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Photo submitted                                Phillip and Patricia Brewer are being honoured for their long service as volunteer first aid attendants at the Williams Lake Stampede.

CASUAL COUNTRY 2017: Paramedic team honoured by Stampede Association

The first-aid team caring for competitors and spectators alike during Stampede are all volunteers.

Photo submitted                                Phillip and Patricia Brewer are being honoured for their long service as volunteer first aid attendants at the Williams Lake Stampede.
CASUAL COUNTRY 2017: Williams Lake’s Jaylyn Byer honoured for work with Stampede Association

CASUAL COUNTRY 2017: Williams Lake’s Jaylyn Byer honoured for work with Stampede Association

Jaylyn Byer has been volunteering with the Stampede Association for more than 15 years.

CASUAL COUNTRY 2017: Williams Lake’s Jaylyn Byer honoured for work with Stampede Association
Gaeil Farrar photo                                 Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Partner Assisted Learning co-ordinator and operations manager Janette Moller (left) and financial literacy program facilitator Kirsten Stark are launching their new program Financial Empowerment and Education for Seniors with an information session scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CCPL centre located at 68 Third Ave. South.

CCPL launches new Financial Empowerment and Eduction For Seniors program

Information session planned for Wednesday, Oct. 18 at CCPL centre

Gaeil Farrar photo                                 Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy Partner Assisted Learning co-ordinator and operations manager Janette Moller (left) and financial literacy program facilitator Kirsten Stark are launching their new program Financial Empowerment and Education for Seniors with an information session scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CCPL centre located at 68 Third Ave. South.
Violence is Preventable Committee chair Tamara Garreau is hosting a Sisters in Spirit walk and vigil in Williams Lake Friday, Oct. 20. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Sisters in Spirit walk and vigil Friday evening to raise awareness about violence against women

Vigil to include moment of silence for murdered and missing indigenous women and girls

Violence is Preventable Committee chair Tamara Garreau is hosting a Sisters in Spirit walk and vigil in Williams Lake Friday, Oct. 20. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
150 Mile House elementary student Brooke Monk reads aloud with Eileen Alberton and her Terrier Luigi once a week for an hour in a quiet room at the school. Gaeil Farrar photo

CHAAPS reading with dogs program boosts student confidence at 150 Mile Elementary School

CHAAPS reaches out for more volunteers to expand reading with dogs program to Williams Lake schools

150 Mile House elementary student Brooke Monk reads aloud with Eileen Alberton and her Terrier Luigi once a week for an hour in a quiet room at the school. Gaeil Farrar photo

Friday’s film club screening cancelled due to long weekend

Film The Russians are Coming will be rescheduled

The remote control car track set up by the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre proved a popular event at the Stampede Association’s Wildfire Relief fundraiser Saturday at the Stampede Grounds. Funds raised will go toward helping non-profit community service organizations that have lost fundraising opportunities due to the wildfires. Gaeil Farrar photo

SLIDESHOW: Community rallies for Stampede Association’s Wildfire Relief fundraiser despite some heavy rain

Auction raises about $23,000 with funds raised from donations to be counted this week

The remote control car track set up by the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre proved a popular event at the Stampede Association’s Wildfire Relief fundraiser Saturday at the Stampede Grounds. Funds raised will go toward helping non-profit community service organizations that have lost fundraising opportunities due to the wildfires. Gaeil Farrar photo
Becky Parker was finding it a bit chilly at the Stampede Association’s Wildfire Relief event this morning so she purchased a Cariboo Strong fundraising hoodie to keep warm. Gaeil Farrar photo

VIDEO: Sale of Cariboo Strong T-shirts, decals and hoodies continues at Wildfire Relief fundraiser

What started as a community fundraiser in early August has now gone…

Becky Parker was finding it a bit chilly at the Stampede Association’s Wildfire Relief event this morning so she purchased a Cariboo Strong fundraising hoodie to keep warm. Gaeil Farrar photo
Kylie Green and her daughter Layla, 3, create art at the 3 Year Old Round-up held in the Gibraltar Room, Saturday, Sept. 30. Here she looks up at the balloon she received. Gaeil Farrar photo

3 Year Old Round-up provides fun for children and supportive information for parents

Music, musical instruments, painting, games, modelling clay all part of the fun in learning

Kylie Green and her daughter Layla, 3, create art at the 3 Year Old Round-up held in the Gibraltar Room, Saturday, Sept. 30. Here she looks up at the balloon she received. Gaeil Farrar photo
Rock painting, then hiding the painted rocks around the city for other people to find and enjoy is becoming a popular activity in the lakecity and is part of the Stampede Associations Wildfire Relief fundraising events taking place today in the Stampede Grandstand entrance and Let R Buck Saloon, Gaeil Farrar photo

Remote control car racing proves popular at Stampede Association Wildfire Relief event today

Food, fun, music, children’s activities all part of wildfire relief fundraising event

Rock painting, then hiding the painted rocks around the city for other people to find and enjoy is becoming a popular activity in the lakecity and is part of the Stampede Associations Wildfire Relief fundraising events taking place today in the Stampede Grandstand entrance and Let R Buck Saloon, Gaeil Farrar photo
Ken Waslen annihilated the motor home in the Thunder Mouintain Speedway Cariboo Towing Day of Destruction showmen events on Sunday, Sept. 17. Photo submitted

Racing season wraps up at Thunder Mountain Speedway

Points Championships and Day of Destruction wrap up Thunder Mountain Speedway season

Ken Waslen annihilated the motor home in the Thunder Mouintain Speedway Cariboo Towing Day of Destruction showmen events on Sunday, Sept. 17. Photo submitted
Photo submitted                                Michael Rawluk (left) and Stuart Wright in rehearsal for The Woman in Black Studio Theatre production that will be on stage October 25-28; November 1-4, and November 8-11.

Studio Theatre begins new season with the acclaimed ghost play The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black onstage in time for Halloween

Photo submitted                                Michael Rawluk (left) and Stuart Wright in rehearsal for The Woman in Black Studio Theatre production that will be on stage October 25-28; November 1-4, and November 8-11.
Photo submitted                                A big feature of the 2017 Williams Lake Art Walk and Sale was the inclusion of buskers. Here Rossetta Paxton (left) Pat Myre and Wilf Wright entertain in front of Mulberry Lane Gift Studio.

Art walk wraps up with grand prize draw Saturday at the Potato House

Art walk mural auction event postponed until Potato House Halloween party

Photo submitted                                A big feature of the 2017 Williams Lake Art Walk and Sale was the inclusion of buskers. Here Rossetta Paxton (left) Pat Myre and Wilf Wright entertain in front of Mulberry Lane Gift Studio.
The iconic mural on the Third Avenue side of the Kondolas Furniture and Appliances building on Oliver Street that depicts scenes from around the Cariboo and has welcomed locals and visitors alike to the city’s downtown core for almost 20 years was being painted over Thursday, Sept. 28. The painter hired to paint the building, who would not give his name, said people had been calling out their complaints to him all morning. The shop keeper inside the store who would also not give his name said he had no comment. Gaeil Farrar photo

Iconic mural painted over

Mayor Walt Cobb expressed extreme disappointment when learning Thursday that the lakecity’s…

The iconic mural on the Third Avenue side of the Kondolas Furniture and Appliances building on Oliver Street that depicts scenes from around the Cariboo and has welcomed locals and visitors alike to the city’s downtown core for almost 20 years was being painted over Thursday, Sept. 28. The painter hired to paint the building, who would not give his name, said people had been calling out their complaints to him all morning. The shop keeper inside the store who would also not give his name said he had no comment. Gaeil Farrar photo
Behind the Scenes with James Earl Jones features lakecity dentist Dr. Rudy Wassenaar

Behind the Scenes with James Earl Jones features lakecity dentist Dr. Rudy Wassenaar

Wassenaar encourages other professionals to make Williams Lake their home

Behind the Scenes with James Earl Jones features lakecity dentist Dr. Rudy Wassenaar
Anna Roberts with some of her burnished ware pottery created using clay from local clay deposits that will be available for sale at her annual sale coming up this Friday and Saturday during daylight hours at her studio on Grebe Drive at the end of South Lakeside Drive. Gaeil Farrar photo

VIDEO: Potter Anna Roberts hosts annual studio sale this week

Pottery uniquely Cariboo created using local clay deposits

Anna Roberts with some of her burnished ware pottery created using clay from local clay deposits that will be available for sale at her annual sale coming up this Friday and Saturday during daylight hours at her studio on Grebe Drive at the end of South Lakeside Drive. Gaeil Farrar photo
Photos submitted                                Karen Lee-Batten will be among entertainers this weekend at the Stampede Association’s Wildfire Relieve fundraiser and helped to organize visiting bands.

Stampede Association Wildfire Relief fundraiser shapes up

Music, children’s activities, auctions, community meals highlight fundraiser

Photos submitted                                Karen Lee-Batten will be among entertainers this weekend at the Stampede Association’s Wildfire Relieve fundraiser and helped to organize visiting bands.
Wheel from an historic flour mill was taken apart and the pieces left on the ground to allow workers to put in a new water outlet. Gaeil Farrar photo

Special meeting called to discuss future of Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin

Museum move to TDC raises concerns about fiduciary responsibility for artifacts

Wheel from an historic flour mill was taken apart and the pieces left on the ground to allow workers to put in a new water outlet. Gaeil Farrar photo
Gaeil Farrar photos                                 Artists Cat Prevette (from the left), Dean Jeffries and Linda Bachman were among a small group of Cariboo Art Society members making an outdoor sketching trip to record the devastation and beauty left behind by the wildfires this summer on the Bachmans’ property. Their home was saved but they lost about half of the forest to the wildfires.

Artists find beauty in the aftermath of wildfires

Home is miraculously saved as wildfire rages through their forest

Gaeil Farrar photos                                 Artists Cat Prevette (from the left), Dean Jeffries and Linda Bachman were among a small group of Cariboo Art Society members making an outdoor sketching trip to record the devastation and beauty left behind by the wildfires this summer on the Bachmans’ property. Their home was saved but they lost about half of the forest to the wildfires.
A large crowd attended the United Way barbecue and movie night last year. The event is taking place again this evening, Friday, Sept. 22 in the ball diamond at the Stampede Grounds starting at 6:30 p.m. Gaeil Farrar photo

United Way barbecue and big screen movie night tonight

Despicable Me 3 screening follows barbecue and children’s activities

A large crowd attended the United Way barbecue and movie night last year. The event is taking place again this evening, Friday, Sept. 22 in the ball diamond at the Stampede Grounds starting at 6:30 p.m. Gaeil Farrar photo