City Council

Councillors are still meeting remotely due to COVID-19. (File Photo)

COUNCIL BRIEFS: Quesnel looking for $450K grant to support homeless population

Council also approved a lease at the airport, expanded outdoor dining area

 

The upper floor of Shiraoi House in LeBourdais Park has sat mostly empty since June of 2019. That will soon change, as the city approved a lease with Moonshine Coffee Roasters at their April 6 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Coffee shop approved for Shiraoi House upper floor

Quesnel council approved a five-year lease with Moonshine Coffee

 

A masked statue of Billy Barker sits on top of his namesake casino. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel mayor, council support call for B.C. casino re-openings

Letter to Premier Horgan, endorsed by 12 B.C. mayors, asks for clarity on casino re-opening plan

  • Apr 6, 2021

 

(Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

2021 Candidate ambassadors introduced to council

The annual program has taken on a resiliance during COVID-19

(Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Council Briefs: Winter Games bid moving forward

Some of what happened at the March 23 Quesnel City Council meeting

Councillors met virtually during their March 23 meeting. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Quesnel council debates funding non-profits directly

The discussion was sparked after a request from Big Brothers Big Sisters Quesnel was denied

Councillors met virtually during their March 23 meeting. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Loraine Brisebois, sales clerk at Mason & Daly General Merchants at Barkerville Historic Town & Park welcomes visitors. 2020 was the second season at Barkerville for Brisebois who is from Quesnel. Barkerville limited the site to 200 visitors per day during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is encouraging visitors to wear masks.(Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Barkerville trust says historical town is underfunded by $600K

The trust asked Quesnel city council to support their bid to the province for increased funding

Loraine Brisebois, sales clerk at Mason & Daly General Merchants at Barkerville Historic Town & Park welcomes visitors. 2020 was the second season at Barkerville for Brisebois who is from Quesnel. Barkerville limited the site to 200 visitors per day during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is encouraging visitors to wear masks.(Rebecca Dyok photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ron Richert was appointed as Quesnel fire chief during city council’s March 2 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Ron Richert named Quesnel’s new fire chief

Richert was officially made chief during a city council meeting

Ron Richert was appointed as Quesnel fire chief during city council’s March 2 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Local contractors who worked on the City of Quesnel’s new Public Works facility on Sword Avenue have not been paid. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel contractors voice concerns over unpaid work on public works facility

Jeff Lefbvre, the owner of a flooring company, says some are considering leins and lawsuits

Local contractors who worked on the City of Quesnel’s new Public Works facility on Sword Avenue have not been paid. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel hosted the BC Winter Games in 2000, and is hoping to host in 2024. (File photo)

Quesnel’s BC Winter Games hosting effort going into overtime

The BC Games Society has granted an extension so the city can complete the bid

Quesnel hosted the BC Winter Games in 2000, and is hoping to host in 2024. (File photo)
A strong surplus in 2020 means smaller tax increases in 2021. (File Photo)

2020 surplus leads to smaller Quesnel tax increase

A planned tax increase of 4.7 per cent was reduced to 2.5 per cent

A strong surplus in 2020 means smaller tax increases in 2021. (File Photo)
The campground will be inside Quesnel, where the public works building used to be. (City of Quesnel Riverfront Plan)

Quesnel municipal campground project receives $500K in provincial funding

$20 million in funding was given to shovel-ready tourism projects across the province

The campground will be inside Quesnel, where the public works building used to be. (City of Quesnel Riverfront Plan)
The apartment building would be one of the tallest in Quesnel. (Submitted)

Five-storey apartment building planned for West Quesnel

The development would take place close to the Tillicum Society/Friendship Centre

The apartment building would be one of the tallest in Quesnel. (Submitted)
The City of Quesnel has been working on a bid for the 2024 BC Winter Games since January of 2020. (File photo)

Quesnel’s 2024 BC Winter Games bid falls through

The city failed to receive a required letter of support to submit the bid

The City of Quesnel has been working on a bid for the 2024 BC Winter Games since January of 2020. (File photo)
Quesnel council met virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 16. (File Photo)

Quesnel Council hears development plans

The city moved forward on four different projects within city limits

Quesnel council met virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 16. (File Photo)
Council got their first look at the operating budget at a special meeting on Feb. 10. A video of the meeting will be uploaded on Feb. 11. (File Photo)

BUDGET 2021: Quesnel council gets first look at operating budget

A surplus from 2020 could help finances moving forward

Council got their first look at the operating budget at a special meeting on Feb. 10. A video of the meeting will be uploaded on Feb. 11. (File Photo)
This concept drawing shows what a backdrop for Quesnel’s gold pan could look like. (City of Quesnel)

COUNCIL BRIEFS: Gold pan grant application passed without drama

The $30,000 grant application was handled quickly by council during their Feb. 2 meeting

This concept drawing shows what a backdrop for Quesnel’s gold pan could look like. (City of Quesnel)
A Kayaker didn’t let the fact it’s January prevent him from hitting the Fraser River on Jan. 23. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council hits pause on whitewater plans

City council postponed allocating $70,000 to Quesnel River projects

A Kayaker didn’t let the fact it’s January prevent him from hitting the Fraser River on Jan. 23. (Karen Powell Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson highlights news from City Hall. (Photo submitted)

COLUMN: City forecasts big investment year

Mayor Bob Simpson gives thoughts on Quesnel’s capital plan

  • Jan 29, 2021
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson highlights news from City Hall. (Photo submitted)
A lease at city hall (Cariboo North MLA) was discussed inside city hall during a Quesnel council meeting. (File Photo)

COUNCIL BRIEFS: Strategy takes centre stage at Jan. 26 meeting

Other issues including leases and the South Quesnel Business Association’s plans were discussed

A lease at city hall (Cariboo North MLA) was discussed inside city hall during a Quesnel council meeting. (File Photo)