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The Quesnel Kangaroos were set to face the Nechako North Stars in Vanderhoof on Jan. 15, but the game was postponed. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

CIHL game in Vanderhoof rescheduled for Jan. 23 due to COVID-19

The Quesnel Kangaroos were set to play the Nechako North Stars this weekend

The Quesnel Kangaroos were set to face the Nechako North Stars in Vanderhoof on Jan. 15, but the game was postponed. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Prince George RCMP suggest making sure your house number is clearly visible both day and night. (file photo)

Prince George RCMP say rural crime has gone up 22% since October of 2021

The police service is giving tips to rural homeowners to keep safer

Prince George RCMP suggest making sure your house number is clearly visible both day and night. (file photo)
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 College of New Caledonia board of governors approved a two-per-cent tuition increase for domestic and international students for 2021-22. (College of New Caledonia Facebook Photo)

Tuition to increase at College of New Caledonia

Students in Quesnel and Vanderhoof will see two per cent increases

The College of New Caledonia board of governors approved a two-per-cent tuition increase for domestic and international students for 2021-22. (College of New Caledonia Facebook Photo)
Flights departing from the Prince George Airport have been delayed or cancelled due to a broken de-icing machine. (File Photo)

UPDATE: De-icing returns to Prince George Airport

Flights to Vancouver, Victoria and Kamloops have been cancelled

Flights departing from the Prince George Airport have been delayed or cancelled due to a broken de-icing machine. (File Photo)
The Fraser River footbridge falls under a blanket in snow in Winter of 2020. The bridge could once again be hit with the white stuff this weekend. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Cariboo snowfall alert upgraded to warning

Quesnel and Williams Lake could see heavy snowfall this weekend

The Fraser River footbridge falls under a blanket in snow in Winter of 2020. The bridge could once again be hit with the white stuff this weekend. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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)
A lottery ticket sold in Quesnel is worth $1 million. (File Photo)

Million dollar lottery ticket sold in Quesnel

A local resident could be very lucky

A lottery ticket sold in Quesnel is worth $1 million. (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-Prince George MP Todd Doherty speaks in the House of Commons. (House of Commons Photography)

‘Violence is not in their job description’; MP Doherty on protecting healthcare workers

MP Todd Doherty is advocating for making assault on healthcare workers an aggravating factor

Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty speaks in the House of Commons. (House of Commons Photography)
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)

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

RCMP are 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)
The first outdoor BC U18AAA game included players from around the region, including former Williams Lake players Brette Kerley, Paige Outhouse, Pyper Alexander and goaltender Cadence Petitclerc-Crosby, The event took place on the outdoor ice at the Ernie Sam Memorial Arena in January of 2020. The second event will be played at the same location in 2021. (Williams Lake Tribune File Photo)

Cougars, Northern Capitals planning for return of outdoor hockey game

Teams from Fraser Valley will be playing local outfits in outdoor games in late-January

The first outdoor BC U18AAA game included players from around the region, including former Williams Lake players Brette Kerley, Paige Outhouse, Pyper Alexander and goaltender Cadence Petitclerc-Crosby, The event took place on the outdoor ice at the Ernie Sam Memorial Arena in January of 2020. The second event will be played at the same location in 2021. (Williams Lake Tribune File Photo)
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)
Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

VIDEO: Thousands of logs reduced to burning debris after log yard fire at Quesnel mill

The fire on Quesnel-Hixon Road is fully surrounded by sprinklers this morning

Fire still burns at the West Fraser Log Yard in the morning of Nov. 10. The fire was first spotted at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)