Melanie Law

RCMP outside the Gold Pan Motel in Quesnel on Oct. 1 2017. File photo

Two charged in relation to 2017 Quesnel homicide

Nathan Doucette and Dawn Gunanoot have been charged with assault, B&E

RCMP outside the Gold Pan Motel in Quesnel on Oct. 1 2017. File photo
BC Wildlife Federation applauds TNG, provincial government moose co-management agreement

BC Wildlife Federation applauds TNG, provincial government moose co-management agreement

A roundtable workshop will be developed as part of the agreement

BC Wildlife Federation applauds TNG, provincial government moose co-management agreement
Scientists and forestry experts met in Quesnel this week to look for solutions for the future of the sector. From left: Brion Salter, U.S. Forest Service geographer; Dr. Susan Pritchard, U.S. Forest Service forest ecologist; Dr. Nick Povak, U.S. Forest Service ecologist; Dr. Robin Gregory, UBC senior research scientist; Dr. Paul Hessberg, U.S. Forest Service landscape ecologist; Robert Gray, forest fire ecologist, Gray Consulting; and Erin Robinson, Fraser Basin Council regional manager.                                Melanie Law photo

Ecologists, industry experts look at solutions for forestry sector in face ‘new normal’

Scientists met with forestry bigwigs in Quesnel to brainstorm restructuring forest management

Scientists and forestry experts met in Quesnel this week to look for solutions for the future of the sector. From left: Brion Salter, U.S. Forest Service geographer; Dr. Susan Pritchard, U.S. Forest Service forest ecologist; Dr. Nick Povak, U.S. Forest Service ecologist; Dr. Robin Gregory, UBC senior research scientist; Dr. Paul Hessberg, U.S. Forest Service landscape ecologist; Robert Gray, forest fire ecologist, Gray Consulting; and Erin Robinson, Fraser Basin Council regional manager.                                Melanie Law photo
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development image

Some open burning to be allowed again in Cariboo Fire Centre

Ministry to lift ban on Category 2 fires Sept. 14 at noon

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development image
CRD map

Narcosli Creek evacuation alert lifted

Residents given the all-clear from the CRD

CRD map
CRD map

Some evacuation orders, alerts lifted in northwest Cariboo

916 properties have been downgraded, or had evacuation orders or alerts lifted completely

CRD map
A photo showing damage to West Fraser Road at Deep Creek Hill, taken May 5, 2018. Bo Mills photo

West Fraser Road south of Quesnel closed until at least 2020, says Ministry of Transportation

Residents south of washout say logging road detour to Quesnel not a tenable temporary solution

A photo showing damage to West Fraser Road at Deep Creek Hill, taken May 5, 2018. Bo Mills photo
Observer file photo

Quesnel RCMP seize gun, drugs after stopping man cycling without a helmet

The man had a warrant out for his arrest and was carrying illegal items in a backpack

Observer file photo
CRD map

CRD issues evacuation order for Dean River North and Ulkatcho First Nation

The order includes 57 properties in the CRD and five properties on Ulkatcho First Nation

CRD map
A truck being towed away from the scene of the incident near Alexandria. Sandra Roosdahl photo

UPDATED: Single-lane alternating traffic on Highway 97 near Alexandria

Drive BC reports a vehicle incident has reduced traffic on the road

A truck being towed away from the scene of the incident near Alexandria. Sandra Roosdahl photo
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Some roads in Cariboo region closed due to evacuation orders

The Ministry of Transportation has provided a list of road closures in the Cariboo

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Observer file photo

B.C. woman set for trial in Alberta as animal cruelty investigation continues in home province

Karin Adams was discovered with eight dogs in Alberta weeks after having 16 dogs seized in Quesnel

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Chris Elden owns property in the Ten Mile Lake area and is using a unique system to log it selectively.                                Melanie Law photo

‘Treed in perpetuity’: How to log without clearcutting

Thinning treed areas can make properties less vulnerable to fire and still make money

Chris Elden owns property in the Ten Mile Lake area and is using a unique system to log it selectively.                                Melanie Law photo
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RCMP brings in members; patrols evacuation zones near Quesnel

Members from the Lower Mainland are aiding local RCMP with 24/7 patrols in evacuation zones

Observer file photo
BC Wildfire Service map, Aug. 14, 2018.

Update on wildfires in the Cariboo, Aug. 14

Progress made on fires of note in the region

BC Wildfire Service map, Aug. 14, 2018.
A local specimen enjoying sunflower nectar.                                Karen Powell photo

Get involved in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

Environmental organization develops app to help with the nationwide count

A local specimen enjoying sunflower nectar.                                Karen Powell photo
Marsha the calico cat. BC SPCA photo

SPCA relocates animals from Quesnel, Williams Lake due to evacuation alerts

50 animals from Quesnel and 60 from Williams Lake were transferred as a precaution

Marsha the calico cat. BC SPCA photo
The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department’s duty truck. File photo

Quesnel deploys firefighters, water tender to aid Burns Lake

Two members are headed to support firefighters working in the area tonight

The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department’s duty truck. File photo
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson. File photo

WATCH: Quesnel Mayor on evacuation alert issued for part of city

Mayor Simpson passes on information from BC Wildfire Service and CRD on Narcosli Creek Fire

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson. File photo
The Tzenzaicut Lake Fire Aug. 9, as seen from the 1400A Road, which is accessed via Marsh Road west of Quesnel. Danica Marie Freel photo

BREAKING: Evacuation alert issued for parts of Quesnel and areas west

Alert includes West Fraser Road, West Quesnel, Bouchie Lake, Milburn Lake and Puntchesakut Lake

The Tzenzaicut Lake Fire Aug. 9, as seen from the 1400A Road, which is accessed via Marsh Road west of Quesnel. Danica Marie Freel photo