Tara Sprickerhoff

Dexter greats Diane Walters in the Tim Hortons parking lot shortly after arriving back home in Williams Lake. Dexter escaped while the family was evacuated due to wildfires seven months ago. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Evacuated cat finds his way home seven months after B.C. wildfires

‘He just decided he was going on a holiday — an extended holiday’

Dexter greats Diane Walters in the Tim Hortons parking lot shortly after arriving back home in Williams Lake. Dexter escaped while the family was evacuated due to wildfires seven months ago. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
The Williams Lake RCMP at the scene where a small fire started in a garage at a home on Lexington Road in August, just outside the city limits. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Williams Lake youth charged with arson after lighting fires during 2017 wildfires

Quick action of bystanders saved elderly woman from blaze, say police

The Williams Lake RCMP at the scene where a small fire started in a garage at a home on Lexington Road in August, just outside the city limits. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Current Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Director and beloved retired school principal Byron Kemp died Monday, Jan. 15.

CRD directors, former colleagues mourn director Byron Kemp

Retired SD27 principal and current Area E CRD director passed away Monday

Current Cariboo Regional District (CRD) Director and beloved retired school principal Byron Kemp died Monday, Jan. 15.
Police and firefighters survey the scene Tuesday morning following a house fire on the Sugar Cane Reserve. Tara Sprickerhoff photo

Two B.C. First Nation communities mourning loss of teen in reserve house fire

Williams Lake First Nation chief releases statement on death of teen

Police and firefighters survey the scene Tuesday morning following a house fire on the Sugar Cane Reserve. Tara Sprickerhoff photo
B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community

B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community

Emergency crews responded to a mobile home fire early Tuesday on the Williams Lake Indian Band’s Sugar Cane Reserve

B.C. teen dies in fire in First Nation community
Trailer fire at Williams Lake Indian Band’s Sugar Cane Reserve claims a life

Trailer fire at Williams Lake Indian Band’s Sugar Cane Reserve claims a life

Emergency crews responded to a fire early Tuesday on the Williams Lake Indian Band’s Sugar Cane Reserve.

Trailer fire at Williams Lake Indian Band’s Sugar Cane Reserve claims a life
The CRD takes suggestions on what could have gone better during a community wildfire consultation in Williams Lake at the beginning of November. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.

CRD to host online wildfire consultation via Facebook Live tonight

Tune in to the CRD’s Emergency Operation Centre Facebook page between 6:30 and 8 p.m. tonight

The CRD takes suggestions on what could have gone better during a community wildfire consultation in Williams Lake at the beginning of November. Tara Sprickerhoff photo.
Chemo RV of 150 Mile wins Canadian RV Dealer of the Year

Chemo RV of 150 Mile wins Canadian RV Dealer of the Year

Second honour for Jason Bell after being named BC RV Dealer of the Year

Chemo RV of 150 Mile wins Canadian RV Dealer of the Year
Book signing and Author Talk set for Quesnel on Oct. 26

Book signing and Author Talk set for Quesnel on Oct. 26

Fraser: ‘I think that I have tried to present our region honestly and truthfully’

Book signing and Author Talk set for Quesnel on Oct. 26
Volunteers from Forest Grove load a truck full of food bound for Lac la Hache in the midst of this summer’s wildfires. Martina Dopf photo.

Above and Beyond awards program announced for everyday heroes of wildfire and floods

Nominations open for British Columbians until January.

Volunteers from Forest Grove load a truck full of food bound for Lac la Hache in the midst of this summer’s wildfires. Martina Dopf photo.
Remaining campfire bans lifted for Cariboo

Remaining campfire bans lifted for Cariboo

Category 2 and Category 3 fires now allowed in Cariboo Fire Centre

Remaining campfire bans lifted for Cariboo
Tourism operators devastated by wildfires

Tourism operators devastated by wildfires

Barnett: Small businesses don’t need consultation; they need financial assistance

Tourism operators devastated by wildfires
A cow stands in a lightly smoking field during the Elephant Hill fire, where ranchers were out daily on horseback trying to move their stock out of the path of the advancing wildfire. Gus Horn photo.

Ranchers can now apply for $20 million wildfire recovery fund

Funding to help cover costs including transportation during wildfires and crop production

A cow stands in a lightly smoking field during the Elephant Hill fire, where ranchers were out daily on horseback trying to move their stock out of the path of the advancing wildfire. Gus Horn photo.
Off-road vehicle ban to be lifted Wednesday

Off-road vehicle ban to be lifted Wednesday

Area restrictions remain in effect around larger fires

Off-road vehicle ban to be lifted Wednesday
Rancher Ron Eden looks back towards flames while he and Gus Horn spend time behind the firelines looking for cattle. Both stayed behind in the Elephant Hill evacuation zone. Gus Horn photo.

In The Black: Rancher helps find cattle in Elephant Hill fire

‘There is nothing that won’t burn’

Rancher Ron Eden looks back towards flames while he and Gus Horn spend time behind the firelines looking for cattle. Both stayed behind in the Elephant Hill evacuation zone. Gus Horn photo.
Squirrel causes grass fire in 100 Mile House

Squirrel causes grass fire in 100 Mile House

The fire grew to several meters, stretching across a front and toward a house

Squirrel causes grass fire in 100 Mile House
Smoke from the Elephant Hill wildfire seen from the butte in Lone Butte yesterday, Aug 30. Max Winkelman photo.

Aug 31: “Quieter day” on Elephant Hill fire

Still some growth towards Sheridan Lake

Smoke from the Elephant Hill wildfire seen from the butte in Lone Butte yesterday, Aug 30. Max Winkelman photo.
Sophie (left) and Tad, two Maremma sheepdogs, stayed behind in the wildfire evacuation zone to look after their herd of sheep. Lynn Landry photo.

Dogs stick with sheep through wildfire

“If only they could talk”

Sophie (left) and Tad, two Maremma sheepdogs, stayed behind in the wildfire evacuation zone to look after their herd of sheep. Lynn Landry photo.
At the wildfires’ peak, local volunteers helped move and host livestock in secure locations. Cheri Saunders photo.

Governments consider help for B.C. ranchers, farmers

Assessments being conducted on what is needed for agriculture sector

At the wildfires’ peak, local volunteers helped move and host livestock in secure locations. Cheri Saunders photo.
Area to the south west of Clinton evacuated

Area to the south west of Clinton evacuated

Evacuation routes through Highway 24 and Highway 1

Area to the south west of Clinton evacuated