Chilcotin

A category 2 fire ban goes into effect for the Cariboo Fire Centre effective Friday, July 15 at noon. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Cariboo Fire Centre category 2 open burning ban goes into effect July 15

Any category 2 open fires already burning must be extinguished by noon

  • Jul 13, 2022

 

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Forest gardens can complement traditional vegetable gardens

The forest garden is not intended to replace the traditional garden

 

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Williams Lake Tribune.

FOREST INK: A better future with food forests

In this week’s column Jim Hilton explores permaculture

  • Jun 25, 2022

 

(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tl’etinqox First Nation ceremony honours 1958 hospital fire victims

Families of the victims attended from Tl’etinqox, Tsideldel and Yunesit’in

(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Following a night of heavy rains Sunday, June 5, the Fraser River is much higher than usual Monday morning seen here from the Sheep Creek Bridge west of Williams Lake. A rock that is usually exposed is now underwater which is very rare, said one resident. (Photo submitted - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Fraser River high following night of rain in Cariboo Chilcotin

About 12 mm of rain fell in Williams Lake Sunday night

Following a night of heavy rains Sunday, June 5, the Fraser River is much higher than usual Monday morning seen here from the Sheep Creek Bridge west of Williams Lake. A rock that is usually exposed is now underwater which is very rare, said one resident. (Photo submitted - Williams Lake Tribune)
A map showing the area included in the flood watch issued on June 5, 2022. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)

Flood watch for Dean River issued, could surpass 10-year flows

As rain continues to fall, high streamflow advisory upgraded

A map showing the area included in the flood watch issued on June 5, 2022. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)
An air tanker and crew works to contain a wildfire in the Nemiah Valley despite strong winds. (Chief Jimmy Lulua photo)

Crews douse wildfire near homes at Xeni Gwet’in First Nation

Chief Jimmy Lulua says work will continue Tuesday morning

An air tanker and crew works to contain a wildfire in the Nemiah Valley despite strong winds. (Chief Jimmy Lulua photo)
Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Justice minister visits First Nation leaders in Cariboo Chilcotin

“It was important to visit the site,” Lametti said after touring St. Joseph’s Mission site

Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Justice minister visits First Nation leaders in Cariboo Chilcotin

“It was important to visit the site,” Lametti said after touring St. Joseph’s Mission site

Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) is seeking to better protect Indigenous heritage sites throughout its territory. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tŝilhqot’in chiefs lean on government to better protect Indigenous heritage sites

“These sensitive issues require time and care to address properly.”

The Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) is seeking to better protect Indigenous heritage sites throughout its territory. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
This photograph of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Coola, B.C., is a version of the one taken by Chilcotin photographer Jesaja Class and featured in National Geographic. (Jesaja Class photo - Tweedsmuir Park Lodge)

Chilcotin photographer’s Great Bear Rainforest images featured in National Geographic

Jesaja Class, 24, gets noticed for his work with Tweedsmuir Park Lodge

This photograph of the Great Bear Rainforest, Bella Coola, B.C., is a version of the one taken by Chilcotin photographer Jesaja Class and featured in National Geographic. (Jesaja Class photo - Tweedsmuir Park Lodge)
A young calf stares down the photographer at Chilco Ranch. (Photo submitted)

INDUSTRIAL UPDATE: Ranchers facing labour shortages, rising costs

‘Feed shortage has been a huge problem this year for cattle producers all across Canada’: Jordan Grier

A young calf stares down the photographer at Chilco Ranch. (Photo submitted)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo / Williams Lake Tribune
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo / Williams Lake Tribune
A sacred fire was held Sunday, Feb. 27 in Williams Lake to honour the lives of people who recently lost their lives. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A sacred fire was held Sunday, Feb. 27 in Williams Lake to honour the lives of people who recently lost their lives. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The view of Tatlayoko Lake in the West Chilcotin, May 2021, is one of 100s of beautiful places one can visit in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Drones were used to drop seed vessels in November 2021 in an area burned during the 2017 wildfires in the Chilcotin Plateau. (Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation photo)

First Nations use drone-seeding trial project to reforest wildfire ravaged areas west of Williams Lake

Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation has seeded 52 hectares burned in the White Lake wildfire

Drones were used to drop seed vessels in November 2021 in an area burned during the 2017 wildfires in the Chilcotin Plateau. (Central Chilcotin Rehabilitation photo)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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