Liz Twan

Dinah Belleau (left) and Mary Daniels with a wheelbarrow full of fresh-picked zucchini

Gumption & Grit gardener keeps going at Esket

For regular long-time readers of The Tribune this is a follow-up story — a sequel of sorts.

Dinah Belleau (left) and Mary Daniels with a wheelbarrow full of fresh-picked zucchini

HST referendum: food for thought

Life is a challenging gig where the only constant seems to be change, though often (in a democracy) we can direct change by popular vote. Sometimes we do it (vote) by heart and don’t fully engage enough of our minds. We don’t always think the issue through carefully enough, or look far enough into the future before deciding on an action.

Session helps ranchers teach a cow new tricks

Bored, nothing to do?

Cattle Fodder: Hay, holidays and cow-weed eaters

This week promises to be the best one of the summer thus far, with several sequential days of sunshine and warmth, and Cariboo farmers are out hustling through their fields, knocking down everything in sight.

Debbie Robbins was a busy person during last weekend’s Secwepemc Gathering held at Esk’et this past weekend. She was a co-organizer (along with her husband

Esketemc Secwepemc Gathering damp but successful

Chief Fred Robbins of the Esketemc First Nation had nothing but praise for the people of Esk’et who took on the immense challenge of being the host-community for the 2011 Secwepemc Gathering.

Debbie Robbins was a busy person during last weekend’s Secwepemc Gathering held at Esk’et this past weekend. She was a co-organizer (along with her husband

Gov’t to assist producers after weather’s wrath

It’s still raining in the Cariboo.

A little dab will do! Corben Clarkson

Alkali Lake Ranch claims Ranch Challenge title

The popularity of the Ranch Challenge Competition within the Williams Lake Stampede continues to grow with contestants and spectators alike, so it wasn’t a real surprise when 11 teams paid the $100 entry fee to compete in this year’s challenge.

A little dab will do! Corben Clarkson

Stampede ranch challenge well attended

Congratulations to all the local competitors who took part in the Ranch Challenge competition last weekend during the Williams Lake Stampede.

Canuck rioters need to seek perspective

Several deep heartfelt sighs, a brief phone conversation to commiserate (analyze where it all went wrong) goodbye, good night.

Cathy Johnson (centre) reads from the new book Who Am I? as Jacinta Sampson (left) and Catherine Belleau (right) look on.

Who Am I? reflects Shuswap language and culture


A luncheon was held recently in the playground area of the Esketemc First Nation Day Care & Headstart to introduce a new book titled; Who Am I?

Cathy Johnson (centre) reads from the new book Who Am I? as Jacinta Sampson (left) and Catherine Belleau (right) look on.
This was an unplanned

Locals qualify for nationals on home turf

For the first time in its more than 40-year history as a high school sport in British Columbia; the B.C. High School Rodeo year-end Finals were held in Williams Lake and the top 24 qualifiers (12- North, 12-South) began rolling into town as early as Thursday afternoon.

This was an unplanned
Riske Creek’s Ryan Jasper will be one of several locals who qualified to compete

High school rodeo finals start today

The BC High School Rodeo Finals (BCHSRF) begin today with a couple of events that are an integral part of the High School Finals weekend but not always held during the regular competitive portion of the rodeo.

Riske Creek’s Ryan Jasper will be one of several locals who qualified to compete

Many ranching industry employees start at minimum wage

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of the B.C. High School Rodeo Finals competitors (families) who will be in town (starting today) for the last event in the B.C. High School Rodeo season; it’s a huge weekend in their young lives.

Terris Billyboy of 150 Mile House is shown here at the Williams Lake High School Rodeo in early May

Locals earn spots at rodeo finals

The BC High School Rodeo Finals are being held in Williams Lake from June 9-12, 2011 and it is the first time in the history of high school rodeo in B.C. (since 1969) that we will be hosting the event.

Terris Billyboy of 150 Mile House is shown here at the Williams Lake High School Rodeo in early May

BC Rodeo Association season underway

Competing and contesting in a sport where you have to pay an entry fee seems to bring out the will to try harder in most people; the sport of rodeo — even more so as the competitors usually bear all of the expenses involved themselves.

Win the cup for the ladies, OK?

Well, a lot of wishin’ and hopin’ and a little prayin’ seems to be a working formula as our hockey team advances ever farther down the trail to the ultimate ride’s end — hoisting the Stanley Cup (notice that we never touched that piece of silver Tuesday night)!

Ranchers dared to be different

Mostly in life, you get what you pay for and that holds true for both goods and services.

Cattlemen host charity dinner

Members of the Cariboo Cattlemen’s Association sub-committee carrying the title of public affairs and education had an idea, a few years ago, to promote fine dining with beef as the main entrée and to provide support to a local charity at the same time.

Ranchers love hockey, too

Good job — if ‘plan A’ was for the Vancouver Canucks franchise to fill (sell) as many playoff seats as possible, for the maximum number of games — they have executed on target so far.

Show appreciation for volunteers

The city streets are extra-populated with folks in cowboy hats as we welcome visitors to the 74th annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale and the 21st annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo.