City Council

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
The runway, taxiway and apron will be repaved at the Quesnel Regional Airport. File Photo

Quesnel airport runway will be repaved thanks to $7 million grant

Transport Canada confirmed the city would be receiving the funds

The runway, taxiway and apron will be repaved at the Quesnel Regional Airport. File Photo
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

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

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