Williams Lake

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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)
Four administrative changes are in the works for School District 27, effective Aug. 1, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Four administrative changes announced for SD 27

The new appointments go into effect Aug. 1, 2021

  • Jul 19, 2021
Four administrative changes are in the works for School District 27, effective Aug. 1, 2021. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Smoke from the Flat Lake fire Sunday, July 18. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press),

Firefighters still battling 56 wildfires in Cariboo: Wildfire update

Twenty-eight of the fires are in the 100 Mile zone

  • Jul 18, 2021
Smoke from the Flat Lake fire Sunday, July 18. (Kelly Sinoski photo -100 Mile Free Press),
Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

MOTI announces $4 million in road improvements throughout Cariboo

Areas around Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake will all see improvements

Rip rap being installed on the Quesnel Hixon Road, one of more than 70 sites impacted by spring freshet in the Cariboo Chilcotin in 2021. Improvements to area roads including rip rap were announced by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on July 14. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
The evacuation alert issued for the Crooked Lake Area. (Photo submitted)

Three parcels of land on Crooked Lake under evacuation alert

This comes in response to the nearby McKinley Lake fire

The evacuation alert issued for the Crooked Lake Area. (Photo submitted)
A helicopter with the BC Wildfire Service flies above the river valley Monday afternoon. (Angie Mindus photo)

Update: Fire on east side of Williams Lake River Valley under control

BC Wildfire Service fought the blaze from the air and ground

A helicopter with the BC Wildfire Service flies above the river valley Monday afternoon. (Angie Mindus photo)
Cariboo residents can expect smokey skies and hot temperatures this week, July 12 to 15. (Anna Fait photo)

Cariboo heads into ‘less aggressive’ heat wave, smoky skies to kick off work week

Williams Lake and 100 Mile House under heat warning, special air quality statement

Cariboo residents can expect smokey skies and hot temperatures this week, July 12 to 15. (Anna Fait photo)
Wildfire smoke above Deka Lake. (Kelly Sinoski photo-100 Mile Free Press)

Emergency reception site in 100 Mile at capacity, new evacuees directed to Williams Lake

Cariboo Regional District issued advisory, following evacuation orders in Deka Lake and Judson Road

Wildfire smoke above Deka Lake. (Kelly Sinoski photo-100 Mile Free Press)
This photo looking toward the McKinley Lake fire east of Horsefly was taken from the Black Creek Road at about 3:30 p.m. (Vikki Elzinga photo)

UPDATE: Wildfire at McKinley Lake east of Horsefly grows to 150 hecatres in size Wednesday

McKinley Lake is located roughly 30 kilometres east of Horsefly.

This photo looking toward the McKinley Lake fire east of Horsefly was taken from the Black Creek Road at about 3:30 p.m. (Vikki Elzinga photo)
Tyler Faulkner gets his second and final COVID-19 vaccine shot from Interior Health nurse Agnes De Chavez at the Northwest Vaxmobile on Tuesday, June 22. Faulkner said he saw the clinic online and figured the sooner he was immunized the better. The Vaxmobile is part of IH’s ongoing efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible born before 2009 and will be coming through 100 Mile House again in July.(Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Heatwave closes vaccination clinics early

Today Interior Health is closing its COVID-19 clinics at 4 p.m. today

Tyler Faulkner gets his second and final COVID-19 vaccine shot from Interior Health nurse Agnes De Chavez at the Northwest Vaxmobile on Tuesday, June 22. Faulkner said he saw the clinic online and figured the sooner he was immunized the better. The Vaxmobile is part of IH’s ongoing efforts to vaccinate as many people as possible born before 2009 and will be coming through 100 Mile House again in July.(Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)

CRD wrestles with ‘connectivity problem’

The Board is considering the best way to provide ‘essential’ broadband coverage across the region

Cariboo Regional District Board. (Submitted photo)
Jenna Harvey. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Missing woman found safe

Jenna Harvey is in good health and spirits, police say

Jenna Harvey. (Photo submitted)
A Category 3 fire ban will go into effect across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre beginning noon on Monday, June 21. (Pixaby photo)

Category 3 fire ban extends across entire Cariboo Fire Centre June 21

Campfires are still permitted, but no larger than half a metre high by half a metre wide

A Category 3 fire ban will go into effect across the entire Cariboo Fire Centre beginning noon on Monday, June 21. (Pixaby photo)
The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society invites residents in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel to participate in “Free Your Things” taking place over the Father’s Day weekend. (Mary Forbes photo)

Cariboo Conservation Society co-ordinating “Free Your Things” Father’s Day weekend

Residents can sign up if they have items they want to give away

The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society invites residents in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and Quesnel to participate in “Free Your Things” taking place over the Father’s Day weekend. (Mary Forbes photo)
COVID-19 vaccines in the Central and South Cariboo totals show 21,946 to date for first dose. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
COVID-19 vaccines in the Central and South Cariboo totals show 21,946 to date for first dose. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Marion McKinnon Crook has penned a new novel where she revisits her first years as a public health nurse in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
Marion McKinnon Crook has penned a new novel where she revisits her first years as a public health nurse in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake First Nation planning ground analysis of land near former residential school

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake campus students Ethan Reid, from left, Brenden Higgins, Ty Oviatt, Kaleb Alphonse, Nathan Kendrick and Landon Brink with RCMP officers Const. Nicoll and Const. Stancec. (Photo submitted)

RCMP thank 6 teens for helping prevent forest fire in Williams Lake

The students came across fire in a wooded area and used the water they had to try and extinguish the flames

Lake City Secondary School Williams Lake campus students Ethan Reid, from left, Brenden Higgins, Ty Oviatt, Kaleb Alphonse, Nathan Kendrick and Landon Brink with RCMP officers Const. Nicoll and Const. Stancec. (Photo submitted)
DriveBC is reporting a road closure on Highway 97 south of Williams Lake at Maze Lake Road. (Google Maps)

Update: Highway 97 fully reopened near Lac La Hache at Maze Lake Road

It was closed for several hours due to a motor vehicle incident

DriveBC is reporting a road closure on Highway 97 south of Williams Lake at Maze Lake Road. (Google Maps)