Greg Sabatino

The group participating in the Warrior Walk for Healing from the Yukon to Kamloops meets at the brake check north of Williams Lake on Highway 97 just before departing for the Tourism Discovery Centre. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Warrior Walk for Healing from Yukon to Kamloops makes stop in Williams Lake

The walk began in Whitehorse on June 25, with plans for participants to arrive in Kamloops on Aug. 9

The group participating in the Warrior Walk for Healing from the Yukon to Kamloops meets at the brake check north of Williams Lake on Highway 97 just before departing for the Tourism Discovery Centre. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Hazelton’s Christopher Muigg scores and 80-point ride on C+ Rodeos’ horse Sixth Sense to take first in the bareback riding event at the Esket A.C.E. Rodeo during the weekend. (Liz Twan photo)

Alkali Lake plays host to Esket A.C.E. Rodeo during weekend

Top five results (where applicable) from the Esket A.C.E. Rodeo are as follows:

Hazelton’s Christopher Muigg scores and 80-point ride on C+ Rodeos’ horse Sixth Sense to take first in the bareback riding event at the Esket A.C.E. Rodeo during the weekend. (Liz Twan photo)
Young Thunder Mountain Speedway fan Grayson Busat is over the moon with excitement after getting the chance to hop inside a stock car driven by TMS vice-president Ken Waslen Saturday night during the first racing event held at the local race track since September of 2019 because of the cancellation of last year’s season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shannon Fisher photo)

Waslen, Kunka, nab checkered flags as Thunder Mountain Speedway racing makes return

Ken Waslen said volunteers had been working hard getting the track up to speed

Young Thunder Mountain Speedway fan Grayson Busat is over the moon with excitement after getting the chance to hop inside a stock car driven by TMS vice-president Ken Waslen Saturday night during the first racing event held at the local race track since September of 2019 because of the cancellation of last year’s season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Shannon Fisher photo)
Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (front, second from right) and Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team, are 1-1 after two games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, beating Brazil, then falling to Fiji in their second game. (Kevin Light photo - Rugby Canada)

Moleschi, Team Canada, 1-1 in women’s rugby sevens after two games at Tokyo Olympics

The Canadians’ quest for another medal started off to a roaring start Thursday morning in Japan

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi (front, second from right) and Canada’s Women’s Sevens Rugby Team, are 1-1 after two games at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan, beating Brazil, then falling to Fiji in their second game. (Kevin Light photo - Rugby Canada)
Williams Lake could be home to a new disc golf course in Boitanio Park, like the one pictured above at the Willow Point Park Sportsplex in Campbell River. (Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror photo)

City applying for funding to build disc golf course in Boitanio Park

The planned course in Williams Lake will be located in currently unused space within Boitanio Park

Williams Lake could be home to a new disc golf course in Boitanio Park, like the one pictured above at the Willow Point Park Sportsplex in Campbell River. (Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror photo)
Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, a member of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, stands at the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, as she prepares for the team’s opener Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. against Brazil. (Kayla Moleschi/Facebook photo)

Moleschi, Canada, set for Olympic rugby opener versus Brazil Wednesday

City to show games on big screen at the Gibraltar Room

Williams Lake’s Kayla Moleschi, a member of Canada’s Women’s Rugby Sevens Team, stands at the Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, as she prepares for the team’s opener Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. against Brazil. (Kayla Moleschi/Facebook photo)
The Williams Lake Stampede Association has announced it will be hosting a Back in the Saddle Bull Riding event Sept. 5-6 at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds. (Greg Sabatino file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Stampede Association has announced it will be hosting a Back in the Saddle Bull Riding event Sept. 5-6 at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds. (Greg Sabatino file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jaxen Carson of 150 Mile House will compete at the upcoming Canadian High School Rodeo Finals in August after finishing first in cutting at the provincials in Quesnel this past June. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Cariboo cowboy off to Canadian finals

Jaxen Carson finished first in cutting the the provincial high school rodeo finals in Quesnel

Jaxen Carson of 150 Mile House will compete at the upcoming Canadian High School Rodeo Finals in August after finishing first in cutting at the provincials in Quesnel this past June. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Hospice Society, through generous community donations, has completed its grief and support room, Heather's Haven. (Photo submitted)

‘Heather’s Room’ to provide safety, comfort in bereavement support

The room is named in memory of Heather Morton-Knezevich of Williams Lake

The Williams Lake Hospice Society, through generous community donations, has completed its grief and support room, Heather's Haven. (Photo submitted)
This undated photo provided by Walt Disney World shows Disney characters at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Walt Disney World is planning an 18-month celebration in honor of its 50th anniversary, starting in October 2021. Disney announced Tuesday, June 22 that all four parks at the resort will take part in “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” (Matt Stroshane/Walt Disney World via AP)
This undated photo provided by Walt Disney World shows Disney characters at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Walt Disney World is planning an 18-month celebration in honor of its 50th anniversary, starting in October 2021. Disney announced Tuesday, June 22 that all four parks at the resort will take part in “The World’s Most Magical Celebration.” (Matt Stroshane/Walt Disney World via AP)
Joseph Wilburn of Williams Lake competes in the strongman deadlift. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Lakecity plays host to largest strongman, strongwoman competition in B.C.

The 2021 Cariboo’s Strongest in Williams Lake Saturday, June 26 proved to…

Joseph Wilburn of Williams Lake competes in the strongman deadlift. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake First Nation is one of 54 communities approved to receive a share of $1.8 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support the work of emergency operations centres. Pictured is the WLFN government office in downtown Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Emergency operations centres in Cariboo-Chilcotin, Nechako Valley receive funding

Mike Farnworth said funding for emergency operations centres is crucial

The Williams Lake First Nation is one of 54 communities approved to receive a share of $1.8 million in provincial emergency preparedness funding to support the work of emergency operations centres. Pictured is the WLFN government office in downtown Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
150 Mile’s Brock Everett Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Cariboo cowboys, cowgirl take part in busy high school rodeo final weekend

Both were happy to be back competing following the pandemic

150 Mile’s Brock Everett Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer
A special air quality statement is in effect for Cariboo North and Cariboo South, including Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake (pictured). (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Smoky skies bulletin issued for Cariboo North, Cariboo South

The special air quality statement includes Quesnel, Williams Lake and 100 Mile House

A special air quality statement is in effect for Cariboo North and Cariboo South, including Quesnel, 100 Mile House and Williams Lake (pictured). (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save off Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov during second period Game 3 Stanley Cup finals action in Montreal, Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price makes a save off Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov during second period Game 3 Stanley Cup finals action in Montreal, Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Freya Brown (from left), Shane Schmidt and Ronan McConkey carry the Walk to End ALS banner during the annual Williams Lake walk on Saturday, June 19. (Photo submitted)

Walk to End ALS in Williams Lake raises roughly $12,000

Williams Lake Golf and Tennis Club staff will be playing in the Golfathon for ALS June 28

Freya Brown (from left), Shane Schmidt and Ronan McConkey carry the Walk to End ALS banner during the annual Williams Lake walk on Saturday, June 19. (Photo submitted)
Tourism Discovery Centre, City of Williams Lake and Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex staff were given some mountain bike training by Williams Lake Cycling Club members to help better understand Williams Lake’s vast local trail network, and to better direct tourists on where to ride. Pictured are Madalyn Watts (TDC), from left, Shawn Lewis (WLCC president), Ekai Jorgenson (WLCC director), Maria McKee (adult program co-ordinator at CMRC), Kaitlyn Atkinson (manager of recreation at CMRC), Kim Abel (TDC), Beth Veenkamp (economic development officer at City) and Megan Neufeld (TDC).

Tourism Discovery Centre, city staff, take part in mountain biking info session

City of Williams Lake, Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex and Tourism Discovery Centre…

Tourism Discovery Centre, City of Williams Lake and Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex staff were given some mountain bike training by Williams Lake Cycling Club members to help better understand Williams Lake’s vast local trail network, and to better direct tourists on where to ride. Pictured are Madalyn Watts (TDC), from left, Shawn Lewis (WLCC president), Ekai Jorgenson (WLCC director), Maria McKee (adult program co-ordinator at CMRC), Kaitlyn Atkinson (manager of recreation at CMRC), Kim Abel (TDC), Beth Veenkamp (economic development officer at City) and Megan Neufeld (TDC).
Graham West photo

Ulkatcho First Nation, hometown of Carey Price, hosting Stanley Cup final parades

Win or lose, it’s a celebration at the Ulkatcho First Nation every…

Graham West photo
This photo looking toward the McKinley Lake fire east of Horsefly was taken from the Black Creek Road at about 3:30 p.m. (Vikki Elzinga photo)

UPDATE: Wildfire at McKinley Lake east of Horsefly grows to 150 hecatres in size Wednesday

McKinley Lake is located roughly 30 kilometres east of Horsefly.

This photo looking toward the McKinley Lake fire east of Horsefly was taken from the Black Creek Road at about 3:30 p.m. (Vikki Elzinga photo)
Jake Ilnicki lines up in the scrum during the Canadian men’s rugby team’s last competition versus the U.S. in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

Ilnicki named to Canadian side for upcoming 2023 Rugby World Cup test matches

Ilnicki is currently playing professional rugby in the U.S. with the Seattle Seawolves

Jake Ilnicki lines up in the scrum during the Canadian men’s rugby team’s last competition versus the U.S. in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)