Monica Lamb-Yorski

Cariboo Regional District. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)

CRD temporarily halts foam packaging collection

Unprecented flooding has resulted in transportation challenges

Cariboo Regional District. (Williams Lake Tribune photo)
Williams Lake RCMP are on scene near Lake City Secondary School Columneetza campus where staff and students are under lock-down due to a firearm-related investigation Friday, Nov. 19. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake RCMP are on scene near Lake City Secondary School Columneetza campus where staff and students are under lock-down due to a firearm-related investigation Friday, Nov. 19. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A rescued black bear cub from the 150 Mile House area will be spending the winter at Northern Lights Wildlife Society in Smithers. (Northern Lights Wildlife Society photo)

Rescued black bears from Cariboo recuperating in Smithers rehab facility over winter

Northern Lights Wildfire Society most recently got a bear cub from 150 Mile House

A rescued black bear cub from the 150 Mile House area will be spending the winter at Northern Lights Wildlife Society in Smithers. (Northern Lights Wildlife Society photo)
Unifor Local 3018 said it has reached a tentative deal for its workers at Gibraltar Mine. (Taseko Mines Ltd. photo)

Update: Union representing 500-plus Gibraltar Mine reaches tentative deal

Unifor Local 3018 president said the union had issued 72-hour strike notice on Monday, Nov. 15

Unifor Local 3018 said it has reached a tentative deal for its workers at Gibraltar Mine. (Taseko Mines Ltd. photo)
At 36 years old, Kyle Frizzi competed in a memorial bull riding contest for his close friend and former bull rider Tyrell DeRose, 35, who died after taking drugs laced with fentanyl last year. (Copper Wire Images photo)
At 36 years old, Kyle Frizzi competed in a memorial bull riding contest for his close friend and former bull rider Tyler DeRose, 35, who died after taking drugs laced with fentanyl last year. (Copper Wire Images photo)

Cariboo man wins bull riding competition for friend lost to overdose

Overdose victim inspiration behind memorial ride

At 36 years old, Kyle Frizzi competed in a memorial bull riding contest for his close friend and former bull rider Tyrell DeRose, 35, who died after taking drugs laced with fentanyl last year. (Copper Wire Images photo)
At 36 years old, Kyle Frizzi competed in a memorial bull riding contest for his close friend and former bull rider Tyler DeRose, 35, who died after taking drugs laced with fentanyl last year. (Copper Wire Images photo)
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb has removed himself from all external city of Williams Lake appointments, but will continue as mayor. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake’s Walt Cobb removes himself from several boards, continues as mayor

The mayor made the announcement Thursday, Nov. 4

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb has removed himself from all external city of Williams Lake appointments, but will continue as mayor. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb reads a written statement at council Nov. 2. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake mayor ‘seriously sorry’ for sharing offensive post about residential schools

Mayor Walt Cobb apologizes for offending, but says WLFN open letter was a ‘personal attack”

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb reads a written statement at council Nov. 2. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb reads a written statement at council Nov. 2. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake City Council admonishes mayor, stops short of asking him to resign

Mayor Walt Cobb apologizes for offending, but says WLFN open letter was a ‘personal attack”

Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb reads a written statement at council Nov. 2. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Ulkatcho First Nation (UFN) council Anthony Jack Simms, from left, Corinne Cahoose, Laurie Vaughan, Chief Lynda Price, Councillors Mabelene Leone and Harvey Jack are working with UFN administration to develop a team which will be led by a drug, alcohol and opioid crisis emergency health care team leader. (Photo submitted)

Ulkatcho First Nation declares state of emergency due to alcohol, drug, opioid deaths

So far eight people in the community have died due to addictions in 2021

Ulkatcho First Nation (UFN) council Anthony Jack Simms, from left, Corinne Cahoose, Laurie Vaughan, Chief Lynda Price, Councillors Mabelene Leone and Harvey Jack are working with UFN administration to develop a team which will be led by a drug, alcohol and opioid crisis emergency health care team leader. (Photo submitted)
A Williams Lake man and his dog are recovering after his truck hit a soft shoulder on the Soda Creek Road and he rolled down the embankment 100 feet. (Photo submitted)

‘It’s a miracle he’s alive’: Williams Lake man, dog survive harrowing crash down cliff

Kayla Fehr said her brother Tyler Fehr and his dog Alpine are recovering

A Williams Lake man and his dog are recovering after his truck hit a soft shoulder on the Soda Creek Road and he rolled down the embankment 100 feet. (Photo submitted)
Unionized workers at Gibraltar Mine began taking a strike vote Thursday, Oct. 28. (Taseko Mines photo)

Gibraltar Mine workers vote 98% in favour to strike

Unifor Local 3018 president hoping union can meet with company early next week

Unionized workers at Gibraltar Mine began taking a strike vote Thursday, Oct. 28. (Taseko Mines photo)
B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure Rob Fleming, right, toured the Cariboo recently to see areas impacted by flooding and freshet. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure Rob Fleming, right, toured the Cariboo recently to see areas impacted by flooding and freshet. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
Lori Rushton found safe and sound is embraced by her niece Marnie Howell. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Missing Williams Lake senior Lori Rushton found alive

Lori Rushton disappeared from her home on Evergreen Street on South Lakeside Thursday afternoon

Lori Rushton found safe and sound is embraced by her niece Marnie Howell. (Photo submitted)
Orange Shirt Day founders Joan Sorley and Phyllis Webstad took part in a vigil on Canada Day in Williams Lake at Herb Gardner Park. Their work inspired the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Angie Mindus file photo)

‘In awe’: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation huge for Orange Shirt Day founders

Phyllis Webstad and Joan Sorley started the movement leading to national holiday in 2013

Orange Shirt Day founders Joan Sorley and Phyllis Webstad took part in a vigil on Canada Day in Williams Lake at Herb Gardner Park. Their work inspired the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. (Angie Mindus file photo)
Canadian Pacific has painted one of its locomotives orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society. (Photo submitted)

CP hopes to spark truth, reconciliation conversation with orange locomotive

Orange Shirt Society excited about the commitment

Canadian Pacific has painted one of its locomotives orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society. (Photo submitted)
Bernie Baptiste, from Ulkatcho First Nation has been located. (Facebook photo)

Update: Mushroom picker located in West Chilcotin

Bernie Baptiste went mushroom picking in the Anahim Lake area Sunday, Sept. 26

Bernie Baptiste, from Ulkatcho First Nation has been located. (Facebook photo)
After several years of remediation work on Hazeltine Creek to repair the damage from the breach at Mount Polley Mine, sockey salmon are showing up in the creek. (Gabriel Holmes photo)

Sockeye salmon spawning in Hazeltine Creek near Mount Polley Mine

104 adult sockeye salmon were observed in the newly remediated portion of the creek

After several years of remediation work on Hazeltine Creek to repair the damage from the breach at Mount Polley Mine, sockey salmon are showing up in the creek. (Gabriel Holmes photo)
People held signs outside the courthouse Wednesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Williams Lake woman sentenced to two years in prison for death of two teens in crash

Dallas Judd-Rekunyk pleaded guilty causing the deaths of Autumn Weir and Faith Liberty Unger

People held signs outside the courthouse Wednesday, Sept. 22. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
The McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department is one of 10 independent fire departments within the Cariboo Regional District. (Photo submitted)

UBCM delegates endorse CRD’s resolution about funding of independent fire departments

‘This has been a tough discussion around the board table constantly’: CRD chair Margo Wagner

The McLeese Lake Volunteer Fire Department is one of 10 independent fire departments within the Cariboo Regional District. (Photo submitted)
Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Solid waste focus of upcoming NCLGA forum in October

Area G director Al Richmond will share information from Cariboo Regional District

Cariboo Regional District. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)