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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)
The Quesnel Regional Airport hasn’t hosted passenger flights since Central Mountain Air stopped flying into the city in April of 2020 due to a COVID-19 downturn. File Photo

Council trying to attract airlines back to Quesnel

Staff to investigate temporarily waiving landing fees at Quesnel Airport

The Quesnel Regional Airport hasn’t hosted passenger flights since Central Mountain Air stopped flying into the city in April of 2020 due to a COVID-19 downturn. File Photo
A tree near the Sword Avenue baseball diamond was felled by high winds. The diamond is planned to be decommissioned by the city of Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel planning on shutting down ballfields

City council hopes maximize the usage at West Fraser Timber Park and Barlow Creek

A tree near the Sword Avenue baseball diamond was felled by high winds. The diamond is planned to be decommissioned by the city of Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Cookies were available to celebrate the grand opening of the North Cariboo Seniors’ Council in Oct. of 2020. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel seniors’ group to get COVID-19 funding boost

City council approved giving the North Cariboo Seniors Council $100k in provincial grant money

Cookies were available to celebrate the grand opening of the North Cariboo Seniors’ Council in Oct. of 2020. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel Fire Hall located at 310 Kinchant St. needs improvement. Quesnel council approved applying for a grant to cover the costs. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s $12 million capital plan not just about gold pan

While conversation surrounding the monument’s location dominated council, other projects were funded

The Quesnel Fire Hall located at 310 Kinchant St. needs improvement. Quesnel council approved applying for a grant to cover the costs. (File photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

‘I should not have gone:’ Victoria councillor takes holiday trip to Africa

Two Greater Victoria municipal politician admit to traveling in December

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
City council deferred Downtown Williams Lake’s request to approve and fund a new mural downtown. (DWLBIA image)
City council deferred Downtown Williams Lake’s request to approve and fund a new mural downtown. (DWLBIA image)
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson highlights news from City Hall. (Photo submitted)

CITY HALL: Slow and steady return to “normal”

City council news from Mayor Bob Simpson

  • May 29, 2020
Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson highlights news from City Hall. (Photo submitted)
Quesnel council approved the 2020-22 strategic plan during its May 5 electronic meeting. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)

Quesnel’s 2020-22 strategic plan focuses on housing, public safety, economic transition and forestry

Council approved the plan May 5, with changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Quesnel council approved the 2020-22 strategic plan during its May 5 electronic meeting. (Photo courtesy of City of Quesnel)
The City of Quesnel is applying for a $250,000 grant through Northern Development Initiative Trust to help fund renovations at the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives. (Observer file photo)

City of Quesnel applying for NDIT grant to support museum renovations

Council approved three Northern Development Initiative Trust grant applications on Feb. 4

The City of Quesnel is applying for a $250,000 grant through Northern Development Initiative Trust to help fund renovations at the Quesnel and District Museum and Archives. (Observer file photo)
Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Councillor in Revelstoke withdraws proposed 67% pay hike amid backlash

There was significant backlash to the proposed $25,000 and $70,000 wages

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)

Councillor resigns in Revelstoke after colleagues approved 67% raise

Council approved a 134 per cent raise for the mayor of Revelstoke

Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)
Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers

A group of voters claim conflict of interests should see them removed from office

Court claim accuses B.C. mayor and council of conflict of interest with developers