The Quesnel and District Day Care Society is partnering with the City of Quesnel for a new child care facility in West Quesnel. The society has been operating on Kinchant Street for nearly 50 years. (File Photo

The Quesnel and District Day Care Society is partnering with the City of Quesnel for a new child care facility in West Quesnel. The society has been operating on Kinchant Street for nearly 50 years. (File Photo

West Quesnel day care clears zoning hurdle

Quesnel city council approved re-zoning 420 Webster to allow a day care to be built

Quesnel city council has cleared the way for a daycare to be built in West Quesnel.

Council approved re-zoning 420 Webster Avenue to allow for a 57-space day care to be constructed. The facility will be run by the Quesnel and District Day Care Society, expanding on their existing 23-space daycare.

The $1.36 million price tag has been completely covered through the BC Childcare New Spaces Fund.

READ MORE: Quesnel receives provincial funding for new child care centre

The re-zoning hearing was the first public hearing in over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic for Quesnel city council.

Some residents came to speak against placing the daycare at 420 Webster, which is currently a small park, but council moved forward unanimously with the zoning change.

Public access to the existing playground at the site will be maintained.

Alongside the re-zoning, city council also approved “housekeeping” tweaks to the wording of their zoning by-law.

READ MORE: Quesnel council takes first step to change zoning at West Quesnel park for a day care

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