Melanie Law

Three more officers to join Vanderhoof RCMP detachment

Three more officers to join Vanderhoof RCMP detachment

The additions will take general duty staff numbers from 11 to 14

Three more officers to join Vanderhoof RCMP detachment
Post-doctoral researcher Dr. Vanessa Sloan Morgan interacts with School District 91 students at a recent workshop. Photo submitted

Local youth lead discussions on resource extraction for UNBC researcher

20 students from SD91 travelled to UNBC campus to engage with award-winning researcher

Post-doctoral researcher Dr. Vanessa Sloan Morgan interacts with School District 91 students at a recent workshop. Photo submitted
RCMP outside the Gold Pan Motel in Quesnel on Oct. 1 2017. File photo

Two charged in relation to 2017 Quesnel homicide

Nathan Doucette and Dawn Gunanoot have been charged with assault, B&E

RCMP outside the Gold Pan Motel in Quesnel on Oct. 1 2017. File photo
Scientists and forestry experts met in Quesnel this week to look for solutions for the future of the sector. From left: Brion Salter, U.S. Forest Service geographer; Dr. Susan Pritchard, U.S. Forest Service forest ecologist; Dr. Nick Povak, U.S. Forest Service ecologist; Dr. Robin Gregory, UBC senior research scientist; Dr. Paul Hessberg, U.S. Forest Service landscape ecologist; Robert Gray, forest fire ecologist, Gray Consulting; and Erin Robinson, Fraser Basin Council regional manager.                                Melanie Law photo

Ecologists, industry experts look at solutions for forestry sector in face ‘new normal’

Scientists met with forestry bigwigs in Quesnel to brainstorm restructuring forest management

Scientists and forestry experts met in Quesnel this week to look for solutions for the future of the sector. From left: Brion Salter, U.S. Forest Service geographer; Dr. Susan Pritchard, U.S. Forest Service forest ecologist; Dr. Nick Povak, U.S. Forest Service ecologist; Dr. Robin Gregory, UBC senior research scientist; Dr. Paul Hessberg, U.S. Forest Service landscape ecologist; Robert Gray, forest fire ecologist, Gray Consulting; and Erin Robinson, Fraser Basin Council regional manager.                                Melanie Law photo
Orange Shirt Day beadwork. Submitted photo

Vanderhoof commemorates Orange Shirt Day with beading workshop

Participants can learn a traditional Métis craft at CNC Sept. 26

Orange Shirt Day beadwork. Submitted photo
K. Leigh Precision Earthworks hard at work on snow removal last season. K. Leigh Precision Earthworks/Facebook photos

Local business wins snow removal award

K. Leigh Precision Earthworks picked up Rookie of the Year from Western Canadian company

K. Leigh Precision Earthworks hard at work on snow removal last season. K. Leigh Precision Earthworks/Facebook photos
68-year-old Regnald Percy Waite was last seen in Prince George on Aug. 25. RCMP photo

Prince George man, 68, missing since Aug. 25

Friends and family concerned over disappearance of Regnald Percy Waite

68-year-old Regnald Percy Waite was last seen in Prince George on Aug. 25. RCMP photo
Observer file photo

Quesnel RCMP seize gun, drugs after stopping man cycling without a helmet

The man had a warrant out for his arrest and was carrying illegal items in a backpack

Observer file photo
Observer file photo

B.C. woman set for trial in Alberta as animal cruelty investigation continues in home province

Karin Adams was discovered with eight dogs in Alberta weeks after having 16 dogs seized in Quesnel

Observer file photo
Chris Elden owns property in the Ten Mile Lake area and is using a unique system to log it selectively.                                Melanie Law photo

‘Treed in perpetuity’: How to log without clearcutting

Thinning treed areas can make properties less vulnerable to fire and still make money

Chris Elden owns property in the Ten Mile Lake area and is using a unique system to log it selectively.                                Melanie Law photo
Observer file photo

RCMP brings in members; patrols evacuation zones near Quesnel

Members from the Lower Mainland are aiding local RCMP with 24/7 patrols in evacuation zones

Observer file photo
A local specimen enjoying sunflower nectar.                                Karen Powell photo

Get involved in the Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

Environmental organization develops app to help with the nationwide count

A local specimen enjoying sunflower nectar.                                Karen Powell photo
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo

More than 1,500 forestry workers vote to strike if needed in Northern B.C.

Union representing 1,629 forestry workers in northern and central B.C. supports strike mandate

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck photo
The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department’s duty truck. File photo

Quesnel deploys firefighters, water tender to aid Burns Lake

Two members are headed to support firefighters working in the area tonight

The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department’s duty truck. File photo
The Tzenzaicut Lake Fire Aug. 9, as seen from the 1400A Road, which is accessed via Marsh Road west of Quesnel. Danica Marie Freel photo

BREAKING: Evacuation alert issued for parts of Quesnel and areas west

Alert includes West Fraser Road, West Quesnel, Bouchie Lake, Milburn Lake and Puntchesakut Lake

The Tzenzaicut Lake Fire Aug. 9, as seen from the 1400A Road, which is accessed via Marsh Road west of Quesnel. Danica Marie Freel photo
The Monte Lake wildfire approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Kamloops. Facebook/BC Wildfire Service photo

200 out-of-province firefighters, support staff to arrive in B.C. in next week

Firefighters will arrive from across Canada as well as New Zealand, Mexico and Australia

The Monte Lake wildfire approximately 45 kilometres southeast of Kamloops. Facebook/BC Wildfire Service photo
An evacuation alert issued for 93 properties on the south side of Quesnel Lake has been lifted. Cariboo Regional District map

Evacuation alert lifted for 93 properties near Quesnel Lake

The CRD says the fire in the region is now 50 per cent contained

An evacuation alert issued for 93 properties on the south side of Quesnel Lake has been lifted. Cariboo Regional District map
RCMP investigate suspicious death of Quesnel man, 41

RCMP investigate suspicious death of Quesnel man, 41

Quesnel RCMP were called to a reported assault to find a man dead

RCMP investigate suspicious death of Quesnel man, 41
Almost 50 people held in cells during annual summer festival in central B.C.

Almost 50 people held in cells during annual summer festival in central B.C.

Billy Barker Days is one of Northern B.C.’s largest festivals, and local RCMP were kept on their toes

Almost 50 people held in cells during annual summer festival in central B.C.
Quesnel man charged with second degree murder after fatal stabbings

Quesnel man charged with second degree murder after fatal stabbings

Kristopher Edward Leclair will be in court in Prince George this week

Quesnel man charged with second degree murder after fatal stabbings