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Jacinta D’Andrea lines up for a throw on the first hole of the Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course on Oct. 13. D’Andrea was enjoying a round with her son and a few friends at the opening of the new course. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake)

Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course now open in downtown Williams Lake

New course is the fourth in the area, offering an accessible recreation opportunity for all ages

Jacinta D’Andrea lines up for a throw on the first hole of the Boitanio Park Disc Golf Course on Oct. 13. D’Andrea was enjoying a round with her son and a few friends at the opening of the new course. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake)
Artists Don Gesinger, left, and Pharis Romero stand next to the collaborative work which formed the basis for their show Architectural Beadwork and Paperwork which is on display now until Oct. 22 at Alexander Clothing. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Architectural beadwork and paperwork art show in Williams Lake

Show on display at Alexander Clothing on Sutton Road until Oct. 22

Artists Don Gesinger, left, and Pharis Romero stand next to the collaborative work which formed the basis for their show Architectural Beadwork and Paperwork which is on display now until Oct. 22 at Alexander Clothing. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A free workshop on Oct. 20 will offer community members a chance to learn from leading psychologists in supporting youth and reducing risk factors for problem behaviour. (Image provided by Communities that Care)

It takes a village… free Cariboo workshop aims to build relationships

Community-wide professional development session in support of youth and families

A free workshop on Oct. 20 will offer community members a chance to learn from leading psychologists in supporting youth and reducing risk factors for problem behaviour. (Image provided by Communities that Care)
Dena Baumann, from left, Pharis Romero, Cole Patenaude, Shannon O’Donovan and Tanja Iwan, were in front of an audience for the first Audio Affairs session by the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake on Oct. 6. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Dena Baumann, from left, Pharis Romero, Cole Patenaude, Shannon O’Donovan and Tanja Iwan, were in front of an audience for the first Audio Affairs session by the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake on Oct. 6. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Brothers Haiden Sanders, from left, Ethan Starchief and Braxton Meechance all hold up their team vests. Haiden races and helps handle while the other two help handle and care for the horses. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Teenage bareback riders doing it for the fun, at demonstration races in Williams Lake

Bareback horse racing comes to Williams Lake as part of Truth and Reconciliation events Sept. 30

Brothers Haiden Sanders, from left, Ethan Starchief and Braxton Meechance all hold up their team vests. Haiden races and helps handle while the other two help handle and care for the horses. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
(Woodland Jewellers Ltd. photo)

Woodland Jewellers in Williams Lake annual fundraising raffle

Since 2009 this family business has helped raise funds towards equipment at CMH

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Witches paddles on Williams Lake on Oct. 2, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)

Armada of witches and warlocks assembles on Williams Lake

An event attracted a large coven of witches and a few warlocks to enjoy an autumn paddle

Witches paddles on Williams Lake on Oct. 2, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
Students learn where the tools go and how to hold them before beginning the process of stripping bikes at Cataline Elementary on Oct. 3, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

From “feral” to Forbes, Williams Lake’s bike recycling champion

Program works to educate, mobilize and inspire

Students learn where the tools go and how to hold them before beginning the process of stripping bikes at Cataline Elementary on Oct. 3, 2022. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Local elections are still visible around town as voting days begin, but less than might be expected due to a number going missing. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Rash of election signs disappearing in Williams Lake as voting days begin

Some candidates have high numbers of signs disappearing from lawns and placements

Local elections are still visible around town as voting days begin, but less than might be expected due to a number going missing. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Denise Deschene was helping with the Bike Recycling program run by the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society. She and Mary Forbes were helping engage Cataline Elementary School students to strip bikes of parts so they could be reused or recycled. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Toronto transplant fell in love with Williams Lake

Denise Deschene did not plan to stay in the Cariboo, but now she’s all-in

Denise Deschene was helping with the Bike Recycling program run by the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society. She and Mary Forbes were helping engage Cataline Elementary School students to strip bikes of parts so they could be reused or recycled. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)

Meant to bee? A Cariboo landowner finds honey bee colony on property

Tara Larocque found a wild honey bee colony in a dead snag on her property, or did they find her?

Beekeeper John Hoyrup placed sections of a dead snag where honey bees had been living on top of bee boxes in order to rehome the bees whose snag was cut down. (Tara Larocque photo)
Sheldon Koechl, from left, Dawn Unruh, Kaylee Brown-Lauten, and Kevin Unruh were CCSAR members volunteering at the Williams Lake Dirt Riders Association’s Future West Moto Series. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Central Cariboo Search and Rescue to drivers: Slow down, stay away, sober, focused

Volunteers hoping for a breather before winter brings more motor vehicle incidents

Sheldon Koechl, from left, Dawn Unruh, Kaylee Brown-Lauten, and Kevin Unruh were CCSAR members volunteering at the Williams Lake Dirt Riders Association’s Future West Moto Series. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Darren Stanislaus from the Cariboo Fire Centre walks next to the burn just after ignition on Sept. 22, 2022.. Stanislaus is a fire keeper from Esk’et and has been working with BC Wildfire to bring cultural burning back to the land. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Bond Lake prescribed burn near Williams Lake

Putting fire back on the land to help with forest health

Darren Stanislaus from the Cariboo Fire Centre walks next to the burn just after ignition on Sept. 22, 2022.. Stanislaus is a fire keeper from Esk’et and has been working with BC Wildfire to bring cultural burning back to the land. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Chris Hartmann of INdesign Disc Golf shows the difference between some of the discs for those who get into the sport and purchase a set of discs. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Disc golf course set to open in Boitanio Park

Growing sport makes its downtown Williams Lake debut in October

Chris Hartmann of INdesign Disc Golf shows the difference between some of the discs for those who get into the sport and purchase a set of discs. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Grant Gustafson knew he wanted to teach and work in education from a young age. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Supporting healing in Cariboo-Chilcotin schools

Grant Gustafson is the district principal for Indigenous education

Grant Gustafson knew he wanted to teach and work in education from a young age. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A Witches paddle on Port Townsend Bay. This year there will be a paddle on Williams Lake. (Nicholas Johnson/Peninsula Daily News)

UPDATE: Witches Paddle on Williams Lake

Witches trade in their broomsticks for paddles in Williams Lake Oct. 2

A Witches paddle on Port Townsend Bay. This year there will be a paddle on Williams Lake. (Nicholas Johnson/Peninsula Daily News)
The sign at the top of the road leading down into the Williams Lake River Valley saying the area is closed to the public is still in effect due to ongoing construction traffic. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Access to Williams Lake River Valley still restricted due to ongoing construction

Reopening of river valley to public hoped for in spring/summer 2023

The sign at the top of the road leading down into the Williams Lake River Valley saying the area is closed to the public is still in effect due to ongoing construction traffic. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Shelley Walker, from left, Deanna Saunders, Kate Macalister participated in the Soul 2 Sole run event at McLeese Lake on Sept. 17, 2022. (Jesse Banyard photo)

Soul 2 Sole trail event at McLeese Lake shows off Cariboo views

Event saw 93 participants make tracks on McLeese Lake trails

Shelley Walker, from left, Deanna Saunders, Kate Macalister participated in the Soul 2 Sole run event at McLeese Lake on Sept. 17, 2022. (Jesse Banyard photo)
The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)

CASUAL COUNTRY 2022: In search of gravel as gold in Cariboo-Chilcotin

Gravel bikes and gear ratios were key to short bike tour survival

The author rides along a seasonal 4x4 track above the Chilcotin River. (Steffi Fischer photo)
The set up at Spirit Square just a the Battle of the Brushed was about to get underway to makr the opening of 2022 Downtown Williams Lake Art Walk. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Jorgensen reigns supreme in Battle of the Brushes to kick off Downtown Williams Lake Art Walk

Six artists had just one hour to create an artwork on the theme of “Partnerships”

The set up at Spirit Square just a the Battle of the Brushed was about to get underway to makr the opening of 2022 Downtown Williams Lake Art Walk. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)