Liz Twan

Leona Belleau shows some of her digital art work at the first Esket Art Show and Sale held in the Sxoxomic School gymnasium on Oct. 1.

Esket hosts first art show and sale

Leona Belleau showed what imagination, artistic talent and advanced computer skills can result in.

Leona Belleau shows some of her digital art work at the first Esket Art Show and Sale held in the Sxoxomic School gymnasium on Oct. 1.
Guy Archie of Canim Lake gets sent for a ride

Rough stock in fine form at Esk’et Rodeo

Two days of beautiful, sunny weather in Alkali Lake, plus a super venue, combined for a great Esk’et BCRA Rodeo.

Guy Archie of Canim Lake gets sent for a ride
Harking back to the days of old

Explorer chooses old-time transport

“I was born under a wandering star. Wheels are made for rolling, mules are made to pack. Home is made for coming from.”

Harking back to the days of old
Going down

Improvements made to Esk’et Rodeo grounds

Improvements made to the Esk'et rodeo grounds helped to draw competitors to last weekend's BCRA rodeo from around the province.

Going down
Willee Twan of Alkali Lake was the last tie-down roper of the day on Saturday. He stopped the clock at 12.7 seconds to take the lead.

Locals win some/lose some at Eskèt Rodeo

The Eskèt Rodeo held this past weekend at Alkali Lake was the latest stop on the BCRA circuit.

Willee Twan of Alkali Lake was the last tie-down roper of the day on Saturday. He stopped the clock at 12.7 seconds to take the lead.
Cariboo history was on the auction block last weekend when the former Springhouse School was sold.

History goes to the highest bidder

A portion of Cariboo history was on the auction block this past long weekend at an auction at the former Springhouse Trails guest ranch.

Cariboo history was on the auction block last weekend when the former Springhouse School was sold.
BC Livestock Co-op Stockyards in Williams Lake serves as a venue for regularly scheduled sales.

Taking stock

BC Livestock Co-op Stockyards in Williams Lake serves as a venue for regularly scheduled sales.

BC Livestock Co-op Stockyards in Williams Lake serves as a venue for regularly scheduled sales.
Brothers Jerry (left) and Ken Allison were seen sharing a good laugh with fellow cattleman

Williams Lake Harvest Angus Bull Sale a draws a crowd

It was not all serious business-only at the first annual Harvest Angus Bull Sale at the BC Livestock Co-op yards in Williams Lake.

Brothers Jerry (left) and Ken Allison were seen sharing a good laugh with fellow cattleman
Erin Durrell of the Wineglass Ranch at Riske Creek speaks at the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association’s annual general meeting recently.

Rancher chosen for leadership program

The Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association held their annual general meeting on Friday Feb. 27.

Erin Durrell of the Wineglass Ranch at Riske Creek speaks at the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association’s annual general meeting recently.
A handy companion

A handy companion

One of the luxuries of rural living that still exists today is the opportunity of having a pet, or multiple pets.

A handy companion
Esketemc First Nations Bill Chelsea and Charlie Johnson lead a herd of more than 100 horses with brothers Tommy and Dougie Johnson (not pictured) to Wycotte Flats where they will winter on the grasslands. The annual tradition is in danger of disappearing as it gets more difficult each year to find horsemen capable of the drive.

Horse drive to Wycotte Flats

Members of the Esketemc First Nation took part in the challenging tradition of moving the community’s herd of horses to winter pasture.

Esketemc First Nations Bill Chelsea and Charlie Johnson lead a herd of more than 100 horses with brothers Tommy and Dougie Johnson (not pictured) to Wycotte Flats where they will winter on the grasslands. The annual tradition is in danger of disappearing as it gets more difficult each year to find horsemen capable of the drive.
Four generations of the Latin (Skipp-Twan) family; all born in Williams Lake hospitals. Liz (Skipp) Twan

It was a Mary Christmas

This past March our city celebrated a special birthday as it turned eighty-five years old.

Four generations of the Latin (Skipp-Twan) family; all born in Williams Lake hospitals. Liz (Skipp) Twan
Gathered at the venue sponsor The Point Restaurant are members of the CCA/PA&E committee

Cattlemen support TRU’s new agricultural program

TRU's new agricultural program in the works benefits from the Cariboo Cattlemen's Association Beef Benefit Bonanza.

Gathered at the venue sponsor The Point Restaurant are members of the CCA/PA&E committee
150 Mile House steer wrestler Mike Hurst at the Esk'et (Alkali Lake) Rodeo Sunday.

It looks good

From this vantage point this steer wrestling run looks like money-in-the-bank for 150 Mile House steer wrestler Mike Hurst.

150 Mile House steer wrestler Mike Hurst at the Esk'et (Alkali Lake) Rodeo Sunday.
Williams Lake Stampede director Willie Crosina (right) and volunteer Al Wilson (left) present the Woodjam Ranch team of Racquel Russel (second from left)

Woodjam Ranch takes Ranch Challenge

The smiles on the ladies’ faces tell the story during the Williams Lake Stampede Ranch Challenge.

Williams Lake Stampede director Willie Crosina (right) and volunteer Al Wilson (left) present the Woodjam Ranch team of Racquel Russel (second from left)
Western Tanager captured by the lens of Alkali Lake photographer.

Exotic birds found close to home

Looking at this wildly, brilliant-coloured bird you’d think that this image was snapped by the photographer in the jungle.

Western Tanager captured by the lens of Alkali Lake photographer.
The Big Lake Orchestra was part of the evening’s entertainment and they (literally) sang for their suppers. From left to right are: Jenny Howell

Cattlemen’s banquet a popular benefit fundraiser

More than 100 guests enjoyed the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association annual Beef Bonanza benefit dinner at the Point Restaurant May 6.

The Big Lake Orchestra was part of the evening’s entertainment and they (literally) sang for their suppers. From left to right are: Jenny Howell

Chefs enjoying advancements in technology

Lately, I feel like I am swimming against the tide and no matter how hard I paddle each day, shore still appears to be a mirage.

Enjoying the intangibles of every day life

There are a couple of things in life that are, inevitably, unavoidable.

Springtime on the ranch a privilege to witness

Thursday was officially the first day of spring! A few signs of which have been visible for a while.