Quesnel Observer Staff

The proposed Blackwater Gold Mine will be constructed and operated approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof. (Artemis Gold Inc photo)
The proposed Blackwater Gold Mine will be constructed and operated approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof. (Artemis Gold Inc photo)
This map shows the location of Barkerville Gold Mines (BGM) 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. BGM announced Thursday, Dec. 3 that two of its contract employees tested positive for COVID-19 Dec. 2 as they arrived at the Wells site to begin their work rotation. (Photo courtesy of BGM)

Two contract employees at Wells mine site test positive for COVID-19

Barkerville Gold Mines says the workers have had no known interaction with the community of Wells

This map shows the location of Barkerville Gold Mines (BGM) 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. BGM announced Thursday, Dec. 3 that two of its contract employees tested positive for COVID-19 Dec. 2 as they arrived at the Wells site to begin their work rotation. (Photo courtesy of BGM)
This Google Maps screenshot shows the Highway 97 intersection at Juniper Road that is being deactivated in South Quesnel. (Google Maps screenshot)

Juniper Road intersection being deactivated in South Quesnel

Traffic can no longer enter or exit Highway 97 at Juniper Road in a move to improve road safety

This Google Maps screenshot shows the Highway 97 intersection at Juniper Road that is being deactivated in South Quesnel. (Google Maps screenshot)
The Prince George RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find 29-year-old Colin Michaud Durrand. He has a history of violence and is considered to pose an increased risk to public safety, according to police, who advise the public not to confront Durrand if he is located. (Photo Submitted by RCMP)

Prince George RCMP ask for help locating violent ‘priority offender’ with ties to Quesnel

RCMP says Colin Michaud Durrand, 29, recently lived in Quesnel but may frequent Hixon, Prince George

The Prince George RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find 29-year-old Colin Michaud Durrand. He has a history of violence and is considered to pose an increased risk to public safety, according to police, who advise the public not to confront Durrand if he is located. (Photo Submitted by RCMP)
Kyle Townsend is running for the B.C. Conservatives in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Cariboo North candidate questionnaire – Kyle Townsend, Conservative Party

Cariboo North election candidates answer a series of questions leading up to the election

Kyle Townsend is running for the B.C. Conservatives in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)
Coralee Oakes is running for the B.C. Liberals in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Cariboo North candidate questionnaire – Coralee Oakes, Liberal

Cariboo North election candidates answer a series of questions leading up to the election

Coralee Oakes is running for the B.C. Liberals in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)
Douglas Gook is running for the B.C. Green Party in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Cariboo North candidate questionnaire – Douglas Gook, Green Party

Cariboo North election candidates answer a series of questions leading up to the election

Douglas Gook is running for the B.C. Green Party in Cariboo North. (Photo Submitted)
Scott Elliott is running for the B.C. NDP in the provincial election. (File Photo)

B.C. VOTES 2020: Cariboo North candidate questionnaire – Scott Elliott, NDP

Cariboo North election candidates answer a series of questions leading up to the election

Scott Elliott is running for the B.C. NDP in the provincial election. (File Photo)
Thirty-three-year-old Louis Korkowski was last seen Monday, May 4 after 6 p.m. on the west side of Quesnel, and he has not been in contact with family or friends since. Quesnel RCMP are asking anyone with information about Korkowski or two vehicles of interest to call 9-1-1. (Photo submitted by RCMP)

Quesnel RCMP asking for help finding missing man and two vehicles of interest

Louis Korkowski, 33, was last seen May 4 after 6 p.m. on the west side of Quesnel

Thirty-three-year-old Louis Korkowski was last seen Monday, May 4 after 6 p.m. on the west side of Quesnel, and he has not been in contact with family or friends since. Quesnel RCMP are asking anyone with information about Korkowski or two vehicles of interest to call 9-1-1. (Photo submitted by RCMP)
The Quesnel RCMP are asking for the public’s help locating 20-year-old Kelly Gerk, who is wanted on two warrants after he left a treatment centre in Logan Lake on April 21. (Photo submitted by Quesnel RCMP)

RCMP looking for Quesnel man, who is awaiting trial for serious assault

Police say Kelly Gerk may be in the Quesnel or Prince George area after leaving treatment centre

The Quesnel RCMP are asking for the public’s help locating 20-year-old Kelly Gerk, who is wanted on two warrants after he left a treatment centre in Logan Lake on April 21. (Photo submitted by Quesnel RCMP)
A spontaneous jam and sing-along at the 2019 ArtsWells Festival. Island Mountain Arts has cancelled the 2020 festival due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

ArtsWells cancels 2020 festival due to COVID-19

Island Mountain Arts hopes to deliver some kind of online version of the festival to support artists

A spontaneous jam and sing-along at the 2019 ArtsWells Festival. Island Mountain Arts has cancelled the 2020 festival due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
The Quesnel and Williams Lake RCMP and the Cariboo Crime Reduction Unit worked together Feb. 25 to arrest a 100 Mile House man who had stolen heavy equipment and a truck from Quesnel. (File photo)

Cariboo police forces recover truck, Bobcat and trailer stolen from Quesnel

A 100 Mile House resident was arrested after trying to flee a police roadblock near Wildwood

The Quesnel and Williams Lake RCMP and the Cariboo Crime Reduction Unit worked together Feb. 25 to arrest a 100 Mile House man who had stolen heavy equipment and a truck from Quesnel. (File photo)
Quesnel RCMP hoping to contact man who helped stop sexual assault of teen

Quesnel RCMP hoping to contact man who helped stop sexual assault of teen

A man interrupted the assault in progress Friday night and came to the teen’s aid

Quesnel RCMP hoping to contact man who helped stop sexual assault of teen
Quesnel resident Malcolm Earl McLaughlin, 90, was last seen Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. Police are asking the public for help in locating the missing man. (Photo submitted)

UPDATED: Tragic end to search for missing Quesnel senior

Malcolm McLaughlin, 90, had been missing since Dec. 30. His dog, Chico, was alive and unhurt.

Quesnel resident Malcolm Earl McLaughlin, 90, was last seen Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. Police are asking the public for help in locating the missing man. (Photo submitted)
VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub
A vehicle incident near Alexandria, south of Quesnel, has slowed traffic to single-lane alternating. Google maps image

Single-lane alternating traffic on Highway 97 at Alexandria

A vehicle incident has closed one lane of Highway 97 Dec. 6

A vehicle incident near Alexandria, south of Quesnel, has slowed traffic to single-lane alternating. Google maps image
Quesnel voters enter the polling station at the Royal Canadian Legion Monday afternoon (Oct. 21). Lindsay Chung photo

Election 2019: Doherty ahead after two polls close in Cariboo-Prince George

Conservative candidate is looking for re-election in the riding

Quesnel voters enter the polling station at the Royal Canadian Legion Monday afternoon (Oct. 21). Lindsay Chung photo
Cariboo Regional District, municipalities, First Nations partnering to study regional labour market

Cariboo Regional District, municipalities, First Nations partnering to study regional labour market

Study will identify labour gaps in the Cariboo Chilcotin region

Cariboo Regional District, municipalities, First Nations partnering to study regional labour market
The last time Catherine Jessica Adams was in court in May, a small group of protesters waited for her to arrive at Quesnel Law Courts. Adams was in court again Tuesday, July 16 to continue her trial for a breach of probation charge, and she was found guilty. Heather Norman photo

Convicted animal abuser Catherine Adams found guilty of breaching probation

Catherine Adams will return to Quesnel Law Courts for a pre-sentence report in November

The last time Catherine Jessica Adams was in court in May, a small group of protesters waited for her to arrive at Quesnel Law Courts. Adams was in court again Tuesday, July 16 to continue her trial for a breach of probation charge, and she was found guilty. Heather Norman photo
UPDATE: Single-vehicle collision north of Quesnel claims one life

UPDATE: Single-vehicle collision north of Quesnel claims one life

One person is dead and one has been sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

UPDATE: Single-vehicle collision north of Quesnel claims one life