Monica Lamb-Yorski

Phyllis Webstad, founder of Orange Shirt Day. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Phyllis Webstad, truth and reconciliation champion

Residential school survivor continues to help the country understand the residential school legacy

Phyllis Webstad, founder of Orange Shirt Day. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Charlene Belleau, former chief of Esk’etemc and former chair of First Nations Health Council, and present First Nations liaison with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, addresses GeoScan’s Will Meredith, Peter Takacs and Adam Czecholinski during a ceremony at the former St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School site where GeoScan will be doing ground penetrating radar analysis of the grounds. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Charlene Belleau, former chief of Esk’etemc and former chair of First Nations Health Council, and present First Nations liaison with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, addresses GeoScan’s Will Meredith, Peter Takacs and Adam Czecholinski during a ceremony at the former St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School site where GeoScan will be doing ground penetrating radar analysis of the grounds. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Regional District board, regional hospital and committee of the whole meetings for September will be held at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Regional District to meet at Gibraltar Room Williams Lake in September

The meetings will not be livestreamed, but will be open to the public

Cariboo Regional District board, regional hospital and committee of the whole meetings for September will be held at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Walkers carried signs and came to honour family members lost to drug overdoses. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

WATCH: Williams Lake walk honours International Overdose Awareness Day

Participants gathered at Boitanio Park before making their way through the downtown

Walkers carried signs and came to honour family members lost to drug overdoses. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The former St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School site with some of the original buildings still intact as of August 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The former St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School site with some of the original buildings still intact as of August 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Fight 4 Freedom participants protested at Williams Lake City Hall Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Opposition to COVID-19 vaccine passports puts pressure on Cariboo politicians

Cariboo Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson has received dozens of letters against the passport

Fight 4 Freedom participants protested at Williams Lake City Hall Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2021. (Photo submitted)
Juggernaut Exploration Ltd. has been given an eviction order by the Nuxalk First Nation for drilling it is doing near Bella Coola. (Juggernault Exporation photo)

B.C.’s central coast Nuxalk First Nation issue eviction order to mining exploration company

Juggernault Exploration has two drilling sites in Nuxalk territory near Bella Coola

Juggernaut Exploration Ltd. has been given an eviction order by the Nuxalk First Nation for drilling it is doing near Bella Coola. (Juggernault Exporation photo)
Prince George RCMP are asking the public’s assistance in locating Hannah Cordelia Wilson, 26, seen here with her dog. She was reported missing on Aug. 8, 2021. (Photo submitted)

Prince George RCMP hoping to locate missing 26-year-old woman, with ties to Lower Mainland

Hannah Cordelia Wilson was last seen on Aug. 4 in Prince George

Prince George RCMP are asking the public’s assistance in locating Hannah Cordelia Wilson, 26, seen here with her dog. She was reported missing on Aug. 8, 2021. (Photo submitted)
Steelhead have seen a sharp decline. (Habitat Conservation Trust foundation photo)

Interior Fraser wild steelhead conservation program nets $98K in funding

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has supported the program continuously

Steelhead have seen a sharp decline. (Habitat Conservation Trust foundation photo)
Two engineers have been disciplined in connection with the Aug. 2014 tailings storage facility breach at Mount Polley Mine. This is a view of the breach repairs in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Unprofessional conduct found against two engineers over Mount Polley Mine dam breach

Professional regulator Engineers and Geoscientists BC announced the findings Aug. 10

Two engineers have been disciplined in connection with the Aug. 2014 tailings storage facility breach at Mount Polley Mine. This is a view of the breach repairs in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
A Williams Lake trucker is being lauded as a ‘prince of men,’ after he stopped to help an elderly couple who had a flat tire on Highway 97 north of Cache Creek. (Facebook photo)

Trucker praised for generosity toward stranded elderly couple on Highway 97

Rene Bremner stopped, helped, paid for tire repair and couple’s lunch at Cache Creek

A Williams Lake trucker is being lauded as a ‘prince of men,’ after he stopped to help an elderly couple who had a flat tire on Highway 97 north of Cache Creek. (Facebook photo)
The Churn Creek Protected area wildfire as seen here Friday, Aug. 6. (Sylvia Harry)

Churn Creek wildfire grows to 6,978 hectares, evacuation alert lifted

Gang Ranch, Canoe Creek and Dog Creek area no longer under evacuation alert, range land burned

The Churn Creek Protected area wildfire as seen here Friday, Aug. 6. (Sylvia Harry)
Dr. Sarah Gray, associate professor with UBC Northern Medical Program. (Photo submitted)

UBC Northern Medical Program, UBC study to explore new safe, effective drugs for type 2 diabetes

‘Hopefully one day it will advance how we are treating people who live with diabetes,’ Dr. Gray said.

Dr. Sarah Gray, associate professor with UBC Northern Medical Program. (Photo submitted)
Firefighting crews were tasked to the Churn Creek Protected Area wildfire Wednesday, Aug. 4, after the fire had been fairly quiet for three or four weeks. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Churn Creek Protected Area wildfire saw increased activity Aug. 4 after weeks of none

Crews had to pull off in the evening due to forest road being compromised

Firefighting crews were tasked to the Churn Creek Protected Area wildfire Wednesday, Aug. 4, after the fire had been fairly quiet for three or four weeks. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The CRD issued an evacuation order for 92 parcels of property in the Big Stick Lake area. (CRD Image)

Big Stick Lake area properties under evacuation order, sustained winds increased fire activity

The CRD issued the alert for 92 parcels or 17,193 hectares Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 11 p.m.

The CRD issued an evacuation order for 92 parcels of property in the Big Stick Lake area. (CRD Image)
Photo of a successful planned ignition occurred on the Young Lake wildfire on July 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Planned ignitions on Flat Lake fire’s north flank successful: BC Wildfire Service

Aerial ignitions planned for Young Lake fire Friday if conditions favourable

Photo of a successful planned ignition occurred on the Young Lake wildfire on July 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Marian Marinescu, left, and Stuart Spencer, of FP innovations with one of three chippers used in a trial at the UBC Research Forest property on Fox Mountain.

Wood chipper trials underway at UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest

FP Innovations has been working with three different models

Marian Marinescu, left, and Stuart Spencer, of FP innovations with one of three chippers used in a trial at the UBC Research Forest property on Fox Mountain.
Melanie Allen, left, from Quesnel, purchases 10 chickens from Jane Schattenkirk, a wildfire evacuee from Lone Butte, southeast of 100 Mile House. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Williams Lake offers shelter for Lone Butte wildfire evacuees with animals

Jane Schatternkirk and her mom arrived Thursday, July 15

Melanie Allen, left, from Quesnel, purchases 10 chickens from Jane Schattenkirk, a wildfire evacuee from Lone Butte, southeast of 100 Mile House. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A structure protection unit from the Williams Lake Fire Department has been deployed to assist the BC Wildfire Service at the Young Lake wildfire. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake structure protection unit deployed to Young Lake wildfire

Five-member crew departed Thursday, July 22

A structure protection unit from the Williams Lake Fire Department has been deployed to assist the BC Wildfire Service at the Young Lake wildfire. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars is pretty stoked about the pre-sales of his newest children’s book - Hockey with Dad - slated to be released in September 2021. (Caitlin Press image)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars is pretty stoked about the pre-sales of his newest children’s book - Hockey with Dad - slated to be released in September 2021. (Caitlin Press image)