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Kate Cox the new Chief Executive Officer of Barkerville Historic Town and Park and Cottonwood House and retired CEO Ed Coleman walk across the Fraser River Walking Bridge in Quesnel. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Barkerville writes a new page in its own history book

Kate Cox is the new CEO of Barkerville Historic Town and Park and Cottonwood House Historic Site

Kate Cox the new Chief Executive Officer of Barkerville Historic Town and Park and Cottonwood House and retired CEO Ed Coleman walk across the Fraser River Walking Bridge in Quesnel. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Quesnel and Williams Lake stating that 20 to 40 mm of rain is possible between Tuesday June 30 and Thursday July 2. (NEWS file photo)

Special weather statement in effect for Quesnel and Williams Lake

Environment Canada says 20 to 40 mm of rain is possible through Thursday

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Quesnel and Williams Lake stating that 20 to 40 mm of rain is possible between Tuesday June 30 and Thursday July 2. (NEWS file photo)
A severe thunderstorm watch is now in effect for the Cariboo including Quesnel and Williams Lake. (Black Press File Photo)

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for Cariboo

Quesnel and Williams Lake could see strong winds, heavy rain and hail

A severe thunderstorm watch is now in effect for the Cariboo including Quesnel and Williams Lake. (Black Press File Photo)
Quesnel Search and Rescued aided in the search for a missing autistic youth on Saturday, June 6. (Quesnel Search and Rescue - Facebook Photo)

Quesnel Search and Rescue help search for missing autistic youth

The missing youth returned home safe Sunday morning, with ‘no shoes, no socks and soaking wet’

Quesnel Search and Rescued aided in the search for a missing autistic youth on Saturday, June 6. (Quesnel Search and Rescue - Facebook Photo)
Barkerville Historic Town and Park is set to re-open its facilities in phases. (Angie Mindus - Black Press File Photo)

Barkerville set to re-open in phases

Accomodations, shops, restaraunts to open June 18, exhibits and public programming July 3

Barkerville Historic Town and Park is set to re-open its facilities in phases. (Angie Mindus - Black Press File Photo)
The found remains discovered in a rural area of Quesnel on May 6, 2020 have been confirmed to be that of Louis Korkowski, who was reported missing to the Quesnel RCMP. (Photo submitted by RCMP)                                The found remains discovered in a rural area of Quesnel on May 6, 2020 have been confirmed to be that of Louis Korkowski, who was reported missing to the Quesnel RCMP. (Photo submitted by RCMP)

Police confirm human remains discovered are possible abduction victim, Korkowski

Korkowski had last been seen on May 4, criminality is suspected in his death

The found remains discovered in a rural area of Quesnel on May 6, 2020 have been confirmed to be that of Louis Korkowski, who was reported missing to the Quesnel RCMP. (Photo submitted by RCMP)                                The found remains discovered in a rural area of Quesnel on May 6, 2020 have been confirmed to be that of Louis Korkowski, who was reported missing to the Quesnel RCMP. (Photo submitted by RCMP)
Quesnel Hydraulic Road has been closed to all traffic at kilometre 20.3 due to ongoing slide activity. (Emcon Services Inc. Photo - Facebook)

Quesnel-Hydraulic Road closed to all traffic at kilometre 20.3

Detour available via 2700 Road and 500 Road, adds approximately 30 minutes of travel time

Quesnel Hydraulic Road has been closed to all traffic at kilometre 20.3 due to ongoing slide activity. (Emcon Services Inc. Photo - Facebook)
Quesnel RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating Andrew Charles Ward, who has been missing since Saturday, May 9, 2020. (Photo submitted)

Police seek help locating missing Quesnel man

Andrew Charles Ward was last seen on May 9, 2020

Quesnel RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating Andrew Charles Ward, who has been missing since Saturday, May 9, 2020. (Photo submitted)
North District Major Crime investigating after Quesnel RCMP discovered human remains in rural area 40 kilometres west of Quesnel near the Nazko Hwy on May 6.

Human remains found west of Quesnel, criminality suspected

North District Major Crime investigating after remains found in rural area near Quesnel on May 6.

North District Major Crime investigating after Quesnel RCMP discovered human remains in rural area 40 kilometres west of Quesnel near the Nazko Hwy on May 6.
The Quesnel Farmers’ Market will open for the season on May 2 under new safety guidelines and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

COVID-19: Quesnel Farmers’ Market will open May 2 with more of a ‘shop, don’t stop’ feel

New restrictions due to COVID-19 limit the number of people on the grounds, what can be sold

The Quesnel Farmers’ Market will open for the season on May 2 under new safety guidelines and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
The Quesnel Billy Barker Days Society (QBBDS) is making some changes to its annual festival, which is scheduled for July 16-19, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)

COVID-19: Quesnel’s Billy Barker Days Festival will happen but may be delayed and look different

‘It will be something different than it has been in other years,’ say organizers

The Quesnel Billy Barker Days Society (QBBDS) is making some changes to its annual festival, which is scheduled for July 16-19, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer file photo)
A “serious collision” has shut down Highway 97 in both directions just south of Prince George. (Observer File Photo)

UPDATE: One dead after multi-vehicle collision involving logging truck on Highway 97

DriveBC says highway expected to remain closed until 8 p.m.

A “serious collision” has shut down Highway 97 in both directions just south of Prince George. (Observer File Photo)
Quesnel RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating Darryl Leblanc, who has been missing for almost a month. (Photo submitted)

Police seek help locating missing Quesnel man

Darryl Leblanc was last seen Dec. 30, 2019

Quesnel RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating Darryl Leblanc, who has been missing for almost a month. (Photo submitted)
From left, Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson and B.C. Premier John Horgan leave a meeting with community representatives to discuss issues related to the forestry industry Monday, Jan. 20 at the Quesnel Forestry Innovation Centre. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

B.C. Premier calls Quesnel a ‘hub of innovation’ in face of forestry downturn

Premier John Horgan tours Forestry Innovation Centre and meets with mayor, community representatives

From left, Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson and B.C. Premier John Horgan leave a meeting with community representatives to discuss issues related to the forestry industry Monday, Jan. 20 at the Quesnel Forestry Innovation Centre. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The slide area on West Fraser Road on Quesnel’s Deep Creek, which closed the road in April 2018. Since then, residents have been taking a detour via Garner Road and Webster Lake Road. (Photo courtesy of Emcon Services)

LETTER: Quesnel Cattlemen’s Association raise concerns over West Fraser Road detour

The association is “deeply concerned” about the condition of the detour route

The slide area on West Fraser Road on Quesnel’s Deep Creek, which closed the road in April 2018. Since then, residents have been taking a detour via Garner Road and Webster Lake Road. (Photo courtesy of Emcon Services)