Cassidy Dankochik

Tips given to Northern BC Crime Stoppers led to nine arrests in 2021. (Pixabay image)

Northern BC Crime Stoppers tips led to $15,000 in drug and cash seizures last year

The group received nearly 1,000 tips in 2021, only lagging 2020’s totals

Tips given to Northern BC Crime Stoppers led to nine arrests in 2021. (Pixabay image)
The flooding appears to be caused by an ice jam along the Quesnel River. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern B.C. town sees flooding due to ice jam, as winter weather continues

The Quesnel River is completely covered by ice

The flooding appears to be caused by an ice jam along the Quesnel River. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Lights donated by the Quesnel Rotary Club and Quesnel Canadian Tire were put on display in Lytton this Christmas. (Submitted Photo)

After a heartbreaking year, Lytton’s Christmas lights return with assist from Quesnel

The local Rotary Club and Canadian Tire teamed up to bring cheer to the wildfire-devastated village

Lights donated by the Quesnel Rotary Club and Quesnel Canadian Tire were put on display in Lytton this Christmas. (Submitted Photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) determined police actions played no role in a pedestrian fatal crash on Highway 97 north of Hixon. (File Photo)

Pedestrian who died on Highway 97 near Hixon earlier fled from RCMP: IIO

The driver of a red Dodge van was found dead just hours after police attempted to pull him over

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) determined police actions played no role in a pedestrian fatal crash on Highway 97 north of Hixon. (File Photo)
The Simon Fraser Bridge on Highway 97 in Prince George was damaged in a crash (Google Maps photo)

Simon Fraser Bridge in Prince George damaged by alleged drunk driver

A 47-year-old man was arrested after his pickup truck hit the guardrail

The Simon Fraser Bridge on Highway 97 in Prince George was damaged in a crash (Google Maps photo)
Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)

Quesnel pulp mill to shut down due to flooding and transportation issues

Around 220 employees have been temporarily laid off at two West Fraser pulp mills

Cariboo Pulp and Paper in Quesnel will be shut down for the next 16 days due to a lack of pulp supply. (West Fraser Photo)
Vanderhoof RCMP detachment seen on Nov. 25, 2021, after a man was seen with a long gun targeting the building. (Aman Parhar/Vanderhoof Omineca Express)

Man charged with attempted murder after shots fired at Vanderhoof police, sparking lockdown

Warren Brown is asking any members of the public with video of a shooting to step forward

Vanderhoof RCMP detachment seen on Nov. 25, 2021, after a man was seen with a long gun targeting the building. (Aman Parhar/Vanderhoof Omineca Express)
Drive BC has reported a vehicle incident north of Quesnel, near Olson Road. (Google Maps)

Person dies after semi and pickup collide on Highway 97 north of Quesnel

The highway near Olson Road is closed while investigators work to determine the cause

Drive BC has reported a vehicle incident north of Quesnel, near Olson Road. (Google Maps)
Much of Northern BC is under some sort of weather alert. (Environment Canada)

Northern BC expecting heavy snow, winter storms until Sunday

Much of the region is under an Environment Canada weather alert

Much of Northern BC is under some sort of weather alert. (Environment Canada)
Northern Health continues to report high amounts of COVID-19 throughout the region. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Northern Health enhanced restrictions extended indefinitely

Areas to the west of Kitwanga are not included in the orders

Northern Health continues to report high amounts of COVID-19 throughout the region. (BC Centre for Disease Control)
BC Bus North is an interim program run by the provincial government meant to replace Greyhound buses in Northern B.C. communities. An auditor general’s report released on Tuesday, Nov. 16 made three recommendations to improve the service. (B.C. Transit photo)

Only 56% of Greyhound northern routes shuttered in 2018 covered by BC Bus North: report

The auditor general of B.C. released the results of an audit on Tuesday, Nov. 16

BC Bus North is an interim program run by the provincial government meant to replace Greyhound buses in Northern B.C. communities. An auditor general’s report released on Tuesday, Nov. 16 made three recommendations to improve the service. (B.C. Transit photo)
Rosie the motorcycle service dog. (Submitted Photo)

‘It’s not the size that matters’: Motorcycle-riding Quesnel service dog helps with PTSD

Rosie the motorcycle riding service chihuahua helps retired nurse Alison Prentice

Rosie the motorcycle service dog. (Submitted Photo)
Hateful graffiti was sprayed near a Quesnel Sikh Temple(Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Racist graffiti near Quesnel Sikh Temple implores citizen to take action

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains depictions of hate-speech some people may find offensive

Hateful graffiti was sprayed near a Quesnel Sikh Temple(Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A helicopter gets ready to land at the Quesnel Fire Attack Base during the evening of Aug. 2. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Fire crews pulled off Purdy Lake Wildfire due to wind

The 8,100 hectare fire near and inside Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park is classified as ‘being held’

A helicopter gets ready to land at the Quesnel Fire Attack Base during the evening of Aug. 2. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Search and Rescue shared a screenshot of the alleged thief to their Twitter page. (Quesnel Search and Rescue Twitter)

Quesnel Search and Rescue calling on public’s help to catch thieves

The items were stolen from their support vehicle during the evening of July 28

Quesnel Search and Rescue shared a screenshot of the alleged thief to their Twitter page. (Quesnel Search and Rescue Twitter)
The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

Women’s curling championship coming back to Prince George in 2022

The scheduled 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19, the 2022 event will be held in March

The top women’s curlers from around the world will compete in Prince George, as it was just announced that the CN Centre will be the site for the 2022 World Women’s Curling Championship. Prince George was set to host the 2020 event which was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
BC Games logo. (File photo)

‘The work begins now’ — Quesnel’s 2024 BC Winter Games bid successful

The announcement was made during zoom confrence call on July 28

BC Games logo. (File photo)
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

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)
UBC professor Madjid Mohseni and Kluskus water operator Tony Baptiste enjoy a glass of water. (UBC Submitted Photo)

‘Too bets`huna: We live by water’ — Remote village celebrates return of drinking water after 20 years

People living in the Lhoosk’uz Dené village will no longer be bringing in bottled water from Quesnel

UBC professor Madjid Mohseni and Kluskus water operator Tony Baptiste enjoy a glass of water. (UBC Submitted 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)