Melanie Law

The Comstock Lake Fire will likely be downgraded from Wildfire of Note this week, says FIO Forrest Tower. BC WIldfire Service map

Comstock Lake Fire Complex disbanded, fire being held

Of the three fires in the complex, one is out and two are under control, says FIO

The Comstock Lake Fire will likely be downgraded from Wildfire of Note this week, says FIO Forrest Tower. BC WIldfire Service map
A young bull moose emerges from the trees near Barkerville on July 1. Moose populations across the Cariboo are believed to be under threat after the 2017 wildfires. Karen Powell photo

Moose harvest reduced for Cariboo’s fall hunt

Hunting guide-outfitters and First Nations say reductions are not enough

A young bull moose emerges from the trees near Barkerville on July 1. Moose populations across the Cariboo are believed to be under threat after the 2017 wildfires. Karen Powell photo
16 dogs have been seized from a property in Quesnel. Pixabay photo

SPCA seizes 16 dogs from property in B.C. Interior

Dog owners were known to SPCA and had been convicted on animal cruelty charges in 2015

16 dogs have been seized from a property in Quesnel. Pixabay photo
Ian Terry / The Herald

New hunting regulations outlined for the Cariboo

Vehicle ban lifted, ATV and snowmobile regulations changed

Ian Terry / The Herald
A photo of the Comstock Lake Fire taken by a firefighter taken on June 26, 2018. Contributed photo

BC Wildfire Service sets up operational camp near Comstock Lake Fire

More than 200 personnel will camp on the Pelican Lake Service Road

A photo of the Comstock Lake Fire taken by a firefighter taken on June 26, 2018. Contributed photo
Barkerville’s Dominion Day celebration. Observer file photo

Barkerville gets set for Dominion Day celebrations

Historic Town & Park has plenty in store for visitors on July 1

Barkerville’s Dominion Day celebration. Observer file photo
The College of New Caledonia campus in Quesnel. Photo submitted

Trail design program launched at Cariboo college

CNC Quesnel develops training to build and maintain recreational trails in region

The College of New Caledonia campus in Quesnel. Photo submitted
?Esdilagh First Nation Chief Victor Roy Stump will sign a memorandum of understanding with the B.C. Conservation Service June 15, in an effort to work with the province to protect the declining moose population.                                Contributed photo

Cariboo First Nation signs landmark moose hunt agreement with Conservation Officer Service

The agreement means members will adhere to Wildlife Act restrictions on moose hunting in the region

?Esdilagh First Nation Chief Victor Roy Stump will sign a memorandum of understanding with the B.C. Conservation Service June 15, in an effort to work with the province to protect the declining moose population.                                Contributed photo
A two-vehicle collision 1 km south of Quesnel has closed Highway 97 in both directions this morning. Karen Powell photo

Highway 97 closed south of Quesnel due to crash

The collision involved a semi-trailer truck and an SUV

A two-vehicle collision 1 km south of Quesnel has closed Highway 97 in both directions this morning. Karen Powell photo
Votes are in – District of Wells elects new mayor

Votes are in – District of Wells elects new mayor

John (Jay) Vermette won by just less than 50 per cent of the vote

Votes are in – District of Wells elects new mayor
A fire at Tolko’s Lakeview Division has shut down the mill for some time, which is affecting the price of wood fibre for local pulp mill operations. Photo submitted

Price of wood fibre for B.C. pulp mills at a six-year high

Lack of residual chips from sawmills a cause of concern for local mills

A fire at Tolko’s Lakeview Division has shut down the mill for some time, which is affecting the price of wood fibre for local pulp mill operations. Photo submitted
A gasoline shortage due to refinery problems at Suncor in Edmonton, so far, hasn’t had a major impact at the pumps in Williams Lake. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

B.C. Interior gas shortage has minimal impact to date in Williams Lake

Shortages affecting interior of B.C. and Alberta, linked to lengthy maintenance at Suncor

A gasoline shortage due to refinery problems at Suncor in Edmonton, so far, hasn’t had a major impact at the pumps in Williams Lake. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Chevron in Prince Rupert has run out of regular gas due to refinery problems at Suncor in Edmonton. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Some B.C. gas pumps run dry over issues at Edmonton refinery

Shortages affecting interior of B.C. and Alberta, linked to lengthy maintenance at Suncor

Chevron in Prince Rupert has run out of regular gas due to refinery problems at Suncor in Edmonton. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Green Mountain burning in summer 2017. Karen Powell photo

BC Wildfire Service contains small overwintering fire on Green Mountain

The fire, which was reported June 3, is 100 per cent contained

Green Mountain burning in summer 2017. Karen Powell photo
Views to a marshy field through trees burned by the Elephant Hill wildfire. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.

Business disaster proofing seminars start next week

Small Business B.C. is hosting seminars in Quesnel, Williams Lake, 100 Mile and Cache Creek

Views to a marshy field through trees burned by the Elephant Hill wildfire. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.
A woodland caribou bull.                                 THE CANADIAN PRESS/
HO- CPAWS - Mike Bedell

Cariboo First Nations group calls for moratorium on caribou hunt

Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance wants action ahead of May 25 hunt lottery deadline

A woodland caribou bull.                                 THE CANADIAN PRESS/
HO- CPAWS - Mike Bedell
Burned timber waiting to be processed at Tolko Industries in Williams Lake.                                Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Burned timber still salvageable, but clock is ticking

Ministry has expedited cutting permits and is looking at landscape rehabilitation on burn areas

Burned timber waiting to be processed at Tolko Industries in Williams Lake.                                Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Last year’s record wildfire season disrupted wild animal life and damaged communities. (Black Press files)

Wildfire preparation meetings scheduled in Cariboo

Drop-in sessions to take place in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel

Last year’s record wildfire season disrupted wild animal life and damaged communities. (Black Press files)
A road closure sign on Nazko Highway on Monday, April 30. Melanie Law photo

Nazko weathering the storm as residents return

Some road closures remain, but water has receded far below peak levels

A road closure sign on Nazko Highway on Monday, April 30. Melanie Law photo
Deep Creek Hill, Quesnel, May 5, 2018. Bo Mills photo

WATCH: Deep Creek Hill washouts still being monitored

New photos and video from Saturday show extent of flood damage in the area

Deep Creek Hill, Quesnel, May 5, 2018. Bo Mills photo