Tara Sprickerhoff

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son

An unlikely encounter in the rural community of Likely, near Williams Lake

2017 wildfires give B.C. mom chance to say thank you to officer who saved her son
A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, are receiving veterinary care in Kelowna, Penticton and Quesnel after being seized from a property near Williams Lake. Photo submitted

B.C. man charged with two counts of animal cruelty after 46 dogs seized

SPCA invesigation concludes after dogs seized from a rural property north of Williams Lake

A total of 46 dogs, consisting of American Eskimo, Husky, Border Collie and Samoyed-cross breeds, are receiving veterinary care in Kelowna, Penticton and Quesnel after being seized from a property near Williams Lake. Photo submitted
50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province

Similar conditions seen at the beginning of 2017 wildfire season

50 new fires sparked in B.C. after lightning strikes across province
Rural B.C. Realtors troubled by new real estate rules

Rural B.C. Realtors troubled by new real estate rules

Regulations take away choice of the consumer, says MLA

Rural B.C. Realtors troubled by new real estate rules
Severe thunderstorm watch in place for Chilcotin

Severe thunderstorm watch in place for Chilcotin

Environment Canada warning of potential for heavy rain, strong wind and intense lightning

Severe thunderstorm watch in place for Chilcotin
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RCMP investigate suspicious death on B.C. First Nation

Police release few details on death of woman on Esk’etemc First Nation last week

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A rollover along Highway 97 this morning left one person sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. K.P. photo.

One in hospital following rollover on Highway 97

Non-life threatening injuries reported

A rollover along Highway 97 this morning left one person sent to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. K.P. photo.
The Horsefly River is one of four rivers in the Cariboo the CRD is warning may flood this weekend. Angie Mindus photo

Warm weather could mean flooding along some Cariboo rivers

CRD urges residents along Horsefly, Fraser, Quesnel and Cottonwood rivers to prepare for flooding

The Horsefly River is one of four rivers in the Cariboo the CRD is warning may flood this weekend. Angie Mindus photo
Both Category 2 and Category 3 fires will be banned in the Cariboo Fire Centre as of May 23. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
Both Category 2 and Category 3 fires will be banned in the Cariboo Fire Centre as of May 23. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 100 animals seized

B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 100 animals seized

Animals seized from a property north of Williams Lake described as “distressed”

B.C. man loses appeal to get 10 dogs back after more than 100 animals seized
Warm weather and breezy conditions set to persist into the weekend have caused the BC Fire Service to urge caution if you are doing any outdoor burning.

BC Wildfire Service urges caution due to warm, breezy conditions

Dry conditions persist throughout the region

Warm weather and breezy conditions set to persist into the weekend have caused the BC Fire Service to urge caution if you are doing any outdoor burning.
Motorists are seeing slushy roads with slippery sections south of 100 Mile House on Highway 97. Mel Mitchell photo

B.C. road crews brace for winter storm

Southern Interior mountain passes to see upwards of 30 cm of snow overnight

Motorists are seeing slushy roads with slippery sections south of 100 Mile House on Highway 97. Mel Mitchell photo
Morel mushrooms grow in wildfire areas after a burn.                                Wikimedia Commons photo

First Nation band bans mushroom harvest in West Fraser Complex fire area

?Esdilagh First Nation cites environmental, cultural concerns over landscape

Morel mushrooms grow in wildfire areas after a burn.                                Wikimedia Commons photo
Category 3 fires to be banned in Cariboo Fire Centre starting April 23

Category 3 fires to be banned in Cariboo Fire Centre starting April 23

Risk of ‘holdover’ fires prompts ban

Category 3 fires to be banned in Cariboo Fire Centre starting April 23
Submitted photo                                The picture featured above was taken in Williams Lake the day before wildfires broke out across the Cariboo. Classic car enthusiasts are planning on returning to the area for a Wildfire Recovery Cruise July 8-15 of this year.

Wildfire recovery classic car cruise to travel through Cariboo in July

Classic car enthusiasts return to support Cariboo one year after fires

Submitted photo                                The picture featured above was taken in Williams Lake the day before wildfires broke out across the Cariboo. Classic car enthusiasts are planning on returning to the area for a Wildfire Recovery Cruise July 8-15 of this year.
Tsilhqo’tin Nation Chiefs Russell Myers Ross (from left), Roy Stump, Tribal Chair Joe Alphonse, Otis Guichon Sr., Francis Laceese and Jimmy Lulua on the steps of the Parliament in Ottawa Monday. Loretta Williams photo

Prime Minister Trudeau formally exonerates Tsilhqot’in war chiefs

Under sunny skies six Tsilhqot’in chiefs anticipate an historical move on the part of the federal government

Tsilhqo’tin Nation Chiefs Russell Myers Ross (from left), Roy Stump, Tribal Chair Joe Alphonse, Otis Guichon Sr., Francis Laceese and Jimmy Lulua on the steps of the Parliament in Ottawa Monday. Loretta Williams photo
A rollover that occurred south of 100 Mile on Highway 97 has since been cleared.

Travel advisory in effect from McLeese Lake to Stoner

Compact snow with slippery section across Cariboo highways

A rollover that occurred south of 100 Mile on Highway 97 has since been cleared.
Don Evans, Rotary 5040 district governor (left), and Sandra Lewis, Rotary Club of Quesnel president (far right) present Robert Leclerc, secretary treasurer of Quesnel Amateur Radio Club (centre left) and Bob Holowenko, vice president of Quesnel Amateur Radio Club with a cheque for $8,600 to fund their ham radio project.

Cariboo Rotary clubs receive $64,000 for wildfire recovery projects

Donations from across country result in $16,000 per club for wildfire prevention and recovery

Don Evans, Rotary 5040 district governor (left), and Sandra Lewis, Rotary Club of Quesnel president (far right) present Robert Leclerc, secretary treasurer of Quesnel Amateur Radio Club (centre left) and Bob Holowenko, vice president of Quesnel Amateur Radio Club with a cheque for $8,600 to fund their ham radio project.
Tim Conrad (right) of Butterfly Effect Communications, talks to Cariboo Regional District board members about the findings and recommendations of his report sourced from community wildfire consultations. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Future emergency preparedness key cornerstone of CRD wildfire report

Treat locals as assets, not liabilities, among recommendations

Tim Conrad (right) of Butterfly Effect Communications, talks to Cariboo Regional District board members about the findings and recommendations of his report sourced from community wildfire consultations. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
Health Canada raids B.C. store for illegal products

Health Canada raids B.C. store for illegal products

Owners say they practice alternate preventative medicine

Health Canada raids B.C. store for illegal products