Chilcotin

Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)

Chilcotin pilot flying high in new History series set in B.C.’s Peace Country

Jessica James brings small town charm to television project, Lost Car Rescue

 

The cast of a new reality show Lost Car Rescue on History, premiering on Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. will feature local pilot Jessica James (front right). (Jeff Topham photo)

Chilcotin pilot flying high on History channel

Jessica James is from Nimpo Lake

 

Bernie Baptiste, from Ulkatcho First Nation has been located. (Facebook photo)

Update: Mushroom picker located in West Chilcotin

Bernie Baptiste went mushroom picking in the Anahim Lake area Sunday, Sept. 26

 

The Big Stick fire west of Tatla Lake left its mark on the area, as seen by Ulkatcho First Nation leadership surveying the damage. (Denise Cahoose video image)

VIDEO: Fire and ash greet travellers, Highway 20 reopens between Tatla and Anahim Lake

The fire also destroyed valuable pine mushrooms in the area

The Big Stick fire west of Tatla Lake left its mark on the area, as seen by Ulkatcho First Nation leadership surveying the damage. (Denise Cahoose video image)
Anahim Lake west of Williams Lake is on evacuation alert due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)

Ulkatcho First Nation at Anahim Lake praying for rain

Fire danger extreme as nearby fires challenge firefighters and close highways

Anahim Lake west of Williams Lake is on evacuation alert due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)
The communities of Anahim Lake and Ulkatcho First Nation are located about 300 kms west of Williams Lake. (Graham West photo)

Military helicopter en route to Ulkatcho First Nation to transport some residents out

Access to the community has been cut off due to wildfires in the Chilcotin

The communities of Anahim Lake and Ulkatcho First Nation are located about 300 kms west of Williams Lake. (Graham West photo)
The Big Stick fire prompted the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday afternoon, July 13. (Graham West photo)

Update: Highway 20 near Kleena Kleene reopened with pilot car through Big Stick fire burn

Access between Anahim Lake and the Bella Coola Valley remains closed Thursday

The Big Stick fire prompted the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday afternoon, July 13. (Graham West photo)
The Hotnarko Creek fire west of Williams Lake has grown to 950 hectares. Residents in the Anahim Lake area were placed under an evacuation alert Monday, July 12. (BCWS map)

Hotnarko Creek wildfire prompts evacuation alert for Anahim Lake area

The Cariboo Regional District issued the alert Monday July 12

The Hotnarko Creek fire west of Williams Lake has grown to 950 hectares. Residents in the Anahim Lake area were placed under an evacuation alert Monday, July 12. (BCWS map)
A wildfire north of Big Stick Lake is burning approximately five kilometres away from the home of Amy Stromsten and her partner Dustin Trainer. An evacuation alert was issued for the area west of Williams Lake Saturday, July 3. (Amy Stromsten image)
A wildfire north of Big Stick Lake is burning approximately five kilometres away from the home of Amy Stromsten and her partner Dustin Trainer. An evacuation alert was issued for the area west of Williams Lake Saturday, July 3. (Amy Stromsten image)
Roger Harris of Bella Coola displays where his allegiance lays as the Montreal Canadiens prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals June 28, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
Roger Harris of Bella Coola displays where his allegiance lays as the Montreal Canadiens prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals June 28, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
A build up of lint in a clothes dryer is believed to have caused a house fire in Alexis Creek Sunday evening, April 4, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Clothing dryer suspected cause of Alexis Creek home fire, owner wants to warn others

Neil Miller is thankful he still has his horses, community support and his life

A build up of lint in a clothes dryer is believed to have caused a house fire in Alexis Creek Sunday evening, April 4, 2021. (Photo submitted)
A grass fire west of Williams Lake, seen here Tuesday, is considered to be being held by members of the BC Wildfire Service. (Photo submitted)
A grass fire west of Williams Lake, seen here Tuesday, is considered to be being held by members of the BC Wildfire Service. (Photo submitted)
An Elders complex is nearing completion in Tl’etinqox (Anaham). Launched before the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was delayed once the disease was declared a global health crisis. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

A first in the Chilcotin: Tl’etinqox builds six-unit Elders complex

“It’s exciting,” says Chief Joe Alphonse

An Elders complex is nearing completion in Tl’etinqox (Anaham). Launched before the COVID-19 pandemic, the project was delayed once the disease was declared a global health crisis. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Loretta Jeff Combs and Peyal Laceese with their daughter Nildziyenhiyah stand in front of their pit house which they hope to be able to move into next spring. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

A pit house for a Tsilhqot’in family

Family reconnects with traditional ways of life west of Williams Lake

Loretta Jeff Combs and Peyal Laceese with their daughter Nildziyenhiyah stand in front of their pit house which they hope to be able to move into next spring. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Yunesit’in Chief Russell Myers Ross not seeking re-election

Yunesit’in Chief Russell Myers Ross not seeking re-election

Yunesit’in First Nation will have a new leader come Sept. 9

Yunesit’in Chief Russell Myers Ross not seeking re-election
Nimpo Lake General Store owner Richard Simon learned there were a small number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Nimpo Lake area Tuesday, but said as he has not been contacted directly by Vancouver Health Authority he is assuming his store was not exposed. (Photo submitted)

West Chilcotin getting busier with tourists, notices store owner

Restrict COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines in place

Nimpo Lake General Store owner Richard Simon learned there were a small number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Nimpo Lake area Tuesday, but said as he has not been contacted directly by Vancouver Health Authority he is assuming his store was not exposed. (Photo submitted)
B.C. health authorities continue to urge people in all communities to take precautions against COVID-19 exposure. (Image courtesy the CDC)

Cases of COVID-19 identified in West Chilcotin

A small number of cases in Nimpo Lake area

B.C. health authorities continue to urge people in all communities to take precautions against COVID-19 exposure. (Image courtesy the CDC)
A wild horse blends in with the fall colours along the Meldrum Creek Road in the Chilcotin on Saturday, Oct. 21. (Michael White photo)
A wild horse blends in with the fall colours along the Meldrum Creek Road in the Chilcotin on Saturday, Oct. 21. (Michael White photo)
Chilcotin River Trading is anticipated to open early 2021. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

B.C. First Nation breaks ground on $4.5 million gas bar in the Chilcotin

Chilcotin River Trading at Tl’etinqox will feature a grocery store, café and more

Chilcotin River Trading is anticipated to open early 2021. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.

Rivers, Ranches and Ranges: From Historic Sites to Wilderness Adventure

Experience some of BC’s history this summer

  • Jul 6, 2020
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.