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Williams Lake Fire Chief Erick Peterson said his department along with other fire departments in the region will be doing some wildfire urban interface training on Sunday, May 9 in the Williams Lake area. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Wildfire urban interface training slated for Williams Lake area Sunday, May 9

Williams Lake, Quesnel, Miocene and 150 Mile House fire departments participating

 

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: Creating ethanol from residual wood fibre

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune

  • May 2, 2021

 

Sidney Boyd was reported missing on April 19. (Submitted Photo)

Family of missing Quesnel man offering reward for information leading to his return

The family of Sidney Boyd has been searching for him in Prince George and Quesnel since mid-April

 

Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Mary Sword photo)
Emergency services attend the scene of a collision just north of Hixon Thursday morning, April 29, which has closed Highway 97. (Mary Sword photo)
Quesnel-Hixon Road is the latest in the Cariboo to be turned impassable by landslides. Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes is asking provincial officials to better support road infrastructure in the riding. (Submitted Photo)

Cariboo North MLA hoping to put area roads in the spotlight of budget response

Coralee Oakes shared a speech calling on MOTI to better support the region’s transportation network

Quesnel-Hixon Road is the latest in the Cariboo to be turned impassable by landslides. Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes is asking provincial officials to better support road infrastructure in the riding. (Submitted Photo)
Quesnel-Hixon road is impassable due to a landslide. (Emcom Services Facebook)

Quesnel-Hixon road closed south of Cottonwood River Provincial Park

Emcon Services shared photos of the road on Facebook

Quesnel-Hixon road is impassable due to a landslide. (Emcom Services Facebook)
Kandola Forest Products Plant manager Hugh Whalen, assistant plant manager Corey Crossman and general manager Tai Krahn stand in front of workers sorting boards on Monday, April 19. The former C&C mill was back up and running after nearly a year off. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel mill is reborn under new ownership

Kandola Forest Products has begun production at the former C&C mill

Kandola Forest Products Plant manager Hugh Whalen, assistant plant manager Corey Crossman and general manager Tai Krahn stand in front of workers sorting boards on Monday, April 19. The former C&C mill was back up and running after nearly a year off. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The former C&C Wood Products mill will begin producing products again later this month, under new ownership. (Observer file photo)

Williams Lake-owned company to restart production at bankrupt specialty mill in Quesnel

President of Kandola Forest Products says he expects to fill 90 full-time jobs by end of year

The former C&C Wood Products mill will begin producing products again later this month, under new ownership. (Observer file photo)
Emergency crews respond to a structural fire on Highway 97 between Williams Lake and Quesnel on Friday, April 16. (Photo submitted)

Update: Famous Cariboo carver Ken Sheen’s wood shop destroyed by fire

The shop was located between Williams Lake and Quesnel

Emergency crews respond to a structural fire on Highway 97 between Williams Lake and Quesnel on Friday, April 16. (Photo submitted)
The Mercedes was stopped on the Quesnel River Bridge after RCMP deployed spike belts. The driver and passenger were arrested. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Mercedes was stopped on the Quesnel River Bridge after RCMP deployed spike belts. The driver and passenger were arrested. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)

B.C. River Forecast Centre issues high streamflow advisory for Cariboo region

Public advised to stay clear of fast-flowing rivers, unstable riverbanks

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)
Lhtako Dené Nation could be entering cannabis production after launching its retail store Lhtako Grass last year which currently operates under the laws of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Pictured above are Lhtako Grass budtenders Jonara Paul (from left) and Heather Browning, and shift supervisor Cyrilea Michell. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Lhtako Dené Nation eyes cannabis grow operation

Retail store going great says manager Raymond Aldred

Lhtako Dené Nation could be entering cannabis production after launching its retail store Lhtako Grass last year which currently operates under the laws of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Pictured above are Lhtako Grass budtenders Jonara Paul (from left) and Heather Browning, and shift supervisor Cyrilea Michell. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)

B.C. Mountie handing out toy cars to light up children’s faces

‘A lot of times it will be the only interaction they have with the police,’ says Const. Matt Joyce

Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)
House sales are up in the Cariboo region for the first quarter of 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Surge in Cariboo homes sales in first quarter of 2021: B.C. Northern Real Estate Board

Average selling prices have increased in 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Williams Lake

House sales are up in the Cariboo region for the first quarter of 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
Quesnel RCMP are warning the public about recent cases of cyberstalking. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

Seller beware: Quesnel RCMP warn of recent cyberstalking cases on buy and sell sites

Sgt. Richard Weseen cautions public to watch for red flags

Quesnel RCMP are warning the public about recent cases of cyberstalking. (Darryl Dyck/CP)
Amy Quarry, manager of Sprout Kitchen Food Hub and Amy Reid, manager of economic development and tourism at the city of Quesnel were inside the kitchen on March 24, filming a virtual tour. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Food hub now accepting bookings

Sprout Kitchen is the fourth of 12 planned food hubs to open across B.C.

Amy Quarry, manager of Sprout Kitchen Food Hub and Amy Reid, manager of economic development and tourism at the city of Quesnel were inside the kitchen on March 24, filming a virtual tour. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A cow from Gloria Jackson's 100-head herd of cattle had triplets on March 7. (Submitted Photo)

Pretty, Darn, Cute — Quesnel farm celebrates rare livestock birth

Gloria Jackson welcomed triplets to her farm on March 7

A cow from Gloria Jackson's 100-head herd of cattle had triplets on March 7. (Submitted Photo)
Brian Chase won $100,000 from a scratch ticket in Quesnel. (BCLC Submitted photo)

Quesnel man dazzled after winning $100K from Diamond 7’s scratch ticket

Brian Chase scratched the winning ticket at the Chevron on Carson Avenue

  • Mar 24, 2021
Brian Chase won $100,000 from a scratch ticket in Quesnel. (BCLC Submitted photo)
Three Skiers weave back and forth along a hill at Troll Ski Resort in February. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Easter Sunday marks end of downhill skiing season in Quesnel

Troll Ski Resort said their final day will be Sunday, April 4

Three Skiers weave back and forth along a hill at Troll Ski Resort in February. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Loraine Brisebois, sales clerk at Mason & Daly General Merchants at Barkerville Historic Town & Park welcomes visitors. 2020 was the second season at Barkerville for Brisebois who is from Quesnel. Barkerville limited the site to 200 visitors per day during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is encouraging visitors to wear masks.(Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Barkerville trust says historical town is underfunded by $600K

The trust asked Quesnel city council to support their bid to the province for increased funding

Loraine Brisebois, sales clerk at Mason & Daly General Merchants at Barkerville Historic Town & Park welcomes visitors. 2020 was the second season at Barkerville for Brisebois who is from Quesnel. Barkerville limited the site to 200 visitors per day during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is encouraging visitors to wear masks.(Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)