Letters

Quesnel Pride Society president Alison Prentice directs downtown traffic during the annual pride parade on Saturday, June 11. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Letter to the editor: A word is a very powerful thing

Pride Society president accepts Quesnel Ambassador’s apology for disrespectful Snapchat

  • Jun 23, 2022
Reporter Autumn MacDonald’s raft navigates the Quesnel River just before finishing their six-hour tour in July 2001. (Jules S. Xavier photo)

LETTER: A story above the rest

Remembering Autumn MacDonald

  • May 31, 2022
RBC Royal Bank in Quesnel is participating in the United Way of Northern BC’s Period Promise Campaign to help people who can’t afford menstrual products. (Photo submitted)

Letter to the editor: Let’s end period poverty

Product collection sites launched in Quesnel

  • May 28, 2022
This Mining Month Taseko celebrates the long history of mining in B.C., as well as the efforts and accomplishments of our employees, whose hard work has been critical to Gibraltar’s continued success. (Taseko Mines photo)

MINING MONTH: Celebrating the past, present and future of mining in the Cariboo

Taseko is proud to be one of Canada’s leading producers of copper

  • May 15, 2022
This Mining Month Taseko celebrates the long history of mining in B.C., as well as the efforts and accomplishments of our employees, whose hard work has been critical to Gibraltar’s continued success. (Taseko Mines photo)
Darcy Horn was recently recognized for his 15 years of volunteer service with the Quesnel chapter of Ducks Unlimited. (Photo submitted)
Darcy Horn was recently recognized for his 15 years of volunteer service with the Quesnel chapter of Ducks Unlimited. (Photo submitted)
A rally seeking justice for Carmelita Abraham was held on Mother’s Day in Quesnel with a walk starting from the Willow Inn to the Quesnel Courthouse and RCMP Detachment. Murder suspect Joseph Simpson is scheduled to make his next court appearance early next week. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: Make it your business to care, help, listen and be an ally

The Amata Transition House is a safe place for women and their children

A rally seeking justice for Carmelita Abraham was held on Mother’s Day in Quesnel with a walk starting from the Willow Inn to the Quesnel Courthouse and RCMP Detachment. Murder suspect Joseph Simpson is scheduled to make his next court appearance early next week. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

LETTER: A thanks to those who run for office

I would like to offer my thanks to all those people who…

Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Kersley firefighters assisted in extinguishing this fire in Quesnel in November of 2021. They were called into action because most other area departments were helping extinguish the West Fraser Log Fire which was detected earlier in the day. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Kersley firefighters assisted in extinguishing this fire in Quesnel in November of 2021. They were called into action because most other area departments were helping extinguish the West Fraser Log Fire which was detected earlier in the day. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel’s KIJHL ownership group is looking for additional investors. (File Photo)

LETTER: Quesnel KIJHL bid looking for additional investors

The president of the proposed team’s hockey operations updates the community

  • Dec 21, 2021
Quesnel’s KIJHL ownership group is looking for additional investors. (File Photo)
Ashley Schmidt sits among some of the over 100 gifts she’s collected to donate for the Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive this holiday season. Many were dropped off at the Quesnel Cariboo Observer Offices. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ashley Schmidt sits among some of the over 100 gifts she’s collected to donate for the Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive this holiday season. Many were dropped off at the Quesnel Cariboo Observer Offices. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ray Ferris is the President and CEO of West Fraser Mills. (Submitted Photo - West Fraser Mills)

West Fraser CEO calls for change to old-growth policy

West Fraser Mills operates several facilities in the Quesnel-area

  • Dec 4, 2021
Ray Ferris is the President and CEO of West Fraser Mills. (Submitted Photo - West Fraser Mills)
The 100 Mile House RCMP detachment teamed up with FreshCo for this year’s Cram the Cruiser. Collecting donations for the 100 Mile Food Bank Society was Ainsley McKinnon, (left) Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Hudson McKinnon, Bretton McKinnon, Sgt. Brad McKinnon and Const. Jason Flett. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

LETTER: Local RCMP deserve thanks, not shame, in Cariboo Regional District

A letter to the editor from Brian Sauvé, president of the National Police Federation

  • Oct 31, 2021
The 100 Mile House RCMP detachment teamed up with FreshCo for this year’s Cram the Cruiser. Collecting donations for the 100 Mile Food Bank Society was Ainsley McKinnon, (left) Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen, Hudson McKinnon, Bretton McKinnon, Sgt. Brad McKinnon and Const. Jason Flett. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Johnston Bridge is closed to vehicles heavier than 10,000 kg. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: City should move quicker to repair Quesnel’s Johnston Bridge

Letter to the editor as published in the Oct. 20 edition of the Observer

  • Oct 24, 2021
The Johnston Bridge is closed to vehicles heavier than 10,000 kg. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Habitat Remediation Working Group takes a tour in 2020 of what was then the newly-constructed confluence of Edney and Hazeltine Creek channels. Mount Polley Mine is expected to reopen by September, 2021. (Photo submitted)

LETTER: Workable permits will help us restart Mount Polley Mine

At present, we are very pleased with our tangible environmental remediation results

  • Oct 8, 2021
Habitat Remediation Working Group takes a tour in 2020 of what was then the newly-constructed confluence of Edney and Hazeltine Creek channels. Mount Polley Mine is expected to reopen by September, 2021. (Photo submitted)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
The city is looking for feedback on moving the little league diamond out of LeBourdais Park and into West Fraser Timber Park, alongside other ball diamonds. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

LETTER: Little league diamond should move from Quesnel’s LeBourdais Park

Send letters to the editor to editor@quesnelobserver.com

  • Oct 3, 2021
The city is looking for feedback on moving the little league diamond out of LeBourdais Park and into West Fraser Timber Park, alongside other ball diamonds. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
A little league player takes a swing inside LeBourdais Park. The Quesnel Minor Baseball Association says an upcoming survey from the city of Quesnel might ask the public if they want to move the field. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: Little league diamond an iconic Quesnel landmark

Send letters to the editor to editor@quesnelobserver.com

  • Oct 3, 2021
A little league player takes a swing inside LeBourdais Park. The Quesnel Minor Baseball Association says an upcoming survey from the city of Quesnel might ask the public if they want to move the field. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Hang in there, if you can

Where I am starting is looking at feed supply for the winter by sending forage samples for analysis

  • Sep 5, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
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
Old growth logging protesters block a road on Monday, June 14. (Facebook photo)
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

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