Lindsay Chung

At its Nov. 17 meeting, Quesnel council approved spending up to $30,000 from the COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant to cover the anticipated airport deficit in 2020 and $82,000 to cover the airport capital allocations that would have been made in 2020 if revenue was sufficient. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Quesnel council approves first allotments of COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant

The city is receiving $2.5 million to help offset lower revenue and increased operating costs

At its Nov. 17 meeting, Quesnel council approved spending up to $30,000 from the COVID-19 Safe Restart Grant to cover the anticipated airport deficit in 2020 and $82,000 to cover the airport capital allocations that would have been made in 2020 if revenue was sufficient. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
Veronica Cassam can see these feral horses from her house in Lhoosk’uz Dené village, about 173 kilometres west of Quesnel, and she is raising money to purchase hay and grain for them. The Bouchie Lake Country Store is also collecting funds to help the horses. (Veronica Cassam Facebook Photo)

Fundraising underway to feed feral horses in Lhoosk’uz Dené

Funds are being collected to buy hay, grain and salt blocks for the horses

Veronica Cassam can see these feral horses from her house in Lhoosk’uz Dené village, about 173 kilometres west of Quesnel, and she is raising money to purchase hay and grain for them. The Bouchie Lake Country Store is also collecting funds to help the horses. (Veronica Cassam Facebook Photo)
The Bridge is a linocut with watercolour work by Mo Hamilton, a Prince George artist who presented her 100 Houses Project at the Island Mountain Arts (IMA) Gallery in Wells in early 2019. This is Lot 27 in the IMA fundraising online art auction, which runs until Nov. 22. (Island Mountain Arts Facebook Photo)

Fundraising online auction for Island Mountain Arts closes Nov. 22

Thirty-eight lots feature art from Robert Bateman, Peter Corbett, Bill Horne, Toni Onley and others

The Bridge is a linocut with watercolour work by Mo Hamilton, a Prince George artist who presented her 100 Houses Project at the Island Mountain Arts (IMA) Gallery in Wells in early 2019. This is Lot 27 in the IMA fundraising online art auction, which runs until Nov. 22. (Island Mountain Arts Facebook Photo)
All school bus runs have been cancelled in the Quesnel School District for Tuesday, Nov. 17. (File photo)

School buses cancelled in Quesnel

The Quesnel School District has deemed most rural bus routes unsafe for school bus travel Nov. 17

All school bus runs have been cancelled in the Quesnel School District for Tuesday, Nov. 17. (File photo)
The Quesnel and District Day Care Society is looking for a new home, and the society has agreed to operate a new 57-space facility the City of Quesnel hopes to build in West Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Quesnel council takes first step to change zoning at West Quesnel park for a day care

The proposed new facility would add 34 new child care spaces in the city

The Quesnel and District Day Care Society is looking for a new home, and the society has agreed to operate a new 57-space facility the City of Quesnel hopes to build in West Quesnel. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
Craig’s Table is hoping to open up in a new location on Carson Avenue, across from the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre. Quesnel council approved the development permit and associated variances for the project at its Nov. 3 meeting. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Craig’s Table moves closer to opening on Carson Avenue

Quesnel council approved a development permit for the restaurant

Craig’s Table is hoping to open up in a new location on Carson Avenue, across from the Quesnel and District Seniors’ Centre. Quesnel council approved the development permit and associated variances for the project at its Nov. 3 meeting. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A concept image of what completed renovations will look like at the Quesnel Museum and Visitors’ Centre. (City of Quesnel Photo)

Council briefs: Quesnel Museum renovation receives $415K grant

Council also adopted its comprehensive fees and charges bylaw for 2021

A concept image of what completed renovations will look like at the Quesnel Museum and Visitors’ Centre. (City of Quesnel Photo)
Representatives from the governments of Lhtako Dene, Nazko, Lhoosk’uz, ?Esdilagh, the City of Quesnel and the Cariboo Regional District, along with staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and the B.C. Community Forest Association met June 24 to discuss next steps in the community forest process. A formal community forest application has not been received yet, but Quesnel’s city manager, Byron Johnson, tells council it is imminent. (Photo Submitted)

City of Quesnel moves community forest process forward, enters into participation agreement

City manager Byron Johnson expects a formal invitation to apply to come soon

Representatives from the governments of Lhtako Dene, Nazko, Lhoosk’uz, ?Esdilagh, the City of Quesnel and the Cariboo Regional District, along with staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and the B.C. Community Forest Association met June 24 to discuss next steps in the community forest process. A formal community forest application has not been received yet, but Quesnel’s city manager, Byron Johnson, tells council it is imminent. (Photo Submitted)
Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty is hoping Canada will adopt 988 as a universal nationwide suicide prevention hotline. (Angie Mindus Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Doherty calls for national suicide prevention hotline

The Cariboo-Prince George MP hopes Canada will follow the U.S. and adopt 988

Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty is hoping Canada will adopt 988 as a universal nationwide suicide prevention hotline. (Angie Mindus Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson speaks to a contingent of University of British Columbia Masters of International Forestry students and faculty members Oct. 15 at the College of New Caledonia. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UBC students, researchers and faculty visit Quesnel to learn about forestry

Mayor Bob Simpson spoke to the group about Quesnel’s leadership in a time of transition

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson speaks to a contingent of University of British Columbia Masters of International Forestry students and faculty members Oct. 15 at the College of New Caledonia. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
George Paul (left) and Walter Fookes from Quesnel Investment Corporation (QIC) speak to Quesnel council Oct. 27 at City Hall. QIC has asked for the City’s support for the transfer of the Non-Replaceable Forest Licence from C&C Wood Products to QIC. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council supports forest licence transfer to Quesnel Investment Corporation

The Non-Replaceable Forest Licence from C&C Wood Products has an AAC of 68,130 cubic metres

George Paul (left) and Walter Fookes from Quesnel Investment Corporation (QIC) speak to Quesnel council Oct. 27 at City Hall. QIC has asked for the City’s support for the transfer of the Non-Replaceable Forest Licence from C&C Wood Products to QIC. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Mikaela and Craig Shelley brought 18-month-old Jake through Barkerville Historic Town and Park for the traditional Halloween trick or treat event Oct. 31. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: A heritage Halloween at Barkerville

Barkerville Historic Town and Park hosted three separate trick or treat events on Oct. 31

Mikaela and Craig Shelley brought 18-month-old Jake through Barkerville Historic Town and Park for the traditional Halloween trick or treat event Oct. 31. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)

Julie Fowler of Wells wins provincial Distinguished Service Award

The award arrived in the mail as Fowler wrapped up her job with Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells

Julie Fowler speaks to <em>Still Standing</em> host Jonny Harris while Harris films an episode of the CBC television show in Wells. (Chris Armstrong Photo/Island Mountain Arts Facebook)
Clockwise from top left, Julie Fowler of Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells, moderator Inga Petri, Erin Collins of the Cygnet Folk Festival in Australia and Sydney Black of the Nelson and District Arts Council, take part in “Been There Done That: A Pecha Kucha On What We Learned in 2020” Thursday, Oct. 22 during the sixth annual Northern Exposure Conference. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Northern Exposure conference builds connections, even through a screen

The virtual arts conference attracted 90 participants this year

Clockwise from top left, Julie Fowler of Island Mountain Arts and ArtsWells, moderator Inga Petri, Erin Collins of the Cygnet Folk Festival in Australia and Sydney Black of the Nelson and District Arts Council, take part in “Been There Done That: A Pecha Kucha On What We Learned in 2020” Thursday, Oct. 22 during the sixth annual Northern Exposure Conference. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel and District Day Care Society is partnering with the City of Quesnel for a new child care facility in West Quesnel. The society has been operating on Kinchant Street for nearly 50 years. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

City applying for grant to build new child care centre in West Quesnel

The facility would add 34 new spaces in the city

The Quesnel and District Day Care Society is partnering with the City of Quesnel for a new child care facility in West Quesnel. The society has been operating on Kinchant Street for nearly 50 years. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The City of Quesnel’s new Public Works facility on Sword Avenue is expected to be completed this winter. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council approves long-term borrowing for new Public Works building

The anticipated payment per year for the City of Quesnel is $345,343 over 30 years

The City of Quesnel’s new Public Works facility on Sword Avenue is expected to be completed this winter. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
David Zirnhelt is looking forward to the Manitoba Grasslands and Forage Association’s online presentations in November, including Diana Rodgers’s documentary, “Sacred Cow.” (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Ranch Musings: Sometimes there are great moments of remembering

Columnist David Zirnhelt reflects on our food system

David Zirnhelt is looking forward to the Manitoba Grasslands and Forage Association’s online presentations in November, including Diana Rodgers’s documentary, “Sacred Cow.” (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
One of the new fees being proposed by the City of Quesnel for 2021 is a $50-per-tonne fee for all commercial cardboard going over the weigh scale, which is meant to help offset the cost of over $100 per tonne to process it. (City of Quesnel Facebook Photo)

New landfill fees being proposed in Quesnel for 2021

City council is reviewing fees and charges for municipal services, which would go into effect Jan. 1

One of the new fees being proposed by the City of Quesnel for 2021 is a $50-per-tonne fee for all commercial cardboard going over the weigh scale, which is meant to help offset the cost of over $100 per tonne to process it. (City of Quesnel Facebook Photo)
The City of Quesnel’s Forestry Initiatives Program hopes to work with former United Way Fire Mitigation Project crew bosses Gary Horely (left) and Ray Jungaro — seen here share information about the fire mitigation project during a November 2019 open house at the Forestry Innovation Centre at Quesnel City Hall – to duplicate the program to do FireSmart work on private properties in 2021. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

City of Quesnel hopes to FireSmart private properties in 2021

The fire mitigation project was formerly run by the United Way

The City of Quesnel’s Forestry Initiatives Program hopes to work with former United Way Fire Mitigation Project crew bosses Gary Horely (left) and Ray Jungaro — seen here share information about the fire mitigation project during a November 2019 open house at the Forestry Innovation Centre at Quesnel City Hall – to duplicate the program to do FireSmart work on private properties in 2021. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 service officer Ian Campbell (left) and president Jim Spencer present the symbolic poppy to Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson at the Tuesday, Oct. 27 council meeting at City Hall. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Legion kicks off Poppy Campaign

Donations stay in Quesnel to support the urgent needs of veterans in the community

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 service officer Ian Campbell (left) and president Jim Spencer present the symbolic poppy to Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson at the Tuesday, Oct. 27 council meeting at City Hall. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)