Melanie Law

Supplies of salmon as well as wildfire experts from Tsilhqot’in Nation sent to Telegraph Creek in aid of Tahltan Nation. Cecil Grinder photo

Cariboo First Nations affected by 2017 fires send experts, supplies to Tahltan Nation at Telegraph Creek

TNG tribal chairman: ‘This is a time for all Nations, and all levels of government, to work together’

Supplies of salmon as well as wildfire experts from Tsilhqot’in Nation sent to Telegraph Creek in aid of Tahltan Nation. Cecil Grinder photo
An evacuation order was issued for the Shag Creek area this afternoon. CRD map

Shag Creek area under evacuation order, area expanded

93 properties are being told to evacuate immediately

An evacuation order was issued for the Shag Creek area this afternoon. CRD map
Shag Creek area evacuation alert. Cariboo Regional District image

UPDATED: Evacuation alerts due to Chutanli Lake Fire expanded; Shag Creek area put on alert

40 properties on alert due to Chutanli Lake Fire; 17 due to Shag Creek

Shag Creek area evacuation alert. Cariboo Regional District image
Lhtako Dené Nation (Red Bluff) Chief Clifford Lebrun. Observer file photo

Cariboo First Nations alliance inks reconciliation agreement with Province

Chiefs, B.C. ministers work to build collaborative relationship for wildlife and forestry management

Lhtako Dené Nation (Red Bluff) Chief Clifford Lebrun. Observer file photo
The Monte Lake wildfire approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Kamloops. Facebook/BC Wildfire Service photo

200 out-of-province firefighters, support staff to arrive in B.C. in next week

Firefighters will arrive from across Canada as well as New Zealand, Mexico and Australia

The Monte Lake wildfire approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Kamloops. Facebook/BC Wildfire Service photo
Quesnel’s court room. Melanie Law photo

Pair of suspects in court after Wells, Likely thefts

Nicholas Raymond Turner and Tania Nada Jordanov will appear again Aug. 14

Quesnel’s court room. Melanie Law photo
An evacuation alert issued for 93 properties on the south side of Quesnel Lake has been lifted. Cariboo Regional District map

Evacuation alert lifted for 93 properties near Quesnel Lake

The CRD says the fire in the region is now 50 per cent contained

An evacuation alert issued for 93 properties on the south side of Quesnel Lake has been lifted. Cariboo Regional District map
RCMP investigate suspicious death of Quesnel man, 41

RCMP investigate suspicious death of Quesnel man, 41

Quesnel RCMP were called to a reported assault to find a man dead

RCMP investigate suspicious death of Quesnel man, 41
A Red Cross volunteer watches as smoke billows over a hill near Cache Creek during the wildfires in 2017. Canadian Red Cross photo

Red Cross to host disaster management info sessions in Cariboo

Sessions will cover how to prepare for a disaster and how to become a Red Cross volunteer

A Red Cross volunteer watches as smoke billows over a hill near Cache Creek during the wildfires in 2017. Canadian Red Cross photo
Cariboo residents will be searching for ways to beat the heat Monday and Tuesday. Angie Mindus photo

Heat wave set to continue in the Cariboo

Temperatures in Quesnel and Williams Lake will hover in the 30s this week

Cariboo residents will be searching for ways to beat the heat Monday and Tuesday. Angie Mindus photo
Gas prices in Quesnel are some of the cheapest in the Cariboo. Melanie Law photo

Gas prices in Quesnel some of cheapest in Cariboo region

The city’s stations are charging 136.9, with surrounding cities charging more to refuel

Gas prices in Quesnel are some of the cheapest in the Cariboo. Melanie Law photo
Almost 50 people held in cells during annual summer festival in central B.C.

Almost 50 people held in cells during annual summer festival in central B.C.

Billy Barker Days is one of Northern B.C.’s largest festivals, and local RCMP were kept on their toes

Almost 50 people held in cells during annual summer festival in central B.C.
Wildfires in the Cariboo destroyed hundreds of hectares of trees in 2017. Some rural fire departments are in need of basic equipment to continue fighting fires.                                 Karen Powell/Observer file photo

UPDATE: Red Cross agrees to fund rural fire departments in the Cariboo

The move comes after North Cariboo MLA Coralee Oakes drew attention to lack of resources

Wildfires in the Cariboo destroyed hundreds of hectares of trees in 2017. Some rural fire departments are in need of basic equipment to continue fighting fires.                                 Karen Powell/Observer file photo
RCMP boxed in a vehicle and driver at a gas station north of Williams Lake Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses said police recovered a welder and took one person away in handcuffs. Facebook photo

Williams Lake RCMP recovers stolen vehicles, machinery after tips from Quesnel detachment

Three men arrested in Williams Lake after separate stolen property reports from Quesnel

RCMP boxed in a vehicle and driver at a gas station north of Williams Lake Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses said police recovered a welder and took one person away in handcuffs. Facebook photo
Quesnel local charged with second degree murder

Quesnel local charged with second degree murder

Kristopher Edward Leclair will be in court in Prince George this week

Quesnel local charged with second degree murder
Man dead, woman in critical condition after reported stabbing in Quesnel

Man dead, woman in critical condition after reported stabbing in Quesnel

A 32-year-old man turned himself in to local RCMP Saturday, where he remains in custody

Man dead, woman in critical condition after reported stabbing in Quesnel
Quesnel RCMP capture suspect after July 18 B&E, theft

Quesnel RCMP capture suspect after July 18 B&E, theft

Local business Bumper to Bumper was broken into in the early hours on Wednesday

Quesnel RCMP capture suspect after July 18 B&E, theft
Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Quesnel, Williams Lake

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Quesnel, Williams Lake

Environment Canada issues storm warning for large hail, strong wind and heavy rain in the Cariboo

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Quesnel, Williams Lake
Last year’s winner, “Air Guitar Seal,” was taken by Mike Walsh. Photo courtesy of BC SPCA

BC SPCA launches Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest

Enter the 10th annual photography contest by September

Last year’s winner, “Air Guitar Seal,” was taken by Mike Walsh. Photo courtesy of BC SPCA
Part of the 2017 burn near Nazko, B.C. Run-off from burned areas contains additional sediment and ash.                                Melanie Law photo

Ash in water from 2017 wildfires causing decrease in oxygen

“Ecological balance is out of whack,” says biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Branch

Part of the 2017 burn near Nazko, B.C. Run-off from burned areas contains additional sediment and ash.                                Melanie Law photo