Letters

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
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
Shirley Brown won one of the baskets at the conclusion of the Quesnel Art Walk. Downtown businesses donated over $1,728 in merchandise for four draw baskets. (Photo Submitted)

Letter: Thank you for supporting the arts in Quesnel

Art Walk organizers are planning to expand the event next year

  • Nov 8, 2020
From left, Quesnel Good Cheer co-ordinator Dianne Greenwood with long-time volunteers Karen McKelvie and Linda Sales in the 2019 Good Cheer headquarters located in West Park Mall. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Quesnel Good Cheer no longer doing Christmas hampers

Executive thanks the community for 28 years of support

  • Nov 7, 2020
From left, Quesnel Good Cheer co-ordinator Dianne Greenwood with long-time volunteers Karen McKelvie and Linda Sales in the 2019 Good Cheer headquarters located in West Park Mall. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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An air cadet and RCMP officer stand guard over Quesnel’s Cenotaph during the 2019 Remembrance Day ceremonies. The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled all public memorial ceremonies set for Nov. 11. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Remembrance Day ceremonies on hold for 2020

There will be no public event, but residents are encouraged to observe two minutes of silence

  • Oct 21, 2020
An air cadet and RCMP officer stand guard over Quesnel’s Cenotaph during the 2019 Remembrance Day ceremonies. The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled all public memorial ceremonies set for Nov. 11. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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The B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive in Quesnel, held over the week of Sept. 21-26, collected 6,759 pounds of food — an increase of 829 pounds from last year. (Photo Submitted)

LETTER: Thank you Quesnel for supporting record-breaking food drive

The Thanksgiving Food Drive collected 6,759 pounds of food for the Salvation Army food bank

  • Oct 11, 2020
The B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive in Quesnel, held over the week of Sept. 21-26, collected 6,759 pounds of food — an increase of 829 pounds from last year. (Photo Submitted)
Firefighters extinguish a blaze at an apartment building on Doherty Drive in West Quesnel Saturday, Sept. 12. Nobody was injured in the fire. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: West Quesnel apartment building tenant thanks everyone who helped after fire

Scott Jones is one of the tenants who was evacuated after a Sept. 12 fire

  • Sep 27, 2020
Firefighters extinguish a blaze at an apartment building on Doherty Drive in West Quesnel Saturday, Sept. 12. Nobody was injured in the fire. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
City workers build scaffolding as work begins on refurbishing Quesnel’s gold pan. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

LETTER: Quesnel gold pan controversy isn’t over

Arthur Topham shares his concerns about the gold pan relocation and how it has been handled

  • Sep 5, 2020
City workers build scaffolding as work begins on refurbishing Quesnel’s gold pan. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Letters to the editor can be e-mailed editor@wltribune.com.

LETTERS: Stop blame, use common sense to increase caribou population

The primary cause of death in caribou has been predation

  • Aug 30, 2020
Letters to the editor can be e-mailed editor@wltribune.com.
Quesnel’s gold pan was moved to its new, downtown location overnight on July 22, 2020. (Tracey Roberts photo)

LETTERS: Gold pan hijacking my first complaint on city change in over 80 years

I came to Quesnel in 1938 so have been here a while and have seen many changes

  • Aug 12, 2020
Quesnel’s gold pan was moved to its new, downtown location overnight on July 22, 2020. (Tracey Roberts photo)
RANCHING MUSINGS: Isolation and connectivity offered on the ranch

RANCHING MUSINGS: Isolation and connectivity offered on the ranch

Traditional isolation for longer periods of time used to be the hallmark of farming lifestyle

  • Jul 31, 2020
RANCHING MUSINGS: Isolation and connectivity offered on the ranch
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
Members of the graduating class of 2020 take part in a Grad Drive By celebration in Quesnel in lieu of the typical ceremonies and celebrations of their achievement which had to be cancelled or altered due to the ongoing COVID-10 pandemic. (Observer file photo)

LETTER: Thank you Quesnel for supporting 2020 grads

More than $100,000 donated in scholarships, awards and bursaries

Members of the graduating class of 2020 take part in a Grad Drive By celebration in Quesnel in lieu of the typical ceremonies and celebrations of their achievement which had to be cancelled or altered due to the ongoing COVID-10 pandemic. (Observer file photo)
LETTER: City council still has time to change their mind, not move gold pan

LETTER: City council still has time to change their mind, not move gold pan

Re: Gold pan relocation prompts residents to rally, June 3, 2020

  • Jul 4, 2020
LETTER: City council still has time to change their mind, not move gold pan
The Quesnel Junior School band. (Submitted photo)

Letter: A year in review

Quesnel Junior School band teacher Anita Mamela shares the accomplishments of her students this year

The Quesnel Junior School band. (Submitted photo)
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson pens a letter to the editor in response to a letter titled ‘Moving Gold Pan should be low on priority list’ published in the June 10 edition of the Observer. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Re: Gold Pan should be a low priority

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson responds to letter published in last weeks Observer

  • Jun 13, 2020
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson pens a letter to the editor in response to a letter titled ‘Moving Gold Pan should be low on priority list’ published in the June 10 edition of the Observer. (Submitted photo)
Do you have a letter for us? Email at editor@quesnelobserver.com.

LETTER: Moving gold pan should be low on priority list

First of all, let me say: Quesnel should be very proud of the appearance of the city

  • Jun 13, 2020
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Do you have a letter for us? Email at editor@quesnelobserver.com.

Letter: Consequences

Bert de Vink of Quesnel considers the cost of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • May 29, 2020
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LETTER: Our embarrassing prime minister

Canadians deserve so much better from a prime minister and his government

  • May 24, 2020
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