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Recent News Releases

Family Day at the Twin Arenas and the Arts and Recreation Centre
February 1, 2016
The 2016 Quesnel Winter Carnival is Sure to Please
January 28, 2016
General Contractor Selected to Build the West Fraser Centre
January 27, 2016
Quesnel's 2nd Annual Business Walks
October 16, 2015
Quesnel City Council Maintains Focus on Cost Control
October 8, 2015
North Cariboo Arena Replacement Project Open House
September 21, 2015
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Council News

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Announcements

Family Day Activities

Twin Arenas - Skating is FREE from 1 – 3 p.m.
Arts and Recreation Centre - Swimming is FREE from 1 – 4 p.m.

The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, in partnership with the BCRPA, have made grants available to support local recreation departments in coordinating family-based, admission-free events.

2015 Volunteer Citizen of the Year

Click here for the 2015 Volunteer Citizen of the Year nomination package.

Accessory Buildings, Recreational Vehicle Parking, and Licensee Retail Stores Policy - Public Hearing

Council has set a public hearing date of February  23, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 410 Kinchant St., to gather the views of the public on proposed regulations regarding accessory buildings, recreational vehicle parking, and licensee retail stores.

Regulations for the following items currently being considered by City Council:

Accessory Buildings:

  • Prohibiting accessory buildings or structures in front of principal dwellings and in any exterior side yards in residential zones;
  • Limiting the total combined gross floor area of accessory buildings to 50% of the ground floor area of the principal building or the maxim floor area  for accessory buildings otherwise specified in the applicable zone;
  • Eliminating the restriction of having a maximum of two accessory buildings in non-residential zones;
  • Permitting one recreational vehicle or boat or trailer or similar vehicle to be parked in the front yard provided that it does not obstruct sightlines for abutting streets, right of ways, or neighbouring driveways;
  • Regulating Licensee Retail Stores (retail sale of liquor products) to be located at least within 1 kilometre from another Licensee Retail Store.

For more information, contact City Hall at 250-992-2111.

Shipping Containers Policy - Public Hearing

Council has set a public hearing date of February 23, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 410 Kinchant St., to gather the views of the public on proposed regulations regarding shipping containers.

Shipping container regulations currently being considered by City Council:

  • Prohibits shipping containers in residential areas other than on a temporary basis to facilitate construction activities or moving for not more than 30 days, and where greater than 30 days a permit is required;
  • Existing permanent shipping containers in residential areas be removed within 8 months;
  • Shipping containers in commercial and industrial zones will require screening/siting/ventilation requirements and prohibits storage of flammable liquids unless the structure is placarded for such;
  • Requires existing shipping containers in commercial and industrial zones to be ventilated by June 1, 2016.

For more information, contact City Hall at 250-992-2111.

Regular Council Meeting - Cancelled

Cancelled - Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Heritage Forum

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers

You are invited to attend a forum, intended for individuals who are interested in local heritage to provide input to help Council establish priorities for investment and development of heritage in our community. Council is also seeking feedback regarding an advisory structure to provide community input on heritage issues on an ongoing basis that will be effective, efficient and flexible.

There will be a brief presentation followed by an open discussion.

2016 Façade Grant Application

Attention Business/Non-Profit Organizations! Apply for a Façade Grant Today!

The 2015 Business Façade Improvement Program has been a success! Façade improvement projects in Development Permit Areas of the City (see map below) may be eligible for 50% reimbursement of the project cost, up to a maximum of $5,000 per project. To apply, please complete the application form below and contact the City Planner, Urszula Walus at uwalus@quesnel.ca or call 250-992-2111 to discuss your project.

Apply for funding as soon as possible as funds are limited!

Map of Proposed Eligible Properties

2016 Facade Improvement Program Guidelines

2016 Façade Grant Application

Community Resource Guide

New update to the Community Resource Guide on February 2015. Click here for Version 6.0 of the Guide.

Major Initiatives

Active Transportation Plan

Arena Replacement Project

Budget 2016

Proposed Public Works Facility

West Quesnel Land Stability Project

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