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A bicyclist braves the snowy streets in downtown Quesnel amid another snowfall warning Tuesday, Dec. 21. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
A bicyclist braves the snowy streets in downtown Quesnel amid another snowfall warning Tuesday, Dec. 21. (Rebecca Dyok 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)
Gidimt’en Checkpoint, a Wet’suwet’en group opposing the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline, released this photo with a statement in which they claim to have reoccupied the pipeline site near Houston from where they were ousted last month by the RCMP. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)

Pipeline opposition group reoccupies Houston worksite a month after police action

Gidimt’en Checkpoint once again issues eviction notice to CGL workers from key pipeline drill site

Gidimt’en Checkpoint, a Wet’suwet’en group opposing the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline, released this photo with a statement in which they claim to have reoccupied the pipeline site near Houston from where they were ousted last month by the RCMP. ( Gidimt’en Checkpoint/Facebook)
Rural Leaf Cannabis is located in Fort St. James at Unit 2, 470 Stuart Drive West. (Alfred Schaefer photo)

Cannabis store opens in Fort St. James

Rural Leaf Cannabis is thrilled about its latest location

Rural Leaf Cannabis is located in Fort St. James at Unit 2, 470 Stuart Drive West. (Alfred Schaefer photo)
Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)

Heavy snowfall expected on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton

A snowfall warning has also been issued for the Central and Eastern Fraser Valley

Snow accumulations could be as much as 30 centimetres through Saturday on Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton. (file photo)
A house on the corner of Queensway Dr. and Mark Ave. south of Terrace on Dec. 17, 2021. Dr. Raina Fumerton, Northern Health chief medical officer for the northwest, said that anti-government attitudes could be a factor in stalling COVID-19 vaccination rates in the health authority. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

COVID vaccination rates stall out in northern B.C.

Hesitancy, mistrust are among factors at play

A house on the corner of Queensway Dr. and Mark Ave. south of Terrace on Dec. 17, 2021. Dr. Raina Fumerton, Northern Health chief medical officer for the northwest, said that anti-government attitudes could be a factor in stalling COVID-19 vaccination rates in the health authority. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)
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)
An aerial view of crews working on the cellular tower site in Seaton near Witset (Moricetown) in northwest B.C. (Submitted photo/Rogers Communications)
An aerial view of crews working on the cellular tower site in Seaton near Witset (Moricetown) in northwest B.C. (Submitted photo/Rogers Communications)
Vanderhoof resident Claire Nielsen is raising money for the St. John Hospital Auxiliary while she also shares the love for healthcare workers. (Submitted photo)

Spread the love: Donation drive for hospital auxiliary underway

A bin is located in the Vanderhoof Dollar Central to raise money and donors will get heart stickers in return

  • Dec 15, 2021
Vanderhoof resident Claire Nielsen is raising money for the St. John Hospital Auxiliary while she also shares the love for healthcare workers. (Submitted photo)
Between Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 there were 2 cases of COVID-19 in the Nechako Health region. Prince George saw 76 cases during the same time period. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control/website)

COVID-19 cases drop in the Nechako Health region

Two new cases reported

  • Dec 14, 2021
Between Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 there were 2 cases of COVID-19 in the Nechako Health region. Prince George saw 76 cases during the same time period. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control/website)
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)
A lottery ticket sold in Quesnel is worth $1 million. (File Photo)
Trail and Rossland bid successful, will host the 2026 BC Winter Games.

Rossland-Trail to host 2026 B.C. Winter Games

Trail and Rossland will welcome over 2,000 athletes, officials and coaches to 2026 BC Winter Games

Trail and Rossland bid successful, will host the 2026 BC Winter Games.
An encampment on Hwy 16 in New Hazelton near the CN Rail tracks was set up in solidarity with Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents following arrests made at the company’s worksite near Houston. Two men were arrested near the camp triggering a request by Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen to review police actions. (Deb Meissner photo)

B.C. RCMP will review Hazelton arrests following Stikine MLA’s “complaint letter”

Two Gitxsan men were arrested on Nov. 21 while protesting in solidarity with pipeline opponents

An encampment on Hwy 16 in New Hazelton near the CN Rail tracks was set up in solidarity with Coastal GasLink pipeline opponents following arrests made at the company’s worksite near Houston. Two men were arrested near the camp triggering a request by Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen to review police actions. (Deb Meissner photo)
Northern Health Authority has issued revised public health orders on Dec. 9, permitting in-person worship services for vaccinated people up to 50 per cent capacity inside the venue. (Black Press Media file photo)

New public health order permits in-person worship in northern B.C.

Northern Health issues revised events and gatherings orders

Northern Health Authority has issued revised public health orders on Dec. 9, permitting in-person worship services for vaccinated people up to 50 per cent capacity inside the venue. (Black Press Media file photo)
The BC Highway Patrol, a division of the RCMP, is continuing to investigate a fatal collision on Highway 97 just north of Hixon which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, Dec. 8. (File Photo)

BC Highway Patrol seek dash cam footage in fatal hit and run just north of Hixon

One person was killed in a pedestrian-involved collision on Wednesday, Dec. 8

The BC Highway Patrol, a division of the RCMP, is continuing to investigate a fatal collision on Highway 97 just north of Hixon which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, Dec. 8. (File Photo)
Nathan Cullen meets with Wet’suwet’en leaders during a blockade of the Coastal GasLink worksite near Houston in 2019. (Interior News archive photo)

Stikine MLA calls on RCMP top cop to review pipeline opponents’ arrests in Hazelton

Nathan Cullen’s letter to Brenda Lucki comes after his eviction from Hazelton by Gitxsan chiefs

Nathan Cullen meets with Wet’suwet’en leaders during a blockade of the Coastal GasLink worksite near Houston in 2019. (Interior News archive photo)
A Langford homeowner helped West Shore RCMP catch a car thief along McCallum Road. (Black Press file photo)

Suspects who shot at two logging trucks near Fort St James still at large: RCMP

The Ford F-350 the suspects are alleged to have stolen was located abandoned and now seized

A Langford homeowner helped West Shore RCMP catch a car thief along McCallum Road. (Black Press file photo)
Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)

Regional District hears strong opposition to proposed crematorium west of Smithers

Potential neighbours of the facility recognize need for crematory services, but don’t like location

Map of proposed property to the Regional District for zoning change to allow for a crematorim on 3844 Henry Roqad in Smithers. (Submitted diagram)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)