Gaeil Farrar

As residents head home to Spokin Lake and other areas around Williams Lake this week after evacuation orders were downgraded to alerts, wind and storms with the potential for lightning are expected to increase wildfire activity in the region this weekend. Photo submitted                                As residents head home to Spokin Lake and other areas around Williams Lake this week after evacuation orders were downgraded to alerts, wind and storms with the potential for lightning are expected to increase wildfire activity in the region this weekend. Photo submitted

Strong variable winds this weekend expected to increase wildfire activity

Priorities: protecting first responders, public, transportation routes, fighting new fires

As residents head home to Spokin Lake and other areas around Williams Lake this week after evacuation orders were downgraded to alerts, wind and storms with the potential for lightning are expected to increase wildfire activity in the region this weekend. Photo submitted                                As residents head home to Spokin Lake and other areas around Williams Lake this week after evacuation orders were downgraded to alerts, wind and storms with the potential for lightning are expected to increase wildfire activity in the region this weekend. Photo submitted
Cpl. Stephanie Lin is taking care of a sweet little black and white Border Collie cross at the Williams Lake RCMP Command Post. The lost dog is being transferred to the BC SPCA in Williams Lake until the owner can be found. Photo submitted

RCMP check turns up lost dog in wildfire evacuation zone near Williams Lake

Mounties say the possible border-collie cross has helped boost morale

Cpl. Stephanie Lin is taking care of a sweet little black and white Border Collie cross at the Williams Lake RCMP Command Post. The lost dog is being transferred to the BC SPCA in Williams Lake until the owner can be found. Photo submitted
Williams Lake artist and art teacher Ivanna Crosina admires the work of 100 Mile House area artist Neil Pinkett during the grand opening tour of the 2016 Art Walk and Sale in Williams Lake on Aug. 5. Crosina's work is hanging in the Alley Katz Bistro. The Art Walk continues until Sept. 10.

Artist Neil Pinkett featured in Williams Lake Art Walk

Art Walk gives artist a venue to display talent and allow residents to see South Cariboo artwork

Williams Lake artist and art teacher Ivanna Crosina admires the work of 100 Mile House area artist Neil Pinkett during the grand opening tour of the 2016 Art Walk and Sale in Williams Lake on Aug. 5. Crosina's work is hanging in the Alley Katz Bistro. The Art Walk continues until Sept. 10.
Mary Thomas talked about her experiences with racism in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch's Dirty Laundry campaign to raise awareness about how racism hurts individuals and society as a whole.

Mary Thomas: I needed advocacy

Now she is a scholar, dancer, author, public speaker, mother, grandmother and an advocate

Mary Thomas talked about her experiences with racism in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch's Dirty Laundry campaign to raise awareness about how racism hurts individuals and society as a whole.

Rates going up for indoor school facility use

New draft school use policy prepared for public review

SD27 First Nation graduation rates improving

School district’s student graduation below provincial average

School District #27 works on new policy

School trustees looking into pros and cons of creating a joint-use policy

Teachers cuts possible to balance budget

The SD27 board agreed in-principle to cut the equivalent of 4.4 teaching positions in efforts to meet a projected shortfall

Audited financial statements presented

School District 27 presents its audited financial statements

Provincial exams phasing out

Grade 12 provincial exams are being phased out all over the province this year

Provincial education funding up, but not in SD 27

The provincial government has announced global increases in funding for public education…