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One residence in a multiplex in Williams Lake was gutted by fire in the early morning of Dec. 13. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Home in Williams Lake gutted by early morning fire

A home on Toop Road appears to have been gutted by a fire early in the morning on Dec. 13

One residence in a multiplex in Williams Lake was gutted by fire in the early morning of Dec. 13. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Salmon Arm player tries to get a shot on the Timberwolves' net during Saturday, Dec. 10 tournament play. The Timberwolves were holding their own in the game, and had so far won one and tied one in the tournament. (Ruth Lloyd photo Williams Lake Tribune)
A Salmon Arm player tries to get a shot on the Timberwolves' net during Saturday, Dec. 10 tournament play. The Timberwolves were holding their own in the game, and had so far won one and tied one in the tournament. (Ruth Lloyd photo Williams Lake Tribune)
Some brass players perform in the final concert of the year in the spring of 2022 at LCSS - WL campus, Treena Phillips, from left, Jayvas Char and Ethan McDonald. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Three Williams Lake band performances for the holidays this week

Dec. 14, Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 offer music lovers have a chance to get into the holiday spirit

Some brass players perform in the final concert of the year in the spring of 2022 at LCSS - WL campus, Treena Phillips, from left, Jayvas Char and Ethan McDonald. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A map of the key points for cross-country skiers and snowshoers to familiarize themselves with some of the new entry points and traffic flow changes at Bull Mountain. (Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club image)

Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club to open Dec. 10

Ski trails set to open tomorrow for an early start thanks to the weather

A map of the key points for cross-country skiers and snowshoers to familiarize themselves with some of the new entry points and traffic flow changes at Bull Mountain. (Williams Lake Cross Country Ski Club image)
Williams Lake Skating Club members Alyna Obexer, back row, from left, Kaelin Mackinnon, Emma Penner, Reagan West, Aubreigh Gentles, and Julia Bowman. Emiko Li, front row from left, Baylee Croswell, Taylor Mulvahill, Braidey Hinsche, Sunet Engelbrecht, and Chloe Frizzi. Missing from picture are Raya Kalin, and Camdyn Cochran. (Photo courtesy of Joanne Macnair)

Williams Lake Skating Club returns from Okanagan carrying medals and more

Figure skaters do well at Okanagan competition and prepare for winter showcase

Williams Lake Skating Club members Alyna Obexer, back row, from left, Kaelin Mackinnon, Emma Penner, Reagan West, Aubreigh Gentles, and Julia Bowman. Emiko Li, front row from left, Baylee Croswell, Taylor Mulvahill, Braidey Hinsche, Sunet Engelbrecht, and Chloe Frizzi. Missing from picture are Raya Kalin, and Camdyn Cochran. (Photo courtesy of Joanne Macnair)
Cecil Grinder stands behind the bench as head coach at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex during a a previous Cariboo Canucks First Nations Hockey Tournament in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo)

Cariboo Canucks hockey tournament back on home ice Dec. 16-18

Williams Lake hockey fans will be able to enjoy the First Nations hockey tournament once again

Cecil Grinder stands behind the bench as head coach at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex during a a previous Cariboo Canucks First Nations Hockey Tournament in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo)
Brayden Methot in the drivers position of his specially-adapted van, which he can drive from his power chair using hand controls, despite a C4 spinal cord injury. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Williams Lake man driving first-of-its-kind adaptive van in Canada

Brayden Methot excited to enter back into the work force as he paves history

Brayden Methot in the drivers position of his specially-adapted van, which he can drive from his power chair using hand controls, despite a C4 spinal cord injury. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
Protesters were lining the street in front of the Williams Lake Courthouse on Dec. 8, 2022, protesting the treatment of survivors of sexual violence. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Teens demand more support for survivors of sexual violence at Williams Lake protest

Students are protesting outside the Williams Lake Courthouse

Protesters were lining the street in front of the Williams Lake Courthouse on Dec. 8, 2022, protesting the treatment of survivors of sexual violence. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Munraj Hothi is keeping Williams Lake's independent theatre and his family's business rolling as he enjoys a return to small town life. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Independent theatre a family tradition in Williams Lake

Munraj Hothi returned to his hometown to be closer to family and to keep a family business local

Munraj Hothi is keeping Williams Lake's independent theatre and his family's business rolling as he enjoys a return to small town life. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)

Esk’etemc actor living his dream working in film and television

William Belleau is taking it all in as he continues to land roles in big projects

Anthony Hopkins, left, worked on a scene which included William Belleau, during filming of Killers of the Flower Moon in Vernon, B.C. The young actor has another project, The English, now streaming on Prime. (Photo submitted)
Loren Sherlock and Chris Hicks sit together for some food and a break, recalling childhood memories from growing up in the same small town on Vancouver Island while at the Medieval Market in Williams Lake on Nov. 19, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo’s Medieval Market leads to pleasant reunion

The magic of the market is how it brings so many people together for art, entertainment and community

Loren Sherlock and Chris Hicks sit together for some food and a break, recalling childhood memories from growing up in the same small town on Vancouver Island while at the Medieval Market in Williams Lake on Nov. 19, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Emergency crews attend a single vehicle collision on Highway 97 below Signal Point Dec. 4. (Ruth Lloyd photo)
Emergency crews attend a single vehicle collision on Highway 97 below Signal Point Dec. 4. (Ruth Lloyd photo)
Driving into the remote Xeni Gwet’in community in Nemiah Valley, the views include fencelines, forests and mountains on the horizon. (Jimmy Lulua photo)

Power, water finally reaches all homes of Xeni Gwe’tin First Nation in Chilcotin

For many, power and water were luxuries they had never had in their homes

Driving into the remote Xeni Gwet’in community in Nemiah Valley, the views include fencelines, forests and mountains on the horizon. (Jimmy Lulua photo)
Participants in the Little Chiefs Preschool program were out enjoying some sunshine and the views from the new section of boardwalk along the Willow Trail on Scout Island. The boardwalk provides a new viewing platform overlooking the inner bay along the Scout Island Causeway. (Scout Island photo)

Section of Willow Trail boardwalk replacement has been completed

New section is wheelchair-ready but not accessible at this point

Participants in the Little Chiefs Preschool program were out enjoying some sunshine and the views from the new section of boardwalk along the Willow Trail on Scout Island. The boardwalk provides a new viewing platform overlooking the inner bay along the Scout Island Causeway. (Scout Island photo)
Sierra William displays some of the sashes she won during her participation in the Miss Canada Globe Petite pageant in November of 2022. (Shannon Stump photo)

Xeni Gwet’in woman brings home confidence from Toronto pageant

Sierra William said she gained experience, sisters and self-confidence during two-week competition

Sierra William displays some of the sashes she won during her participation in the Miss Canada Globe Petite pageant in November of 2022. (Shannon Stump photo)
Jordan Williams laid in a hospital bed on life support for many days before his family made the difficult decision to remove the tubes keeping him alive after using drugs reportedly containing fentanyl. (Photo courtesy of Stormy Narcisse)

Family shares grief after man, 30, dies from toxic drug poisoning on Williams Lake streets

‘Something needs to be done’ -mother of man, who died this month after using toxic drugs

Jordan Williams laid in a hospital bed on life support for many days before his family made the difficult decision to remove the tubes keeping him alive after using drugs reportedly containing fentanyl. (Photo courtesy of Stormy Narcisse)
Williams Lake Studio Theatre actors rehearse Age of Arousal this month, and is casting for a May production in early December. (WLSTS photo)

Williams Lake Studio Theatre Society puts out call for auditions for May production

Wait Until Dark will need eight actors to fill roles of six men, one woman, one youth

Williams Lake Studio Theatre actors rehearse Age of Arousal this month, and is casting for a May production in early December. (WLSTS photo)
Willie and Audrey Dye at their Simply Dyevine Fudge booth at the Medieval Market in Williams Lake on Nov. 19, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Annual holiday market in Williams Lake a decades-long tradition

Medieval Market in Williams Lake is a longstanding traditional beloved by Cariboo locals and vendors

Willie and Audrey Dye at their Simply Dyevine Fudge booth at the Medieval Market in Williams Lake on Nov. 19, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Amandah Cullum, program coordinator for the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society is excited to show off some of the many pairs of skates the organization has had donated and is offering to families and those in need of a pair of skates. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society Skates for All program sees continued success

People in need of skates can get a pair thanks to the donation of hundreds of used pairs from the community

Amandah Cullum, program coordinator for the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society is excited to show off some of the many pairs of skates the organization has had donated and is offering to families and those in need of a pair of skates. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Gord Chipman is taking on an ambitious new role, but has spent a lifetime immersed in the forests of the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Gord Chipman has deep roots in Cariboo forestry

The professional forester continues to grow as he steps into new role

Gord Chipman is taking on an ambitious new role, but has spent a lifetime immersed in the forests of the Cariboo-Chilcotin. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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