Chilcotin

Driving into the remote Xeni Gwet’in community in Nemiah Valley, the views include fencelines, forests and mountains on the horizon. (Jimmy Lulua photo)

Power, water finally reaches all homes of Xeni Gwe’tin First Nation in Chilcotin

For many, power and water were luxuries they had never had in their homes

 

Williams Lake First Nation elder Virginia Gilbert leads an opening prayer and song. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

New First Nations Wellness Centre in Williams Lake first of its kind in B.C.

The centre combines primary health care, social services and Indigenous health supports

 

Michael Mylonas, from left, Nelson William, and Brian Finnie sit atop a peak they climbed during their trip across the Coast Mountains to the coast. (Jimmie Lulua photo)

Spiritual journey marks a return to land and tradition for Chilcotin’s Xeni Gwet’in

Members of Xeni Gwet’in hike across the Coast Mountains to reclaim historic trade route

 

A search is underway in the Chilcotin for a woman last seen Friday (Sept. 30) heading out hunting south of Alexis Creek. If anyone has seen her, they are asked to contact the Alexis Creek RCMP. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Missing hunter in Chilcotin found safe

Courtney Harry was found Monday, Oct. 3

A search is underway in the Chilcotin for a woman last seen Friday (Sept. 30) heading out hunting south of Alexis Creek. If anyone has seen her, they are asked to contact the Alexis Creek RCMP. (Photo submitted)
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tyler MacGregor has been doing day surgeries at Cariboo Memorial Hospital as part of a visiting specialists program within Interior Health . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Casual Country)
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tyler MacGregor has been doing day surgeries at Cariboo Memorial Hospital as part of a visiting specialists program within Interior Health . (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Casual Country)
B.C. premier John Horgan, left, and five ministers met with the Tŝilhqot’in Nation in the Xeni Gwet’in caretaker area Sept. 21 and 22. (B.C. government photo)

Tŝilhqot’in title lands crux of two-day meeting with Indigenous leaders, premier, ministers

Premier John Horgan, five ministers met with the Tŝilhqot’in Nation at Nemiah Valley Lodge

B.C. premier John Horgan, left, and five ministers met with the Tŝilhqot’in Nation in the Xeni Gwet’in caretaker area Sept. 21 and 22. (B.C. government photo)
The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2022: In search of gravel as gold in Cariboo-Chilcotin

Gravel bikes and gear ratios were key to short bike tour survival

The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)
Caribou seen here in the Itcha-Ilgachuz herd continue to be the focus of recovery efforts. (Government of B.C. photo - Woodland Caribou Plan report)

Caribou recovery plan sees 156 wolves culled in West Chilcotin mountains in last 3 years

Itcha-Ilgachuz caribou herd now estimated at 508, up from 385 in 2020

Caribou seen here in the Itcha-Ilgachuz herd continue to be the focus of recovery efforts. (Government of B.C. photo - Woodland Caribou Plan report)
A boil water advisory is in effect for Alexis Creek in the Chilcotin. File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Boil water advisory issued for Alexis Creek water system

The boil water advisory is effect immediately Sept. 14, 2022 until further notice

A boil water advisory is in effect for Alexis Creek in the Chilcotin. File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Windbreaker takes out some would-be robbers with one of his six-shooters as part of a scene called “No Girl No Money.” (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Wyoming Will the fastest shooter in the Cariboo

Chilcotin Range Riders hosted 7th annual Cowboy Action Shoot

Windbreaker takes out some would-be robbers with one of his six-shooters as part of a scene called “No Girl No Money.” (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.

COLUMN: FOREST INK: Sustainability of community and urban forests

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer

  • Aug 23, 2022
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. (S. Surowy photo - Sea-Sky Community Bat Program).

Bats moving about as young start to fly

Bats may show up in unusual places this time of year, some things to know

  • Aug 18, 2022
Bats roosting in exposed locations, such as this bat on a screen door, can be left alone and will usually move on at dusk or after a few days. (S. Surowy photo - Sea-Sky Community Bat Program).
Access to Chilko-Newton Road south of Henry’s Crossing in the Chilcotin will be closed to the public during salmon spawning season from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2022. (TNG map)
A grizzly bear feeds on salmon to prepare for winter hibernation in the Chilcotin last fall. Once again, the Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship and Ministry of Forests have closed the Chilko-Newton Road to mitigate risks of human-bear contact during the salmon spawning season. (Monika Petersen file photo)

Road closure in Chilcotin set for Sept. 1 to reduce risk to humans, grizzly bears

Tŝilhqot’in Nation and B.C. are jointly restricting access to Chilko-Newton Road

Access to Chilko-Newton Road south of Henry’s Crossing in the Chilcotin will be closed to the public during salmon spawning season from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2022. (TNG map)
A grizzly bear feeds on salmon to prepare for winter hibernation in the Chilcotin last fall. Once again, the Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship and Ministry of Forests have closed the Chilko-Newton Road to mitigate risks of human-bear contact during the salmon spawning season. (Monika Petersen file photo)
A category 2 fire ban goes into effect for the Cariboo Fire Centre effective Friday, July 15 at noon. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Cariboo Fire Centre category 2 open burning ban goes into effect July 15

Any category 2 open fires already burning must be extinguished by noon

  • Jul 13, 2022
A category 2 fire ban goes into effect for the Cariboo Fire Centre effective Friday, July 15 at noon. (BC Wildfire Service image)
Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. (Black Press Media image)

FOREST INK: Forest gardens can complement traditional vegetable gardens

The forest garden is not intended to replace the traditional garden

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Cariboo Observer. (Black Press Media image)
Following a night of heavy rains Sunday, June 5, the Fraser River is much higher than usual Monday morning seen here from the Sheep Creek Bridge west of Williams Lake. A rock that is usually exposed is now underwater which is very rare, said one resident. (Photo submitted - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Fraser River high following night of rain in Cariboo Chilcotin

About 12 mm of rain fell in Williams Lake Sunday night

Following a night of heavy rains Sunday, June 5, the Fraser River is much higher than usual Monday morning seen here from the Sheep Creek Bridge west of Williams Lake. A rock that is usually exposed is now underwater which is very rare, said one resident. (Photo submitted - Williams Lake Tribune)
A map showing the area included in the flood watch issued on June 5, 2022. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)

Flood watch for Dean River issued, could surpass 10-year flows

As rain continues to fall, high streamflow advisory upgraded

A map showing the area included in the flood watch issued on June 5, 2022. (B.C. River Forecast Centre image)
An air tanker and crew works to contain a wildfire in the Nemiah Valley despite strong winds. (Chief Jimmy Lulua photo)

Crews douse wildfire near homes at Xeni Gwet’in First Nation

Chief Jimmy Lulua says work will continue Tuesday morning

An air tanker and crew works to contain a wildfire in the Nemiah Valley despite strong winds. (Chief Jimmy Lulua photo)
Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Justice minister visits First Nation leaders in Cariboo Chilcotin

“It was important to visit the site,” Lametti said after touring St. Joseph’s Mission site

Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Justice minister visits First Nation leaders in Cariboo Chilcotin

“It was important to visit the site,” Lametti said after touring St. Joseph’s Mission site

Canada’s justice minister Dave Lametti was in Williams Lake recently where he met with First Nations leadership. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)