Quesnel

A vehicle collision on Highway 97 about 23 kilometres south of Quesnel has traffic Friday evening, Dec. 30. Road conditions at the time were extremely icy. (Baldev Singh photo)

Good Samaritan hit trying to help motorist near Quesnel has died

The elderly man was struck trying to help others

 

The Husky gas station was the scene of a robbery Saturday night (Jan. 7). (Tracey Roberts - Quesnel Observer)

Suspect arrested in Quesnel armed robberies

A man is in custody after the police arrested the suspect of…

 

Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Facebook photo)
Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14. Chief John French says family will be gathering at the Willow Inn in Quesnel on Thursday, Jan. 20 for grief and letting the spirit go smudge ceremony. (Facebook photo)

Preliminary inquiry into murder of Carmelita Abraham set for April in Quesnel

Joseph Simpson is accused of murder in the death of Abraham

Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Facebook photo)
Takla First Nation shared the announcement of the loss of Carmelita Abraham late Friday, Jan. 14. Chief John French says family will be gathering at the Willow Inn in Quesnel on Thursday, Jan. 20 for grief and letting the spirit go smudge ceremony. (Facebook photo)
Bruce Carter and Emiliana Kaftan bought their winning ticket in Quesnel. (BC/49 photo)

Quesnel residents win $2 million lottery with ticket bought at Husky gas station

Bruce Carter and Emiliana Kaftan are the big winners

  • Jan 9, 2023
Bruce Carter and Emiliana Kaftan bought their winning ticket in Quesnel. (BC/49 photo)
A snowfall warning has been issued Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the Cariboo, Chilcotin and North Thompson regions. Snow has begun falling lightly in Williams Lake Tuesday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Snowfall warning issued for Cariboo, Chilcotin, North Thompson regions

Up to 10 cm of snow could fall beginning Tuesday evening and into Wednesday morning

A snowfall warning has been issued Tuesday, Nov. 29 for the Cariboo, Chilcotin and North Thompson regions. Snow has begun falling lightly in Williams Lake Tuesday morning. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A person is injected with their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in August 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
A person is injected with their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in August 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
An injured mule deer buck was located and euthanized in Quesnel on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)

Deer wandering with arrow in side euthanized in Quesnel

The animal was located by the Conservation Officer Service and the RCMP

An injured mule deer buck was located and euthanized in Quesnel on Wednesday, Nov. 23. (Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)
Highway 97 about 25 kilometres north of Quesnel near Hush Lake Road, looking south at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Drive BC photo)

Travel advisory north of Quesnel on Highway 97 lifted

The advisory was prompted earlier due to freezing rain

Highway 97 about 25 kilometres north of Quesnel near Hush Lake Road, looking south at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Drive BC photo)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
(Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
In the end, three suspects were arrested following a crime spree that stretched from Quesnel to Williams Lake and points in between on Monday morning, Oct. 24. Some of the damaged included a stolen truck that was rolled several times. (Photo submitted)

Property crime spree ends with dramatic crash on Highway 97 south of Quesnel

Three suspects have been arrested, one suspect fled by swimming across Fraser River

  • Oct 25, 2022
In the end, three suspects were arrested following a crime spree that stretched from Quesnel to Williams Lake and points in between on Monday morning, Oct. 24. Some of the damaged included a stolen truck that was rolled several times. (Photo submitted)
Police await a tow truck following a crash near the intersection of Highway 97 and Carson Avenue near the Quesnel RCMP Detachment Friday afternoon Oct. 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Police await a tow truck following a crash near the intersection of Highway 97 and Carson Avenue near the Quesnel RCMP Detachment Friday afternoon Oct. 7. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
The Parole Board of Canada has denied Tara Desousa, 40, parole once again, out of a belief that they still pose a potentially high risk to the public. This image has been cropped from the original photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Public safety over Gladue: B.C. dangerous offender denied parole after 25 years behind bars

Tara Desousa was 15 years old when they sexually assaulted an infant in Quesnel in 1997

The Parole Board of Canada has denied Tara Desousa, 40, parole once again, out of a belief that they still pose a potentially high risk to the public. This image has been cropped from the original photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Families will love a weekend getaway to Desous Mountain campground near Williams Lake, which links to the nearby mountain bike trail network. Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo

Find your happy space in the Cariboo this fall

Where do you find your happy space? For many travellers, it’s the…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Families will love a weekend getaway to Desous Mountain campground near Williams Lake, which links to the nearby mountain bike trail network. Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo
Five men were arrested in a commercial parking lot off Newman Road Saturday, Aug. 27. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Five men were arrested in a commercial parking lot off Newman Road Saturday, Aug. 27. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Donald Preston was last seen on July 31. (RCMP submitted photo)

Family of missing B.C. man turns to investigator behind popular podcast to help solve case

Investigator claims foul play involved, Quesnel RCMP says no evidence yet to suggest that

Donald Preston was last seen on July 31. (RCMP submitted photo)
A notice of civil claim has been filed against the City of Quesnel, the city’s manager, and the provincial government by non-vaccinated employees who were terminated earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Former employees launch lawsuit against City of Quesnel around vaccine mandates

A notice of civil claim was recently filed in B.C. Supreme Court

A notice of civil claim has been filed against the City of Quesnel, the city’s manager, and the provincial government by non-vaccinated employees who were terminated earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Peter Josephy, co-founder of Richbar Golf and Gardens, with his wife Guadalupe Fuentes Flores, his son Roy, and daughter Anne. Peter celebrates his 100th birthday June 30th. (Contributed photo)

Family-run Cariboo nursery celebrates 65 years in bloom

Richbar Golf and Gardens was established in 1957 just outside of Quesnel

  • May 24, 2022
Peter Josephy, co-founder of Richbar Golf and Gardens, with his wife Guadalupe Fuentes Flores, his son Roy, and daughter Anne. Peter celebrates his 100th birthday June 30th. (Contributed photo)
A huge spike in gas prices changes the zero emission vehicle calculation. (Black Press file)

EDITORIAL: Rising gas prices are here to stay

A huge spike in gas prices changes the zero emission vehicle calculation

  • Mar 24, 2022
A huge spike in gas prices changes the zero emission vehicle calculation. (Black Press file)
The pin fundraiser has had 10 different designs over the last ten years. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel autism awareness fundraiser entering 10th year

Matthew and Laura Hender have spent the last decade raising funds for local charities

The pin fundraiser has had 10 different designs over the last ten years. (Submitted photo)