Quesnel Observer Staff

Northern Health says it will be adjusting services to strengthen patient safety due to existing staffing challenges and Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing pressures. Surgical service postponements are planned or ongoing in the coming weeks at hospitals in Prince George, Hazelton, Smithers and Dawson Creek. (UBC photo)

Staffing crunch: Northern Health announces temporary service changes

Staffing levels are being impacted by existing challenges and COVID-19

Northern Health says it will be adjusting services to strengthen patient safety due to existing staffing challenges and Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing pressures. Surgical service postponements are planned or ongoing in the coming weeks at hospitals in Prince George, Hazelton, Smithers and Dawson Creek. (UBC photo)
A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)

Overdose alert issued for Northern Health region

Highly toxic substances may be contaminated causing heavy, prolonged sedation

A naloxone kit. (Black Press Media file photo)
VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub
In May, a small group of protesters waited for Catherine Jessica Adams to arrive at Quesnel Law Courts. Adams was sentenced with one count of breach of probation order Tuesday, Nov. 26.                                Observer file photo

B.C. woman charged with breaching probation order related to animal cruelty

Catherine Jessica Adams was sentenced Nov. 26 in Quesnel Law Courts

In May, a small group of protesters waited for Catherine Jessica Adams to arrive at Quesnel Law Courts. Adams was sentenced with one count of breach of probation order Tuesday, Nov. 26.                                Observer file photo
The last time Catherine Jessica Adams was in court in May, a small group of protesters waited for her to arrive at Quesnel Law Courts. Adams was in court again Tuesday, July 16 to continue her trial for a breach of probation charge, and she was found guilty. Heather Norman photo

Convicted animal abuser Catherine Adams found guilty of breaching probation

Catherine Adams will return to Quesnel Law Courts for a pre-sentence report in November

The last time Catherine Jessica Adams was in court in May, a small group of protesters waited for her to arrive at Quesnel Law Courts. Adams was in court again Tuesday, July 16 to continue her trial for a breach of probation charge, and she was found guilty. Heather Norman photo
Sarah Henderson is a senior scientist with Environmental Health Services at the BCCDC. BCCDC photo

BCCDC releases new fact sheets on wildfire smoke preparedness

There’s currently little research on the longer-lasting health effects of wildfire smoke

Sarah Henderson is a senior scientist with Environmental Health Services at the BCCDC. BCCDC photo
It is believed Dixie was injured in a foot trap or snare. Submitted photo

BC SPCA asks public for donations after puppy caught in trap

The puppy’s medical bills are expected to amount to more than $4,600

It is believed Dixie was injured in a foot trap or snare. Submitted photo
Team Wark poses on the ice with their 2019 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championship trophy. Pictured from left are skip Sarah Wark, third Kristen Pilote, second Carley Sandwith, lead Jen Rusnell and fifth Michelle Dunn. Heather Norman photo

Team Wark wins first curling provincial title

Abbotsford’s Team Wark defeats Team Brown from Kamloops/Royal City 7-4 Sunday in Quesnel

Team Wark poses on the ice with their 2019 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championship trophy. Pictured from left are skip Sarah Wark, third Kristen Pilote, second Carley Sandwith, lead Jen Rusnell and fifth Michelle Dunn. Heather Norman photo
Team Cotter from Kelowna and Vernon hoists the 2019 B.C. Men’s Curling Championship trophy Sunday (Feb. 3) in Quesnel. From left are lead Rick Sawatsky, second Tyrel Griffith, third Steve Laycock, skip Jim Cotter and fifth Brad Wood. Heather Norman photo

Team Cotter wins men’s provincial curling title

Team Cotter from Kelowna and Vernon wins 2019 B.C. Men’s Curling Championships Final 9-4

Team Cotter from Kelowna and Vernon hoists the 2019 B.C. Men’s Curling Championship trophy Sunday (Feb. 3) in Quesnel. From left are lead Rick Sawatsky, second Tyrel Griffith, third Steve Laycock, skip Jim Cotter and fifth Brad Wood. Heather Norman photo