Williams Lake

Volunteers sit outside a bat roost site as part of one of the bat counts which take place in the spring across the province to help monitor bat populations. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bat counts begin in Cariboo region this month

The BC Bat Count Program helps monitor the population of a key species at risk

  • Jun 11, 2022
Volunteers sit outside a bat roost site as part of one of the bat counts which take place in the spring across the province to help monitor bat populations. (Black Press Media file photo)
A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)

High streamflow advisory for Cariboo Mountains and North Thompson

B.C. River Forecast Centre advises it could be one, two or more weeks before rivers peak

A map showing the areas included in a recent high streamflow advisory for the North Thompson and Cariboo Mountains. (B.C. River Forecast Centre map)
William Parker’s home at Big Lake near 150 Mile circa 1900. (Photo courtesy B.C. Provincial Archives)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: William Parker and the Big Lake Ranch

Parker’s 1927 gravesite a Big Lake landmark

  • Jun 5, 2022
William Parker’s home at Big Lake near 150 Mile circa 1900. (Photo courtesy B.C. Provincial Archives)
Angel Emile. (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Missing 19-year-old woman located safe and sound

Williams Lake RCMP had requested the public’s assistance in locating her

Angel Emile. (RCMP handout)
The Cariboo Regional District board will be meeting in Barkerville on June 9 and 10, 2022. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD hosting ‘board on the road’ meetings in Barkerville June 9, 10

There will be meetings and a community barbecue

  • May 30, 2022
The Cariboo Regional District board will be meeting in Barkerville on June 9 and 10, 2022. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Memorial Hospital Director Derek Keller responded to questions from mayor and some councillors during a committee of the whole meeting on May 17, 2022. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Williams Lake hospital director reassures mayor and council about staffing at CMH

Councillors questioned director about concerns raised regarding Cariboo Memorial Hospital

Cariboo Memorial Hospital Director Derek Keller responded to questions from mayor and some councillors during a committee of the whole meeting on May 17, 2022. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Richie Todd, 19, was killed in Williams Lake on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Photo submitted)

‘I’m hoping for justice’; Mother of man, 19, killed in Williams Lake pleads for information

Billie Todd, 19, died from stab wounds on May 5, 2022 in Williams Lake

Richie Todd, 19, was killed in Williams Lake on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Photo submitted)
The Forest Practices Board will be auditing the BC Timber Sales program and timber-sale licence holders near Williams Lake in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Natural Resource District the week of May 30, 2022 (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Forestry watchdog to audit Cariboo-Chilcotin BCTS program and timber-sale license holders

Timber harvesting, roads, bridges, silviculture and fire protection activities part of audit

  • May 26, 2022
The Forest Practices Board will be auditing the BC Timber Sales program and timber-sale licence holders near Williams Lake in the Cariboo-Chilcotin Natural Resource District the week of May 30, 2022 (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Emergency responders attend the scene of a fatal crash in the Stampede Grounds Sunday, May 22. (Photo submitted)

Rollover at Williams Lake Stampede Grounds claims one life

Williams Lake RCMP continue to investigate, believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor

  • May 24, 2022
Emergency responders attend the scene of a fatal crash in the Stampede Grounds Sunday, May 22. (Photo submitted)
Wonderland Bridge near Quesnel. The Quesnel area offers more than 100 trails to explore – everything from technical singletrack to pump tracks. Bonnie Grenon photo

Singletrack or cross-country, your 2-wheel Cariboo adventure starts here

With hundreds of trails to explore, discover this must-visit mountain bike destination

  • May 16, 2022
Wonderland Bridge near Quesnel. The Quesnel area offers more than 100 trails to explore – everything from technical singletrack to pump tracks. Bonnie Grenon photo
Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)

PHOTOS: Indigenous Cariboo horse roundup a time-honoured tradition

Horses returned from winter range in Esk’etemc thanks to leadership of Bill Chelsea

Horses from the community of Esk’etemc race down the slope in a traditional annual roundup which brings the horses back from winter range to the reserve. (Georgina Chipman photo)
Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)

VIDEO: Juno-award winning folk duo showcase B.C. history in new song

Video filmed in historic 153 Mile Store was the ‘perfect place’

Pharis and Jason Romero filmed their latest video with Rick Magnell in the historic 153 Mile Store. (Rick Magnell video capture)
A rare American badger with young kits is living on a lot in a Cariboo neighbourhood. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Endangered badger raising family of 3 in developing Cariboo neighbourhood

Rare sighting for the area delights residents as young begin to emerge from the den

A rare American badger with young kits is living on a lot in a Cariboo neighbourhood. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C. First Nation opens province’s first farm-to-gate cannabis operation

Sugar Cane Cannabis in Williams Lake also first such operation on First Nations land in Canada

Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
Stu Krool (Stuart McLellan), right, and tag team partner Propayne, hoist the Monster Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championships over their shoulders following a win over the Dad Bod Squad this past August in Edmonton. (Photo submitted)

Local grapplers on Williams Lake, Quesnel pro wrestling cards

Monster Pro Wrestling will be coming to the Cariboo on May 14 and 15

Stu Krool (Stuart McLellan), right, and tag team partner Propayne, hoist the Monster Pro Wrestling Tag Team Championships over their shoulders following a win over the Dad Bod Squad this past August in Edmonton. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake RCMP are on scene in the 300 block of Midnight Drive Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake RCMP cordon off portion of Midnight Drive Friday morning

There is a serious investigation underway, confirmed Staff Sgt. Del Byron

Williams Lake RCMP are on scene in the 300 block of Midnight Drive Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Art for Ukraine show at the Station House Gallery will include a diverse range of mediums and styles, all of the art was donated to help raise funds in support of humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. (Black Press Media photo)

Williams Lake’s Station House Gallery to open Art for Ukraine show and fundraiser

Show will feature over 50 works by various artists to help raise funds for Ukraine

The Art for Ukraine show at the Station House Gallery will include a diverse range of mediums and styles, all of the art was donated to help raise funds in support of humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. (Black Press Media photo)
Remi Vande Weghe and his dog Maya were setting out for Dog Creek on April 30, 2022 from Williams Lake, as part of a tour through western Canada back home to Quebec. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Bicycle tourist rides through B.C. with his dog en route back to Quebec

Remy Vande Weghe is taking his dog Maya for a very long ride

Remi Vande Weghe and his dog Maya were setting out for Dog Creek on April 30, 2022 from Williams Lake, as part of a tour through western Canada back home to Quebec. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A drawing of the proposed development of the site near Xatśūll First Nation, north of Williams Lake along Highway 97, which will include a gas station and quick-serve restaurant. (Image submitted)

Xatśūll First Nation announces $3.8 M project to build gas station and store

Project includes training for members during construction and long-term employment during operation

  • Apr 28, 2022
A drawing of the proposed development of the site near Xatśūll First Nation, north of Williams Lake along Highway 97, which will include a gas station and quick-serve restaurant. (Image submitted)
WLFN Councillor Chris Wycotte (left) and Chief Willie Sellars said Monday (April 25) they are excited about what the future holds for their community after announcing a proposed agreement-in-principle with the federal government worth $135 million. The settlement is intended to address the loss of WLFN village lands taken from them 160 years ago which now form the city of Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake First Nation to hold referendum on proposed $135 million federal settlement

The deal is compensation for loss of lands that now make up city of Williams Lake

WLFN Councillor Chris Wycotte (left) and Chief Willie Sellars said Monday (April 25) they are excited about what the future holds for their community after announcing a proposed agreement-in-principle with the federal government worth $135 million. The settlement is intended to address the loss of WLFN village lands taken from them 160 years ago which now form the city of Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)