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The city of Quesnel has launched their budget 2022 survey. (City of Quesnel website)

City of Quesnel launches budget 2022 survey

Residents will need to use the city’s new engagement tool at letsconnectquesnel.ca

The city of Quesnel has launched their budget 2022 survey. (City of Quesnel website)
Before the meeting, committee members got a chance to tour the facilities at the Quesnel and District Recreation Centre. They even packed into the tiny machine room (masked up) to get a closer look at some of the areas that need renovation. (Cassidy Observer Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel pool referendum will be held but date, project scope not set

The North Cariboo Joint Planning Committee decided a referendum was the best way to fund the project

Before the meeting, committee members got a chance to tour the facilities at the Quesnel and District Recreation Centre. They even packed into the tiny machine room (masked up) to get a closer look at some of the areas that need renovation. (Cassidy Observer Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Mike Hanrahan (middle) was one of the first passengers to arrive in Quesnel via commercial flight when he stepped off of a Central Mountain Air plane on June 28. Flights had been suspended due to COVID-19 since April of 2002. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel council continues to waive passenger fees for Central Mountain Air

The airline says operations in Quesnel have not been profitable since returning

Mike Hanrahan (middle) was one of the first passengers to arrive in Quesnel via commercial flight when he stepped off of a Central Mountain Air plane on June 28. Flights had been suspended due to COVID-19 since April of 2002. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Neal Kandola presents to Quesnel Council during a Nov. 23 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel value-added mill presents to council

“We’re going to be in this community for a long time,” Kandola Forest Products CEO Neal Kandola said

Neal Kandola presents to Quesnel Council during a Nov. 23 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The amphitheatre park next to city hall could become a residential school memorial. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Quesnel council approves fee increases in short meeting

City council held a short meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 2

The amphitheatre park next to city hall could become a residential school memorial. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
Mayor Bob Simpson will be in Victoria meeting with provincial officials this week. (File Photo)

Interconnector at top of mind for Quesnel mayor during Victoria visit

Bob Simpson is meeting with government officials and bureaucrats in Victoria this week

Mayor Bob Simpson will be in Victoria meeting with provincial officials this week. (File Photo)
Neal Kandola presents to Quesnel Council during a Nov. 23 meeting. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel value-added mill presents to council

“We’re going to be in this community for a long time,” Kandola Forest Products CEO Neal Kandola said

Neal Kandola presents to Quesnel Council during a Nov. 23 meeting. (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)

Quesnel city council briefs

Quesnel city council met on Oct. 19

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

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)
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 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)
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)