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Brette Kerley and Pyper Alexander, who both played their early minor hockey careers in Williams Lake and are now players for the Prince George-based Northern Capitals, will both be continuing their careers next season as post-secondary players. (Photo submitted)

Alexander, Kerley, looking forward to university hockey careers

Brette Kerley, Pyper Alexander excited about move on to next level in hockey careers

Brette Kerley and Pyper Alexander, who both played their early minor hockey careers in Williams Lake and are now players for the Prince George-based Northern Capitals, will both be continuing their careers next season as post-secondary players. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake resident Richard Norman (front) is thankful for the recent addition of a motorized grocery cart at Save-On-Foods allowing him and other low-mobility residents to more freely get around the store. Pictured from Save-On-Foods are store manager Mark Moyes (back from left) and assistant store managers Harrison Rose and Matt Sidor. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Resident thankful for another low-mobility shopping option in lakecity

Save-On-Foods adds motorized grocery cart for shoppers’ use

Williams Lake resident Richard Norman (front) is thankful for the recent addition of a motorized grocery cart at Save-On-Foods allowing him and other low-mobility residents to more freely get around the store. Pictured from Save-On-Foods are store manager Mark Moyes (back from left) and assistant store managers Harrison Rose and Matt Sidor. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jayden Nohr, manager of Concrete Fitness, said there are legitimate safety concerns surrounding the latest public health order requiring gym patrons to wear masks while exercising. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Lakecity gyms, fitness facilities challenged by latest COVID-19 restrictions

Required masks while exercising posing difficulties for some

Jayden Nohr, manager of Concrete Fitness, said there are legitimate safety concerns surrounding the latest public health order requiring gym patrons to wear masks while exercising. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Mike Dutour can’t wait to get the golf season underway following the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club’s announcement it would be opening its front nine this Friday, April 16. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club open for 2021 season

Tee times will begin daily starting Friday, April 16 at 9 a.m.

Mike Dutour can’t wait to get the golf season underway following the Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club’s announcement it would be opening its front nine this Friday, April 16. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Cycling Club president Shawn Lewis (from left), Jeremy Stoward of New Path Forestry, WLCC Boitanio Bike Park director Andrew Hutchinson accept a cheque from Williams Lake and District Credit Union investment specialist Abigail King. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Cycling Club gets bike park donation to bolster upgrades, maintenance

Plans are to complete three rideable lines each year, he added

Williams Lake Cycling Club president Shawn Lewis (from left), Jeremy Stoward of New Path Forestry, WLCC Boitanio Bike Park director Andrew Hutchinson accept a cheque from Williams Lake and District Credit Union investment specialist Abigail King. (Photo submitted)
The artwork of several Mountview Elementary School students is currently on display downtown in Williams Lake at Cariboo Art Beat. (Photo submitted)

Imaginations, creativity of Mountview students on display at Cariboo Art Beat

Cariboo Art Beat is located at 19 1st Ave. on Oliver Street

The artwork of several Mountview Elementary School students is currently on display downtown in Williams Lake at Cariboo Art Beat. (Photo submitted)
Cariboo Art Beat is hosting a month-long Mother’s Day Artisan Market at its location on Oliver Street featuring the crafts, artwork and goods of upwards of 20 community vendors. (Photos submitted)

Month-long, Mother’s Day Artisan Market starts April 9 at Cariboo Art Beat

The call for interest has grown to 22 participating vendors

Cariboo Art Beat is hosting a month-long Mother’s Day Artisan Market at its location on Oliver Street featuring the crafts, artwork and goods of upwards of 20 community vendors. (Photos submitted)
Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune

VIDEO: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake mobile clothing drive ‘crazy successful’

An additional day on Saturday has been added, when volunteers are available

Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune
The Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association is stepping up to the plate for its 2021 season at the Dave Means Ball Park, albeit with modified rules and regulations in place due to the pandemic. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Minor Fastball accepting registration for 2021 season

Practices will run Monday and Wednesday evenings until the end of June

The Williams Lake Minor Fastball Association is stepping up to the plate for its 2021 season at the Dave Means Ball Park, albeit with modified rules and regulations in place due to the pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Leslie Cripps, who grew up in Williams Lake and went on to play rugby at the international level, speaks to rugby players at Lake City Secondary School in 2019 during a visit to B.C. (Photo submitted)

Leslie Cripps announced as Rugby Canada Hall of Fame inductee

Cripps was first introduced to rugby at the Williams Lake Rugby Club in 1996

Leslie Cripps, who grew up in Williams Lake and went on to play rugby at the international level, speaks to rugby players at Lake City Secondary School in 2019 during a visit to B.C. (Photo submitted)
The Williams Lake Bighorns Minor Lacrosse Association is slated to begin practices this week for its 2021 season. (Image submitted)

Bighorns get underway with 2021 season in Williams Lake

The WLBLA noted once the weather improves practices could take place outdoors

The Williams Lake Bighorns Minor Lacrosse Association is slated to begin practices this week for its 2021 season. (Image submitted)
Canada’s women rugby sevens captain Kayla Moleschi of Williams Lake will join her teammates this weekend in Dubai at the Emirates International 7s — the team’s first event since the COVID-19 pandemic halted play in March of 2020. (Photo submitted)

Moleschi, Canada, to hit pitch at Emirates Invitational 7s for first time since start of pandemic

After over a year without competition, Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi and her…

Canada’s women rugby sevens captain Kayla Moleschi of Williams Lake will join her teammates this weekend in Dubai at the Emirates International 7s — the team’s first event since the COVID-19 pandemic halted play in March of 2020. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake resident Hattie Deyo captured this photograph of a rare white moose, or spirit moose, during a drive in the Cariboo recently. (Hattie Deyo photo)

VIDEO: Rare white ‘spirit moose’ spotted in Cariboo

“It was pretty impactful,” she said. “And one in a million.”

Williams Lake resident Hattie Deyo captured this photograph of a rare white moose, or spirit moose, during a drive in the Cariboo recently. (Hattie Deyo photo)
Chemo RV recently donated a 5x8 cargo trailer to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake to help launch a mobile Parking Lot Clothing Drive. Pictured are Chemo RV general manager Kelly Carson (from left), and BBBSWL’s Susan Erlandson, Rylee Wallner, Natasha Pilkington and Angela Kadar. (Photo submitted)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake resurrect clothing collection program

This spring, BBBSWL will use a cargo trailer in two locations on two separate days of the week

Chemo RV recently donated a 5x8 cargo trailer to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams Lake to help launch a mobile Parking Lot Clothing Drive. Pictured are Chemo RV general manager Kelly Carson (from left), and BBBSWL’s Susan Erlandson, Rylee Wallner, Natasha Pilkington and Angela Kadar. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League president Linda Barbondy Rich. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: A family of Rowdies

Linda Barbondy Rich is no stranger to Williams Lake’s slo-pitch scene

Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League president Linda Barbondy Rich. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Karena Sokolan (from left), Kennady Dyck and Bayley Cail are this year’s Williams Lake Stampede Royalty contestants. (Craig R Smith Photography photos)
Karena Sokolan (from left), Kennady Dyck and Bayley Cail are this year’s Williams Lake Stampede Royalty contestants. (Craig R Smith Photography photos)
The Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League is gearing up for its 2021 spring and summer season. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League looks to resurface infields in 2021 season

ased on feedback already received, Barbondy Rich said people can’t wait to be back

The Williams Lake Slo-Pitch League is gearing up for its 2021 spring and summer season. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
C+ Rodeos’ Roy Call gives advice to a cowboy at a past Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo)

Rodeo stock contractor ready to hop on post-pandemic saddle

“The biggest thing now is flexibility is going to be everything,” Call said.

C+ Rodeos’ Roy Call gives advice to a cowboy at a past Williams Lake Stampede. (Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo)
The Western States Hockey League is looking to expand into Williams Lake for the 2021/22 season.

Second league, WSHL, eyes Williams Lake for junior hockey expansion team

The WSHL is the second independent junior league this fall to express interest in lakecity expansion

The Western States Hockey League is looking to expand into Williams Lake for the 2021/22 season.
Irene Turatus (left) picks up an Irish stew lunch from Old Age Pensioners Organization president Tina Derksen Wednesday afternoon as part of the group’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Out the Door event. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

VIDEO: Drive-thru St. Patty’s lunch a hit at Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre

The event was by donation, with funds raised going to the Williams Lake Seniors Activity Centre

Irene Turatus (left) picks up an Irish stew lunch from Old Age Pensioners Organization president Tina Derksen Wednesday afternoon as part of the group’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Out the Door event. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)