Rebecca Dyok

Owner/operator of Puddle Produce Farm Brianna van de Wijngaard sells produce Friday, July 16 at the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market. (Rebecca Dyok photo)

High heat hinders Cariboo veggie-growers

Local farmers are battling heat and smoke amid a hot, dry summer

Owner/operator of Puddle Produce Farm Brianna van de Wijngaard sells produce Friday, July 16 at the Williams Lake Farmers’ Market. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
The gate to Sisters Creek Recreation Site has been shut due to extreme forest fire risk. (Recreation Sites and Trails BC photo)
The gate to Sisters Creek Recreation Site has been shut due to extreme forest fire risk. (Recreation Sites and Trails BC photo)
Anahim Lake west of Williams Lake is on evacuation alert due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)

Ulkatcho First Nation at Anahim Lake praying for rain

Fire danger extreme as nearby fires challenge firefighters and close highways

Anahim Lake west of Williams Lake is on evacuation alert due to wildfires. (Angie Mindus photo)
Williams Lake activated its Emergency Operation Centre at the fire hall Wednesday, July 14. (Photo submitted)

Wildfire emergency operations centre activated in Williams Lake

The centre is housed at the Fire Hall, activated due to the serious risk of a wildfire

Williams Lake activated its Emergency Operation Centre at the fire hall Wednesday, July 14. (Photo submitted)
A wildfire north of Big Stick Lake is burning approximately five kilometres away from the home of Amy Stromsten and her partner Dustin Trainer. An evacuation alert was issued for the area west of Williams Lake Saturday, July 3. (Amy Stromsten image)

Residents nervous, getting prepared as they watch Big Stick Lake area fire

Evacuation alert west of Williams Lake in place

A wildfire north of Big Stick Lake is burning approximately five kilometres away from the home of Amy Stromsten and her partner Dustin Trainer. An evacuation alert was issued for the area west of Williams Lake Saturday, July 3. (Amy Stromsten image)
An evacuation alert for the Big Stick area was issued Saturday afternoon (July 3) by the Cariboo Regional District. (CRD image)

Evacuation alert issued for Big Stick area west of Williams Lake

Big Stick Lake closed due to active wildfire, says Recreation Sites and Trails BC

An evacuation alert for the Big Stick area was issued Saturday afternoon (July 3) by the Cariboo Regional District. (CRD image)
The McLeese Lake Fire Department is urging caution as dry conditions and a heat wave continue.(McLeese Lake Fire Department Facebook photo)

McLeese Lake wildfire snuffed out thanks to lightning tracking app

Department was lucky to reach the site quickly, says volunteer firefighter Ian Hicks

The McLeese Lake Fire Department is urging caution as dry conditions and a heat wave continue.(McLeese Lake Fire Department Facebook photo)
A wildfire west of Nazko First Nation was discovered Wednesday, June 30. (Nazko First Nation Facebook photo)
A wildfire west of Nazko First Nation was discovered Wednesday, June 30. (Nazko First Nation Facebook photo)
The Village of Fraser Lake recently reopened its wharf after $170,000 in repairs from damage caused by beavers. (Village of Fraser Lake Facebook photo)

Northern B.C. village reopens wharf after pesky beavers cause damage

Steel used to replace wooden pilings

The Village of Fraser Lake recently reopened its wharf after $170,000 in repairs from damage caused by beavers. (Village of Fraser Lake Facebook photo)
The Cariboo Fire Centre stretches from Loon Lake near Clinton in the south to the Cottonwood River near Quesnel in the north, and from Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in the west to Wells Gray Provincial Park in the east. (BC Wildfire Service)
The Cariboo Fire Centre stretches from Loon Lake near Clinton in the south to the Cottonwood River near Quesnel in the north, and from Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in the west to Wells Gray Provincial Park in the east. (BC Wildfire Service)
It’s going to get hot in the Cariboo on the weekend. The forecast is calling for temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. (File photo)

Early summer heat on the way for the Cariboo

Heat warnings are possible this weekend in Quesnel, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House

It’s going to get hot in the Cariboo on the weekend. The forecast is calling for temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. (File photo)
The 200 block of Front Street in downtown Quesnel remained closed late Wednesday morning after a reported shooting claimed the life of a 46-year old man. (Karen Powell photo)

VIDEO: RCMP investigating suspicious death in downtown Quesnel Wednesday morning

46-old-year-old man dead after shots fired, Highway 97 in Quesnel closed

The 200 block of Front Street in downtown Quesnel remained closed late Wednesday morning after a reported shooting claimed the life of a 46-year old man. (Karen Powell photo)
Smudging being held at the healing ceremony. Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for cleansing the soul of negative thoughts. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Healing ceremony held for hundreds at former northern B.C. residential school

Three day cermony held June 18, 19, 20

Smudging being held at the healing ceremony. Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for cleansing the soul of negative thoughts. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative selected Ts’eketi as the name for the largest Nechako white sturgeon in recent history. (Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initative/Facebook)

Indigenous name chosen for largest sturgeon captured by Vanderhoof hatchery

Ts’eketi means very respected female elder

Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative selected Ts’eketi as the name for the largest Nechako white sturgeon in recent history. (Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initative/Facebook)
Free boxes of fresh produce are currently being provided in Quesnel by the Canadian Mental Health Association of Northern BC thanks to a donation from West Fraser Mills. (File photo)

Fresh produce available for those in need in Quesnel

Donation allows Canadian Mental Health Association to provide free fruits and veggies

Free boxes of fresh produce are currently being provided in Quesnel by the Canadian Mental Health Association of Northern BC thanks to a donation from West Fraser Mills. (File photo)
Five rehabilitated grizzly bears were released this month into the Bella Coola area. The Northern Lights Wildlife Society will also be delivering 36 black bears to areas across the province where they were previously found. “They’re ready to go and they’re already trying to get out,” says Angelika Langen. “We feel good when we can make that possible and they don’t have to stay behind fences for the rest of their lives.” (Northern Lights Wildlife Society Facebook photo)

Wildlife society returns rehabbed BC bears to the wild

5 grizzlies and 36 black bears being released this month

Five rehabilitated grizzly bears were released this month into the Bella Coola area. The Northern Lights Wildlife Society will also be delivering 36 black bears to areas across the province where they were previously found. “They’re ready to go and they’re already trying to get out,” says Angelika Langen. “We feel good when we can make that possible and they don’t have to stay behind fences for the rest of their lives.” (Northern Lights Wildlife Society Facebook photo)
Ronda Beaune has not been seen since Saturday, May 29 said Prince George RCMP. (RCMP)

Hixon woman reported missing

No sign of Ronda Beaune

Ronda Beaune has not been seen since Saturday, May 29 said Prince George RCMP. (RCMP)
Shown is a T-6 Harvard flown by Bud Granley, who has performed at the Vanderhoof Airshow "more times than any other performer," said Anne Stevens. (Photo by Anne Stevens - Vanderhoof International Airshow Society)

Vanderhoof International Airshow a no-go for 2021

Airport open day planned for September

Shown is a T-6 Harvard flown by Bud Granley, who has performed at the Vanderhoof Airshow "more times than any other performer," said Anne Stevens. (Photo by Anne Stevens - Vanderhoof International Airshow Society)
Five rehabilitated grizzly bears were released this month into the Bella Coola area. The Northern Lights Wildlife Society will also be delivering 36 black bears to areas across the province where they were previously found. “They’re ready to go and they’re already trying to get out,” says Angelika Langen. “We feel good when we can make that possible and they don’t have to stay behind fences for the rest of their lives.” (Northern Lights Wildlife Society Facebook photo)

Rehabilitated B.C. bears set to return to wild through Northern Lights Wildlife Society

5 grizzlies and 36 black bears being released this month

Five rehabilitated grizzly bears were released this month into the Bella Coola area. The Northern Lights Wildlife Society will also be delivering 36 black bears to areas across the province where they were previously found. “They’re ready to go and they’re already trying to get out,” says Angelika Langen. “We feel good when we can make that possible and they don’t have to stay behind fences for the rest of their lives.” (Northern Lights Wildlife Society Facebook photo)
A man who fell ill in the forest was rescued by several search and rescue teams from across northern B.C. this past Victoria Day long weekend. (Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Facebook)

Overdue man rescued from the sky northeast of Prince George

Search efforts led by numerous volunteers

A man who fell ill in the forest was rescued by several search and rescue teams from across northern B.C. this past Victoria Day long weekend. (Nechako Valley Search and Rescue Facebook)