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The Northern Capitals kick off their season with a tournament in Calgary. (Northern Capitals Facebook)

Northern Capitals name roster, kick off season with Calgary tournament

Players from Vanderhoof, Quesnel and Williams Lake are on the Female U18 AAA roster

The Northern Capitals kick off their season with a tournament in Calgary. (Northern Capitals Facebook)
All six federal candidates were in attendance at the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted at the Quesnel Legion. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel federal election all-candidates forum sees full attendance despite illness

Green Party candidate Leigh Hunsinger-Chang had to attend the chamber of commerce event virtually

All six federal candidates were in attendance at the Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum, hosted at the Quesnel Legion. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Investigators examine an SUV with what appear to be bullet holes in its windshield and door in the parking lot of the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Watchdog probes RCMP shooting of allegedly armed man sleeping in vehicle in Quesnel

An SUV with what appear to be over a dozen bullet holes is in the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre parking lot

Investigators examine an SUV with what appear to be bullet holes in its windshield and door in the parking lot of the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Investigators examine an SUV with what appear to be bullet holes in its windshield and door in the parking lot of the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Watchdog probes RCMP shooting of allegedly armed man sleeping in vehicle in Quesnel

An SUV with what appear to be over a dozen bullet holes is in the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre parking lot

Investigators examine an SUV with what appear to be bullet holes in its windshield and door in the parking lot of the Quesnel Seniors’ Centre. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Garth Frizzell is a Prince George city councillor, and the Liberal candidate for the Federal election for Cariboo-Prince George. (Submitted Photo)

Cariboo-Prince George Liberal candidate visiting outlying communities

Garth Frizzell is a city councillor and past president of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities

Garth Frizzell is a Prince George city councillor, and the Liberal candidate for the Federal election for Cariboo-Prince George. (Submitted Photo)
The Purdy Lake Wildfire, mostly burnin inside the Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park, is being held, and is no longer listed as a wildfire of note by the BC Wildfire Service. (BCWS Map)

Quesnel Fire Centre’s only wildfire of note downgraded by BCWS

The Cariboo Fire Centre sent out their last update on the Purdy Lake Wildfire on August 5

The Purdy Lake Wildfire, mostly burnin inside the Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park, is being held, and is no longer listed as a wildfire of note by the BC Wildfire Service. (BCWS Map)
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 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 KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)
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

Quesnel’s Pet Safe Coalition has been activated to help potential animal evacuees. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
An evacuation alert has been issued by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, expanding on a previously issued Cariboo Regional District alert. (Regional District of Fraser-Fort George)

More Nazko First Nation lands put under evacuation alert

Land inside the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is now under alert

An evacuation alert has been issued by the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George, expanding on a previously issued Cariboo Regional District alert. (Regional District of Fraser-Fort George)
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)
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)
A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10.(Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Popular Bowron Lake canoe circuit open despite wildfires – for now

Provincial park operator says they are monitoring the situation hour by hour

A firefighting helicopter passes over Barkerville Historic Town and Park near Wells on Saturday, July 10.(Rebecca Dyok Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Some Nazko First Nation reserve land is included in the new evacuation alert. (Cariboo Regional District Map)

Portions of Nazko First Nation under evacuation alert due to wildfire

The alert area is an expansion of a previous alert near Kluskoil Lake Provincial Park

Some Nazko First Nation reserve land is included in the new evacuation alert. (Cariboo Regional District Map)
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)
The Cariboo Mountains as seen from Issac Lake on the Bowron Lake canoe circuit. The Bowron Lake canoe circuit inside Bowron Lake Provincial park stretches over 100 km. (Wikipedia Commons photo)

RCMP believe Alberta kayacker went over waterfall, drowned in Bowron Lake Provincial Park

A 60-year-old man was reported missing to Wells RCMP on June 22

The Cariboo Mountains as seen from Issac Lake on the Bowron Lake canoe circuit. The Bowron Lake canoe circuit inside Bowron Lake Provincial park stretches over 100 km. (Wikipedia Commons 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 Cariboo 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)
Police say the crash took place near the Woodpecker rest stop north of Hixon. (Google Maps)

65-year-old motorcycle driver dies after crash north of Hixon

RCMP are asking anyone with dashcam footage of the rider before the crash to contact them

Police say the crash took place near the Woodpecker rest stop north of Hixon. (Google Maps)
Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)

Cariboo MLAs call on province to fix region’s roads

Minister Rob Fleming said more resources were on the way to the region

Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes shared this photo of the binders and binders of letters and paperwork she’s received on area roads in the past few years. (Submitted photo)