City Council

The UBCO campus tower is still planned for 46 storeys. (UBCO graphic)

Make way: 46-storey campus housing tower gets green light in Kelowna

Council passed the newly created CD28 zone making way for the tower

 

The City of Quesnel will be providing five ready-to-use designs for property owners to build carriage houses or secondary dwellings. (City of Quesnel website)

City of Quesnel looking for feedback on ready-to-use secondary home designs

The city will be hosting public consultation on Monday, May 30

  • May 11, 2022

 

Only vehicles weighing less than 10,000 kg are allowed to use the Johnston Bridge. Extensive repairs mean the bridge’s capacity would return to over 60,000 kg, although Quesnel council could choose to keep the limit on the bridge. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Johnston Bridge repair price tag now estimated at over $11 million

Quesnel city council approved applying for a $6 million federal grant to repair the aging bridge

 

Quesnel’s mayor and city council. (City of Quesnel photo)

Quesnel council to ask government for lower salary reporting threshold

Currently all people earning more than $75K have their salaries reported by the city

Quesnel’s mayor and city council. (City of Quesnel photo)
Renovations continue on Quesnel’s Fire Hall No. 1 on Kinchant Street. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel city council increases budget for fire hall project by $500K

Council heard the project’s construction costs have risen drastically due to inflation

Renovations continue on Quesnel’s Fire Hall No. 1 on Kinchant Street. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The city could soon be appealing or delivering victim impact statements in Quesnel’s court room. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

City of Quesnel could add voice to criminal cases

City council could begin to appeal non-prosecuted cases or deliver victim impact statements

The city could soon be appealing or delivering victim impact statements in Quesnel’s court room. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
B.C. Attorney General David Eby takes questions at the legislature, April 25, 2021. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

Quesnel city council meets with provincial attorney general

Mayor Bob Simpson led a delegation focused on prolific criminal offenders

B.C. Attorney General David Eby takes questions at the legislature, April 25, 2021. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Brian Balkwill and Brenda Beatty will be the president and vice-president for the games in Quesnel/Lhtako Dené. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel/Lhtako Dené BC Games has first executives

Former West Fraser VP Brian Balkwill and Rocky Peak Outfitter owner Brenda Beatty were named

Brian Balkwill and Brenda Beatty will be the president and vice-president for the games in Quesnel/Lhtako Dené. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
City council has resumed meetings open to the public at Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
City council has resumed meetings open to the public at Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
City council met on Tuesday, April 5. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Quesnel council supports joining regional marketing program

Quesnel council declined to join the Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association in 2018

City council met on Tuesday, April 5. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
2021’s Ambassadors, Jessie Johal, Nylene Runge and Jaeana Dumais stand with the 2022 Ambassador Program Candidates. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel Ambassador Program kicks off 2022 in style

The program has five candidates this year, they were formally welcomed by city council on March 15

2021’s Ambassadors, Jessie Johal, Nylene Runge and Jaeana Dumais stand with the 2022 Ambassador Program Candidates. (Submitted Photo)
City council has resumed meetings open to the public at Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Quesnel city council decides to re-invest budget surpluses to fight inflation, fuel cost increases

In a 5-2 vote, councillors approved moving over $200K in savings back into the operating budget

City council has resumed meetings open to the public at Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
A mural at Long Table Grocery was funded through the facade improvement grant in 2021. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel facade improvement grant opens up for 2022

The Northern Development Initiative Trust program helps businesses improve their public image

A mural at Long Table Grocery was funded through the facade improvement grant in 2021. (Submitted Photo)
City council approved the operating budget for 2022 during their Feb. 1 meeting. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

6.9 per cent tax increase approved for Quesnel operating budget, mill rate drops below 4

Covering a 2021 tax increase with surplus was one reason for the higher-than average increase

City council approved the operating budget for 2022 during their Feb. 1 meeting. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Angry spectators threw their masks on the ground after being asked to wear them during a Quesnel city council meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Angry spectators heckle Quesnel mayor and council at meeting

Bob Simpson stopped the meeting, and ejected the gallery before continuing

Angry spectators threw their masks on the ground after being asked to wear them during a Quesnel city council meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Bear sightings and conflicts were common throughout Quesnel in 2021. (BC WildSafe data - Jan. 1 to Dec. 31)

22 bears euthanized by BC Conservation in Quesnel in 2021

BC Conservation officer Blake Knibbs says bear conflicts are on the rise across the Cariboo

Bear sightings and conflicts were common throughout Quesnel in 2021. (BC WildSafe data - Jan. 1 to Dec. 31)
Despite the slide area moving 84 mm in 2020, assessed property values within it are rising. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

City of Quesnel outlines West Quesnel Slide Area plans, says no emergency funding is available

The city isn’t planning on installing more de-watering equipment except storm drain refurbishments

Despite the slide area moving 84 mm in 2020, assessed property values within it are rising. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel Fire Hall located at 310 Kinchant St. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer Files)

City of Quesnel approves capital budget, additional money for Quesnel Fire Hall renovation

$2 million in improvements will be paid for from the capital reinvestment reserve

The Quesnel Fire Hall located at 310 Kinchant St. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer Files)
People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

B.C.’s capital bucking up for legal challenge of Quebec’s religious symbols ban

Victoria among number of Canadian cities commiting cash, encourage other B.C. cities to do the same

People rally against Bill 21 in Montreal in 2019. On Thursday (Jan. 6) Victoria council voted to contribute $9,500 to a growing legal challenge against the bill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)