Letters

Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)

COLUMN: From flattening the COVID-19 curve to Team B.C. recovery

B.C. business leaders say they’re ready to restart economy

  • Apr 30, 2020
Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

‘We are continuing our commitment to print our flyers and distribute them through community newspapers’

  • Apr 30, 2020
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news
Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. (File photo)

COVID-19: MP Todd Doherty updates community

‘The next 14 days are critical,’ writes the Cariboo-Prince George MP

  • Apr 6, 2020
Cariboo-Prince George MP Todd Doherty. (File photo)
The community organized a parade to salute health care workers in Quesnel Sunday, March 29, driving past G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital, Maeford Place and Dunrovin Park Lodge. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Letter to the editor: Thank you to essential services personnel and politicians during COVID-19

Quesnel’s Brian Northup is happy to see political parties working together for the common good

  • Mar 30, 2020
The community organized a parade to salute health care workers in Quesnel Sunday, March 29, driving past G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital, Maeford Place and Dunrovin Park Lodge. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Good Cheer co-ordinator Dianne Greenwood (left), with long-time volunteers Karen McKelvie and Linda Sales in the 2019 Good Cheer headquarters located in the West Park Mall. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Letter to the editor: Quesnel Good Cheer program helped 638 families in 2019

Volunteers thank the community and vow to keep looking for a solution to keep Good Cheer going

  • Feb 17, 2020
Quesnel Good Cheer co-ordinator Dianne Greenwood (left), with long-time volunteers Karen McKelvie and Linda Sales in the 2019 Good Cheer headquarters located in the West Park Mall. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The West Fraser Road, 600 metres north of Narcosli.                                The slide area on West Fraser Road on Quesnel’s Deep Creek. (Photo courtesy of Emcon Services)

Letter to the editor: Buckridge family left with many unanswered questions and uncertainties

Robyn Jackson’s six-year-old daughter spends 25 hours a week on the bus because of the West Fraser Road washout

  • Jan 31, 2020
The West Fraser Road, 600 metres north of Narcosli.                                The slide area on West Fraser Road on Quesnel’s Deep Creek. (Photo courtesy of Emcon Services)
Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils. (Submitted)

LETTER: We need to thank those who work in public education

Andrea Sinclair is president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils

  • Jan 29, 2020
Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils. (Submitted)
The slide area on West Fraser Road on Quesnel’s Deep Creek, which closed the road in April 2018. Since then, residents have been taking a detour via Garner Road and Webster Lake Road. (Photo courtesy of Emcon Services)

Letter to the editor: Quesnel Cattlemen’s Association raise concerns over West Fraser Road detour

The association is “deeply concerned” about the condition of the detour route

The slide area on West Fraser Road on Quesnel’s Deep Creek, which closed the road in April 2018. Since then, residents have been taking a detour via Garner Road and Webster Lake Road. (Photo courtesy of Emcon Services)
Joel Krahn/Yukon News file

LETTER: Old enough to know what’s been lost in B.C. salmon

Stephen Hume writes about the lack of discussion on the province’s dwindling salmon population

  • Jan 16, 2020
Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
The Quesnel Kangaroos pose with their 2018-19 CIHL regular season championship trophy and banner last winter. Former Kangaroo Bryan Dumaine feels the Roos’ past Coy Cup banners — as well as those of any hockey and ringette teams that have won provincial titles — should be displayed permanently in the West Fraser Centre. (Observer file photo)

Let the Coy Cup banners be proudly displayed for the town to see and admire

Former Quesnel Kangaroo would like to see banners displayed permanently in the West Fraser Centre

  • Jan 13, 2020
The Quesnel Kangaroos pose with their 2018-19 CIHL regular season championship trophy and banner last winter. Former Kangaroo Bryan Dumaine feels the Roos’ past Coy Cup banners — as well as those of any hockey and ringette teams that have won provincial titles — should be displayed permanently in the West Fraser Centre. (Observer file photo)
Children play at a Vancouver daycare centre, Sept. 5, 2019. (B.C. government)

LETTER: Middle class better off with Trudeau’s child benefit boost

It’s a transfer, not a tax cut, but it helps families get ahead

  • Oct 21, 2019
Children play at a Vancouver daycare centre, Sept. 5, 2019. (B.C. government)
(Black Press Media file)

LETTER: On the future of salmon farming in B.C.

Ecologists have been sounding the alarm for decades

  • Oct 20, 2019
(Black Press Media file)
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (B.C. government)

LETTERS: Wolf kills, wilderness protection and caribou recovery

Readers respond to Tom Fletcher’s column on B.C. program

  • Oct 17, 2019
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (B.C. government)
LETTER: Sources in cannabis cultivation story could be better balanced

LETTER: Sources in cannabis cultivation story could be better balanced

A reader responds to part of Black Press Media’s special series on cannabis agriculture in B.C.

  • Sep 19, 2019
LETTER: Sources in cannabis cultivation story could be better balanced
Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes speaks during the Quesnel in Action rally Tuesday, Aug. 27 in front of City Hall. Lindsay Chung photo

‘Quesnel is a very nice city to live in — let’s keep it that way’

Bert deVink says he is very proud of the people in Quesnel who are demanding action

  • Sep 2, 2019
Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes speaks during the Quesnel in Action rally Tuesday, Aug. 27 in front of City Hall. Lindsay Chung photo
From left, Barb Watson, Louise Scott and Suzannah Meir stand with a Dunrovin resident sitting in one of the new specialized wheelchairs. The Quesnel and District Hospice and Palliative Care Association was able to purchase two new wheelchairs for Dunrovin thanks to the community’s generosity at this year’s Hearts for Hospice gala. Photo submitted

Hospice and Palliative Care Association thanks community of Quesnel

Thanks to the community’s generosity, the association bought two new, specialized wheelchairs

  • Aug 16, 2019
From left, Barb Watson, Louise Scott and Suzannah Meir stand with a Dunrovin resident sitting in one of the new specialized wheelchairs. The Quesnel and District Hospice and Palliative Care Association was able to purchase two new wheelchairs for Dunrovin thanks to the community’s generosity at this year’s Hearts for Hospice gala. Photo submitted
Wildfire near B.C.-Yukon border, August 2018. After two summers of widespread fires, 2019’s fire season has been mild with significant rain in July and August. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)

LETTERS: B.C. Views column downplays urgency of climate change

‘Tom Fletcher should propose real solutions to climate crisis’

  • Aug 13, 2019
Wildfire near B.C.-Yukon border, August 2018. After two summers of widespread fires, 2019’s fire season has been mild with significant rain in July and August. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)
Letter to the Editor: Conservative MPs call for action in forestry sector

Letter to the Editor: Conservative MPs call for action in forestry sector

MPs McLeod, Zimmer, Doherty, Albas and Stubbs sent a letter to a pair of ministers last week

  • Jul 29, 2019
Letter to the Editor: Conservative MPs call for action in forestry sector
On behalf of the Correlieu Secondary School graduating class, principal Dennis Hawkins-Bogle thanks to the community for supporting the students. Heather Norman photo

Correlieu Secondary School principal thanks Quesnel for supporting graduates

This year, Quesnel graduates received $90,999 in local scholarships, bursaries and awards

  • Jul 7, 2019
On behalf of the Correlieu Secondary School graduating class, principal Dennis Hawkins-Bogle thanks to the community for supporting the students. Heather Norman photo
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson

Letter to the Editor: Forest sector “crisis” could have been planned for

When it became evident in 2002 that the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic…

  • Jun 28, 2019
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson