Quesnel

A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)

Quesnel KIJHL expansion bid has owner, community meetings planned for August

Rob McMillan is looking to put together a team to help bring a junior B team to the city

 

A Bylaw officer looks onto the girl guides cabin in Quesnel. The cabin caught fire, forcing an evacuation of the Quesnel BCSPCA shelter. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel SPCA evacuated due to nearby structure fire

Animals were sent to other shelters after an unoccupied girl guides cabin caught fire on July 20

 

Quesnel’s Pet Safe Coalition has been activated to help potential animal evacuees. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

City of Quesnel beginning to take regional evacuees in

“We are ready to go,” city recreation manager Richard Gauthier said

 

Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

MOTI announces $4 million in road improvements throughout Cariboo

Areas around Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake will all see improvements

Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cariboo Fire Centre gives update on wildfires burning in Quesnel Fire Zone

The region has only one wildfire of note, the Purdy Lake Wildfire

A BC Wildfire Service tanker flying in the South Cariboo skies. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
It took a bit of effort for Quesnel RCMP to arrest a man who jumped into the Fraser River to evade capture. (Observer file photo)

Man jumps in Fraser River to escape Quesnel RCMP

The 47-year-old man was eventually captured, and is being held before a court appearance

It took a bit of effort for Quesnel RCMP to arrest a man who jumped into the Fraser River to evade capture. (Observer file photo)
Kellen Griffin was first reported missing to the Quesnel RCMP on June 30. (RCMP submitted photo)

RCMP ask for public’s help in finding missing Quesnel man

28-year-old Kellen Griffin was first reported missing on June 30

Kellen Griffin was first reported missing to the Quesnel RCMP on June 30. (RCMP submitted photo)
The crash was just outside the Quality Inn on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

1 taken to hospital after motorcycle crash in Quesnel

The crash was was just outside the Quality Inn on Front Street

The crash was just outside the Quality Inn on Highway 97 in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Nearly $500,000 in funding for wildfire mitigation was given out to area governments in the Cariboo. (Contributed Photo)

Cariboo communities receive $500K for wildfire prevention

Grants were awarded to four First Nations and two municipalities

Nearly $500,000 in funding for wildfire mitigation was given out to area governments in the Cariboo. (Contributed Photo)
The Chilcotin River below Big Creek, as seen here flooding in July 2019, is under a flood warning in June of 2021 due to high temperatures. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Heat wave mixed with snowmelt puts Cariboo rivers on flood watch

The BC River Forecast Centre says river levels in the upper Fraser and Chilcotin will rise

The Chilcotin River below Big Creek, as seen here flooding in July 2019, is under a flood warning in June of 2021 due to high temperatures. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
Highway 97 is blocked in both directions in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Highway 97 in Quesnel open again after crash

Multiple vehicles were involved in the collision

Highway 97 is blocked in both directions in Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Special weather alert was put out for Quesnel and Williams Lake. (File photo)

Severe thunderstorm potential for Cariboo: Environment Canada

A special weather statement was put out for Quesnel and Williams Lake

Special weather alert was put out for Quesnel and Williams Lake. (File photo)
The 200 block of Front Street in downtown Quesnel remained closed late Wednesday morning after a reported shooting claimed the life of a 46-year old man. (Karen Powell photo)

VIDEO: RCMP investigating suspicious death in downtown Quesnel Wednesday morning

46-old-year-old man dead after shots fired, Highway 97 in Quesnel closed

The 200 block of Front Street in downtown Quesnel remained closed late Wednesday morning after a reported shooting claimed the life of a 46-year old man. (Karen Powell photo)
A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Traffic flowing again on Highway 97 in Quesnel after police investigation into death

A 46-year-old man died in hospital after police say they responded to reports of gunshots

A freshly cleaned piece of asphalt is the only evidence this spot on Front Street was the focus of a police investigation into a death. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The future of the Quesnel Rec Centre pool is unknown after residents shot down potential renovations in a referendum. (Melanie Law photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cariboo Regional District, Quesnel residents shoot down pool renovations in referendum

The $20 million project needed approval from people living in the North Cariboo Recreation area

The future of the Quesnel Rec Centre pool is unknown after residents shot down potential renovations in a referendum. (Melanie Law photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society invites residents in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel to participate in “Free Your Things” taking place over the Father’s Day weekend. (Mary Forbes photo)

Cariboo Conservation Society co-ordinating “Free Your Things” Father’s Day weekend

Residents can sign up if they have items they want to give away

The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society invites residents in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel to participate in “Free Your Things” taking place over the Father’s Day weekend. (Mary Forbes photo)
Alberta resident Rocky Whitford was found dead inside a GR Baker Hospital bathroom due to an apparent suicide on May 13. (Submitted Photo)

Widow of man in mental health distress questions Quesnel hospital protocol

Warning: This story contains details about suicide that may be distressing.

Alberta resident Rocky Whitford was found dead inside a GR Baker Hospital bathroom due to an apparent suicide on May 13. (Submitted Photo)
Free boxes of fresh produce are currently being provided in Quesnel by the Canadian Mental Health Association of Northern BC thanks to a donation from West Fraser Mills. (File photo)

Fresh produce available for those in need in Quesnel

Donation allows Canadian Mental Health Association to provide free fruits and veggies

Free boxes of fresh produce are currently being provided in Quesnel by the Canadian Mental Health Association of Northern BC thanks to a donation from West Fraser Mills. (File photo)
Water moving along the Fraser River rushes by the footbridge in Quesnel. The River is under a high streamflow advisory from Hope to Prince George. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Fraser River put under high streamflow advisory in Quesnel by River Forecast Centre

High overnight temperatures are causing significant snowmelt in the Upper Fraser

Water moving along the Fraser River rushes by the footbridge in Quesnel. The River is under a high streamflow advisory from Hope to Prince George. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Phoenix Rea worked as a traffic flagger in Quesnel, before she was deliberately hit by a truck while working. (Black Press File Photo)

Quesnel traffic flagger awarded $500K after being deliberately hit by truck in 2018

Former Quesnel resident Phoenix Rea was hit by a truck while working in September of 2018

Phoenix Rea worked as a traffic flagger in Quesnel, before she was deliberately hit by a truck while working. (Black Press File Photo)