Letters

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
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
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
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)
video
Feb. 08 Quesnel Fire
New show opens at Quesnel Art Gallery
Jan. 20, 2021 Quesnel Observer Preview
Bus Crash Jan. 5
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)
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
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)
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)
(Pixabay photo)

LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

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

(Pixabay photo)
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)
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