Williams Lake

The 100 Mile House RCMP arrested a man as part of a drug-impairment investigaion this past November, near 100 Mile Elementary School. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Drug expert focusing efforts in South Cariboo

100 Mile RCMP’s Sgt. Dave Savoy is Canada’s longest serving drug recognition expert

The 100 Mile House RCMP arrested a man as part of a drug-impairment investigaion this past November, near 100 Mile Elementary School. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
The Cariboo Regional District is extending its FireSmart wood waste disposal program with no tipping fees. (FireSmart image)

CRD extends FireSmart wood waste free disposal program

Existing taxation will cover program cost instead of tipping fees

The Cariboo Regional District is extending its FireSmart wood waste disposal program with no tipping fees. (FireSmart image)
The cast of a new reality show Lost Car Rescue on History, premiering on Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. will feature local pilot Jessica James (front right). (Jeff Topham photo)

Chilcotin pilot flying high on History channel

Jessica James is from Nimpo Lake

The cast of a new reality show Lost Car Rescue on History, premiering on Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. will feature local pilot Jessica James (front right). (Jeff Topham photo)
An extreme cold warning continues for the Cariboo with a snowfall warning set to take into effect Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Multiple weather warnings issued for Cariboo-Chilcotin, Bella Coola

Extreme cold warning reissued Tuesday, snowfall warning issued for Wednesday

An extreme cold warning continues for the Cariboo with a snowfall warning set to take into effect Wednesday, Dec. 29. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A secondary school teacher with the Cariboo-Chilcotin School District was suspended for two days in 2020 because of comments she made about students on social media. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake teacher suspended for Facebook comments made about students

Williams Lake area teacher Shannon Rerie was suspended for two days without pay in 2020

A secondary school teacher with the Cariboo-Chilcotin School District was suspended for two days in 2020 because of comments she made about students on social media. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake RCMP responded to a suspicious death at Esk’etemc on Monday, Dec. 20. (File image)

Man, 23, charged in death of woman, 19, at Esk’etemc near Williams Lake

One count of second degree murder has been approved against Waylon Darian Harry, 23

Williams Lake RCMP responded to a suspicious death at Esk’etemc on Monday, Dec. 20. (File image)
The Cariboo Regional District doesn’t anticipate any firehall closures due to an impending mandate that requires all contractors, volunteers and employees to be vaccinated. (Photo submitted)

CRD not anticipating closures of fire halls due to vaccine mandate

Policy is anticipated to come into effect in January for all employees, volunteers and contractors

The Cariboo Regional District doesn’t anticipate any firehall closures due to an impending mandate that requires all contractors, volunteers and employees to be vaccinated. (Photo submitted)
The 100 Mile District General Hospital. (File photo)

Housing needed to recruit doctors

Move could remove a major barrier in attracting medical professionals

The 100 Mile District General Hospital. (File photo)
A Williams Lake couple found their stolen truck almost two years after it was stolen. (Photo submitted)

‘What are the chances’: Williams Lake woman recovers stolen truck 2 years later in 100 Mile

Laura Zimmerman said she followed the truck on Highway 97 until it pulled into 100 Mile House

A Williams Lake couple found their stolen truck almost two years after it was stolen. (Photo submitted)
Sophie the St. John Ambulance therapy dog will be assisting at the COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children in Williams Lake Dec. 7, 8 and 9. (Photo submitted)

St. John Ambulance therapy dog to attend Williams Lake COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children

Owner Karen Wright hopes her therapy dog Sophie will be a cute distraction

Sophie the St. John Ambulance therapy dog will be assisting at the COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children in Williams Lake Dec. 7, 8 and 9. (Photo submitted)
The investigation continues at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School near Williams Lake and on Dec. 10 Williams Lake First Nation will release preliminary results. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Preliminary results from St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School investigation to be released

Williams Lake First Nation will hold closed chiefs meeting, media conference Dec. 10

The investigation continues at the site of the former St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School near Williams Lake and on Dec. 10 Williams Lake First Nation will release preliminary results. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Spirit Carver Dean Gilpin demonstrates his skills at 100 Mile Elementary last Wednesday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Chainsaw carver makes ‘the wood speak’

Give Dean Gilpin a chainsaw and he can carve just about anything

Spirit Carver Dean Gilpin demonstrates his skills at 100 Mile Elementary last Wednesday. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)

RANCH MUSINGS: Keeping farmers in the picture can be one of the solutions to climate change

‘Why is no one talking about farming at COP26?’asks columnist David Zirnhelt

  • Nov 22, 2021
Ranch Musings columnist David Zirnhelt. (File photo)
100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Police investigate single-vehicle crash near 108 Mile

Williams Lake woman, 30, lone occupant in car

100 Mile RCMP cruiser. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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)
Blue Sky’s Autism Services coordinator Krysta Stewart (left) with Courtney Arsenault and her son, Torstein, who attends the Lone Butte ranch. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Changes to autism services ‘weighing heavily’ on community

Province announced a plan to shift away from the direct funding

Blue Sky’s Autism Services coordinator Krysta Stewart (left) with Courtney Arsenault and her son, Torstein, who attends the Lone Butte ranch. (Melissa Smalley photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
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)
The 100 Mile District General Hospital has taken two in-patients from Merritt. (File photo)

Merritt patients, long-term care residents transferred to 100 Mile, Williams Lake

Interior Health moved five in-patients and 45 long-term care residents to Cariboo Monday

The 100 Mile District General Hospital has taken two in-patients from Merritt. (File 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 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)