City Council

City council has resumed meetings open to the public at Quesnel City Hall. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Quesnel city council briefs

Quesnel city council met on Oct. 19

 

Steve Wallace (right) wipes tears away during his final council meeting as Quesnel mayor. Wallace was replaced by the man in the left of the photo, Nate Bello, who defeated him by under 150 votes in the 2002 Quesnel municpal election. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

Steve Wallace’s time as mayor of Quesnel under scrutiny after allegations

Wallace, mayor from 1990 — 2002, has been accused of inappropriate touching and sexual harassment

 

The city of Quesnel hopes new software will be able to replicate town halls and open houses, like this one about 65 people attended before COVID-19. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

City of Quesnel launches new engagement tool

Let’s connect is aimed at better consulting the population on city initiatives

 

The amphitheatre park next to city hall could become a residential school memorial. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Quesnel city council planning on creating residential school memorial

A report in the agenda of council’s Sept. 28 meeting outlines their initial plans

The amphitheatre park next to city hall could become a residential school memorial. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Quesnel Council is moving to a mixed model where some aspects of the meeting are virtual. (City of Quesnel)

Quesnel council blitzes through short agenda

It didn’t take long for city council to get through a short agenda for their Aug. 24 meeting

Quesnel Council is moving to a mixed model where some aspects of the meeting are virtual. (City of Quesnel)
Naylene Runge, Jaeana Dumais and Jessie Johal (bottom row) were chosen as Quesnel’s 2021 Ambassadors. Standing behind them are the 2020 ambassadors and the other candidates. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel’s outgoing and incoming ambassadors honoured at council meeting

Jaeana Dumais, Naylene Runge and Jessie Johal will represent the city throughout the year

Naylene Runge, Jaeana Dumais and Jessie Johal (bottom row) were chosen as Quesnel’s 2021 Ambassadors. Standing behind them are the 2020 ambassadors and the other candidates. (Submitted 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

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
Oliva van den Elzen is an Quesnel Ambassador Candidate for 2021, sponsored by William Lacy Real Estate. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Meet four of Quesnel’s candidate ambassadors

Three of the seven candidates will represent Quesnel as ambassadors

Oliva van den Elzen is an Quesnel Ambassador Candidate for 2021, sponsored by William Lacy Real Estate. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A referendum to approve borrowing $20 million to renovate the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre’s pool was voted down on June 19. (Observer file photo)

“Back to the drawing board” — CRD Director disappointed in Quesnel pool referendum turnout

Area ‘A’ Director and former Quesnel mayor Mary Sjostrom says COVID-19 played a part in low turnout

A referendum to approve borrowing $20 million to renovate the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre’s pool was voted down on June 19. (Observer file photo)
The City of Quesnel’s new Public Works facility on Sword Avenue was completed in January of 2021. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel public works sub-contractors considering settlement offer

VVI construction owes local contractors more than $1.4 million, and have offered 90 per cent

The City of Quesnel’s new Public Works facility on Sword Avenue was completed in January of 2021. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel Fire Chief Sylvain Gauthier communicates with other firefighters while fighting a fire in April of 2021. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council celebrates outgoing fire chief Sylvain Gauthier

“Sly” has been working in the Quesnel Fire Department since 2007

Quesnel Fire Chief Sylvain Gauthier communicates with other firefighters while fighting a fire in April of 2021. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Central Mountain Air will be landing in Quesnel five times a week starting on June 28. (Black Press File Photo)

Quesnel council waives passenger landing fees for Central Mountain Air

The first flight since April of 2020 will land in Quesnel on June 28

Central Mountain Air will be landing in Quesnel five times a week starting on June 28. (Black Press File Photo)
The City of Quesnel is proposing an RV campground at the site of the former existing public works yard. (City of Quesnel Waterfront Plan)

Paull, Simpson, clash on Quesnel municipal campground plans

Council approved moving $200K from the gas tax reserve to the project

The City of Quesnel is proposing an RV campground at the site of the former existing public works yard. (City of Quesnel Waterfront Plan)
Riders of BC Transit in Quesnel could eventually use their phone to board. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

BC Transit planning to bring digital option for fares in Quesnel

A pilot project could have riders pay using their phone or credit card

Riders of BC Transit in Quesnel could eventually use their phone to board. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
The teal lettering will remain, but the grey will return to the gold pan. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s Gold Pan will be painted grey again

The monument had been painted white as the area around its new downtown home is improved

The teal lettering will remain, but the grey will return to the gold pan. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Johnston Bridge has continued to see deterioration as council debates what should be done to fix it. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)

City council choses direction for aging Johnston Bridge

They’ve requested a report to get a complete price tag for a comprehensive repair

The Johnston Bridge has continued to see deterioration as council debates what should be done to fix it. (Quesnel Observer File Photo)
Wilkinson Street is one of four roads in Quesnel set for emergency repairs. The roads were planned for repairs in future years, but a bad winter has caused them to degrade quickly. (City of Quesnel Photo)

CITY HALL: Quesnel’s mayor and council discuss local road conditions

Bob Simpson said ministry sending more resources to tackle road issues

Wilkinson Street is one of four roads in Quesnel set for emergency repairs. The roads were planned for repairs in future years, but a bad winter has caused them to degrade quickly. (City of Quesnel Photo)
In partnership with the City of Quesnel, Community Futures North Cariboo launched the Business Support Hotline at 1-800-241-7714 in April of 2020. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Nearly 40% of Quesnel businesses experiencing downturn during pandemic

The results of a survey by the business support hotline were shared with city council

In partnership with the City of Quesnel, Community Futures North Cariboo launched the Business Support Hotline at 1-800-241-7714 in April of 2020. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Quesnel city council approved a pride crosswalk, similar to the one installed in Williams Lake in 2018. Williams Lake Pride supporters Denise Deschene, Charlotte Mortimer, Charlie Konopke (standing) and Pride interm president Chasity-Blu Wright were on hand to see it painted. (File Photo)

COUNCIL BRIEFS: A packed meeting

Quesnel city council was kept busy on April 20

Quesnel city council approved a pride crosswalk, similar to the one installed in Williams Lake in 2018. Williams Lake Pride supporters Denise Deschene, Charlotte Mortimer, Charlie Konopke (standing) and Pride interm president Chasity-Blu Wright were on hand to see it painted. (File Photo)
Bridges Supportive Housing is in West Quesnel, within walking distance of downtown. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Bridges Supportive Housing proposing using technology to monitor overdoses

Those using alone would wear a blood oxygen monitor which will alert staff if an overdose begins

Bridges Supportive Housing is in West Quesnel, within walking distance of downtown. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)