Bob Simpson was acclaimed as mayor of Quesnel.
Joining him at the council table will be incumbents Scott Elliott, Ron Paull and Laurey-Anne Roodenburg. The newcomers are Mitch Vik and Martin Runge.
Bob Simpson (incumbent) – acclaimed
Scott Elliott (incumbent) – elected
Tony Goulet – elected
Ron Paull (incumbent) – elected
Laurey-Anne Roodenburg (incumbent) – elected
Martin Runge – elected
Mitch Vik – elected
Are you in favour of the City of Quesnel adopting City of Quesnel New Public Works Facility Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1854 of 2018, which will authorize council to borrow a sum not exceeding eight and half millions dollars ($8,500,000), repayable over a period of no more than thirty (30) years, for the development and construction of a new Public Works Facility?
At the confluence of the Fraser and the Quesnel Rivers in the Cariboo is where you’ll find the City of Quesnel. It’s about 120 kilometres south of Prince George, and about the same distance north of Williams Lake.
The history of Quesnel has been traced back to summer fishing camps that were set up by the Chentsit’hala Carrier First Nation before Simon Fraser and fur traders explored the region.
Explorer Alexander Mackenzie arrived at a Chentsit’hala Carrier camp in 1793. He would subsequently abandon the route he was exploring along the Fraser River and take the Nuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail.
Simon Fraser, meanwhile, camped at the spot where Quesnel is located today.
Many Chinese immigrants would settle in Quesnel as they chased after riches amid the Gold Rush of the 1860s.
Some expected Quesnel might become B.C.’s capital given how close it was to Barkerville as well as spots where prospectors searched for gold.
Today, Quesnel industries include logging, a paper mill and agriculture.
Median total income of couple economic families with children (2015)/B.C. median
Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016
RCMP — municipal/B.C.
204.60 (18.35)/93.63 (-0.71)
RCMP — rural
66.37 (+5.45)/93.63 (-0.71)
Violent Crime Severity Index (CSI) — 2016
RCMP — municipal
214.14 (+9.45)/74.86 (-9.81)
RCMP — rural
59.91 (=12.57)/74.86 (-9.81)
Todd Doherty (Conservative)
Coralee Oakes (BC Liberal)