Council Highlights

August 24, 2021
Council Highlights

Quesnel Ambassador Program

The Outgoing Royalty was presented with a plaque and rose for their year of service to our community and, the Incoming Royalty was gifted a City jacket and rose.

2020 Ambassador Team

  • Jadacia Barker
  • Sarah Foottit
  • Beth Mattioli

2021 Ambassador Team

  • Jaeana Dumais
  • Naylene Runge
  • Jessie Johal







Barkerville Brewing Co. E-vote ratification

In the interest of time, due to the limited construction window, a special electronic vote was conducted between August 9 – 11, 2021, to provide Council input toward Barkerville Brewing Co.’s application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) for a structural change to an approved lounge. Efforts were taken to gather views of the public and surrounding businesses for the proposal; the vote was carried and then ratified at the August 24, 2021 Council meeting.

Grant Application Update:

Council approved submission of the following grant application:

Permissive Tax Exemptions

The City leases a portion of 101 Marsh Drive for the location of the Food Hub. The City then leases this property to the non-profit group – Sprout Kitchen Society to run the Food Hub. In order for the property to be exempt from taxation next year a permissive tax exemption bylaw must be passed and submitted to BC Assessment by October 31st.

This bylaw also includes the removal of the permissive exemption for the Fraser Village Homes Society, as that property is now owned by the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation, which is assessed taxes through the Grant-In-Lieu program.

Permissive tax exemption bylaws require public notice, so after the first two readings of this bylaw are complete, staff will advertise in the paper Council’s intent to exempt this property. Once the public notice is complete, staff will bring the bylaw back for third reading and then adoption.

BC Winter Games 2024 Update

As announced last month, the City of Quesnel will be the host community for BC Winter Games 2024.

The BC Winter Games will bring approximately 2,000 participants, for 4 days, to participate in 17 core sports.

The City of Quesnel’s bid package was submitted in partnership with Lhtako Dene Nation, with resolutions of support from the Cariboo Regional District and School District #28, as well as many letters of support from our sporting community:  Cariboo Ski Touring Club, Quesnel Curling Centre, Quesnel & District Minor Hockey Association, Quesnel Technics Gymnastics Club, Quesnel Figure Skating Club, Quesnel River Archers, Quesnel & District Seniors Society, Troll Resort, and Quesnel Waveriders Swim Club.

The countdown is on!


1909 - City of Quesnel 2020-2023 Tax Exempting Amendment Bylaw 1909 of 2021 - First and Second Readings

Changes to upcoming meeting schedule

September 7, 2021 Regular Council meeting - cancelled and replaced with a Special Closed Strategic Planning session of Council.

Council Highlights provide a summary of business conducted by Council at Regular Council meetings. For specific details, visit Contact: Rhya Hartley, Deputy Corporate Administrator at 250-991-7471.

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