Monica Lamb-Yorski

Cariboo Festival Society president Robin Ford, left, and board member Chris Ford outside of Williams Lake Evangelical Free Church on Eleventh Avenue where a virtual version of the festival kicked off Monday, April 12. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune).

Cariboo Festival showcasing virtually in lakecity

Each performer was allowed one spectator and Angela Sommer accompanying them on piano

Cariboo Festival Society president Robin Ford, left, and board member Chris Ford outside of Williams Lake Evangelical Free Church on Eleventh Avenue where a virtual version of the festival kicked off Monday, April 12. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune).
“These artworks combine the grittiness of our urban and port-side environment with the lightness of a playful and exploratory creative process,” note the artists in their artist statement about the show.	(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Station House Gallery’s latest exhibit features a port-themed collaboration

Valerie Arntzen and Lori Sokoluk created the pieces when they had adjacent studios in Vancouver

“These artworks combine the grittiness of our urban and port-side environment with the lightness of a playful and exploratory creative process,” note the artists in their artist statement about the show.	(Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city of Williams Lake has been doing routine maintenance to one of its wells at Scout Island as seen here earlier this week. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake residents asked to reduce non-essential water use

One of the city’s pumps is under repair

The city of Williams Lake has been doing routine maintenance to one of its wells at Scout Island as seen here earlier this week. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Emergency crews respond to a structural fire on Highway 97 between Williams Lake and Quesnel on Friday, April 16. (Photo submitted)

Update: Famous Cariboo carver Ken Sheen’s wood shop destroyed by fire

The shop was located between Williams Lake and Quesnel

Emergency crews respond to a structural fire on Highway 97 between Williams Lake and Quesnel on Friday, April 16. (Photo submitted)
Prescribed burns are planned for the area around the Stampede Grounds and Boitanio Park starting as early as Tuesday, April 20. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Prescribed burns are planned for the area around the Stampede Grounds and Boitanio Park starting as early as Tuesday, April 20. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The owner of the Slumber Lodge Motel in Williams Lake is proposing to build two four-unit housing complexes on the lot and provided this conceptual drawing.

Williams Lake Slumber Lodge zoning given third reading

It will now go to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for approval

The owner of the Slumber Lodge Motel in Williams Lake is proposing to build two four-unit housing complexes on the lot and provided this conceptual drawing.
(BC Wildfire Services map)

18 BC Wildfire Service firefighters respond to grass fire at Alexis Creek dump

The fire is currently considered out of control

(BC Wildfire Services map)
The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)

B.C. River Forecast Centre issues high streamflow advisory for Cariboo region

Public advised to stay clear of fast-flowing rivers, unstable riverbanks

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a high streamflow advisory Thursday, April 15 for the Cariboo region, including the San Jose River, Baker Creek, Nazko River, West Road River and tributaries around Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. (BC River Forecast Centre website image)
Public health services nurse Rochelle Lamont, team leader, prepares a Pfizer vaccine at the COVID-19 community clinic at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus Tuesday, April 13. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune.

Williams Lake clinic administering up to 400 COVID-19 vaccines daily

The clinic opened in the TRU gym on Monday, April 12

Public health services nurse Rochelle Lamont, team leader, prepares a Pfizer vaccine at the COVID-19 community clinic at Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake Campus Tuesday, April 13. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune.
Janda Group Holdings Inc. has finalized its design for its residential unit project on the second floor of the Boitanio Mall in Williams Lake. (Janda Group Holdings Inc. image)

Boitanio Mall housing development revised design accepted by Williams Lake city council

Janda Group Holdings Inc. is planning for 82 residential units at the site

Janda Group Holdings Inc. has finalized its design for its residential unit project on the second floor of the Boitanio Mall in Williams Lake. (Janda Group Holdings Inc. image)
A host of daffodils emerged over the weekend outside the Finning Canada building at 450 Mackenzie Ave. South — a sure sign of spring. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Highs of 21C in the forecast for Williams Lake by end of week

City continues to monitor lake levels

A host of daffodils emerged over the weekend outside the Finning Canada building at 450 Mackenzie Ave. South — a sure sign of spring. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Yunesit'in Government in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn seven kilometres west of the community and 25 kilometres south of Alexis Creek on the south side of the Chilcotin River. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Prescribed burning planned to reduce wildfire risk near Yunesit’in

Burning may begin as early as April 13 in partnership with BC Wildfire Service

The Yunesit'in Government in partnership with the BC Wildfire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn seven kilometres west of the community and 25 kilometres south of Alexis Creek on the south side of the Chilcotin River. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
An aerial view of the Williams Lake Stockyards taken during a flyover in 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale in its 84th year

This year’s sale will be online and in person

An aerial view of the Williams Lake Stockyards taken during a flyover in 2020. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)

COVID, BSE, water access and private land rights: B.C. Cattlemen’s general manager weighs in

Kevin Boon said positive aspect of pandemic is more people interested in where their food comes from

B.C. Cattlemen’s Association general manager Kevin Boon. (B.C. Cattlemen’s Association photo)
Williams Lake city councillor Sheila Boehm wants to see allied health providers such as chiropractors or physiotherapists have access to medical records. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Allied health providers need access to medical records: Williams Lake city councillor

Sheila Boehm has penned a resolution for consideration at the upcoming NCLGA convention

Williams Lake city councillor Sheila Boehm wants to see allied health providers such as chiropractors or physiotherapists have access to medical records. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Carole Martin of Williams Lake has multiple sclerosis and has found solace in writing books. Her latest is a novella titled The Secret Life of Jack. (Photo submitted)

Living with MS subject of local woman’s books

Carole Martin has had multiple sclerosis for 25 years

Carole Martin of Williams Lake has multiple sclerosis and has found solace in writing books. Her latest is a novella titled The Secret Life of Jack. (Photo submitted)
RCMP are investigating a mischief incident at a coffee shop in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake RCMP investigating mischief complaint at local coffee shop

Police release photographs of two men who may have information on the incident

RCMP are investigating a mischief incident at a coffee shop in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Regional Airport, and Anahim Lake Airport, will receive funding from the province in addition to grant funding announced earlier this month and February. (Patrick Davies photo - Black Press Media)

Additional provincial funding announced for Williams Lake, Anahim Lake airports

55 B.C. airports getting a boost for April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 operations

Williams Lake Regional Airport, and Anahim Lake Airport, will receive funding from the province in addition to grant funding announced earlier this month and February. (Patrick Davies photo - Black Press Media)
House sales are up in the Cariboo region for the first quarter of 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Surge in Cariboo homes sales in first quarter of 2021: B.C. Northern Real Estate Board

Average selling prices have increased in 100 Mile House, Quesnel and Williams Lake

House sales are up in the Cariboo region for the first quarter of 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
Chilcotin rancher Doug Schuk, left, is vaccinated by nurse practitioner Patrice Gordon at the Tatla Lake Community Hall COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday, April 6. (Photo submitted)

COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues in Cariboo-Chilcotin

A larger vaccination clinic will open at TRU Williams Lake on Monday, April 12

Chilcotin rancher Doug Schuk, left, is vaccinated by nurse practitioner Patrice Gordon at the Tatla Lake Community Hall COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday, April 6. (Photo submitted)