Council Highlights - April 23, 2024

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Council Highlights

2023 Financial Statements

Council approved the 2023 Financial Statements, as presented by KPMG.

The City received a clean audit report in accordance with Canadian public sector accounting standards.

Two significant changes in 2023 were the City's investment in the Three Rivers Community Forest and the new Asset Retirement obligation reporting requirements.

Delegation - District of Wells

Mayor Ed Coleman and Councillor/Acting Mayor Dorothea Funk visited Quesnel with some new members of their staff to introduce them to their peers at the City.

Ed and Dorothea provided Council an overview of District operations, following assignment of a Municipal Affairs Advisor in 2022.  

The District created a Strategic Priorities project list and Risk Management chart.  Historic mining contamination is the biggest financial risk and is currently being assessed for mitigation.

Financial Plan & Tax Rates

Bylaws 1960 and 1961

Council approved the first three readings of the City of Quesnel Financial Plan Bylaw No. 1960 of 2024 and the City of Quesnel Tax Rates Bylaw No. 1961 of 2024.

The average residence in Quesnel (valued at $354,656) will see an increase of $63.45 in the municipal tax portion of their property tax invoice or $17.89 per $100,000 of assessment. A commercial business will see an increase of $84.62 per $100,000 of assessment.

Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games a great success!

The 2024 Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games showcased Quesnel as a trail-blazing community, with the first Indigenous/Municipal partnered games. Bringing together Lhtako Dene Nation, the City of Quesnel and the Cariboo Regional District.

Over 3000 visitors, 1200 volunteers, many facilities and clubs benefited from funding for improvements to host the Games, and a legacy fund that will see generous cash and in-kind donations stay in the community.

The City received outstanding feedback which will help to guide economic development and future hosting opportunities.

This was an event that the athletes, their families and our residents will remember.

[Photo:  Presented to the City of Quesnel by the BC Games Society]


New Home for Baker Creek Enhancement Society

Council directed Staff to prepare a License of Occupation for the Baker Creek Enhancement Society as the new tenant in the former Lawn Bowling facility in West Fraser Timber Park.  They plan to share the space with Pet Safe Coalition and King Dog Club.

Development Services - New Housing

Council approved Icon Homes application for a development permit for a proposed two-storey four-plex at 180 Bowron Avenue.

Quesnel Welcomes the River Rush 

Council approved two agreements with Parallel Sports Group, owners of the new KIJHL Jr. Hockey league coming to Quesnel:


  • 1953 - City of Quesnel Multi-unit Housing Incentives Amendment Bylaw 1953, 2024 - Final Adoption
  • 1957 - City of Quesnel Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 1957, 2024 (668 Doherty Drive) - Third Reading
  • 1958 - City of Quesnel Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1958, 2024 (668 Doherty Drive) - Third Reading


  • Special Olympics ball-hockey fundraiser - June 8, 2024 at the West Quesnel outdoor rink on Lewis Drive.  Contact the West Quesnel Business Association to sign up.
  • Lhtako Dene Nation & Quesnel Tillicum Society PowWow - August 2 - 24, 2024 at the new Lhtako Dene arbour.
  • May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month:
    • MS flag raising at LeBourdais Park community flagpole on May 24 at 1 pm
    • MS Walk on May 25th, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Farmers’ Market 

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