Angie Mindus

(Black Press Media)
(Black Press Media)
The Hotnarko Creek fire forced the closure of Highway 20 July 13. (Graham West photo)

Update: Highway 20 reopened between Bella Coola Valley and Anahim Lake

The closure occurred Monday evening July 19 due to the Hotnarko Creek fire

The Hotnarko Creek fire forced the closure of Highway 20 July 13. (Graham West photo)
A airtanker returns to Kamloops from the Cariboo Chilcotin region earlier this month. (Jason Foster photo)

Cariboo Fire Centre urges public to exercise extreme caution due to dry conditions

Historic heatwave in June has raised fire dangers to critical levels

A airtanker returns to Kamloops from the Cariboo Chilcotin region earlier this month. (Jason Foster photo)
Ulkatcho First Nation evacuated members Roland, Diane and Kayden Paul get ready to board a bus to Prince George Wednesday evening. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Evacuees from 100 Mile area, Ulkatcho First Nation seek shelter, services in Williams Lake

The ESS Centre is located at Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake Campus on Carson Drive

Ulkatcho First Nation evacuated members Roland, Diane and Kayden Paul get ready to board a bus to Prince George Wednesday evening. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
The Big Stick Lake fire and Hotnarko Creek fire forced the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13 and 14. Image taken July 13. (Charlene Elkins photo)

Strong winds continue to fuel Big Stick Lake fire in Chilcotin

The Big Stick Lake fire is estimated to be 4,000 hectares

The Big Stick Lake fire and Hotnarko Creek fire forced the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13 and 14. Image taken July 13. (Charlene Elkins photo)
The communities of Anahim Lake and Ulkatcho First Nation are located about 300 kms west of Williams Lake. (Graham West photo)

Military helicopter en route to Ulkatcho First Nation to transport some residents out

Access to the community has been cut off due to wildfires in the Chilcotin

The communities of Anahim Lake and Ulkatcho First Nation are located about 300 kms west of Williams Lake. (Graham West photo)
Highway 97 at 83 Mile has been closed Wednesday, July 14 due to a forest fire. (DriveBC map)
Highway 97 at 83 Mile has been closed Wednesday, July 14 due to a forest fire. (DriveBC map)
The Big Stick fire prompted the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday afternoon, July 13. (Graham West photo)

Update: Highway 20 near Kleena Kleene reopened with pilot car through Big Stick fire burn

Access between Anahim Lake and the Bella Coola Valley remains closed Thursday

The Big Stick fire prompted the closure of Highway 20 Tuesday afternoon, July 13. (Graham West photo)
The Hotnarko Creek fire west of Williams Lake has grown to 950 hectares. Residents in the Anahim Lake area were placed under an evacuation alert Monday, July 12. (BCWS map)

Hotnarko Creek wildfire prompts evacuation alert for Anahim Lake area

The Cariboo Regional District issued the alert Monday July 12

The Hotnarko Creek fire west of Williams Lake has grown to 950 hectares. Residents in the Anahim Lake area were placed under an evacuation alert Monday, July 12. (BCWS map)
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)
BC Wildfire Service crews are responding to two new fires in the Chimney Lake area. (BC Wildfire Service map)

Fire east of Chimney Lake being wrapped with fuel-free guard overnight

Lightning is the suspect cause of the fire

BC Wildfire Service crews are responding to two new fires in the Chimney Lake area. (BC Wildfire Service map)
The McKinley Lake wildfire as seen July 6. (Inger Visser photo)

Resident anxious as McKinley Lake wildfire east of Horsefly grows to 1,500 hectares

“It has always been a place of sanctuary for me”

The McKinley Lake wildfire as seen July 6. (Inger Visser photo)
Roger Harris of Bella Coola displays where his allegiance lays as the Montreal Canadiens prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals June 28, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
Roger Harris of Bella Coola displays where his allegiance lays as the Montreal Canadiens prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals June 28, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Cariboo. (Black Press Media file photo)
Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the Cariboo. (Black Press Media file photo)
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Police watchdog clears 100 Mile RCMP of wrongdoing after man dies in Williams Lake shelter

The man had been in custody at 100 Mile RCMP detachment prior to being taken to Williams Lake

(File Photo)
(File photo)

Child, man injured after gunshots exchanged during police chase near Merritt: RCMP

The child was in the vehicle alleged to be fleeing from police after stolen property investigation

(File photo)
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).
St. Joseph’s Mission operated near Williams Lake from July 19, 1891 to June 30, 1981. The school was demolished in 1987. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Indigenous communities rocked by Kamloops residential school burial discovery

St. Joseph’s Mission survivor calls for similar analysis at Williams lake site, and across Canada

St. Joseph’s Mission operated near Williams Lake from July 19, 1891 to June 30, 1981. The school was demolished in 1987. (Rebecca Dyok photo)