Williams Lake

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Submitted photo)

Archaeology crews unearth fire pit, roasting pit at Williams Lake mall excavation site

‘The roasting pit is super significant because we rarely find them,’ said Whitney Spearing.

Archaeology crews have discovered a roasting pit feature at the Boitanio Mall site where excavation is underway to replace a sewer pipe. (Submitted photo)
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)
There’s a reason any discussion of the Cariboo naturally heads outdoors, particularly in the warmer seasons: No matter your passion or chosen pursuit, you’ll likely find it here! Photo courtesy Tourism Cariboo

Under sunny skies, adventures are epic in the Cariboo!

Vast sunny skylines, endless lakes, and welcoming smiles as wide as the…

  • Oct 17, 2022
There’s a reason any discussion of the Cariboo naturally heads outdoors, particularly in the warmer seasons: No matter your passion or chosen pursuit, you’ll likely find it here! Photo courtesy Tourism Cariboo
Enjoy the weather Sunday because Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Cariboo region including Williams Lake and Quesnel with high winds on Monday gusting up to 70 km/hour. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Special weather statement issued for Cariboo Monday, Oct. 10

Ahead of a cold front there will be wind gusts up to 70 km/hour

Enjoy the weather Sunday because Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Cariboo region including Williams Lake and Quesnel with high winds on Monday gusting up to 70 km/hour. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake RCMP and Williams Lake Fire Department are on scene at a fire across the rail tracks and Mackenzie Avenue in Williams Lake Friday morning, Oct. 7. (Photo submitted)

RCMP, firefighters respond to fire at camp across the train tracks in Williams Lake

The fire is believed to be a camp, located in the 300 block of Mackenzie Avenue

  • Oct 7, 2022
Williams Lake RCMP and Williams Lake Fire Department are on scene at a fire across the rail tracks and Mackenzie Avenue in Williams Lake Friday morning, Oct. 7. (Photo submitted)
Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)

Meant to bee? A Cariboo landowner finds honey bee colony on property

Tara Larocque found a wild honey bee colony in a dead snag on her property, or did they find her?

Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)
About 100 people gathered Sunday, Oct. 2 outside the Williams Lake RCMP detachment to mourn the loss of 21-year-old Surrance Myers who died Oct. 1 while in police custody. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Police watchdog investigating in-custody death of young Williams Lake man

The IIO is appealing to the public for any information relevant to the investigation

About 100 people gathered Sunday, Oct. 2 outside the Williams Lake RCMP detachment to mourn the loss of 21-year-old Surrance Myers who died Oct. 1 while in police custody. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Casey Myers, the father of Surrance Myers, receives support from community members during a candlelight vigil outside the Williams Lake RCMP detachment Sunday evening (Oct. 2). Casey said he was notified Saturday evening that his son died in police cells. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Family looks for answers into death of young Indigenous man in Williams Lake RCMP cells

Surrance Myers’ family said they were notified Saturday that their son died in police custody

Casey Myers, the father of Surrance Myers, receives support from community members during a candlelight vigil outside the Williams Lake RCMP detachment Sunday evening (Oct. 2). Casey said he was notified Saturday evening that his son died in police cells. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tyler MacGregor has been doing day surgeries at Cariboo Memorial Hospital as part of a visiting specialists program within Interior Health . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Casual Country)
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tyler MacGregor has been doing day surgeries at Cariboo Memorial Hospital as part of a visiting specialists program within Interior Health . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Casual Country)
Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation lives in Williams Lake, B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Orange Shirt Society founder hopeful for future of Indigenous families

Phyllis Webstad will be at Niagara Fall for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation lives in Williams Lake, B.C. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A geotechnical map provided by the CRD and city of Williams Lake identifies of high and moderate hazard

Williams Lake, Cariboo Regional District release slope stability study

Areas within the city and regional district have been identified as moderate or high concern

A geotechnical map provided by the CRD and city of Williams Lake identifies of high and moderate hazard
If you have any information about this robbery, please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at (250) 392-6211. (File image)

Victim receives substantial injuries during violent robbery in Williams Lake

Police report the crime occurred Saturday morning

If you have any information about this robbery, please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at (250) 392-6211. (File image)
The Northern Seed Cleaning Tour is coming to the Interior and Northern B.C. next week. (FamrFolk/CityFolk photo)

Northern Seed Tour coming to the Cariboo

Stops include 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel

The Northern Seed Cleaning Tour is coming to the Interior and Northern B.C. next week. (FamrFolk/CityFolk photo)
The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2022: In search of gravel as gold in Cariboo-Chilcotin

Gravel bikes and gear ratios were key to short bike tour survival

The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)
Families will love a weekend getaway to Desous Mountain campground near Williams Lake, which links to the nearby mountain bike trail network. Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo

Find your happy space in the Cariboo this fall

Where do you find your happy space? For many travellers, it’s the…

  • Sep 21, 2022
Families will love a weekend getaway to Desous Mountain campground near Williams Lake, which links to the nearby mountain bike trail network. Photo courtesy Explore Cariboo
Signs showing trail closures are up around Bond Lake as work continues in preparation for a controlled burn planned for September and October. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Controlled burn near Williams Lake to start soon

Smoke from the burn will be visible from Williams Lake and surrounding area

Signs showing trail closures are up around Bond Lake as work continues in preparation for a controlled burn planned for September and October. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)

Be wary of cell phone scams: Cariboo senior

A fake customer survey call was how the scammer got an account number

A Williams Lake woman said she was a victim of a phone scam where the caller ID showed the call was from TELUS. (File image)
Twelve-year-old Owen Nowlin from Horsefly, was searching for the final answers to complete his passport at the festival. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Horsefly Salmon Festival celebrates and educates alongside returning salmon

Event draws crowd to the shores of the river as salmon return to spawn

Twelve-year-old Owen Nowlin from Horsefly, was searching for the final answers to complete his passport at the festival. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cops for Cancer Tour de North 2022 is set to depart Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on Wednesday, Sept. 14. This year, the annual event has law enforcement and emergency personnel cycling to Williams Lake, raising money for childhood cancer research. (Black Press file photo)

Cops For Cancer pedalling from Sept. 14 – 20

Cops For Cancer Tour de North sets off tomorrow from Dawson Creek

  • Sep 13, 2022
Cops for Cancer Tour de North 2022 is set to depart Dawson Creek to Fort St. John on Wednesday, Sept. 14. This year, the annual event has law enforcement and emergency personnel cycling to Williams Lake, raising money for childhood cancer research. (Black Press file photo)
Some items stolen from a CCSAR rescue truck in April have been recovered. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue recovers stolen items from truck heist in share shed

Halogen lights left at the Wildwood share shed were returned to CCSAR, four monthes after they were stolen from a rescue truck

Some items stolen from a CCSAR rescue truck in April have been recovered. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)