Williams Lake

Interior Health has re-issued a drug alert warning of continued overdose activity in Williams Lake and area, following up to an alert issued on July 10. (File photo))                                Two samples of crystal meth testing positive for fentanyl in Penticton has prompted an overdose alert by Interior Health. (File photo)

Increased overdoses in Williams Lake prompt second warning from health authority

Paramedics responded to 11 overdose calls so far in July, 10 in June, five in May

Interior Health has re-issued a drug alert warning of continued overdose activity in Williams Lake and area, following up to an alert issued on July 10. (File photo))                                Two samples of crystal meth testing positive for fentanyl in Penticton has prompted an overdose alert by Interior Health. (File photo)
Members of Central Cariboo Search and Rescue, seen here at a practice session, used their rope technician skills Wednesday, July 29, to rescue a hang glider caught in a tree 25 metres above the ground. (Photo submitted)

Hang glider rescued after wind gust lands them 25-metres up tree south of Quesnel

Emergency crews were called to the incident at Soda Creek Wednesday, July 29

Members of Central Cariboo Search and Rescue, seen here at a practice session, used their rope technician skills Wednesday, July 29, to rescue a hang glider caught in a tree 25 metres above the ground. (Photo submitted)
An eagle found sitting on a railway track near Lac La Hache was sent to the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta after being rescued by Michelle Obre from 140 Mile House. (Michelle Obre photo)

Eagle rescued in the Cariboo near railway track sent for rehabilitation

Michelle Obre spied the eagle Saturday near Wright Station Road

An eagle found sitting on a railway track near Lac La Hache was sent to the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta after being rescued by Michelle Obre from 140 Mile House. (Michelle Obre photo)

DOWN TO EARTH: Do I have to still save water with all this rain?

By Jenny Howell A big part of my day to day job…

  • Jul 19, 2020
Andrew Brown is the designer and entrepreneur behind the product and company known as Furr Dogz a fun way to both groom and clean your dog. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Williams Lake entrepreneur confident in success of portable pet cleaning station

Andrew Brown is the creator of Furr Dogz portable pet cleaning station

Andrew Brown is the designer and entrepreneur behind the product and company known as Furr Dogz a fun way to both groom and clean your dog. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Christopher Lloyd Dixon. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek man facing sexual assault charges

Police believe he may be living on central Vancouver Island but also has a history in the Cariboo region

  • Jul 7, 2020
Christopher Lloyd Dixon. (Photo submitted)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Quesnel and Williams Lake stating that 20 to 40 mm of rain is possible between Tuesday June 30 and Thursday July 2. (NEWS file photo)

Special weather statement in effect for Quesnel and Williams Lake

Environment Canada says 20 to 40 mm of rain is possible through Thursday

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Quesnel and Williams Lake stating that 20 to 40 mm of rain is possible between Tuesday June 30 and Thursday July 2. (NEWS file photo)
Williams Lake First Nation is the new name of the former Williams Lake Indian Band located in B.C.’s southern interior. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

New name for First Nations community near Williams Lake

Formerly known as the Williams Lake Indian Band, the name change was unveiled Monday

Williams Lake First Nation is the new name of the former Williams Lake Indian Band located in B.C.’s southern interior. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
A groundbreaking ceremony for Sugar Cane Cannabis in Williams Lake was held Monday morning beside retail store Indigenous Bloom. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

B.C. Interior First Nation breaks ground on farm-to-gate cannabis cultivation facility

Owned by the Williams Lake First Nation, the facility will be the first of its kind in Canada

A groundbreaking ceremony for Sugar Cane Cannabis in Williams Lake was held Monday morning beside retail store Indigenous Bloom. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
B.C. First Nation calling for Williams Lake councillor to resign over residential school remarks
B.C. First Nation calling for Williams Lake councillor to resign over residential school remarks
The Williams Lake Indian Band is thrilled after receiving an artifact found by a former Williams Lake resident. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The Williams Lake Indian Band is thrilled after receiving an artifact found by a former Williams Lake resident. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
A Summerland woman is returning an artifactto a B.C. First Nation that was found in 2007 in Williams Lake. (Submitted photo)

Former Williams Lake resident returns artifact to local First Nation

Cheryl Engemoen and her late husband found the artifact in their garden in 2007

A Summerland woman is returning an artifactto a B.C. First Nation that was found in 2007 in Williams Lake. (Submitted photo)
No answers, no charges one year after death of Toosey’s Sabrina Rosette

No answers, no charges one year after death of Toosey’s Sabrina Rosette

RCMP appeal to the community for more information in June 8, 2019 death

No answers, no charges one year after death of Toosey’s Sabrina Rosette
A suspect described as possibly being armed and dangerous has so far evaded police. (RCMP submitted photo)

RCMP urge Williams Lake residents to be cautious as suspect remains on the loose

Man seen speeding on Highway 97 fled from police after colliding with RCMP vehicle

A suspect described as possibly being armed and dangerous has so far evaded police. (RCMP submitted photo)
RCMP were at Buckley Drive Tuesday afternoon west of Williams Lake where they were searching for a suspect. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

UPDATE: Williams Lake RCMP suspend search overnight for suspect on the run

Public asked to keep eye out for suspicous activity

RCMP were at Buckley Drive Tuesday afternoon west of Williams Lake where they were searching for a suspect. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
CN Rail engineer Wes Oviatt took his last run Friday, May 22. He is retiring from a 34-year railway career. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photos - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: CN engineer puts the brakes on 34-year railway career

Between 1986 and 2020 Wes Oviatt of Williams Lake worked for CP Rail, BC Rail and CN Rail

CN Rail engineer Wes Oviatt took his last run Friday, May 22. He is retiring from a 34-year railway career. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photos - Williams Lake Tribune)
Benny William a former Xeni Gwet’in Chief takes a photograph of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) in July 2018. (Loretta Williams photo)

Celebrations continue for Tsilhqot’in Nation after court victory against Taskeo Mines Ltd.

Supreme Court of Canada upholds 2014 decision rejecting New Prosperity mine on May 14, 2020

Benny William a former Xeni Gwet’in Chief takes a photograph of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) in July 2018. (Loretta Williams photo)
Six of the 12 orphaned puppies being cared for by the BCSPCA Williams Lake Branch after they were discovered on a rural property west of Williams Lake. (BCSPCA photo)

12 orphaned puppies rescued from rural property west of Williams Lake

Dubbed the ‘A-Team’ the four-week-old puppies need special formula, vaccines, veterinary treatment

Six of the 12 orphaned puppies being cared for by the BCSPCA Williams Lake Branch after they were discovered on a rural property west of Williams Lake. (BCSPCA photo)
Taseko Mines Limited application to appeal the rejection of the proposed New Prosperity Mine near Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) has been denied (Photo submitted)
Taseko Mines Limited application to appeal the rejection of the proposed New Prosperity Mine near Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) has been denied (Photo submitted)
Sealcoating from the Sheep Creek Brake Check to Hodgson Road will take place this year. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)
Sealcoating from the Sheep Creek Brake Check to Hodgson Road will take place this year. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)