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Kristy Fornwald and her daughter Ana Burkey, 10, get out on the trails at Bull Mountain. “We spend a lot of time up here,” said Fornwald. “It feels like our second home in the winter.” (Ruth Lloyd photo - WL Tribune)

Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club getting into full swing for the season

New lodge, new year and more for Bull Mountain cross country ski trails

Kristy Fornwald and her daughter Ana Burkey, 10, get out on the trails at Bull Mountain. “We spend a lot of time up here,” said Fornwald. “It feels like our second home in the winter.” (Ruth Lloyd photo - WL Tribune)
Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)

Float plane pilot Jessica James lands lead role in History channel show, Lost Car Rescue

Jessica James grew up in Nimpo Lake and brings small town charm to television project

Jessica James, who grew up in Nimpo Lake, B.C., is the star aviator in History’s upcoming reality show Lost Car Rescue, filmed in the Peace River area. (Jeff Topham photo)
Elsie Pratt will be turning 100 this month. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Williams Lake woman grateful as she turns 100

A century of experience for Elsie Pratt from Newfoundland to B.C.

Elsie Pratt will be turning 100 this month. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Anyone out enjoying winter recreation in the Cariboo area should be aware of their surroundings and learn how to identify avalanche terrain and hazards to help keep themselves safe. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

High snowfall means backcountry enthusiasts in Cariboo should check for avalanche hazards

Knowing the hazards and educating yourself are how to stay safe this season

Anyone out enjoying winter recreation in the Cariboo area should be aware of their surroundings and learn how to identify avalanche terrain and hazards to help keep themselves safe. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jeremy Koch is one of the team at Oliver & Co. Barristers & Solicitors in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jeremy Koch is one of the team at Oliver & Co. Barristers & Solicitors in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The pipers enjoy their payment at the end of Robbie Burns Night. (Patrick Davies photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
The pipers enjoy their payment at the end of Robbie Burns Night at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 after the most recent celebration of the famed Scottish bard in Williams Lake. The annual event will be revived, after COVID-19 led to a pause in the long-honoured tradition. (Patrick Davies photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Legion will bring back Robbie Burns Night

Piping the haggis back into Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139

The pipers enjoy their payment at the end of Robbie Burns Night. (Patrick Davies photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
The pipers enjoy their payment at the end of Robbie Burns Night at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 after the most recent celebration of the famed Scottish bard in Williams Lake. The annual event will be revived, after COVID-19 led to a pause in the long-honoured tradition. (Patrick Davies photo- Williams Lake Tribune)
It was a dog-gone good start to the new year for Kw’us the canine, she got out on the Bull Mountain cross country ski trails on the first weekend of 2022, one of her favourite places to go. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake’s cross country ski trails a dog’s favourite

A great start to 2022 for four-legged fur-bearer

It was a dog-gone good start to the new year for Kw’us the canine, she got out on the Bull Mountain cross country ski trails on the first weekend of 2022, one of her favourite places to go. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Miners clearing bedrock in Stout’s Gulch near Barkerville, B.C. in 1870. (B.C. Archives Collection photo)

HAPHAZARD HISTORY: The story of Ned Stout

Bavaria to B.C., a miner’s life of adventure

Miners clearing bedrock in Stout’s Gulch near Barkerville, B.C. in 1870. (B.C. Archives Collection photo)
Casey Bennet points out one of his favourite shots in the latest exhibit at the Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin photography exhibit in Williams Lake

Satisfying the craving for nostalgia and all things retro, exhibit celebrates the photographers and phases of the lakecity

Casey Bennet points out one of his favourite shots in the latest exhibit at the Museum of the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The cast of a new reality show Lost Car Rescue on History, premiering on Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. will feature local pilot Jessica James (front right). (Jeff Topham photo)

Chilcotin pilot flying high on History channel

Jessica James is from Nimpo Lake

The cast of a new reality show Lost Car Rescue on History, premiering on Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. will feature local pilot Jessica James (front right). (Jeff Topham photo)
Raj Lalli, physiotherapist in Williams Lake (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: From an orphan to a physiotherapist in Williams Lake

Sports helped provide an outlet and a foundation for her future

Raj Lalli, physiotherapist in Williams Lake (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Re/Max Williams Lake Realty staff gathered around their office Christmas tree Friday and the mountain of coats and other winter clothing they collected for those in need. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Re/Max Williams Lake Realty had great success with this year’s Cozy Coats campaign

Business collects donations of warm clothing and coats for those in need

Re/Max Williams Lake Realty staff gathered around their office Christmas tree Friday and the mountain of coats and other winter clothing they collected for those in need. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jackie Black was reunited with her owners after having escaped during evacuation for the 2017 wildfires. (Photo Submitted)

Williams Lake family reunited with their cat in time for Christmas

The owner never gave up searching for her online after cat escaped during wildfire evacuation

Jackie Black was reunited with her owners after having escaped during evacuation for the 2017 wildfires. (Photo Submitted)
Reindeer were bounding across the ice during the Winter Showcase on Dec. 17. (Ruth Lloyd photos - Williams Lake Tribune)

GALLERY: Williams Lake Skating Club looks sharp for their Winter Showcase event

Skaters of all ages put their best blade forward for the holiday extravaganza

Reindeer were bounding across the ice during the Winter Showcase on Dec. 17. (Ruth Lloyd photos - Williams Lake Tribune)
Turf is already in the Millet Agriplex and ready for the indoor soccer season. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Indoor Turf facility for Williams Lake area will be revisited in new year

Feasibility work to continue as committees get back up and running

Turf is already in the Millet Agriplex and ready for the indoor soccer season. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Ken Sheen mans his booth where he sold his wood carvings during the 2021 Medieval Market in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Ken Sheen keeps calm and carries on despite setbacks

Cariboo woodcarver Ken Sheen was surrounded by a holiday wonderland of Santa’s,…

Ken Sheen mans his booth where he sold his wood carvings during the 2021 Medieval Market in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tina Derksen hands over two dinners to Brian LaPointe during the Christmas Dinner Out the Door event on Dec. 11. The dinner was organized by the Seniors’ Activity Centre and the Old Age Pensioners Organization and cooked by Alison Sutherland-Mann. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Seniors’ Centre serves up some holiday spirit

Drive through or delivery, volunteers were serving up holiday spirit

Tina Derksen hands over two dinners to Brian LaPointe during the Christmas Dinner Out the Door event on Dec. 11. The dinner was organized by the Seniors’ Activity Centre and the Old Age Pensioners Organization and cooked by Alison Sutherland-Mann. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
(Advocate file photo).

Williams Lake service providers give gift of warmth to those in need

Community Mental Health Advisory Committee aims to provide some comfort to community

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Frosty the Snowman (left), Alecia Harms, and Lucy Radolla were creating a melting snowman during the Winterfest event. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Frosty the Snowman kicks off festive season at Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex

On Sunday, Dec. 19 will be a free Everyone Welcome Skate from 7:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Frosty the Snowman (left), Alecia Harms, and Lucy Radolla were creating a melting snowman during the Winterfest event. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Will Gauley, 12, was climbing at the bouldering club on Thursday, Dec. 2. With the help of Ekai Jorgenson, the Williams Lake Climbing Association president, the young climber was setting a new route. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CLIMB ON: Williams Lake Climbing Association members get back on the wall

Climbing nights are back Tuesdays and Thursdays in LCSS

Will Gauley, 12, was climbing at the bouldering club on Thursday, Dec. 2. With the help of Ekai Jorgenson, the Williams Lake Climbing Association president, the young climber was setting a new route. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)