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New recycling guide ready in Quesnel

A new recycling guide will be available on the City of Quesnel website,

A new recycling guide will be available on the City of Quesnel website,

A project of the environmental advisory committee, it spells out what is accepted at various recycling facilities and includes information about recycling standard items, such as metal, plastic and glass, and about used-item recycling and electronic recycling.

Winter carnival approaching

Quesnel's second winter carnival will take place at the West Fraser Timber Park on Saturday February 6.

Activities will include skating on the pond, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, tobogganing, dog sleds, a variety of educational booths and a torch run. The fun gets underway at 1 p.m. The Quesnel Volunteer Fire Department will set off fireworks at the end of the torch run, around 6 p.m.

Development permit approved

Quesnel council approved a development permit Monday for retrofits to Savala's Steak House at 240 Reid St.

The permit provides approval for such improvements as a parapet addition increasing fascia height to one-and-three-quarter stories, enlarged windows, stained cedar siding with textured wall and base tile, recessed signage with illuminated box letters and under-canopy lighting.

Cemetery bylaw passed

Quesnel council gave final reading Monday to the new cemeteries bylaw, which allows an increase in fees charged for burials.

The increases are required to move the cemetery function away from relying so heavily on property taxation and recouping costs directly associated with burials through fees instead.

The increases will be phased in over three years. The full bylaw and fee structure can be found on the city's website,