t had road access to private land for 1.5 years due to dispute with Province

The Falkenstein family standing with the concrete barriers put up by the Ministry of Forests to disallow access to the bridge to Diamond Island. From left: Maggie, Zach and Robyn Falkenstein, with Zach and Robyn’s children.                                Melanie Law photo
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson. File photo

Vanderhoof one of 5 northern communities to get funding for housing projects

34 affordable rental units to be built in the district for seniors and families

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson. File photo
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Province not doing enough for forestry sector, say Liberals

Although Minister of Forests says government working to diversify industry, rural economies

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Traffic is stopped or slow on Highway 97 north of Quesnel due to winter driving conditions. April Cameron/submitted photo

UPDATED: Two collisions affecting traffic on Highway 97 north of Quesnel

Traffic stopped in both directions north of 10 Mile Lake due to non-serious MVIs

Traffic is stopped or slow on Highway 97 north of Quesnel due to winter driving conditions. April Cameron/submitted photo
Stolen truck involved in fatal collision on Highway 16

Stolen truck involved in fatal collision on Highway 16

Wednesday’s two-vehicle crash killed one man, 23, and injured two others

Stolen truck involved in fatal collision on Highway 16
West Fraser Mills photo

UPDATE: West Fraser to permanently reduce production in Quesnel, Fraser Lake

The move, due to log supply shortages, will affect 75 employees in Quesnel, 60 in Fraser Lake

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‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man

‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man

One man died of life-threatening injuries on Nov. 8

‘Targeted incident’ leads to death of Quesnel man
File photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Cariboo daycare chosen as one of B.C.’s $10-a-day pilot sites

Quesnel provider will offer seven low-cost daycare spaces as part of government prototype project

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Todd Doherty answered questions at his Town Hall meeting in Quesnel June 27. This second round of Town Hall meetings will take place in the evening. Melanie Law/Observer file photo

MP Todd Doherty set for series of Town Hall meetings

Cariboo-PG MP travelling through electoral district next week

Todd Doherty answered questions at his Town Hall meeting in Quesnel June 27. This second round of Town Hall meetings will take place in the evening. Melanie Law/Observer file photo
United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 continues rotating strikes for mills in the north. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Prince George mill workers on picket line as northern union’s rotating strikes continue

“If you come to work and there’s a picket line, join in and show your solidarity,” says union leader

United Steelworkers Local 1-2017 continues rotating strikes for mills in the north. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
An information plaque now stands at a site along the Fraser River in Quesnel, believed to be the location where five Tsilhqot’in chiefs were hanged on Oct. 26, 1864. Melanie Law photo

Tsilhqot’in Nations to commemorate hanged chiefs with memorial in Quesnel

Six current Tsilhqot’in chiefs will honour those wrongfully hanged in 1864

An information plaque now stands at a site along the Fraser River in Quesnel, believed to be the location where five Tsilhqot’in chiefs were hanged on Oct. 26, 1864. Melanie Law photo
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Official election results in for Cariboo Regional District

Official results confirm preliminary counts in the CRD

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One man sentenced for Wells, Likely thefts

Nicholas Turner has been sentenced to one day in jail and 12 months’ probation

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THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo

Forestry workers’ union bans employee overtime as strike looms

First step in job action for Northern B.C. mills

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo
Minister Adrian Dix unveils the new sign at the Community Health Services door of G.R. Baker Hospital, which includes the addition of the Urgent Primary Care Centre. Melanie Law photo

Urgent Primary Care Centre announced for Quesnel

Second centre in B.C. will offer after-hours and weekend care to reduce impact on emergency room

Minister Adrian Dix unveils the new sign at the Community Health Services door of G.R. Baker Hospital, which includes the addition of the Urgent Primary Care Centre. Melanie Law photo
Softwood lumber is pictured at Tolko Industries in Heffley Creek, B.C., April, 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

No strike action yet for Northern B.C. forestry workers

Union heads into talks in southern Interior, with hopes they could inform northern agreement

Softwood lumber is pictured at Tolko Industries in Heffley Creek, B.C., April, 1, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. Photo: Contributed

New hospital approved for Fort St. James

Northern Health concept plan has been approved

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix. Photo: Contributed
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International company buys 50% stake in Quesnel pulp mill

Quesnel’s Cariboo Pulp & Paper will remain partially owned by West Fraser Mills

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Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Steelworkers union issues strike notice affecting 1,500 mill workers in northern B.C.

Forestry workers across region would be affected if strike goes ahead

Tara Sprickerhoff photo
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is seeking input on a potential connector from Anahim Lake to Highway 16. Google maps image

Public asked for feedback on proposed Anahim Lake/Highway 16 connector

Comments must be provided by the end of the month

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is seeking input on a potential connector from Anahim Lake to Highway 16. Google maps image