Williams Lake

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, a member of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, stands at the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, as she prepares for the team’s opener Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. against Brazil. (Kayla Moleschi/Facebook photo)

Moleschi, Canada, set for Olympic rugby opener versus Brazil Wednesday

City to show games on big screen at the Gibraltar Room

 

Melanie Allen, left, from Quesnel, purchases 10 chickens from Jane Schattenkirk, a wildfire evacuee from Lone Butte, southeast of 100 Mile House. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Williams Lake offers shelter for Lone Butte wildfire evacuees with animals

Jane Schatternkirk and her mom arrived Thursday, July 15

 

The BC Wildfire Service is requesting the public not donate food and supplies to firefighters at the Northeast Complex at 100 Mile House. (Black Press Media photo)

Cariboo Fire Centre not seeking supplies for firefighters: BCWS

Online requests for supplies are unsolicited

The BC Wildfire Service is requesting the public not donate food and supplies to firefighters at the Northeast Complex at 100 Mile House. (Black Press Media photo)
Smoke from the Flat Lake fire Sunday, July 18. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press),

Firefighters still battling 56 wildfires in Cariboo: Wildfire update

Twenty-eight of the fires are in the 100 Mile zone

  • Jul 18, 2021
Smoke from the Flat Lake fire Sunday, July 18. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press),
Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

MOTI announces $4 million in road improvements throughout Cariboo

Areas around Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake will all see improvements

Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
A helicopter with the BC Wildfire Service flies above the river valley Monday afternoon. (Angie Mindus photo)

Update: Fire on east side of Williams Lake River Valley under control

BC Wildfire Service fought the blaze from the air and ground

A helicopter with the BC Wildfire Service flies above the river valley Monday afternoon. (Angie Mindus photo)
Cariboo residents can expect smokey skies and hot temperatures this week, July 12 to 15. (Anna Fait photo)

Cariboo heads into ‘less aggressive’ heat wave, smoky skies to kick off work week

Williams Lake and 100 Mile House under heat warning, special air quality statement

Cariboo residents can expect smokey skies and hot temperatures this week, July 12 to 15. (Anna Fait photo)
This photo looking toward the McKinley Lake fire east of Horsefly was taken from the Black Creek Road at about 3:30 p.m. (Vikki Elzinga photo)

UPDATE: Wildfire at McKinley Lake east of Horsefly grows to 150 hecatres in size Wednesday

McKinley Lake is located roughly 30 kilometres east of Horsefly.

This photo looking toward the McKinley Lake fire east of Horsefly was taken from the Black Creek Road at about 3:30 p.m. (Vikki Elzinga photo)
Special weather alert was put out for Quesnel and Williams Lake. (File photo)

Severe thunderstorm potential for Cariboo: Environment Canada

A special weather statement was put out for Quesnel and Williams Lake

Special weather alert was put out for Quesnel and Williams Lake. (File photo)
The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society invites residents in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel to participate in “Free Your Things” taking place over the Father’s Day weekend. (Mary Forbes photo)

Cariboo Conservation Society co-ordinating “Free Your Things” Father’s Day weekend

Residents can sign up if they have items they want to give away

The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society invites residents in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel to participate in “Free Your Things” taking place over the Father’s Day weekend. (Mary Forbes photo)
St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake First Nation planning ground analysis of land near former residential school

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake campus students Ethan Reid, from left, Brenden Higgins, Ty Oviatt, Kaleb Alphonse, Nathan Kendrick and Landon Brink with RCMP officers Const. Nicoll and Const. Stancec. (Photo submitted)

RCMP thank 6 teens for helping prevent forest fire in Williams Lake

The students came across fire in a wooded area and used the water they had to try and extinguish the flames

Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake campus students Ethan Reid, from left, Brenden Higgins, Ty Oviatt, Kaleb Alphonse, Nathan Kendrick and Landon Brink with RCMP officers Const. Nicoll and Const. Stancec. (Photo submitted)
DriveBC is reporting a road closure on Highway 97 south of Williams Lake at Maze Lake Road. (Google Maps)

Update: Highway 97 fully reopened near Lac La Hache at Maze Lake Road

It was closed for several hours due to a motor vehicle incident

DriveBC is reporting a road closure on Highway 97 south of Williams Lake at Maze Lake Road. (Google Maps)
Chief Joe Alphonse, seen here in August 2019 at an event in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune).

Tsilhqot’in chief wants church, government held accountable for residential school deaths

‘It’s Canada’s dark history’: Tribal chair Joe Alphonse on residential schools

Chief Joe Alphonse, seen here in August 2019 at an event in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune).
The Cariboo North riding is larger than Vancouver Island. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Cariboo North MLA set to take stand for rural ridings in B.C. legislature speech

Coralee Oakes says in her speech reducing northern ridings could see poorer services for residents

The Cariboo North riding is larger than Vancouver Island. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Crews battle a fire at Kleena Kleene over the May 15, 16 weekend. (Chris Cczajkowski photo)
Crews battle a fire at Kleena Kleene over the May 15, 16 weekend. (Chris Cczajkowski photo)
Gibraltar Mine has started calling back 34 workers laid off on April 27 because it has received its permit to reactive the Gibraltar East Pit. (Taseko Mines Ltd. photo)

Gibraltar Mine receives permit, calling back laid off employees

Mining has begun in the Gibraltar East pit

Gibraltar Mine has started calling back 34 workers laid off on April 27 because it has received its permit to reactive the Gibraltar East Pit. (Taseko Mines Ltd. photo)
Williams Lake Fire Chief Erick Peterson said his department along with other fire departments in the region will be doing some wildfire urban interface training on Sunday, May 9 in the Williams Lake area. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Wildfire urban interface training slated for Williams Lake area Sunday, May 9

Williams Lake, Quesnel, Miocene and 150 Mile House fire departments participating

Williams Lake Fire Chief Erick Peterson said his department along with other fire departments in the region will be doing some wildfire urban interface training on Sunday, May 9 in the Williams Lake area. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake RCMP are asking the public for assistance locating Marion Louise Billy. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake RCMP seek woman wanted for theft, weapon possession

RCMP released the information Thursday, May 6

Williams Lake RCMP are asking the public for assistance locating Marion Louise Billy. (Photo submitted)