Municipal Election

“I want an activist council”: Mayor Bob Simpson

“I want an activist council”: Mayor Bob Simpson

The Observer speaks to Mayor Bob Simpson on his hopes for council for the next four years

“I want an activist council”: Mayor Bob Simpson
9% of eligible voters in the City of Quesnel have now cast ballots
9% of eligible voters in the City of Quesnel have now cast ballots
Quesnel City Hall. Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel

270 ballots cast so far in City of Quesnel election

Locals can vote for up to 6 councillors and 7 school trustees, plus the Public Works Referendum

Quesnel City Hall. Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel
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Election signs near Moffat Bridge in Quesnel. Melanie Law photo

The Observer asks: What issues are important to you for the municipal election?

Locals weigh in on Quesnel’s future as election day kicks off

Election signs near Moffat Bridge in Quesnel. Melanie Law photo
ELECTION DAY: polls are now closed

ELECTION DAY: polls are now closed

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

  • Oct 20, 2018
ELECTION DAY: polls are now closed
A handy guide to the local election: municipal, CRD and SD28

A handy guide to the local election: municipal, CRD and SD28

How and where to vote locally, plus links to candidate profiles and information on referendums

A handy guide to the local election: municipal, CRD and SD28
CRD Electoral Area C’s John Massier will take on four more years as director this November, after no other candidates stepped up to be considered for the role. Melanie Law photo

CRD director John Massier hopes to support Area C economy in next four years

Area C director has been in the role for 10 years, and will take on four more by acclamation

CRD Electoral Area C’s John Massier will take on four more years as director this November, after no other candidates stepped up to be considered for the role. Melanie Law photo
Incumbent councillor Scott Elliott waves to passing vehicles near Moffat Bridge most mornings while holding his election sign. Melanie Law photo

Incumbent councillor Scott Elliott hopes to be voted in for third term

Elliott wants another judge brought to Quesnel, as well as more housing

Incumbent councillor Scott Elliott waves to passing vehicles near Moffat Bridge most mornings while holding his election sign. Melanie Law photo
Quesnel City Hall. Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel

City of Quesnel advance voter turnout low

Two more chances to cast ballots for councillor, school trustee and Public Works referendum

Quesnel City Hall. Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel
Column: please vote on Oct. 20 – the future of your community depends on it

Column: please vote on Oct. 20 – the future of your community depends on it

Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson on the importance of making it out to the polls next Saturday

  • Oct 13, 2018
Column: please vote on Oct. 20 – the future of your community depends on it
City council candidates answered questions at the Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum at North Cariboo Community Campus Oct. 11. From left: Kyle Townsend, Ron Paull, Scott Elliott, Fritz Wyssen, Susan MacNeill, Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, Tony Goulet, Tammy Burrows, Martin Runge and Mitch Vik. Melanie Law photo

10 candidates perform under pressure at Quesnel City Council forum

Chamber of Commerce’s event saw around 80 locals turn up to hear from councillor candidates

City council candidates answered questions at the Chamber of Commerce all-candidates forum at North Cariboo Community Campus Oct. 11. From left: Kyle Townsend, Ron Paull, Scott Elliott, Fritz Wyssen, Susan MacNeill, Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, Tony Goulet, Tammy Burrows, Martin Runge and Mitch Vik. Melanie Law photo
Ron Paull is a rotarian and 13-year council member.                                 Contributed photo

Ron Paull campaigns for four more years on council

Incumbent councillor has sat on Quesnel City Council for 13 years

Ron Paull is a rotarian and 13-year council member.                                 Contributed photo
CRD advance voting indicates strong voter turnout so far

CRD advance voting indicates strong voter turnout so far

Voter turnout is higher compared to the 2014 elections which saw 160 voters in the advance polls.

CRD advance voting indicates strong voter turnout so far
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BC Transit offering free rides on election day

BC Transit partners with City to encourage locals to get out and vote Oct. 20

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Quesnel – meet your School District 28 trustee candidates

Get to know the eight candidates vying for seven spots on the SD28 board of education

  • Oct 10, 2018
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The city councillor forum will take place at the North Cariboo Community Campus in Quesnel on Thursday evening. File photo

City councillor candidate forum set for tomorrow night

Questions for candidates have been pre-selected by the Chamber of Commerce

The city councillor forum will take place at the North Cariboo Community Campus in Quesnel on Thursday evening. File photo
Tony Goulet hopes to be elected to Quesnel City Council on Oct. 20.                                 Melanie Law photo

Tony Goulet wants a seat on Quesnel City Council

Tillicum Society director is also a school trustee, rotarian and president of the Métis Association

Tony Goulet hopes to be elected to Quesnel City Council on Oct. 20.                                 Melanie Law photo
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)

B.C.’s new municipal election finance laws getting their first test

Vancouver shows loopholes for early spending, union support

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks to local politicians at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Whistler, Sept. 14, 2018. (UBCM)
Central Mountain Air passengers disembarking at Quesnel Airport. Ronan O’Doherty photo
Central Mountain Air passengers disembarking at Quesnel Airport. Ronan O’Doherty photo
CRD Area B director candidates Robert Shkuratoff, Barb Bachmeier and Elizebeth Montgomery at the all-candidates forum Oct. 1 in Bouchie Lake. Melanie Law photos

CRD Area B candidate forum held in Bouchie Lake

Three candidates answered questions from the public and outlined campaign points

CRD Area B director candidates Robert Shkuratoff, Barb Bachmeier and Elizebeth Montgomery at the all-candidates forum Oct. 1 in Bouchie Lake. Melanie Law photos