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The CRD issued an evacuation order for 92 parcels of property in the Big Stick Lake area. (CRD Image)

Big Stick Lake area properties under evacuation order, sustained winds increased fire activity

The CRD issued the alert for 92 parcels or 17,193 hectares Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 11 p.m.

The CRD issued an evacuation order for 92 parcels of property in the Big Stick Lake area. (CRD Image)
Blue sky on the horizon over Williams Lake is a welcomed sight after a smoky skies bulletin long weekend. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Blue skies return after wildfire smoke shrouded Williams Lake over B.C. day weekend

Environment Canada’s forecast shows highs of 29C with sunshine Wednesday

Blue sky on the horizon over Williams Lake is a welcomed sight after a smoky skies bulletin long weekend. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Quotes to repave the city’s portion of the Dog Creek Road to Highway 20 have come in around $430,000, which does not include addressing the underlying water issues. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Quotes to repave city’s portion of Dog Creek road hover around $430,000

Council to consider closing city’s portion of the road and seek provincial funding for the repair

Quotes to repave the city’s portion of the Dog Creek Road to Highway 20 have come in around $430,000, which does not include addressing the underlying water issues. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Massimo Calabrese, 19, has asked the city of Williams Lake to do more to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake 19-year-old asks city to promote COVID-19 vaccine

Massimo Calabrese has written a letter to city council

Massimo Calabrese, 19, has asked the city of Williams Lake to do more to encourage people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Local youth will be creating a mural on the north-facing wall of the future home of the Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin at 51 Fourth Ave. South with some mentorship from Tiffany Jorgensen of Cariboo Art Beat (eighth from left standing). (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Youth-led mural planned for exterior of Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin building

The project is open to all youth in the Cariboo Chilcotin

Local youth will be creating a mural on the north-facing wall of the future home of the Foundry Cariboo Chilcotin at 51 Fourth Ave. South with some mentorship from Tiffany Jorgensen of Cariboo Art Beat (eighth from left standing). (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair and Tl’etinqox chief, Chief Joe Alphonse is one of 16 recipients of the Order of British Columbia. (Photo submitted)

Tl’etinqox Chief Joe Alphonse awarded B.C.’s highest order

Alphonse comes from a long line of hereditary leaders

Tsilhqot’in National Government tribal chair and Tl’etinqox chief, Chief Joe Alphonse is one of 16 recipients of the Order of British Columbia. (Photo submitted)
An ox shoe found north of Williams Lake speaks of time when oxen were used for the packing trains during the gold rush. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Ox shoe discovery a reminder of area’s history

Cariboo historian and columnist Barry Sale said the ox shoe find in that location is not a suprise

An ox shoe found north of Williams Lake speaks of time when oxen were used for the packing trains during the gold rush. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city of Williams Lake is applying for grant funding to construct a pedestrian overpass connecting the RC Cotton Trail to the Stampede Grounds. (City of Williams Lake image)

City applies for grant to build bridge, crosswalk connecting RC Cotton Trail to Stampede Grounds

The city’s contribution would be $105,00o or 30 per cent and be drawn from general revenue

The city of Williams Lake is applying for grant funding to construct a pedestrian overpass connecting the RC Cotton Trail to the Stampede Grounds. (City of Williams Lake image)
Work is underway to repair the Williams Creek bridge. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Creek Bridge repair underway

The $2.6 million project should be completed in October

Work is underway to repair the Williams Creek bridge. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A structure protection unit crew was deployed to the 100 Mile House area on Thursday, July 22, to assist the BC Wildfire Service. Crew members deployed include Don Firth, from left, Rob Derkson, Braden Fournier, Jacob Weigensberg and Chad Fofonoff. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake structure protection unit deployed to Young Lake wildfire

Five-member crew departed Thursday, July 22

A structure protection unit crew was deployed to the 100 Mile House area on Thursday, July 22, to assist the BC Wildfire Service. Crew members deployed include Don Firth, from left, Rob Derkson, Braden Fournier, Jacob Weigensberg and Chad Fofonoff. (Photo submitted)
Crews continue work on Highway 20 in Williams Lake Tuesday, July 27, in attempts to make the road more passable for the short-term. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake city council asks for quotes to put temporary asphalt on Highway 20

Staff also directed staff to look at the cost of grading and repaving a portion of Dog Creek Road

Crews continue work on Highway 20 in Williams Lake Tuesday, July 27, in attempts to make the road more passable for the short-term. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
For the second day in a row the skies are smoky in Williams Lake, with a smoky skies bulletin and a heat warning in place Saturday, July 31. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Smoky skies bulletin, heat warning for Williams Lake area

Air quality Saturday morning, July 31 is rated at very high risk

For the second day in a row the skies are smoky in Williams Lake, with a smoky skies bulletin and a heat warning in place Saturday, July 31. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Youth and chaperones from Tsideldel First Nation participated in a bike ride along Puntzi Lake Road to the lake on Wednesday, July 21. (Photo submitted)

Tsideldel youth ride to Puntzi Lake, learn about residential school legacy

The destination was Bendziny Wellness Resort, formerly Kokanee Bay Fishing Resort

Youth and chaperones from Tsideldel First Nation participated in a bike ride along Puntzi Lake Road to the lake on Wednesday, July 21. (Photo submitted)
Photo of a successful planned ignition occurred on the Young Lake wildfire on July 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Planned ignitions on Flat Lake fire’s north flank successful: BC Wildfire Service

Aerial ignitions planned for Young Lake fire Friday if conditions favourable

Photo of a successful planned ignition occurred on the Young Lake wildfire on July 29, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A city worker waters hanging baskets early Thursday, July 29 in Williams Lake as temperatures are forecasted to reach as high as 33C on Saturday. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Environment Canada issues special weather statement for Williams Lake

Highs of 32C are in the forecast for Friday, 33C for Saturday and 31C Sunday

A city worker waters hanging baskets early Thursday, July 29 in Williams Lake as temperatures are forecasted to reach as high as 33C on Saturday. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Lauren Neufeld, 23, is pursuing a teaching career, which has been inspired by working with children at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex as a lifeguard first and then at the summer and day camps. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Helping nurture young minds

Lauren Neufeld, 23, enjoys working with children

Lauren Neufeld, 23, is pursuing a teaching career, which has been inspired by working with children at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex as a lifeguard first and then at the summer and day camps. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Every Child Matters lamppost flags have been installed along Oliver Street in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Every Child Matters lamppost flags installed in Williams Lake

The project is led by the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

The Every Child Matters lamppost flags have been installed along Oliver Street in Williams Lake. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake Fire Department will have the addition of a scheduled initial attack team while the fire danger remains high in the area. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Initial attack team scheduled for Williams Lake Fire Department while fire danger is high

“Main goal of this project is to respond quickly to wildfire and interface incidents,” said fire chief

The Williams Lake Fire Department will have the addition of a scheduled initial attack team while the fire danger remains high in the area. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The evacuation order for the Big Stick Lake area has been rescinded and downgraded to an alert. (Cariboo Regional District image)

Evacuation order replaced by alert for Big Stick Lake fire in the Chilcotin

An evacuation alert for Anahim Lake area was rescinded Monday

The evacuation order for the Big Stick Lake area has been rescinded and downgraded to an alert. (Cariboo Regional District image)
The Women’s Contact Society will be hosting a free clothing store Tuesday, July 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at its Kidscare Daycare Cetnre at 1115 Western Avenue. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Women’s Contact Society hosting clothing give away Tuesday, July 27

The event goes from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Women’s Contact Society will be hosting a free clothing store Tuesday, July 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at its Kidscare Daycare Cetnre at 1115 Western Avenue. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)