Erin Hitchcock

Fire at power plant

The Williams Lake Fire Department received a report of a fire at the Williams Lake Power Plant at about 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Labour minister visits the lakecity

The minister of labour, citizens’ services and open government stopped in Williams Lake Monday.

Stay home when roads bad: RCMP

If you don’t need to drive, don’t.At least not in these snowy conditions.

Ashcroft cats expected to be adoptable in two weeks

Twenty-one of the 52 cats rescued from an abandoned house near Ashcroft should be adoptable in a couple of weeks from Williams Lake.

Operation Red Nose wraps up Dec. 31

Dave Dickson and Glen Holling are two out of many people in Williams Lake volunteering their time for Operation Red Nose.

Zellers staying

There are no plans to close Zellers in Williams Lake.

Rathor seeks seventh term

Coun. Surinderpal Rathor has been on city council for six terms and hopes to make it a seventh.

RCMP officer accused of assaulting teen

A Williams Lake teenager says she was punched in the face several times by an RCMP officer while she was handcuffed in the back of a police car.

WL resident dies in police-involved shooting

Police are releasing little information about a police-involved shooting in the Nimpo Lake area that has left a Williams Lake resident dead.

Billyboy verdict expected in November

A judge’s decision on whether Jonathan Billyboy was the suspect driving a stolen vehicle erratically in the city last fall won’t be known until mid-November.

Cops for Cancer riders welcomed to WL

Twenty six riders in the Cops for Cancer Tour de North made it into Williams Lake on Thursday to conclude their 807-kilometre journey from Fort Saint John.

‘Carjacking’ suspect on trial in Williams Lake

Jonathan Billyboy is in Williams Lake Supreme Court this week facing charges stemming from an October 2010 incident where a person drove erratically through the city before crashing into another vehicle, stealing a car, and assaulting a person who had tried to offer assistance.

Local man sent to Vancouver with severe burns

A Williams Lake man is in a coma in a Vancouver hospital after he was severely burned while changing a fuel pump on his truck last Wednesday.

Golfers fare well at WL championships

Summer sunshine contributed to two great days of golf for the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club Men’s and Ladies’ Club Championship on the weekend.

Rowdies squish Shrewz in tourney

The Rowdies took home a victory in the final A division match against the Shrewz on the last day of the Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League’s year-end tournament.

Lakecity rider places in Overlander XC races

The 11th annual Overlander Cross Country races on Sunday featured more than 80 riders compete for a win.

Williams Lake sheds crime capital label

Williams Lake can no longer be known as the crime capital of Canada.

Singer Oren Barter to go electric

Lakecity musician Oren Barter hopes to electrify the country with his music and his desire to make a positive change.

Local archer to head to world competition

Al Campsall of Williams Lake is one of three Canadians chosen to compete in the World 3D Archery Championships in Austria this summer.

CRD, former director settle

The Cariboo Regional District and a former director have settled and discontinued a defamation lawsuit.