Monica Lamb-Yorski

Work has begun for a major overhaul of the building formerly housing Sears and Fabricland for use as provincial government offices. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Work has begun for a major overhaul of the building formerly housing Sears and Fabricland for use as provincial government offices. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake physician Dr. Ivan Scrooby and medical graduate student Vionarica Gusti hold up the COSMIC Bubble Helmet. Both are part of the non-profit organization COSMIC Medical which has come together to develop devices for treating patients with COVID-19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake physician part of COSMIC Medical group developing ‘bubble helmet’ for COVID-19

The helmet could support several patients at once, says the group

Williams Lake physician Dr. Ivan Scrooby and medical graduate student Vionarica Gusti hold up the COSMIC Bubble Helmet. Both are part of the non-profit organization COSMIC Medical which has come together to develop devices for treating patients with COVID-19. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Interior Health confirmed Friday, Jan. 15, there are now six staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

UPDATE: Six Cariboo Memorial Hospital staff members test positive for COVID-19

Interior Health said Friday, Jan. 15 testing is ongoing

Interior Health confirmed Friday, Jan. 15, there are now six staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 at Cariboo Memorial Hospital. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Public works manager Matt Sutherland stands where the city has placed free sand for residents in the past outside the fence a the works yard. The program is not being offered this year because it was being abused, he said. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Free city sand program in Williams Lake cancelled after rural residents take advantage of it

The sand and salt mixture was intended for city residents only

Public works manager Matt Sutherland stands where the city has placed free sand for residents in the past outside the fence a the works yard. The program is not being offered this year because it was being abused, he said. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake businesses will get a reprieve on their licence fees in 2021 as a part of the city’s COVID-19 relief program. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake businesses will get a reprieve on their licence fees in 2021 as a part of the city’s COVID-19 relief program. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Pastor of The Voice of Pentecost Church in Williams Lake has support from Williams Lake city council in his request that churches be allowed to gather. (Google image)

Williams Lake city council adds support for churches, faith-based organizations to gather

‘If they can meet the criteria for distancing and masking why not allow it?’: Mayor Cobb

The Pastor of The Voice of Pentecost Church in Williams Lake has support from Williams Lake city council in his request that churches be allowed to gather. (Google image)
There are several power outages in the Central Cariboo Wednesday, Jan. 13, including near McLeese Lake. (BC Hydro image)

Power outages impacting 400-plus customers in Central Cariboo, Chilcotin

BC Hydro said a wind storm has caused the majority of the outages

There are several power outages in the Central Cariboo Wednesday, Jan. 13, including near McLeese Lake. (BC Hydro image)
Williams Lake city council wants to received confirmed COVID-19 cases for the city and surrounding area. (File image)

Williams Lake city council demanding specific COVID-19 numbers for the city, immediate area

‘How come some people are getting information that we are not able to get?’: Mayor Cobb

Williams Lake city council wants to received confirmed COVID-19 cases for the city and surrounding area. (File image)
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for areas in the Cariboo Chilcotin for Tuesday, Jan. 12. (file photo)

Snowfall warning issued for areas of Cariboo Chilcotin

Williams Lake, Horsefly and Alexis Creek areas can expect snow to begin falling Tuesday evening

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for areas in the Cariboo Chilcotin for Tuesday, Jan. 12. (file photo)
City of Williams Lake crews have repaired water main breaks, service is fully restored. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Water service fully restored to Westridge, golf course, Terra Ridge, Wotzke Drive and Hodgson Road

A boil water advisory remains in place until further notice

City of Williams Lake crews have repaired water main breaks, service is fully restored. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Wanderers head out for a winter trek off Anderson Road Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Smart 55: Williams Lake Wanderers inspired to explore

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays the group recreates together

The Williams Lake Wanderers head out for a winter trek off Anderson Road Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Courthouse (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Pretrial underway for 2018 homicide in Tsi De Del First Nation

A publication ban is in place for all evidence presented in the court room during the pretrial

Williams Lake Courthouse (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Seniors Village is owned by Retirement Concepts. Angie Mindus photo

Williams Lake Seniors Village has no active cases of COVID-19

Staff noted in letter to families outbreak can be declared over by Jan. 23 if no new cases arise

The Williams Lake Seniors Village is owned by Retirement Concepts. Angie Mindus photo
A water main break near Hodgson Road has left some customers without water Monday, Jan. 11. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Update: Second water main break impacting customers in Williams Lake

Water main break discovered Sunday was repaired, crews working on second break

A water main break near Hodgson Road has left some customers without water Monday, Jan. 11. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Downed wires caused a power outage in the Bella Coola area Monday, Jan. 11. (BC Hydro image)

Update: Power restored for Bella Coola customers

More than 1,200 customers were without power Monday due to downed trees

Downed wires caused a power outage in the Bella Coola area Monday, Jan. 11. (BC Hydro image)
The Williams Lake Regional Airport. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Thieves target vehicles parked at Williams Lake Regional Airport

Mayor Walt Cobb said city is looking into purchasing more cameras

The Williams Lake Regional Airport. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Salvation Army Corps Captains Tatiana and Sergii Kachanov arrived in Williams Lake on Aug. 13, replacing Lieutenants Dawn and Geoff Butt who are now stationed in Prince Rupert. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Salvation Army Corps Captains Tatiana and Sergii Kachanov arrived in Williams Lake on Aug. 13, replacing Lieutenants Dawn and Geoff Butt who are now stationed in Prince Rupert. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Residents wanting to book an appointment with the Bridge Care Virtual Clinic are asked to call between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. (Black Press media file photo)
(Black Press media file photo)

Bridge Care virtual clinic booking by phone only for now

Original software has a few glitches, online portal is not being used, but clinic remains open

Residents wanting to book an appointment with the Bridge Care Virtual Clinic are asked to call between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Friday. (Black Press media file photo)
(Black Press media file photo)
Williams Lake RCMP have fined individuals for non-compliance of COVID public health rules. (RCMP logo)

Williams Lake RCMP fine individuals for non-compliance of COVID rules over Christmas

The persons were fined $230 who frequented a ‘known’ dwelling where they did not reside

Williams Lake RCMP have fined individuals for non-compliance of COVID public health rules. (RCMP logo)
City council will provide a letter of support and $10,000 toward a proposal that the Hamilton Hotel be used as an emergency night shelter during the winter months. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake city council endorses proposal to use downtown hotel as emergency night shelter

Situation table stakeholders have proposed the idea as a possible solution

City council will provide a letter of support and $10,000 toward a proposal that the Hamilton Hotel be used as an emergency night shelter during the winter months. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)