Cariboo

The Urgent and Primary Care Centre at the Ashcroft Hospital and Health Site is piloting a ‘Virtual Doctor’ program through May 2023. (Photo credit: Journal files)

Interior Health ‘virtual doctor’ pilot program may spread to other communities

Program will run in Ashcroft through May 2023 and is the only one of its kind in the province

 

Barkerville’s Shamrock Tube Run which opened in 2017 was dismantled earlier this year and put into storage. (Photo submitted)

Conveying regrets: Barkerville tube run fate still up in the air

Conveyor components are awaiting a new home

  • Nov 26, 2022

 

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for several regions in B.C. (file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for several regions in B.C. (file photo)
Williams Lake RCMP released a photo of items seized recently following an investigation into stolen vehicles. (RCMP photo)
Williams Lake RCMP released a photo of items seized recently following an investigation into stolen vehicles. (RCMP photo)
The 100 Mile House area is a winter recreation hotspot for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo

Go with the snow: Mountain, forest or lake, the Cariboo delivers winter adventure

If your dream winter getaway features crisp, white snow sparkling under blue…

  • Nov 17, 2022
The 100 Mile House area is a winter recreation hotspot for snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo
A health-care worker tests a woman at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre in Toronto on May 19, 2021. University of British Columbia researchers are looking for Canadians with long COVID to take part in a research project. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

UBC project looks for input from COVID long-haulers

Crowd-sourcing site allows people to compare their symptoms with those of others

A health-care worker tests a woman at a pop-up COVID-19 assessment centre in Toronto on May 19, 2021. University of British Columbia researchers are looking for Canadians with long COVID to take part in a research project. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Williams Lake First Nation elder Virginia Gilbert leads an opening prayer and song. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

New First Nations Wellness Centre in Williams Lake first of its kind in B.C.

The centre combines primary health care, social services and Indigenous health supports

Williams Lake First Nation elder Virginia Gilbert leads an opening prayer and song. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dr. Chris Shepherd, right, with his daughters Raven, left, and Robyn, at the Scout Island Nature Centre on Oct. 20, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo-based researcher working to address global illegal wildlife trade

Dr. Chris Shepherd is based in Big Lake after decades in Malaysia and Indonesia

Dr. Chris Shepherd, right, with his daughters Raven, left, and Robyn, at the Scout Island Nature Centre on Oct. 20, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Cariboo. (Black Press file photo)

Atmospheric river prompts first snowfall warning of season for Cariboo

It is expected to start snowing by Thursday afternoon

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Cariboo. (Black Press file photo)
It was the first time the memorial was held in Williams Lake. (Tammy Haller photo)

Indigenous communities unite for 158th Annual Lhats’as?in Memorial Day in Williams Lake

The event honours the Tsilhqot’in war chiefs that were hanged in Quesnel on Oct. 26, 1864

It was the first time the memorial was held in Williams Lake. (Tammy Haller photo)
The Shamrock Tube Run at Barkerville Historic Town and Park will no longer be operated. (File photo)
The Shamrock Tube Run at Barkerville Historic Town and Park will no longer be operated. (File photo)
Actors Edd Wright (left) and Brendan Bailey enact the long trek from Yale to the gold fields in the award-winning short film <em>Long Road to Cariboo</em>. (Photo submitted)

Cameras roll on the Cariboo Road

Cinema shines on gold rush highway

  • Oct 31, 2022
Actors Edd Wright (left) and Brendan Bailey enact the long trek from Yale to the gold fields in the award-winning short film <em>Long Road to Cariboo</em>. (Photo submitted)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: When are the cows coming home?

Promoting awareness of sources of local food is a necessary function of farming organizations

  • Oct 30, 2022
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
Jim Hilton said his rationale for using potatoes as a test crop is that it allows him to test his trials in a year rather than waiting many years for a tree crop. (Jim Hilton photo)

FOREST INK: Deep loam soils will also be useful for forestry

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Observer

  • Oct 29, 2022
Jim Hilton said his rationale for using potatoes as a test crop is that it allows him to test his trials in a year rather than waiting many years for a tree crop. (Jim Hilton photo)
Beyond the Haunting is a team of paranormal investigators who include Kelly Ireland (left), Corine Carey and Leanne Sallenback who star in Haunted Gold Rush, a new documentary coming to T+E next week. (Photo submitted)

Ghost hunters travel the Cariboo Gold Rush Trail

New docuseries premieres on Sunday

Beyond the Haunting is a team of paranormal investigators who include Kelly Ireland (left), Corine Carey and Leanne Sallenback who star in Haunted Gold Rush, a new documentary coming to T+E next week. (Photo submitted)
Lhtako Dene Nation Chief Clifford Lebrun (left) with Osisko Development vice president of sustainable development Chris Pharness attend a celebration in Wells Oct. 22 to highlight an agreement with the mining company and Indigenous community. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Lhtako Dene Nation and Osisko Development celebrate life of project agreement

The agreement for the Cariboo Gold Project was signed in 2020

Lhtako Dene Nation Chief Clifford Lebrun (left) with Osisko Development vice president of sustainable development Chris Pharness attend a celebration in Wells Oct. 22 to highlight an agreement with the mining company and Indigenous community. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
Surinderpal Rathor stopped in a city hall Monday, Oct. 17 to discuss how things move forward following his election win Saturday night, Oct. 15. Rathor said he's thrilled to move the city forward together. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Surinderpal Rathor stopped in a city hall Monday, Oct. 17 to discuss how things move forward following his election win Saturday night, Oct. 15. Rathor said he's thrilled to move the city forward together. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Branton Regner was murdered in August 2019 near the Sheep Creek Bridge, allegedly for witnessing the murder of Richard ‘Savage’ Duncan in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake man to be sentenced for 2019 Rudy Johnson Bridge kidnappings, murder

Branton Regner was beaten, thrown off bridge allegedly for witnessing Richard ‘Savage’ Duncan murder

Branton Regner was murdered in August 2019 near the Sheep Creek Bridge, allegedly for witnessing the murder of Richard ‘Savage’ Duncan in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

UPDATE: Woman from Lac La Hache loses life in head-on crash south of Williams Lake

Mounties say the collision involved a car and semi truck, which burst into flames

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)