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WildSafeBC Returns to Quesnel
June 23
2014 Annual Report ready for public inspection
June 5
New Additions to the Permanent Collection
June 3
Imagination Park Summer Fun Program
June 2
Quesnel City Council Restructures City Hall
May 22
North Cariboo Arena Replacement Project Drawings Finalized
April 15
Cariboo Chilcotin Local Governments Launch Emergency Notification System
April 14
City Council Cleaning House
March 3

Be sure to check out the "Council" link above for Council news and updates.

For regularly scheduled meetings visit

Emergency Notification System

Click the blue "register" banner on the right to register for the Emergency Notification System.

For more information on registration, watch this video featuring our Director of Emergency Services.

Contact 250-992-2111 if you have any questions.

Open Fire Ban now in effect

Effective Friday, July 3, 2015, all open burning including campfires and fireworks, will be prohibited in the City of Quesnel boundaries.  This prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified. This ban is an extension of the BC Wildfire Service ban throughout the province of BC.

This prohibition does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. It also does not apply to a portable campfire apparatus with a CSA or ULC rating that uses briquettes, liquid or gaseous fuel, with a flame length of 15 centimetres or less. The use of a portable campfire apparatus that does not meet the conditions noted above is prohibited.

For more detailed information on this ban, please visit the Cariboo Fire Centre Wildfire website:

For more information regarding the City of Quesnel fire ban, please contact the Fire Hall at 250-992-5121.

Smoking Bylaw Consultation Survey

Quesnel City Council is currently considering a bylaw prohibiting smoking in specified public spaces and they want to hear from you.  The first reading of the Smoking Regulations Bylaw 1767 was on June 22, 2015.  Prior to providing any further consideration of this bylaw or considering amendments the following survey will be used to obtain resident’s opinions and will be provided back to Council.  Please complete this short 5 question survey by July 28th.

Click here to read the Smoking Regulations Bylaw 1767.

Click here to take the Smoking Bylaw Consultation Survey.

Notice of Projects

Please be advised that the City of Quesnel Utilities Department will be replacing an aging water line in the lane between Front and Reid St. This line has had leaks in the past and will be replaced beginning Thursday July 2, 2015 with work in the lane taking roughly 3 days to complete. Access to this lane will be restricted while this work is being done.

Please direct any questions to the Utilities Department at 250 992 6330.

Tennis Courts are currently closed for resurfacing. The Tennis Courts will re-open on Wednesday, July 1.

Arts and Recreation Centre

Summer Arts and Crafts at the LeBourdais Stage (LeBourdais Park). Click here for more information.
Wednesday (Kids Crafts) 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday (Adult Art) 12:05 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.

Every Sunday in July, admission at the Arts and Recreation Centre will be 50% off! Dates: July 5,12, 19, 26!

Green Spaces, Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Thank you Quesnel for engaging in the initial planning of our first Green Spaces, Parks and Open Space Recreation Master Plan! 

The Parks Plan recommendations are ready for public review and we would like your feedback.

Click here for review the Green Spaces, Parks and Recreation Master Plan recommendations.

Click here to take the survey regarding the recommendations.

Annual Water Restrictions

Sprinkling or irrigation restrictions are in place between May 15 and September 30 of each year FOR ALL PROPERTIES CONNECTED to the City water system within City limits.

The schedule is as follows:
On even-numbered calendar days, even numbered properties may sprinkle or irrigate;
On odd-numbered calendar days, odd numbered properties may sprinkle or irrigate.
Example: Property Address: 694 is an even-numbered property
Property address: 685 is an odd-numbered property

Sprinkling may ONLY take place between the hours of:
6 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Invasive Plant Management

The City of Quesnel in partnership with the Cariboo Regional District would like to remind residents that it is time to be on the lookout for invasive weeds on your property and consider your management options. The Cariboo Regional District’s Invasive Plant Management Program has information to assist you with your options. Visit the Cariboo Regional District online at Look under services for invasive plant management.

The City’s Bylaw Enforcement Staff will be working with landowner’s to ensure the removal of reoccurring Himalayan Balsam and Burdock infestations. Please report new infestations to the Cariboo Regional District’s Invasive Plant Management Program at 250-392-3351 or toll free 1-800-665-1636.

2015 Final Tax Rates

Detailed information on the 2015 tax rates is now available. Click here for the average residential increase and here for a breakdown of the Property Tax Rates for 2015.

Property Tax Exemption Applications

The City of Quesnel is accepting applications from non-profit groups, associations and religious organizations who own or have a registered interest in property within the City limits and who wish to apply for property tax exemption beginning in the 2016 taxation year. Applications are due prior to July 31, 2015 and must include financial statements and other details requested.

The Permissive Property Tax Exemption package is available at City Hall or click here. To review the Permissive Property Tax Exemption Policy click here.

Renewal packages are being mailed out to all religious and non-profit groups who received a property tax exemption in 2015. Applications must be submitted for all groups in 2015.

Questions may be directed to the Director of Corporate and Financial Services, Kari Bolton, at 250-992-2111 during normal business hours.

Community Resource Guide

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

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