Quesnel

Fifty spectators will be allowed in the West Fraser Centre, alongside 50 people on the ice. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

After tumultuous week of changes, Quesnel’s West Fraser Centre allowing spectators again

Capacity limits at the rink have changed four times in the past two weeks

 

Grizzly bear sightings are up in the Likely area this year. (Ivan Hardwick photo)

COS says grizzly bear sightings up in the Likely area

Two grizzly bear siblings were moved a short distance away from Likely

 

Instead of event flooring and storage at the West Fraser Centre as originally recommended by the North Cariboo Joint Advisory Committee, City of Quesnel staff is focusing on a project to build a bike park and revitalize Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre trails in a grant application to the federal Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program. The bike park project — which will come to council with more detailed information at the Oct. 27 meeting — better fits the grant program’s criteria, according to staff. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

City of Quesnel turns its focus to trail development, bike park for federal grant application

The City is hoping for Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program funding

 

The best photo of the Fraser River Walking Bridge taken on Oct. 23 or 24 will be rewarded with a donation to the Polio Plus Fund on behalf of the Rotary Club of Quesnel. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel’s footbridge set for scarlet spotlight

The Fraser River Footbridge will be bathed in red light to mark World Polio Day Oct. 23 and 24

The best photo of the Fraser River Walking Bridge taken on Oct. 23 or 24 will be rewarded with a donation to the Polio Plus Fund on behalf of the Rotary Club of Quesnel. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
A beautiful scene at Dragon Lake, captured by Chelsey Bishop. The Quesnel Community Foundation has been funding scholarships, bursaries and grants that enrich the entire North Cariboo. (Photo: Chelsey Bishop)

From thousands to millions! Growing funds mean more benefits for Quesnel

High hopes for annual community funding drive, even in a challenging year

  • Oct 19, 2020
A beautiful scene at Dragon Lake, captured by Chelsey Bishop. The Quesnel Community Foundation has been funding scholarships, bursaries and grants that enrich the entire North Cariboo. (Photo: Chelsey Bishop)
Sherry Jasper and Juerg Feldmann show off their third-place trophies from an outdoor Quesnel Pickleball Club tournament earlier this year. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel pickleball going back in the jar

The indoor season will kick off with strict COVID-19 prevention guidelines

Sherry Jasper and Juerg Feldmann show off their third-place trophies from an outdoor Quesnel Pickleball Club tournament earlier this year. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
For the third time this week, the number of spectators allowed at the West Fraser Centre has changed. As of Friday, Oct. 16, no spectators are allowed. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

No spectators allowed at Quesnel arenas

There will be no limit on the number of athletes allowed

For the third time this week, the number of spectators allowed at the West Fraser Centre has changed. As of Friday, Oct. 16, no spectators are allowed. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The West Fraser Centre allowed 50 spectators inside for one day before new provincial regulations reverted capacity limits back to 50 people total. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Capacity limits back at 50 people total at Quesnel’s West Fraser Centre

New provincial regulations ended increased capacity at the arena

The West Fraser Centre allowed 50 spectators inside for one day before new provincial regulations reverted capacity limits back to 50 people total. (Lindsay Chung Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Hours at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre might be reduced, as the Cariboo Regional District and City of Quesnel look to save money during COVID-19. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Quesnel taxes increase, services drop in sample 2021 recreation budget

Officials struggle with low reserves and COVID-19, suggesting a four-per-cent tax increase

Hours at the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre might be reduced, as the Cariboo Regional District and City of Quesnel look to save money during COVID-19. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)
Fifty spectators will be allowed in the West Fraser Centre. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Quesnel arena increases capacity limits, gets ready to re-open walking track

Instead of 50 people total, the City is allowing 50 spectators inside the West Fraser Centre

Fifty spectators will be allowed in the West Fraser Centre. (Quesnel Cariboo Observer File Photo)

Quesnel council honours long-time City employee

Nirmal Lidder will retire Oct. 30 after more than 34 years with the City

Quesnel powerlifters back on the bench despite COVID-19

Anthony Faggiani and Shalynn McCauley will test their powerlifting prowess in Illinois this month

City of Quesnel applying for UBCM grant to advance wildfire preparedness initiatives

The City hopes to be able to offer a $1,000 rebate for problem tree removal

Quesnel council approves funding for community forest process

The City is one of several players working towards a new community forest

Portion of Quesnel’s Riverwalk trail to be closed for two years starting Oct. 13

Detours will be in place to accommodate construction at G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital

Federal grant application for gymnastics facility in Quesnel stalls

Instead, the City is applying for grant funding for West Fraser Timber Park trail upgrades

Quesnel’s short story contest has appropriate theme for 2020

Contestants will be asked to write a 500-word story about being “stranded”

City provides rent relief to Quesnel Crafters Society artist co-op

The society has been selling local works at Cariboo Keepsakes for more than 25 years

“They are powerhouses” – Quesnel Child and Youth Support Society celebrates new board

The executive director of the QCYSS, Jeana Moore, said the society has handled COVID-19 well

Quesnel’s Moffat Bridge will be reduced to one lane for annual maintenance

The closure will be from the evening of Oct. 1 until the early morning of Oct. 2