Quesnel

Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Saddle up: Quesnel Rodeo Club planning three 2021 events

Club president Ray Jasper said the rodeos could include rough stock events

 

Quesnel RCMP confirmed they are investigating a residential break-in at a home on the Barkerville Highway. (File image)

Thieves make off with $300K in Cariboo miner’s retirement gold

Tim Klemen is offering a reward for the return of his gold

 

Quesnel RCMP arrested a Quesnel man after two hardware stores spotted attempted robberies. (Observer file photo)

Quesnel man arrested after armed robbery

The man is alleged to have used a knife and threatened to kill a hardware store worker

 

A helicopter arrives at a vehicle crash site to pick up a patient near Kersley. (Photo Submitted by Miranda Hawkins)

Head-on collision south of Quesnel claims one life, sends another to hospital

An SUV carrying four passengers lost control after passing on Highway 97, police say

A helicopter arrives at a vehicle crash site to pick up a patient near Kersley. (Photo Submitted by Miranda Hawkins)
Highway 97 is closed south of Quesnel. (Google Maps Drive BC)

Highway 97 closed near Kersley due to “vehicle incident” — Drive BC

The incident is five km north from the location of a fatal collision on Feb. 2

Highway 97 is closed south of Quesnel. (Google Maps Drive BC)
The Quesnel RCMP capped off a busy week by seizing drugs, cash and a handgun after being called to a domestic dispute on Friday, Feb. 12. (Quesnel RCMP)

Domestic dispute with weapon sees Quesnel RCMP make arrest, net drugs, cash and a handgun

The suspect fled and was found hiding in a nearby chicken coop

The Quesnel RCMP capped off a busy week by seizing drugs, cash and a handgun after being called to a domestic dispute on Friday, Feb. 12. (Quesnel RCMP)
One man has been arrested and charged with arson following a house fire on Anderson Road. The fire completely destroyed the home. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel man charged with arson, theft in relation to house fire on Anderson Drive

Bobby Schilling, a 39-year-old Quesnel resident, was arrested Wednesday, Feb 10

One man has been arrested and charged with arson following a house fire on Anderson Road. The fire completely destroyed the home. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel RCMP crime reduction unit and general duty members conducted a traffic stop and arrested a man and woman in possession of one kilogram of methamphetamine. (Black Press file photo)

Quesnel RCMP seize shipment of meth destined for Quesnel streets, make two arrests

The week-long investigation uncovered the shipment coming from the Lower Mainland

The Quesnel RCMP crime reduction unit and general duty members conducted a traffic stop and arrested a man and woman in possession of one kilogram of methamphetamine. (Black Press file photo)
Police were called to the 100 block of Carson Avenue during the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Observer file photo)

Man stabbed in downtown Quesnel, RCMP make arrest at scene

The man was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

Police were called to the 100 block of Carson Avenue during the afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 9. (Observer file photo)
Fire has completely destroyed the structure. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: West Quesnel home completely destroyed by fire

The Fire is on Anderson Drive, traffic is stopped in both directions

Fire has completely destroyed the structure. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Hero the kitten is receiving care after being found with a bandage wrapped so tightly around his leg it will need amputation. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel kitten will need leg amputated after found wandering with hair elastic around leg

The BC SPCA say Hero the kitten was found with a bandage wrapped tightly around leg

Hero the kitten is receiving care after being found with a bandage wrapped so tightly around his leg it will need amputation. (Submitted Photo)
Operating Room nurse Tammy Solecki, Clinical Practice Leader Joanne George, and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Van Zyl, stand alongside new equipment G.R. Baker’s shoulder surgery extension. (Submitted photo)

New shoulder surgery program at G.R. Baker Hospital in Quesnel already getting rave reviews

The $200,000 program could support nearly 100 surgeries a year at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital

Operating Room nurse Tammy Solecki, Clinical Practice Leader Joanne George, and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Van Zyl, stand alongside new equipment G.R. Baker’s shoulder surgery extension. (Submitted photo)
The driver of this truck received minor injuries after it careened off the highway. (Quesnel RCMP Photo)

Semi-truck crashes down 200-foot embankment off Highway 97

The truck also spilled diesel fuel into Cuisson Creek

The driver of this truck received minor injuries after it careened off the highway. (Quesnel RCMP Photo)
Chief Leah Stump communicated the state of emergency news through a Facebook video. (Video Screenshot)

Nazko First Nation tightens borders due to COVID-19

Chief Leah Stump said in a video they will be putting up checkpoints before entering the reserve

Chief Leah Stump communicated the state of emergency news through a Facebook video. (Video Screenshot)
A CVIS grant would be an opportunity to support the purchase and installation of high definition cameras and audio systems over the ice surfaces in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Quesnel. (Patrick Davies photo / Black Press Media)

CRD to apply for grant to install high-def cameras, audio at ice arenas for streaming

The cost of the project is estimated at $250,000 for installation at all three recreation facilities

A CVIS grant would be an opportunity to support the purchase and installation of high definition cameras and audio systems over the ice surfaces in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House and Quesnel. (Patrick Davies photo / Black Press Media)
Williams Lake RCMP arrested a suspect Friday, Dec. 11 north of the city after he fled from a traffic stop in Quesnel. (File image)

UPDATE: Suspect charged after fleeing Quesnel, Williams Lake RCMP

Police used two spike belts and then pursued the suspect on foot

Williams Lake RCMP arrested a suspect Friday, Dec. 11 north of the city after he fled from a traffic stop in Quesnel. (File image)
A renovated landing at the Fraser River Footbridge is one of three projects in the City of Quesnel’s waterfront development plan that received funding from Northern Development Initiative Trust. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel receives over $850,000 in riverfront funding

A grant from Northern Development will fund three projects aimed at enhancing Quesnel’s waterfront

A renovated landing at the Fraser River Footbridge is one of three projects in the City of Quesnel’s waterfront development plan that received funding from Northern Development Initiative Trust. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The water is about a foot deep on some of the fields at Westwick Ranching Inc. in Miocene, east of Williams Lake with recent fall flooding. (Antonia Westwick photo)

More than 110 properties impacted by fall flooding in Central Cariboo

Some roads have washed out, basements and ranches flooded

The water is about a foot deep on some of the fields at Westwick Ranching Inc. in Miocene, east of Williams Lake with recent fall flooding. (Antonia Westwick photo)
Grizzly bear sightings are up in the Likely area this year. (Ivan Hardwick photo)

COS says grizzly bear sightings up in the Likely area

Two grizzly bear siblings were moved a short distance away from Likely

Grizzly bear sightings are up in the Likely area this year. (Ivan Hardwick photo)
The best photo of the Fraser River Footbridge taken on Oct. 23 or 24 will be rewarded with a donation to the Polio Plus Fund. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s footbridge set for scarlet spotlight

The Fraser River Footbridge will be bathed in red light to mark World Polio Day Oct. 23 and 24

The best photo of the Fraser River Footbridge taken on Oct. 23 or 24 will be rewarded with a donation to the Polio Plus Fund. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)