Letters

Old growth logging protesters block a road on Monday, June 14. (Facebook photo)

LETTER: What the old-growth logging protestors are saying

A letter to the editor from Randy Thompson as seen in the July 21 edition of the Quesnel Observer

  • Jul 24, 2021
Quesnel’s pool and rec centre facilities would receive a substantial upgrade if funding is secured and a referendum goes through. Melanie Law/Observer file photo

LETTER: Four reasons to vote against Quesnel pool referendum

Voters will be heading to the polls on June 19 across the Quesnel area to approve the $20M project

The proposed renovations at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre. (CRD Drawing)

LETTER: Vote in favour of the Quesnel pool referendum

A letter to the editor published in the June 2 edition of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

A letter writer says her daughter was targeted with harassment because she had a Washington license plate. (State Department of Licensing)

LETTER: Don’t judge a car by its plates

Kimberly Sandhoff’s daughter has been harassed for her Washington license plate

  • May 24, 2021
A letter writer says her daughter was targeted with harassment because she had a Washington license plate. (State Department of Licensing)
Cariboo Regional District director Barb Bachmeier wrote a letter to the editor asking for more action to fix area roads. (submitted photo)

LETTER: Cariboo Regional District director asks for provincial action on roads

Area B Director Barb Bachmeier’s letter to the editor as published in the May 5 Observer

Cariboo Regional District director Barb Bachmeier wrote a letter to the editor asking for more action to fix area roads. (submitted photo)
Rob Fleming, the Transportation and Infrastructure, is the MLA for the Victoria-Swan Lake riding. (Rob Fleming/Twitter)

LETTER: Minister responds to local MLA’s speech on roads

Rob Fleming, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure sent in a letter to the editor

Rob Fleming, the Transportation and Infrastructure, is the MLA for the Victoria-Swan Lake riding. (Rob Fleming/Twitter)
Letter-writer says thanks for assistance on Riverwalk trail. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: Thanks for help on the Riverwalk

Mike and Diane Michie thank a good Samaritan on Quesnel’s Riverfront Trail

  • Apr 18, 2021
Letter-writer says thanks for assistance on Riverwalk trail. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
QRC president Ray Jasper is calling on the provincial government to fast-track approval of their rodeo plans. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

LETTER: Provincial Officials should allow rodeo events

Ray Jasper, Quesnel Rodeo President says rodeo can be conducted safely

  • Apr 4, 2021
QRC president Ray Jasper is calling on the provincial government to fast-track approval of their rodeo plans. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
The Quesnel Seniors’ Centre has hosted flu clinics throughout its history. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: Seniors’ Centre president calls for vaccine clinic

Doug Service says the clinic should be hosted at the centre, not Arena 2

  • Mar 21, 2021
The Quesnel Seniors’ Centre has hosted flu clinics throughout its history. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Barriers across Quesnel-Hydraulic Road have been installed since spring 2020. The road has been closed due to a major landslide. (Quesnel Observer file photo)
Barriers across Quesnel-Hydraulic Road have been installed since spring 2020. The road has been closed due to a major landslide. (Quesnel Observer file photo)
Legion Logo (submitted)

Legion thanks foundations for COVID-19 grant

The Quesnel branch of the Legion used the funds to keep running

  • Feb 20, 2021
Legion Logo (submitted)
An $80,000 backdrop for the Quesnel gold pan was approved as part of the city’s capital budget. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: Debate around gold pan should not die down

Betty Beaven calls for the gold pan to be returned to its original location

  • Feb 8, 2021
An $80,000 backdrop for the Quesnel gold pan was approved as part of the city’s capital budget. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s vision is for a dementia-friendly province where families on the dementia journey are welcomed, acknowledged and included. (Stock photo)

LETTER: Alzheimer’s society thanks Quesnel residents

Tara Hildebrand, Support Education Coordinator, sent a letter to the editor

  • Feb 6, 2021
The Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s vision is for a dementia-friendly province where families on the dementia journey are welcomed, acknowledged and included. (Stock photo)
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
The Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce’s Deck the Big Rigs Tour of Lights drive-thru Christmas display drew a great number of participants and viewers Sunday, Dec. 20 at the West Fraser Timber Park. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: Thank you to Quesnel Tour of Lights organizers and participants

Bert de Vink says the Deck the Big Rigs event lifted his spirits, made him proud to live in Quesnel

  • Dec 23, 2020
The Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce’s Deck the Big Rigs Tour of Lights drive-thru Christmas display drew a great number of participants and viewers Sunday, Dec. 20 at the West Fraser Timber Park. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Correlieu Secondary School students Hanna Fitchett, Justin Pugh and Jaeana Dumais (missing from photo) were recently recognized by the Quesnel and District Arts Council for their poetry submissions to the community writing contest. The students’ work was inspired by the novel Wenjack and the film The Secret Path. (Photo Submitted)

LETTER: Quesnel high school students’ poetry recognized

CSS thanks the Quesnel and District Arts Council and its community writing contest partners

  • Nov 28, 2020
Correlieu Secondary School students Hanna Fitchett, Justin Pugh and Jaeana Dumais (missing from photo) were recently recognized by the Quesnel and District Arts Council for their poetry submissions to the community writing contest. The students’ work was inspired by the novel Wenjack and the film The Secret Path. (Photo Submitted)
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)