Quesnel Observer Staff

RCMP-GRC crest (Black Press file photo)

Emergency crews free man trapped in overturned tractor trailer near Quesnel

The incident occurred on Highway 97 early Friday morning

RCMP-GRC crest (Black Press file photo)
RCMP crest (Black Press Media file)

Trio arrested in Quesnel crime spree: RCMP

The suspects are believed to have been involved in several thefts from local businesses

RCMP crest (Black Press Media file)
Quesnel RCMP detachment (Observer File Photo)

Man wanted on outstanding warrants arrested after fleeing twice from Quesnel RCMP

Two vehicles were disabled by spike belts in the Bouchie Lake area

Quesnel RCMP detachment (Observer File Photo)
A flood warning has been issued for the Quesnel River. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Flood watch upgraded to flood warning for Quesnel River

A flood watch continues for tributaries in the Cariboo Mountains

A flood warning has been issued for the Quesnel River. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Ted Traer is this year’s WildsafeBC Cariboo coordinator. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Wildsafe BC is back in operation in the Cariboo

A familiar face is working as the region’s coordinator

Ted Traer is this year’s WildsafeBC Cariboo coordinator. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel resident Michael Redmile is a millionaire after purchasing a million dollar winning Lotto 6/49 ticket from Frank’s Supermarket. (BCLC photo)

Quesnel dad claims million-dollar lotto cash prize

Michael Redmile wins in Lotto 6/49 draw

Quesnel resident Michael Redmile is a millionaire after purchasing a million dollar winning Lotto 6/49 ticket from Frank’s Supermarket. (BCLC photo)
This Cariboo Regional District map shows which properties will be taxed and where the lights will be located on Maple Drive following the completion of the alternate approval process and the adoption of a new service bylaw at the Dec. 4 board meeting. (Cariboo Regional District map)

Maple Drive streetlights installed in Quesnel

Over 4 km of roads in South Quesnel are now better illuminated with LED streetlights

This Cariboo Regional District map shows which properties will be taxed and where the lights will be located on Maple Drive following the completion of the alternate approval process and the adoption of a new service bylaw at the Dec. 4 board meeting. (Cariboo Regional District map)
A man was taken to hospital by BC Ambulance on Wednesday, Jan 19 after a stabbing in downtown Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: One person seriously injured in downtown stabbing by “unknown man” in Quesnel

Emergency services attended Safeway late Wednesday afternoon

A man was taken to hospital by BC Ambulance on Wednesday, Jan 19 after a stabbing in downtown Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Northern Health says it will be adjusting services to strengthen patient safety due to existing staffing challenges and Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing pressures. Surgical service postponements are planned or ongoing in the coming weeks at hospitals in Prince George, Hazelton, Smithers and Dawson Creek. (UBC photo)

Staffing crunch: Northern Health announces temporary service changes

Staffing levels are being impacted by existing challenges and COVID-19

Northern Health says it will be adjusting services to strengthen patient safety due to existing staffing challenges and Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing pressures. Surgical service postponements are planned or ongoing in the coming weeks at hospitals in Prince George, Hazelton, Smithers and Dawson Creek. (UBC photo)
Bob Simpson says he will be seeking a third term as mayor of Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Quesnel mayor will seek re-election in 2022

Bob Simpson eyes third term

Bob Simpson says he will be seeking a third term as mayor of Quesnel. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overdose alert issued for Northern Health region

Highly toxic substances may be contaminated causing heavy, prolonged sedation

A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)
JoAnne Moiese has been hired as District Principal of Indigenous Education with the Quesnel School District. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Williams Lake First Nation Councillor named Quesnel’s principal of Indigenous education

JoAnne Moiese will begin her new role with the Quesnel School District early next month

JoAnne Moiese has been hired as District Principal of Indigenous Education with the Quesnel School District. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
One of the Barnard’s Express Stage Lines horse-drawn sleighs comes around the back of Barkerville during Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Winter season activities suspended at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

Victorian Christmas, Shamrock Tube Run a no-go

One of the Barnard’s Express Stage Lines horse-drawn sleighs comes around the back of Barkerville during Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Lindsay Chung - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Bonanza Ledge mine east of Quesnel, is on Barkerville Mountain near Wells. It is 100 per cent owned by Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Osisko Development. (Osisko Development photo)

Bonanza Ledge mine near Wells to expand

Environmental assessment continues for Cariboo Gold Project

Bonanza Ledge mine east of Quesnel, is on Barkerville Mountain near Wells. It is 100 per cent owned by Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Osisko Development. (Osisko Development photo)
Clinton and Carmen Crossman of Quesnel are $675,000 richer after playing Set for Life. (BCLC photo)

Quesnel ‘Set for Life’ winners to purchase first home with $675,000 win

Ticket purchased at Quesnel gas bar by Carmen and Clinton Crossman

Clinton and Carmen Crossman of Quesnel are $675,000 richer after playing Set for Life. (BCLC photo)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Quesnel RCMP crackdown on drug trafficking to fight increase of overdose deaths

Project ENANDU targeted downtown dealers this summer

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
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)