Rebecca Dyok

A missing persons report has been filed for 27-year-old Sidney Boyd of the Quesnel area. (Facebook photo)

Family and friends search for missing Quesnel-area man

Sidney Boyd was last seen two-weeks ago

A missing persons report has been filed for 27-year-old Sidney Boyd of the Quesnel area. (Facebook photo)
The Sugar Cane Cannabis facility is coming along nicely at its South Mackenzie Avenue location. (Sugar Cane Cannabis Facebook photo)

Sugar Cane Cannabis on track to open this year

Micro cultivation to produce up to 650 kilograms of craft cannabis

The Sugar Cane Cannabis facility is coming along nicely at its South Mackenzie Avenue location. (Sugar Cane Cannabis Facebook photo)
Carver Ken Sheen had almost finished work on a large cowboy carving commissioned by the City of Williams Lake to replace the original overlooking the Stampede Grounds when fire broke out Friday, April 18 at his property between Williams Lake and Quesnel. (Pine River Carving Facebook photos)

Nearly completed cow boss statue commissioned by City of Williams Lake lost to fire

Carver Ken Sheen lost the statue, all his tools and his shop in the blaze

Carver Ken Sheen had almost finished work on a large cowboy carving commissioned by the City of Williams Lake to replace the original overlooking the Stampede Grounds when fire broke out Friday, April 18 at his property between Williams Lake and Quesnel. (Pine River Carving Facebook photos)
Residential school survivor Charlene Belleau has served on various organizations on all levels including provincially and nationally. She currently chairs the First Nations Health Council. (Photo submitted)

Our Hometown: Culturally connected

Health of Indigenous peoples a life-long priority for Charlene Belleau

Residential school survivor Charlene Belleau has served on various organizations on all levels including provincially and nationally. She currently chairs the First Nations Health Council. (Photo submitted)
A grass fire sparked by embers from a fire pit quickly spread to the home of Cliff and Lydia Trudeau.

Fire destroys home of elderly couple at Cuisson Lake, near McLeese Lake

Fast-moving grass fire burns house to the ground

A grass fire sparked by embers from a fire pit quickly spread to the home of Cliff and Lydia Trudeau.
MP Todd Doherty took to Facebook after his family recently received threats. (Todd Doherty, MP Facebook photo)

‘I don’t run and I don’t hide’: Cariboo-Prince George MP Doherty speaks out after family threatened

Todd Doherty has notified RCMP, House of Commons Protective Services

MP Todd Doherty took to Facebook after his family recently received threats. (Todd Doherty, MP Facebook photo)
A Northern Health vaccination clinic is set for the Wells Community Hall on Tuesday, April 20. (Photo submitted)

COVID-19 vaccination clinic coming to Wells

Vaccine to be available for anyone 18+

A Northern Health vaccination clinic is set for the Wells Community Hall on Tuesday, April 20. (Photo submitted)
Lhtako Dené Nation could be entering cannabis production after launching its retail store Lhtako Grass last year which currently operates under the laws of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Pictured above are Lhtako Grass budtenders Jonara Paul (from left) and Heather Browning, and shift supervisor Cyrilea Michell. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

Lhtako Dené Nation eyes cannabis grow operation

Retail store going great says manager Raymond Aldred

Lhtako Dené Nation could be entering cannabis production after launching its retail store Lhtako Grass last year which currently operates under the laws of the Lhtako Dené Nation. Pictured above are Lhtako Grass budtenders Jonara Paul (from left) and Heather Browning, and shift supervisor Cyrilea Michell. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)

B.C. Mountie handing out toy cars to light up children’s faces

‘A lot of times it will be the only interaction they have with the police,’ says Const. Matt Joyce

Tyson Ginter, 7, is proud of his latest Hot Wheels he recently received by Quesnel RCMP Const. Matt Joyce. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake First Nation employees Lisa McAlpine, Carla Berkelaar and Janet Smith (L-R) are excited a dry food pantry will soon be opening at Sugar Cane. (Photo submitted)

Dry food pantry to open at Sugar Cane

The pantry will be open to all WLFN members, including those who live off reserve

Williams Lake First Nation employees Lisa McAlpine, Carla Berkelaar and Janet Smith (L-R) are excited a dry food pantry will soon be opening at Sugar Cane. (Photo submitted)
The West Fraser Road is closed 600 metres north of Eberding Road Thursday, April 1 as Emcon Services Inc. completes temporary repairs to the area. Estimated time of reopening is late afternoon. (Emcom Services Inc photo)

Road repairs underway on section of West Fraser Road

Emcon Services expected to have the road reopened by the end of day

The West Fraser Road is closed 600 metres north of Eberding Road Thursday, April 1 as Emcon Services Inc. completes temporary repairs to the area. Estimated time of reopening is late afternoon. (Emcom Services Inc photo)
Floyd Dick works as the ‎Secwepemctsin language and cultural teacher with School District 27 at Nesika, Mountview and Marie Sharpe elementary schools in Williams Lake. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Black Press Media)

Our HOMETOWN: Secwepemctsin teacher aspires to keep Indigenous languages alive

National Indigenous Languages Day held March 31

Floyd Dick works as the ‎Secwepemctsin language and cultural teacher with School District 27 at Nesika, Mountview and Marie Sharpe elementary schools in Williams Lake. (Rebecca Dyok photo - Black Press Media)
Lhoosk’uz Dené First Nation west of Quesnel has been awarded $875,000 in provincial funding towards 40-kilowatt biomass combined heat and power project. (Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation Facebook photo)

Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation taking steps to transition from diesel

40-kilowatt biomass combined heat and power project coming to Kluskus

Lhoosk’uz Dené First Nation west of Quesnel has been awarded $875,000 in provincial funding towards 40-kilowatt biomass combined heat and power project. (Lhoosk’uz Dené Nation Facebook photo)
This Nov. 7, 2013, photo provided by the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project shows an unidentified worker burning a pile of collected undergrowth in the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon. (Alexandra Steinmetz/Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project via AP)

Piles of woody debris from Plateau wildfire to be burned near Nazko

Burns to reduce wildfire risks and prepare for upcoming tree planting season

This Nov. 7, 2013, photo provided by the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project shows an unidentified worker burning a pile of collected undergrowth in the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon. (Alexandra Steinmetz/Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project via AP)
Masks made by First Nations artist Carolyn Quirt for a new play being developed for the Sunset Theatre in Wells were taken by thieves overnight March 23, 2021. (Karen Jeffery photo)

Irreplaceable Indigenous masks among items stolen in Wells, B.C.’s Sunset Theatre break-in

The masks were custom made for Mahlpaka7, a new play being developed

Masks made by First Nations artist Carolyn Quirt for a new play being developed for the Sunset Theatre in Wells were taken by thieves overnight March 23, 2021. (Karen Jeffery photo)
Up to 75 per cent of Indigenous people living on-reserve in B.C. do not hold a valid driver’s licence, according a UBCIC discussion paper. (Pixabay.com)
Up to 75 per cent of Indigenous people living on-reserve in B.C. do not hold a valid driver’s licence, according a UBCIC discussion paper. (Pixabay.com)
Fraser River south of Williams Lake (Tsilhqot’in National Government photo)

Tsilhqot’in challenge of Gibraltar Mines discharge permit to continue next month

Environmental Appeal Board hearings to be live-streamed April 7, 8

Fraser River south of Williams Lake (Tsilhqot’in National Government photo)
L to R: Saik’uz First Nation Coun. Jasmine Thomas and Chief Priscilla Mueller (Aman Parhar - Omineca Express)

Northern B.C. addiction treatment centre not off the table yet, says First Nations

Culturally appropriate centre much needed in B.C.’s north

L to R: Saik’uz First Nation Coun. Jasmine Thomas and Chief Priscilla Mueller (Aman Parhar - Omineca Express)
Williams Lake Courthouse (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Indigenous fishers charged during closure to argue in court

Pre-trial conference scheduled in Williams Lake Provincial Court April, 12

Williams Lake Courthouse (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Brian Fuller of Fulltime Ventures (left) guides a participant of a 16-week program at Xat’sull First Nation with operating a swing mill set up at Whispering Willows Campsite. The program got underway last month after being delayed due to COVID-19. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

INDUSTRIAL UPDATE: Community enhancement project underway at Xat’sull

Sawmill training program launched earlier this month

Brian Fuller of Fulltime Ventures (left) guides a participant of a 16-week program at Xat’sull First Nation with operating a swing mill set up at Whispering Willows Campsite. The program got underway last month after being delayed due to COVID-19. (Rebecca Dyok photo)